Diabetic Living - Fall 2010 - Review

By RAYT721 Latest Reply 2010-07-31 19:00:38 -0500
Started 2010-07-29 20:40:45 -0500

I just love "Diabetic Living" magazine which I first picked up at my local library with the back issues and was so impressed that I subscribe to it. For copyright reasons I don't share the articles but there should be nothing wrong with at least sharing some of the highlights of the articles for you to see what's in each issue. In Fall 2010 look for the following:

New Diabetic Diagnostic Criteria… The American Diabetes Association announced new guidelines for diagnosis of diabetes including an a1c greater than or equal to 6.5%. The fasting glucose reading of greater than 126 mg/dl, after 2 hours (or random test) to be greater than 200. I believe these are more liberal figures than past guidelines for diabetics.

Good Morning Stretches… the issue features some bed and chair exercises for at home stretching.

How to Lower Morning Highs… this article offers tips on lowering the morning highs and causes for it.

Could Your Type 2 Diagnosis Be Wrong? this article addresses latent autoimmune diabetes in adults (LADA) and what to do if you are actually a type 1 with a type 2 diagnosis.

Secrets of Long Term Losers… 6 weight control behaviors.

Treating Tryglycerides - self explanatory

Breakfast to Go … various build a meal ideas for quick and easy breakfasts

Store Brand Savings … tips on using Walmart and Target house brands for cheaper and healthy alternatives to name brand good food options with recommendations.

Sweet To The Core … apple recipes Golden Rice Pudding w/ 23 g carbs, Apple Strudel w/ 21g carbs, and a Caramel Crunch Apple Crisp recipe that I wish were scratch n stiff cuz it looks so good!

All in all this issues features alot of amazing sounding (and looking) recipes that are diabetic friendly.

6 replies

GabbyPA 2010-07-31 09:51:41 -0500 Report

I am very interested in the "lowering Morning Highs" article. Would you be so kind as to share some of the tips that were in the magazine? I would love to get help in that area. I think I have tried everything.

RAYT721 2010-07-31 10:33:43 -0500 Report

Most of the article is deals with the various chemicals in the body (insulin, amylin, incretins and glucagon) and their effects on glucose; how the system works; and what happens during sleep. In short the tips on lowering the morning/overnight readings include medication, weight loss, nibbling before bed, exercise, and to mix/match the solutions. The two at-fault reasons for morning highs are the dawn phenomenon and the somogyi effect (sound like sci-fi thrillers?) and what happens in the body overnight. What you do can make up for the hormonal imbalance of type 2 to give better morning readings.

GabbyPA 2010-07-31 19:00:38 -0500 Report

Ok, thanks. Those are things I work on, I just have not found the magic combination yet I guess...so the testing continues.

monkeymama 2010-07-30 00:03:48 -0500 Report

My dad was saying something that the nurse at the doctors office about these standards. I think it is too leniant for the 2 hours after meals. That is just way too bogus. This is going to leave a lot of open room for misdiagnosing of patients. The doctors have always questioned whether I was type 1 or type 2. Than to find that the C-Peptide test is not very accurate at all for determining what type of diabetes one has. Which further makes me question what type of diabetes I have. Gonna have to look into those apple recipes though. We love apples in our house. How about a recipe for Whole Wheat Banana Blueberry Muffins. These are incredible and low carb.

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