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

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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Posted in: Exercise For Diabetes

Diabetes Podcasts

September 14th, 2006 · No Comments

Now that you are reading a blog about diabetes, you might consider listening to another recent innovation that has several things in common with blogs. I mean podcasts. [Read more →]

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Posted in: Psychosocial

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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Posted in: Diabetes Diet

Zinc-Fingered Therapy

July 10th, 2006 · No Comments

Neuropathy is such a common and painful complication of diabetes that I watch out for all research reports about it, no matter now preliminary. Half of all of us who have diabetes have some form of neuropathy. [Read more →]

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Posted in: Diabetes Complications

New Time to Test Glucose Levels

June 19th, 2006 · No Comments

If your blood glucose is under good control, it’s still better to check it after meals rather than before breakfast, as I wrote here recently. But new research presented at the American Diabetes Association’s 66th Scientific Sessions that I just attended in Washington indicates that it might make sense to check your blood glucose levels sooner after eating than we previously thought. [Read more →]

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Posted in: Diabetes Testing

The GlycoMark Test

June 15th, 2006 · No Comments

The technical name of the new test for blood glucose control will never be a big hit. But the test itself is the next big thing in diabetes. [Read more →]

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Leptin and Diabetes

May 16th, 2006 · No Comments

Until a few days ago when a correspondent asked me about two recent books dealing with leptin, I had assumed that interest in this hormone that can cause obesity had waned. There was a big flurry of interest in the early 1990s, when the first leptin studies came out, but little in the popular press since then. [Read more →]

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Posted in: Diabetes Medication

The Byetta Mystery

April 19th, 2006 · No Comments

The biggest mystery about Byetta is why some people are so successful at losing a lot of weight on it and others are not. I know people who have lost more than 60 pounds in less than a year on Byetta. Yet I hear of others who have lost very little weight, if any. [Read more →]

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Curing Diabetes

March 3rd, 2006 · No Comments

Except for the scammers, everyone knows that there’s no cure for diabetes. If you search Google for “cure diabetes” you will find dozens of ways to waste your money. [Read more →]

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Posted in: Diabetes Medication

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