15 10, 2016

Yo-Yo Dieting

By |2018-03-20T08:22:30-04:00October 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 |2018-03-20T08:22:44-04:00October 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 |2017-01-08T12:52:43-05:00December 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 |2017-01-08T12:52:43-05:00July 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 |2017-01-08T12:52:43-05:00June 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 |2014-03-10T10:25:54-04:00March 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 [...]

24 02, 2014

Yogurt is Good For You!

By |2014-02-24T15:40:00-05:00February 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 [...]

13 01, 2014

FDA approves a new diabetes medication.

By |2014-01-13T08:21:31-05:00January 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 [...]