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

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: Diabetes Diet

Diabetes Myths

October 11th, 2007 · No Comments

Most of us believe in some of the myths about diabetes. Even the American Diabetes Association.

The ADA has a pretty good list of what it thinks are the main myths. But a lot of us think that its “myth #5” is in fact a fact. “If you have diabetes, you should only eat small amounts of starchy foods, such as bread, potatoes and pasta,” the ADA says. [Read more →]

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Posted in: Psychosocial

Exercise and Inflammation

July 19th, 2007 · No Comments

We know that exercise somehow reduces our risk of heart disease, the most common complication of diabetes. But we really haven’t known how. [Read more →]

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Posted in: Exercise For Diabetes

Testing Sleep Apnea at Home

March 30th, 2007 · No Comments

The biggest reason why I dragged my feet in getting treatment when I realized that I probably had sleep apnea was knowing that I would have to spend the night in a sleep lab. In the event, it wasn’t too bad, but it wasn’t any fun either. [Read more →]

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Posted in: Diabetes Complications

Successful Sleep Apnea Therapy

March 28th, 2007 · No Comments

If you have diabetes, it’s likely that you have sleep apnea too. Almost half of us have sleep apnea, and most of us don’t know it. [Read more →]

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Posted in: Diabetes Complications

Treating Sleep Apnea

January 31st, 2007 · 3 Comments

In my most recent blog article here I highlighted several of the things that diabetes and sleep apnea have in common. There is one more similarity: when we have diabetes or sleep apnea – or both conditions – we have to become an advocate for our own treatment. [Read more →]

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The Sleep Apnea-Diabetes Connection

January 31st, 2007 · No Comments

People who have diabetes and those who have sleep apnea have several things in common. There’s no cure for either condition, but both can be controlled. [Read more →]

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Posted in: Diabetes Complications

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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Posted in: Psychosocial

Meet Your Set Point

January 10th, 2007 · No Comments

If you think that the world is conspiring against you when you try to lose weight, you’re right.

It’s not only the food industry that is producing more low-cost food than we can eat. It’s not only our restaurants, which are serving bigger portions than ever. [Read more →]

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Posted in: Exercise For Diabetes

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: Diabetes Testing

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