January 2012

What is Pre Diabetes? It wasn’t until recently that patients with impaired fasting glucose were not considered pre diabetic.  This term was eventually defined because it was recognized that there was a large group of people who had abnormally high glucose levels but did not meet the diagnostic criteria for type 2 diabetes.  These patients with high sugar […]

The Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar As natural remedies become more popular for the treatment of chronic health conditions, there is greater interest in exploring these substances with clinical research studies so that physicians can feel comfortable advising their patients about the risks and benefits of natural treatments.  For patients with diabetes, adding simple […]

What is Insulin Resistance? Insulin resistance is a complex health problem that is the result of a combination of many different abnormally functioning metabolic factors within the body.  In this syndrome, more insulin is required by the body than is expected to lower blood sugar levels.  In other words, the insulin that is produced by […]

The Fructosamine Test For Diabetes Testing Most diabetic patients are familiar with the most commonly used hemoglobin a1c blood test that is used to monitor blood sugar readings over several months.  The fructoasmine test is another type of blood test that has been used in diabetes testing to monitor glucose levels.  This test used less […]

Coenzyme Q10 Benefits For Your Health! Coenzyme Q10 is a naturally occurring fat soluble substance that is present in all the tissues of the body because it plays a key role in the production of energy for the cells.  In recent years, this popular supplement has gained attention for its potential to improve numerous health […]