This page is your launching site for a wealth of great information to learn more about type 2 diabetes and how to manage it. Read the articles below and then come back often to find new information that we will be continually adding to this site. By empowering yourself with a knowledge of the disease, you will understand that you don’t have to be a “victim” of this potentially devastating but manageable disease.

Start here by learning about Dr. Marcantel’s comprehensive diabetes management program. It begins with the crucial step of educating her patients about the disease process and provides a continuing program of testing, diet management, and support.

Frequently Asked Questions. Answers to some commonly asked questions about diabetes, as well as some helpful links to more information on the subject.

Diabetes facts and statistics. How serious is type 2 diabetes? Check out these statistics about this growing health threat.

Testimonials about our diabetes treatment program. Several of Dr. Marcantel’s patients have shared their experiences and results from the program we offer.

One big question is: What should I eat? Try our recipes for diabetics, the weight conscious, and everybody else. Meals, snacks, and desserts that are both good and good for you.

Speaking of food…One great source of fiber that I recommend for all my patients is ground (milled) flaxseed. Besides being an excellent sourse of omega-3, it can also help to balance blood sugars.

Learn more about Dr. Marcantel’s diabetes treatment approach and start on the path to a healthier and more productive diabetic lifestyle.

Is your type 2 diabetes really under control? Many diabetic patients think their symptoms are “under control” because they are taking insulin and other oral medications that help keep their blood sugars within acceptable levels. Unfortunately, they are often caught in the trap of merely trying to control the symptoms of the disease (high blood sugars) and don’t really address the things that are causing those symptoms. This can lead to an ever-increasing insulin dependence, unwanted weight gains, and numerous other problems. Learn more here.

Bad Glucometer Test Strips: An important warning for diabetics If you are a diabetic, this is a MUST READ article from Dr. Marcantel. Find out how one patient’s experience with contaminated test strips is a cautionary tale for anyone taking her blood sugar readings at home.

Why diabetics should avoid fad diets. Fad diets like the Beverly Hills Diet and the Cabbage Soup Diet come and go on a regular basis. It’s possible to lose weight short-term on many of these diets if you strictly follow the suggested plan, but how safe are they for diabetics? Find some answers here…

Diabetes and your feet: Tips for proper care. Proper footcare for diabetics is essential. Dr. Kimberly Leach, a podiatrist with the Arizona Institute of Footcare Physicians, offers some tips for keeping your feet healthy in the hot summer weather here in the East Valley.

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