China’s Levels of Teenage Type 2 Diabetes Higher Than in USA

World Wide Type 2 Diabetes Epidemic Gets Worse Reason?  Everybody is getting fatter   Earlier in the spring there was news that type 2 diabetes in American adolescents was at an all time high.  That’s actually not bad news overall.  The rate of type 2 diabetes in Chinese adolescents is four times higher. This according […]

Controlling My Type 2 Diabetes – Beating The Daily Beast

Under control, day in, day out Type 2 diabetes, not exciting, but fun Type 2 diabetes under control.  It’s not like I had anything better to do.  Much. The Numbers: Fasting Blood Glucose Level:  99 mg/dl. Weight:  187 lbs.  Down a pound Exercise:  45 minute ride Mood:  7.5.  Still job hunting The Menu for Today […]

Type 2 Diabetes Under Control

Controlling Type 2 Diabetes One Day at a Time And loving it Type 2 diabetes is a daily battle and you have to after it with brio. The Numbers: Fasting Blood Glucose Level:  99 mg/dl, type 2 diabetes in check. Weight:  188 lbs. Exercise: 45 minute bike ride.   I have noticed this week that dawn […]

Belly Fat Was Ruining My Health, And I Looked Bad, Too

When I had a very large, round belly,  I took belly fat as an annoyance, as unattractive, as responsible for some hefty tailoring expenses to let my pants out and as something I should do something about, starting next week. Dangerous?  Fat’s fat, right?  If only. “…We’ve learned that abdominal fat tissue is a hotbed […]

You Are Always Going to be Fat…But Not Me

That’s a depressing thought, isn’t?  No matter what, you are going to be fat. I am proud of me for losing weight and going from officially obese by diet and exercise.  By diet,  I don’t mean just eating less for a while, but changing the types and amounts of food I choose permanently.  I fixed […]

A Calorie Is Not Just a Calorie for a Type 2 Diabetes Diet

For those trying to control their type 2 diabetes, keep in mind that a calorie is not just a calorie.  While there is no official diabetic diet, some calories are better than others to control type 2 diabetes. The key is eat the foods that don’t cause a big surge in glucose. Keep the surge […]