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Dr. Gloria Mendizabal-Piedra MD

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3986 W. 16 Avenue | Hialeah, FL 33012

Diabetes

Top 5: What Causes Diabetes?

Causes of Diabetes

Diabetes, one of the most rampant diseases in America, affects 9.4% of the population. Every year 1.5 million Americans are diagnosed with diabetes. In 2015, diabetes was the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. The American Diabetes Association estimated that the total costs of diagnosed diabetes had risen to $327 billion in 2017, compared to $245 billion in 2012. These statistics show a devastating threat to the health of America. Read on for more information on the top 5 causes of diabetes and what you can do to prevent the disease. Type 1 Diabetes vs Type 2… Read More

7 Low Sugar Hacks For Diabetics

If you are diabetic, or simply just live a healthy life, you are used to a low-sugar lifestyle. Because certain treats are usually deemed off limits, low-sugar diets can sometimes become monotonous and boring. In order to steer clear of falling into this rut, it is important to be creative and keep a couple of favorite recipes on hand. Low-sugar hacks for keeping a healthy, diverse diet: Smoothies can often be sugar-laden and often more similar to desserts than snacks or meals. When making a smoothie, try and include as little fruit as possible in order to lower the sugar… Read More

How to Prevent & Treat Diabetes in Older Adults

Diabetes Mellitus is an age-old disease going way back into the times of the ancient Egyptians. It continues to wreak havoc on the lives of people today. The trend for this will continue as the constant availability of fast food and sedentary lifestyles remain the options for the general populace. The most vulnerable for this is the growing demographic of older citizens who may not have had the luxury to take care of their blood sugar during the earlier years. The Start of Disease Diabetes Mellitus has two types: Type 1 and Type 2. Type 1 is an inborn defect… Read More