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Diabetes Update #214: The Cost of Diabetes

May 1, 2016

By David Mendosa


My New Diabetes Articles for HealthCentral:

Last month I published six more of my diabetes articles about how to manage our condition:

Incompatible Kidney Transplants May Offer Longer Life
Kidney failure is a devastating complication of uncontrolled diabetes. But a new study shows that an incompatible transplant saves many lives.

The High Cost of Diabetes
When you manage your diabetes, the disease isn’t too expensive. But if you don’t, your costs as well as your pain and suffering can be terrible.

Four Ways to Make Vegetarian Sandwiches Without Bread
People with diabetes can enjoy sandwiches even when we follow a vegetarian low-carb diet. Here’s how.

With Fewer Carbs Means You Take Less Medicine
People with diabetes who eat low-carb need 40% less medicine than those who eat high-carb.

Mindfulness Leads to Better Blood Glucose
A new study investigated the relationship between mindfulness and diabetes in hundreds of people and found that being mindful reduces our blood glucose levels.

Do Tai Chi for Your Heart
Seemingly simple and deceptively gentle, tai chi brings many health benefits to people with diabetes.

 

My Slideshows​

I write slideshows about diabetes for HealthCentral.com. These are my new ones:

Portion Control for Better Diabetes Management
Knowing and controlling the portions of the food that you eat is essential both for managing your blood glucose and for managing your weight.

The 10 Best Low-Glycemic Foods
The foods that will help you the most to manage your diabetes are the ones that will have little or no effect on your blood glucose.


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 available free either on the Internet or by phone. You can click to register at no cost here: www.askdrbernstein.com and you can ask a question or not as you choose.

The webcast is available for ten days at www.askdrbernstein.com, and then it is moved over to www.thebernsteinconnection.com, where a membership fee provides access all of his videos, webcasts, and transcripts.

Dr. Bernstein's next live webcast will be on Wednesday, May 25, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. CST, 8:00 p.m. EST, 6:00 p.m. MST, and 5:00 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.


New Flickr Site

I keep adding some of my favorites nature photographs on Flickr.com. In the past month I have added several more. You can find them the easiest way by clicking here


Searching for My Articles
Whenever you want to find anything that I have written about diabetes -- whether on my website or on HealthCentral 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 HealthCentral, which is now a part of Remedy Health Media.

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.


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