Monday, September 01, 2014

David Mendosa's Posts

Are These 3 Ice Creams Diabetes-Friendly to You?

With the heat of summer the body often yearns for the cooling sensation of ice cream. This year for the first time since I learned two decades ago that I have diabetes I succumbed to the temptation.     But until now I have refrained from writing about ice cream so as not to lead anyone too far down the slippery slope of gluttony,... Read moreChevron

Interval Training Cuts Diabetes Blood Sugar

When it comes to our walking speed, moderation doesn't seem to be the best policy. Those of us who have diabetes can manage our blood sugar levels better when we alternate between slow and fast walking, according to a new study. When we walk at a constant pace, we don’t get the reduced blood sugar benefit of our physical activity. The... Read moreChevron

Mindful Diabetes for Less Stress and Better A1C

More and more studies show that mindfulness and meditation are helping people to manage stress. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs working with veterans who have some of the most severe problems and seems to be in the lead in making use of these tools. But not until now have mindfulness and meditation been studied specifically with... Read moreChevron

3 Reasons Why Some People with Diabetes Need to Run or Jog a BIT

A new study of more than 55,000 runners is huge good news for most people with diabetes who are too busy to dedicate a lot of time to physical activity. The experts have been telling us for years that working out is good for our health and happiness, but until now nobody knew how little physical activity we really need. Intensity is the key... Read moreChevron

Is Dreamfields Pasta Good for People with Diabetes?

Years ago when I followed a low-glycemic diet I discovered what I thought was something new and wonderful. It was Dreamfields Pasta, advertised as having just “5 net carbs” per serving and being “65% lower glycemic index” than other pastas. What the Dreamfields Label Used to Claim In an article I wrote 10 years ago... Read moreChevron