Monthly Archives: November 2012

Type 1.5 Diabetes? I’ve Heard of Type 1 and Type 2….now Type 1.5?

If asked to name the types of diabetes, most people would name gestational diabetes, type 1 diabetes, and type 2 diabetes. In the past, it seemed as if solid lines delineated these types. Gestational diabetes occurred during pregnancy. Type 1 … Continue reading

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Spice up your life for other fun reasons!!!! Cranking up the heat with hot foods and spices won’t burn off that belly fat…..

A man I know (we’ll call him Jim), insists that if he sprinkles Tabasco sauce on his breakfast, lunch, and dinner, it will speed up his metabolism and help him “burn off” that meal quicker. A close family friend tops … Continue reading

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YAWN…must be the tryptophan in the turkey that’s making everyone so sleepy after the Thanksgiving Feast, right?

   I’m smiling as I write this blog. Even children attending Thanksgiving dinner will comment that the tryptophan in the turkey is what puts everyone to sleep after the feast. So what is this tryptophan? And is turkey the only … Continue reading

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You’ve heard about Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes….now learn about LADA. A twist between type 1 and type 2…with a possible link to Alzheimer’s.

An article on LADA from DiabeteCare.net.  http://www.diabetescare.net/content_upclose_detail.asp?id=446639&utm_source=DC.net+-+Providers+Newsletter&utm_campaign=3e74ccd084-DC_net_Provider_Newsletter_                         As a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator with 32 years experience specializing in diabetes:  Gestational, type 1 diabetes, type 2 … Continue reading

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Blood Sugar Testing 101 for People with Type 2 Diabetes…The Why, When, What’s Normal, and What to Do With It?

THE WHY I am a registered dietitian, certified diabetes educator, have run Diabetes Centers in hospitals, have a private practice in medical nutrition therapy specializing in metabolic syndrome, weight loss, and type 2 diabetes and have written a NY Times … Continue reading

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Guilty of the crime of Atherosclerosis? Not the egg or sausage… Put the handcuffs on the innocent looking, non-fat containing bagel or hard roll!

Consider the following: Over 60% of people have the genetic predisposition to insulin imbalance. In their lifetimes, they will develop….minimally….metabolic syndrome. In the US, that’s about 160 million people! Then, keep in mind the following facts: Fact: Metabolic syndrome consists … Continue reading

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