Do you have Type 2 Diabetes and feel stressed and discouraged anytime you hear the word “diet”? Well, you’re not alone, and WebMD has a great “mythbuster” article about some of the most common misconceptions about what people with diabetes can and cannot eat. This article reviews ten diabetes myths and then debunks each of […]

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It’s true! Eating berries and dark chocolate, and drinking tea and red wine may lower your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes (see article here). It turns out that those foods contain certain groups of flavonoids that can lower insulin resistance and regulate blood sugar, in turn potentially reducing the risk of developing Type 2 […]

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Do you love rice? Here’s an interesting article on the benefits of switching from white rice to brown rice. This study was done in populations outside the US (where a rice-centered diet is much more common and rates of diabetes are sky-rocketing), but still has some interesting learnings for people with diabetes or pre-diabetes in […]

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A new product for Type 2 Diabetes was approved in January—Forxiga, from Astra-Zeneca. Forxiga is a drug that lowers blood glucose levels by promoting a loss of glucose in the urine. It’s from a class of drugs called SGLT-2 inhibitors—similar to Invokana, a drug from Johnson & Johnson that’s currently on the market. Learn much […]

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Most people with diabetes are told to start monitoring their blood sugar when they’re first diagnosed. This article from Diabetes Self-Management points out something else that people with diabetes should be keeping an eye on… their blood pressure. People with diabetes are more likely to have high blood pressure than the rest of the population […]

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There was more good news on the Mediterranean diet last week this time specifically related to people at risk for developing with diabetes. Previous research suggests that eating a Mediterranean diet is associated with a reduced risk of death from heart disease and cancer, and now it seems that it may help reduce the risk for […]

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A study released a few weeks ago shows that people who walk enough to meet or exceed physical activity recommendations (right now the American Heart Association recommends that adults get two and a half hours per week of physical activity) may be less likely to die early than those who only walk a little. Interestingly, […]

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This article from WebMD highlights the Atkins diet—what it is, how to start it and the rationale behind it. The question is—is it a good choice for people with diabetes? There’s lots of evidence that a low-carb diet for people with diabetes makes sense (see here and here) and the Atkins website has some interesting […]

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New research suggests that being fit is more important than being thin with regards to improving the health of people with pre-diabetes. People in this study with pre-diabetes who had good cardiovascular health had a lower risk of death than those who were less fit. According to this research, exercise may be an even more […]

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