I was traveling in Italy and the question came up as to when my NovoLog and Levemir insulin pens expire. Technically when does insulin goes bad? Ted San Anslemo CA Dear Ted, All the insulin companies state that insulin expires within 28 days. This includes open and unopened pens. Insulin should never be frozen. Prior … Continue reading AskNadia: When Does My Insulin Expire
Dear Nadia, Is there any promising research for curing type 1 diabetes? Seven years in our family. Any hope? Steve, Twitter Follower Dear Steve: Yes, there is hope—a considerable amount of it, thanks to research focusing on ways to “tell” the body not to mistakenly attack insulin-producing beta cells. This means that at some point, … Continue reading AskNadia: A Cure for Type 1 Diabetes?
Dear Nadia, Is the new inhalable insulin for people with type1 or type 2 diabetes? Susan Kenosha WI Dear Susan, The new Afrezza insulin is for people living with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. It’s a powdered insulin that penetrates the deep lung tissue. Physicians recommend that you take this rapid acting insulin before … Continue reading AskNadia: Inhalable Insulin
Dear Nadia, I am struggling with type 2 diabetes and a high A1C. Eliza H P.S. I appreciate all that you share with us. Dear Eliza, Managing Type 2 diabetes can be an overwhelming task. If you are struggling with high blood sugars and getting your A1C in check, it could be that you are … Continue reading AskNadia: Struggling With Type 2 Diabetes and My A1C
Dear Nadia, I heard washing packaged store bought chicken, and other raw meats are unsafe before cooking. SK Sacramento CA Dear SK, I was trained to wash all the foods we consumed before cooking them. But, according to the FDA, uncooked chicken, red meat and seafood should not be washed before cooking. However, whole fruits … Continue reading AskNadia: Why You Should Not Wash Chicken Before Cooking it
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 … Continue reading AskNadia: Why High Altitudes Will Give You High Blood Sugars
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 … Continue reading AskNadia: Why You Cannot Reverse or Cure Diabetes With a Supplement
Dear Nadia, I am a type 1 for 18 years. I read that eating one egg with two meals a day lowers your blood sugar. Is this true? Patty M Dear Patty: For years eggs were given a bad rap by many medical experts for being a high-cholesterol food that could only add to the … Continue reading AskNadia: How Many Eggs Should People With Diabetes Eat?
Dear Nadia, What’s the science behind the A1C test ? My husband is a type 2 diabetic and recently received his A1C results which was 9 percent. What is considered a good A1C range? RAS Dear RAS, The A1C sometimes referred to as the Hemoglobin A1C, glycosylated hemoglobin, glycated Hemoglobin and HbA1C measures your husband’s … Continue reading AskNadia: What’s The Science Behind The A1C Test
Dear Nadia, Is there a correlation between statin medications for cholesterol and diabetes? Lynn F Berkeley Ca Dear Lynn, Statins are important medications that reduce bad cholesterol that builds up in the arteries. They work by preventing the liver from producing LDL, the bad cholesterol. These medications also stabilize the lining of the blood vessels … Continue reading AskNadia: Do Statins Raise Blood Sugars or Cause Diabetes