Low calorie sweeteners are a hot topic right now, especially as they pertain to people living with diabetes. The subject seems to pop up on the news, on social media, in articles and in magazines. As a Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator, I get great questions about low calorie sweeteners almost every day. I know it can be hard to sort out the truth about these sweeteners given all the information we hear from various sources, so I hope this article helps shed some light!read more →
The gold-standard goal of diabetes management has been to achieve meaningful and sustained glycemic control to reduce the risk of long-term complications. Unfortunately, results from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey indicate that only about 50% of adults with diabetes in the United States, mostly with type 2 diabetes, are achieving an A1C less than 7.0%, and this percentage has not changed over the past decade.read more →
Few people can argue that losing weight is difficult, and keeping the weight off is even harder. For those folks suffering from “diabesity” – both type 2 diabetes and obesity – maintaining a “healthy” weight seems like a never-ending battle. So why is it so easy to gain weight, yet so difficult to lose it? If you have type 2 and are struggling with your weight, these new medications and surgical options might be right for you.read more →
We mean well. We really do. We only want the best for our loved ones, but sometimes we unintentionally say or do the wrong thing when we’re trying to help. Dr. Bill Polonsky, founder of the Behavioral Diabetes Institute, offers these tips on how best to support someone you care about who is living with diabetes.read more →
Many diabetes-related complications are commonly known and openly discussed, but when it comes to sex, many people still clam up.
Discussing sexual issues with your partner and/or doctor can be awkward at first, but the benefits are well worth it. There are lots of different types of treatment options available which can positively impact not only your sex life, but your overall health as well.read more →