Thyroid And Adrenal Problems

          I had someone contact me today who has diabetes who is being managed well, but she also suffers from reduced thyroid function along with poor adrenal function, and is under the treatment of a physician and things don’t seem to be going too well. So I thought this would be Read More …

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DHEA and Type 2 Diabetes

            DHEA is a very important hormone that plays a role in many processes.  Most notably for type 2 diabetics, it serves to counterbalance the adrenal hormone cortisol and help keep it in check.  Among the effects of excess cortisol is elevated blood sugar, and while cortisol plays a role Read More …

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Negative Consequences of Insulin Therapy

        I ran into an article the other day from Diabetes Care called “The Potential Negative Consequences of Early Insulin Therapy.” and decided that this would be a good article to feature on here.  Now this stuff is all well known, but there’s a huge segment of the scientific community and just Read More …

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Dr. Ron Rosedale on Insulin Part 7

            Dr. Rosedale points out that insulin levels, and by extension insulin sensitivity, is a key indicator of aging, although it really isn’t the insulin sensitivity that does it, as he seems to suggest.  Being insensitive to insulin is actually a symptom, not a disease, and a clear symptom actually. Read More …

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How We Get Confused By Blood Sugar

                Diabetes is diagnosed by high blood sugar, and therefore most people think that this is the disease itself.  It is true that all diabetes does manifest itself as hyperglycemia, high blood sugar, although this is a symptom of the end stage of the disease, in various magnitudes. Read More …

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Dr. Ron Rosedale on Insulin Part 6

              Dr. Rosedale points out that the treatment for cardiovascular disease (CVD) always involves cholesterol lowering medication and these medications are ubiquitous these days for anyone who is seen as either having CVD or even being at risk for it.  Diabetics are certainly included in the higher risk category, Read More …

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What A Website Thinks T2 Diabetes Is

            There are lots of websites that talk about type 2 diabetes of course, and a lot of them promote some popular myths about the disease.  There is a lot of myth out there for sure, and by myth here I mean claims that don’t correspond with the science we Read More …

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Alleged Misconceptions About Diabetes

          I subscribe to regular notifications from academia.edu, and while many of these articles aren’t of any particular interest to me, the lead article from today’s email was indeed an interesting one.  Some researchers conducted a study among diabetics in certain demographic groups, low income and minority populations, to assess their Read More …

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Web MD’s Best Food For Diabetes

          I just happened on this article today, and what I saw didn’t surprise me, but I thought, this stuff does tend to confuse a lot of diabetics, to their detriment, so this is worth doing an article on. The very fact that the site is called Web “MD” should tell Read More …

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Dr. Ron Rosedale on Insulin Part 5

        Dr. Rosedale ended up helping all of these patients, the severely high blood sugar, the end stage cardiovascular disease, the severe high cholesterol and triglycerides, the severe osteoporosis, the severe claudication, and the high cancer risk patient, with with one simple method, which was to focus on reducing their insulin levels. Read More …

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