About Tom Crocker

I was diagnosed with diabetes in 2006, a few months before my 50th birthday. I found out the hard way. I had lost a good 25 pounds and felt like I had the flu for weeks. I never stopped being thirsty. By the time I got to the doctor, my blood sugar was over 500. Since then I've found diabetes isn’t something you can do with a simple formula or recipe. It’s work. It’s also an opportunity to change, get stronger and live a more focused, exciting life.

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Flax Seed Improves Blood Sugar and A1c

World Health Organization researchers published a small sample study on flax seed as a dietary supplement for diabetes. Participants ate a tablespoon of ground flax seed every day for a month. There was a significant drop in fasting blood sugars, triglycerides, and cholesterol, as well as a drop in their A1c. Researcher’s noted that if your […]

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Fats Increase Diabetes Risk

Researchers in Sweden have reported the results of their study of fats.  They fed normal mice food that was high in fat from their “middle age” at eight months through the “senior age” of two years. The mice became overweight, developed high blood sugar levels, and a decrease in insulin release. All three are expected […]

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The Keys to New Habits – 1

[iframe class=”alignleft” src=”http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=diabetesalive-20&o=1&p=8&l=as1&asins=1400069289&ref=tf_til&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr” style=”width:120px;height:240px;” scrolling=”no” marginwidth=”0″ marginheight=”0″ frameborder=”0″>] So, you’re sick and tired of literally feeling sick and tired. You want to feel better and get your life moving in the right direction, so where do you start? How do you get a new habit going and not just have another “New Year’s Resolution” experience? Is […]

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Knowing Your ABC’s

I just got back from my favorite Endocrinologist. It was my first visit since my thyroidectomy in January. I got 2 pieces of great news, my thyroid levels are in the right range and my A1c is 6.0%. While waiting for my good news, I was flipping through an updated CalorieKing Counter and was reminded […]

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It’s People That Make the Difference

In the past few weeks, the results of several studies have come out with very interesting results. All of them have been concerned with helping those of us with diabetes do a better job of managing our lives using different methods of training, support and tracking. The results varied remarkably, but one point seems clear […]

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Eat Fruit, Lose Weight and Inches

[iframe class=”alignleft” src=”http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=diabetesalive-20&o=1&p=8&l=as1&asins=B008NSULYQ&ref=tf_til&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr” style=”width:120px;height:240px;” scrolling=”no” marginwidth=”0″ marginheight=”0″ frameborder=”0″] Nutrition Journal has published a study of fruit in the diet of Type 2 diabetics. Researchers found that after 12 weeks, participants of both study groups lost weight and inches around their waists with those eating the most fruit losing the most. The goal of the study however was to decide […]

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Holiday Eating

It’s the Saturday after Thanksgiving, my seventh since being diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. Another year to remember the (not so) good old days when I could eat anything and everything without thinking about it and really not caring. How’d you do? Did you stick to your plan? Did you have a plan? Did you […]

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American Diabetes Month

The American Diabetes Association wants to remind everyone that November is American Diabetes Month. They want to raise diabetes awareness and state that American Diabetes Month plays an important part in the effort. They want to focus the nation’s attention on the issues surrounding diabetes and to all the people who are impacted by it. […]

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Grant Research Starting

We are now in the preliminary stages of grant research. We are interested in helping children and young adults live strong healthy lives, starting now. If you know of other like minded professionals or programs, or you’re looking for help for your children, students or their families, please contact us at life@diabetesalive.com.

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