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28 10, 2016

Freestyle Libre continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) device

By | October 28th, 2016|Diabetes, Diabetes Medications, Health, Manage Diabetes|Comments Off on Freestyle Libre continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) device

HEADS UP! Did you know that we were the very first office in the United States to obtain the Freestyle Libre for our patients! You can say we are "AHEAD" of the game!               Please share if you know someone who would benefit from this new continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) device.

15 10, 2016

Yo-Yo Dieting

By | October 15th, 2016|Diet, Health, Nutrition, Wellness|0 Comments

“Yo-yo dieting” also referred to as “weight cycling” or “crash dieting” are terms used to describe the extremely restrictive dieting method used by those who wish to lose those pesky pounds as quickly as possible. These types of dieting habits cannot be maintained long term as they are just as unrealistic as they are unhealthy. [...]

10 10, 2016

Why is eating enough protein so important?

By | October 10th, 2016|Diet, Health, Nutrition, Wellness|0 Comments

Protein is responsible for maintaining you muscle mass, which is critical for maintaining your metabolic rate. It is also especially important after exercise because your muscle fibers are being broken down. For your muscle to grow and heal properly, a diet of adequate is required. Protein stabilizes blood sugar levels. Although insulin levels are required [...]

18 12, 2014

What Sugar Does to Your Body

By | December 18th, 2014|Diabetes, Diet, Nutrition, Wellness|0 Comments

The instant something sweet touches your tongue, your taste buds direct-message your brain: deee-lish. Your noggin's reward system ignites, unleashing dopamine. Meanwhile, the sugar you swallowed lands in your stomach, where it's diluted by digestive juices and shuttled into your small intestine. Enzymes begin breaking down every bit of it into two types of molecules: glucose [...]

17 07, 2014

Can you stomach this?

By | July 17th, 2014|Diabetes, Diet, Exercise, Nutrition, Wellness|0 Comments

When I was in medical school people used to talk about “juvenile” or adult-onset” diabetes, as if there was somehow a magic age divide for those two types of diabetes. Oh boy, how did that picture change over the years! The age designation disappeared in 1979 as it was realized that your age by itself [...]

10 06, 2014

New study to identify individuals are at highest risk for cardiovascular disease and diabetes

By | June 10th, 2014|Diet, Health, Nutrition, Wellness|0 Comments

A new study has shown that combining 2 ways of assessing a person's size —body mass index (BMI) and waist-to-height ratio (WHtR) —may be a better way of identifying which overweight and obese individuals are at highest risk for cardiovascular disease and diabetes than either measurement alone. The work was reported at the 2014 European [...]

10 03, 2014

Do you want more options for treatment of diabetes? Join a research study at GDI!

By | March 10th, 2014|Diabetes Medications, Health, Manage Diabetes|0 Comments

Everyone asks for new, better, safer medications for treatment of their diabetes. However, do you realize the only way new options can make it to the market is for the FDA (which regulates all drugs and medical devices in the U.S.) to approve them. In order for FDA to consider that, in turn, the makers [...]

24 02, 2014

Yogurt is Good For You!

By | February 24th, 2014|Diet, Health, Nutrition|0 Comments

In a study published by the journal Diabetologia (organ of the European Association for Study of Diabetes) higher consumption of yogurt was associated with 28% reduction of likelihood of getting type 2 diabetes. Eating more low-fat fermented dairy products also lowered risk of diabetes by 24%. This risk reduction was observed among individuals who consumed [...]