Reasons to Try Low-Carb… and Reasons Not To

If you are looking to lose weight and/or lower your blood sugars, you may have considered eating low-carb. There are many health benefits to reducing your carbohydrate intake. For those of us with diabetes, our bodies cannot properly break down sugar, so lowering carbs should naturally lower our blood sugar. Also, if you use insulin, […]

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Metformin, But Were Afraid to Ask

This content originally appeared on diaTribe. Republished with permission. By Marcia Kadanoff and Timothy Hay Starting on metformin? My journey as a type 2 of learning how to deal with side effects, “faux lows,” and learning more about this therapy.  Editor’s note: this article is in Marcia’s perspective of living with type 2 diabetes, as […]

Type 2 Diabetes Remission: What Is It and How Can It Be Done?

This content originally appeared on diaTribe. Republished with permission.By Emma Ryan and Jimmy McDermott Learn about three ways that may put type 2 diabetes into remission: low-carbohydrate diets, low-calorie diets, and bariatric surgery Type 2 diabetes is traditionally described as a progressive disease – without major lifestyle changes, A1C levels will gradually increase over time, […]

A Ketogenic Diet with Intermittent Fasting

This content originally appeared on Diabetes Stories. Republished with permission.While I’m typing this my right foot is in a surgical shoe. New Year’s Day I broke a bone in my toe and badly bruised my foot. For those who want the gory details: the husband and I were sleeping at my mother’s house and I […]

Measuring Metabolism

This content originally appeared on Wildly Fluctuating. Republished with permission.I don’t usually write about commercial products, but this one seems interesting… if it fulfills its promise. It’s a way of determining whether you’re burning primarily carbohydrate or fat. This is done by calculating something called the respiratory quotient (RQ), which is the ratio of carbon dioxide production to oxygen […]