Author Archives: Jason Paruthi

How is Type 2 Diabetes Treated?

Before starting medications, generally the first step to treating Type 2 Diabetes is improving your lifestyle. Your healthcare provider can give you personalized information, but here is an overview: Eat healthier and lose weight Improving your diet and losing weight are key parts of managing type 2 diabetes. [1,2] Even losing 5-10% of your body […]

What is Type 2 Diabetes?

Type 2 Diabetes is defined as impaired glucose (sugar) tolerance, and it can be measured with several blood tests. In simple terms, because the body is unable to properly regulate blood sugar in type 2 diabetes, the sugar level remains high in the blood as it circulates through the body. Unfortunately, this high level of […]

What is Prediabetes?

Prediabetes is a condition that means you are at high risk for developing diabetes. Although some medical experts avoid using this term, it can be helpful to know if your body is starting to have trouble processing glucose (sugar). Prediabetes is defined as having blood glucose levels higher than normal, but lower than the threshold for the diagnosis […]