AskNadia: My Blood Sugar is 250 After Playing Hockey

Dear Nadia, My fasting blood sugar is 120.  After 30 minutes of playing hockey, it rises to 250. I am 52 years old. Should I continue playing hockey or not? Which exercise should I do to reduce my blood sugar level? Surinder Dear Surinder Only 39% of people with diabetes exercise. Congratulations on being part of the minority. Being active for 150 minutes a week

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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 Does My Husband Refuses to Go on Insulin?

My husband is on metformin, and he was able to manage his diabetes for several years. But slowly his A1C has been creeping above eight even though he exercises two hours a day. His physician recommends that he go on insulin and he refuses to do so. Stephanie Dear Stephanie: If your husband is competitive or a high achieving person, he could have the mindset

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Diabetes Health in The News: CVD and Vitamin D

https://media.blubrry.com/diabeteshealthpodcast/p/www.diabeteshealth.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Aug-20_-2015_-10_09_20-AM.m4aPodcast: Play in new window | DownloadClick here to listen to the audio version of: Diabetes Health In The News Survival Rates of Diabetes Patients Increases with Better CV Risk Factor Control A recent study found in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, discussed the relationship between diabetes and heart health. According to researchers, it is especially important that people living with diabetes

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Obesity & Insulin Resistance

A University of Sao Paulo study of 135 individuals, half with normal weight and the other half obese, suggests there is a link between obesity and the body’s inability to use insulin-insulin resistance. Completed this year, the study measured midkine, a basic protein in the body, and revealed obese and diabetic children have higher levels of it than children of normal weight. Researchers believe the

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Marijuana May Help Blood Sugar Control, Study Says

For residents of Colorado and Washington state, 2014 brought a profound legal and societal change. Marijuana is now available, legally, in both of those states. While the drug is cleared for medical use elsewhere, and other jurisdictions have decriminalized it, these two states have taken the profound, extra step of full legalization. So what does this new, widespread sale of pot mean for people with

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Stress-Induced Hormone Imbalances Go Far Beyond Insulin in Diabetes

Stress-Induced Hormone Imbalances Go Far Beyond Insulin in Diabetes virtually anything from the stress of a long checkout line to the first signs of menopause can trigger hormone imbalances, which reveal themselves through mood swings, fatigue, migraines, memory problems, and a lackluster sex drive. Imbalances of the hormone insulin–produced by the pancreas to control blood sugar levels–are at the root of both type 1 and

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Exercise Can Temporarily Counteract Overeating

With the first few weeks of 2014 done, those with New Year’s resolutions to exercise are probably beginning to drop out. After all, how many sub-zero jogs or shaky-legged visits to the gym can one person stand? Not many, that’s for sure. But before you abandon that promise altogether, how about another reminder on the usefulness of exercise? According to a study released in the

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