Monthly Archives: December 2012

Nutrition Tips from Nora Saul, Certified Diabetes Educator

As the year comes to a close it is nice to finish old projects so you can have a clean slate for the New Year.  In that spirit, here are answers to a few questions that my patients have asked … Continue reading

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What You Should Know About Diabetes and Heart Disease

In addition to having an endocrinologist to help you control your blood glucose levels, many patients with diabetes could use a cardiologist looking over their shoulder. That’s because diabetes is as much a macrovascular disease as it is a microvascular … Continue reading

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Research Update: Exercise

Every day hundreds of research articles involving diabetes are published. Many will turn out to be inconsequential, a number will add incrementally to our body of knowledge of diabetes and a very few will catapult our understanding of some aspect … Continue reading

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Targets for Control for People with Type 2 Diabetes

A joint position paper by American Diabetes Association (ADA) and the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) questions the veracity of a one size fits all specific A1C target for non-pregnant patients with type 2 diabetes. Instead it … Continue reading

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Getting the Most of your CGM-Continuous Glucose Monitor

You decided to take the plunge and ordered a continuous glucose monitor (CGM) a few months ago. Maybe you were having frequent low blood glucose readings or perhaps you just want to tweak your control and lower your A1C. Wearing … Continue reading

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Q&A with Dr. Eyiuche Okeke

Eyiuche Okeke, M.D., became interested in diabetes care while watching her many relatives, including her grandmother, struggle with the disease. She is now an endocrinologist at Joslin with a focus on multicultural populations affected by diabetes. How did you become … Continue reading

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Interested in Incretins? Learn More Here

One of the fastest growing medication classes for people with type 2 diabetes are the incretins.  Injectable like insulin but without two of insulin’s less desirable side effects, weight gain and  risk of hypoglycemia, they are becoming a drug of … Continue reading

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Holiday Gifts for PWD

Can’t think of anything to give the person with everything this year?  Well how about a nutrition or exercise related gift to make things easier for the person with diabetes on your list? Of course it shouldn’t be the only … Continue reading

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Protein Recommendations for People with Kidney Disease and Diabetes

Kidney disease is one of the complications of diabetes. In 2008, 44 percent of the new cases of kidney failure were attributable to diabetes.  Like diabetes alone, diabetic kidney disease requires dietary modifications. As kidney disease progresses patients usually need … Continue reading

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A Recipe for Winter Squash: Not Just for Thanksgiving

A third of a cup isn’t much, no matter how you serve it. Fifteen grams for a bare mouthful, that’s all you get from rice or pasta. If you are a sedentary woman, eating a cupful can use up almost … Continue reading

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