Coffee & Blood Sugar Spikes

So I had a client recently where we were trying to get to the bottom of their blood sugar levels spiking first thing in the morning. Through a process of elimination I discovered that my client was having a cup of coffee every morning on waking, driving to work, then checking their blood sugar levels…

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Are Older Adults Being Over treated for Diabetes?

Older adults are not the same as younger patients. You’d think this was obvious, yet doctors often use a one-size-fits-all approach to prescribing treatment that can put their older patients at risk. The latest example of this: another study showing that patients 65 or older with diabetes may be over treated by doctors who too aggressively…

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Should all patients at any risk of developing cardiovascular events receive high intensity statin therapy regardless of current blood cholesterol levels?

A new report by the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA) concludes that statin therapy is crucial in the prevention of cardiovascular events, and recommends high-intensity therapy for all at risk individuals regardless of current blood cholesterol levels. Background Diabetes is a major risk factor for the development of cardiovascular (heart…

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‘SMART’ Goals & Diabetes

One of the mainstays of our consultations here at Diabetes Insight is finding ways to overcome the daily challenges of living with diabetes, problem solving and setting goals. To set goals we use the SMART goal approach which is widely used and recognized worldwide. What Are SMART Goals? SMART is a acronym giving criteria to…

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