Author: Roberta Kleinman

Brittle Type 1 Diabetes OR Type 1 Diabetes – Which is it?

“Due to the increase in prevalence of type 1 diabetes, a new report projects the global type 1 diabetes costs to reach over 25 billion dollars by 2024.” Type 1 diabetes is considered an autoimmune disease that effects the beta cells of the pancreas where insulin is formed. It comes on rapidly and exogenous insulin via shots or by an insulin pump is needed for survival. At this point in time, one in five health care dollars goes to diabetes. By 2050, there will be 5 million cases of type 1 diabetes in the US. There is a doubling...

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10 Holiday Food Myths That Can Mess with Your Blood Sugar

A study by The World Obesity Federation showed, “The cost of treating obesity will reach 1.2 trillion dollars annually by 2025 across the world.” The US is poised to surpass all the other nations in terms of health costs related to obesity. The average holiday meal measures up to 3000 calories, which is more than most people should consume in an entire day! It is always difficult to maintain weight but during the holidays, people want to “feel the season through appetizers, plenty of food, enticing drinks, and gooey, rich desserts.” Then comes the after-holiday weight gain. Or does...

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