Living Well Blog

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
Scientists have known for year that having type 2 raise 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? Dementia is very much influenced by… 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
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
April 15, 2021
You can’t turn on a television or scroll through a social media feed without reading about COVID-19. And while COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, is dangerous and contagious — it’s not the leading cause of death in the United States. The reigning champ of deadly conditions… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
March 19, 2021
If you have type 2 diabetes, you’re probably concerned about catching COVID-19 and developing serious complications. People with type 2 are at higher risk for serious cases of the disease caused by SARS-CoV-2. But if you’re… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
July 17, 2020
Since early 2020, medical and public health professionals have been scrambling to understand COVID-19. So far, a majority of those whose infections were confirmed with testing — 80 percent — had mild symptoms and recovered with little medical intervention, which is obviously great news.  But 15… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
November 9, 2018
Many Americans take metformin. Most of them have either type 2 diabetes or prediabetes (the drug is also occasionally used to treat type 1, or insulin-dependent, diabetes). Although you may not love taking metformin, there is a bright side: The drug may… See more
By Brett A. Wohler, MD
October 15, 2018
Have you heard about at-home genetic screening kits that analyze your genes for disease risk? All you do is send off a saliva sample to a company to find out whether you’re genetically predisposed to get certain illnesses. Doctors having been ordering genetic health-risk screening tests for years… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
August 17, 2018
Married couples share many things: Their homes, their lives, and according to a new study published in Diabetologia, a risk for developing type 2 diabetes. At least the men in the relationship do. Researchers found a connection between the… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
November 10, 2017
If you have type 2 diabetes, you know just how annoying — and invasive — testing your blood sugar levels are. Every time you test, you have to prick your finger and bleed on an expensive blood glucose meter strip. But what if you could test your sweat instead? That’s the idea behind a new device… See more
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