Monthly Archives: September 2011

What About Chocolate and Diabetes?

An ounce of dark chocolate has approximately 130 calories, 10 grams of fat, 6 grams of saturated fat and 15 grams of carbohydrate, and, if you have watched any TV commercials lately, the mystic key to eternal joy and serenity.  … Continue reading

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Why Does Fat Increase Blood Glucose?

Has this ever happened to you? — You eat a meal such as fettuccine alfredo with garlic bread and tiramisu for dessert. — You take either the appropriate amount of insulin for the carbohydrate in the meal or your oral … Continue reading

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Interval Training | high/low intensity produces exercise benefits for people with diabetes

One of the biggest things in exercise right now is interval training. And a number of studies have shown that it can be more effective than steady-pace aerobic exercise for getting you in shape. Besides increasing your endurance and stamina, … Continue reading

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Some Like it HOT | Can spices help control diabetes and prevent complications?

According to a recently published article in the The Journal of Nutrition, there is strong evidence that highly spiced foods could have a beneficial effect on triglycerides and insulin levels after meals. When people eat high fat meals, the level … Continue reading

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Senator Al Franken Visits Joslin Diabetes Center

From left: Dr. George L. King, Joslin’s director of research, Senator Al Franken, and Joslin president John L. Brooks III. U.S. Senator Al Franken (D – Minnesota) visited Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston to meet with newly appointed Joslin President … Continue reading

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Is There A Better Way To Give an Insulin Injection?

By Nora Saul M.S., R.D., L.D.N., C.D.E. Manager of Nutritional Education at Joslin Diabetes Center Is there a proper way to give an insulin injection?  Yes, according to a report that came out of the Third Injection Technique workshop in … Continue reading

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