Category Archives: Insulin resistance and prediabetes

Why and How to Do Intermittent Fasting for Type 2 Diabetes

Intermittent fasting for diabetics

What is intermittent fasting and what it is not? Intermittent fasting is fasting a long time, typically is 16 to 20 hours a day.  Some people prefer fasting for a shorter time such as 8 to 12 hours but that’s not necessarily the same as 16 hours of fasting when it comes to health benefits. […]

Does metformin cause weight loss?

David just found out that he had diabetes. His primary care doctor prescribed metformin to reduce his A1c. His goal with diabetes is to lose weight. He is curious whether metformin helps reduce his weight. So he asks does metformin cause a weight loss to his doctor. Let us answer David’s question. Endocrinologists and diabetologists […]

What causes diabetes?

What causes diabetes is an extremely common question.  As you know there are many different types of diabetes.  The most commonly known type of diabetes is type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes.  Although they both result in high blood sugars, which causes type 1 diabetes versus type 2 diabetes is totally different.  In this […]

Insulin resistance, Prediabetes and Metabolic syndrome

How does insulin resistance lead to prediabetes, diabetes, and metabolic syndrome We define Insulin resistance as a less than normal response to normal insulin concentrations. Prediabetes is the condition between insulin resistance and diabetes. Metabolic syndrome is a combination of metabolic derangements such as high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Insulin resistance eventually leads to […]

Do I need insulin?

In my diabetes care center, I get a question from my patients frequently which is “why do I need insulin”. Do I need insulin at all? Good questions to ask. If your doctor can not answer this question, read this article. Still has questions? Call us at 1 800-644-3963 for a free consultation. A lot of […]