Diabetes Health Type 2 Diabetes: How (Non-Diabetic) Others See Us

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 crowd, “Hey, he looks like you!” Intrigued, you look at

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AskNadia: Five New Year’s Tips

This article is for all the people who have reached out to me about the holidays’ and the challenges they face during a festive season. My Reminder to You It’s tough enough to make it through the holidays without gaining weight. People with diabetes face a bigger challenge with holiday parties and family gatherings. An extra treat or carbohydrate food could-sky rocket a blood sugar

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Type 1 Diabetes: A Running Start

I’ve started running. To be specific, I’m using the Couch to 5K program, an iPhone app that leads you, or someone you love, through a series of intensifying workouts. I’ve never been one for tough exercise. Even in grade school and middle school, I was far more content to walk or stroll, rather than really pushing myself. But as I’ve gotten a bit older, it’s

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Three Tips for Using Sugar Substitutes in Baked Goods

To enhance flavor: Add an additional teaspoon of vanilla extract per each cup of granular sugar substitute, such as Equal, NutraSweet, DiabetiSweet or Splenda. To achieve a better rise in baked goods using a low-calorie sweetener, switch from 9-inch to 8-inch round pans with 2-inch high sides. You can also try adding a half cup of dry milk powder and a half teaspoon of baking

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Prevent Type 2 Diabetes Blood-Sugar Spikes by Eating More Protein for Breakfast

People with Type 2 Diabetes have difficulty regulating their glucose – or blood sugar – levels, particularly after meals. Now, University of Missouri researchers have found that Type 2 diabetics can eat more protein at breakfast to help reduce glucose spikes at both breakfast and lunch. “People often assume that their glucose response at one meal will be identical to their responses at other meals, but that

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Diabetes Health: Word Puzzle #1 Solution

If you would like to sign up to receive a weekly puzzle, please emailpuzzle@diabeteshealth.com. In the subject area write “add me to your weekly word puzzle list.” If you would like us to create a word puzzle for you and our players, send your 8 words to puzzle@diabeteshealth.com and we will post your challenge online. In the subject area write” create my word puzzle.” We can

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Another Blow to the “Saturated Fat Is Bad” School of Thought

Research published in the Annals of Internal Medicine and reported on by The New York Times, says that sugary foods and excess carbohydrates, not saturated fat, are the main culprits in the build-up of artery-clogging particles. That conclusion from researchers led by Dr. Rajiv Chowdhury at Cambridge University in England adds to the growing body of evidence that 50-year emphasis on severe reduction of fat

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Life With Type 2: The Caveman’s Gift

The Neanderthals–Homo sapiens neanderthalensis–entered popular imagination more than 160 years ago when their remains were first discovered in Germany’s Neander Valley (thal in German). How fascinated we were at the thought that there had been another type of human, so very much like us. They were successful hunters, toolmakers, and clothes wearers who, alas, died out some 35,000 years ago. Still, despite their closeness to

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