Sunday, March 26, 2017

Gretchen Becker's Posts

Soft Food and Insulin Resistance

Does the texture of the food you eat affect your insulin resistance? A recent study suggests that it does.


These researchers fed male rats soft pellets or regular pellets for 14 weeks and then examined a number of... Read moreChevron

Processed Foods: What are the Facts?

One current approach to diet is to eat “real foods” and avoid “processed foods.” There’s a lot of good sense in that approach. But what, exactly, is meant by the term “processed foods”?


I think we’d all agree that foods that come in a box, take-out food or prepackaged meals... Read moreChevron

What To Know About The Side Effects of Diabetes Medications

When I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in 1996, there were only three drugs to choose from: sulfonylureas, metformin, or insulin.


The sulfonylureas make your pancreas produce more insulin. They have been used for decades and are relatively cheap, but like insulin, they can make your blood glucose (BG) levels go too low... Read moreChevron

Does Candy Prevent Obesity? And Other "Breakthrough" Study Results

Does candy prevent obesity?


This is not likely, but a recent marketing study by the Hershey company showed that Utah residents eat more candy than residents of any other state,... Read moreChevron

Diabetes Risk and Blood Glucose

Is a blood glucose (BG) level above 100 mg/dL in someone who doesn’t have diabetes something to worry about?


Most of us would say no. Many nondiabetics go up to about 120 mg/dL, sometimes even a little higher, after meals. But then they... Read moreChevron