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Peer Mentoring Helps Reduce A1c a Full Point
Posted: Sunday, April 01, 2012
Talking with diabetic peers who've gotten their blood sugar under control helped other African-American diabetes patients bring down their own levels a full point, more than those who were offered $100 to reduce their A1c 1 point or even $200 to reduce their A1c 2 points.

White Rice Linked to Type 2 Diabetes
Posted: Monday, March 26, 2012
Eating more white rice may up the risk of type 2 diabetes by 27%, especially for Asian populations.

Resistant Starch Shows Blood Sugar Benefits
Posted: Sunday, March 25, 2012
Thirty grams per day of resistant starch may improve sensitivity to insulin by 73% for men, but not women.

Lifting Weights before Cardio Benefits People with Diabetes
Posted: Monday, March 19, 2012
People with diabetes may have better blood sugar control during workouts if they lift weights before doing cardio exercise.

Text Messaging Helps to Manage Diabetes
Posted: Monday, March 12, 2012
New published research assessed the feasibility of engaging adults with diabetes in self-management behaviors between clinic visits by using cell phone text messaging to provide blood sugar measurement prompts and appointment reminders.

Doctors Finally Advising Patients to Exercise
Posted: Monday, March 05, 2012
The number of doctors in the US telling patients to get physically active has increased in the past decade. New research shows that, in 2010 alone, one in three patients who visited a physician or other health professional had been told to start or maintain physical activity or exercise.

Resistance Training Improves Outcomes in Type 2 Diabetes
Posted: Sunday, February 26, 2012
Besides improving patients' glucose numbers researchers saw improved metabolic features such as reductions in waist circumference.

Setting Goals Improves Dietary Habits of Diabetes Patients
Posted: Friday, February 17, 2012
A specific goal to eat a set number of daily servings of low-glycemic-index foods can improve dietary habits of people with type 2 diabetes.

Decaffeinated Coffee Might Boost Brain Power for Type 2 Diabetes
Posted: Monday, February 13, 2012
Decaf coffee was found to improve glucose energy metabolism in the brain in mouse studies.

Flavonoids Helps to Prevent Heart Disease in Type 2 Diabetic Women
Posted: Monday, January 23, 2012
Dietary flavonoids found in foods such as berries and chocolate may reduce the risk of women with type 2 diabetes developing heart disease.

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