Diabetes and Diet Tips

Thursday, February 02, 2006

So...French Women DO get fat!!

France heading for US obesity levels says study: By Anthony Fletcher

2006 - France is heading towards American levels of obesity, diabetes and heart disease, claims a new study."

ScienceDaily: Three-week Diet-Exercise Study Shows 50 Percent Reversal In Metabolic Syndrome, Type 2 Diabetes

Three-week Diet-Exercise Study Shows 50 Percent Reversal In Metabolic Syndrome, Type 2 Diabetes: "Three-week Diet-Exercise Study Shows 50 Percent Reversal In Metabolic Syndrome, Type 2 Diabetes

Obese and overweight individuals suffering metabolic syndrome and Type 2 diabetes showed significant health improvements after only three weeks of diet and moderate exercise even though the participants remained overweight.

'The study shows, contrary to common belief, that Type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome can be reversed solely through lifestyle changes,' according to lead researcher Christian Roberts of University of California, Los Angeles.
'This regimen reversed a clinical diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes or metabolic syndrome in about half the participants who had either of those conditions. However, the regimen may not have reversed damage such as plaque development in the arteries,' Roberts said. 'However, if Type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome continue to be controlled, further damage would likely be minimized and it's plausible that continuing to follow the program long-term may result in reversal of atherosclerosis.'
'The results are all the more interesting because the changes occurred in the absence of major weight loss, challenging the commonly held belief that individuals must normalize their weight before achieving health benefits,' Roberts said. Participants did lose two to three pounds per week, but they were still obese after the 3-week study. "

Sunday, January 29, 2006

Remember I SAID It Was Coming

CBS News: FDA Approves Inhaled Insulin.

Exubera today became the first inhaled insulin to get FDA approval.

Exubera delivers short-acting insulin via an inhaler. It offers adults with type 1 or type 2 diabetes an alternative to the insulin injections they need to control their blood sugar. The device is not approved for use by children younger than 18.

Remember not long back when I predicted that an inhaler was on its way?

Saturday, January 14, 2006

Diabetes and Diet Tips

Diabetes and Diet Tips

Readers. I seem to be seeing a lot of form letter comments for people who want to advertise on my site in a backhanded way.

I think this stinks! This blog is for real people with real problems.

So I am politely asking you NOT to comment if you are selling something.

###Ed Comment: For example, the one comment to this. Obviously autogenerated!

May the Force Be With You....

Fatty Diets Linked to Type 2 Diabetes: "December 28, 2005 � Scientists say they've found out how a high-fat diet can trigger Type 2 diabetes. Their report is in the journal Cell.
Researchers have long assumed that many genes go awry in diabetes. But scientists in California and Japan say they've found one of the key genes. It's called GNT4A. It's responsible for making an enzyme that the pancreas needs to sense blood sugar. When blood sugar rises after a meal, the pancreas releases insulin. That allows the sugar to be used for energy or stored."

R2D2, Cp3O and now GNT4A.... what causes them to go to the dark side?

CURE: Are You Man or Mouse?

Type 1 Diabetes Research for Juvenile and Pediatric Diabetes at Mass General Hospital: "In a major breakthrough, published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation in July 2001, Dr. Faustman and her colleagues at MGH have cured diabetic (NOD) mice, for the first time ever. That is, they have devised a treatment which restored normal blood glucose levels permanently. This was achieved with a 40-day treatment program, which is entirely different from any previously attempted, was based on previous discoveries in Dr. Faustman's laboratory on the nature of the autoimmune response. "

The great part is that the research team has considerable evidence that this T cell defect found in diabetic mice is physiologically identical to that found in diabetic humans!

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Frustrated with Diabetic Diet Information?

Letter: "�Who Else Wants
Simple Answers About Their Diabetic Diet?�

From: Julia Hanf, 9.18 am

Dear Friend,

If you have diabetes, or know someone with diabetes who is confused by conflicting food and diet information, then this is......................."

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Double Dip - Double Trouble

Wichita Eagle | 08/09/2005 | Obesity may be fueling double-diabetes threat: "Obesity may be fueling double-diabetes threat


Sacamento Bee

The obesity epidemic appears to be fueling a hybrid type of diabetes that afflicts adults and children and, some believe, may increase the devastating complications of the disease.

Dubbed 'double diabetes' by some and 'diabetes one-and-a-half' by others, the combination of types 1 and 2 diabetes symptoms confounds doctors attempting to accurately diagnose and treat patients"

We need to start watching what we put in our mouths...and the mouths of our children!

Saturday, August 06, 2005

New eBook is Finished!

It's finally finished! Now you may or may not know that I have been closeted away for the past month researching and writing a book on diabetes and diet. I'm excited to tell you that the book is published and ready to read.

It's called: How To Play The Diabetes Game

I compiled this book, but it was really you who wrote it. Let me explain. I asked people about their most pressing question about diabetes and diet. I took those questions, researched answers and wrote the book. So take a look....I think you like it There is a link to the right of your screen.


Diet and Excercise in Gestational Diabetes

Diet and Excercise in Gestational Diabetes: "Diet and Excercise in Gestational Diabetes
Diet and exercise are key to blood glucose control while pregnant with diabetes. Your diet must provide adequate nutrition for you and your baby, so you can gain the recommended amount of weight, maintain normal blood glucose levels, and avoid ketones in your urine"

"Diet and exercise...diet and exercise...diet and exercise...the diabetic mantra"

Sunday, July 24, 2005

I Love the word CURE!

BBC News | HEALTH | Hopes for diabetes cure: "Hopes for diabetes cure

The treatment offers a permanent cure for diabetes type 1

A simple 40-day treatment that cures type 1 diabetes in mice could offer hope for a permanent cure for humans.

"If it kept mice disease free for 100 days...what does that workout to in human years...?