Tag: controlling type 2 diabetes

6 Strategies for Better Blood Sugar After Meals

Controlling type 2 diabetes requires spot-checking blood sugar, including after you eat. “The highest blood sugars of the day tend to be after meals,” says Richard Siegel, MD, an endocrinologist and co-director of the Diabetes and Lipid Center at Tufts Medical Center. Blood sugar spikes—temporary high readings—after meals can be

Beyond Pancakes: Buckwheat Boasts Nutrient Arsenal

The Folklore: Buckwheat is believed to have originated in China more than 1,000 years ago. For nearly as long, the Japanese have eaten it in soba noodles, while the people of Russia, Eastern Europe and the Middle East have enjoyed it as a staple. Dutch colonists introduced buckwheat to North

The New Diabetes Epidemic: What’s Fueling It, How To Combat It

Chances are, you know someone with type 2 diabetes. Of the 16 million Americans with diabetes, 90% to 95% have type 2, which until recently was the bane only of older adults. Now, experts are realizing everyone is potentially vulnerable?even children. In fact, the rise in the incidence of type

Antioxidants May Stave Off Diabetes Damage

Diet, exercise and sometimes medication is the trifectafor controlling type 2 diabetes and its long-term complications. Emergingresearch now suggests that high-dose antioxidant supplements might be aworthwhile addition to the arsenal.Free Radical Damage.Diabetes is on the rise, especially in

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