Low Calorie Sweeteners: Separating Fact from Fiction

Low Calorie Sweeteners: Separating Fact from Fiction

Low calorie sweeteners are a hot topic right now, especially as they pertain to people living with diabetes. The subject seems to pop up on the news, on social media, in articles and in magazines.  As a Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator, I get great questions about low calorie sweeteners almost every day. I know it can be hard to sort out the truth about these sweeteners given all the information we hear from various sources, so I hope this article helps shed some light!

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Individual Chocolate Crusted Cheesecakes

Individual Chocolate Crusted Cheesecakes

A light and sweet dessert that’s perfect for a holiday party or festive get-together!

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All I Want for Christmas Is My Aspirin

All I Want for Christmas Is My Aspirin

Dr. Edelman dishes up a dose of timely advice and explains the differences between the three main types of pain relievers, and precautions you should consider when taking them if you have diabetes. ?rel=0  

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TCOYD Online Workshop: Basal Insulin and Type 2 Diabetes

TCOYD Online Workshop: Basal Insulin and Type 2 Diabetes

In this three-part online educational series, Dr. Steve Edelman, MD and Dr. Jeremy Pettus, MD cover Basal insulin, and how it can help people with type 2 diabetes.

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Taking Control Of Your Diabetes: An Innovative Approach to Improving Diabetes Care Through Educating, Motivating, and Making the Connection Between Patients and Health Care Providers

The gold-standard goal of diabetes management has been to achieve meaningful and sustained glycemic control to reduce the risk of long-term complications. Unfortunately, results from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey indicate that only about 50% of adults with diabetes in the United States, mostly with type 2 diabetes, are achieving an A1C less than 7.0%, and this percentage has not changed over the past decade.

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The shifting paradigm of a “cure” for type 1 diabetes: Is technology replacing immune-based therapies?

The shifting paradigm of a “cure” for type 1 diabetes: Is technology replacing immune-based therapies?

Nearly 50 years after the autoimmune nature of type 1 diabetes was discovered, no therapy has been approved to alter the course of the disease at any stage. However, during that same period, technology has been delivering tools to help patients achieve better glycemic control and reduce the burden of the disease. With the imminent arrival of fully automated artificial

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Artificial Sweeteners: How They Measure Up

Artificial Sweeteners: How They Measure Up

Endocrinologist and type 1 diabetic Dr. Steve Edelman and Registered Dietitian Adriana Valencia discuss the latest options of artificial sweeteners, and how they relate to people with diabetes.

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Medications and Surgical Options for Weight Loss

Medications and Surgical Options for Weight Loss

Few people can argue that losing weight is difficult, and keeping the weight off is even harder. For those folks suffering from “diabesity” – both type 2 diabetes and obesity – maintaining a “healthy” weight seems like a never-ending battle. So why is it so easy to gain weight, yet so difficult to lose it? If you have type 2 and are struggling with your weight, these new medications and surgical options might be right for you.

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One CGM, Two CGMs, Red CGM, Blue CGM

One CGM, Two CGMs, Red CGM, Blue CGM

Two type 1 endocrinologists review the pros and cons of the latest CGMs to hit the market – Abbott’s Freestyle Libre and Senseonics’ Eversense.

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How to Support Your Loved One with Diabetes

How to Support Your Loved One with Diabetes

We mean well.  We really do.  We only want the best for our loved ones, but sometimes we unintentionally say or do the wrong thing when we’re trying to help. Dr. Bill Polonsky, founder of the Behavioral Diabetes Institute, offers these tips on how best to support someone you care about who is living with diabetes.

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