Diabetes and Dental Health: 12 Ways to Protect Your Smile

Did you know that there’s a very strong link between diabetes and gum disease? Diabetes affects many parts of the body, including the mouth and teeth. High blood sugar levels can create an environment in the mouth where bacteria and fungus can grow rampant and potentially affect the whole body if left untreated. It’s super important that everyone–and especially people with … Continue reading Diabetes and Dental Health: 12 Ways to Protect Your Smile

Clean Up Your Sleep Habits for Better Zzzs

Sleep was so simple when we were kids. Remember? Falling into a deep slumber was as easy as flipping a switch. But as adults, lots of things can get in the way of feeling well-rested. A good night’s sleep has been linked to better overall health, including a more robust immune system, clearer thinking and decision-making, faster recall and learning, … Continue reading Clean Up Your Sleep Habits for Better Zzzs

We’re Putting Free Diabetes Prevention Tools Into the Hands of Millions

Ready for a shocking statistic? More than half of California adults (55%), including one out of every three young adults, have either prediabetes — a condition that can lead to type 2 diabetes — or type 2 diabetes. That’s a whopping 15.5 million adults in the Golden State alone, according to a 2016 UCLA study. Countrywide, more than 86 million … Continue reading We’re Putting Free Diabetes Prevention Tools Into the Hands of Millions

The Sleep Solution: 6 Tips for Better Shuteye

What time do you tuck yourself in each night? Your answer may be more important than you think. One in three Americans don’t get enough sleep, according to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Why is this significant? Because there’s a strong connection between sleep and healthy habits. People who go to bed … Continue reading The Sleep Solution: 6 Tips for Better Shuteye

Can Type 2 Diabetes Be Reversed?

By Dr. Suneil Koliwad, Senior Yes Health Advisor We’ve all heard the stories, whether from friends or the news: diabetes might be reversible. Someone who once had to manage their blood sugar with pills or insulin shots, now doesn’t. But how applicable are these individual triumphs to the average American, and most importantly, if people have successfully kicked diabetes to … Continue reading Can Type 2 Diabetes Be Reversed?

Hawaii’s “Screen at 23” Diabetes Prevention Campaign Targets High-Risk, Lower-BMI Populations

by Dr. Suneil Koliwad, senior medical advisor for Yes Health  In a breakthrough moment earlier this week, the State of Hawaii announced plans to formally identify people who have an elevated risk for diabetes. On March 22, 2016, which coincided with the American Diabetes Associations’ national “Diabetes Alert Day,” Hawaii began a statewide effort to screen people of Asian … Continue reading Hawaii’s “Screen at 23” Diabetes Prevention Campaign Targets High-Risk, Lower-BMI Populations

What Does BMI Really Tell Us?

by Dr. Suneil Koliwad, senior medical advisor for Yes Health  We’ve all heard the term “BMI”—whether from our personal trainer or our physician. But what does it really mean? And how important is our “score” to our overall health? BMI, or body mass index, is calculated from our height and weight to give us a general measure of our body … Continue reading What Does BMI Really Tell Us?

Prediabetes Takes Center Stage in New PSA Campaign

by Dr. Suneil Koliwad, senior medical advisor for Yes Health  The American Diabetes Association (ADA), American Medical Association (AMA) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have teamed up with the Ad Council to produce a new series of short ads focused on prediabetes that launched last week. Prediabetes can lead to type 2 diabetes, which … Continue reading Prediabetes Takes Center Stage in New PSA Campaign