This blog tracks updates to the Blood Sugar 101 Web site.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Added Links to Book Page

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The Best Books and Nutritional Software.

Added links to Amazon for all recommended books.

Added Reference to Gary Taubes' Good Calories, Bad Calories

Page Changed: Studies Proving Safety and Efficacy of the Low Carb Diet

Added a reference to Gary Taubes Landmark book, Good Calories, Bad Calories

Added Study which Documents Effectiveness of Cutting Carbs for Diabetes Control

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Added citation to the full text of
Control of blood glucose in type 2 diabetes without weight loss by modification of diet composition. Nutrition & Metabolism 2006, 3:16. This study documented the effectiveness of cutting carbs and raising fat and protein in controlling blood sugars in the absense of weight loss.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

New: Januvia Causes Serious Rash Side Effects

Page changed: Januvia

Added information just added to the prescribing information that Januvia can cause various rashes and in some cases a severe immune response causing major skin peeling.

You read it first here. I reported on Januvia-related rashes several months ago! At the time, doctors told their patients that the rash couldn't possibly be from Januvia.

Since Januvia messes with DPP-4 which is deeply implicated with immune response, it is no surprise it can cause a rash.

FDA Warning Links Byetta to Acute Pancreatitis

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Added FDA Safety Alert reporting aftermarket reports of patients on Byetta developing acute pancreatitis with kidney failure in some cases.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Study Proving Exubera is Effective Actually Shows it is NOT.

Page changed. Insulin for Type 2 Diabetes

Cited new 8 year study of Exubera claiming it is "effective" where participants were left with A1cs high enough to produce severe complications. More spin from the makers of this ineffective but extremely expensive inhaled insulin.

IDF Recommends 140 mg/dl (7.8 mmol/L) as Post-Meal Blood Sugar Target

Page changed: Healthy Blood Sugar Targets

The International Diabetes Federation adopts the same post-meal target, 140 mg/dl at 2 hours, as the AACE.

More Research Showing Cinnamon Doesn't Improve Blood Sugars

Page changed: Supplements for Diabetes

Added links to new research showing that despite the hype and 100,000 Google Ads for Cinnergan, Cinnamon has NOT impact on A1c, fasting blood sugar, or lipids.