CCS Medical Blog

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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How the NEW Nutrition Label Helps the War on Sugar

We have a new weapon in the war on sugar! 

In the spring of 2016, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that food manufacturers will be required to make changes to their nutrition labels for packaged products.

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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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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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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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