The 5 Best (and Worst) Sweeteners You Can Eat

Let’s face it: Sweeteners aren’t great for your health. They stimulate your appetite, encourage your sweet tooth and pack on the pounds while also placing you at risk for obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease and fatty liver. But, we’re all human and cutting all sweeteners tomorrow isn’t realistic. Let’s rank the best and worst […]

Want to Screen for Diabetes Risk?

Want to Screen for Diabetes Risk?

Want to screen for diabetes risk? With so many people living with diabetes, the term is used so often that we either think that we will never get this, or that if we do there are many medications that will keep it under control.  But what we can’t picture are all the risks – blindness, […]

A Lifestyle Approach to Prediabetes – PODCAST

Even moderate changes in lifestyle can make a big difference in preventing the progression of prediabetes. Learn Dr Karen’s 12 Step Program and make sure you download her ebook HERE  that she refers to in this Podcast. The Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP), a large-scale study of diabetes prevention strategies in those at high risk for […]

What Is Prediabetes and Why Should You Care?

What is prediabetes and why should you care? It’s a wake-up call that you’re on the path to diabetes. But it’s not too late to turn things around. If you have it (like 86 million other Americans), your blood sugar (glucose) level is higher than it should be, but not in the diabetic range. People […]

What Are Normal Blood Sugar Levels?

HbA1C - Not Just For Diabetes

Checking your  blood glucose (sugar) levels makes a difference when it comes overall health awareness. I like to teach my clients about 4 main ways to test their blood sugar and I will explain each way and the “target” levels for each. Fasting before a meal (Preprandial) After a meal – Postprandial PPG Random Hemoglobin […]