So far I have written 437 articles for the Health Central Network about all aspects of diabetes. In December this website published four more of my new diabetes articles:
- Testing Omega 3. An omega 3 blood test is the best tool we have to predict sudden cardiac death, which still causes about 60 percent of cardiac disease death in the United States. Now this test is available.
- Good Drugs, Bad Drugs. A study released just in the leading British medical journal has linked sulfonylureas to an increase risk for heart failure and death compared with metformin. This again raises the question why anyone with diabetes takes a sulfonylurea drug, including Amaryl, Glucotrol XL, Diaßeta, Glynase, Micronase, as well as Dymelor, Diabinese, Orinase, and Tolinase. Combination drugs like Metaglip, Glucovance, Avandaryl, and Duetact also are part sulfonylurea.
- Limiting Test Strips. Unless we totally control our blood glucose with a very low-carb diet -- where our blood glucose has essentially no ups and downs -- we need to test. But two new studies propose that health insurance should stop covering the cost of test strips except for those of us who use insulin or one of the sulfonylurea drugs.
- Winter Walking Destinations. Having a destination for a walk is the best way that I know to give us the motivation to get out and get the exercise that we all need. I hope that my winter walking destinations will give you some good ideas to help you stay fit during these cold, dark months.
Dr. Bernstein's Webcast
If you have any interest in controlling your diabetes by low-carb eating, one of the best resources is Dr. Richard K. Bernstein's monthly webcast. It's an hour of excellent diabetes education.
Dr. Bernstein's next live Tele-Seminar is Tuesday, January 26, at 8:00 PM EST, 7:00 PM CST, 6:00 PM MST, and 5:00 PM PST. He designed it to answer your most important questions concerning diabetes. The special topic will be venous stasis ulcers. The seminar is free. You can click here to register: http://www.diabetes911.net/askdrb/index.php. It's also available as a live webcast both on the Internet and by phone.
Searching for My Articles
Whenever you want to find anything that I have written about diabetes -- whether on my website or on the Health Central Network -- the easiest way is to use the search tool on my site. You can search for all of the articles on my site or for the "Diabetes Developments" blog or the "Fitness and Photography for Fun" blog or what I have written at Health Central.
Just go to mendosa.com/search and check which one of the four sites you want to search and enter what you want to find in the search block.
The Health Central Network will now notify you by email of new articles (SharePosts) by me or anyone who posts at HealthCentral.com. Just click on "Subscribe" at the top of each of my articles or on my "Profile" page.
Each month I describe and link my new Health Central articles here. But you can also use a blog reader to keep up with my articles more quickly. I use Bloglines, as I describe in my article, “Reading Health Blogs.” Go to Bloglines, click on feeds, click on add, (both in left pane), then in center pane enter at “Blog or Feed URL” click on www.healthcentral.com/diabetes/c/17/rss/. Alternatively, you can subscribe to my new articles at Health Central by taking your browser to http://www.bloglines.com/sub/http://www.healthcentral.com/diabetes/c/17/.
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