Diabetes Expert Blog Posts

  • Bringing Joy to Others through Food
    For the past year I have been working part-time in the kitchen of an assisted living facility. Our mission in the kitchen is to enhance the health and lives of the residents through our food. Our menus offer many dishes from days gone by that residents fondly remember and bring a feeling of nostalgia such as Waldorf salad, baked rice pudding, and liver and onions. Unfortunately, I now feel the need to resign my ... Read More
    Published on Friday, September 18, 2020
  • Insulin Sensitivity: What is it and 4 Ways to Improve it Without Medication
    Insulin is an essential hormone produced in the pancreas that regulates blood sugar levels. It effectively helps convert sugar from your blood into your cells as stored glucose (or energy for later usage). When the body’s cells are insulin resistant, they are unable to use insulin efficiently. This in turn results in elevated blood sugar, above a healthy target range (70-130mg/dL). If the pancreas detects elevated blood sugar, this triggers ... Read More
    Published on Friday, September 18, 2020
  • How Often Should You Weigh Yourself
    How often should you weigh yourself is the million dollar question.  If you have a history of dieting, there may have been times in your life where you weighed yourself multiple times/day. You may be weighing yourself daily or weekly if you have a bathroom scale.  Maybe you hop on the scale at the gym. You may only weigh yourself when you are at the doctor’s office.  The ... Read More
    Published on Friday, September 18, 2020
  • How to Make a Healthy CBD Smoothie + 5 Recipes
    Get the perfect healthy CBD smoothie formula here! This easy, foolproof way to make a delicious, anti-inflammatory CBD smoothie is packed with a full serving of fruits, vegetables, and full-spectrum CBD oil to help you lose weight and feel better. How to Make a CBD Smoothie Smoothies can be so ... Read The Full PostHow to Make a Healthy CBD Smoothie + 5 Recipes The post How to Make a Healthy CBD Smoothie ... Read More
    Published on Thursday, September 17, 2020
  • Tandem Closed Loop Cleared for Pediatric Patients
    Tandem’s Control-IQ, an insulin pump that works with Dexcom’s G6 CGM to automatically control blood sugar, has been widely celebrated among users since it first became available in early 2020. This pump was originally approved for use by people with  type 1 diabetes over the age of 13.  It has now been shown to be safe and effective when used for type 1 children as young as six. This new FDA approval comes with ... Read More
    Published on Thursday, September 17, 2020
  • 7 Best Weight Loss Desserts
    As registered dietitians, one of our biggest Instagram requests is for healthy, low calorie desserts that feel like a splurge; people want to stop overeating due to feelings of deprivation from sweets, and these easy-to-make recipes are the 7 best weight loss desserts to do the trick. These desserts each contain some wholesome ingredients that also make them nutritionally superior to the... Source ... Read More
    Published on Thursday, September 17, 2020
  • My Memoir
    I have been working on my spiritual memoir entitled, Spirit Lifting, for the past few years. Here’s the Prologue, with a pic of me as a baby! PROLOGUE April 8, 1981 – Pittsburgh, PA I stepped off the visitor’s elevator at St. Margaret’s Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA, and made my way past the nurses station, maneuvered my way past the lunch carts stacked with half-eaten trays, and wandered through the corridors, until I ... Read More
    Published on Thursday, September 17, 2020
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