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Dexcom Clarity

Dexcom Clarity

September 22, 2015 8:33 am Published by Leave your thoughts

We are always looking for ways to help patients improve their diabetes care. That is why we are excited to introduce Dexcom CLARITY, the latest innovation in diabetes management software that gathers, organizes and presents glucose data in a user-friendly, web-based format.

Using Cloud-based technology, this interactive software takes glucose data from Dexcom CGM and … Read the rest

Choose Foods Lower in Calories, Saturated Fat, Trans Fat, Sugar, and Salt

March 17, 2015 8:44 am Published by Leave your thoughts

low-caloriesCompare food labels to select the product more moderate in saturated fat, trans-fat and salt (sodium). If weight control is a goal compare and choose foods lower in calories, too. Very sweet foods (desserts, candies, sugar sweetened beverages are high in sugar and low in nutrition). The nutrition facts on labels have lots of information; … Read the rest

Drink Water Instead of Juice and Regular Soda

March 10, 2015 8:43 am Published by Leave your thoughts

drink-waterSave your calories for food. Fruit juices, regular sodas, and other drinks that are sweetened with sugar add calories and don’t give you the satisfaction of chewing and savoring the flavor of foods. Choosing water more often for your drink, means you can have more food to sink your teeth into. This help you feel … Read the rest

What Foods to Choose?

February 10, 2015 8:42 am Published by Leave your thoughts

what-foodsChoose foods such as fresh fruit, vegetables, whole grain breads, cereals, low-fat or skim milk, cheese, and lean meat. These foods are naturally higher in nutrition and the plant foods are good source of fiber. Our bodies work with the raw materials we provide. Building your diet on simple, less processed foods may save you … Read the rest

Another Reason to Get Moving

February 9, 2015 5:41 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

get-movingCanadian Researchers have analyzed data from 47 studies and found an association between prolonged sitting each day and higher rates of heart disease, diabetes, cancer and death. They found that these risks were not entirely erased by exercise. So, it’s important to get in more movement throughout the day and limit time in the recliner, … Read the rest

Watch Your Mouth!

February 7, 2015 5:27 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

watch-your-mouthFluctuating blood sugars can cause dry mouth. When blood sugars are higher than normal, this can cause fluid in the body to move into the blood stream to dilute the glucose content in the blood. This can cause decreased saliva in the mouth which can lead to an increased risk of cavities and gum disease. … Read the rest