Archive for March 2012

Glycemic Index – How Foods Affect Sugar Levels
[ 0 ] 03/19/12

Glycemic Index – How Foods Affect Sugar Levels

The glycemic index (GI) is a tool to help estimate how quickly or how much a particular food will raise your blood sugar.  T...
Glucagon – Emergency Treatment for Hypoglycemia
[ 0 ] 03/19/12

Glucagon – Emergency Treatment for Hypoglycemia

Insulin is the hormone secreted by the pancreas to control and lower glucose or sugar levels in the blood. Glucagon is anothe...
Can’t Lose Weight? Insulin Resistance Could Be to Blame
[ 0 ] 03/19/12

Can’t Lose Weight? Insulin Resistance Could Be to Blame

We usually talk about being overweight as a risk factor for developing diabetes, and that is true. But it is also true that i...
Diabetes Can Cause Skin Darkening
[ 0 ] 03/19/12

Diabetes Can Cause Skin Darkening

One possible side effect of diabetes is the skin condition acanthosis nigricans (ak-an-THOE-sis NIE-grih-kuns).  Although th...
Do Statins Increase Diabetes Risk?
[ 0 ] 03/19/12

Do Statins Increase Diabetes Risk?

Statins are medications that are used to lower cholesterol.  High cholesterol can cause serious health problems including in...
Metabolic Syndrome – A Cluster of Conditions
[ 0 ] 03/19/12

Metabolic Syndrome – A Cluster of Conditions

Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of three or more conditions related to your metabolism, which is the way the cells in your bo...
Study Shows Decaf Coffee May Benefit Your Brain
[ 1 ] 03/19/12

Study Shows Decaf Coffee May Benefit Your Brain

If you have type 2 diabetes and you’ve made the switch from regular to decaf coffee, you could actually be benefiting your ...
Insulin Basics
[ 0 ] 03/9/12

Insulin Basics

Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas.  It acts like a key to open cells in the body so they can receive glucose or ...
What Is Insulin Resistance?
[ 0 ] 03/9/12

What Is Insulin Resistance?

Whether or not you are aware of it, you could have insulin resistance, which is often a step toward the development of type 2...