How Alcohol Impacts Blood Sugar

by Jessica Pyhtila, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP When you have diabetes, it is important to pay attention to everything that goes into your body. This includes alcohol. Drinking has an effect on many substances in the body, including the chemicals that regulate blood sugar. Further, these effects are not always predictable: Continue Reading

Metformin NDMA Contamination

by Jessica Pyhtila, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP Recent headlines have announced a series of metformin recalls due to contamination with a chemical called NDMA. As NDMA is a probable carcinogen, hearing about its health risks can be scary. However, it is important to understand that not all metformin is contaminated with Continue Reading

The Use of Stevia in Your Daily Life

by Grace Rivers, RDN, CDCES The stevia sweetener comes from the leaf of the stevia rebaudiana plant. There are many plant components, but the one used for sweetening our food and beverages is rebaudioside A and stevioside. These are both steviol glycosides. The only FDA approved form of stevia is Continue Reading

Intermittent Fasting versus Keto in Diabetes

by Jessica Pyhtila, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP When you have diabetes, one of the first things you learn is that managing your diet is important. Two dietary strategies have gained immense popularity over the past few years: intermittent fasting and the keto, or ketogenic, diet. Currently, about 10% of American adults Continue Reading

How to Reduce Diabetic Pain With Nutrition

by Justin Fowler-Lindner, a former EMT turned health writer If you have diabetes, neuropathy can be your worst nightmare. As the nerves in the hands and feet deteriorate, it can cause pain, tingling and numbness. Unfortunately, roughly 50% of diabetics experience neuropathy at some point during their lifetime. Arthritis is Continue Reading