Category Archives: Diabetes Health Magazine

You’ve Just Been Diagnosed With Type 2: Five Things to Keep in Mind

By Patrick Totty You’ve just been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. It doesn’t matter whether your doctor looked you in the eyes with a kindly gaze when he dropped the bomb, or she just told you straight with no preliminaries: “you have diabetes.” If you’re feeling shell-shocked right now, it’s a perfectly normal reaction to … Continue reading You’ve Just Been Diagnosed With Type 2: Five Things to Keep in Mind

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 was not enough evidence-based research to support the benefits of coconut oil. The concern was that … Continue reading Ask Nadia: Is Coconut Oil Good For Maintaining Blood Sugar

Duodenum Resurfacing Procedure Improves Type 2 Diabetes Markers

A procedure designed to change how the body absorbs and processes glucose could help improve A1C numbers for those with type 2 diabetes, according to recent research. Presenting at the 19th World Congress of International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity & Metabolic Disorders in Montreal, researchers said that a procedure that resurfaces the duodenum, … Continue reading Duodenum Resurfacing Procedure Improves Type 2 Diabetes Markers

After 50 years, type 1 Suzi Vietti Has Mastered Her Disease

One thing most people know about 63-year-old Suzi Vietti is never to say “never” to her. It might be one of her most detested words; given the number of times she has heard it. As a teenager, Suzi was required to test her glucose levels by dipping yellow paper strips in her urine, and then … Continue reading After 50 years, type 1 Suzi Vietti Has Mastered Her Disease

Low-carb, Vegan Diet Offers Benefits

The public perception of low-carbohydrate diets often involves mounds of bacon, piles of steaks and rivers of cheese. After all, when the Atkins Diet swept the country more than a decade ago, that was one of the ways people described it to their friends — and one of the ways that critics tried to define … Continue reading Low-carb, Vegan Diet Offers Benefits

Study debunks link between low vitamin D and type 2

While previous research has linked low levels of vitamin D to the onset of type 2 diabetes, new research finds no evidence that high levels of vitamin D prevent the disease. British researchers went looking for genetic proof of the connection, and found that even when there were variants of the genes that control levels … Continue reading Study debunks link between low vitamin D and type 2

AskNadia: Is Soy Bad for Me?

Dear Nadia, I have decided to start replacing some of my protein meals with soy. Is soy bad for me? Janet Portland Oregon Dear Janet, Plant-based foods are good for lowering your cholesterol and believe to have some benefits to a healthy heart in addition to strengthening bones. This is good news for people with … Continue reading AskNadia: Is Soy Bad for Me?

Diabetes Health Type 2: Mr. Taubes Upsets The Carbo Cart

Gary Taubes has fascinated me from the moment I first learned about him shortly after I was diagnosed with type 2 in 2003. I soon realized that in some quarters he was seen as a sort of anti-Christ, a menacing liar whose goal was to unravel years of hard work and expert advice from professionals … Continue reading Diabetes Health Type 2: Mr. Taubes Upsets The Carbo Cart

Diabetes Health Type 2: Low protein diet may not maintain muscles

By Brenda Neugent A new study suggests that eating enough protein is as important as limiting carbs for those with type 2 diabetes. Research has shown that insulin resistance not only impacts the body’s ability to use blood glucose; it also impacts protein metabolism. Canadian researchers recently found that those with type 2 who eat … Continue reading Diabetes Health Type 2: Low protein diet may not maintain muscles

Diabetes Health Type 1: Diabetes: Finding Acceptance

I don’t have lots of cash, or a big house.  I work a ton of hours and don’t even have a lot of spare time, but there are some things that are just worth doing.  A little sacrifice of time can do wonders for perspective and even our own health.  I recently got to volunteer … Continue reading Diabetes Health Type 1: Diabetes: Finding Acceptance