Friday, October 31, 2014

Gretchen Becker's Posts

What Can We Believe?

When can we believe what we read? It’s not always easy to know.

 

One problem is “news” releases and blogposts by people who have something to gain if we follow their advice. The Internet is full of “diabetes cures” that are essentially scams. Most of us know to ignore such fanciful claims. If... Read moreChevron

Why Do We Eat?

In my previous post, I remarked on the fact that my cravings seem to have changed since my diabetes diagnosis 18 years ago. Several people said they haven't seen the changes I've seen, so I've been thinking more about this, and I think that for me,... Read moreChevron

Craving Vegetables; How Tastes Change

My local Coop recently sent out a newsletter that included a picture of some roasted vegetables. My mouth started watering.

 

Then I thought a bit. Has my diet changed so much that I now crave vegetables, or was I just hungry? So I tried some photographs of other foods.

 

Hamburger and fries. Ho hum.... Read moreChevron

Do Injections Hurt?

One thing that always makes me wince is a news story about some new oral diabetes drug that the reporter says promises to free people with diabetes from “painful insulin injections.”

 

When I was a child, immunizations were painful. They were injected into a muscle, and after getting booster shots, my... Read moreChevron

The Most Effective Treatment for Type 2?

A recent meta-analysis has suggested that combining long-acting insulin with a GLP-1 (glucagon-like peptide 1) agonist may be the “most effective” drug treatment for type 2 diabetes, meaning the best blood glucose (BG) control... Read moreChevron