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Diabetes Developments - A blog on latest developments in diabetes by David Mendosa
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The GlycoMark Test

June 15th, 2006 · No Comments

The technical name of the new test for blood glucose control will never be a big hit. But the test itself is the next big thing in diabetes. [Read more →]

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Cinnamon Update

May 22nd, 2006 · No Comments

Most scientists won’t admit it, but some of them are a lot like journalists. Some people in both groups seem to get their jollies and make their reputations by debunking the work of others. [Read more →]

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What’s the Point of Testing?

May 5th, 2006 · No Comments

A new survey of people with diabetes shows that we consider blood glucose testing to be one of the least challenging aspect of managing it. Maybe that’s because we don’t know when to test and what to do with the results. [Read more →]

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Which Cinnamon?

March 17th, 2006 · No Comments

It matters which type of cinnamon you use to help control your diabetes. Some types are more expensive than others. And some types might taste better than others to you, although my taste buds aren’t sensitive enough to tell much difference. But all types of cinnamon can reduce blood glucose levels. [Read more →]

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No More Second Fiddle

March 2nd, 2006 · No Comments

When we talk about testing, it’s usually about our blood glucose meters. The lowly and inexpensive lancing device plays second fiddle.

No more. [Read more →]

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When is the best time of day to test?

November 18th, 2005 · No Comments

The preferred time to test isn’t before breakfast any more. Recent research based on studies of hundreds of people with type 2 diabetes show that high blood glucose levels after meals has a greater effect on A1C levels among people who have their diabetes under good control than among those with poor control. [Read more →]

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How Frequently Should You Test?

November 18th, 2005 · No Comments

When it comes to blood glucose testing, with only a little simplification there are three types of people in the world – those who use insulin, those who control their diabetes without insulin, and those who don’t yet have diabetes. [Read more →]

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