CCS Medical Blog

New Year’s Resolution 2019: Pick one diet habit and stick with it!

In my New Year's blog for 2018, I advocated that people pick one healthy resolution and focus on it. Whether it was a singular exercise, a diet hack or a lifestyle change (like consuming less alcoholic beverages or smoking fewer cigarettes), finding one small, achievable...

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Understanding Orthopedic and Surgical Issues for People with Diabetes

Throughout our blog series, we have emphasized the importance of managing diabetes health or prevention to lower the risk of a wide range of diseases and conditions, including heart disease, kidney and liver failure, and Alzheimer's.

Another factor that patients with...

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The Diabetes Connection to Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia

By now, most of us know that diabetes can lead to a series of other health problems and life-threatening conditions. Too much sugar in the blood left unchecked over time can cause harm to your kidneys, nerves, blood pressure, eyes, skin, and can lead to a heart attack or

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The Growing Trend of Diabetes Tied to Liver Disease

It seems that when the average person thinks of liver disease, they assume it is the direct result of alcohol abuse. The most common form of chronic liver disease is Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD), which affects an estimated 80 to 100 million Americans.[i] ...

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The Diabetes Link to Kidney Failure

It is common knowledge that diabetes is a significant risk factor for chronic kidney disease (CKD) and kidney failure. So, it may not be a surprise, that diabetes and high blood pressure are the leading causes of kidney failure.[i] Moreover, diabetes is the most common...

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The Right Path to Successful Diabetes Management

I was very enthralled by Marianne McAndrews' October 11th blog entitled "The Case for Diabetes Preventative Care and Earlier Intervention." In her submission, Marianne discusses recent studies suggesting the possibility for newly diagnosed patients to reverse their type...

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Beware of Sneaky Sugar Alcohols in Food

Understanding sugar alcohols can get tricky, and they are most definitely NOT a treat. With Halloween approaching, many may reach for sugar-free candy, thinking they are making a better choice. Sugar-free candy, like many other foods marketed as "healthier choices,"...

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The Case for Diabetes Preventative Care and Earlier Intervention

An August 2nd article in Medical News Today, "How does weight loss fix type 2 diabetes?"asserts that losing weight could very well contribute to remission for type 2 patients who have been recently diagnosed. In this piece, writer Maria Cohut cites the results of a...

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The Health Impact of Natural Sugars

Is sugar by any other name still sugar?

For anyone who has been following my blogs, or done their homework on healthier eating, it should be evident that added sugars and their omnipresence in the Western diet are the root cause for obesity and type 2 diabetes.

But what...

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Simple Strategies to Avoid "Health Halos"

In my last blog on raising awareness about the dangers of "health halos," we identified a significant problem in our food system that poses tremendous health risks for us all.

Health halos, or manufactured foods (especially from Big Sugar), are marketed through the use...

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