Tag: <span>blood sugar</span>

Sweat out the diabetes? Sauna therapy

Studies show that people with diabetes benefit from sauna. Sauna has also been shown to be correlated with less dementia, improved quality of life, lower weight, reduced pain and inflammation, and better blood pressure. It also improves heart function in those with heart failure. All you have to do is sign into your Netflix account on the screen within the sauna and relax!


If you don’t have a continuous glucose monitor, you need one.

Next, why not use technology to your advantage? A continuous glucose monitor is helpful to teach you how the foods you are eating affect your blood sugar. Are you eating oatmeal because it’s heart-healthy? It is, but after seeing your blood sugar spike you’ll want to pick something else. Our healthcare providers will work with you to teach you the foods that work for your body.

Diabetes and Hypoglycemia

Diabetes and pre-diabetes are huge and growing issues in our country. Many times people get their blood sugar checked and it’s in the pre-diabetic range, and nothing is done!

Have you ever wanted just a little bite of chocolate or another sweet after a meal? Do you have a harder time controlling your appetite in the evening? If you answered yes to either of these questions, or if your belly hits the wall before the rest of you does, chances are you have something called insulin resistance. This means that your body doesn’t process sugar well, and it just gets stored as fat. The problem is that unless you’re diagnosed with diabetes, there’s not a drug that you’ll get prescribed. Fortunately, there are many non-prescription options. Did you know that nutrients called vanadium and chromium actually work like insulin to help your sugar get processed? Also, fiber also helps stabilize blood sugar. At our office we have a special type of fiber that has been shown to help really stabilize even the most variable blood sugar, lower cholesterol, and assist with weight loss.