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 →]
December 2nd, 2007 · No Comments
November 1st, 2007 · No Comments
We already had several good reasons to lose weight. Now we have another one.
The overwhelming majority of those of us adults who have been diagnosed with diabetes are overweight or obese. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that 85.2 percent of us are either overweight or obese, of which 54.8 percent of us are obese. This is based on large surveys of Americans with diabetes. [Read more →]
September 30th, 2007 · No Comments
Wearing my new Guardian REAL-Time continuous glucose monitor continues to give me a lot more help in controlling my glucose levels than I ever expected. Few people who don’t have type 1 diabetes have used continuous monitors until recently. Most of the people with type 2 who have been using them take insulin, which makes glucose control critical. [Read more →]
July 26th, 2007 · No Comments
March 8th, 2007 · No Comments
If you are one of the small minority of those of us who have diabetes but have a normal weight, you are excused. You can read my other articles here.
But if you are among the 85 percent of people with diabetes who are overweight, please read on. Please also send me your comments on the successful strategies that you use to lose weight. I want to be able to include your best tips in my forthcoming book. [Read more →]
November 1st, 2006 · 5 Comments
John Dodson is the poster boy for the Byetta revolution. The New York Times featured and photographed him in perhaps the most influential article ever about Byetta, Alex Berenson’s “A Ray of Hope for Diabetics,” in its March 2 issue. [Read more →]
August 16th, 2006 · 2 Comments
The pounds keep coming off.
In my previous progress report here about my weight loss on Byetta I was just getting started. In my first month and one-half of taking this new medicine for diabetes I wrote that I had lost 22 pounds. [Read more →]
July 5th, 2006 · 1 Comment
A presentation on June 10 at the 66th Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association in Washington, D.C., finally proved that you can lose weight by eating. [Read more →]
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 →]
March 31st, 2006 · 7 Comments
Byetta the new medicine for people with type 2 diabetes works for me even better than I had ever imagined. As I write, I just came back home in Boulder, Colorado, from a follow-up visit to my doctor, Jeffrey N. Gerber, whose office is in Littleton, south of Denver. [Read more →]