In June, I was physically unhealthy, taking medication for diabetes, and I was selected to run a large urban school district — perhaps one of the more stressful jobs there is. Read More
Few jobs are more sedentary than being a Muni bus driver, a position that requires workers to sit for long hours with little physical movement. With precious few opportunities for exercise, maintaining a healthy diet should be essential for the operators.
But finding nutritious food sources at driver’s workplaces is usually a fruitless task — pun intended.
Federal health regulators have approved Amylin Pharmaceutical's long-delayed diabetes drug Bydureon, a next-generation treatment that requires fewer injections than the company's current offering, Byetta. Read More
Some of you may have heard us say once (or 20 times) that it’s as vital to walk every day as it is to sleep every night. You wouldn’t skip your ZZZs; don’t skip your strides. Yep, walking is that critical to your health and well-being. Read More
A same-gender ballroom world champ, Emily Coles, 37, hosted the inaugural Dance Out Diabetes Dance-A-Thon on Friday at the Russian Center. The event helped educate and raise funds leading up to World Diabetes Day, which is today. For more info, visit www.danceoutdiabetes.org. Read More
A diabetic cashier was wrongly fired from her job at a South San Francisco Walgreens store after grabbing a bag of chips to stave off a hypoglycemic attack, federal authorities have alleged.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission sued Walgreen Co. in federal court in San Francisco on Thursday, accusing the company of violating Josefina Hernandez’s civil rights under the Americans With Disabilities Act. Read More
This summer’s top horror story doesn’t feature Lord Voldemort, your tan line or watching the Houston Astros.
The villains: metabolic syndrome and prediabetes, two scary blood sugar problems rising faster than gas prices.
Don’t brush them off as “not my problem,” and don’t skip this column because it feels like a downer. There’s a feel-good twist at the end that could save your life. Read More
As the daily noon bell rings at Ohlone Elementary School in Palo Alto, most children think of one thing — recess.But for 10-year-old Taylor DeGroff, it is another reminder that she is a little different than the rest of her classmates.“I’m really used to it by now,” she said, recalling the daily routine of waiting for the school nurse to check her blood sugar level and administer an insulin shot before playing with her peers. Read More
On April Fools’ Day 2009, it was not a joke — fortunately just a scare — when Tony Nguyen felt as though he was suffering a heart attack.
The following day, the 5-foot-5, 223-pound Type 2 diabetic and his chiweenie (Chihuahua-dachshund mix) sidekick, Chewbacca, got off the couch for a walk around the block of Nguyen’s home in San Francisco’s Outer Richmond district. Read More
Dialysis centers in The City increasingly exceed capacity, requiring some patients to be hospitalized for days or weeks — often on the public dime — while they wait for a spot at an outpatient clinic to receive the life-saving treatment. Read More