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Possible Causes of CV Complications in Type 2 Diabetes

Savannah Helm Uncategorized

Two possible causes of the cardiovascular consequences of Type 2 (T2DM) stand out: lower nitric oxide (NO) production and increased advanced glycation end products (AGEs).1

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Introducing: Next Step Clinical Courses

Kathy King Uncategorized

This summer we’ve launched a new line of products: The Next Step Clinical Course! We wanted to add fresh topics to our clinical CE offerings on topics that our loyal customers have suggested.  What’s special about Next Step Courses?

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What Really Happens with Chronic Hyperglycemia?

Savannah Helm Uncategorized

Reports show that only about 30% of people with Type 2 Diabetes (T2DM) achieve good blood glucose control.1 Despite the number of therapies available for T2DM, including:

  • exogenous insulin, and
  • medications that decrease glucose release from the liver,
  • increased use of glucose by skeletal muscles, or
  • delays in the absorption of glucose from food.

The micro and macro vascular complications remain a challenge. It is now known that these complications are a result of chronic high levels of blood sugar that result in long term oxidative stress, chronic inflammation, non-enzymatic glycation of proteins, and epigenetic changes. Overproduction of free radicals from oxidative stress appears to be the link that unites hyperglycemia and the multiple biochemical forces that result in diabetes complications.

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Recipe Calculations 300% Off? Are You Using Best Practices?

Savannah Helm Uncategorized

Learn from the best! Using our training course with the book, Recipe Nutrient Analysis: best practices for calculated and chemical analysis, promotes confidence that nutrient values given to clients are accurate.

As the Menu Labeling law is set to take effect in May 2018, the RDN is primed to take the lead role in recipe analysis for foodservice establishments.

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Reversing Fatty Liver Epidemic with Nutrition and Lifestyle

Savannah Helm Uncategorized

To date, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most common cause of liver disease in the Western world and may affect as many as 30% of US adults.1 NAFLD is often described as the liver’s manifestation of metabolic syndrome affecting 75% of the persons who are overweight and 90% of those who are obese.2 As a result of the rising incidence in obesity, and gradual changes in hepatic structure and function as we age, the risk of liver disease and related mortality increases.

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