How managing your A1c can help you reach healthy blood sugars

2020-07-29T16:50:50+00:00

When it comes to healthy blood sugar control, the A1C is a vital measuring tool. A1c is the short name for glycosylated hemoglobin. Now, this may sound like a mouthful. It is abbreviated to the A1C to make it easier to understand. The A1c calculated as a percentage point. Blood glucose attaches to the proteins in the red blood cells. The A1C measures the amount of sugars attached to the red blood cells. This is a normal process that occurs in both people with diabetes as well as non-diabetics. The average red blood cell last about 120 days, the A1c can [...]

How managing your A1c can help you reach healthy blood sugars2020-07-29T16:50:50+00:00

How This Simple Strategy is Helping Me Tiptoe Past Overwhelm

2020-07-29T16:51:37+00:00

Recently I’ve had a lot on my plate. Between going to several work locations as a travel physician, building my online wellness platform; working on marketing and publicity; preparing for the release of my upcoming book, plus training for a fall marathon, it’s little wonder I’m beginning to experience some overwhelm. In an earlier article I wrote about a strategy to get past overwhelm and get back into action. But when we try to get back into action, we tend to set big goals and we get overwhelmed again. Let’s say your goal at the beginning of  the year was to [...]

How This Simple Strategy is Helping Me Tiptoe Past Overwhelm2020-07-29T16:51:37+00:00

May 2017 Awareness Topic: The Difference Between Overweight and Obesity

2020-07-29T16:51:37+00:00

In the May 2017 Health Awareness Topic, I’ll discuss the difference between what it is to be obese and how this differs from being overweight. In my years of clinical practice, I have found that people do not like to describe themselves as obese. Somehow the word obese has become ‘politically incorrect’ and offensive. So people, even healthcare professionals, choose to use the word ‘overweight’ even when they really mean that a person is obese. I recall once when I was educating a patient about the fact that her CT scan showed that she had fat in her liver and this put [...]

May 2017 Awareness Topic: The Difference Between Overweight and Obesity2020-07-29T16:51:37+00:00
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