Diabetes has become a major health concern in the United States with a significant increase in prevalence, resulting in serious health complications regarding morbidity and mortality. The cost of healthcare in the United States is rapidly rising regarding diabetic care. Over 20 million Americans are thought to have insulin resistance, which precedes the onset of … Continued
With the incidence of diabetes rising in the United States, it is becoming a major health concern as diabetes causes an increase in both morbidity and mortality. The United States is currently spending more than $100 billion annually in the cost of diabetic care. Twenty to twenty five million Americans are thought to have insulin … Continued
November is American Diabetes Month and a good time for a few thoughts about diabetes. Diabetes is a disease that affects almost every system in your body. It leads to cardiovascular disease, kidney disease, stroke, and early dementia. Diabetes is the 7th leading cause of death in the United States and this is going to … Continued
Today is November 1, the first day of American Diabetes Month. Very often I hear the question how can I avoid diabetes as I get older? The first step is to try to maintain and ideal body fat/body weight. If you have access to body fat testing, ideally men in their 30s and 40s should … Continued
We see many patients in the office for bioidentical hormone therapy that at the same time have some sort of glucose or sugar metabolism disorder. Many patients have been to their primary care doctor and are simply told to diet and exercise when they find out their blood sugar is elevated We tend to have … Continued
I saw a patient today that recently saw their primary care doctor for a diabetes check up. He is on medication for diabetes,hypertension and hyperlipidemia and came to see me with complaints of fatigue and an inability to lose weight despite what he thought was proper diet and exercise. After evaluation of his blood work … Continued
I’m very excited to welcome you all to my first blog. I plan to discuss different topics that are really exciting. Some of the topics will be common to everyone and other topics will be more specialized. Hopefully there will be information in each blog entry that people can take away something from to help … Continued
Diabetes is a scourge that is wreaking havoc in our country and creating immeasurable damage to our collective health and wealth. It’s estimated that one-third of children born since the year 2000 will grow up to become diabetics. Fortunately, diabetes is fully preventable. Our lifestyle choices and food selections continue to fuel this devastating disease. Obesity, a growing epidemic, sets the stage for inflammation and toxicity that can tax our abilities to manage our endocrine system efficiently and this failure oftentimes leads to diabetes, cancer and heart disease.
November is marked as American Diabetes Month – a national campaign organized by the American Diabetes Association (ADA) aimed at increasing public awareness about diabetes prevention and control. Since 1987, death rates have increased by nearly 50 percent and researchers estimate that if current trends continue, one out of every three children born today will face diabetes in their future. BodyLogicMD bioidentical hormones expert and board certified endocrinologist, Lisa Gorn, D.O. claims the best defense against diabetes is a well-balanced lifestyle.
Stress prompts the release of cortisol, a corticosteroid hormone that is produced the adrenal glands that sit atop the kidneys. Cortisol is the body’s “fight or flight” response to stress and helps the give the metabolism a much needed boost in times of peril. However, when produced in large quantities, cortisol can wreak havoc on the body and many of the body’s biological processes.