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Gretchen Becker

Gretchen Becker, Health Guide

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Author, Humorist, wildlyfluctuating.blogspot.com

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 a recent study of canola oil showed, although their title was a little less canola-supporting, namely, “Effect of Lowering the Glycemic Load With Canola Oil on Glycemic Control and... Read moreChevron
posted 06/30/2014, 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

Biosimilars: Insulin Glargine Look-Alikes and Knock-Offs

There's been recent media attention to another term that physicians and pharmacists dealing with diabetes will need to become more familiar with -- "biosimilars."   What is a biosimilar? It's a biologic product that has proven to the regulatory authorities such as the FDA that it is very close to identical to the imitated biologic product,... Read moreChevron
posted 06/28/2014, 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

Mindfulness and Meditation for Diabetes Management

Last night my thoughts returned again and again to a missing package. The sender had written me that my order had been delivered, but I hadn’t received it. I tried and tried to suppress that thought and to get back to sleep. Finally, meditation helped.         This was for me a painful example of what psychologists... Read moreChevron
posted 06/26/2014, comments (0)|
Gretchen Becker

Gretchen Becker, Health Guide

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Author, Humorist, wildlyfluctuating.blogspot.com

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
posted 06/26/2014, 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 Baker's Dozen Classes of Drugs for Diabetes

Lorcaserin, brand name Belviq, is a selective 5-HT2C receptor agonist. It affects receptors that influence feeding behaviors. The drug was approved by the FDA in 2012 as a "prescription weight-loss medication that, when used with diet and exercise, can help some overweight adults with a weight-related medical problem, or obese adults, lose weight... Read moreChevron
posted 06/25/2014, comments (0)|

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