In the US, 52.3% of the adult population has either type 2 diabetes or prediabetes. Less than 12.2% of the adult population is metabolically healthy. Six feedings a day are a recipe to insulin resistance. Dietary carbs are only necessary if a person is currently taking diabetes medications associated with the risk for hypoglycemia such
According to a “NEW” study published in Obesity, “lifestyle interventions focused on altering dietary and physical activity habits using behavioral strategies can produce sustained weight loss among African Americans and Hispanics who have type 2 diabetes (T2D)” Which ivory tower have they been living in or is this new information to their sources of funding?
The longer progression to Type 2 Diabetes can be delayed, even if using oral hypoglycemics, the more cost-effective it is. Most physicians wait until someone's HgBA1C exceeds 6.5, but this is a mistake. The following is a cost analysis of early intervention with metformin, compared to delaying treatment until insulin supplementation is required due to
The prevalence of vending machines that stock soda in schools, particularly elementary schools, is concerning for the overall health and well-being of the country. Sodas are made largely with high fructose corn syrup. Fructose activates the dopaminergic reward system more than glucose, and high fructose corn syrup is spiked with extra fructose, far beyond what
Pain is the leading reason why people come to my practice, and it is the common link between untreated metabolic syndrome and untreated diabetes. I personally evaluate and treat several thousand patients per year for chronic pain, in an urban setting where access to high-intensity healthcare is readily available through several large academic centers as
In recent years, more megafarms have begun to use monocropping, which depletes the soil of beneficial microelements in order to maximize production. The role of Big Food in increasing food production depletes micronutrients and adds artificial flavors, increasing the likelihood of someone developing obesity. By 1967, American corn farms were growing nearly three times as
Sugar addiction, especially glucose, leads to obesity because of how it is metabolized. Sucrose (table sugar) is a disaccharide made of 50% fructose and 50% glucose. Sucrose is metabolized primarily in the small intestine, releasing equal parts glucose and fructose. Glucose causes insulin release and is rapidly cleared from the blood stream by insulin-dependent channels.
Our eating patterns can influence insulin production and weight gain, and it's important to give our bodies time to burn energy from food. Most people eat from the time they wake up until the time they go to bed -- typically three main meals, multiple snacks, and often soda in between. This pattern leads to
Metabolic syndrome is an early indicator of diabetes even among people of normal weight, and it's important to take steps to prevent and treat it. During the early phase of metabolic syndrome, the body is compensating for insulin resistance by increasing insulin production to maintain near-normal blood glucose levels. However, when the pancreas and liver