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“While we continue to deal with COVID-19 and its variants, we have to keep in mind the importance of taking care of our health and wellness. From diabetes care to cancer screening many Americans have not sought medical care since the start of the pandemic in an effort to...
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A telemedicine visit is a convenient way to see your doctor without going to the office.  It is a newer way of doing things, and we are all figuring out ways to make the experience better.  Here are a few tips that can help you get more out of...
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“As a person living with type 1 diabetes myself, I know how challenging managing diabetes can be on a daily basis. However, I often tell my patients it is a good time for diabetes care now because the technology available can help to alleviate some of the burdens. For...
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“Stress can increase your blood sugars and be harmful for your overall health and well-being. Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) decreases stress, and may also decrease fasting blood sugar (Raja-Khan, et al, 2017). You can start practicing mindfulness now by using the brief S.T.O.P. strategy described here: http://bit.ly/STOPstrategy” For more...
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“With regard to advice I give patients about diet and health, I often recommend that they watch In Defense of Food, on Netflix. I think that people should adopt a healthy way of eating that they can continue for life. I find his video rather inspiring.” – Lorraine Szczesny,...
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“I usually advise my patients with diabetes to get some exercise in—not only does it give them all the benefits we think about for everyone (improves heart health, mood, blood pressure, weight maintenance), it helps with glucose control in two ways: using up some of the glucose circulating, and...
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“I usually advise my patients with diabetes to get some exercise in—not only does it give them all the benefits we think about for everyone (improves heart health, mood, blood pressure, weight maintenance), it helps with glucose control in two ways: using up some of the glucose circulating, and...
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“In my practice I try to focus on telling patients what they should eat and drink as opposed to what they should not. For example, I always tell patients to make it their goal to eat five fruits and vegetables every day and to drink 64oz of water. I...
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“Diabetes management and stress management go hand in hand. The body releases a hormone called cortisol when under stress, which is designed to increase blood sugar. This mechanism is in place as part of the ‘fight or flight’ response for humans in imminent danger. However, continuous exposure to cortisol...
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Hemoglobin A1c is a blood test that measures diabetes control. Typical goals for patients with diabetes are for a hemoglobin A1c of less than 7. However, Dr. Pozefsky, one of our primary care physician partners on our study, warns: “Pushing therapy to in older...
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