Tuesday, July 29, 2014

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Dr. Bill Quick

Dr. Bill Quick, Health Pro

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Physician who is living with diabetes; editor of www.D-is-for-Diabetes.com

A gadfly who's my new hero

I think I have found a new hero. I stumbled across a recent thought-provoking article, The epidemic of pre-diabetes: the medicine and the politics and had to admit that the author presents some cogent (and sometimes biting) arguments against the value of the concept of pre-diabetes.   Then I looked around for more information on the... Read moreChevron
David Mendosa

David Mendosa, Health Guide

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Medical Journalist Living with Diabetes and Author of Fitness and Photography for Fun, www.mendosa.com/fitnessblog

The Trouble with Protein for People with Diabetes

For some of us who have diabetes the trouble with protein is real. If we have existing kidney disease, we can’t handle a lot of protein. If we follow a vegan diet, the problem is to get enough protein.   But for most of us the trouble with protein is to know how much we need and whether we are getting too much. Many of us think that... Read moreChevron
posted 07/24/2014, comments (0)|
Gretchen Becker

Gretchen Becker, Health Guide

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Author, Humorist, wildlyfluctuating.blogspot.com

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 factors, including insulin resistance and glucose tolerance.   The authors said it had previously been shown that... Read moreChevron
David Mendosa

David Mendosa, Health Guide

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Medical Journalist Living with Diabetes and Author of Fitness and Photography for Fun, www.mendosa.com/fitnessblog

Two Great Yogurts for People with Diabetes

If anything we eat deserves the label “health food,” it has to be yogurt. Of all the probiotic foods, yogurt has to be the most popular. The good bacteria in yogurt help protect our bodies from toxins, infections, allergies, and some types of cancer. In the early 1900s the Russian scientist Ilya Mechnikov discovered that more people... Read moreChevron
posted 07/23/2014, comments (0)|
Dr. Fran Cogen

Dr. Fran Cogen, Health Pro

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Director, Child/Adolescent Diabetes Program at Children's Nat'l

Sugar Mountain: Why it's Difficult to Lower Very High A1Cs

As is my usual practice, many of my ideas for blogs originate with my experiences with patients and families. Using analogies in clinical practice in order to make concepts more understandable is an excellent means to reach an “aha” moment. Oftentimes, we, as clinicians, provide very comprehensive explanations as to why certain... Read moreChevron
posted 07/22/2014, comments (0)|

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