News & Views

News and Views

 

It’s Friday, or Saturday depending on where in the world you are.  I hope everyone had a great week.

American Diabetes Association Releases New Nutritional Guidelines  “The American Diabetes Association recommends all people living with diabetes make nutrition therapy a part of their diabetes treatment plan, but emphasizes that there is no single eating pattern that is best for everyone, according to a position statement being published online Oct. 9 in Diabetes Care.”  This is a big deal since their last guidelines came out in 2008.  Please read it.  And, if you are interested, here is the complete nutritional guideline.

An inadequate diet during pregnancy predisposes the baby to diabetes  “A study now insists on the importance of a healthy diet as a way of avoiding increased insulin and glucose levels in the child, both of which are indicators of diabetes and metabolic syndrome risk.”  For years doctors and nurses have been telling pregnant women about the need for a healthy diet, and we have another reason why.  A poor diet during pregnancy can lead to an increased risk for diabetes in the child.  Not a gift you want for your child!

The Best Seafood for Diabetes  “Diabetes experts recommend eating fish for cardiovascular health, but if your only experience with fish so far has been fish sticks or fried fish, you might be wondering how and why to include fish in your strategy for eating well with diabetes. “It’s a great lean protein choice, low in fat, and it contains important vitamins and minerals,” says Cassandra Rico, MPH, RD, associate director of medical affairs and health outcomes for the American Diabetes Association.”  If you don’t know the joys of fresh fish, this is a must read!  Incredibly easy to prepare and great for you.

Oreos addictive? Rats treat Oreos like cocaine, study suggests.  “Undergraduate researchers at Connecticut College have found that rats tend to behave toward the iconic cookies the same way they behave toward cocaine and morphine.”  I have seen articles like this one all  over, and this one seems to be the best written and most well balanced.  But, come on.  Which would you choose?  Oreos or rice cakes?  It seems like a lot of ‘headlines’ and assumptions are being made based on very limited science by young researchers.  I am not sure this is good science, but couldn’t pass up including it.

Type 2 Diabetes falls among Lehigh Valley (PA) adults.   “The percentage of young and middle-aged adults with type 2 diabetes fell in 2012, a survey of the disease in Pennsylvania and several regional markets has found….A drop in type 2 diabetes would be significant, because the disease has been on a steep rise across the United States and Pennsylvania since 1997.”  I don’t know the research methods or the data used for statistical analysis, but if true, it’s incredible news.

As always, there are a lot more articles to read here.

And, as always, thank you for reading.

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I am not a doctor or health professional. I am just a guy who is working everyday to control Type 2 Diabetes. My goal is to offer hope, help and solutions for day-to-day living for the diabetic. The disease can be controlled. It can be managed. And, you can do it!

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One comment on “News & Views
  1. beetleypete says:

    Fish is a good idea Phil. Julie enjoys oily fish often, usually for lunch. Mackerel, cooked or smoked, can be tasty and filling, and it has other benefits too, as it is generally good for your heart. Have a good weekend. Regards from England, Pete.,

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