Syndrome X (Insulin Resistance) – Is It Killing You?

Americans are infatuated with a high-carbohydrate, low-fat diet, although in truth, most Americans eat a high-carbohydrate and high-fat diet. Over the years, our diet has taken its toll, and many of us have become less and less sensitive to our insulin as a result. Insulin is basically a storage hormone that drives sugar into the cell to be utilized or stored as fat. The body desires to control our blood sugars. Therefore, when the body becomes less sensitive to its own insulin, it compensates by making more insulin. In other…

High Intensity Exercise

Exercise is known to benefit people with diabetes. Researchers are now studying the effect of high intensity exercise, which involves short bursts of high intensity workouts. A recent study presented to the American Diabetes Association showed that short sessions of exercise may provide more health benefits for people with type-2 diabetes than longer bouts of less intense activity. The research included 76 adults recently diagnosed with type-2 diabetes. Their average age was 67. They were randomly assigned to do either one 30-minute exercise session five days a week at 65%…