My New Diabetes Articles for HealthCentral:
I am not happy that for more than three months I have not been able to get back down to my weight goal. When I do, I will be happy again. Then, I will be disciplined and not obsessive.
Diabetes support groups can help anyone who has pre-diabetes, weight problems, or just wants to live a healthy lifestyle. But those of us who already have diabetes are the most motivated to manage our health
One of the questions people ask me the most often is why their blood glucose was high. The answer is almost always because of the amount of starch they ate.
A meta-analysis just published shows that cinnamon -- especially cinnamon extract -- produces a modest but statistically significant reduction in fasting blood glucose. This gives me third thoughts.
- Fitness and Photograph for Fun:
In August 2011 the Kesavadev Trust in Kerala, India, gave me an award for my diabetes work. I won the 2011 Diabscreen Kerala Kesavadev Award, which includes a cash prize of Rs.15,000, a citation, and a statuette. The citation says -- and here I modestly quote -- “the eminent international journalist Mr. David Mendosa for his incredible contributions to the field of diabetes and to the society at large.”
Many people have tried over last few decades to find a means for measuring glucose without drawing blood or causing pain. But in spite of brilliant, determined, and resourceful investigators and the investment of hundreds of millions of dollars, no one has yet succeeded.
As a scientist and technical executive in the industry for many years, Dr. John L. Smith participated in the evaluation of more than a hundred such attempts, only to see the same technology investigated time and time again, primarily because no one had detailed why previous attempts had not succeeded. He is the former CEO of Fovioptics and earlier the chief scientific officer of LifeScan. In a 24-year career he professionally evaluated more than 100 noninvasive meter technologies.
Dr. Smith wrote the first edition of a book on the subject in 2006, and I hosted it here. Five years later, while we have yet to witness success, many more attempts have been made, and a second revised and expanded edition of the book, The Pursuit of Noninvasive Glucose: "Hunting the Deceitful Turkey," is now complete and has once again been made available for everyone to read. It is dedicated to the hope that someday this long-sought goal will finally be achieved. You can read the entire book at http://www.mendosa.com/noninvasive_glucose.pdf
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 Wednesday, September 28, 2011, at 7 p.m. CST, 8 p.m. EST, 6 p.m. MST, and 5 p.m. PST. He designed it to answer your most important questions concerning diabetes and to offer his thoughts on the latest developments in this area.
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.
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