Fighting Diabetes- A Family Journey

By Eileen Ferrer, Skinny Gene Nutritionist There may be at least one person you know with diabetes.  I know a few.  But it really hits close to home when it is a family member who has it or some form of it. Honestly, a few years ago I was not concerned with diabetes, nor concerned […]

Diabetes Awareness Month: Annual Cost of Diabetes Rises to $245 Billion

The American Diabetes Association released new research that the  annual cost of diagnosed diabetes has risen 41% since 2007 and now costs an estimated $245 billion. When we are talking billions, a 41% increase in 5 years is a lot!  As you’ll see in the article linked below, the experts explain that one of the […]

Diabetes Awareness Month Tidbits

November is Diabetes Awareness Month!  It’s our chance to raise awareness about the importance of living a healthy lifestyle to prevent the development of type 2 diabetes. All month long, we will be debunking myths and sharing a few of our favorite tidbits on our blog, Facebook, and Twitter. We will be adding more tidbits […]

Diabetes Awareness Month: Who’s Making A Difference

November is Diabetes Awareness Month, but there are several companies (other than Skinny Gene Project) that work  hard to create awareness about diabetes all year round.  This year, we would like to recognize an organization that embodies hope and shares our aspiration to change how people see diabetes.  Today, on their 1 year birthday, we want to […]

15 Myths about Type 2 Diabetes

This November, during National Diabetes Awareness Month, we want to do a little MYTH BUSTING!!  Last year (2010) we posted 6 myths about type 2 diabetes from an article in SELF/Nutrition Data. Well, it’s a new year and we ‘ve got some more myths to add to our list that need a little busting. 15 Myths about Type 2 […]

Is it on mute, or is it just not there?

By M. Bollinger I didn’t know when I lived there, but November in Chicago is unique. I’m not just talking about frigid temperatures, the “lake effect” at 7 a.m., or even the mad rush for holiday shopping on the Magnificent Mile.  What I’m referring to is a different type of “conversation”.  Something I haven’t heard […]

MYTH BUSTING:Type 2 Diabetes

This November, during National Diabetes Awareness Month, we want to do a little MYTH BUSTING!!  To start us off, we’re reposting this article from SELF/Nutrition Data. 6 Myths about Type 2 Diabetes Monday, November 8, 2010 at 9:24 AM    posted by Monica Reinagel, MS, LD/N November is Diabetes Awareness Month and with the number of […]