Lifestyle & Diet

Scientists Remove Bitter Aftertaste From Stevia


Stevia, a popular plant-based, zero-calorie sweetener has received a makeover from Cornell University scientists – one that will probably make the supplement more popular. Researchers were able to remove one of stevia’s molecules that is responsible for the sweetener’s bitter aftertaste – a turn-off for many people.

Potassium Can Prevent Heart Problems in Diabetics


A diet rich in potassium may help to prevent cardiovascular complications in patients with type 2 diabetes, according to a new study.

Huffpost – Nutrition Experts Answer the Most Common Questions About Diets and Eating Healthy


For the most part, basic nutrition is pretty straightforward, but the fact that we’re constantly bombarded with different diet theories and varying research results quickly and constantly clouds what we think we know and often makes us second guess our choices.

Can Red Wine Help Prevent Heart Disease in Type 2 Diabetes?


A recent two-year study published in The Annals of Internal Medicine suggests that drinking moderate amounts of red wine with dinner could improve cholesterol in people with well-controlled type 2 diabetes. Alas, the same effects were not seen for those drinking white wine or water.

Low Carb vs. High Carb – My Surprising 24-day Diabetes Diet Battle


What I learned from doubling my carb intake: the same average blood sugar, but four times as much hypoglycemia, more work, stress, & danger.

Homemade Meals Reduce Risk for Type 2 Diabetes


If you eat meals that are mostly prepared at home, you may have a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a new study.

Could Formoterol be the New Glucagon?


A study published in the journal Diabetes Care found that inhaled formoterol has the potential to help treat hypoglycemia in people with Type 1 diabetes.

Lack Of Sleep (Or Too Much Of It) Raises Diabetes Risk For Older Women


Middle-aged and older women who regularly get less than six hours sleep a night are at higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to new research just published in Diabetologia, the journal of the European Assn. for the Study of Diabetes. But the news gets worse: Those who do manage to add two hours […]

BattleDiabetes – High Fat Diet Could Lead to Depression, Anxiety


High blood sugar and increased body weight due to a high-fat diet could lead to symptoms of depression and anxiety, according to new research.

Red Wine Boosts Heart Health in Type 2 Diabetes


Researchers were precise when they designed the study, including only men and women between the ages of 40 and 75 with stable, type 2 diabetes — they couldn’t need more than two insulin injections a day or be on an insulin pump. People were also excluded if they smoked or had a history of heart […]

Two New Diabetes Apps: Easycarb and InRange


When it comes to diabetes, the correct response to the above cliché is, “No kidding.” There’s no shortage of apps these days claiming to make life easier for PWDs (people with diabetes). Add two more to that ever-growing list.

Whether Meat or Vegan, High-Protein Diet Best for Blood Sugar


A high-protein diet, whether from plant or animal food sources, is the best approach when it comes to blood sugar control in patients with type 2 diabetes, a new study reveals.

diaTribe – Genetic Testing in Diabetes? Separating Hope from Hype


Renowned endocrinologist and diaTribe Advisory Board member Dr. Anne Peters (USC Keck School of Medicine) is a regular user of 23andMe; she used it herself (in combination with Promethease) to assess her personal risk of early onset Alzheimer’s disease. Fascinated by the potential of these tests, she began using them in her clinic.

Diatribe – US Surgeon General Calls on Americans to Walk More


Why is walking good for you? While walking is often perceived as not strenuous enough to have big health benefits, dozens of scientific studies suggest that walking is, in fact, significantly associated with better health. Some studies say walking can reduce the risk of heart disease by up to 30%. The best part is that […]

Healthline – 7 Best Places to Find Diabetes Recipes


If you, a family member, or a friend has diabetes, you’re probably aware of how important diet is to monitoring the disease. Fortunately, today’s online food community is vast, so searching for diabetes-friendly recipes brings up thousands of results.

DiabetesHealth – AskNadia: Can I Use Marijuana to Lower My Blood Sugar


Is marijuana used to lower high blood sugar? if so, does this mean I have to refrain from the munchies to get the benefits?

BattleDiabetes – Soda Linked to Diabetes: Even in Fit People


Sugary drinks are often blamed for the rise of type 2 diabetes and obesity, but few studies have examined the relationship between sweetened beverage consumption and people who are already physically fit.

WebMD – Skipping Breakfast Bad Idea for Type 2 Diabetics


Running out the door without eating breakfast isn’t a good idea for anyone, but new research suggests that for people with type 2 diabetes, skipping the morning meal may wreak havoc on blood sugar levels for the rest of the day.

100 Wonderful Ways To Live To 100

Portrait of a 101 year old Costa Rican woman.

We’re living longer than ever: The average American that was born in 2013 will be alive nearly four years longer than someone born 20 years ago. But until recently, it wasn’t clear if the years we’ve added to our lives were good-quality years.

Advice on Maximizing Your Insulin Action


Myriad factors besides weight loss can improve your body’s insulin sensitivity and, consequently, reverse prediabetes or improve diabetes control. Don’t try just adding some or more exercise in. For optimal results, try to improve your body’s insulin action by several of these means as their effects are likely to add together to result in a […]