In our last blog, we talked about the desperate need to wage a War on Sugar, akin to the 1980s “War on Drugs.” Using science writer Gary Taubes as our champion, we identified the prevalence of added sugars in our American diet as the real stimulant affecting type 2...
Winning the War on Sugar: Understanding the Addictive Power of Sugar
Winning the War on Sugar Starts with Type 2 Diabetes Patients
Most type 2 diabetes patients can recall the “War on Drugs” of the 1980s that tried to knock down the illegal drug trade. And we all remember the “War on Terror” that was launched last decade in the wake of the 911 attacks. In 2017, we now have a “War on Sugar,” declared...
January: Glaucoma Awareness Month
January is Glaucoma Awareness Month. Glaucoma risk increases for individuals with diabetes, in addition to other diabetes eye disorders.
According to the National Eye Institute (NEI) there are approximately 3 million people age 40 and older who have glaucoma.(1) The...
New Year, Fresh Start!
Making Attainable New Year's Resolutions that Focus on Continuous Improvement
It’s a New Year! And just like the ones before, we make promises to be a newer, better person. We vow to make big-time changes in what promises to be the best year of our lives. But just like...
Give Yourself the Gift of Good Health This Holiday Season
The holiday season can be hard on the diet and exercise routine with all the opportunities for consumption in the office break room, the buffets and the holiday table, not to mention the numerous libations that abound at just about every occasion!
Medicare Competitive Bid - A Case Study of Unintended Consequences
Without a doubt one of the most challenging jobs in all of America, has to be within the Centers of Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) or Medicare. These poor people have to find a way to stretch the budgeted dollars as far as they can go. In many countries that have...
A Call to Action on World Diabetes Day
November is National Diabetes Month, and November 14th is World Diabetes Day. The International Diabetes Foundation (IDF) lists 119 events in 59 countries to observe this day, ranging from diabetes walks/runs, health fairs, free screenings to even a basketball game; and...
Traveling with Medication
With the summer vacation season in full swing, many people are traveling or soon will be. Whether you’re headed to the beach or the mountains, it’s important to think about your prescription medications when making your travel plans.
A Stroke Is a 'Brain Attack'
Did you know that stroke is the second-leading cause of death in the world? In America, stroke takes the life of a person every four minutes and is a leading cause of disability.
Dealing with Stress
We've all said it at one time or another: "I'm stressed out!" It's usually because we're feeling anxious, exhausted, pressured, or somehow not in control of our circumstances.