Category Archives: A1c

Living With Type 2: A Nutty Way to Help Control Diabetes

Carbohydrates can increase blood sugar levels in people with diabetes, as well as contribute to weight gain.  A recent study shows that eating two ounces of raw, dry, or roasted nuts daily as a replacement for two ounces of other …

Living With Type 1 Diabetes: I Hear You, But I’m Not You

I’ve had type 1 diabetes for nearly 14 years. I have fallen off the wagon a few times, battled diabulimia, survived numerous insulin shock comas and ketoacidosis episodes, and …

Flashback Friday: Type 2 Diabetes in the NFL

It’s a nightmare scenario for a person who’s been newly diagnosed with diabetes: You’re fired after learning you have this chronic-yet-manageable disease. Everything the doctors told you about living a nearly normal life seems like a lie. Your visions and …

Type 2 Diabetes: Panicking After Your Diabetes Diagnosis

My best friend from high school, Katherine, married a wonderful man who was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes a little over six years ago. John Schaaf, now 63, lives with Katherine in Berkeley, Calif., and works is retired from Chevron

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 …

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 …