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Your organization needs a type 2 diabetes strategy. Here’s why.

Type 2 diabetes is a significant burden on our healthcare system and likely worse than current estimates. Despite this, the real issue is what will happen in the next 10, 15 or 20 years. There are at least three reasons for concern. 1. Current population estimates are wrong. Recently published research would suggest that screening…
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3 Snacks for Type 2 Diabetics

3 Snacks Type 2 Diabetics need to keep with them at ALL times! No blood sugar impact snacks Most type 2 diabetics struggle with controlling their blood sugar. Since almost all foods seem to raise their blood sugar, they also tend to stress out over what kind of snacks they can eat. But since they…
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Glycemic Control for Patients With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

Controlling blood sugar is not enough! A recently published article confirms what many other articles have shown: For type 2 diabetics, controlling blood sugar does not reduce the risk of complications. Link to Abstract A pull-quote from the conclusion in the abstract: “Discordance exists between the research evidence and academic and clinical policy statements about…
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6 hours of Mozart!

One of the many recommendations we have for managing stress is through background music. Here is a favorite from our Classical Music Playlist on Youtube. Start the video, find a volume for background music that suits you and just let it go. It’s 6+ hours, so it will go almost a full work-day. At 15+…
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Sleep patterns in the absence of electricity

The focus of our discussion in the Sleep Module is to improve sleep quality so that we are well-rested. Most of “How to do this” is targeted at the last 1-2 hours before going to bed, what we refer to as transition time. While there are several aspects to this, particularly with what we have…
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Webinar: Why Wellness Fails April 2016

Below is the recording from our webinar on Why Wellness Fails to control medical costs, recorded on April 13, 2016. To stay up-to-date with the latest news and offerings from us, we encourage you to sign up for our newsletter, which you can do at the bottom of this page. Note You are already subscribed…
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You’re doing eggs all wrong!

Image from bostonmagazine.com.   You’ve heard it before, maybe even believe it yourself: “Eat the egg whites and trash the yolks!“ “Egg yolks are full of saturated fat and cholesterol – they are bad for you!” The list goes on… It’s hard not to get caught up in this line of thinking because it seems…
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Wild Fermentation

Wild Fermentation by Sandor Ellix Katz is one of our favorite books! Why? Because fermented foods are good for you. From the foreword, written by Sally Fallon of the Weston A Price Foundation: Unfortunately, fermented foods have largely disappeared from the Western diet, much to the detriment of our health and economy. Fermented foods are…
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Is Exercise More Difficult with Type 2 Diabetes?

Is Exercise More Difficult with Type 2 Diabetes? We will answer this question shortly. But first, when talking about whether exercise is more “difficult” for type 2 diabetics, the question is really referencing exercise intensity. There are a number of ways to measure/monitor exercise intensity. We prefer to use Ratings of Perceived Exertion (RPE). The…
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RPE and Determining Exercise Intensity

While heart rate (HR) is a popular way to measure exercise intensity, we prefer Ratings of Perceived Exertion (RPE) and will explain why in this post. When using HR, you workout at some percentage of Max HR; for example between 50-60% or 70-80% of Max HR. The usual way to determine Max HR is by…
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