Insulin vs Exercise

Insulin is a diabetics best friend, but too much isn’t always a good thing. Soo… we obviously need insulin and for types 1’s and some 2’s we can’t survive without it, but insulin… Continue reading

Permission to eat chocolate…

Chocolate – the enemy to all… Dark Chocolate is a friend to us diabetics. The darker the better. Cocoa is rich in flavanoids which is a natural compound found in plant based foods. Flavanoids… Continue reading

Cashew-nut Chicken Anyone?

Well maybe not the meal but the Cashews are a great choice for Diabetics. They have been used in traditional medicines to treat high blood levels and recent research suggests the cashew nut… Continue reading

Free Online Course: Diabetes: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Opportunities

I’ve enrolled for a course with Coursera: Diabetes: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Opportunities. This is completely free which comprises of video lectures, readings, assignments and possibly an exam all submitted online. This is a… Continue reading

Holidays: Flights, Jet Lag, Food all disrupt the balance

Delayed post as I’m currently on holiday in San Francisco. Just got back from a 4 day excursion in Fairbanks, Alaska to see the Northern Lights, they are absolutely stunning! Since being on… Continue reading

Exercise should decrease levels, right?

Exercise is a close friend to us diabetics. It helps increase our metabolism, keep us fit and healthy and help maintain control over our levels. Why then does my sugar sometimes go high after I… Continue reading

Ginger the Diabetic Ninja!

Check out the experiment below. Ginger has been “scientifically proven” to increase the sensitivity of insulin by increasing cell absorption of glucose. “In the random sized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial, 64 people with type 2… Continue reading

Natures Way Blood Glucose Supplement

I’ve started using the Natures Way Blood Glucose Supplement with Gymnema. “Blood Sugar formula contains GTF Chromium, part of the glucose tolerance molecule that is an important cofactor for insulin.” This has many… Continue reading

Friend in Need

A close friend of mine has been Type 2 for almost 10 years. He’s currently on metformin, soon to be on insulin as things worsen. Today his blood results have shown his kidneys… Continue reading

Cinnamon: Good for more than just sugared donuts!

The flavourful spice is a friend to us! Cinnamon might have the effect of lowering insulin resistance which is great for Type 2’s who can sometimes have an increased resistance but also good for type… Continue reading