AskNadia: Does Taking One Baby Aspirin for Cardiovascular Benefit Men Only?

Hello Nadia, I read somewhere that the cardiovascular benefits of one baby aspirin a night only applies to men….is this true? My GP has me taking one baby aspirin at bed time due to my family history of cardiovascular disease (father, deceased of CHF at 65; first heart attack at age 50) although I show no signs/symptoms thus far (normal to low BP, clear cardiac

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AskNadia: Pre-diabetes and How The Glycemic Index Affects My A1C

Dear Nadia:   I am currently on a “pre-diabetic” watch because of excessive thirst and urination. My current A1c is 5.7. My last fasting glucose at eight hours was 106; at 12 hours 93.      After those readings I had a freshly squeezed carrot/apple juice ( two apples, two carrots) drink. An hour later my glucose was 77. I looked a little pale but was

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AskNadia: What’s Your Exercise Story

Dear Nadia: I know I need to exercise because of my diabetes, but I just can’t get motivated to get going.  Any tips on how to get started? Katherine, De Moines Iowa Dear Katherine, People with and without diabetes face the same challenge, in staying motivated to exercise on a regular basis. My advice? Try to find something that fits into your everyday life. This

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AskNadia: What’s Your Gym Workout Plan for Type 1 Diabetes

Dear Nadia, I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes three years ago when I was 15. I would like to start going to the gym but am scared of low blood sugar. Brandon H, Dear Brandon, That’s great that you like to go the gym. Exercise is great for your blood sugars, A1C and keeping your weight down. Working out at the gym should also

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Diabetes Health in the News Podcast: Exercise May Temporarily Suppress Appetite

New research has indicated that exercise can help to suppress the appetite temporarily. In the study, participants were placed into two groups – one that cut back on their food intake and one that exercised. Both groups either burned or reduced the same number of calories, but the exercise group later ate about one-third less when served a buffet-style meal. Another part of the study

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Type 1 Diabetes: A Running Start

I’ve started running. To be specific, I’m using the Couch to 5K program, an iPhone app that leads you, or someone you love, through a series of intensifying workouts. I’ve never been one for tough exercise. Even in grade school and middle school, I was far more content to walk or stroll, rather than really pushing myself. But as I’ve gotten a bit older, it’s

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Diabetes Health in the News Podcast: Family History of Diabetes Can Lead to Impaired Exercise Response

https://media.blubrry.com/diabeteshealthpodcast/p/www.diabeteshealth.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/Nov-18_-2015_-11_58_07-PM.m4aPodcast: Play in new window | DownloadClick here to listen to today’s Diabetes Health in the News Podcast! Swedish researchers have recently found that healthy individuals with a family history of type 2 diabetes have an impaired exercise response. Their study looked at 50 sedentary men ages 30-45 with and without a history of type 2 diabetes within a first-degree family member. It was found

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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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Great News for Insulin Pumpers

A study that followed 18,168 people with type 1 diabetes has good news for insulin pumpers. After observing this group for 6.8 years, it was found that people on insulin pumps; cut their cardiovascular risk factor by 50%, compared to the type’1’s that use multiple injections. Additionally, this group tends to smoke less, are more educated, exercise more and have lower blood pressure. The Sweedish

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Fathering a Son with Diabetes

By Joe Solowiejczyk Father’s Day is a good time to reflect upon the gift fathers give to their children and families when they assume an active role in the management of diabetes. Fathers play a pivotal role in helping the child and family cope effectively with the diagnosis and daily challenge of living with diabetes. You may be surprised to know that many physicians and

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