Click here to listen to today’s Diabetes Health in the News Podcast! A new study has found that restricting sugar-sweetened treat and soda purchases could improve American diets, and it is believed that these results could benefit people on government-funded food programs. Over a 12-week trial period, a food assistance program was created for … Continue reading Diabetes Health in The News: Junk Food Restrictions Could Lead to Healthier Eating
New parents might not want to rush the introduction of solid food into their baby’s diet. That’s not to say they want to put it off, either. According to the results of a study, babies who ate their first solid food either before four months or after six months of age were more likely to … Continue reading Living With Type 1 Diabetes: Timing of First Solid Food Intake Linked to T1 Risk
Dear Nadia, I’m a type 2 diabetic and have lost over 30 pounds in the last two years. I am on medication and insulin and would like to get off of them, but my A1c is at 12. I eat right and exercise (haven’t been for the last two months like I should) What am I doing … Continue reading AskNadia: How Can I Get off My Medications When My A1c is 12?
Though she still has a few months to go, Jokie Schwartz has already started planning her 90th birthday party. This year she has extra cause for celebration: Her doctor told her recently that her blood sugar is back in the normal range. “He told me I could eat more sweets than I do now,” says … Continue reading Type 2 Diabetes: 89 Proves You’re Never Too Old to Take Control
Dear Nadia, Is Tea tree oil safe for someone with diabetes to use? Could the oil help to prevent urinary tract infections when used as a cleansing solution after urinating? CB Dear CB: The most common urinary tract infections (UTI) are usually a result of e-Coli contamination. Where wiping from back to front can create … Continue reading AskNadia: Can You Douche With Tea Tree Oil For A Urinary Tract Infection?
By Brenda Neugent A new study suggests that eating enough protein is as important as limiting carbs for those with type 2 diabetes. Research has shown that insulin resistance not only impacts the body’s ability to use blood glucose; it also impacts protein metabolism. Canadian researchers recently found that those with type 2 who eat … Continue reading Diabetes Health Type 2: Low protein diet may not maintain muscles
Dear Nadia, I was diagnosed a type 2 diabetic 14 years ago this month. For the most part, my daily fasting numbers averaged 107 while taking three oral medications (2k Metformin, 3 mg Glimepiride, 50 mg Januvia). Recently (maybe three weeks) my daily average has hovered around 148. Any ideas? Nothing has changed in my … Continue reading AskNadia: Why is My Blood Sugar High When Nothing Has Changed?
Admit it, Type 1s. In weaker moments, you look down your noses at the Type 2 diabetics. You know that their disease can result from poor lifestyle choices. You know that their treatment regimen, compared with yours, is simple. And you’re really tired of folks telling you: “Oh, my grandfather had diabetes, too!” “It’s almost … Continue reading Diabetes Health Type 1: What People with Type 1 Diabetes Can Learn from Type 2s
415-pound Type 2 Diabetic Sheds Weight To Become Fitness Coach Matt Toohey had always been on the heavy side, even as a college baseball player. When injuries ended his career after just one season at Herkimer County Community College in New York, he quit working out and buried his frustrations in food. His weight ballooned … Continue reading Diabetes Health Type 2: 415-pound Type 2 Diabetic Sheds Weight To Become Fitness Coach
Dear Nadia, I’ve heard that coconut oil is good for maintaining blood sugar. Is this true, or did I misunderstand? Debbie San Diego Ca Dear Debbie: In the past, the benefits of coconut oil were considered controversial because some felt there was not enough evidence-based research to support the benefits of using it as an alternative … Continue reading AskNadia: Does Coconut Oil Help in Maintaining Good Blood Sugars?