AskNadia: Commodity Foods and the Diabetes Epidemic

Dear Nadia:  Any newer research? The epidemic continues to worsen. Any thoughts regarding eating only commodity foods to treat type 2 diabetes?  Peter Dear Peter: For readers who are unfamiliar with “commodity foods,” they are foods made available to low-income seniors 60 and over by the US Department of Agriculture. The foods provided are divided among eight   categories (go here to see the list): Vegetables

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Five Foods to Avoid When Suffering With Arthritis

By Nicole Visnic Did you know arthritis is the leading cause of chronic illness in the United States? It affects nearly 40 million people every year with over 100 different forms causing joint pain or joint disease due to inflammation. With over 15 years’ experience, Nicole Visnic, CCN for LifeSpan Medicine, is an expert in nutrition. Visnic is dedicated to reducing joint pain and inflammation tailoring menus

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Diabetes Health in the News Podcast: Fresh Fruit Lowers Heart Disease Risk

https://media.blubrry.com/diabeteshealthpodcast/p/www.diabeteshealth.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/May-25_-2016_-6_18_31-AM.m4aPodcast: Play in new window | DownloadNew research has found that fresh fruit consumption is associated with lower risks of stroke and heart attacks. These findings came from multiple annual studies that examined about 500,000 Chinese adults. Participants were chosen on the basis that they did not have a history of anti-hypertensive treatments or heart disease prior to partaking in the study. The findings showed

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Diabetes Health in the News Podcast: Healthy Diet Reduces Blood Pressure Risks after Gestational Diabetes

https://media.blubrry.com/diabeteshealthpodcast/p/www.diabeteshealth.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/May-16_-2016_-12_06_08-AM.m4aPodcast: Play in new window | DownloadGestational diabetes raises a woman’s risk of experiencing high blood pressure later in life. However, a new study completed at the National Institute of Health found that eating a healthy diet could reduce that risk. This study tracked about 4,000 women with a history of gestational diabetes. Over a period of about 18 years, 1,069 women developed high blood

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Diabetes Health in the News Podcast: Breakfast At School Doesn’t Increase Obesity

https://media.blubrry.com/diabeteshealthpodcast/p/www.diabeteshealth.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Apr-20_-2016_-10_31_09-PM.m4aPodcast: Play in new window | DownloadA new study has found that while the number of kids in New York City who eat breakfast at school is on the rise, the obesity rate is not. Free breakfasts have been available to New York City students since 2003, and they’ve been served in the classroom since 2007. Despite the concerns from critics, there hasn’t been any

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AskNadia: Does Diabetes Increases My Risk for Alzheimer

Why is being a diabetic increase my chances for having Alzheimer? Debbie Johnson Michigan Dear Debbie, Alzheimer, like type 2 diabetes is an aging disease. What they have in common; both are a result of chronic insulin resistance. For people living with diabetes, insulin resistance can affect eyes, feet, nerves, and kidneys. The body’s inability to metabolize sugar and convert it to energy affects the

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Diabetes Health Type 1: More Body Fat Lost with Low-Fat Diet than Low-Carb

  By Stephanie Clarke For years, many people have believed that the best way to lose weight is to follow a low-carb diet, with diets like Atkins and South Beach gaining in popularity. However, a recent study found that a low-fat diet actually has better results that cutting out carbohydrates. The study was completed at the National Institutes of Health, and participants stayed in their

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After Twenty-one Years With Type 2 Diabetes, Bonny Damocles Feels Better Than Ever

Diabetes Health Staff Bonny Damocles, a longtime fan of TV shows like “Wild Kingdom,” looked at his type 2 diabetes diagnosis as his opportunity to take a walk on the wild side. When the Michigan resident learned that he had diabetes more than two decades ago, he immediately began thinking about how lions survive in the wild as inspiration for his own diet plan. Taking

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Five Ways to Get Back on Track When You’re Burned Out

Burnout is common among people with diabetes, especially those who have had the disease for years, even decades. Diabetes management can be exhausting, confusing, and frustrating, particularly when you think you are doing everything right but your blood sugars still fail to cooperate. We’ve all heard the saying, “When the going gets tough, the tough get going.”  In terms of diabetes, this means recognizing that

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