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Diabetes Developments - A blog on latest developments in diabetes by David Mendosa
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Eat Fat, Grow Thin

December 2nd, 2007 · No Comments

The conventional wisdom of our health professionals is that a calorie is a calorie. “From a purely thermodynamic point of view, this is clear because the human body or, indeed, any living organism cannot create or destroy energy but can only convert energy from one form to another.” [Read more →]

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Posted in: Food

Diabetes Guilt

April 10th, 2007 · No Comments

For lots of people the hardest question is, “What are you doing to control your diabetes?” That’s what a leader of some new focus groups tells me.

“If they have type 2 diabetes, they feel guilty about it,” she tells me. “So they won’t open up about their diet, exercise, testing, and how they take their prescribed medication.” [Read more →]

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Faking It

January 18th, 2007 · No Comments

It’s not just a theory that it’s better to be optimistic than pessimistic. Researchers have studied it for more than 40 years among almost 7,000 men and women and have found it to be true. [Read more →]

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Telemonitoring Proof

December 6th, 2006 · No Comments

People with diabetes have been among the quickest to embrace the Internet. Their doctors have probably been the slowest.

This will change as soon as physicians catch on to the impact of a long-term study. This study compares the A1C levels of people with type 2 diabetes in an Internet-based glucose monitoring system with those in a control group. [Read more →]

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Posted in: Testing

The A1C Meter

September 18th, 2006 · 3 Comments

Soon we will be able to test our A1C at home again. Right now if you want to track your A1C, you will need to go to your doctor’s office or a lab that your doctor sends you to or mail in one of the test kits. [Read more →]

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Size Matters

July 28th, 2006 · No Comments

How much we eat matters. It determines our size, which in turn is the most important part of controlling our diabetes.

But what determines how much we eat? It can’t be just because we are hungry, since almost everyone overeats sometimes. We get cues from our environment. [Read more →]

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