Archive for the ‘Type 2 Diabetes’ Category

High Fructose Corn Syrup

October 28, 2010 @ 11:08 am

Soda and processed-food makers insist that all sugars are the same. Yet with studies linking high fructose corn syrup to obesity, diabetes and, most recently, pancreatic cancer, big brands are quietly backing away from using the corn-based sweetener. -Source:


October 5, 2010 @ 11:29 am

“Bran, the outer coating of grains like oats, wheat, and rice, may be behind the storied health benefits of whole grains, a study found.  Women with type 2 diabetes who ate the most bran had about a third less risk of dying from any cause over 26 years than those who ate the least bran.  Other components of whole grains–germ and cereal fiber–showed no significant benefit in death rates after lifestyle and dietary were taken into account.” -source: Circulation, online May 10, 2010

Taste and Aroma of Foods

June 24, 2010 @ 11:14 am

“The taste and aroma of food can do more than simply titillate the senses:  They spur the body to produce insulin even before food is digested.  Now a study has found that the body’s response to the sensory side of a meal appears to be in part genetic and may have a link to type 2 diabetes.” Source: Science Signaling, published online March 11, 2010

Micromanaging Your Eating

May 27, 2010 @ 10:24 am

“Being too focused on carb counting can, ironically, lead people to lose sight of eating well.  A group of 8 to 21 year-olds with type 1 diabetes and their parents reported preferring packaged to whole foods – like bulk grains or beans – because the number of carbs is clearly labeled on the packaging.  Some parents limited or even excluded fruit from their child’s diet over concerns about glucose spikes.  Researchers say a healthy diet shouldn’t be just a numbers game; food quality counts too.” -Source: Diabetes Care, December 2009-

Foods You Should be Eating–but Probably Aren’t

May 12, 2010 @ 10:25 am

According to the May 2010 Diabetes Forecast, there are food we should be eating but are probably not.  Here is the list: beets, sardines, brussels sprouts, pumpkin seeds,  and kale.  For more information on these super foods and recipes read the article.

Get Active Be Healthier

May 10, 2010 @ 10:35 am

“Midlife fitness pays.  Researchers who studied date on more than 13,500 women le3arned that of those who survived to age 70 and beyond, the ones who exercised more when they were middle-aged were less likely to have one of 10 major chronic diseases, heart surgery, physical limitations, or cognitive impairment.  Even just walking made a difference in long-term health outcomes.  What’s more, the benefits showed up in both lean and overweight women.” Source: Archives of Internal Medicine, Jan 25, 2010

Protein: A Little Goes A Long Way

February 9, 2010 @ 1:08 pm

“Eating protein can help build muscle mass, but you don’t need to consume a 16oz. steak to get results.  Researchers who monitored muscle synthesis in 17 young and 17 elderly people found that eating 4 oz. of protein produced muscle, but eating an additional 8 ounces had no extra effect.  To maximize muscle production but keep the calorie and fat counts down, the study’s authors suggest spreading protein intake over three meals instead of having one large serving at dinner.” Source: Journal of the American Dietetic Association, Sept. 2009 Consider a low protein source such as a soy based protein supplement.  For more information click here.

A Wine Molecule Goes to Your Head

January 27, 2010 @ 11:28 am

“Resveratrol, a chemical found in red wine, has received a lot of attention because of studies that suggest it could someday help treat diabetes and other diseases.  Yet scientists aren’t sure how resveratrol imparts its benefits.  Now a study has found that resveratrol’s anti-diabetic activity may come straight from the top: the brain.  Lab mice on an all-you-can eat diet tend to develop diabetes.  But when researchers delivered resveratrol directly into the brains of mice with diet-induced diabetes, their blood glucose levels dropped regardless of diet or weight.  The findings suggest that resveratrol may work by interacting with receptors in the brain that control insulin.” Source: Endocrinology, Dec. 2009 For more information on a revolutionary resveratrol supplement click here

Weight Loss and Sleep

December 30, 2009 @ 2:50 pm

Weight Loss can sometimes be an effective antidote to sleep apnea, a study has found.  People with type 2 diabetes or are overweight (or both) are prone to the sleep disorder, which causes a person to struggle for air through-out the night and increases the risk of heart attack, stroke, and death.  The study placed 264 obese people with type 2 diabetes and sleep apnea in either an intensive weight loss program or a diabetes support group.  The weight loss group was told to follow a strick diet and get 175 minutes per week of exercise, such a brisk walking.  After a year, the weight-loss participants had lost an average of 24 pounds, and sleep apnea disappeared in 14 % of them. For information on an highly effective weight loss program click here:

Eat Breakfast

December 9, 2009 @ 3:16 pm

Researchers say Mom was right:  Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.  A study of 93 overweight Latino-kids with a family history of type 2 diabetes found that those who skipped breakfast had more abdominal fat than the kids who are breakfast regularly–regardless of total body fat and total daily calorie intake.  The finding is particularly important because deep abdominal fat is a rish facto for insulin resistance and diabetes.”  –Diabetes Forcast, Nov. 2009-

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