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The Truth about Metformin

The Truth about Metformin

How does Metformin work?  One of the “defects” of Type 2 Diabetes and insulin resistance is that the liver overproduces sugar and dumps it into the bloodstream. This can be why, even if you haven’t eaten any food, sugars can increase steadily overnight - as the liver makes sugar. The...

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7 Tips to Reduce Coronavirus & Influenza Risk with Diabetes

7 Tips to Reduce Coronavirus & Influenza Risk with Diabetes

People with diabetes are at higher risk for infections, including COVID-19, and related complications.  CDC has advised that having a chronic condition such as diabetes can exacerbate a coronavirus infection, increasing the odds of severe disease and death. High blood sugars have a direct negative impact on the immune system...

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Traveling with Diabetes - 5 Holiday Travel Tips!

Traveling with Diabetes - 5 Holiday Travel Tips!

Many people with diabetes experience problems with blood sugar control while traveling.  Read our top 5 tips for a successful trip experience! 1) Plan for Airport Security Medications, insulin (3 oz and over), cold packs, and glucometer supplies are all allowed through airport security. Obtain a letter from your doctor...

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Why does intermittent fasting work for type 2 diabetes?

Why does intermittent fasting work for type 2 diabetes?

Intermittent fasting has gotten a lot of attention recently for its proposed benefits on weight loss and, now, type 2 diabetes.  Many diabetes experts recommend following a low carbohydrate high fat (LCHF) diet. Since fat doesn’t need insulin to metabolize (like carbohydrates and even proteins do), it does not impact...

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The Best Medications for Type 2 Diabetes

The Best Medications for Type 2 Diabetes

In a perfect world, we could always control type 2 Diabetes with natural therapies – diet, exercise, and natural ingredients such as Berberine, Chromium, and Alpha-Lipoic Acid.  However, prescriptions are sometimes necessary.  For most people (there are always exceptions), these are my top 2 medication classes to consider: SGLT2 inhibitors...

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