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What is insulin resistance?

If you’ve been diagnosed with prediabetes, you’ve probably heard your doctor mention the term insulin resistance. Also called metabolic syndrome, insulin resistance describes a wide variety of health complications that can put people at an increased risk of developing diabetes and heart disease. According to the Joslin Diabetes Center, insulin resistance occurs when the body […]

Fact or Fad: What you need to know about a “clean”

Forget dieting and counting calories. A new kind of eating plan promises the same healthy-living, weight loss results, all without the struggle of traditional diet techniques. Throughout the past five years, the “clean eating” diet has generated buzz from celebrities, doctors, and nutritionists from around the world. The rules to eating clean are simple: Eat […]

Diabetes + Neuropathy

Diabetes and foot problems often go hand-in-hand. The American Diabetes Association even estimates that 50 percent of people with diabetes experience some type of foot concern. What’s the cause behind this common complication? The answer is diabetic neuropathy. According to Mayo Clinic, neuropathy affects a person’s nerves. The condition typically causes pain or weakness in […]