Category Archives: Insulin Resistance

AskNadia: My Blood Sugar is 250 After Playing Hockey

Dear Nadia, My fasting blood sugar is 120.  After 30 minutes of playing hockey, it rises to 250. I am 52 years old. Should I continue playing hockey or not? Which exercise should I do to reduce my blood sugar level? Surinder Dear Surinder Only 39% of people with diabetes exercise. Congratulations on being part … Continue reading AskNadia: My Blood Sugar is 250 After Playing Hockey

AskNadia: Why High Altitudes Will Give You High Blood Sugars

Dear Nadia: Why do my BG’s run high when I hike in higher altitudes? RU Dear RU: When you exercise in elevations your body is accustomed to, chances are you have a good idea of how your blood sugar will respond. Hyperglycemia Exercising in high altitudes such as hiking generally, reduces your oxygen intake and … Continue reading AskNadia: Why High Altitudes Will Give You High Blood Sugars

Type 2 Diabetes: Q&A With Dr. Richard Bernstein

What role does tumor necrosis factor play in insulin resistance? Have you noticed improved insulin sensitivity when you use an anti-TNF agent such as Etanercept ? Do you recommend Etanercept for all your type 2 patients? Answer: Tumor necrosis factor alpha is a factor in the insulin resistance of type 2 diabetes. One treatment for … Continue reading Type 2 Diabetes: Q&A With Dr. Richard Bernstein

AskNadia: Why Does My Husband Refuses to Go on Insulin?

My husband is on metformin, and he was able to manage his diabetes for several years. But slowly his A1C has been creeping above eight even though he exercises two hours a day. His physician recommends that he go on insulin and he refuses to do so. Stephanie Dear Stephanie: If your husband is competitive … Continue reading AskNadia: Why Does My Husband Refuses to Go on Insulin?

Diabetes Health in The News: CVD and Vitamin D

https://media.blubrry.com/diabeteshealthpodcast/p/www.diabeteshealth.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Aug-20_-2015_-10_09_20-AM.m4aPodcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSClick here to listen to the audio version of: Diabetes Health In The News Survival Rates of Diabetes Patients Increases with Better CV Risk Factor Control A recent study found in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, discussed the relationship between … Continue reading Diabetes Health in The News: CVD and Vitamin D

Marijuana May Help Blood Sugar Control, Study Says

For residents of Colorado and Washington state, 2014 brought a profound legal and societal change. Marijuana is now available, legally, in both of those states. While the drug is cleared for medical use elsewhere, and other jurisdictions have decriminalized it, these two states have taken the profound, extra step of full legalization. So what does … Continue reading Marijuana May Help Blood Sugar Control, Study Says

Stress-Induced Hormone Imbalances Go Far Beyond Insulin in Diabetes

Stress-Induced Hormone Imbalances Go Far Beyond Insulin in Diabetes virtually anything from the stress of a long checkout line to the first signs of menopause can trigger hormone imbalances, which reveal themselves through mood swings, fatigue, migraines, memory problems, and a lackluster sex drive. Imbalances of the hormone insulin–produced by the pancreas to control blood … Continue reading Stress-Induced Hormone Imbalances Go Far Beyond Insulin in Diabetes

Exercise Can Temporarily Counteract Overeating

With the first few weeks of 2014 done, those with New Year’s resolutions to exercise are probably beginning to drop out. After all, how many sub-zero jogs or shaky-legged visits to the gym can one person stand? Not many, that’s for sure. But before you abandon that promise altogether, how about another reminder on the … Continue reading Exercise Can Temporarily Counteract Overeating