Myth: “A calorie is a calorie”

You may have heard that “a calorie is a calorie.”  But studies have debunked this myth.  The quality of your calories counts!    200 calories of broccoli vs 200 calories of refined sugars elevates your blood glucose differently.   A recent study gave young children different amounts of high fructose corn syrup, but the same numberContinue reading “Myth: “A calorie is a calorie””

When diabetes affects your eyes

What is diabetic eye disease? Diabetic eye disease can affect many parts of the eye, including the retina, macula, lens and the optic nerve. Diabetic retinopathy affects blood vessels in the retina that lines the back of the eye. It is the most common cause of vision loss among people with diabetes and the primary causeContinue reading “When diabetes affects your eyes”

Diabetes in the Eye

What is diabetic eye disease? Diabetic eye disease can affect the retina, macula, lens and the optic nerve. Diabetic retinopathy affects blood vessels in the light-sensitive tissue called the retina that lines the back of the eye. It is the most common cause of vision loss among people with diabetes and the leading cause ofContinue reading “Diabetes in the Eye”