Sugar Matters
My Vincy family, I would like to thank you for allowing me to share Sugar Matters with you over the past six plus years (yes, it was that long!). When...
June 9, 2015
Sugar Matters
One part of this question is easily answered in the negative: Type 1 diabetes is not curable at this time in medicine, unless you have a pancreas (or ...
May 12, 2015
Sugar Matters
Our annual mission trip concluded two weeks ago. This year I was sad not to be there physically, but you should know that I had you all in my heart an...
May 5, 2015
Sugar Matters
This week I wanted to touch on heart disease by going through a few misunderstandings some may have about this disease. Have you said any of these? 1)...
April 14, 2015
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To follow up on our talk about diabetes and stress, I want to touch on some aspects of diabetes that can get worse when you are under a great deal of ...
March 10, 2015
Sugar Matters
We tend to pay attention to our skin when we think something is wrong and other people will notice, like with acne, burns or discolouration. Otherwise...
February 24, 2015
Sugar Matters
Here is a recent question I was asked that I found very interesting: “What are common foods thought to be ‘healthy,’ but are not as good as ...
February 17, 2015
Sugar Matters
A common situation I have encountered as a consultant is seeing patients in a similar unfortunate situation: even though their blood sugars had been h...
February 3, 2015
Sugar Matters
In this present time it is easier than ever to get our hands on information. You know what I mean. It used to be that in the past if you wanted to loo...
January 27, 2015
Sugar Matters
Last week we talked about graciously accepting when others try to give you advice. Those “others” could be anyone from your medical team to yo...
January 13, 2015
Sugar Matters
As we head into the new year, thinking about those resolutions we spoke of last week, I had a revelation I wanted to share with you. Many resolutions ...
December 23, 2014
Sugar Matters
This week I made my new year’s resolution. Every year many of us come up with a resolution of sorts, often having to do with self control or discipl...
December 16, 2014
Sugar Matters
The full brunt of cold season will soon be on us. Do not be mistaken – viruses can pop up at pretty much any time. In fact some viruses hang aro...
December 9, 2014
Sugar Matters
December is here; can you believe it? Where did 2014 go? As always, we look forward to this busy, fun time of year, filled with family time and celebr...
December 2, 2014
Sugar Matters
This week starts the beginning of Thanksgiving holiday week in the United States, a holiday where the focus is on a lot of two things: family time and...
November 25, 2014
Sugar Matters
This past week I saw a patient in clinic, a young man with Type 1 diabetes. Because of cost issues, he was not able to continue using the insulins his...
November 18, 2014
Sugar Matters
Here in the USA, November is national Diabetes Month. So, I think this is a good opportunity to share some reminders for those with diabetes and those...
November 14, 2014
Sugar Matters
Diabetes is in many ways about numbers: you can’t make the diagnosis without knowing actual blood sugars (according to guidelines); much of the ...
November 11, 2014
Sugar Matters
For the past few months I have been working as an independent medical reviewer. One interesting trend I have noted is the request for the most recent ...
October 21, 2014
Sugar Matters
We have talked alot about monitoring blood sugar levels themselves, both with your own glucose meter as well as with the A1C lab you get drawn every t...
October 14, 2014
Sugar Matters
It’s good to be back, Vincy family! I hope the past few months have treated you all well. To start our new series as we head into this latter part o...
October 7, 2014
Sugar Matters
This week I saw a very interesting man in the hospital. He was concerned that he had an allergy to insulin and shared his story with me. This man, in ...
September 30, 2014
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The symptoms that many of you know about, including the “funny smell”, urinating a lot, drinking a lot of water and losing weight are more oft...
September 23, 2014
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The first time your diabetes doctor says: “I will need a urine sample,” you may accidentally give him/her a shocked look. What on earth could ...
September 16, 2014
Sugar Matters
One part of this question is easily answered in the negative: Type 1 diabetes is not curable at this time in medicine, unless you have a pancreas (or ...
September 2, 2014
Sugar Matters
There is of course no way of knowing 100 per cent who will and who won’t develop diabetes. Modern science is discovering genetic information that ca...
August 19, 2014
Sugar Matters
Remember that game we all played as children: first comes love, then comes marriage, then comes so-and-so with the baby carriage etc? Even as kids pla...
August 12, 2014
Sugar Matters
Of all the places diabetes can affect, the liver seems to be one of the most unlikely. Everyone has heard about alcohol affecting your liver, right? A...
August 5, 2014
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Oooh, I LOVE to drop a surprise test on people!!! This one is super-quick, and will mainly serve to remind everyone about the importance of certain te...
July 15, 2014
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This week I would like to introduce you to two women: Lady A and Lady B. One of them is in her 30s and the other is in her 60s. Both have some things ...
July 1, 2014
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Last week there was a news article about a recent finding scientists had made, which could in future affect the course of Type 1 diabetes. If you reca...
June 3, 2014
Sugar Matters
This week I had the pleasure of meeting a very nice man for whom I was consulted to help adjust his insulin regimen. He was definitely on the larger s...
May 20, 2014