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.
Nearly 1 in 10 people now face higher risks for various ills linked to the blood sugar disease, report finds. Read this article posted on Everyday Health: http://www.everydayhealth.com/news/usa-diabetes-cases-jump-29-million/?xid=aol_eh-news_13_20140609_&aolcat=HLT
The world is losing the battle against diabetes as the number of people estimated to be living with the disease soared to a new record of 382 million in 2013. The vast majority have type 2 diabetes - the kind linked to obesity and lack of exercise - and the epidemic is spreading as more [...]
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 [...]
FDA approved dapagliflozin (Farxiga) on January 8, 2014 for treatment of patients with type 2 diabetes not controlled with diet and exercise. This medication is the second in the class of drugs which block reabsorption of glucose by the kidney and thus lower blood sugar by increasing its excretion in the urine. Last year canagliflozin [...]
We still consume way too much added sugar in our food, especially at home, a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report by Bethene Ervin and Cynthia Ogden showed. One culprit is sugary sodas. Although other research has shown that soda consumption has been declining, if you look at individual foods and beverages, these drinks still [...]
Hopefully everyone knows by now that drinking sugar-sweetened beverages (those which have added sweeteners like sucrose, high-fructose corn syrup and fruit juice concentrates) is bad for you if you have diabetes: they lead to unnecessary weight gain and spikes in blood sugar levels. However, a new research study (just published online in the journal Diabetologia, [...]
We have all heard about the importance of “lifestyle modifications” to improve state of our health. What is behind that fancy term? Put simply, it’s all about healthy eating and increasing physical activity. There is a lot of confusion about what constitutes the right level of increased physical activity (the word “exercise” puts some people [...]