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Common Tests Explained: Basic Metabolic Panel or BMP

Common Tests Explained: Basic Metabolic Panel or BMP

Posted by on May 13, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

A Basic Metabolic Panel is one of the most common tests that your provider can order. It is used to learn about your kidney function as well as calcium levels and glucose levels.  You need to fast 8 to 12 hours before this test. What’s measured in a Basic Metabolic Panel (BMP)? Creatinine:  Creatinine is a waste product that is filtered out of your...

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Carbohydrates: Why We Love Carb Counting (And You Should Too!)

Carbohydrates: Why We Love Carb Counting (And You Should Too!)

Posted by on Oct 21, 2015 in Blog, Diabetes mellitus | 14 comments

What Is Carb Counting? Why Do I Need to Know? Keeping up with the amount of food we eat helps us stay healthy and fit.  But for people with diabetes, being in touch with the amount of carbohydrates eaten is crucial to survival. To learn about carbohydrate counting, you need to know a bit about food and digestion. Food is composed of carbohydrates, proteins...

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Diabetes and Nanotechnology

Diabetes and Nanotechnology

Posted by on Jun 10, 2013 in Blog, Diabetes mellitus | 1 comment

Before humans are involved in clinical trials, a lot of animal testing occurs.  When something works in animals, there is hope that it will work in people. That’s why the news of nanotechnology applied to diabetes in animals is interesting. Diabetes Research The work is being done through a cooperative effort between North Carolina State University and...

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