Tuesday, October 06, 2015

David Mendosa's Posts

High Blood Glucose Can Lead to Dementia

One of the largest studies of the connection between diabetes and dementia has just confirmed what we have suspected for several years. There isn’t one.


BUT high blood glucose levels are connected to dementia, according to a new study of 353,214 people with type 2 diabetes. Researchers reported that people... Read moreChevron

Are You Shaking Your Insulin Pen Properly?

If you manage your diabetes with one of the intermediate acting insulins, its variability from day to day might alarm you. Maybe you aren’t mixing it well enough.


This type of insulin takes one to three hours to start working and lasts for 12 to 16 hours. Its generic name is NPH; Novo Nordisk sells it as Novolin N and... Read moreChevron

Do Pesticides Cause Diabetes?

The pesticides in our food may explain why some of us have diabetes, a new study suggests. But it’s probably not too late to switch to eating organic food, which has much less pesticide residue in it than conventionally grown food does.


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This Might Be The Best Way To Manage Your Diabetes

Carbohydrate counting may be “the gold standard for improving glycemic control,” but the new food insulin index can work much better. For people with diabetes this index is also a more comprehensive guide to blood sugar control than the... Read moreChevron

Fear of Needles? Use This Device To Better Manage Diabetes

If fear of needles makes it difficult or impossible for you or your child to manage diabetes, help is at hand now.


All of us who have diabetes need to draw blood regularly with lancets for our blood glucose meters and for A1C testing. Everyone who has type 1 diabetes and about one-fourth of people with type 2 need to... Read moreChevron