How to Support a Partner with Diabetes

Very nice article and must read for non-diabetic partners of diabetics. 6 Ways to Support a Spouse With Diabetes Experts and people who’ve been there offer tips on how to support a partner with diabetes — without nagging. When Gerri Weiss’s husband, Michael, learned 22 years ago that he had type 1 diabetes, she faced what she calls one of the toughest challenge of her…

Sweet Potatoes are a Low-Glycemic Index (GI) Food

As healthy food goes, it’s hard to beat the sweet potato. Packed with important vitamins like A, C and B6, sweet potatoes have good antioxidant properties. They’re also an excellent source of dietary fiber, potassium and iron. Now, recent research in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences has confirmed that sweet potatoes are a low-glycemic index (GI) food, which could be good news for…

Grape Fruit the Key to Tackling Diabetes

THAT bitter taste from a spoonful of grapefruit could hold the key to tackling obesity and diabetes. Researchers say grapefruit and other citrus fruit contain a powerful antioxidant which helps the liver to burn fat instead of storing it after eating while increasing the production of insulin. This mimics the process in long periods of fasting where fatty acids are broken down instead of carbohydrates.…

Skipping Breakfast Impairs the Insulin Response

  Diabetes patients who skip breakfast and fast until noon may have major blood sugar spikes throughout the day, new research warns. According to a new study conducted by Tel Aviv University researchers, skipping breakfast and being on an empty stomach till noon triggers major blood sugar spikes and impairs the insulin responses of Type-2 diabetics throughout the day. ┬áResearcher Daniela Jakubowicz, a professor at…

Blood Sugar Monitoring without Pricking

A laser that doesn’t penetrate the skin could replace painful finger pricking for diabetics. The new technology, developed by a team at the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom, incorporates low-powered lasers in a small device that enables continuous blood sugar monitoring. Without the need for an implant, the device may be an ideal type of technology to develop into a wearable system. “As…