Category Archives: Blood Sugar

AskNadia: Fasting High Blood Sugars & The Dawn Phenomenon

Hi Nadia,

I have had Type 2 diabetes for ten years and I control it with diet and exercise. My fasting sugar levels are always high. My sugar level will not go down. What do I need to do to

Ask Nadia: Is Coconut Oil Good For Maintaining Blood Sugar

Nadia,

I’ve heard that coconut oil is good for maintaining blood sugar. Is this true, or did I misunderstand?

Debbie

San Diego Ca

Dear Debbie,

In the past, the benefits of coconut oil were considered controversial because some felt there …

Diabetes Health Type 1: Sex and Diabetes: From Her Point of View

I have had type 1 diabetes since the age of ten.  When my husband and I were first married, I had no trouble with my sex drive. After the births of our three children, however, I noticed a big decrease

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

Diabetes Health Type 1: The Knock Out Boxer

My diabetic educator fired up a video of professional athletes enjoying their chosen sport. A cyclist whizzed down mountainous trails in California with an insulin pump mounted on his hip. A swimmer dove into a pool and came up just …

Diabetes Health Type 2: A Nutty Way to Help Control Diabetes

Carbohydrates can increase blood sugar levels in people with diabetes, as well as contribute to weight gain.  A recent study shows that eating two ounces of raw, dry, or roasted nuts daily as a replacement for two ounces of other …