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?
Carbohydrates can increase blood sugar levels in people with diabetes, as well as contribute to weight gain. A recent study shows that eating two ounces of raw, dry, or roasted nuts daily as a replacement for two ounces of other carbohydrates may control blood sugar levels and cholesterol in type 2 diabetes without packing on … Continue reading Diabetes Health Type 2: A Nutty Way to Help Control Diabetes
My dad has diabetes and takes insulin. Nowadays he has hepatitis c and jaundice but I have observed hyperpigmentation on unexposed areas of skin. Especially his face. Also, His has mild itching in his arms and bleeding. Is this related to hemochromatosis? Ahmed E. Dear Ahmed: Your father is lucky to have you as his … Continue reading AskNadia: Insulin Dependent with Hepatitis C Jaundice and Hemochromatosis
I have had Type 1 diabetes for 23 years and most of the people I work with are well aware of that fact. I was working on displays at the charity shop I manage when a volunteer, who has Type 2 diabetes, yelled out “Meagan, we need sugar”! She was standing behind a customer and … Continue reading Diabetes Health Type 1: Diabetes Emergency- Party of Three
When country singer Ben Rue isn’t on the road, you can sometimes find him working with kids who have type 1 diabetes, sharing stories about overcoming the challenges that come with the disease. “Just today, I got a note from a mom of one of the kids at camp, a 10-year-old who was recently diagnosed,” … Continue reading Living With Type 1 Diabetes: Rising Country Star Inspires Kids
Dear Nadia, In the last three weeks, my blood sugars have risen to over 200. I take Metformin twice daily and watch my food intake, I have been a type 2 for 15 years, I don’t seem to be able to lose weight, and I am tired most of the time, what can I do.I … Continue reading AskNadia: Diabetes Fatigue Prevents Weight Loss
Dear Nadia, I am a type 1 of 30 years with concerns about cancer and diabetes. I started eating mustard powder on steam broccoli because it blocks cancer. Have you come across any research that contradicts this theory? Maryland Dear Maryland: Science research has proven what we eat does make a difference in our overall … Continue reading AskNadia: Type 1 Eating Broccoli With Mustard to Prevent Cancer
It’s always fun to get a different take on things. You sit for years a few rows up from first base and then one day you decide to go sit out by left field. Who knew the game could look so different? Or maybe a friend pokes you and points at a person in the … Continue reading Diabetes Health Type 2 Diabetes: How (Non-Diabetic) Others See Us
While thousands of diabetes patients make use of smartphone apps to track carbs and otherwise manage their condition, these apps may not be as reliable as they believe. A study highlights the fact that even though there are more than 165,000 apps available on the iOS and Android platforms, there are no requirements, guidelines, or … Continue reading Diabetes Mobile Apps Not as Reliable as Many Believe, Study Shows
This time of year, I always like to look back at the previous year and reflect on the people and the events that shaped me; giving thanks for what I have learned and reflecting on what I would like to improve on. Health tops my priority every year. Making sure I spend time with my … Continue reading AskNadia: My Wish for You in The New Year!