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Diabetes Month 2008

“Diabetics don’t die from diabetes”, says Dave Leonardi, MD, Medical Director of the Leonardi Executive Health Institute in Denver. “They die of complications from the disease”. This might seem like a minor point but it’s not. Diabetics have elevated risks for many other diseases, among them heart disease-… Read More

Atkins® Low Carb Diet for Diabetics

Over the past few years, a significant amount of research- much of it reported in this newsletter- has shown that low-carb diets are effective not only for weight loss, but for improving many measures of risk for heart disease and diabetes. Now a new study from the prestigious Albert Einstein… Read More

Atkins Induction Diet Improves Glycemic Control in Diabetes

Diabetes is a disease of uncontrolled sugar. In a nutshell, uncontrolled sugar is also a huge contributing factor to obesity and heart disease. When your blood sugar goes too high, insulin comes in to escort that extra blood sugar into the cells where it can be burned for energy. But… Read More

Atkins Diet Beats Low-Fat for Improving Metabolic Syndrome

Over the years, thousands of people have turned to the Atkins dietary strategy of reduced sugar and carbohydrates for its demonstrated ability to help people lose weight and keep it off. But in the last decade, emerging research has shown over and over again, that the Atkins diet can actually… Read More

Are Your Kids at Risk for Diabetes?

Childhood obesity is now an epidemic, and childhood diabetes is right behind it. And we're not talking about type 1 diabetes. Rather, it's type 2 diabetes. Ironically, this used to be called adult-onset diabetes because kids never had it. Now it's turning up in younger and younger children. The estimates are truly… Read More

Get to Know Diabetes: How Atkins Can Help

November is National Diabetes Month, a time to shine a spotlight on diabetes prevention and control. This challenging disease affects millions of people, but it can be prevented and controlled through important lifestyle changes. Here’s what you need to know: While there are actually three types of diabetes (see… Read More

Low-Fat Diets Don’t Deliver on Heart Health

Unless you're living on another planet, you've heard this message: reduce your intake of fat and cholesterol to achieve a healthy weight and decrease the likelihood of developing heart disease. In fact, the terms “healthy" and “low fat" seem inextricably linked. But now we know that the rationale for a… Read More

High Glycemic Diets Increase the Risk of Type II Diabetes

We’ve long advocated a healthy controlled carbohydrate diet as a way of preventing or treating diabetes, but the medical establishment has been slow to catch on. And while much research has been done on low-carbohydrate diets and weight loss, until now the long-term outcomes have not been determined, although… Read More

American Diabetes Association Reverses Itself on Low-Carb Diets

The American Diabetes Association, an organization whose mission statement is "to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by (it)", clearly has it's heart in the right place. Trouble is, in our opinion, they've traditionally been behind the curve of cutting edge science and… Read More

Low-carbohydrate diet in type 2 diabetes. Stable improvement of bodyweight and glycemic control during 22 months follow-up

Low-carbohydrate diets in the management of obese patients with type 2 diabetes seem intuitively attractive due to their potent antihyperglycemic effect. We previously reported that a 20 % carbohydrate diet was significantly superior to a 55–60 % carbohydrate diet with regard to bodyweight and glycemic control in 2 non-randomised groups of obese diabetes patients observed closely… Read More