Q/A: Diabetes and Cholesterol by Dr. Wilson

  Q. Won’t eating all the cholesterol in meat and eggs cause heart disease?   A. For diabetics, carbohydrates act like a metabolic poisen. Fats, however, provide an excellent energy source for diabetics. The notion that cholesterol causes heart disease is one of the biggest medical misconceptions around. Ongoing analysis of the 53-year long Framingham […]

The Carb/Mood Trap

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  Are carbs really comfort food? “Yes,” temporarily, but “no” in the long run. Eating carbs can quickly result in increased serotonin, a neurotransmitter known for its role in depression. Your body associates the resulting “high” with eating carbs, but doesn’t associate carbs with the “low” that occurs a couple of hours later. A carb […]

Diabetic Recipe

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  Sticky Buns?   Mix 4 cups of sugar with 6 cups of white flour. Cut in 2 sticks of margarine with a TV remote control. Slowly stir in 265 pounds of obesity. Moisten with a liter of a soda of your choice mixed with an equal volume of fruit juice. Finely chop two of […]

What Are Carbs?

Carbohydrates consist of starches, called complex carbohydrates, and sugars, called simple carbohydrates. All carbohydrates turn to glucose through the process of digestion. Starches are found in all grains (wheat, rice, corn, rye, oats, barley, spelt), all hot and cold cereals, pasta, white and sweet potatoes, breads, crackers, bagels, etc. Sugar is found in many beverages […]

Diabetes, Defined

  Defining diabetes by listing all of it’s potential complications is common but can be psychologically defeating, resulting in diabetics’ wondering why they should even bother to modify their diet and lifestyle.   We have developed a simple working defination of diabetes that emphasizes the hope found in sound diabetic treatment. And there’s a bonus: […]

Diabetes, Statistically Speaking

  In the January 1, 2003 issue of the Journal of the American Medicel Association (JAMA), statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revealed that the incidence of diabetes in the United States is is increased by 61 percent since 1991. An estimated 17 million Americans (6.2 percent of the population) now […]

Diabetes: America’s Epidemic

  by Eileen M. Wright, M. D.   CDC statistics released in January 2003 reveal that the incidence of diabetes in the United States has increased by 61 percent since 1991. An estimated 17 million Americans are diabetic. Nationally, direct annual costs of diabetes approach $92 billion. However, the greatest cost, the loss of health, […]