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Can Type 2 Diabetes Be Reversed? Mar 2nd, 2024

Did you recently receive a type 2 diabetes diagnosis? Finding out you have diabetes can be scary, but you’re not alone. Type 2 diabetes is one of the top chronic conditions in the United States, with more than 36 million Americans living with the disease. It’s characterized by insulin resistance...

Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine Feb 20th, 2024

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered dramatic changes throughout everyday life — and in the medical community as well. Not only are providers across the country postponing elective procedures, but many are also encouraging people to avoid in-office appointments to reduce their risk of exposure to this highly contagious coronavirus.But what...

How Lifestyle Changes Can Help Restore Your Hormonal Health Feb 2nd, 2024

Your hormones influence everything from mood and energy levels to metabolism and reproductive function. Hormonal fluctuations are a natural part of life, but sometimes, hormone levels change too much — and unpleasant symptoms result. If you’re dealing with weight gain, fatigue, mood swings, or low sex drive, a hormonal imbalance...

Understanding the Two Main Types of Thyroid Disorders Jan 11th, 2024

Your thyroid is a small but powerful gland that makes the hormones your body needs to function optimally. When the gland isn’t working correctly, it can lead to a thyroid disorder and a range of symptoms that negatively affect your quality of life. At Endocrine Associates of West Village PC,...

Health Issues Caused by Being Overweight Dec 8th, 2023

Being overweight or obese can put you at a much higher risk for chronic illnesses and pain than you may realize. If you’re ready to lose weight but aren’t sure where to start, consider the many benefits of the medically supervised weight loss program available at Endocrine Associates of West...

Can Diabetes Ever Be Temporary? Nov 16th, 2023

More than one in 10 Americans is living with diabetes — a complex chronic metabolic condition that affects your body’s ability to process sugar. There are three main types of diabetes: type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes, and type 2 is by far the most common. Type 2 diabetes...

If My Close Relative Has Thyroid Disease, Will I? Oct 2nd, 2023

Your thyroid is a small gland in your neck. It regulates hormones controlling important bodily functions, like metabolism and energy levels — but about 20 million Americans have a thyroid disorder. Thyroid disease is very common, and if you have a close relative diagnosed with a thyroid disorder, you might...

The Best Snacks to Manage Diabetes Sep 1st, 2023

When it comes to healthy eating, snacking often gets a bad reputation. But the truth is that snacking — when done right — can be a useful strategy to help you manage your diabetes and keep your blood sugar levels in check. Having diabetes means making mindful choices about the...

5 Subtle Signs of a Hormone Imbalance Aug 1st, 2023

Hormones are chemicals your body makes that are crucial to your overall well-being. They regulate important bodily functions, from metabolism and weight maintenance to mood and energy levels. When hormones are balanced, you feel good. But hormonal imbalance can significantly impact your physical and emotional health — and the symptoms...

Diet vs. Exercise: Which Is More Important for Weight Loss? Jul 1st, 2023

When it comes to weight loss, the debate of diet versus exercise always sparks discussion. Is focusing on diet or exercise more crucial when you’re striving to achieve your weight loss goals? It’s easy to get confused, whether you’re evaluating the latest celebrity diet or internet workout trend. The truth?...

Could Your Hormones Be The Reason You're Not Losing Weight? Jun 1st, 2023

If you’re trying to lose weight, you know it can be challenging. And when you're putting in the effort without seeing the results, it's easy to get frustrated. Lasting weight loss requires a commitment to healthy eating and regular exercise — but if you’re doing everything right and still struggling...

My Child Has Prediabetes. Now What? May 1st, 2023

Prediabetes is the precursor to type 2 diabetes, and it develops when your blood sugar levels are higher than normal but not high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes. More than one in three American adults has prediabetes, but it’s becoming increasingly common in children. In fact, about one in five American children has...

Your Questions About Gestational Diabetes: Answered Apr 3rd, 2023

About 2% of all pregnant women have type 1 or type 2 diabetes before getting pregnant. And up to 9% more will develop a type of diabetes that only happens during pregnancy: gestational diabetes. Gestational diabetes is a serious condition because it can increase the risk of complications for mothers...

All About PCOS: Symptoms, Complications, and Treatment Options Mar 5th, 2023

Up to 5 million American women live with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). It’s one of the most common hormonal disorders affecting women of reproductive age, and it’s characterized by a combination of symptoms, from elevated male hormone levels to irregular menstrual periods. The symptoms and complications of PCOS can seriously impact your...

7 Warning Signs of Hypothyroidism Feb 7th, 2023

Hypothyroidism, or an underactive thyroid, is a condition that occurs when your thyroid gland doesn’t produce enough hormones. About 5% of all Americans ages 12 and over have hypothyroidism, making it one of the most common endocrine disorders in the country. Your thyroid is a small butterfly-shaped gland located in...

Our Top Lifestyle Tips for Managing Your Diabetes Jan 12th, 2023

Diabetes is the most common metabolic condition in the country. It affects over 37 million American adults — and if you have questions about how to manage your condition, you’re not alone. From understanding your risk of diabetes complications to deciding what to eat every day, there’s a lot that goes into managing...

Why Wait Until the New Year? Start Your Personalized Weight Loss Program Now Dec 1st, 2022

Every year on January 1, millions of Americans make New Year’s resolutions. And every year, one of the most popular resolutions is to get healthier — in fact, one 2019 survey found that 48% of Americans resolved to lose weight, 54% resolved to eat healthier, and 59% resolved to exercise more in...

How Do Your Hormones Affect Weight Management? Nov 1st, 2022

The number you see when you step on the scale is more than just your body weight. It’s a complex combination of factors, from your genetic makeup and age to your dietary habits and level of physical activity. It’s true that eating a healthy diet and getting regular exercise are...

Prediabetes: The Health Problem No One Talks About Oct 2nd, 2022

Prediabetes is a condition that increases your risk of type 2 diabetes — one of the most common chronic diseases in the country. If you’re diagnosed with prediabetes, it means your blood sugar levels are high but not so high that you have type 2 diabetes. About 1 in 3 American...

Signs Your Hormones Are Imbalanced Sep 1st, 2022

Hormones are chemical messengers that coordinate many of your body’s essential functions, from metabolism and weight to body temperature and hair growth. Your endocrine glands naturally regulate hormone production to keep your body functioning at its best. While certain hormonal fluctuations are normal, various health issues can interfere with this...

5 Benefits of Concierge Medicine Aug 1st, 2022

Everyone deserves quality health care. But if you’ve ever waited months for a doctor’s appointment, then spent hours in a waiting room, only to see the doctor for a few minutes, you know that traditional health care is frustrating. You’re not alone. These days, it’s easy to get lost in...

Immediate Changes You Can Make After Being Diagnosed with Diabetes Jul 1st, 2022

You just found out you have type 2 diabetes. Now, you’re wondering what to do next. Receiving a diabetes diagnosis can be scary, but you don’t have to navigate it alone. About 1.4 million Americans are diagnosed with diabetes each year. It’s a metabolic condition that affects the way sugar from food is...

Are You Using Your Insulin Pump Properly? Jun 1st, 2022

Insulin is a hormone that converts sugar from food into energy for your body. Your pancreas makes insulin, but if you have diabetes, your body doesn’t create or use insulin as well as it should. Without insulin, your blood sugar can get too high and make diabetes worse. Insulin therapy...

How to Adjust Your Diet When You Learn You Have Diabetes May 1st, 2022

Every year, about 1.4 million Americans find out they have diabetes. Diabetes is a metabolic condition that changes the way your body processes sugar, and it’s one of the most common chronic health conditions in the country. Getting a diabetes diagnosis can be scary. There’s no cure, and the condition...

What You Need to Know About Thyroid Fine Needle Aspiration Apr 6th, 2022

About half of all American adults develop a thyroid nodule by the age of 60. Thyroid nodules are abnormal clumps of cells that grow on your thyroid, a small gland located at the front of your neck. More than 90% of thyroid nodules are noncancerous, but having a nodule may increase your risk...

How Insulin Infusion Therapy Benefits Diabetic Wound Healing Mar 10th, 2022

Millions of Americans live with diabetes. It’s a chronic metabolic condition that changes the way your body uses insulin and glucose, and it can have far-reaching effects on your overall health. Having diabetes puts you at risk for complications, such as nerve damage (neuropathy), poor circulation, and slow-healing wounds —...

The Importance of Seeking Early Care for Diabetic Ulcers Feb 1st, 2022

About one in 10 Americans has diabetes, a metabolic condition that changes the way the body processes and uses sugar. There’s no cure for the condition, and having diabetes increases your risk of a range of health complications from nerve damage to slow-healing wounds called ulcers. Diabetic ulcers often start...

2 Types of Thyroid Disorders Jan 1st, 2022

Your thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland at the front of your neck. Although it’s small, it produces essential hormones that regulate bodily functions from your heart rate to your metabolism. A healthy thyroid keeps your thyroid hormones balanced. However, an estimated 20 million Americans have thyroid disease, which is a...

What is Diabetic Neuropathy and Diabetic Neuropathy Screening? Dec 13th, 2021

Millions of American adults are living with diabetes. It’s a chronic metabolic condition that changes the way your body converts sugar from food into energy, and these changes affect the way your body functions. Diabetes elevates your blood sugar, particularly when it’s not managed effectively. High blood sugar can damage...

I'm Struggling To Lose Weight Nov 9th, 2021

Trying to lose weight? You’re not alone. Nearly half of all American adults share the goal of shedding extra pounds each year. If you’re overweight or obese, losing weight can have significant health benefits. It can lower your risk of chronic conditions like diabetes and heart disease, not to mention...

7 Reasons To Consider Hormone Replacement Therapy Oct 17th, 2021

The human body has more than 50 different types of hormones: specialized chemicals that regulate a range of essential bodily functions. Endocrine glands create and distribute hormones throughout your body, maintaining a balance of hormones to keep you feeling your best. But sometimes, endocrine glands create too little or too...

Recognize the Most Common Symptoms of Hypothyroidism and the Best Treatment Options Sep 13th, 2021

Your thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland in the front of your neck. It’s often overlooked when assessing physical health, but it’s vital for managing your hormones and metabolism.  If you’ve been feeling cold and tired, can’t keep your skin moisturized, or recently experienced unexplained weight gain, you might be...

Can I Have Diabetes and Not Even Know It? Aug 23rd, 2021

More than 10% of the American population has diabetes, but it’s estimated that many cases go undiagnosed. Symptoms can fly under the radar for years, but untreated diabetes can worsen, putting you at risk for complications like nerve damage and eye problems. If you suspect that you have diabetes, it’s...

Ten Tips 2 Christmas Dec 16th, 2020

Ho, Ho… How are the holidays already here! The holiday season is a wonderful time to reflect on what’s most important to us. Family, friends and definitely health! Our last blog covered holiday health and how to survive the holidays. The big take away was moderation. One meal will not...

Holiday Health Nov 25th, 2020

The holidays are here and it’s the Eve of Thanksgiving. Year after year we are frightened by the idea of this so-called “holiday weight” we might put on. As a Registered Dietitian I get asked countless times “what should I eat for Thanksgiving and the holidays?” My simple answer, “whatever you...

Diabetic Dietary Do’s Nov 17th, 2020

Proper Diabetes Management involves an entire team working together to develop a unique plan. The team usually includes a medical provider (MD, NP, PA), a CDCES (Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist), a Registered Dietitian and, of course, you the patient.  Reviewing your blood work, picking medications and determining a...

Delightful D Sep 25th, 2020

Are you catching on to the trend?  Unfortunately, mornings seem darker and the evening sun is shying away earlier and earlier. On its own, this can be upsetting, but it also has an unwanted side effect!  Vitamin D status is hugely dependent on sun exposure. Here in the northeast, the fall...

Fall time Favorite Food Sep 8th, 2020

Boo! Did I scare you?  The summer coming to an end is quite frightening, but look at the bright side, it’s never too early for pumpkins?  Stop using your Jack-o’-lantern as just decor and dig deep into its powerful nutritional value. Dig being the operative word because we are here...

Managing your Mental Health During a Stressful Time Jun 4th, 2020

The COVID-19 outbreak has proven to be a stressful time for many individuals, particularly for New Yorkers. Not only are we subject to the fear and anxiety associated with the unknown, but many may also be experiencing feelings of grief and isolation. Finding ways to reduce stress during these tough...

Weight Management for Hypothyroidism May 28th, 2020

People with thyroid conditions, such as hypothyroidism, may find they struggle with weight management after experiencing sudden and unexplained weight gain. Thyroid hormones play an essential role in fat and energy metabolism -- in other words, how the body breaks down fat for energy, as well as how the pancreas...

Ten Tips for Staying Healthy When Your Routine is Thrown Off May 21st, 2020

Given the ongoing COVID-19 crisis and the need for most of us to stay safe at home, it is easy to feel like our usual routines are thrown off. The regular schedule of going to work or school helps us feel organized and focused. Without that structure, we may feel...

Low Carb Packaged/Pantry Food Items May 14th, 2020

If you are following a low-carb diet for managing blood sugars or weight, you may find it helpful to keep a variety of snacks in your pantry that support your low-carb lifestyle and satisfy you at the same time! Below are some great snacks that you can easily grab off...

What are Fad Diets? Apr 23rd, 2020

A fad diet is a diet that is popular for a period of time without being a standard dietary recommendation. Fad diets may promise unreasonably fast weight loss and nonsensical health improvements. Usually the diet consists of highly restrictive or unusual food choices, which can lead to serious health problems...

Choosing Healthy Frozen Meals During Quarantine Apr 16th, 2020

With the COVID-19 crisis, we may find ourselves consuming more frozen meals instead of fresh fruit and vegetables, which is absolutely okay! The good news is that we can still make healthy choices by reading the Nutrition Facts panel. When possible, choose meals that have 4g of saturated fat or...

Role of Exercise in Managing Diabetes Mar 26th, 2020

Engaging in regular physical activity may actually have more benefits than you realize. Engaging in regular physical activity benefits those with diabetes and those at risk for the condition by improving blood sugar levels and heart health and also helping to manage weight.  As a good rule of thumb, people...

Introduction to Meal Prepping Mar 19th, 2020

Have you ever been so busy that you grabbed take-out for dinner because it was more convenient, or had so many things come up during the day that you forgot to eat lunch altogether?  Meal prepping is one step you can take to ensure that you are properly nourished throughout...

The Role of Fiber in Diabetes Management Mar 10th, 2020

With people who have diabetes, fiber can help play a major role in controlling blood sugar levels and live optimally. There are two types of fiber that we consume from our diets: Insoluble and soluble fiber.  Insoluble Fiber is found in foods such as wheat, vegetables and whole grains. Insoluble...

Carbohydrate Counting for Diabetes Management Nov 8th, 2019

What is Carbohydrate Counting? Carbohydrate Counting is a meal planning tool for people who have Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes. It involves keeping track of the amount of carbohydrates in the foods you eat each day. Which Foods Contain Carbohydrates? A majority of foods in our diet contains carbohydrates....