Did you know that people with diabetes are twice as likely to have a heart attack as people without diabetes? It’s true—and even more sobering, the cause of death for 80% of people with diabetes is heart attack or stroke. There has been lots in the news lately about a new diabetes drug that reduced […]

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We’re in Stockholm at a diabetes conference (EASD) where some exciting clinical trial results were just announced— a new diabetes drug was shown to reduce the risk of death in people with type 2 diabetes by 32%, reduce the number of cardiovascular events by 14% and the number of deaths related to cardiovascular-related deaths by 38%. […]

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New research shows what many people with diabetes have long suspected– testing blood sugar, even if you’re not on insulin, can be a valuable tool for living a healthy life with diabetes. In the study, researchers helped patients with type 2 set up personalized schedules for testing blood sugar that would give both the patient […]

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It seems that there’s always someone on the internet or the radio claiming to have a cure for diabetes… is that even possible? Today we get to the bottom of whether it’s possible to “cure” type 2 diabetes with a no-hype answer from the amazing folks over at DiaTribe. Be sure to read the full […]

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Sleep is critical for good health—both for people with diabetes and those without it. If you’re one of the millions of Americans who struggles with insomnia (and you’re certainly not alone—30% of Americans report having at least some of the symptoms of insomnia), you may be curious to know what the data shows works most […]

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Sleep is critical for good health– both for people with diabetes and those without it. If you’re one of the millions of Americans who struggles with insomnia (and you’re certainly not alone– 30% of Americans report having at least some of the symptoms of insomnia), you may be curious to know what the data shows […]

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When people talk about how to lose weight, the answer is always the same– “diet and exercise”.  But is one of them more important for weight loss… and if so, which one? This New York Times article makes the case that when it comes to losing weight, eating less is way more important than exercising. […]

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We wrote last week that cutting your soda intake by ONE soda a day can lower your risk of developing diabetes by 20%! Curious to know other things that can help you prevent diabetes? Today’s article features new research that demonstrates that both exercise and calorie restriction have benefits for lowering one’s diabetes risk. Researchers […]

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One of the characteristics of type 2 diabetes is insulin resistance, which means that your body doesn’t use insulin properly. That’s why foods that require large amounts of insulin for your body to process (like foods that are high in carbohydrates) are really challenging for people with diabetes. Eating too many foods that are high […]

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For people with diabetes who have high cholesterol, there’s another reason (besides the fact that they are low on the glycemic index and have lots of beneficial fiber) to eat beans and peas– it seems that they also lower levels of bad cholesterol (LDL). In a review of clinical trials, researchers found that eating about […]

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