Many of us hear the term “gluten free” and scratch our heads. Grocery store shelves are filled with “gluten free” products. And, while for some going “gluten free” is a simple diet choice, for others with Celiac disease it is a dire health concern. Celiac disease affects about one percent of the US population. It […]

According to the American Diabetes Association, more than 29 million people in the United States have diabetes. It is estimated that roughly 73,000 lower extremity non-traumatic amputations occur each year as a result of diabetic foot complications. The underlying factors that can lead to amputation commonly involve gradual worsening numbness and/or circulation problems to the feet. […]

I often tell my patients that diabetes is a numbers game. We know from medical research that keeping your blood sugar, blood pressure, and cholesterol levels within a desired range can dramatically reduce the risk of developing complications from diabetes. Every year, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) publishes guidelines for the medical care of patients […]

Vermonters know that winters can be long and challenging. Unfortunately, winter can be even more challenging for people who live with diabetes. Diabetes management can be complicated when we are ill or injured. And some people with diabetes have impaired circulation which may make them more prone to frostbite as well as delayed bone healing with fractures. These […]