How Stress Can Affect Blood Sugar Levels

2020-07-29T17:01:31+00:00

(Image from Unsplash.com courtesy of engin akyurt) Stress can have a bad effect on blood sugars. This is true whether or not you are currently living with borderline or type 2 diabetes. We all know on an intuitive level that stress affects our overall health and wellbeing. Stress also has a huge impact on metabolic health. For many of us, during this covid19 pandemic, this is has been a very stressful time, filled with a lot of uncertainty. At the very beginning of the pandemic, I hosted a webinar called "Thriving Through Change".  During the webinar, I spoke about the different [...]

How Stress Can Affect Blood Sugar Levels2020-07-29T17:01:31+00:00

Blood Sugar Levels in Type 2 Diabetes

2020-07-29T17:02:49+00:00

Blood sugar levels are an important measure of type 2 diabetes control.  Your healthcare provider may recommend you check your blood glucose levels at home. Fasting blood glucose is the most common blood test.  It is usually done first thing in the morning or after at least an 8 hour fast. The normal fasting blood glucose level should be less than 100 mg/dL (5.6 mmol/L). In type 2 diabetes, the target fasting blood glucose level is between 80-120 mg/dL (4.4-6.6 mmol/L) The hemoglobin A1c is a test used to monitor blood sugar control. The hemoglobin A1c is measured as a percentage [...]

Blood Sugar Levels in Type 2 Diabetes2020-07-29T17:02:49+00:00

How to Make A Therapeutic Smoothie

2020-07-29T17:04:21+00:00

Smoothies can be a great complement to a wholesome food plan, providing lots of essential nutrition. A smoothie is one of the easiest things to make that contains a wide range of therapeutic healing ingredients. A therapeutic smoothie contains nutrients that will help improve your overall metabolic health. So whether you're living with type 2 diabetes and looking to control your blood sugars, or you're looking to use smoothies to say control inflammation, control your cholesterol or optimize your brain function you can make a smoothie that not only tastes great and is not loaded with sugar. A lot of people [...]

How to Make A Therapeutic Smoothie2020-07-29T17:04:21+00:00

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 to tell the difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes in adults

2020-07-29T16:51:02+00:00

A lot of times, I come across patients who have to use insulin and aren’t quite sure whether they have Type 1 or type 2 diabetes. I hope to be able to clarify the difference between the two, especially in an adult. Type 1 diabetes Type 1 diabetes is commonly called ‘juvenile onset diabetes.’ Type 1 diabetes is usually diagnosed in young children, often under the age of 5 years. Type 1 diabetes is an auto-immune disease. An auto-immune disease is when the body forms antibodies against itself. In the case of type 1 diabetes, the body develops antibodies against the [...]

How to tell the difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes in adults2020-07-29T16:51:02+00:00

Health Awareness Topic- Is your metabolic health up to par?

2020-07-29T16:51:04+00:00

According to a recent published study by the National Health and Nutrition Examination survey between 2009-2016, only 12% of Americans have good metabolic health. This means that 7 out of every 8 Americans do not have good metabolic health. These are pretty dismal numbers by all accounts. What was concerning with this study was that even people with so called normal body weight may not have good metabolic health!  The paper goes on to warn that these implications pose a high concern for public health. In today’s article we’ll go over what metabolic health is. Why we need to be concerned [...]

Health Awareness Topic- Is your metabolic health up to par?2020-07-29T16:51:04+00:00

How Type 2 Diabetes Can Affect The Skin

2020-07-29T16:51:39+00:00

Type 2 diabetes affects many organs in the body. The skin is one of the largest organs in the body. There are several skin conditions that can happen just because of diabetes. For the most part very few of these skin conditions are life threatening. More importantly, a lot of these conditions may show up when the blood sugars are not well controlled. These skin conditions can be very frustrating, especially for women living with diabetes. By knowing about these conditions will allow you to become a more vigilant. It also helps to hasten healing if you should get any one [...]

How Type 2 Diabetes Can Affect The Skin2020-07-29T16:51:39+00:00
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