Just a few months ago, Wayne Aguren joked that he couldn’t run a half-marathon “if my life depended on it.” But the 74-year-old Oak Lawn resident who trains with morning jogs on the Katy Trail recently decided to “take the plunge” when he registered to run half of this Sunday’s metroPCS Dallas Marathon. He’s one of an estimated … Continue reading At 74, Dallas man gears up for half-marathon
There’s some troubling news out this week about the rates of pre-diabetes and diabetes in this country. USA Today reports: “Americans are getting fatter, and older. These converging trends are putting the USA on the path to an alarming health crisis: Nearly half of adults have either pre-diabetes or diabetes, raising their risk of heart attacks, … Continue reading Curbing the diabetes health crisis in America
When 50-year-old Michael Kelly recently ended up in a Dallas emergency room, he was told his diabetes was out of control and was now threatening his life. He already knew he was diabetic—he was actually diagnosed 10 years earlier, but he says he simply wasn’t eating right or taking care of himself and didn’t realize … Continue reading What’s the Cost of Not Incentivizing Preventative Care?
Last year, I walked in the Diabetes Health and Wellness Institute (DHWI) Healthy Harvest Walk for reasons very close to my heart. I remember my Facebook status that morning, “This morning we walked for diabetes. My mom has diabetes and my mother-in-law has diabetes. It was 39 degrees, but we walked.” The Healthy Harvest Walk … Continue reading Why I Walk for Diabetes Awareness
Diabetes is becoming a more common term because, unfortunately, it is projected that around 8.3 percent of the entire U.S. population has diabetes. Of the 8.3 percent, nearly seven million are unaware. So how can we change that? We can start with education. We sat down with Folashade Lester, M.D., a family medicine physician on the … Continue reading Diabetes Education for North Texans
“Can I take off my shoes now,” said a smiling Sherri Shepherd as she walked in the door. The silver Steve Madden heels were killing her feet after the long afternoon of appearances. The actress and co-host of ABC’s The View had just wrapped up a long signing for her new book, “Plan D How to lose weight … Continue reading Sherri Shepherd Gives Her ‘View’ on Battling Type 2 Diabetes