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Article of the Week: Getting to Know Ketones

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“Does anyone really know what a ketone is?” this article asks. “Are they a danger to your health (as in diabetic ketoacidosis), or a sign that you have lowered your carbohydrate intake enough to cause weight loss (as some people who follow low-carbohydrate diets believe)?” Read on to learn about how ketones can be related to diet or exercise, how to test for ketones, and how to deal with diabetic ketoacidosis.

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And remember that articles on a wide variety of diabetes topics are always available in our magazine archives section!

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Go for the Green: Cool Down with Green Tea

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How many of you are tea drinkers? If you’re a tea aficionado, you’re probably feeling pretty smug about all the positive news that’s come out over the past few years regarding the health benefits of tea. Tea has often been maligned because of its caffeine content, but now we know that tea is a powerhouse of antioxidants that may prevent all sorts of health problems. This week, I’ll focus on green tea in particular. Read More “Go for the Green: Cool Down with Green Tea”

Weight Loss Drugs: Is the Magic Pill Here at Last? (Part 2)

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Last week, we looked at a few prescription weight-loss drugs—some that can lead to dependency, and one that has yet to be approved. What else is available? If you’ve been in your local pharmacy recently, you may have seen displays heralding the arrival of "alli" (spelled with a small "a" and pronounced "ally"). What’s this all about, and why is it sold over the counter rather than by prescription? Read More “Weight Loss Drugs: Is the Magic Pill Here at Last? (Part 2)”

Weight-Loss Drugs: Is the Magic Pill Here At Last? (Part 1)

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Wouldn’t it be nice to hear on the nightly news that researchers had finally found the magic pill that helps you lose weight…and keep it off? This pill would be taken once a day and wouldn’t have any side effects. It would start working immediately and the pounds would just melt off. Can you imagine all the happiness and excitement this would generate? Read More “Weight-Loss Drugs: Is the Magic Pill Here At Last? (Part 1)”

What We’re Reading: 10 Best Diabetes Web sites

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This week, we’d like to direct your attention to HealthCentral.com‘s First Annual Top Site Awards, which recognize the 10 best Web sites dedicated to educating and supporting people with diabetes. We are proud to announce that, along with several other excellent sites (many of which have been featured in previous "What We’re Reading" posts), a panel of experts named DiabetesSelfManagement.com to this exclusive list.

You can read more about the awards and view the list of winners here. Read More “What We’re Reading: 10 Best Diabetes Web sites”

 

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