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I just got a facebook update from a member of one of my chronic kidney disease (CKD) facebook groups. The person who is not yet on dialysis said she didn’t feel like going to work today and would sit home … Continue reading
Prevalence of diabetes has doubled in the U.S. over the last 15 years, with about 10% of us having it. One-third of all new diagnoses are in teens! Over 40% of death certificates now list diabetes as primary cause of … Continue reading
This is a short follow-up to my recent article about sugar woes. New Orleans, Sunday’s Super Bowl host city, is famous for its crayfish chowder, its jambalaya, and its sugary treats. In fact, it’s one sweet city. It’s probably no … Continue reading
I’m reading a new book entitled Fat Chance, by Robert H. Lustig, MD, which I got after hearing Dr. Lustig interviewed on NPR and Morning Joe. Dr. Lustig asserts that obesity, along with wide-spread metabolic syndrome and associated chronic diseases … Continue reading
Does your blood sugar hover on the high side? Recent research tells us this is a health problem even if we don’t have diabetes. Elevated non-fasting glucose levels are linked to higher risks of ischemic heart disease (IHD) and myocardial infarction … Continue reading