Wide swings in blood sugar predict poor diabetes management Keeping your average blood sugar in a healthy range isn’t enough Continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) uses a small device painlessly affixed on an upper arm. The unit measures glucose levels in the fluid between muscle cells every 5-15 minutes and periodically transmits that information to a…more
Keep Moving and Eat Better Help Diabetics with COVID-19
You don’t have to go to the gym Maintain physical activity and limit starchy foods to manage blood sugar Diabetes is the second most prevalent chronic disease in patients needing treatment for COVOD-19. The presence of diabetes predicts greater likelihood of medical interventions and 49 percent higher risk of dying. Unfortunately, recommendations and requirements for…more
Reverse Type 2 Diabetes
You can reverse recently diagnosed type 2 diabetes Here’s the background and how to do it In the past, the available evidence clinical seemed to prove that type 2 diabetes would inevitably progress to the point where many patients would require insulin therapy. But the underling studies had a flaw: They involved patients with high…more
Does Prediabetes Lead to Type 2 Diabetes?
Not very often But let prediabetes alert you to make better lifestyle choices Prediabetes is a condition, based on modestly elevated blood sugar levels, which can precede type 2 diabetes. But prediabetes does not inevitably lead to type 2 diabetes. Researchers used data from 2,575 participants over age 60 without diabetes (36 percent with prediabetes)…more