The ketogenic diet is all over the media lately and I find myself having a conversation about it with a patient at least once per day. Where did this popular diet come from and what does it mean for people with diabetes?
Did you notice an update to the American Diabetes Association (ADA) treatment algorithm? It now includes metabolic surgery as a treatment option for people with type 2 diabetes and obesity who do not respond to conventional treatment. Considering that nearly 90% of people with type 2 diabetes also.
Longer days, warmer weather – it must be Spring!
This is an exciting time for diabetes technology!
For diabetes healthcare workers, part of ringing in the new year is reviewing the American Diabetes Association (ADA) Updated Diabetes Standards of Medical Care. Each year, a professional practice committee reviews evidence that has come out since the previous edition, providing recommendations for.
Diabetes is a disease that disproportionately affects low income individuals. At the same time, diabetes self-management presents significant challenges for people who struggle with financial resources. Since food is part of the medicine for diabetes, access to healthy options can be a barrier. As.
Diabetes management can be complicated and often requires a multidisciplinary approach to help maintain optimal blood glucose control. Lifestyle modifications and regular blood glucose monitoring while proven to be helpful, can also be overwhelming. Recent technological advances, if.
I recently had an individual ask me what exactly is a CDE and what do they do? My initial response was a quick, textbook type answer; a certified diabetes educator (CDE) is a health professional who has experience and expertise in the area of diabetes prevention and management. My role is to.
It can be hard to prioritize your health during the holiday season, so here are some top tips I’ve included to ensure a successful upcoming year. You may be attending holiday events such as family get togethers, work parties and festivals and with the addition of tempting snacks and festive drinks,.
The “holidays” have become defined as the stretch of time between Thanksgiving and New Year’s. We use this time to indulge in eating, drinking, and spending. It’s a dangerous 6 weeks, especially for those with diabetes who are working diligently to keep their blood sugars under control. Think of.