The Type 1 Diabetes Stages

The Type 1 Diabetes Stages (Source) A common question at diagnosis is, “Could this have been coming on for a while?” The usual answer is, “No, Type 1 diabetes comes on very suddenly, in a matter of weeks, as the body’s beta cells suddenly die out under attack from the...

Diabulimia: the Diabetic Eating Disorder

(Source) People with diabetes are more than twice as likely to have an eating disorder…. Diabulimia is a combination of diabetes and bulimia. It is a condition in which people with diabetes deliberately withhold insulin from the body in order to lose weight. Sufferers...

Your Brain On Ketones

Your Brain On Ketones (Source) What happens to Your Brain On Ketones? The modern prescription of high carbohydrate, low fat diets and eating snacks between meals has coincided with an increase in obesity, diabetes, and increase in the incidence of many mental health...

Caloric Restriction Fasting Disease Prevention Treatment

Caloric Restriction Fasting Disease Prevention Treatment (Source) Caloric Restriction Fasting Disease Prevention Treatment – Natural Medicine Journal’s Medical Editor, Tina Kaczor, ND, FABNO, recently interviewed Valter Longo, PhD, Edna M. Jones professor in...

Periodontitis and Type 2 Diabetes Linked

Periodontitis and Type 2 Diabetes Linked (Source) Periodontitis and Type 2 Diabetes Linked – Type 2 diabetes exhibited an even stronger association with risk of periodontitis among those who consumed few fruits and vegetables, noted the study authors, from the...

Ketogenic Diet Treatment Expectations

Ketogenic Diet Treatment Expectations (Source) Ketogenic Diet Treatment Expectations – You should read about ketogenic diets and base your expectations on these. The extent of the response to a ketogenic diet (KD) varies from patient to patient in humans, even...

Fat No Longwer Devil Carbs Now Culprit

Fat No Longer Devil Carbs Now Culprit (Source) Fat No Longer Devil Carbs Now Culprit – Fat was once the devil. Now more nutritionists are pointing accusingly at sugar and refined grains. Most people can count calories. Many have a clue about where fat lurks in...

Favorable Ketogenic Diet Arguments

Favorable Ketogenic Diet Arguments Health-e-Solutions comment: This lengthy article, Favorable Ketogenic Diet Arguments, gives much information about the health benefits and safety of ketogenic diets. The authors conclude that they are a safe, effective way of losing...

Confusing Nutritional Ketosis with Ketoacidosis

Confusing Nutritional Ketosis with Ketoacidosis (Source) Confusing Nutritional Ketosis with Ketoacidosis – You may have heard from your doctor that ketosis is a life-threatening condition. If so, your doctor is confusing diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) with...

Balancing Saturated Unsaturated Fats Necessary

Balancing Saturated Unsaturated Fats Necessary (Source) Is Balancing Saturated Unsaturated Fats Necessary? Yes, it is necessary to have a balance of fat types if you want to have an optimally healthy diet. But I would go even one step further and remind you...

Testing Blood Ketones Surpasses Urine Ketone Accuracy

Testing Blood Ketones Surpasses Urine Ketone Accuracy by Roberta Kleinman, RN, M.Ed., CDE   November 28, 2012 Testing Blood Ketones Surpasses Urine Ketone Accuracy – There are certain situations when ketone testing is needed to reduce the risk of critical...

Tropical Food Boosts Brain Function

Tropical Food Boosts Brain Function (Source) Tropical Food Boosts Brain Function – The human brain needs a continual supply of fuel.  When this continual supply is interrupted brain cells begin to die.  In the short-term, this can cause symptoms such as...

Avocado Considered Diabetes Superfood

Avocado Considered Diabetes Superfood (Source) Avocado Considered Diabetes Superfood – I love avocados; that beautiful, alligator-skinned, green, egg-shaped thing.  So, why do I love avocados, and why are they so good for people with diabetes?  First of all,...

Confusing Ketosis with Ketoacidosis

Confusing Ketosis with Ketoacidosis Confusing Ketosis with Ketoacidosis – Nutrition professionals often say low-carb diets, and a very low-glycemic diet like that of the Roman Diet, cause ketoacidosis, a medical emergency that can kill you. This is completely...

Interview: How 2 Brothers Control Type 1 Diabetes Without Insulin

Interview: How 2 Brothers Control Type 1 Diabetes Without Insulin (Source) Health-e-Solutions comment:  Can 2 Brothers Control Type 1 Diabetes Without Insulin? Our friend, Carlos “Charlie G.” Gonzalez interviewed us for his web site, Healing Diabetes at...

Low Carbohydrate Diets Diabetes Management

Case for Low Carbohydrate Diets Diabetes Management Low Carbohydrate Diets Diabetes Management – Health-e-Solutions comment: This article describes adeptly the case for low carbohydrate diets in the management of diabetes. The Roman Diet is not truly low-carb as...

What is the Earliest Lesion in Type 1 Diabetes?

(Source ) Type 1 diabetes is clinically diagnosed when 70–80% of insulin producing beta cells are destroyed through a cytotoxic T-cell mediated autoimmune process. The time course of this destruction is largely unknown. Circulating autoantibodies, considered to be...

“Three Times I Nearly Lost Her. I Am So Grateful”

“Three times I nearly lost her” You simply must read this message from the grateful partner of a type 1 diabetic woman who has been through the diabetic version of hell, stating, “Three time I nearly lost her”: “Knowledge is power and I...

Ava’s Story: From Heartbreak to Hope

Ava’s Story: From Heartbreak to Hope Health-e-Solutins comment: This mother’s story and Ava’s story of hope is so inspiring. It is a testimony to what a family can do when they venture down this road less travelled. They have experienced the freedom and relief that...

Type 1 Diabetes Honeymoon Extended

Type 1 Diabetes Honeymoon Extended Health-e-Solutions comment: The following excerpts from a very good article on type 1 diabetes offers advice on how to accept the end of a honeymoon period. We think the advice is very good. However, we would disagree with the...

Ketoacidosis versus Ketosis

(Source) Some doctors and other medical professionals confuse ketoacidosis, an extremely abnormal form of ketosis, with the normal benign dietary ketosis associated with ketogenic diets and fasting states in the body. They will then tell you that ketosis is dangerous....

Histological Changes in Type 1 Diabetes and Beta Cell Replication

(Excerpt) Post mortem examination of the pancreas in long-term diabetes shows an absence or greatly reduced number of insulin-staining beta cells; the residual pseudoatrophic islets contain abundant alpha cells and show light fibrosis. Our knowledge of earlier...

Low-Carb Ketogenic Diets Burn Fat

(Excerpt) Mention “high-protein, low-carbohydrate diet” to most people, and the rise and fall of the beef- and bacon-filled menu of the Atkins plan will likely come to mind. And while it’s true the Atkins’ diet had plenty of critics and is now no longer considered in...

Ketogenic Diet, Type 1 Diabetes Remission

Ketogenic Diet, Type 1 Diabetes Remission (Excerpt) Health-e-Solutions comment: Just so we are clear, the title of this article, Ketogenic-Diet, Type 1 Diabetes Remission, is not mine. It is the authors. I like it, but this is not a study that proves it can be done,...