Dr. Craig Reese, DC. PC.

3000 Center Green Dr. Suite 230
Boulder, CO 80301
303-447-1300


Dr. Craig Reese, DC, PC
May 2012 Newsletter

May-Be March?
This year we seemed to have gone from February to May and skipped March and April weather almost completely.  Maybe March weather will show up this month in May and give us some of that moisture we need?!

Dysglycemia
Dysglycemia means a disorder in glucose metabolism.  This covers everything from hypoglycemia to Diabetes.  Here are some interesting facts: (http://www.diabetes.niddk.nih.gov/dm/pubs/statistics)

Fast Facts on Diabetes
Diabetes affects 25.8 million people of all ages
8.3 percent of the U.S. population

DIAGNOSED
18.8 million people

UNDIAGNOSED
7.0 million people

-Among U.S. residents ages 65 years and older, 10.9 million, or 26.9 percent, had diabetes in 2010.
-About 215,000 people younger than 20 years had diabetes—type 1 or type 2—in the United States in 2010.
-About 1.9 million people ages 20 years or older were newly diagnosed with diabetes in 2010 in the United States.
-In 2005–2008, based on fasting glucose or hemoglobin A1C (A1C) levels, 35 percent of U.S. adults ages 20 years or older had prediabetes—50 percent of adults ages 65 years or older. Applying this percentage to the entire U.S. population in 2010 yields an estimated 79 million American adults ages 20 years or older with prediabetes.
-Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure, nontraumatic lower-limb amputations, and new cases of blindness among adults in the United States.
-Diabetes is a major cause of heart disease and stroke.
-Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States.

Diagnosis
Blood tests give us the best way to predict this condition:
Fasting Glucose           Hemoglobin A1C          LDH     Triglycerides    Cholesterol      HDL     LDL
Sodium                        Potassium        Uric Acid          Lipid Phenotype

Nutrition
Nutrition gives us the best tools to reverse this trend:
-Remove simple sugars and processed foods (especially carbs) from our diet.
-Eat small meals every 3-4 hours instead of large meals 3 times a day.
-Use herbs and nutritional supplements to help repair the dysglycemia.

Below is the label from Gly-Control which is one of the supplements we use a lot to control blood sugar problems:


As the name implies, it helps to control glucose handling problems whether it is hypoglycemia, Insulin Resistance or early hyperglycemia.  1-2 per meal usually can make dramatic changes in your blood chemistry profiles.  Stopping the development of diabetes is much easier than reversing full-blown diabetes.

Those of you who recently had your blood work done at a 9 Health Fair, need to send us a copy so that we can evaluate it for you. 

Office News
The new smiling face at the front desk belongs to Cathy.  She joined our staff about two weeks ago to give Stephanie and I some help running the office.  She is a fairly recent transplant from Arizona and we were lucky enough to grab her before another office did.  She is still learning the ropes but is doing a great job for us already.

Memorial Day this year is Monday the 28th.  We will be closed both Friday the 25th and Monday the 28th to give us a long weekend to relax and unwind.  Also, I like to get as far away from Boulder and the 30,000 people coming to run that day, as possible!

Good luck to those of you participating in the Bolder Boulder and have fun at the Boulder Creek Festival!