The Link Between Diabetes and Hormones

Diabetes begins as a metabolic syndrome that features a combination of hormonal and nutritional imbalances. If these imbalances aren’t corrected, a pre-diabetic condition can turn into full-fledged diabetes. These hormonal imbalances can result in an inability for your body to produce the insulin that it needs to convert glucose into energy, a condition that is known as insulin resistance. When this occurs, your blood glucose

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Is It Possible to Tame Type 2 Diabetes?

Jeff O’Connell is the author of “Sugar Nation: The Hidden Truth Behind America’s Deadliest Habit and the Simple Way to Beat It.”  I discovered his book while browsing the shelves of my local library, and I could hardly put it down. Though I have type I diabetes and O’Connell’s book focuses on type 2, I found many of his thoughts applicable to my own health.

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Type 1 & 2 Diabetes: Eight Tips for Super Blood Sugar Control

You’re heard the doctors. You’ve read the articles. You know all about tight control. Ever since the results from the Diabetes Control and Complications Trial were published in 1993, everyone has known that reducing A1C levels staves off complications and keeps us healthy longer. We know this. And we’ve listened. But many type 1s–and even type 2s who aggressively manage their illness–suspect that they could

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An 88 Year-old’s Secret Source of Willpower

At 88, Great Aunt Jokie is eight years into the disease that led to her mother’s premature death but still “young” by her siblings’ standards. Nine of her 13 brothers and sisters lived well into their 90s and two cracked the century mark. “I’ve got a long way to go to catch up,” says Jokie, the youngest, who hasn’t been called Josephine since sometime before World

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Fructose Consumption May Lead to Diabetes and Obesity

Fructose, a sugar that is found within high-fructose corn syrup, has been scrutinized considerably over the last few years. Now, research has added to the debate about the health of this sugar. A new study shows that fructose can promote diabetes and obesity by over-stimulating hormones that regulate the accumulation of fat. New Research about the Effects of Consuming Fructose Harvard Medical School recently identified

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Diabetes Health: Elements of Nutrition Crossword Puzzle Solution#19

If you would like to sign up to receive a weekly puzzle, please email puzzle@diabeteshealth.com. In the subject area write “add me to your weekly word puzzle list.” If you would like us to create a 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 special puzzle”. We

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A Spoonful of Splenda

What color is sugar? For most people with diabetes, the colors pink, blue and yellow might come to mind. Many people often rely on the little colored packets of artificial sweeteners when managing their blood sugar or their weight. It might seem like the best alternative compared to the calories and blood sugar spikes that come with regular sugar, but now research suggests that artificial

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