Sunday, March 26, 2017

Gretchen Becker's Posts

Is Canola Oil the Best?

A recent Science Daily headline read, “Canola oil may be an oil of choice for people with type 2 diabetes.”


Strictly speaking, this is what Read moreChevron

Clinical Trial of Supplement

Are you overweight and possibly prediabetic? Would you like to avoid progressing to diabetes? Would you like to contribute to research that could help other people avoid diabetes in the future? Are you between 21 and 65 years old? Do you live near Boston?


If the answers to these questions are “yes,” then you might be... Read moreChevron

Patient Reviewers

Have you ever read a peer-reviewed research article about diabetes and thought, “But they didn’t take into account X and Y,” where X and Y are conditions every patient is familiar with but the peer reviewers might not be?


The term peer here means peers of the researchers, that is, other researchers, not people... Read moreChevron

How to Deal with Diabetes Burnout

I don’t usually write about diabetes products, but I recently read a book I that I thought I’d let people know about it. 


The book is Dealing with Diabetes Burnout, and it’s by Ginger Vieira, a former blogger for HealthCentral and onetime power lifter who could lift an impressive amount of weight while keeping... Read moreChevron

What Is Type 3 Diabetes?

Most of us are familiar with the two main types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2.


Type 1 is primarily autoimmune; the autoantibodies (antibodies produced against your own cells) destroy most of the beta cells that produce insulin, so people with type 1 require insulin shots, although some people with type 1 have some insulin... Read moreChevron