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4 03, 2018

Weight Loss

By |2018-03-19T15:05:29+00:00March 4th, 2018|Diet, Health, Manage Diabetes, Nutrition|0 Comments

It seems as weight loss is on everyone’s “to-do“ list. Weight control is especially important for those with type 2 diabetes.    The longer a person has a high body mass index the greater their risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Losing weight and keeping it off is possible but not always easy.  Doing so [...]

24 02, 2018

The Medtronic 670G Hybrid Closed Loop System

By |2018-03-20T08:23:35+00:00February 24th, 2018|Diabetes, Manage Diabetes|0 Comments

The Medtronic 670G Hybrid Closed Loop system is a technological breakthrough. The system allows constant monitoring of blood sugar levels and adjustment. This is the first system to feature automatic real-time adjustment allowing users greater flexibility and control then they have ever had before. The pump automatically adjusts to high or low blood sugar levels, [...]

28 10, 2016

Freestyle Libre continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) device

By |2017-01-08T12:52:43+00:00October 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.

10 03, 2014

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

By |2014-03-10T10:25:54+00:00March 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 [...]

13 01, 2014

FDA approves a new diabetes medication.

By |2014-01-13T08:21:31+00:00January 13th, 2014|Diabetes Medications, Manage Diabetes|0 Comments

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 [...]

8 07, 2013

Too Much Sugar…

By |2017-01-08T12:52:43+00:00July 8th, 2013|Diet, Health, Manage Diabetes, Wellness|0 Comments

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 [...]

1 05, 2013

Stay away from sugar-sweetened beverages

By |2017-01-08T12:52:43+00:00May 1st, 2013|Health, Manage Diabetes, Wellness|0 Comments

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, [...]