Diabetes Diet
Learning About Diabulimia
Learning About Diabulimia Most people are familiar with eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder, but few are familiar with an eating disorder that is unique to patients with type 1 diabetes (T1DM). ED-DMT1, or what the media has dubbed “diabulimia,” is an eating disorder where patients with T1DM will purposely stop taking or significantly reduce their insulin doses to lose weight. Without enough insulin,patients with T1DM will lose calories through the...
Understanding The Use of Fenugreek in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
The Use of Fenugreek in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Fenugreek (Trigonallafoenum-graecum) is an herbal product that has been used for many centuries as a spice in the Middle East, the Mediterranean, Africa and Asia. The seeds and leaves of this herb also are used for medicinal purposes.  Studies have shown that fenugreek helps lower blood sugar and increases insulin activity while at the same time decreasing bad cholesterol. Fenugreek may help prevent Type 2 Diabetes...
Diabetes and Chocolate: A Sweet Combination
Diabetes and Chocolate: A Sweet Combination Many patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes live with the belief that “people with diabetes can’t eat chocolate” but is this true or just a myth? Managing blood sugar levels is important to patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Being cautious of what you eat has become routine. Sweets such as chocolate can increase blood sugar levels so the natural thought is to simply avoid...
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