Monday, April 21, 2014

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Gretchen Becker

Gretchen Becker, Health Guide

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Author, Humorist, wildlyfluctuating.blogspot.com

Questioning Dietary Guidelines

Are you happy with the current Dietary Guidelines for Americans that support low-fat diets with lots of “healthy whole grains”?   Many of us aren’t, including me and former Health Central blogger and power lifter Ginger Vieira, who asks if they’re making us sick.   If you’d like an unbiased fact-finding... Read moreChevron
posted 03/18/2014, comments (0)|
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 Diabetes Study in Japanese Patients

A recent press story, Adding Vildagliptin to Metformin Improves Glycemic Control superficially sounds like an important scientific advance. The study, titled Efficacy and Safety of Vildagliptin as Add-on to Metformin in Japanese Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, has a study design that's frequently used for diabetes drug... Read moreChevron
posted 03/18/2014, comments (0)|
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

Sleep More, Weigh Less for Diabetes Control

The twin epidemics of diabetes and obesity might be connected with our increasing sleep deprivation. But how?   A professor at UC San Diego’s School of Medicine and her colleagues determined to find if they might be related. Ruth Patterson, Ph.D., led a unique study that just came out and finally offered some tested answers.... Read moreChevron
posted 03/17/2014, comments (0)|
Dr. Fran Cogen

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

Type 1 Diabetes in Adolescents-Exercise Induced Hypoglycemia

  My day-to-day meetings with my children and adolescents with diabetes revolve around the interaction of medication, nutrition, and exercise. These are the variables of which we can actually measure and have some degree of control. The variables are intricately related and serve to determine the serum glucose level. A change in... Read moreChevron
posted 03/17/2014, comments (0)|
Gretchen Becker

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Author, Humorist, wildlyfluctuating.blogspot.com

Missing Fruit

I find that a low-carbohydrate ketogenic diet works best at controlling my blood glucose (BG) levels. I no longer miss the bread and mashed potatoes one avoids on such a diet, but I do miss fruit.   When I was a child I remember telling my mother that the foods I really liked best were meat and fruit (I suspect today’s children would... Read moreChevron

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