Living Well Blog

By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
August 16, 2023
A future version of the Apple Watch may include the ability to measure blood sugar without a finger prick. While this is good news for people with diabetes who must regularly test their blood sugar, it’s also a response to the rising trend of Americans keeping tabs on their blood glucose levels.… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
August 15, 2023
There’s a new term for an epidemic you’re probably aware of: Diabesity. It probably sounds a little melodramatic, but it is the… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
June 17, 2022
Type 2 diabetes is one of the biggest public health issues. About 1 in 10 Americans have type 2 diabetes and a third have pre-diabetes, which if left untreated will become type 2, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The good news is: Eating a healthy diet can lower… See more
By A. Alan Reisinger, III, MD, FACP
January 31, 2022
You may not know this, but heart disease is actually the number one complication of diabetes. Having type 2 diabetes doubles your risk for heart disease. Even having pre-diabetes, a diagnosis where your blood glucose levels are above normal but not quite high enough to be considered type 2,… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
September 17, 2021
Type 2 diabetes has been an epidemic in the U.S. for more than a decade — 13 percent of American adults have diabetes and almost 35 percent are considered prediabetic, according to JAMA. Type 2 diabetes is more common in older adults -- the seventh leading cause of death in the U.S. -- and… See more
June 2, 2021
In today’s culture, there’s no escape from the pressure to achieve an ideal body. As a result, being overweight can cause significant shame or embarrassment – to the point that some people avoid doctor visits. They don’t want to face the scale, much less a lecture about weight loss, according to… See more
June 2, 2021
Stress is bad for your health – but you probably know that from experience. (If you’ve somehow skated through this life stress-free, we want to know your secrets.) Stress can keep you up all night and cause diarrhea, headaches, fatigue and more.   Stress also harms your health in ways you can’t… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
May 3, 2021
Traditionally, women have been concerned about women’s related health issues – breast cancer, reproductive health, urinary tract infections and osteoporosis. These are legitimate concerns that women should address and discuss with their doctors.  But many women fail to consider other serious… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
April 17, 2021

Diabetes and the Brain

Scientists have known for years that having type 2 raises your risk for dementia. In fact, scientists have considered using the term type 3 diabetes to describe Alzheimer’s disease – a debilitating form of dementia that progressively impairs cognitive health. Why?… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
April 16, 2021
Since the beginning of the pandemic, scientists have warned us that chronic conditions raise the risk for serious COVID-19 complications. Scientists have now pinpointed the four cardiometabolic disorders that have accounted for two-… See more