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Diabetes Update 179: Statins and Marijuana

June 1, 2013

By David Mendosa


An Elegant Trogon Male Seeks
a Mate

Cave Creek Trail, Chiricahua Mountains,
Arizona, May 11, 2013  

My New Diabetes Articles for HealthCentral:

  • Last month HealthCentral published five more of my diabetes articles about all aspects of the condition:

    Exercise makes us feel better. In my experience it can also help us to lose weight, no matter what Gary Taubes thinks.

    Intermittent fasting can improve our blood sugar and insulin levels, our insulin sensitivity, our weight, our blood pressure, and our lipid levels. What more do you want?

    Neuropathy is a common complication of diabetes. It can be prevented or treated, but the treatment itself can cause problems, which we have a way of managing.

    Sometimes the treatment is worse than the problem. That seems to be the case for people with diabeteswho take one of the statins.

    Using Marijuana to Manage Diabetes
    A new study indicates that marijuana can help us manage our diabetes. But based on my experience, I don't recommend it.

  • New Flickr Site
    I keep added some of my favorites nature photographs on Flickr.com. In the past month I have added several more. You can find them the easiest way by clicking here

  • Dr. Bernstein's Webcast
    If you have any interest in controlling your diabetes by low-carb eating, one of the best resources is Dr. Richard K. Bernstein's monthly webcast. It's an hour of excellent diabetes education available free either on the Internet or by phone. You can click here to register http://www.diabetes911.net/askdrb/index.php.

    Dr. Bernstein's next live webcast will be on Wednesday, June 26 at 7 p.m. CST, 8 p.m. EST, 6 p.m. MST, and 5 p.m. PST. He designed it to answer your most important questions concerning diabetes and to offer his thoughts on the latest developments in this area.

    Secrets to Normal Blood Sugars, version 2:

    Dr. Bernstein's patients pay $480 an hour for his time. Plus they have to fly to New York and rent an expensive hotel room for a two and one-half day office visit. But now at a fraction of this cost you can get some of his latest insights in this e-book. Even though I have been studying diabetes for 18 years, I learned a lot from it. The link is http://secrets.diabetes911.net/

  • Searching for My Articles
    Whenever you want to find anything that I have written about diabetes -- whether on my website or on HealthCentral Network -- the easiest way is to use the search tool on my site. You can search for all of the articles on my site or for the "Diabetes Developments" blog or the "Fitness and Photography for Fun" blog or what I have written at HealthCentral, which is now a part of Remedy Health Media.

    Just go to mendosa.com/search and check which one of the four sites you want to search and enter what you want to find in the search block.

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    Each month I describe and link my new Health Central articles here. But you can also use a blog reader to keep up with my articles more quickly. I use Bloglines, as I describe in my article, “Reading Health Blogs.

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