If you have Type 2 diabetes and are experiencing severe dizziness and shaking, and the overwhelming desire to eat, you may be experiencing something that few Type 2s are told about– LOW blood sugar. (Please note: The medical information on this site is provided as an information resource only, and is not to be used […]

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One of the risk factors for developing diabetes is having family members who already have Type 2, but a recent study shows that spouses of people with Type 2 diabetes are 26% more likely to develop diabetes themselves. This study and the fact that diabetes in your family means that you have a higher risk […]

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Sometimes science is counter-intuitive, meaning sometimes the results of studies contradict long-held wisdom about the benefits or negative effects of a given treatment or food. Chalk today’s information up in the unexpected department, for sure– this great New York Times article reviews two recent studies that suggest that taking antioxidant supplements (like Vitamin C or […]

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Put down that glass of orange juice. Some very interesting research from Glasgow shows that fruit juice has as many calories and grams of sugar as the same amount of soda. Even “pure” (meaning no sugar added) fruit juice still has a tremendous amount of naturally-occurring sugar. While this is at odds with the perception […]

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Concerned that you or someone you love might have diabetes? The American Diabetes Association provides a list of common symptoms of Type 2 in this great online resource—everything from going to the bathroom very often to extreme fatigue to blurry vision. The important thing to remember here is that some Type 2 patients have no […]

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Another great article from David Spero at Diabetes Self-Management explaining what stress is, how it works, how it can impact your diabetes…. And what you can do about it! As David points out, stress can be a major contributor to diabetes, so understanding it is super-important. “Real” stress (and the article makes a great distinction […]

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Today’s article is an in-depth look at cholesterol– why it’s important, what it tells you and what some of the “natural” options are for lowering it. High cholesterol raises your risk of heart disease whether you have diabetes or not. It’s super-important for people with diabetes to lower their cholesterol because they are at higher […]

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A fantastic article today from Diabetes Daily’s fabulous writer Ginger Vieira about the importance of whole, real foods in your diet. She explains where many of us can go wrong on popular diets (everything from gluten-free to Paleo to vegan diets)– by not eliminating processed foods. Whether you have diabetes or not, this is a […]

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New research shows that an A1C test (which has been used as a tool that can diagnose diabetes) is also a valuable test to screen for diabetes in high-risk populations. An A1C test measures the amount of glycated hemoglobin in your blood– the higher your blood sugar, the more glycated hemoglobin in your blood. That […]

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This great article for people with diabetes from legendary diabetes educator Gary Scheiner takes a look at the impact of caffeine on blood sugar. And for some people with diabetes, the answer to that question is “yes” and for some people it’s “no.” This article provides a helpful list of the amount of caffeine in […]

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