Category Archives: Weight Gain

Diabetes Health in the News Podcast: Weight Gain & Alcohol Raise Stomach Cancer Risk

A report was released by the American Institute for Cancer Research along with the World Cancer Fund, which identified that excess weight could raise a person’s risk of developing stomach cancer. Alcohol and processed meat consumption – including ham, and hot dogs – are also thought to increase cancer risk. The review also concluded that … Continue reading Diabetes Health in the News Podcast: Weight Gain & Alcohol Raise Stomach Cancer Risk

Diabetes Health 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 carbohydrates may control blood sugar levels and cholesterol in type 2 diabetes without packing on … Continue reading Diabetes Health Type 2: A Nutty Way to Help Control Diabetes

Eating More Meals Away From Home Elevates Risk Of Obesity

Eating more meals at home could lower your risk of obesity, according to the results of a new study. Researchers from Queens College at City University of New York found that those who frequently dined out – especially those who ate fast-food meals – had a higher risk of becoming overweight or developing high cholesterol. … Continue reading Eating More Meals Away From Home Elevates Risk Of Obesity

Shifts In Circadian Rhythms Linked To Weight Gain

A new study shows that the microbes in our gut may be as much guided by the human circadian clock as the rest of our bodies. That means when our internal clocks are disrupted – by daylight savings time, shift work or cross-country business flights – gut bacteria may shift too, elevating the risk of … Continue reading Shifts In Circadian Rhythms Linked To Weight Gain

Fructose Consumption May Lead to Diabetes and Obesity

Fructose, a sugar that is found within high-fructose corn syrup, has been scrutinized considerably over the last few years. Now, research has added to the debate about the health of this sugar. A new study shows that fructose can promote diabetes and obesity by over-stimulating hormones that regulate the accumulation of fat. New Research about … Continue reading Fructose Consumption May Lead to Diabetes and Obesity

College Students Do Gain Weight

Students do tend to pack on a few extra pounds during the college years, experts say, but the so-called “freshmen 15” might be a bit of an overstatement. According to researchers, college students gain about 3 and a half pounds while in school, although the gains are spread out over the time spent in college, … Continue reading College Students Do Gain Weight

Celebrating 30 years of the DCCT: Part 2

Three decades ago, the landmark Diabetes Control and Complications Study was just beginning. To mark the anniversary of the most important advancement in diabetes care in most of our lifetimes, I’ve been recalling how the study came about and what it revealed. In short, the DCCT proved the tight control of type 1 diabetes not … Continue reading Celebrating 30 years of the DCCT: Part 2

My Quest for a Smaller Jean Size and A1C

Trying to lose weight as an insulin-injecting person with type 1 diabetes couldn’t be more frustrating. It gets on my last nerve that exercise can trigger mind-numbing lows, lows that cause me to inhale a portion of those recently burned calories. That said, I don’t skip exercise to avoid lows. I just check my blood … Continue reading My Quest for a Smaller Jean Size and A1C