Diabetes is a disease in which your blood glucose, or blood sugar, levels are too high. Glucose comes from the foods you eat. Insulin is a hormone that helps the glucose get into your cells to give them energy. With type 1 diabetes, your body does not make insulin. With type 2 diabetes, the more common type, your body does not make or use insulin well. Without enough insulin, the glucose stays in your blood. You can also have pre-diabetes. This means that your blood sugar is higher than normal but not high enough to be called diabetes. Having pre-diabetes puts you at a higher risk of getting type 2 diabetes.

Newly Diagnosed Diabetes


Being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes is associated with a 24% increased incidence of the occurrence of depression.1  Most people are unaware that the process contributing to the onset of type 2 diabetes takes somewhere between 5 to 10 years.   When patients are newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes they face unknowingly face a [...]

Newly Diagnosed Diabetes2017-08-12T22:00:20+00:00

What is Diabesity?


Diabesity is the term created to distinguish the intriguing association between obesity and diabetes. Diabetes is not synonymous with obesity; however, 80% of type 2 diabetics are obese. Obesity is not synonymous with diabetes as approximately 10% of obese individuals develop diabetes. Patients that are normal weight as per body mass index measurements can also [...]

What is Diabesity?2017-08-03T16:21:52+00:00

Are You at Risk for Type 2 Diabetes?


If you have wondered if you are at risk for developing pre-diabetes or diabetes the diabetes risk test assessment is available to assess your current risk. Why is this important? 1 in 4 Americans has diabetes and doesn’t know it. 79 million people in the U.S. have prediabetes and 90 percent of them do not [...]

Are You at Risk for Type 2 Diabetes?2017-08-01T16:18:44+00:00

Screening for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus


Early identification of diabetes is paramount as it is one of the major causes of early illness and death worldwide. There are several reasons why screening is performed by physicians: It is the greatest healthcare epidemic the world has ever seen: Diabetes is only the second condition to be declared a worldwide healthcare concern by [...]

Screening for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus2017-07-27T16:32:03+00:00

Type 2 Diabetes is NOT a Chronic Disease


Despite the American Diabetes Association stating that Type 2 Diabetes is a chronic medical condition; IT IS NOT. Instead of thinking of Type 2 Diabetes as a chronic medical condition it should be thought of as a heightened state of inflammation. The longer this high level of inflammation is present the more damage it bestows [...]

Type 2 Diabetes is NOT a Chronic Disease2017-07-26T16:30:19+00:00

Do You Have Insulin Resistance?


Insulin is an important hormone secreted by the pancreas. Insulin plays an important role in multiple metabolic processes. Insulin directly or indirectly affects the function of virtually every tissue in the body. Insulin has several effects on glucose metabolism. It increases glucose transport into the fat and muscle cells. It also stimulates the use of [...]

Do You Have Insulin Resistance?2017-07-23T13:44:10+00:00

Insulin Resistance Syndrome


Insulin Resistance Syndrome is also referred to as Metabolic Syndrome. Current ATP III criteria define Metabolic Syndrome as the presence of any three of the following five findings: Abdominal obesity, defined as a waist circumference in men ≥102 cm (40 in) and in women ≥88 cm (35 in) Serum triglycerides ≥150mg/dL(1.7 mmol/L) or drug treatment for elevated triglycerides Serum [...]

Insulin Resistance Syndrome2017-07-21T13:40:08+00:00

Type 3 Diabetes


Most people have heard of Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes; however Type 3 Diabetes is relatively unknown. Type 3 Diabetes is generally known by another name of which is Alzheimer’s Disease. In this article, we will explain why Alzheimer’s Disease is now being referred to as Type 3 Diabetes.   Alzheimer’s disease can only [...]

Type 3 Diabetes2017-07-03T22:00:58+00:00

What Is Adiponectin? Why Is It Important to You?


Adiponectin is also referred to as adipocyte complement-related protein of 30 kDa (Acrp30).1  It is produced by fat cells (also referred to as adipose tissue) but it also can be produced by bone, liver, muscle, and vessel cells. Adiponectin has an effect on insulin sensitivity and inflammation levels. Adiponectin has been a prominent area of research because [...]

What Is Adiponectin? Why Is It Important to You?2017-07-01T22:00:11+00:00

The Day Diabetes was Declared an International Health Issue


December 21st 2006 was the day the United Nations General Assembly unanimously passed a resolution declaring diabetes an international public health issue. To put this in perspective, this is only the second time the United Nations has every issued an international public health issue. The first time this was issued was for HIV/AIDS.   Diabetes [...]

The Day Diabetes was Declared an International Health Issue2017-06-30T22:00:34+00:00

The Financial Cost of Diabetes


The economic burden of being diagnosed with diabetes is astounding. Most people know that having diabetes is detrimental to their overall health (reducing the average life span by at least 7 years) but they never consider the financial expenses associated with it. When looking at the financial cost of diabetes the two main areas to [...]

The Financial Cost of Diabetes2017-06-15T16:59:44+00:00

Pancreatic Morphology in Diabetes


When patients with type 2 diabetes are compared to patients without type 2 diabetes a 33% decrease in the volume of the pancreas is observed in the type 2 diabetes population.1 The decrease in size of the pancreas is believed to be due to decreased beta cell function. There are three main areas of morphology [...]

Pancreatic Morphology in Diabetes2017-06-15T14:48:05+00:00

The Progression of Diabetes


Diabetes is diagnosed when a Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) becomes greater than or equal to 6.5. At this time, or even earlier, when patients are diagnosed with Pre-Diabetes (a HbA1c of 5.7-6.4) initiation of an antihyperglycemic medication is often prescribed. Prior to the diagnosis of Pre-Diabetes or Diabetes the metabolic pathogenesis responsible for the propagation of [...]

The Progression of Diabetes2017-06-10T12:48:44+00:00

“Controlled Diabetes” A Medical Misnomer


The phrase “Controlled Diabetic” does not exist and is misleading to patients diagnosed with diabetes. The definition of controlled diabetes is a Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) The state of diabetes is both age accelerating and pro-inflammatory. The longer one is diabetic, the longer one is exposed to higher levels of circulating glucose (sugar) in the body [...]

“Controlled Diabetes” A Medical Misnomer2018-01-02T10:03:31+00:00

Obesity & Insulin Resistance. What is the cause and effect?


It is well known that obesity increases the risk of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM) through the induction of insulin resistance. In this blog, we will take a closer look at the underlying mechanisms in regards to obesity causes implicating insulin resistance and if insulin resistance is one of the underlying causes of obesity. In [...]

Obesity & Insulin Resistance. What is the cause and effect?2017-04-17T13:44:59+00:00

The True Story of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (DM)


The True Story of Type 2 DM To fully understand Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (DM), we must know the elevated blood sugar level is not the disease but it is rather a symptom, a byproduct of the disease. Most of the current treatments of Type 2 DM focus on controlling the blood sugar level but [...]

The True Story of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (DM)2018-01-02T02:45:02+00:00

Is Type 2 DM a reversible disease?


Is Type 2 DM a reversible disease? Type 2 diabetes is a reversible disease, even in the long-standing cases. But that requires a major paradigm shift in treating diabetes and changing the focus from treating the blood sugar level which is just the byproduct of the disease to treat the real cause of the disease [...]

Is Type 2 DM a reversible disease?2017-03-16T15:04:18+00:00

Understanding Diabetes


What Is Diabetes? Diabetes Mellitus (DM) comes in two main types which are simply called Type 1 and Type 2. While both types of diabetes are manifested by elevate blood sugar level, they are completely different diseases and the cause of elevated blood sugar is for different reasons. Type 1 diabetes is usually diagnosed in [...]

Understanding Diabetes2017-03-16T15:01:03+00:00