New Research Offers Positive Diabetes News

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Perhaps you’re familiar with the widely publicized report published in 2010 by the Centers for Disease Control, which predicts, by the year 2050, one-third of U.S. adults will have diabetes and even more will be pre-diabetic. It would seem implausible for any good news about diabetes statistics to manifest considering such dire predictions.  Well, good news is here, despite the …

High Fiber Diets Prevent a Deadly Diabetes Side Effect

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One of the biggest early mortality side-effects for diabetics is heart attacks. But a recent study says that those who have experienced heart attacks but then adopted a high fiber diet had a much lower risk of dying. The study tracked over 2,200 women and 1,800 men who had survived a first heart attack and never had a stroke. The …

What to do When You Have Low Blood Sugar

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It’s a hot, sultry day. But you want to get some exercise. So you walk a neighborhood trail that has a very steep section. You’re huffing and puffing and sweating, grateful for the fresh air and spiritual well-being of sauntering in the great outdoors. But when you crest the steep hill, you become weak and you feel like you’re going …

Exercise During Pregnancy Prevents Gestational Diabetes from Developing into Type 2

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Up to 10 percent of all expecting mothers may develop gestational diabetes, and most of these women are ones who are older, heavier and non-Caucasian.  But even if gestational diabetes develops, if, postpartum, you up your daily exercise routine by 20 minutes or more each day, the chances of developing type 2 diabetes are greatly reduced.  The study, published online …

Confessions of a diabetic pasta lover

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Did you know that when you eat a very large serving of pasta, what you are actually doing is feeding the brain’s reward circuitry, firing up the pleasure centers of the brain’s neurons. But how do you feel, say, within a couple hours of overindulging on pasta? Chances are, not very energetic. Though eating lots of pasta can trigger the …