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

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Factors that may make the A1c not match average blood sugar

Page changed: A1c and High Post-Meal Blood Sugars Predict Heart Attack

Added note on the bottom of the page listing some factors that may cause your A1c not to correspond to your actual blood sugar control.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Study Shows Why Insulin Resistance Rises when Blood Sugars are High

Page Changed: You Did Not Eat Your Way to Diabetes.

Cites a new study published in Cell and reported by Diabetes in Control that finds that high blood sugar impairs the expression of a muscle gene that regulates insulin sensitivity in the muscle cell.

Most importantly, the impairment of this gene is reversible if blood sugars are brought down. Unfortunately, the article is not yet available online and the DiC report does not make clear what the blood sugar level is at which the gene function is restored.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Added Note about Metformin to Low Carb Site "Water Weight" Page

Page Changed: Water Weight vs. Fat Weight

Added a paragraph describing my anecdotal observation that while taking metformin dropping to a very low carb intake level did not result in the usual water weight loss so common with low carb diets and that metformin also appeared to prevent the water weight gain that occurs when eating at a higher carb level.

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Moved & Retitled "You Did Not Eat Your Way to Diabetes"

Page Changed: You Did Not Eat Your Way To Diabetes

Because the feedback about this page has been so strong, with so many people reporting that the information they found there stopped them from wasting energy on self-hatred so they could recover their health, I moved it to the front page of the web site.

I also retitled it adding "The REAL Causes of Type 2" so that it is clearer what the page is about--which is a brief summary of the research pointing to genetic causes of Type 2 diabetes and an explanation of how mild changes in Insulin Resistance cause blood sugar rollercoastering which in turn causes relentless hunger which leads to obesity.