There was a chill in the air as 2018 nervously tapped one leg than the other. Every other year had to wait outside and 2018 was sure it was planned to be made to wait until the Boss came in. The Boss came in out of breath and stood behind the desk, red-faced and staring … Continue reading In The Trenches With Diabetes Dad:2018, The Year People Died Because of PURE Greed
I am a type 2 diabetic. My meds are Jardiance, metformin, and Victoza. My breakfast is two pieces of whole wheat toast with sugar-reduced jam, and oatmeal with brown sugar. I think the brown sugar makes my blood sugar spike (I use the Freestyle Libre to monitor sugar levels, and after breakfast, it goes from … Continue reading AskNadia: Brown Sugar Substitute for Diabetes?
If you frequent my site, then health is on the top of your list. Like me, you could be looking for inspiration or tips on how to manage your blood sugars, lose weight, fit exercise in or reach your A1c target. Every year I ask myself, how can I become the person I want to … Continue reading Diabetes Health Type 1 & Type 2: Are You in?
Tony New was an eight-time country western dance champion before he lost his day job in 2012, starting a downward spiral that ultimately cost him the thing he loves most. “Losing the job meant less money, which meant fewer competitions, which meant less incentive to keep practicing, which meant increasing weight gain,” says the 52-year-old … Continue reading Diabetes Health Type 2: Diabetes Diagnosis Forces Dance Champion to Focus on Health
Hi Nadia, I have had Type 2 diabetes for ten years and I control it with diet and exercise. My fasting sugar levels are always high. My sugar level will not go down. What do I need to do to bring my fasting blood sugar level down? Thank you, Jack Dear Jack: I am assuming … Continue reading AskNadia: Fasting High Blood Sugars & The Dawn Phenomenon
My eyes went directly to the advertisement, featuring a free gourmet meal and a promise to attendees to “discover the hidden secrets about how to potentially reverse your Type 2 diabetes.” This was the most exciting thing I’d come across in some time and it was happening at a location near me. Was this the … Continue reading My Lucky Day: An Offer to Reverse Type 2 Diabetes
Dear Nadia, Is the new inhalable insulin for people with type1 or type 2 diabetes? Susan Kenosha WI Dear Susan, The new Afrezza insulin is for people living with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. It’s a powdered insulin that penetrates the deep lung tissue. Physicians recommend that you take this rapid acting insulin before … Continue reading AskNadia: Inhalable Insulin
Dear Nadia: I have had type-2 diabetes for more than ten years. I was first enthusiastic about lancing to see my blood sugar levels, but this dropped off. My doctor checked blood fasting levels about every three months. Then, she retired. My new doctor is a proponent of A1C testing over lancing. I recently … Continue reading AskNadia: Is The FreeStyle Libre CGM Sensor As Accurate as Finger Pricking Blood Glucose Monitors?
Dear Nadia, I would like to know, if I normally use Levemir pen insulin, and I run out before my health insurance kicks in, can I use Lantus insulin until I can get coverage for my Levemir ? Rita U Dear Rita, Levemir and Lantus are similar insulins. Our advisory board member Jane Jeffrie Seley, … Continue reading AskNadia: Substituting Lantus Insulin for Levemir Insulin
According to a new study, people with type 2 diabetes who stay up late and delay breakfast in the morning have higher body mass. The study involved 210 non-shift workers in Thailand, all of whom had type 2 diabetes. The average BMI among participants was 28.4, which falls in the category of overweight. Participants received … Continue reading BMI Linked to Meal Timing in People with Diabetes