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Parents need to help children avoid obesity

While obesity is commonly overlooked, particularly in young people, it is a very serious problem that dramatically increases an individual's risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

College athlete proves what is possible with type 1 diabetes

The work required to manage type 1 diabetes can be daunting as it is, but trying to compete against some of the world's best athletes at the same time can make things even more difficult. Yet, this is the situation facing Florida State Seminoles running back Ty Jone

Electronic health records shown to improve type 2 diabetes care

For individuals with type 2 diabetes, choosing the right doctor can make a major difference in the quality of care they receive. Since it is such an intensive condition that requires frequent visits to the doctor, diabetes demands top quality treatment from qualified professionals.

New estimate predicts rapid growth in obesity, type 2 diabetes

Unless serious efforts are made to help people live healthier lifestyles, the number of obese individuals in the U.S. is set to explode in the coming years, according to a new study from researchers at Columbia University and Oxford University

Program seeks to help people avoid type 2 diabetes

The type 2 diabetes epidemic continues to worsen, but there are things being done to address the problem. Across the country, initiatives are being launched to help people live healthier lifestyles by eating right and exercising more, both of which may reduce their diabetes risk.

Many parents don't view childhood obesity as a significant health concern

Childhood obesity is a bigger problem now than ever before. The number of young people who are now significantly overweight has never been so high.

Minor dietary changes can result in significant reductions in daily calories consumed

Gaining weight is one of the most common causes of type 2 diabetes. Despite this fact, many people find it very difficult to stick to diets. This often results in overeating and the addition of excess fat to the midsection.

Bret Michaels rocks out for type 1 diabetes

The rock and roll lifestyle is not exactly synonymous with healthy choices. However, in the case of musician and reality TV star Bret Michaels, it has to be.

Type 2 diabetes risk factors may jeopardize financial health of seniors

Once people start getting past the age of 50, retirement becomes a common concern. However, those who are ignoring risk factors for type 2 diabetes may be setting themselves up for a financial challenge that could jeopardize their retirement dreams.

Vaccines not linked to health complications like type 1 diabetes, study finds

In recent years, some evidence suggested that childhood vaccines increase a young person's risk of developing diseases like type 1 diabetes and autism. This touched off a wave of concern from parents, some of whom chose to stop getting their children inoculated against certain diseases.