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Diabetes Update 132: Inflammation

July 1, 2009

By David Mendosa


Ibex at Ein Gedi, Israel

Photo by my Friend Mark Bobb, Copyrighted and Used by Permission

  • My New Diabetes Articles for Health Central:

    So far I have written 394 articles for the Health Central Network about all aspects of diabetes. In June this great website published eight more of my new diabetes articles:

  • A1CNow at Home. This month Bayer Diabetes Care launched the A1CNow SELFCHECK that we can use to check our A1C level at home. Finally.

  • Inflammation: The Root of Diabetes. More and more research pinpoints inflammation as a root cause of type 2 diabetes.

  • New Way to Control Glycemic Variability. A new way for us to find out our excursions or glycemic variability got a lot of attention at two recent diabetes conventions. It's the GlycoMark test from GlycoMark Inc. in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

  • Why Glucose Tabs are Better. Glucose tabs are better for preventing hypos that anything else. A friend of mine and I counted a dozen ways in which they are superior.

  • David's Guide to Getting Our A1C Under 6.0. People who don't have diabetes have A1C levels below 6.0 percent. To control our diabetes we need to bring our A1C level below this point. Here's how.

  • My Neuropathy. A neurologist just showed me that I have peripheral neuropathy. For too many years my A1C level was too high (above 6.0). Now, I'm working on reversing my neuropathy, the most common complication of diabetes.

  • My Motivation. Motivating people with diabetes to control this disease is my goal in life. For most of my life I consciously took in information, but now what gives me the greatest joy is to share it.

  • Our Arteries on Corn Flakes. High glycemic foods like Corn Flakes can make our arteries inelastic. That can lead to heart attacks, unless we improve our diet.

  • 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.

    Dr. Bernstein's next live Tele-Seminar is Tuesday, July 28, at 8:00 PM EST, 7:00 PM CST, 6:00 PM MST, and 5:00 PM PST. He designed it to answer your most important questions concerning diabetes and to offer his thoughts on the possible link between Lantus and cancer. The seminar is free. You can click here to register: It's also available as a live webcast both on the Internet and by phone.


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