CCS Medical Blog

The Benefits of Keeping a Food Journal

Keeping a food journal can help you recognize bad eating habits, identify nutritional needs, and enjoy a healthier lifestyle that includes losing weight and lowering blood pressure and LDL cholesterol levels.

"For breakfast, I made my family ham and cheese omelets. By 10...

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Setting Small, Attainable Goals Results in Big Changes

I could not sit still when reading Adam Brown's recent article, “How to Change Any Diabetes Habit, Part 2: Think Mini.” It was thrilling to see that our friends at diaTribe are encouraging their readers to start new diabetes habits by setting small "process goals with...

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The Government's Role in Our National Health Crisis

It is time we hold the federal government accountable for their role in manifesting the obesity and type 2 diabetes epidemics.

No matter how polarized our society can become politically, we tend to circle the wagons when we perceive a serious threat to our national...

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What is Hypoglycemia Unawareness?

Most people with diabetes know that they have hypoglycemia – low blood sugar – when they start to feel shaky, dizzy, moody or anxious. Other symptoms can include hunger, sweating, confusion, sleepiness, and difficulty speaking. They also know that they have to treat this...

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Diabetes Care Can Be Costly ... Try These Money-Saving Strategies!

Last May, we gave a big shout-out on our blog to diaTribe, a wonderful foundation whose mission is to help people better understand their diabetes in order to live healthier and happier lives.

Around the same time, diaTribe launched an interesting blog series on access...

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Pick one New Year's Resolution and focus on it!

In our last blog, New Year’s Resolutions You Can Keep in 2018, we recommended resolutions that were attainable in baby steps, with continuous improvements each week, every two weeks, or every month.

For example, if you have not exercised in a long time, and you resolved...

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New Year's Resolutions You Can Keep in 2018

Last year, Kris Erdman, our Vice President of Clinical Services, wrote a blog on New Year’s Resolutions that emphasized continuous improvement (or “CI”) through short-term, attainable objectives. 

Instead of the grand scale dreams of working out five days every week,...

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The Food Giants are Finally Listening, BUT Can They Really Help?

There was a recent article published in the October 17th issue of the Wall Street Journal that, when reading the first few sentences, gave me cause for great hope in our War Against Added Sugar! 

The article was called "The Search for Sugar Substitutes" by Annie...

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A Focus on Healthier Outcomes for Women with Diabetes

As we recognize another World Diabetes Day this November 14th, I am pleased to spread the message on this year’s critical theme – A right to a healthy future for women.

This is an appeal on behalf of our mothers, wives, sisters, daughters, granddaughters, and women...

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Why Sugar Is Bad For You, The Damaging Effects of Sugar

Think about this ...

You wouldn’t put the wrong gas in your car. So why would you consume the wrong sugars in your regular diet?  And why so much?

The average American consumes 22 teaspoons of sugar per day – twice the recommended amount![i] Millions of us continue with...

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