Category Archives: Diet

Diabetes Health in the News Podcast: Fresh Fruit Lowers Heart Disease Risk

New research has found that fresh fruit consumption is associated with lower risks of stroke and heart attacks. These findings came from multiple annual studies that examined about 500,000 Chinese adults. Participants were chosen on the basis that …

Diabetes Health in the News Podcast: Healthy Diet Reduces Blood Pressure Risks after Gestational Diabetes

Gestational diabetes raises a woman’s risk of experiencing high blood pressure later in life. However, a new study completed at the National Institute of Health found that eating a healthy diet could reduce that risk.

This study tracked about …

Diabetes Health in the News Podcast: Breakfast At School Doesn’t Increase Obesity

A new study has found that while the number of kids in New York City who eat breakfast at school is on the rise, the obesity rate is not. Free breakfasts have been available to New York City students …

Type 2 Diabetes: Bike Maintenance as Body Maintenance

When first diagnosed with type 2 diabetes two years ago, I was scared into a very rigid regime of diet and exercise. The first thing I did was register for the Tour de Cure – a bike ride sponsored by …

After Twenty-one Years With Type 2 Diabetes, Bonny Damocles Feels Better Than Ever

Diabetes Health Staff

Bonny Damocles, a longtime fan of TV shows like “Wild Kingdom,” looked at his type 2 diabetes diagnosis as his opportunity to take a walk on the wild side. When the Michigan resident learned that he had …

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 …

Low protein diet may not maintain muscles for those with type 2

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 …