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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AskNadia: Commodity Foods and the Diabetes Epidemic

Dear Nadia:  Any newer research? The epidemic continues to worsen. Any thoughts regarding eating only commodity foods to treat type 2 diabetes?  Peter Dear Peter: For readers who are unfamiliar with “commodity foods,” they are foods made available to low-income seniors 60 and over by the US Department of Agriculture. The foods provided are divided among eight   categories (go here to see the list): Vegetables

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Life With Type 2: The Power of Naming

This is not a religious essay, so please don’t take the example below wrong. In Genesis, after God creates Adam, he tells him to go about naming the things that God has created-the animals, plants, and landscapes of the newly made world. Adam runs off, pleased to do God’s bidding, naming stuff right and left.Whether you believe in the creation story told by Genesis or

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Whole Fruits Lower Type 2 Risk

Eating whole fruits can reduce people’s risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a new study from researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health—but juicing them can send their risk factors soaring. Led by Dr. Isao Muraki from the Harvard School of Public Health’s Department of Nutrition, the meta-analysis looked at research gathered through several different studies between 1984 and 2008, and found

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Scientists Clarify Benefits and Use of Glycemic Index, Load, and Response

BOSTON—An international committee of leading nutrition scientists from 10 countries on three continents has released a consensus statement that concludes that carbohydrate quality (measured by the glycemic index or GI) matters and that the carbohydrates present in different foods affect post-meal blood sugar differently, with important health implications. They also confirmed that there is convincing evidence from a large body of research that low glycemic

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