Lifestyle & Diet

What are the Pros and Cons of Intermittent Fasting?

Intermittent fasting is a popular topic in diet and weight management. It does not focus on the diet, but rather on the pattern of eating. Previous studies have linked intermittent fasting to weight loss, and it may have other benefits for health as well, but are there any negatives associated with it? Read more

Too Many Carbs Can Result in Diabetes

Research has shown that excess carbohydrates and other foods that raise the body’s dietary inflammatory index (DII) can lead to severe diabetes. Dietary Inflammatory index is a measure of the potential of a particular diet to raise the concentrations of inflammatory markers in the blood plasma. Read more

A Healthy Lifestyle Can Stave off Disease up to 10 Years

A study that followed 111,000 people for over 20 years found that women can gain an additional ten years and men seven years of life free of cancer, heart problems and type-2 diabetes if they maintain a healthy lifestyle. The necessary steps for health are exercising regularly, drinking in moderation only, maintaining a healthy weight […]

Mediterranean Diet May Help Slow Cognitive Decline

Previous research has suggested that eating foods like those found in the Mediterranean diet might help to protect against cognitive decline, as well as in preventing and controlling type 2 diabetes. A recent study set out to examine this in more depth, looking at the “association of a Mediterranean diet score with a 2-year change […]

Keeping Your New Year’s Exercise Motivation

At this time of year, fitness clubs and gyms run specials to bring in new members. These clubs know that most of those people will no longer be regularly attending classes or doing workouts by spring. Diabetes exercise expert Dr. Sheri Colberg shares her tips to help you avoid becoming one of those exercise dropouts. […]

Videogame Exercise can be Beneficial

A recent study looked at exercise videogames to see if they could have a positive effect on a person’s average daily exercise time as well as their HbA1c, compared to more traditional forms of exercise. Read more

Tattoo Safety with Diabetes

If you have diabetes and are considering getting a tattoo, there are some things to be aware of to ensure you have a positive experience. Blood pressure and blood sugar levels can both rise while a tattoo is being applied, and high blood sugar levels can also complicate the healing process, increasing the risk of […]

Both Sugary and Artificially Sweetened Drinks May Increase Diabetes Risk

A recent study evaluated whether increasing consumption of sugary or artificially sweetened beverages over time was associated with a subsequently increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Read more

Coping with Holidays with Diabetes

Changes in schedules and eating habits can pose challenges for people with diabetes. These tips can help you keep your diet and blood sugar management on track over the holiday season. Read more

Ultra Processed Foods Increase Type 2 Risk

Eating ultra-processed food is associated with increased risk for type 2 diabetes, according to a new study from French researchers. Ultra-processed foods are often high in calories and low in nutrients. Previous studies have found a diet high in these foods to be associated with health problems including heart disease, obesity and certain cancers. Read […]

Is Breastfeeding Beneficial to Mothers’ Heart Health?

Breast milk is deemed to be the “best” for baby, but a recent study suggests there may be additional benefits for mothers and their long-term health in the form of improved cardiovascular health and reduced risk of type 2 diabetes. Read more

Intermittent Fasting to Reduce Diabetes Risk

Intermittent fasting, which is also known as time-restricted eating (TRE), could help people with metabolic syndrome prevent their condition from progressing to type 2 diabetes, according to a recent study. Study participants were instructed to continue eating their regular diet but to fit all meals within a 10-hour window, while fasting for the other 14 […]

Carb Loading for Athletes with Diabetes

For an athlete with diabetes, even a single day with enough carbohydrate and food intake and rest or tapering can effectively maximize your carbohydrate stores, according to diabetes and exercise expert Dr. Sheri Colberg. Read more

Maternal Health And Childhood Obesity

Childhood obesity is a has many causes, and some evidence suggests possible exposure to in utero maternal obesity or gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) might have a role. Read more

Circadian Clocks Disrupted by Glucose, Obesity

The circadian clocks inside the body’s cells that help regulate timing of many body functions and control cardiovascular disease risks within a 24-hour day appear to be affected by high glucose in obesity. “We know that high glucose impairs circadian clock functions, but now we want to know [if] by fixing the clock can we […]

Is There a “Best” Time of Day to Exercise?

When you have diabetes, whether there is a “best” time of day to exercise can depend on many things — whether you’re trying to lose weight or manage glucose; whether or not you take insulin; what kind of physical activity you’re doing, and many more. Diabetes exercise expert Dr. Sheri Colberg gives her insight into […]

Reversing Metabolic Syndrome and Preventing Type 2

Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is a set of interconnected biochemical, clinical, and metabolic factors that increase risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes. Characteristics of MetS include high blood pressure, high blood glucose, and excess body fat around the waist. Carbohydrate intake stimulates insulin secretion, which in turn stimulates fat storage, is linked to MetS. […]

Type 1 Cannabis Users at Greater Risk for Ketoacidosis

Adults with type 1 diabetes who use cannabis products are more than twice as likely to develop diabetic ketoacidosis as non-cannabis users with type 1, according to a recent study. The researchers say increased appetite due to cannabis use may be a factor, along with impaired ability to manage diabetes. Read more

Mediterranean Diet and Pregnancy

Currently there is no clear consensus on dietary recommendations for pregnant women with high metabolic risks for gestational diabetes and other complications. New research puts the Mediterranean style diet to the test to evaluate the effectiveness of the diet in pregnant women. Read more

Sugar Substitutes and Type 2

Many people who drink lots of sugary beverages typically switch to diet sodas when diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, because they have no sugar and are supposed to be “healthier.” However, new evidence is showing that diet soda may actually contribute to a person’s diabetes. Read more