This newsletter keeps you up-to-date with new articles, columns, and Web pages that I have written. I list and link most of these on my Diabetes Directory at www.mendosa.com/diabetes.htm
From time to time Diabetes Update may also include links to other Web pages of special interest.
My most recent contributions are:
on November 26, 2001
- Controlling Insulin Resistance
My third article for HealthTalk Interactive about insulin resistance takes a look at the Diabetes Prevention Program. This recently completed program, focusing on people with impaired glucose tolerance, happens to be the best way to study people with insulin resistance and what works to control it. The results were dramatic. The URL is
on November 30, 2001
My current "About the Internet" column for the American Diabetes Association's Web site features Dr. Steve Edelman's TCOYD. These initials stand for the Taking Control of Your Diabetes Web site as well as a book with the same title, both in support of his huge conferences. The URL is
- Protein (and Fat) and the Glycemic Index
The conventional wisdom holds that between 50 to 60% of protein becomes glucose and enters the bloodstream about 3 to 4 hours after it's eaten. It's generally accepted that fat has little affect on blood glucose.
In fact, recent studies indicate that neither protein nor fat have more than a minuscule affect on blood glucose. This seems to be true for people both with and without diabetes. The protein studies are particularly interesting.
A 50-gram dose of protein resulted in only about 2 grams of glucose being produced and released into circulation. And adding protein to carbohydrate doesn't slow the absorption or peak of the glucose response. Fat delays the peak but not the total glucose response, according to these new studies.
For more, including links to recent articles on this topic see the section "What About Protein and Fat?" on my "Glycemic Index" page at
- The Satiety Index
I updated my 1997 article on the satiety index with some research comparing sugar-free and sugar-rich drinks that I just discovered.
Does drinking sugar-free beverages rather than those loaded with sugar help you cut down on the total amount of calories you take in during a typical day? Or do they just make you hungrier? The answer, surprisingly, is neither. The URL is
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I send out Diabetes Update about once every two weeks. Previous issues are online:
- Diabetes Update Number 1 of December 10, 2000
- Diabetes Update Number 2 of December 18, 2000
- Diabetes Update Number 3 of January 3, 2001
- Diabetes Update Number 4 of January 17, 2001
- Diabetes Update Number 5 of January 31, 2001
- Diabetes Update Number 6 of February 15, 2001
- Diabetes Update Number 7 of March 1, 2001
- Diabetes Update Number 8 of March 15, 2001
- Diabetes Update Number 9 of March 30, 2001
- Diabetes Update Number 10 of April 2, 2001
- Diabetes Update Number 11 of April 16, 2001
- Diabetes Update Number 12 of May 2, 2001
- Diabetes Update Number 13 of May 15, 2001
- Diabetes Update Number 14 of May 31, 2001
- Diabetes Update Number 15 of June 21, 2001
- Diabetes Update Number 16 of July 2, 2001
- Diabetes Update Number 17 of July 15, 2001
- Diabetes Update Number 18 of August 2, 2001
- Diabetes Update Number 19 of August 15, 2001
- Diabetes Update Number 20 of August 30, 2001
- Diabetes Update Number 21 of September 14, 2001
- Diabetes Update Number 22 of October 1, 2001
- Diabetes Update Number 23 of October 15, 2001
- Diabetes Update Number 24 of October 31, 2001
- Diabetes Update Number 25 of November 15, 2001
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