Type 2s Have a Hard Time Tasting Glucose

People newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes may be less responsive to the taste of glucose, according to a short report in the July 1996 issue of Diabetes Care. This could cause cravings for sweeter food and drinks, worsening hyperglycemia. Researchers at Western General Hospital in Edinburgh, Scotland tested taste thresholds for 20 newly diagnosed untreated type 2 patients, 20 matched non-diabetic control subjects, and

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Vitamin C Lowers Blood Sugar In Type 2’s

Research from Finland indicates that high doses of ascorbic acid (vitamin C) helps people with type 2 diabetes maintain glycemic control. A double blind study performed at the Malmi Municipal Hospital in Helsinki found that daily doses of 2,000 mg of absorbic acid improved both fasting blood glucose and HbA1c readings in patients with type 2 diabetes. (Ann Nutr Metab 1995:39(4):217-23)

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Type 2 Diabetes Continues To Plague Indian Reservations, New Hopes Are Scarce

Nobody has a greater battle to fight with diabetes than Native Americans. Even with combined government, tribal, and private industry effort, type 2 diabetes on Indian reservations is nothing less than an epidemic. Statistics from National Institutes of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Disorders from October 1995 show that up to 50 percent of Native Americans have diabetes, compared to 6.2 percent of White Americans, a

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Type 2s Stomachs Empty Too Quickly

One reason people with type 2 diabetes have difficulty controlling their blood glucose levels may be because their stomachs empty too fast. Research appearing in the May 1996 Diabetes Care found after a high carbohydrate meal the stomachs of people with type 2 diabetes empty faster than those of people without diabetes. Researchers at the University of Texas Health Science Center studied the stomach emptying

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