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The Link Between Stress and Diabetes

Diabetes and stress are intrinsically linked - with diabetes contributing to higher stress levels, and stress worsening the risk for developing type 2 diabetes. Why is that? What about stress could lead to the potential for diabetes? And what can be done to reduce those odds?

2022-06-28T17:32:59-05:00June 28, 2022|

The Medicare Donut Hole & How to Avoid It

The Medicare Donut Hole is a nightmare that affects far too many Americans. It’s also known as the Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage Gap, describing a slew of patients who fall into a specific bracket that leads to enormous healthcare costs. It’s been getting less severe, but still makes an enormous impact on millions of families each year.

2022-06-08T09:08:55-05:00June 8, 2022|

How GLP-1 Agonists Assist in Diabetic Weight Loss

GLP-1 agonists are a class of type 2 diabetes medications that help regulate insulin secretion and blood sugar levels. They work by mimicking insulin production hormones that don’t work properly in people who are overweight or suffer from type 2 diabetes. Many GLP-1 agonists are also approved for weight management, even in people without diabetes. This is because the receptors they stimulate make you feel full, which makes it easier to lose weight. In this article, we’ll describe exactly what GLP-1 agonists are and how they work. We’ll also explain their connection to weight loss, and take a look at some of the most popular GLP-1 medications.

2022-05-31T19:42:43-05:00May 31, 2022|

What to Ask your Doctor After A Diabetes Diagnosis

When diabetes is diagnosed in an adult, it is most likely type 2.  When you have type 2 diabetes, your body does not utilize insulin effectively and blood sugar levels become elevated.  Your body tries to compensate by producing more insulin, but it is ineffective and blood glucose levels remain elevated. Sustained high blood glucose levels are damaging to the body and can cause serious health problems. Naturally, this means you should have a lot of questions for your doctor.  To assist you in having the type of Q&A session where all bases are covered, here is a list of questions, that once answered, should provide you with enough information to give you a real understanding of how diabetes will affect your life moving forward.

2022-06-05T20:54:26-05:00May 30, 2022|