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Incretin Hormones: The role of GIP and GLP-1  

Written by Kelsey Schaffstall Young MS, RDN, LDN On May 13 2022, the Food and Drug Administration approved a new medication called Mounjaro (tirzepatide) for the treatment of Type 2 diabetes.1 Results from clinical trials have shown that it is even more effective at regulating blood glucose and promoting weight loss than existing diabetes drugs.1…

Diabetes Medications: Understanding The Options

Written by: Kenzie Provencher, Dietetic Intern There are so many different medications for the management of diabetes it can be hard to understand where all the recommendations come from, and why your doctor has recommended one medication over another. In this blog we’ll dive into a brief explanation of some of the considerations for choosing…

What To Know About Gestational Diabetes

Encountering gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) during pregnancy can be daunting. Some people understandably feel anxious about whether they will develop GDM, and if so, how it will affect the health of their pregnancy. GDM is a common pregnancy complication that occurs in about 10% of pregnancies (1). Yet, it can be helpful to gain more…

Diabetes and Dietary Supplements

The dietary supplement business is a billion dollar industry. It is unregulated by the FDA and is often unsupported by science. However, what if people with diabetes need supplements? What nutrients might be lacking in people with diabetes? What are some reasons that people with diabetes need supplements? Is there any harm in taking them?…

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