March 2007 Blog Posts (11)

Risks of Diabetes in Women

This excellent video discusses the higher risks faced by women with diabetes to have heart attacks, angina or heart surgery than diabetic men.

Added by Manny Hernandez on March 21, 2007 at 8:19pm — No Comments

The Sugar Solution: Book Review

The approach proposed in The Sugar Solution, by the editors of Prevention Magazine is comprehensive while not overwhelming the reader, taking you through a strategy that depends on better eating habits, an exercise routine and… Continue

Added by Manny Hernandez on March 17, 2007 at 12:44pm — No Comments

Diabetes and Alcohol

As big celebration holidays come along, like St. Patrick's Day, Cinco de Mayo and July 4th, consider the implications that alcohol has on diabetes. This excellent article on Diabetes and Alcohol by the folks at DLife does a good job at explaining this.

Added by Manny Hernandez on March 16, 2007 at 10:56am — No Comments

Sodas and Diabetes Go Hand in Hand

A few days ago, it was announced that a "consistent relationship between drinking sugary (non-diet) soft drinks and poor nutrition, increased risk for obesity -- and increased risk for diabetes", as found by a team from the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity at Yale University.

This is not to say that diet sodas are any better (they are packed with chemicals), but at the very…

Added by Manny Hernandez on March 13, 2007 at 5:43pm — No Comments

Dr. Bernstein's Diabetes Solution: a big book that won't raise your blood sugar

A revised and updated edition of the classic book written by Dr. Berstein in 2003, Diabetes Solution is available for pre-order from Back in 2005, I reviewed the previous… Continue

Added by Manny Hernandez on March 10, 2007 at 10:17am — No Comments

Conozcamos Mejor la Diabetes

Esta pagina de la Fundacion para la Diabetes de España explica muy bien lo que es la diabetes, la glucosa, la insulina, y sus funciones, los problemas asociados a altos y bajos niveles de glucosa en la sangre, y mucho más. Excelente recurso!

Added by Manny Hernandez on March 10, 2007 at 10:15am — No Comments

Redefining Diabetes Management With Inhaled Insulin

This video discusses the benefits of inhaled insulin (Exubera) for diabetes patients who have been putting off injected insulin.

Added by Manny Hernandez on March 10, 2007 at 10:14am — No Comments

Living With an Insulin Pump: A Story of Regaining Control

This video describes the life of a diabetic before and getting on an insulin pump in a little over 3 minutes. It also briefly shows the process of changing the infusion set. Best of all, it shows a person that does not pity herself but rather raises up to the challenges that diabetes presents her with... and prevails in the end.

Added by Manny Hernandez on March 10, 2007 at 10:13am — No Comments

Know Your Numbers, Outlive Your Diabetes

The most recent book on the topic I've had a chance to read oon the topic of diabetes has been Know Your Numbers, Outlive Your Diabetes by Richard Jackson, M.D. and Amy Tenderich,… Continue

Added by Manny Hernandez on March 10, 2007 at 4:45am — No Comments

Diabetes Ups Risk of Liver Cancer 2-3 Times

A new correlation between diabetes and liver cancer (one of the forms of the disease with the lowest rates of survival) has been discovered this week.

Researchers found 2061 patients with liver cancer on records spanning the five years between 1994 and 1999... Among them, the proportion of patients with diabetes was almost twice as high among those with liver cancer.

My dad was diabetic…

Added by Manny Hernandez on March 10, 2007 at 4:27am — No Comments

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Added by Manny Hernandez on March 5, 2007 at 8:30pm — No Comments

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