Controlling Blood Sugar With the Glycemic Index

Carbohydrates with a low glycemic index of 55 or below causes a slower rise in the blood glucose and insulin values in the type 2 patient with diabetes.  All major diabetes organizations from around the world now recommend use of the glycemic index ranking system …

Hacking Hypoglycemia in Type 2 Diabetes

Blood sugar will naturally vary throughout the day in response to various stimuli. However, when blood sugar drops precipitously fast or drops below 70 mg/dl and becomes symptomatic needing treatment, it is termed hypoglycemia. Symptoms of hypoglycemia may occur even if blood sugar does not …

Prediabetes: A Ticking Time Bomb

Prediabetes, a condition where the blood sugar is too high for optimal cellular function but not high enough to be labeled diabetes, is a silent killer – a precursor to the dreaded heart attack. Prediabetes is not just a warning phase; it is an active …

6 Environmental Triggers for Diabetes

Most of us are aware of the lifestyle triggers for diabetes– poor diet, sedentary lifestyle, obesity– but few are aware of the environmental insults that may play a cumulative role in the development of type 2 diabetes. Termed diabetogenic, these 6 environmental toxins can act …

Beat Diabesity in 5 Simple Steps

Diabesity? Is that a typo? What is it? No, it’s not a mistake– diabesity is a combination of obesity and diabetes, two of the most prevalent diseases in the United States today. Similarly, obesity is at an all-time high reaching over 35% in seven states …