AskNadia: Pre-diabetes and How The Glycemic Index Affects My A1C

Dear Nadia:   I am currently on a “pre-diabetic” watch because of excessive thirst and urination. My current A1c is 5.7. My last fasting glucose at eight hours was 106; at 12 hours 93.      After those readings I had a freshly squeezed carrot/apple juice ( two apples, two carrots) drink. An hour later my glucose was 77. I looked a little pale but was

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Don’t Let Exercise Stop You in Your Tracks

There are Many Ways to Be Active, and Manage Diabetes Depending on the person (and the day), “exercise” can either be a welcome activity – or a dreaded task. Either way, it’s essential for good health – especially for people with diabetes. “Being active provides huge benefits, from lowering blood glucose (sugar), cholesterol and blood pressure to helping with weight loss and improving mood,” said

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New Technology Could Help Type 2s Predict Hypoglycemia

Maryland-based health technology company WellDoc says it has developed a mathematical model that eventually will allow people with type 2 diabetes to predict the onset of a hypoglycemic episode. According to WellDoc, its algorithms can take “sparse data”–namely as few as seven days’ worth of blood glucose monitoring data at the rate of one blood glucose test per day–and predict the likelihood of a hypoglycemic

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Drinking and Driving on Memorial Day

During Memorial Day Weekend celebrations, friends often gather where alcohol is served and then take to the road. Drinking and driving is hazardous, as we all know, because alcohol affects many skills needed to drive safely and competently, including reaction time, coordination, information processing, and the ability to track moving objects. If you have diabetes and drive, it adds yet another factor to the equation.

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