Diabetes Health Type 2: A Nutty Way to Help Control Diabetes

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 the pounds. The study was conducted at St. Michael’s Hospital,

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Living With Type 2: Short Walks May Work Best at Preventing Diabetes

Taking short walks every half hour could do more to reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes than a 30-minute walk every day, according to a new study. The findings cement the idea that those with sedentary jobs should get up and step away from their desks regularly to prevent risks to their health. The study, conducted by researchers from New Zealand’s University of

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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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Diabetes Health Type 1: Celebrity Chef Sam Talbot

North Carolina-born chef Sam Talbot first came to national attention when he placed third in the Season 2 run of Bravo’s Top Chef  TV competition. Sam, who has type 1 diabetes and wears a tubeless OmniPod insulin pump (and also will be blogging tips for managing diabetes at the patient blog Suite D), held the executive chef position at several New York City restaurants, including

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5 Tips for Not Dreading Teeth Cleaning

Despite incredible advances in dental technology over the past 50 years, many people still dread visits to the dentist-enough to put off going even when their teeth are throbbing with pain and their gums are oozing blood. That second condition, bleeding gums, is of particular importance to people who have diabetes. Because diabetes reduces the body’s resistance to infection and inflames tissues, gums can easily

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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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Type 2 Diabetes: Medication Keeping My Husband Out of The Bedroom

Dear Diabetes Health, I have been married for 14 years.  I am 36 and my husband is 39, and we have a seven-year-old daughter. About six months, ago my husband found out that he has type 2 diabetes. My husband works nights. He is off two nights a week, but then he usually just wants to watch TV. He never shows any interest in coming to bed with

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