All posts by Matt Isaacs

Diabetes Research-Should It be a Dog’s Life?

Researchers working in the Immunology Laboratory for Kidney Transplants at the University of California Davis have kept a diabetic dog off of insulin for three years. The researchers removed the beagle’s pancreas to give it diabetes, then injected it with healthy islet cells ten days later. The dog has been designated with a number rather … Continue reading Diabetes Research-Should It be a Dog’s Life?

Diet Book Bite

In the current controversy between advocates of high-carbohydrates versus those who insist upon low-carbohydrates, doctors have taken to making broad, sweeping statements concerning the human race. Each side seems to have a completely different idea of what causes disease. From Reversing Diabetes by Dr. Julien Whitaker “Most of the degenerative diseases in this country can … Continue reading Diet Book Bite

Selfcare Earns $10 Million on the Promise of Cheap, Generic Test Strips

The prospect of developing cheap generic test strips for blood glucose monitors earned Selfcare a $10 million vote of confidence this past August, when the company completed its initial public offering. Selfcare’s prospectus says the company plans to develop and market generic blood glucose strips for use in LifeScan, MediSense, Boehringer Mannheim, and Bayer biosensor … Continue reading Selfcare Earns $10 Million on the Promise of Cheap, Generic Test Strips

Diabetes Health Type 2 Diabetes: Diet Debacle – Low Carb Diet Helps

There came a point in Evelyn Narad’s life when she knew it was time to get serious about losing weight. She was 75 years old and had been diagnosed with type II diabetes 22 years ago. A broken shoulder and hand in the summer of 1995 kept her from exercising, and every inactive day she … Continue reading Diabetes Health Type 2 Diabetes: Diet Debacle – Low Carb Diet Helps

Snack Bars Keep Blood Sugars Up All Night Long

For ages, people with diabetes have made sure to eat something before bed to keep their blood sugars up during the night. The trick has been to eat just enough to sustain blood sugar while not overeating. A nutritionist may recommend a half sandwich before bed, but the patient might fix himself a sixteen-layer sandwich … Continue reading Snack Bars Keep Blood Sugars Up All Night Long

Leaping Over the Diabetes Hurdle, Athletes Maintain their Blood Sugars Under Extreme Conditions

The first recipients of the Lifescan Prize for athletic achievement were announced at the 1996 International Diabetic Athletes Association (IDAA) Conference held in Tempe, Arizona, March 31 – April 3. This year the $20,000 prize was split three ways by Pratt Rather, Klaudia Birkner and Erick Gonzalez Fritsche, each earning over $6,000 toward equipment and … Continue reading Leaping Over the Diabetes Hurdle, Athletes Maintain their Blood Sugars Under Extreme Conditions

Clear Cough Medicine Avoids Nasty Additives

Back in the early fifties, Dr. Salvatore G. Scotti, a Doctor of Chemistry, decided to create a medication without sugar, dye or alcohol. Those were the days before the word “sugar-free” had been invented. He called his first concoction “Sucro-Sine,” meaning “without sugar.” He went on to coin the phrase “sugarless” before becoming the first … Continue reading Clear Cough Medicine Avoids Nasty Additives