Latest Articles by Gretchen Becker
Do Injections Hurt?
Injections of yesteryears may have been dreaded and painful, but today the tiny needles and fatty areas you poke leave little pain in their path.
Most Effective Type 2 Treatment?
A recent study has found that combining hormones that are in the gut with insulin may be the most effective treatment for type 2 diabetes.
Soft Food and Insulin Resistance
A new study suggests that the texture of the food you eat can affect your insulin resistance. Here’s what the scientists found.
Low-Carb Diets and Type 2
Doing all the right things but still having trouble losing weight and managing your diabetes? Low-carb diets might be the answer.
Living Well with Diabetes
Type 2 & Exercise
Sulfonylureas and Beta Cell Burnout
For years some diabetes authors have told us that the diabetes drugs known as sulfonylureas, often called just "sulfs," would burn out our beta cells. Beta cells are the cells in the pancreas that produce insulin. I’ve occasionally come ac...
Is Type 2 Diabetes Your Fault?
I recently got an irate letter (yes, an actual letter that was delivered by a mail carrier) from a man who said his wife had recently been diagnosed with diabetes and it’s all her fault. He said he’s been telling her for years that she had to lose we...
Most of us have learned a lot about insulin, the hormone produced by the beta cells that works to let muscle and fat cells take up glucose from the blood, hence keeping our blood glucose (BG) levels at healthy levels. We know that if we have diabetes ...