Tag Archives: Carbohydrates

Diabetes Health Type 2: Managing Diabetes in Austere Conditions

                  As the float plane landed on a remote lake in the Alaskan tundra, I looked forward to the week-long caribou hunt that lied ahead. Just because you have diabetes doesn’t mean that you can’t live life. Diabetics can be found in just about every sport or … Continue reading Diabetes Health Type 2: Managing Diabetes in Austere Conditions

Diabetes Health Type 2: Two Hundred Pound Loss Helps Phillip Get Off of Insulin and Metformin

How did Phillip Brenneman lose 200 pounds and get off insulin, metformin and his cholesterol and blood pressure medications? The Garrett, Ind., man says he did it literally one step at a time. And in the beginning, even that was more than he could manage. Brenneman’s first attempts at exercise took place in his chair … Continue reading Diabetes Health Type 2: Two Hundred Pound Loss Helps Phillip Get Off of Insulin and Metformin

Diabetes Health Living with Type 2: Eating Responsibly During the Holidays

With Christmas and the New Year right around the corner, there is sure to be a smorgasbord of food choices at the dinner table. There is sure to be hams, yams, fried turkey, pies, cakes, and all sorts of foods that can be harmful to a person with diabetes. While it’s true that we must … Continue reading Diabetes Health Living with Type 2: Eating Responsibly During the Holidays

Early Detection–My Husband Tries to Avoid a Type 2 Diabetes Diagnosis

I worry about my husband. He was warned that his A1C test showed his blood sugars were slightly elevated at an Endo. appointment some time ago. He has been working hard with eating low-carb and daily workouts. He has managed to lose some weight. Still we worry. I know he feels scared of an impending … Continue reading Early Detection–My Husband Tries to Avoid a Type 2 Diabetes Diagnosis

AskNadia: Are the Nitrates in My Low Carb Diet Bad

Dear Nadia, I am on a low carb diet for my diabetes. My blood sugars are good, but I worry about the nitrates in the meat? Sylvia PA Dear Sylvia, The nitrate food additive is of great concern to many people. To make this issue more complex, you should know that nitrates are not unique … Continue reading AskNadia: Are the Nitrates in My Low Carb Diet Bad

AskNadia: Type 2 Diabetes With a Lot of Urinary Tract Infections

Dear Nadia: I am a type 2 who was diagnosed 10 years ago. I have a lot of urinary tract infections and they are painful. Any advice on why this keeps happening? Margaret Dear Margaret: One of the most dramatic symptoms of diabetes is the need to urinate frequently. This is because the body is … Continue reading AskNadia: Type 2 Diabetes With a Lot of Urinary Tract Infections

Type 1 Diabetes: Exercise Often Raises Blood Glucose in Type 1 Diabetes

Regular physical activity and exercise are recommended for the general population for overall improved health. However, exercise of moderate intensity increases the risk of hypoglycemia during and following exertion in those with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM). Accordingly, exercise guidelines for T1DM focus on prevention of exercise-induced hypoglycemia. The risk of hypoglycemia may discourage some … Continue reading Type 1 Diabetes: Exercise Often Raises Blood Glucose in Type 1 Diabetes