Category Archives: Ask Nadia

Ask Nadia: Is Coconut Oil Good For Maintaining Blood Sugar


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


San Diego Ca

Dear Debbie,

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

AskNadia: What’s The Science Behind The A1C Test

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?


Dear RAS,

The A1C sometimes …

AskNadia: Why Doesn’t Medicare Cover the OmniPod Insulin Pump

Whys doesn’t Medicare cover the OmniPod tubeless insulin pump?  I sure wish it was covered.

Cathy Subscriber

Dear Cathy,

Medicare has their own formula for calculating what is medically necessary for medical devices, which they classify as “Durable Medical …

AskNadia: High Altitude Blood Sugar Readings

Why do my BG’s run high when I hike in higher altitudes?


DeSoto KS

Dear RU,

When you exercise in elevations your body is accustomed to, chances are you have a good idea how your blood sugar will respond.…

Ask Nadia: Bringing Down Fasting Blood Sugars

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 …