The Skinny on Diabetes : Risk Factors

By Rennie Aranda, Skinny Gene Registered Dietitian Growing up, I began to understand the importance of healthy eating and the effects that poor diet and limited physical activity have on the body when both parents were diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Watching them become dependent on medication to help control their blood sugar levels led […]

New Partnership Revolutionizes Prediabetes Screenings

The Skinny Gene Project has partnered with Freedom Meditech, a medical device company, to provide a revolutionary new kind of prediabetes healthcare screening. The Clearpath DS-120 is an FDA approved device that is non-invasive and has immediate results. Compared to other diabetes screenings, the Clearpath DS-120 does not involve drawing blood, or any discomfort for […]

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 […]

Is the Obesity the Problem

We enjoy posting other people’s perspectives on obesity, prediabetes, and type 2 diabetes. We hope that by sharing these perspectives,  it will help all of us have a clearer picture of what we’re truly fighting. If you’ve watched any of the TED videos, you know that they are generally very thought provoking speeches that often […]

Understanding Diabetes

By Marlayna Bollinger, Excutive Director -A mom on a mission to prevent type 2 diabetes and staunch believer that one person can make difference.  “A little touch of sugar”, yeah right! I’m not sure how this term for diabetes ever came into existence, but I wish it would go away. The fact of the matter […]

Diabetes Prevention: 5 Tips for Taking Control

The MayoClinic posted a great article which includes 5 tips for preventing diabetes. We couldn’t have said it better 🙂 If you have additional questions about how you can prevent diabetes or would like some help making positive lifestyle changes in your life, we would like the opportunity to speak with you! To contact us, please CLICK […]

Power of 10

  Quick!  What’s your first reaction to these 3 words…Just 10 pounds? It’s interesting. These 3 words can evoke a different response from different people depending on their past experiences and how they view their future.  Discouraged: A person who has 50 or more pounds to lose might not be able to see the significance in losing […]

Getting Rid of the Jiggle Around Your Middle

By Emily Barr, MS,RD,CNSC Whether you have a little extra around the middle, a muffin top, a little baby fat, a spare tire, love handles, or a beer belly, you need to know you are at risk! Some of these terms of endearment, or some not so glamorous terms for extra weight around the waistline, […]