Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Gretchen Becker's Posts

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

Insulin Resistance and Bears

If you read popular science magazines, you’ve probably seen the recent research about hibernating grizzly bears and insulin resistance. You can see a few articles here, Read moreChevron