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

Splenda or Stevia ?

February 21st, 2007 · 9 Comments

Is it better to sweeten with Splenda, the McNeil Nutritionals brand of sucralose, or with one of the many brands of stevia? I keep changing my mind on this question and going back and forth between them. I suspect that I’m not the only one puzzling over this issue. [Read more →]

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Take This with Just a Grain of Salt

February 6th, 2007 · No Comments

When I was in high school, I lived in Southern California on the edge of the Colorado Desert. It was hot. In the summer it was especially hot. One summer I worked in a dairy washing bottles. That was incredibly hot. [Read more →]

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Antioxidant Foods

December 27th, 2006 · 3 Comments

Of the three cornerstones of diabetes control – nutrition, exercise, and medication – nutrition has to be the most interesting. That’s especially true because none of us knows much about it. [Read more →]

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Exercise and Diabetes

November 29th, 2006 · No Comments

As winter sets in and as the season of gluttony arrives, three studies in November issues of scientific journals appropriately focus on the benefits of exercise. It’s none too soon for me since I haven’t hit the trail for two weeks. [Read more →]

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David’s Diabetes Diet

September 26th, 2006 · 36 Comments

The food choices on my diet are easy. What I eat must taste great and provide great nutrition. Great taste is subjective and certainly varies from person to person. But great nutrition is objective.

All of us are still learning about nutrition. But we do know the foods that are good for us and those that we should avoid. [Read more →]

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New Nutrition Recommendations

September 3rd, 2006 · 4 Comments

The American Diabetes Association’s nutrition recommendations just came out, and I am disappointed.

This ADA position statement for 2006 updates the 2004 recommendations. The organization’s nutrition recommendations are the most influential – and controversial – recommendations that the ADA makes. [Read more →]

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Mindless Eating

August 24th, 2006 · No Comments

Brian Wansink loaned me the title for this article. I borrowed it from his forthcoming book, Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More That We Think. [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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Living the Good Life with Diabetes

July 5th, 2006 · 1 Comment

To live a good life with diabetes has to mean first that we control our blood glucose. But it also means enjoying the good things in life. [Read more →]

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Eating to Lose Weight

July 5th, 2006 · 1 Comment

A presentation on June 10 at the 66th Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association in Washington, D.C., finally proved that you can lose weight by eating. [Read more →]

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