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

The Low-Carb Vegetarian

February 24th, 2008 · 11 Comments

My friend Barry may have a problem. Last Thanksgiving he found out that he has diabetes.

Many people go into denial when they get the news. Not Barry, who immediately took control of his condition with a low-carb diet, stepped up exercise, and the medication that his doctor prescribed.
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The Hunger Hormones

January 17th, 2008 · No Comments

We know from the pioneering practice of Dr. Richard K. Bernstein and the late Dr. Robert C. Atkins that following a low-carbohydrate diet is especially powerful for people with diabetes. When we go on a low-carb diet we have much greater control over our blood glucose. We also have a lot less hunger, making weight loss much easier.

After reading the stimulating new book Good Calories, Bad Calories by Gary Taubes I began to follow a low-carb diet myself. Taubes offered in that book one take on how a low-carb diet works to suppress hunger. I summarized the cascade of events in a recent article here, “How Eating Can Make You Hungry.”
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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

The information in this early article is updated in my article at “Is Dreamfields Pasta Good for People with Diabetes?

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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