News & Views

News and Views

You know, with the Holiday Season, I thought that News and Views wouldn’t have much to share this week.  How wrong can I be?  So, let’s see what’s going on…

One Meal Daily May Be Better Option for People With Diabetes  “While most nutritional experts say that eating three meals a day is important to maintaining a steady metabolism, a new study suggests that one meal a day may be a better option for those with diabetes.”  I am just not sure about this one.  One big meal?  The Mediterranean Diet is being highlighted in this article – it’s getting a lot of attention in a number of places – like all over.  My basic thought is fidn what works for you to control your Diabetes and stick with it.  But, if you are still searching, I’d be remiss if I didn’t point out this new finding.

Best and Worst Health Trends of 2013  “Each year comes with its own unique brand of health trends. Some wind up being passing fad diets, while others prove surprisingly on point. The key to healthy living is knowing which trends are worth your time. To that end, here are the year’s shape-up and slim-down trends we’d like to forget — and the ones we hope will stick around into 2014.”  This is about evenly split between Diet and Exercise.  Trends are interesting, but, once again, find what works for you to beat Prediabetes or control your Diabetes.  Try not to pay a whole lot of attention to trends that come along and then disappear.  That being said, some of these trends are just a bit too much and make for interesting reading.

How To Reduce Damage From A Week Of Too Much Eating And Too Little Exercise  “The Journal of Physiology study showed that people who exercise on a daily basis are less affected by the negative health effects of one week of overeating, such as poor blood sugar control…”  I have not been able to exercise for the last four days and really miss it.  I have given up one of my weapons in my War On Diabetes for a few days.  Not one of my brightest moves, but my glucose is staying within limits…and this study will tell you why that is happening!  According to this small study, less damage is done by not exercising for a week, if you are one who exercises 5 or 6 times per week.

Protein Deficiency Linked to Type 2 Insulin Resistance  “People with type 2 diabetes who use insulin to help control elevated blood sugar might be able to end their dependence on it if new research progresses.”   This is great news for those Type 2’s who use insulin to control glucose (about 30% of Type 2’s).  But, what I am really excited about is that there might be an application of the research for other Type 2’s to reduce insulin resistance.  How great would that be?

If you want more news, you can find it here.

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:

    I had almost forgotten that it was Friday! Thanks for the usual good crop of interesting articles Phil. I hope you had a good Christmas. Regards from England, Pete.

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