Sometimes it seems as if almost every other day there’s a new press release about what causes obesity. And when there are many different theories of some medical puzzle, it usually means that no one has found the answer yet.
I think those who read shareposts on this site understand that there’s more to being overweight than... Read more
Many of us older folks who take prescription drugs are enrolled in a Medicare Part D plan, either as part of an Advantage plan or as a stand-alone. Doing so results in a slighly lower overall cost, although not a spectacular one.
When these plans were first implemented, the designers came up with the so-called doughnut hole, meaning that... Read more
Anyone on metformin alone who wants better control and is willing to be randomly assigned to take another drug (sulfonylurea, DPP-4 inhibitor, GLP-1 agonist, or basal insulin) can get the drug plus test strips free for 7 years by enrolling in a study designed to test which of these drugs is better when added to metformin. You have to have been... Read more
Many members of the diabetes online community are making an effort, often succeeding, to eat a “healthy diet.” I put that term in quotes because there’s no consensus in the community about what a healthy diet is.
The low carbers view carbs almost as poison but don’t worry about fat, even saturated fat. The low... Read more
Many of us find that low-carbohydrate (LC) diets work the best to control our blood glucose (BG) levels. Many of us also find that LC diets control our hunger as well, which is very important when you want to lose weight.
And although you can lose weight on various types of diets if you control your calorie intake, controlling your... Read more