Category Archives: Diets

AskNadia: Best Margarine to Use for My Cholesterol

Dear Nadia, I am a type 2 diabetic who uses medication and insulin. At night, I take cholesterol medication and check my blood pressure. My cholesterol is in the normal range. I use vegetable margarine for my toast, and I want to know if it’s the best spread to use? Ilyaas Malik Dear Ilyaas, If … Continue reading AskNadia: Best Margarine to Use for My Cholesterol

Type 2 Comedian Drew Carey Sheds 80 Pounds, Says No-Carb Diet Did It

Keep a close eye on this story. It has two elements necessary for creating a lot of buzz: a celebrity and his unconventional “cure” for a disease.  People magazine reports that comedian Drew Carey says he has stopped his type 2 diabetes – and the need to take any medications for it – by shedding … Continue reading Type 2 Comedian Drew Carey Sheds 80 Pounds, Says No-Carb Diet Did It

Cutting Carbs Two Days Each Week May Lead to Weight Loss

If you, like many people with diabetes, are trying to lose weight, you might be more successful if you cut back on carbohydrates for just two days a week instead of undertaking an unrelenting low-calorie diet. A recent report found that women who banished carbohydrates for two days a week and ate normally the rest … Continue reading Cutting Carbs Two Days Each Week May Lead to Weight Loss

New Diabetes-Friendly Sugar Reduces Absorption of Real Sugar

A new diabetes-friendly sugar, proven to help reduce sugar absorption, will soon be added to popular breads and cereals. “Sugir” is real sugar that contains an all-natural, tasteless additive called Emulin. Emulin, a patented formulation of compounds found in fruits, prevents the body from absorbing about a third of ingested sugar. A previous study showed … Continue reading New Diabetes-Friendly Sugar Reduces Absorption of Real Sugar

Righteous About a Diabetes Diet

Recently, we published an article by Hope Warshaw, MMSc, RD, CDE, titled “From Old Dogmas to New Realities. “In the article, Hope voiced the opinion that a low carb diet is not the only dietary option for people with diabetes, and that, in fact, such thinking is an “old dogma.” In response, we received a … Continue reading Righteous About a Diabetes Diet