’Tis the Season to Eat Wisely

Macaroni and cheese, candied yams, salty hams and tons of sugary desserts. These are just a few of the temptations between Thanksgiving and Christmas that could cause us to literally eat ourselves to death! Seriously. But, there is hope for us all. Although November is traditionally observed as National Diabetes Month and even National Family Week at the end, let’s carry wise, life-giving habits into December and throughout the years ahead. >> High-Calorie Foods That Are Good for Your Health Heart …

Midlife Diabetes Tied to Memory Problems Later in Life

Having diabetes or prediabetes in midlife is linked to memory problems later in life, according to new research published in Annals of Internal Medicine. In fact, diabetes appears to age the brain about five years faster than normal aging. Johns Hopkins researchers in Baltimore tracked the blood sugar levels and brain health of more than 15,000 adults ages 48 to 67 with regular exams for 20 years and found there was nearly 20 percent greater decline in memory and cognitive function in those with …

Las enfermedades del ojo del diabético son un asunto serio

Mi esposo Manuel siempre ha hecho lo posible por manejar de la mejor manera su condición de diabetes tipo 1, que padece desde que era un niño. Sin embargo, dicen que la diabetes es una condición crónica muy traicionera, que va erosionando poquito a poquito, perniciosamente, el cuerpo de maneras a veces insospechadas. Y luego vienen las crisis como las enfermedades del ojo del diabético. Fotos: 6 maneras de vencer y prevenir la diabetes. Recuerdo como si fuera hoy el …

Sustitutos del azúcar ¿un arma de doble filo?

Un estudio publicado por la revista Nature (en inglés), pone en duda la función de los edulcorantes artificiales. Sí, esos de sobrecitos de colores; los mismos con los que endulzas el café y hasta tus postres favoritos. Resulta que la investigación revela que estos aditivos artificiales podrían provocar intolerancia a la glucosa, debido a que alteran la microbiota intestinal en algunos individuos. “Se ha demostrado que este enorme y poco comprendido mundo microbiano que reside dentro de cada uno de …

Wake Up and Go to Sleep

I have just returned from an all-night study of my sleep habits that should have been called an all-night study of my awake habits, because all during the study there’s no getting any sleep. You lie there as tense as death, hooked up to 17 electrodes that in turn are hooked up to electronic devices that study exactly how your body and your inner organs are doing while you are struggling to go to sleep, a struggle that keeps you …

Danger: The Power of Salt, the Allure of Sugar

I apparently have had diabetes for many years but haven’t paid much attention to it other than maybe not eating the third slice of pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving and using less than a cup of salt on my french fries. Today, I know better. Now if Señor Salt rides into our dining room like a South American gaucho, I am to ride my own horse the hell out of there. If Mademoiselle Sugar, the enticing French beauty, were to step …