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5 Foods That Help Lower Blood Sugar

2019-11-20T02:09:19+00:00November 19th, 2019|Categories: Diabetes Management, Nutrition|Tags: , , |

As a diabetic, your body does not metabolize sugar properly. If you're a type 1 diabetic, you may have been born without the ability to produce enough insulin. As a type 2 diabetic, overtime your body may have become insulin resistant, or damage to the pancreas has caused your body's production of insulin to

Diabetes Is A Growing Global Issue

2019-11-21T14:14:41+00:00November 14th, 2019|Categories: Diabetes|Tags: , |

Medical Spending On Diabetes Cracks The Top 20 Global Economies In 2019, diabetes is estimated to have caused at least $760 billion in health expenditures. To put that in perspective, if diabetes were a country and that was its GDP, diabetes would rank #20 in world economies.  Just edging out Switzerland with a

Basics of the Pancreas

2019-11-21T14:16:11+00:00October 17th, 2019|Categories: A1C Testing, Diabetes, Insulin, Nutrition|Tags: , , |

The pancreas is a 6-inch-long organ that sits behind the stomach and across the back of the abdomen. The pancreas gets its name from the Greek words pan ‘all’ and kreas ‘flesh’. This organ is a heterocrine gland and has roles in both the digestive system and the endocrine system.

A Quick Breakdown of Diabetes and Hyperglycemia

2019-11-19T21:48:59+00:00September 4th, 2019|Categories: Diabetes, Diabetes Management, Nutrition|Tags: , , |

In the US, 100 million adults were either living with diabetes or were prediabetic as of 2017. There are nearly 3 million people in Texas that have diabetes. That is almost 15% of the entire population. For those with diabetes, mismanagement of the disease can result in complications such nerve damage,

Controlling Your Portions with The Plate Method

2019-11-21T14:22:40+00:00August 16th, 2019|Categories: Diabetes, Diabetes Management, Nutrition|Tags: , , |

What is healthy eating? This is a question that gets thrown around a lot, and has many different answers, depending on who you ask. Defining Healthy Eating In general, eating healthy is eating what your body needs - not too much or too little of one type of food

What Is Insulin Resistance?

2019-11-21T14:24:42+00:00July 29th, 2019|Categories: Diabetes Management, Insulin, Nutrition|Tags: , |

Insulin is the hormone that shuttles the energy giving molecule glucose from the bloodstream and into cells. At least, that's how it's supposed to function. That is unless you are insulin resistant! Insulin is the key that can't unlock the door. When we eat, our bodies metabolize sugar and

Insulin. What Is It?

2019-11-21T14:31:03+00:00July 10th, 2019|Categories: Diabetes Management, Insulin|Tags: , , , |

Insulin Is A Hormone Produced By The Pancreas. Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas. A hormone is simply a substance produced by the body to regulate and control one or more functions in the body. Insulin's job is to guide sugar from the bloodstream and into individual cells.

Understanding A1C Testing Basics

2019-11-19T21:52:37+00:00April 24th, 2019|Categories: A1C Testing, Diabetes Management|Tags: , , , |

What is the A1C Test? The A1C test is a blood test used to diagnose type 2 diabetes and prediabetes. This is also the primary tool for diabetes management. A1C testing measures how much your hemoglobin is coated with sugar. Hemoglobin is the red protein found in the blood that