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3 Biggest Myths About Sugar and Diabetes

Type 2 Diabetes is a complicated disease. Put simply, it is a chronic and potentially dangerous condition that develops when the body loses its ability to process glucose, or sugar. But what causes it, what can prevent it and what can be done to manage it? That’s where things can get confusing. “While it’s true … Continued

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New Diabetes Guidelines: New Focus on Weight Loss, Sleep and Continuous Glucose Monitors

The American Diabetes Association (ADA) released guidance this week outlining new standards for diabetes care. Though the guidance is updated annually, this year’s tweaks are more extensive than usual and include stricter recommendations related to medications, new technologies, weight control, and modifiable lifestyle factors like sleep and exercise. The guidance also aims to improve health inequities by screening at-risk … Continued

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Registered Dietician Offers 3 Essential Halloween Tips for Parents

Halloween is designed to terrify us. The ghouls! The goblins! The attempts to teach children about portion control while they’re holding pillowcases stuffed with candy! Thankfully, Meghan Gonzalez, R.D., C.D.C.E.S, a Hoag Registered Dietician and Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist is here to allay parents’ fears of the things that go bump (and crinkle, … Continued

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Hoag Names Director for New Bariatric Surgery Weight Loss Program

Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian announced that bariatric surgery specialist Adrian Dobrowolsky, M.D., will be director of Hoag’s new Bariatric Surgery Weight Loss Program. With Dr. Dobrowolsky as surgical director, patients will benefit from the expertise he has developed performing hundreds of minimally invasive bariatric surgeries throughout his career, including during his fellowship at Keck Medicine … Continued

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Gestational Diabetes Education Participation Superior in Hispanic Women

In a cohort of women with gestational diabetes, the participation rate in gestational diabetes education programs was highest for those with Hispanic ethnicity, those who had at least a bachelor’s degree and those who had gestational diabetes during a prior pregnancy, according to findings presented at the American Association of Diabetes Educators annual meeting. “Optimal … Continued

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Telehealth Supports Gestational Diabetes Education Engagement

Telehealth can provide an attractive alternative to in-person educational and psychosocial support for women with gestational diabetes, according to a presenter at the American Diabetes Association 79th Scientific Sessions. Women who attended telehealth sessions for gestational diabetes education reported similar gestational diabetes-related knowledge and satisfaction with care as women who received standard in-person care, but … Continued

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2018 Toshiba Classic Thrills Fans While Benefitting Hoag's Mary & Dick Allen Diabetes Center and the Greater Community

The Toshiba Classic made its highly anticipated return March 7 – 11, 2018, at Newport Beach Country Club. This year marked the 20-year anniversary of Hoag as the host and primary beneficiary. The crowd enjoyed an exciting victory by 55-year-old World Golf Hall of Fame member Vijay Singh who is a two-time PGA TOUR Champions … Continued

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Toshiba Classic Back in Action at Newport Beach County Club

As the Toshiba Classic returns to Newport Beach Country Club March 9-11, the PGA Tour Champions has become one of the most successful stops on the 50-plus circuit because of its managing charity, Hoag Hospital, and its army of support. But the inside scoop is that the players love the golf course. In an age … Continued

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Prevention: Type 2 Diabetes

Millions of Americans have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, and many more are unaware they are at high risk. Most are over the age of forty, but the number of children and teens being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes is on the rise. Insulin is necessary for the body to use glucose for energy … Continued

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Brain Food – A Mediterranean Diet

​“It is well known that those with diabetes are at higher risk for cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s disease. Some go so far as to call Alzheimer’s disease type 3 diabetes,” says Dan Nadeau, MD, program director at the Mary & Dick Allen Diabetes Center and Kris V. Iyer Endowed Chair in Diabetes Care. In a … Continued

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