Diabetes

Delicious Foods that Lower Blood Sugar

As a cardiologist, I have always had a vested interest in the prevention and treatment of diabetes because of its strong link to heart disease. Thankfully, Type 2 diabetes is a lifestyle disease, and can be managed—even reversed—with lifestyle changes. Aside from exercise, diet is the single most important factor in properly managing blood sugar levels. In addition to avoiding sugar and simple carbs, here are a handful of foods that lower blood sugar…

Metabolic Syndrome

Metabolic syndrome, also known as insulin resistance, is a major and escalating worldwide health problem that doubles the risk of developing cardiovascular disease and quintuples the risk of diabetes. It is a symptom-less and progressive destroyer of your… Continue Reading

Statin Drugs Risky for Diabetics

In 2011, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ordered the manufacturers of statins, the widely prescribed cholesterol-lowering drugs, to include a warning on medication labels about the potential for raising blood sugar levels. The action took place after… Continue Reading