Don’t Let These Metals Throw off Your Blood Sugar

When type 2 diabetics visit my clinic, they’ve usually already heard about the importance of macronutrient balance– getting the right amount of carbs, proteins, and fats. However, when going over nutritional benefits, they haven’t usually heard of micronutrients. We get them from our diets, and these micronutrients are really important for regulating blood sugar and pretty much every biological function …

Can Just One Night of Lost Sleep Increase Your Risk of Diabetes?

No, one night of lost sleep won’t cause diabetes, but a new study has identified some of the major reasons that poor sleep increases your risk of developing diabetes over time. Insomnia and poor sleep habits have long been connected to the risk of type 2 diabetes. However, theories about why these two conditions are related have been up for …

Top 4 Diet Mistakes Diabetics Can’t Afford to Make

There is no doubt; good nutrition is at the foundation of health and diabetes reversal. Often, my diabetic patients are already trying to make healthy choices and follow common diabetes guidelines. But good diabetes nutrition isn’t just about choosing low-sugar foods and managing insulin. There are other factors you’re likely overlooking that trigger inflammation and perpetuate high blood sugar. If …

The Link Between Diabetes and Depression

In any given year, approximately 1 in 5 adults in the US experiences mental illness, and 1 in 4 diabetics suffer from depression.1-3 These are staggering numbers, but is there a relationship between the two conditions, and if so, how are they related? Those questions are receiving increasingly more attention as researchers dig into the root causes of both depression …