Ask An Endo: What’s up with Vitamin D

By: Dr. Richard Jackson, MD Vitamin D is everywhere these days, and in more ways than one. It is literally everywhere, as our main source of vitamin D comes from exposure to the sun. We also get some vitamin D from the supplementation of milk and some cereals. Vitamin D is crucial for bone health…

Ask an Endo: Can a person with type 1 become type 2

Question: Can a person diagnosed with type 2 diabetes convert to type 1 diabetes?   Dr. Richard Jackson:  The quick answer is no, but let’s look a little at why many people have this question. Type 2 diabetes is the most common type, comprising over 90% of all people with diabetes. At onset, people with…

Staying Healthy Checklist

Sometimes the demands of managing diabetes can be hard to keep track of. Use this staying healthy checklist as a way to stay on top of the things people with diabetes need to do to maintain good health. It always feel great to check something off the list! Download it here. .

Ask an Endo: Morning Fasting Numbers

Question: Can taking Glipizide and Metformin later in the evening help with morning fasting numbers instead of taking it in morning. I can’t seem to get fasting number down?   Dr. Richard Jackson: The short answer is that it probably won’t make much difference. High fasting glucose numbers are a common concern for people with…

Ask an Endo: Should I take a Statin Medication?

Question: Do you recommend that type 2 diabetics take a statin as a regular course of action – even if weight and cholesterol are in an optimal range? Dr. Richard Jackson:  Statins represent one of the most important medical breakthroughs of the last 50 years. They may be the most studied and safest of any…

8 Questions about Neuropathy Answered by an Endocrinologist

by Dr. Richard Jackson, Endocrinologist What is Neuropathy? Neuropathy is the term doctors use to describe nerve damage.  It occurs when the nerve endings in the body begin to malfunction. Sometimes just a single nerve can be affected, but most commonly in diabetes there is involvement of multiple nerves, usually starting in the feet. This…

An Attitude of Gratitude

By: Madeleine Ortiz When my husband and I decided to be homeowners we expected there to be some stress. We envisioned occasionally having to call the exterminator or repair a leak in the roof. Imagine our surprise, when within two months of living in our new home, we discovered a large mold problem, structural issues…

Gratitude Journal

Download a free copy of our gratitude journal here. If you found our gratitude journal helpful, click here to download our productive mornings worksheet.