Monthly Archives: January 2014

News for LADA

We often talk about three forms of diabetes: type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes. But there is another type of diabetes called LADA (Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults), which can be baffling. Many adults are diagnosed with type 2 … Continue reading

Posted in about diabetes, diabetes advocacy, diabetes research | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Making eye contact

Health care providers spend too much time looking at computer screens, which can have an impact on communication with patients. Research showed that physicians spend one-third of patient visits staring at computer monitors. This is not just a problem for physicians: … Continue reading

Posted in diabetes advocacy, diabetes care, health care providers | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Paying Cash for Junk Food

Once again, food researcher Brian Wansink is uncovering important information about the way we eat – how much and what types of food – and now how payment method affects food choices. He found that American kids are more likely … Continue reading

Posted in about diabetes, diabetes and food, diabetes news, diabetes research | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Insulin For Life

I strongly believe that we can’t be an expert at everything.  Who has time? Those who work in diabetes can’t even be an expert in all aspects of diabetes. There’s just too much going on and too much to know. … Continue reading

Posted in about diabetes, diabetes advocacy, diabetes care | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

An eye on the future

What do you think about getting glucose readings from our eyeballs? It appears that tears are another way – besides blood and interstitial fluid – to check glucose levels. Since people can’t necessarily cry on demand, some researchers have figured … Continue reading

Posted in about diabetes, diabetes news, diabetes products, diabetes research | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Adding Avocado

Here’s a study that looked at whether adding avocado at lunch decreased hunger later on. It’s pretty interesting (and potentially good news if you like avocado) that adding avocado appears to decrease the desire to eat three and five hours … Continue reading

Posted in diabetes and food | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Red Light, Green Light

There is a hospital that studied what happened when they labeled food in their cafeteria with traffic light colors. Green means healthy choice, yellow means so-so, and red means less healthy choice. They reported these findings. Basically, people started buying more … Continue reading

Posted in diabetes and food, diabetes news, diabetes research | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Preaching to the Choir

U.S. News and World Report came out with their “best diets 2014,” and I must say that the first paragraph in this write-up basically sums up what’s in my book. (Well, there’s actually more, but the message about balance is … Continue reading

Posted in about diabetes, diabetes and food, diabetes books | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Avoiding Empty Calories

There is no value to “empty” calories. They come from added sugar and solid fats and provide very little nutritional value. A recent article says that only 8 to 19 percent of our daily intake should come from “empty” calories, … Continue reading

Posted in about diabetes, diabetes and food, diabetes news | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Travesty in diabetes care

Yes, travesty. It’s a dramatic word, but to me, this statistic is dramatic and not in a good way. This article reports that only 29% of people surveyed responded that they were asked for input in their       … Continue reading

Posted in about diabetes, diabetes advocacy, diabetes care, health care | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment