Diabetes Reversal

Type 2 Diabetes is a reversible disease. Once diabetic, always diabetic is a wrong and an outdated statement. The Metabolism Clinic in Charlotte, NC is the leader in diabetes reversal in the United States.

Type 2 Diabetes is a metabolic disease that is perpetuated by different pathological processes. The Metabolism Clinic is specialized in reversing Type 2 Diabetes by treating the Insulin resistance which the root cause of the disease. Our patient are able to get off their oral diabetes medications and insulin injections.

DM2 Risk Factors: Fat Distribution

2019-02-08T03:52:07+00:00

DM2 Risk Factors: Fat Distribution Distribution of fat in the body affects the risk of development of diabetes mellitus type 2.  Specifically, fat stored in the abdominal region or fat referred to his visceral fat has been associated with higher degree of insulin resistance than fat stored peripherally on the body in the subcutaneous tissues. The [...]

DM2 Risk Factors: Fat Distribution2019-02-08T03:52:07+00:00

DM2 Risk Factors: Family History

2019-02-08T03:48:36+00:00

DM2 Risk Factors: Family History   The risk of developing type 2 diabetes in patients with a family history (any first-degree relative) increases by 2-3 fold for developing diabetes.  The level of risk increases to 5-6 fold increased risk in patients who have both a maternal and paternal history of type 2 diabetes. Additionally research has [...]

DM2 Risk Factors: Family History2019-02-08T03:48:36+00:00

DM2 Risk Factors: Impaired Glucose Tolerance (IGT)

2019-01-24T19:29:44+00:00

Impaired glucose tolerance means that when the patient consumes glucose the body is unable to utilize it appropriately while it is present in circulation after absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract. Patient's that have impaired glucose tolerance are at increased risk for developing diabetes mellitus type 2. The most common example of this seen is during pregnancy [...]

DM2 Risk Factors: Impaired Glucose Tolerance (IGT)2019-01-24T19:29:44+00:00

The Cost of Excess Fat

2019-01-11T22:32:22+00:00

Human beings were never intended to carry excess weight in the form of fat around for a prolonged period of time. The ability to create additional fat cells was designed solely as a survival mechanism to avoid likely upcoming periods of famine. When excess weight in the form of fat is carried on the body [...]

The Cost of Excess Fat2019-01-11T22:32:22+00:00

Hypoglycemia: The Complication No One Wants to Talk About

2017-12-20T19:12:24+00:00

Hypoglycemia is when there is a dangerously low amount of glucose (sugar) in the blood stream. This occurs when the glucose levels dip below 70mg/dL. The more a physician attempts to keep the blood sugar “controlled” the more the risk of hypoglycemia occurring. The danger is so great that a six-fold increase in deaths has [...]

Hypoglycemia: The Complication No One Wants to Talk About2017-12-20T19:12:24+00:00

90% of Patients with Diabetes are Admitted into the Hospital for Reasons other than Diabetes

2017-12-28T18:30:19+00:00

Diabetes regardless of type is a systemic disease that affects every organ and every cell in the body. Diabetes by definition is a recognition of abnormal metabolism of glucose (sugar) within the body. Type 1 and type 2 differ and in many respects, can be thought of as opposites with abnormal glucose levels as the [...]

90% of Patients with Diabetes are Admitted into the Hospital for Reasons other than Diabetes2017-12-28T18:30:19+00:00

The Price of Being Obese

2017-12-28T18:24:52+00:00

Obesity affects every aspect of patients’ lives. Every aspect. When patients are obese higher costs of care occur in both the inpatient setting (hospitals) and outpatient setting (clinics). The increased use of healthcare services translates to a difference of $4,343/year when compared to non-obese patients. Not only is the cost of care higher for obese [...]

The Price of Being Obese2017-12-28T18:24:52+00:00

Is Once a Diabetic always a Diabetic True?

2018-01-02T10:24:44+00:00

There are two main types of diabetes. Type 1 diabetes which is around 5-10% of diabetic patients. It usually happens in patients at younger age. It is an autoimmune disease. The immune system makes antibodies against the beta cells in the pancreas (which are responsible for insulin secretion) and leads to their destruction. These patients [...]

Is Once a Diabetic always a Diabetic True?2018-01-02T10:24:44+00:00

What is Prediabetes?

2018-01-02T11:01:17+00:00

Prediabetes is one of the fastest rising healthcare conditions. There are many different medical terms used to refer to prediabetes, which often makes it more confusing. The other terms you may have heard include intermediate hyperglycemia, early insulin resistance, abnormal blood glucose, impaired glucose tolerance, increased average blood glucose levels, and impaired fasting glucose levels. [...]

What is Prediabetes?2018-01-02T11:01:17+00:00

The Country with the Largest Diabetic Population

2018-01-02T11:32:06+00:00

The largest diabetic population in the world is located in China. In 2015, it was estimated that the number of people with diabetes in China was 109.6 million. To put that in perspective approximately 29.3 million people in the United States were estimated to have diabetes in 2015. Why is this important? Diabetes is a [...]

The Country with the Largest Diabetic Population2018-01-02T11:32:06+00:00

Obesity Crisis: US Preventative Services Now Recommending Screening to Start at Age 6

2018-01-02T11:26:20+00:00

Data from the year 2000 from the Centers for Disease Control and prevention reported the obesity in children rates to be 17% amongst kids aged 2 to 19. Also in 2000, the data already revealed that there was a 32% rate of children being overweight. The data was so compelling that the United States Preventative [...]

Obesity Crisis: US Preventative Services Now Recommending Screening to Start at Age 62018-01-02T11:26:20+00:00

Is Lowering the Blood Glucose Level enough in Type 2 Diabetes?

2017-11-21T19:44:47+00:00

Type 2 diabetes mellitus has reached an epidemic level in our society affecting at least 1 in 10 Americans. It is diagnosed with a HemoglobinA1c (HbA1c) level of higher than 6.4%. The HbA1c is a test that measures the average blood sugar level in the previous 12 weeks. The goal of treating type 2 diabetes [...]

Is Lowering the Blood Glucose Level enough in Type 2 Diabetes?2017-11-21T19:44:47+00:00

How the Body attempts to correct Diabetes Mellitus Type 2

2017-11-16T16:05:51+00:00

The human body is regulated by multiple mechanisms. One of the most common mechanisms that regulates metabolic functions in the body is the principle of negative feedback. To explain how this process works we will use insulin as an example. Insulin release is triggered by rising levels of glucose (sugar) in the blood stream. Insulin [...]

How the Body attempts to correct Diabetes Mellitus Type 22017-11-16T16:05:51+00:00

Is Insulin the correct treatment for Type 2 Diabetes?

2017-11-15T16:04:00+00:00

Type 2 diabetes mellitus has reached an epidemic level with more than 12 percent of Americans diagnosed with diabetes with an additional 38 percent having prediabetes (most of these patients are currently not diagnosed). The disease is usually diagnosed by an elevated HemoglobinA1C level which measures the average blood sugar level in the previous 90 [...]

Is Insulin the correct treatment for Type 2 Diabetes?2017-11-15T16:04:00+00:00

Controlling versus Reversing Type 2 Diabetes

2017-11-14T16:01:48+00:00

Type 1 and type 2 diabetes are completely different diseases. Type 1 diabetes accounts for around 5-10% of the cases of diabetes. It mostly affects patients at younger age. It is caused by lack of insulin. The beta islet cells of the pancreas are damaged by autoantibodies and thus insulin secretion is affected. Patients are [...]

Controlling versus Reversing Type 2 Diabetes2017-11-14T16:01:48+00:00

Managing Blood Sugars in the Hospital: Why they often run high even while under the supervision of a physician

2017-11-03T14:24:11+00:00

This article will resonate with patients that have diabetes and have been hospitalized in the past. Ask any of these patients and most will say that their blood sugars ran high or were uncontrolled while they were hospitalized. This occurs frequently and there multiple reasons for this: Acute Illness: most patients that are in the [...]

Managing Blood Sugars in the Hospital: Why they often run high even while under the supervision of a physician2017-11-03T14:24:11+00:00

Having the Complications of Diabetes while being Non-Diabetic: The Underlying Link

2017-10-29T13:57:26+00:00

Obesity and diabetes are the greatest healthcare epidemics of our time. The rate of rise in the prevalence of obesity and diabetes has no end in sight. It is well known that the risk of having a heart attack and stroke increases when you are diabetic; but can you have these complications when you are [...]

Having the Complications of Diabetes while being Non-Diabetic: The Underlying Link2017-10-29T13:57:26+00:00

How Obesity causes Type 2 Diabetes

2017-10-21T14:49:48+00:00

Many of us know that obesity can lead to having type 2 diabetes and it is not coincidence that most patients suffering from type 2 diabetes are overweight or obese. Have you ever thought about how obesity causes diabetes? First, it is important to know that in type 2 diabetes mellitus the cause of the [...]

How Obesity causes Type 2 Diabetes2017-10-21T14:49:48+00:00

Liraglutide 3.0mg: How many injections does it take?

2017-09-26T22:00:11+00:00

The use of Liraglutide for the use of the treatment of obesity was first approved in December of 2014. It is administered as a subcutaneous injection just below the surface of the skin. The treatment dose of obesity is significantly higher than the dose used for the management of diabetes. When dosing this drug, it [...]

Liraglutide 3.0mg: How many injections does it take?2017-09-26T22:00:11+00:00

The Point Where Medicine Gives Up on the Obese is becoming more Ambiguous

2017-09-25T22:00:26+00:00

Body mass index (BMI) provides physicians with a quick, rough assessment of adiposity or the amount of fat present on a patient. It is how the world calculates who is normal weight, who is overweight, and the severity of the obesity.  Once obesity exceeds 40 kg/m2 current medical guidelines and recommendations give up on obese patients and jump to [...]

The Point Where Medicine Gives Up on the Obese is becoming more Ambiguous2017-09-25T22:00:26+00:00

Obesogenic Drugs: What prescription medications will cause you to gain weight and how much weight?

2018-01-02T02:38:38+00:00

There are classes of prescription drugs recognized as consistently causing weight gain as a main side effect of the medication use. We refer to these drugs as “obesogenic”; because they promote weight gain and obesity. The question here is do you know what these drugs are and we’re you ever told that these drugs could [...]

Obesogenic Drugs: What prescription medications will cause you to gain weight and how much weight?2018-01-02T02:38:38+00:00

The Year Half of America will be Obese

2017-09-22T22:00:35+00:00

By 2030 it is estimated that almost half of Americans will be obese if the current rates are not reversed or altered. This information is based off an analytic projection model published in The Lancet. The analysis projected that there would be 65 million more obese adults in the US by 2030. The report also [...]

The Year Half of America will be Obese2017-09-22T22:00:35+00:00

Liraglutide Warning

2017-09-19T22:00:13+00:00

Liraglutide falls into the category of antidiabetic agent and glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist. The brand names of the this drug are known as Saxenda and Victoza. As a general rule we know that prescription drugs come with a list of side effects and adverse effects with it being common for a prescription medication to have [...]

Liraglutide Warning2017-09-19T22:00:13+00:00

Dangers of Weight Loss Drugs in the Overweight

2017-09-12T22:00:37+00:00

The use of weight loss drugs in general is the wrong approach to take when seeking weight loss. Weight loss drugs have not been embraced by most physicians as sales figures from the latest released weight loss drugs reveal. Weight loss drugs do not correct the medical condition of obesity. At best a 5-10% weight [...]

Dangers of Weight Loss Drugs in the Overweight2017-09-12T22:00:37+00:00

Canagliflozin: FDA Boxed Warning

2017-09-11T22:00:37+00:00

Canagliflozin is used for patients with type 2 diabetes that are not currently using insulin. It works by reducing the amount of glucose (sugar in the blood) that is reabsorbed in the kidneys. This increases the amount of glucose that ends up in the urine, ultimately lowering the concentration of glucose in the blood stream. [...]

Canagliflozin: FDA Boxed Warning2017-09-11T22:00:37+00:00

Diabetes Sick Days

2017-09-04T22:00:11+00:00

Diabetes is the single greatest pandemic the world has ever faced. Its prevalence has become a problem worldwide, but what is the effect of this medical condition upon the workplace?   Here we will look at the results of the significant morbidity and premature mortality diabetes has upon the workplace and how diabetes-associated mortality, disability, [...]

Diabetes Sick Days2017-09-04T22:00:11+00:00

How Obesity Can Harm Your Marriage

2017-09-03T22:00:24+00:00

Spouses are quick to point out weight gain when it occurs. Obesity affects marriages negatively. Spouses may not be able to participate in family activities requiring exertion (especially with the young kids). Obesity causes a decline and often avoidance of intimacy. Obesity causes low self-esteem and can foster an environment with increased arguments.   Studies [...]

How Obesity Can Harm Your Marriage2017-09-03T22:00:24+00:00

Understanding the A1c

2017-09-01T22:00:43+00:00

Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus has reached pandemic levels affecting around 10 percent of the population. There is an association with obesity as they share underlying metabolic causes. One of the most popular measures of diabetes is the A1C. It is also called Hemoglobin A1C.   In this article, we will explain how to interpret this [...]

Understanding the A1c2017-09-01T22:00:43+00:00

The Fat Pandemic

2017-08-27T22:00:54+00:00

A pandemic is defined as a global disease outbreak. In the past we have referred to major pandemics such as the Spanish influenza that killed 40-50 million people in 1918 (the reason the flu shot is very important every year), Asian influenza that killed 2 million people in 1957, and the most recent pandemic being [...]

The Fat Pandemic2017-08-27T22:00:54+00:00

The Testosterone – Diabetes Association

2017-08-19T22:00:17+00:00

It is well documented in the literature that low levels of testosterone are a risk factor for the development of type 2 diabetes, obesity with a predominance of visceral fat (abdominal fat), insulin resistance, and elevated blood glucose levels.   In fact, the presence of low testosterone is predictive for the development of type 2 [...]

The Testosterone – Diabetes Association2017-08-19T22:00:17+00:00

4 Common Myths about Diabetes

2017-08-18T22:00:48+00:00

This article was written to dispel some of the common myths or misconceptions in regards to type 2 diabetes.   Myth #1   Diabetes is not a serious disease: This is completely false. Diabetes accounts for more deaths on an annual basis than the deaths caused from HIV/AIDS and breast cancer combined. Diabetes is responsible [...]

4 Common Myths about Diabetes2017-08-18T22:00:48+00:00