AskNadia: Why High Altitudes Will Give You High Blood Sugars

Dear Nadia: Why do my BG’s run high when I hike in higher altitudes? RU Dear RU: When you exercise in elevations your body is accustomed to, chances are you have a good idea of how your blood sugar will respond. Hyperglycemia Exercising in high altitudes such as hiking generally, reduces your oxygen intake and stresses your body. Stress releases cortisol, the stress hormone, causing

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AskNadia: Why You Cannot Reverse or Cure Diabetes With a Supplement

Dear Nadia, I sell a supplement that reverses and cures diabetes. It controls high blood sugars. I think your readers will benefit from using my product. Jennifer, Dear Jennifer: There are many companies like yours who promise to cure diabetes with their product. The reality is, at this juncture in science and research; you can not cure diabetes. I find it questionable when companies or

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AskNadia: What’s The Science Behind The A1C Test

Dear Nadia, What’s the science behind  the A1C test ? My husband is a type 2 diabetic and recently received his A1C results which was 9 percent. What is considered a good A1C range? RAS Dear RAS, The A1C sometimes referred to as the Hemoglobin A1C, glycosylated hemoglobin, glycated Hemoglobin and HbA1C measures your husband’s  average glucose from 60 to 90 days. When your husband

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AskNadia: Do Statins Raise Blood Sugars or Cause Diabetes

Dear Nadia, Is there a correlation between statin medications for cholesterol and diabetes? Lynn F Berkeley Ca Dear Lynn, Statins are important medications that reduce bad cholesterol that builds up in the arteries. They work by preventing the liver from producing LDL, the bad cholesterol. These medications also stabilize the lining of the blood vessels to prevent strokes and heart attacks. Statin Studies: In 2009,

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AskNadia: What’s Your Exercise Story

Dear Nadia: I know I need to exercise because of my diabetes, but I just can’t get motivated to get going.  Any tips on how to get started? Katherine, De Moines Iowa Dear Katherine, People with and without diabetes face the same challenge, in staying motivated to exercise on a regular basis. My advice? Try to find something that fits into your everyday life. This

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AskNadia: Is Bad Breath and Dry Mouth from My Diabetes

Dear Nadia, Ever since I have had type 2 diabetes, I seem to have bad breath and a dry mouth. How do I know if this is from my diabetes? Sean Dear Sean: Bad breath and dry mouth can be related to your diabetes. Sometimes new medications can also give you bad breath. There are over 500 drugs that treat high blood pressure, cardiovascular heart

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AskNadia: What’s Your Gym Workout Plan for Type 1 Diabetes

Dear Nadia, I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes three years ago when I was 15. I would like to start going to the gym but am scared of low blood sugar. Brandon H, Dear Brandon, That’s great that you like to go the gym. Exercise is great for your blood sugars, A1C and keeping your weight down. Working out at the gym should also

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AskNadia: Terrible Itching in Lower Leg’s and Feet

My husband is suffering from terrible itching in his lower legs and feet. Do you have any suggestions as to what would give him some relief? Sharon Blythe CA Dear Sharon, Your husband’s itchy lower limbs can be a result of several things. It could be that he is experiencing nephropathy, kidney disease, or neuropathy, nerve damage. My mother experienced neuropathy. She was constantly itching

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