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Diabetes Bites Newsletter: June 2021

Diabetes Bites Newsletter: June 20212021-07-14T17:25:07-04:00

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June 2021

The “DUH” Moment

a note from Gary

Seems that every time I open up one of my diabetes trade journals, there is another study showing that people with diabetes benefit from weight reduction.  “Weight loss contributes to longevity.”  “Reduced complications associated with reduced body fat.”  “Stress levels inversely related to body mass index.”

Is it just me, or do we really need costly, complex research studies to come to these conclusions?  I believe that some things are so obvious that they don’t require scientific validation.  Excess body fat is harmful.  Just leave it at that.

Of course, none of the studies tell us exactly HOW to rid ourselves of unwanted fat.  That would be far too practical.  I guess we’re on our own to figure out those kinds of minor details.  Well, maybe not.

I am proud to announce a series of new services at Integrated Diabetes Services focused on wellness.  Our newest clinician, Sarah Picklo-Halabu (see article below), was brought on board to focus specifically on nutrition education and weight management for our patients.  Sarah has developed a highly effective process for achieving weight loss that is customized and built around the individual.  Reach out to her for more details.

You may have also heard that our intern Kathryn Gentile has started weekly online exercise classes specifically for people with diabetes.  And our all-new Type-1 University features virtual lifestyle courses on weight management, strength training, and stress reduction.  See the articles below for more details.

The only “duh” moment around here is when we proclaim that diabetes management is about more than just glucose numbers.  Please take advantage of these new services, and work with your diabetes clinician to live the best, fullest life possible.

As always, if there is anything we can do to make your life with diabetes better and easier, please reach out.  Enjoy this month’s edition of Diabetes Bites!

– Gary

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Gary Scheiner MS, CDE
Owner & Clinical Director

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