I remember back in the late 80's, when I first started practice, very few of my patients (and people I knew in general) had type 2 diabetes. Now a days it seems like virtually everyone and their brother has it, or is about to get (pre-diabetic) it. According to the CDC the ratio is now one in every 4 Americans, they also say that the number has quadrupled since the 80's. Quadrupled! Astounding!
Sunday, July 17, 2011
Saturday, July 2, 2011
Weight-loss experts agree that no weight-loss plan is likely to work unless it includes physical activity. Physical activity burns calories and tones your muscles. It also boosts your muscle cells' insulin sensitivity, making your body more efficient at using glucose and thereby lowering your blood sugar level. People who exercise are more successful in keeping their weight off in the long-term than people who simply watch what they eat.