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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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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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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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 →]
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 →]
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 →]
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 →]
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 →]