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

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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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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T is for Trail Food

August 12th, 2007 · No Comments

The biggest puzzle for those of us with diabetes – and anyone who cares about his or her health – is what to eat while we are away from civilization on the trail. [Read more →]


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Water Everywhere

July 17th, 2006 · No Comments

If you believed everything that you read here, there is almost nothing that you can put in your mouth and hope to live a healthy life with diabetes. This is particularly true if you have gastroparesis or paralyzed stomach, as I wrote here recently. [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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Posted in: Psychosocial

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