We’ve all heard by now that people with diabetes are at greater risk of serious complications from the novel coronavirus COVID-19. Research into the connection and how to best treat patients with diabetes and COVID-19 is underway, and we will be sharing the studies with you as they become available. …Read More »
Researchers successfully converted human cells to produce insulin, which reduced the blood sugar of mice dramatically after being infused.Read More »
Even patients with diabetes who have insurance are experiencing more financial hardship than those without diabetes.Read More »
A patient who had had diabetes for over a year visited the office complaining that her A1c was high. Still, when she checks her blood sugars, they are low almost every day; she’s had many hypoglycemic reactions and doesn't understand how that could happen....Read More »
Managing Your Exercise in a Pandemic: 10 Easy Exercises to Build a Strong Core Without Leaving the House
By Sheri Colberg, PhD
Just in time for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) social distancing and closures of gyms and fitness centers in many areas, here’s a revisit of many important core exercises you can do at home to keep yourself strong and healthy, with an illustrated PDF you can print out.
Surveys indicate that eyesight is the one sense that Americans fear losing most. Several weeks ago, I examined a patient who complained of "sudden" onset vision loss....Read More »
By Sheri Colberg, PhD
Part 2 of 2: Last month we covered the first five ways to get motivated to exercise, and we’re back this month to give you the next five to keep your motivation going strong. Check out the following sections for more ideas for those days where you can’t seem to get moving.
I am a diabetes educator and have built a small business helping senior citizens care for their animals with diabetes. It seems that most of the pets I see are small dogs and their owners use insulin to manage their animals' diabetes.Read More »
A patient called to report that they had the flu, were vomiting and had diarrhea. The patient was not eating and so assumed, because of this, that they should not be taking their insulin. I had the patient check their blood sugars which were found to be over 340mg/dL....Read More »
A female patient, 42 years of age, with type 2 diabetes, is overweight with a history of vaginal yeast infections with elevated glucose levels. Wanting to better manage her diabetes and lose some weight, the commercials about SGLT-2 inhibitors caught her attention.Read More »