Dr. Gloria Mendizabal-Piedra MD

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Is There a Link Between Sleep Duration and Diabetes?

sleep duration and diabetes

When you think about diabetes and the causes of it, the first thing that usually comes to mind is that it involves your diet. It makes sense. Diabetes is a disease involving your blood sugar or glucose. You get glucose from the foods you eat. Glucose needs the hormone insulin to get into your cells to give them energy which is what you need to keep you going. There are different types of diabetes, the most common one being type-2 diabetes, where your body doesn’t make insulin the way it should. When the body doesn’t have enough insulin, your glucose… Read More

American Diabetes Alert Day is March 26: Are You at Risk?

american diabetes alert day

“You have borderline diabetes” or “You’re a borderline diabetic.” Has your doctor ever told you that?  That means you’re at risk of developing diabetes and you need to make some changes right away to improve your health.  The number of people in the U.S. living with diabetes or prediabetes continues to soar. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) now puts that number at 100 million. The Diabetes Association’s Alert Day is a one-day “wake-up call” to inform the American public of the seriousness of diabetes and the importance of understanding your risk. Warning Signs for Prediabetes Diabetes is a disease… Read More

Three Tips to Help Manage Your Diabetes

tips to manage diabetes

Diabetes – the dreaded diagnosis often associated with endless finger pricking and dietary monitoring. Having diabetes, however, doesn’t mean an end to quality living. In fact, if properly managed, diabetes can be kept in check and you can still enjoy the things you love. Managing diabetes begins with a clear understanding of the type you have. There are two main types of diabetes: Type 1 and Type 2. The Differences Between Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes means your body is no longer able to make its own insulin. Injections to rebalance glucose levels are needed with… Read More

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