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Diabetes Developments - A blog on latest developments in diabetes by David Mendosa
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Glycemic Coffee

December 23rd, 2007 · 46 Comments

Ever since I discovered the glycemic index a dozen years ago, I thought that I knew that anything we eat or drink has to have calories for it to raise our blood glucose levels. In fact, those calories have to come from carbohydrates – not protein or fat – to give those levels much of a spike.

Now, however, new studies have found a strange and disturbing exception to the rule. [Read more →]

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Nutrition Scales

December 16th, 2007 · 5 Comments

All the real diet books say to start with a food diary. For the 85 percent of those of us with diabetes who are overweight or obese and are presumably trying to get down to something more healthy that sounds easy enough. [Read more →]

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The Trouble with Non-Caloric Sweeteners

November 22nd, 2007 · No Comments

Non-caloric sweeteners like stevia and Splenda and others might be better for those of us with type 2 diabetes than old-fashioned table sugar and the more recent high-fructose corn syrup. We don’t need the extra calories that these sugars provide or their impact on our livers or the blood glucose spikes that they give us. [Read more →]

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The Trouble with Diet Soda

November 4th, 2007 · No Comments

Most of us probably assume that if your only beverage choices were diet or regular soda, the diet variety would be better. After all, drinks made with non-nutritive sweeteners do give us fewer calories.

But recent studies indicate that drinking diet soda can lead to our gaining weight. They can raise the A1C levels of those of us who have diabetes. And drinking them is also associated with a greater risk of heart disease. [Read more →]

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Z Trim Fat Replacement

October 7th, 2007 · 3 Comments

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could get the same texture and mouth feel in our food without fat? It would be wonderful because we have two or three big reasons to cut back on the amount of fat that we eat. [Read more →]

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Dreamfields Calories

September 13th, 2007 · 4 Comments

My article about Dreamfields Pasta here last month seemed to have something missing. I started to think about this one evening while enjoying a plate of their linguine. [Read more →]

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Drinking Calories

September 6th, 2007 · 2 Comments

Nutritionists used to say that a carb is a carb is a carb. Now that they understand the glycemic index they know that’s not true.

They also used to say that a calorie is a calorie is a calorie. But now we have evidence that this isn’t true either. [Read more →]

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