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Diabetes Facts From A to Z A1C:  The hemoglobin a1c blood test is an important test that is used to monitor how well your diabetes is being controlled.  Your goal is to keep your a1c less than 7%. Bitter Melon:  Bitter melon is a natural herb that has gained the attention of researchers for its […]

Can Eating Too Much Sugar Cause Diabetes? photo credit: rosy outlook Diabetes mellitus is a condition that is associated with many different myths about how it develops, how to treat it and what can happen when you have it.  One of the most commonly misunderstood things about diabetes is the association between sugar intake and the […]

Using Foods to Lower Cholesterol photo credit: s58yFor diabetic patients, following a proper diet is not only essential to lowering blood sugar but also for keeping cholesterol levels low.  Unfortunately, diabetes and hyperlipidemia (high cholesterol) tend to go hand in hand.  Diabetics can see the effects of food on their blood sugar every day.  It […]

Niacin For Cholesterol: Is It Worth The Niacin Flush? Niacin is a natural vitamin that has become very widely used in the battle against high cholesterol.  For diabetic patients who struggle with cholesterol issues, adding a niacin supplement may be an easy way to improve cholesterol naturally and inexpensively.  This supplement is so effective at […]

Type 2 Diabetes and Alcohol Use Type 2 diabetes is a chronic health condition that requires patients to make radical changes in their eating and exercise habits to try to get blood sugar levels under good control.  Many patients who have type 2 diabetes may enjoy having the occassional drink or two of alcohol but are unsure […]