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Hypo School

I have been schooled in hypoglycemia, in more ways than one.
TYPE 2) First off, you were all right, of course: hypoglycemia is apparently often an early sign of Type 2 diabetes.
Excerpts from Connie Bennett's new carb-bashing book, Sugar Shock!, cleared this right up:
When the body is resistant to the insulin it makes, the result is "... an 'overshoot' phenomenon characterized by a large spike in insulin, followed by a drop in blood…

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Down on Big Pharma?  You are not alone.  Whether or not you actually believe that these companies are suppressing a cure for diabetes in order to stay in business, you probably have some (well-founded) suspicions about ethics in medical practice.
So you might be as intrigued as I was to discover the existence of PharmedOut, an independent, publicly-funded (!) project (hat tip: Pharma Gossip) that "empowers physicians to identify and counter inappropriate pharmaceutical promotion practices."…

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Author Thinks Like a (Rather Opinionated) Pancreas

Gary Scheiner is an outspoken CDE (Certified Diabetes Educator).  That's probably because he's lived with Type 1 diabetes himself for over 20 years.  Best known for his insulin-pumping guidebook, Think Like a Pancreas, he's become something of a guru on the best techniques for achieving optimal diabetes control.
Trained at Joslin, he's done extensive volunteer work for the ADA, JDRF, and DESA (Diabetes Exercise & Sports Association).  He's authored dozens of articles, and speaks at…

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Sweet Fire, the Nutrition Crash Course

I have what I'd call a vaguely informed idea of the nitty-gritty of nutrition, i.e. how the body converts carbs into energy, uses protein to build and repair tissue, and flushes out fiber.  You know, all that stuff...  But over time, my vague knowledge seems to get more and more vague if I don't brush up a bit.
So a few months ago -- at a very yuppie campground here in N. Cal (the kind…

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Incredible Edible Book Offer

Let me start by saying that yesterday was just the Best Blogging Day Ever!  I should have de-lurked you all ages ago.  Thank you for all your wonderful comments!!
Now, just in case you had the slightest interest in purchasing our new book (~grin~), please check out the nifty new "Order Now" button in the left-hand margin here.  That's right, get your very own copy PLUS a free trial pack of ExtendBars right here, right…

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