CCS Medical Blog

A Collective Journey to Better Health

Last fall we relaunched our blog and began using our platform to support our patients in their quest for better health. For many, this means living without the complications of type 2 diabetes. The CDC reports that in 2015 there were 30.3 million people, or 9.4% of the...

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Health Alert: Stop Drinking Soda Now!

I interrupt my recent blogs on understanding good carbs vs. bad carbs, which is still "Public Enemy #2" and you haven’t heard the last from me and my new campaign for better health – to revisit my initial war on added sugars and focus on what is perhaps the biggest...

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Understanding Carbohydrates: Bad vs. Good

It’s not enough to just cut out added sugars from your diet! Bad carbs like rice, potatoes and pasta are just as much of a health risk as eating too many sugary snacks.

Since January, we have dedicated more than half of our blog space to raising awareness about the...

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The Power of Good Fats

In a recent email to our patients, we promoted the benefits of fresh fruits as a healthy alternative for those who struggle with the national addiction to desserts, snacks and beverages that are made with added sugars and artificial sweeteners. 

But I would go one step...

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A National Fight Against Added Sugars

Last April, I wrote my final submission on my War on Sugar blog series to make room for other meaningful health topics in our CCS Medical blog section. I feel we would be remiss if we didn’t revisit this critical issue to examine recent developments in what we hope will...

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Too Much Sugar Can Lead to Alzheimer's!

The first sign of Alzheimer’s is no longer memory loss – it’s high glucose levels!

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Simple & Healthy Diabetes-Friendly Summer Snacks

In our last blog, we offered many tips on how to enjoy a healthier dining out experience, including seeking out chef-driven farm-to-table restaurants, and even shopping a local farmer’s market, which puts you in charge of the dining experience!

When eating at home, these...

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Healthier Dining Out - Yes, it is possible!

With summer on the way, all of us love getting out of the house! Dining out with friends is one of the rites of the season and summer fun almost always includes great food and drink.

Dining out doesn’t have to be hard – or unhealthy! Read our tips on how to enjoy a...

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High Rates of Type 2 Diabetes: The Native American Epidemic

To give us a better understanding of the type 2 diabetes epidemic, I feel it’s important to know more about the different ethnic groups that are more profoundly affected by the disease. The Native American communities have without a doubt experienced the greatest impact.

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diaTribe - A Powerful Resource for People with Diabetes

For some time now, I’ve been meaning to share with our readers the inspiring story of Kelly Close and the wonderful organization she started called diaTribe.

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