March 2012

As most diabetics already know, the pancreas is an endocrine organ that is responsible for the production of insulin.  Insulin is the hormone that is responsible for storing glucose and preventing high blood sugar levels.  When there is not enough insulin present and/or the cells of the body do not recognize insulin, the amount of […]

Selenium Benefits & Side Effects photo credit: Clean Wal-MartCan your multi-vitamin cause diabetes? Maybe!  In recent months, multi-vitamins and supplements have gotten bad press as some research studies have linked the use of these substance to poor outcome and an increased risk of death in certain patients.  One component of many multi-vitamins that has come […]

Is Fish Oil Good For You? photo credit: woodleywonderworksMost people have heard by now that adding fish to your weekly dinner menu is important for good cardiovascular health.  Fatty fish like salmon, mackerel, tuna, herring and halibut are rich in heart healthy oils known as omega-3 fatty acids.  People will claim that fish oil can […]

Apple Cider Vinegar Diet For Weight Loss photo credit: AndyRobertsPhotosThere are numerous home remedies that promise you will lose large amounts of weight in a relatively short period of time.  Everything from “fat burning foods” to natural supplements have a long list of people who claim to have lost weight with these natural methods.  Another […]

Looking for the Best Exercise to Lose Weight? photo credit: lululemon athleticaWeight loss is top priority for many people and diabetic patients are typically no exception.  Since obesity is a huge risk factor for developing diabetes and diabetic complications, all patients with type 2 diabetes are advised to lose weight as part of a diabetic […]