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November 21, 2015

Nov 20, 2015


Diabetes educators often have mixed emotions about the use of artificially sweetened food products. On the one hand the reduction of glucose-raising sweeteners offers our patients a way to enjoy the tastes they like and still reduce calorie and carb consumption. On the flip side we often wonder if these sweeteners have detrimental effects, like increasing sugar desires, headaches and even cancers. One thing that seems to be certain is the change in the gut flora when excessive sugar substitutes are used.

This week we have 2 features looking at what can happen when gut flora changes. Check out item #8 to see how gut flora affects cholesterol and BMI, and item #7 which looks at how different diets may have a positive effect on type 2 diabetes by affecting gut flora.


Free CME Courses
Our web site CME resource is back online! Be sure to check out the new CME courses posted there. Courses are currently available on topics including:

  • Advances in the Medical & Surgical Management of Obesity
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Strategies to Improve Prevention and Treatment of Diabetes

…and more!


dLifeTV.com: Sunday, November 22, 7PM ET

From dLife.com: “dLife goes behind the scenes on the set of a TV series that dramatizes diabetes, and does it right. Featuring actress Kim Delaney. Plus, Chef Michel Nischan with a fresh Asian twist on a healthy fish dish; and Dr. Emily Senay explains what to look for on a lab report.” Sundays live online at dLifeTV.com at 7 PM ET, 6 PM CT, and 4 PM PT. Keep up on the latest dLife news at dLifeTV.com.


We can make a difference!


Dave Joffe, Editor-in-chief