Diabetes

Half of China Has Prediabetes

Half of China Has Prediabetes

My family medicine colleagues and I recently have noticed an alarming increase in our patients’ blood sugar levels testing high for diabetes and prediabetes, so much so that we figured it must be a lab error. But our lab confirmed […]

I Have Prediabetes: Now What?

I Have Prediabetes: Now What?

If you are reading this, you or a loved one have probably been told by your doctor that you have abnormally high sugar levels. The doctor may have called it Impaired Fasting Glucose or Impaired Glucose Tolerance, but both of those are […]

Diabetes: What's The #1 Way To Prevent It?

Diabetes: What's The #1 Way To Prevent It?

Here’s another pop quiz: What’s the most effective way to prevent or reverse diabetes? Exercise Diet Weight Loss Avoiding sugar The answer, surprising to many, is not diet, it is — weight loss! Losing about 5-10% of your body weight […]

Do You Have Diabetes — And Not Know It?

I recently gave a lecture at the U.S. Embassy, and the presentation was called, “Diabetes: How Can We Prevent It?” (I’ve attached the slide show at the bottom of this post.) The talk went well, and now I’m jazzed about […]

Vinegar Can Help Diabetes

Vinegar Can Help Diabetes

I must now confess to everyone that I am addicted. Yes, people, my body craves for my daily fix. And when I take it, my body feels healthier. What is my burden? Vinegar! This is definitely one of the stranger […]

Chinese Herbs May Prevent Diabetes?

Chinese Herbs May Prevent Diabetes?

Diabetes can be a terrible disease for people; it’s a chronic disease that involves not just medicines but aggressive lifestyle changes as well as intrusive and painful glucose checks, not to mention the insulin injections. And the long term effects […]