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

The Fat Paradox

December 6th, 2007 · 3 Comments

Almost everything that we thought we knew about fat is wrong.

The “really bad fats,” according to Barry Sears of The Zone fame, are saturated fats, trans fats, and arachidonic acid. He says that the polyunsaturated fat known as arachidonic acid “may be the most dangerous fat known when consumed in excess.” [Read more →]


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Lose Weight Without Starving

October 28th, 2007 · No Comments

When you try to lose a few pounds, do you ever get so hungry that you feel like you’re starving?

If you are in that small group of people with diabetes who isn’t trying to lose weight, please go on to something relevant to you. And if you know how to lose weight without hunger, please add your tips as comments here. [Read more →]


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Not Fat Enough

January 18th, 2006 · No Comments

Robert has type 2 diabetes and is too thin. A few days ago he wrote me that he had searched all over for help and needed “some kind of guide on gaining weight.”

He is 6′ 2″ and says that he needs 2,500 to 3,000 calories a day (because of his workout routines) to get up to 180 to 185 pounds.

Unlike Robert, almost everyone with diabetes is trying to lose weight. But a few need to gain.

It’s not only most of those with type 1 who are too thin. Even some of us with type 2 are trying to get up to a healthy weight, a problem that most people with diabetes would love to have. But aspects of the best strategy for gaining weight apply equally for those who would like to lose weight. [Read more →]


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