Category Archives: Biochemistry

My opinion on the dietary management of diabetes…

There are several conditions that seem to be everywhere nowadays; people being treated for high cholesterol, high blood pressure and diabetes are a few that stand out. It’s not uncommon for people to bring in a pile of prescriptions for me to dispense, and the shopping bag (yes, some people get a full bag each month, and then some) contains several diabetes medications. For the most part, I’m referring to type 2 diabetes,┬ábut sometimes this can include type 1 (auto-immune, where the body doesn’t produce enough insulin) or gestational diabetes (develops during pregnancy). Continue reading

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Dose isn’t just for medication…

The thought came to me last night that really, food and what we eat can be thought of in terms of how I was taught about medications. In general, the difference between how a drug works and how it causes harm is the dose. Continue reading