Nutritional Management

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by Mary Ellen Posthauer, RDN, CD, LD, FAND

After reading Laurie Swezey's blog, "Diabetic Foot - Risk Factors and Prevention", I decided to weigh in on the issue of poor glycemic control. Teamwork is an essential ingredient since achieving glycemic control is a challenge for all clinicians including the registered dietitian (RD).

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by R. Keith Campbell Rph, FAADE, CDE

Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s have always been magical times of the year for me. I had a great family and my social worker mother always invited homeless people and many relatives to share the feasts associated with each holiday.

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by David Hite PhD

Last month I discussed the metabolic consequences from large amounts of fructose in the diet. Dietary fructose isn’t absorbed directly into cells and serves instead as the substrate for triglyceride formation in the liver. Too much fructose in the diet ultimately leads to insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome and the chronic conditions associated with it.

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by David Hite PhD

As a diabetes educator, I’m constantly searching for new ways to encourage my patients to make healthy changes to their diet. But it was a surprise to even me that a recent class topic involved a discussion on bugs. Specifically, gut bugs. It was prompted by an article in Newsweek magazine suggesting that weight gain could be influenced by the type of bacteria found in our bodies. It appears that if we are what we eat, then the bacteria that populate our intestines are also what they eat, and we may inadvertently be feeding the wrong ones.

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by R. Keith Campbell RPh, FAADE, CDE

Happy New Year! If you are like me, you are getting messages from every direction to make a resolution to eat healthier and exercise more. These resolutions are often related to losing weight. If you are making a resolution to lose weight, be sure to include goals that are measurable, realistic, flexible, and based on a specific timeline.

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