Reality star and singer Traci Braxton discusses her 64-pound weight loss today on “NewsOne Now” with Roland Martin. She credits her fit figure to working out three times a week. As a diabetic, she focused on maintaining a healthy diet. Losing weight isn’t easy, of course, but a good look in the mirror was all it took […]

Have a question for the doctor? Text it to 646464 (OHOHOH). Diet and exercise are just not enough to get some severely overweight people down…

Richmond Public Schools “Back to School Hotline” through September 5, 7:30am-4:30pm, 804-319-3123. Future Events: Walk To Cure Diabetes, Sunday, September 16, registration 12:30pm, 5K Walk 2pm, Byrd Park – Dogwood Dell Circle, 600 South Boulevard, 804-254-8014, www2.jdrf.org.  American Cancer Society “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K Walk”, Sunday, October 21, 12:30pm, Kanawha Plaza, 9th & Canal […]

Chaka Khan said her recent weight loss which has resulted in her losing 60 pounds was due to her discovering she suffers from diabetes. Khan, 59, was diagnosed with the blood sugar condition last year. She said the condition, and winning custody of her young granddaughter, were just the kick starts she needed to begin […]

In a cover story for Prevention magazine, singer Janet Jackson discusses why so many people relate to her as a weight loss role model and reveals that her past weight gains brought her to the brink of becoming diabetic. “I think people really connect with the idea of someone who’s gained and lost weight in […]

Having quite a bit of fun on the Tom Joyner Morning Show today, ‘American Idol’ judge Randy Jackson is very much so a diabetic and he offers his advice to let everyone know that you can manage your diabetes. Listen to the complete interview from earlier today. Check out his new website takingdiabetestoheart.com to learn […]

Tuesday, March 27th is American Diabetes Association Alert Day and the public is urged to take the all-new Diabetes Risk Test and to share it with everyone they care about to find out if they are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. Visit the American Diabetes Association Facebook Page, www.stopdiabetes.com or call 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383) […]

People with diabetes may have better blood sugar control during workouts if they lift weights before doing cardio exercise, according to a new study by Canadian researchers. “It’s important to define the best way for people with type 1 diabetes to exercise so that blood sugar doesn’t drop too low, yet they can still reap […]

A month after being widely criticized for revealing she has diabetes and a lucrative endorsement deal for a drug to treat her condition, celebrity chef Paula Deen says she’s ready to show a lighter side to her famously fatty Southern-style cooking. Deen has even lost quite a bit of weight since her diabetes announcement. “I’ve […]

TV Chef Paula Deen, known as ‘the Queen of Southern cuisine’, came forward after rumours began circulating that she had the disease but was attempting to hide it from fans. She said in a statement: ‘I was determined to share my positive approach and not let diabetes stand in the way of enjoying my life.’ […]

  Diabetes goes undiagnosed because of the seemingly harmless symptoms. What is diabetes? It is a common condition that affects all people from around the world. It prevents the body from making enough insulin to use it properly. Insulin is very important because it is a hormone we need to change our food into enery. If […]

Suffering from type 2 diabetes or worried that you might be at risk? The results of a new study show that dodging this all too common disease could be as easy as changing what goes on your plate. African-Americans who follow a vegetarian diet and exercise at least three times a week see significantly reduced […]