BFC 006: Diabetes 101…What Causes It and Why

Disordered metabolism. It’s how Frederick Banting, the doctor who first administered insulin, defined diabetes. He described it as the body’s inability to burn carbohydrate, as well as protein and fat. The carbohydrates we eat are the first nutrients our bodies use for energy. The body converts carbs into glucose, and then releases glucose into...
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BFC 005: What Exactly Is Neuropathy?

BFC 005: What Exactly Is Neuropathy? The average person walks about 115,000 miles in a lifetime: more than four trips around the globe. So diabetic neuropathy, the nerve damage that affects the legs and feet of 60 to 70 percent of all diabetics, can be a debilitating problem. Diabetes results when the body is unable to take up glucose, ei...
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BFC 004: Is Benfotiamine Useful in Treating Neuropathy?

OUR CUSTOMER IS SPEAKING and she thinks Benfotiamine let her paint again! “I have had Type 1 Diabetes for almost 40 years but my A1C has always been < 6 or 7. Despite the obsessive care I take in keeping my blood sugar stable, I developed neuropathy in my fingers and toes 2 years ago. I am an artist and I depend on touch. When the neuropathy...
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BFC 012: 34 Florida Natural Health Food Stores You Will Love!

For patients with diabetes, healthy food is more than a choice. It’s a requirement. It’s a quality-of-life issue that has far-reaching consequences. Recent studies indicate that all generations, from Baby Boomers to Generation Z, are willing to pay more for healthy food. In fact, global sales of healthy food products were predicted to hit $1 bi...
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BFC 011: 10 Diabetes Podcasts You Should Invest Time Listening To

Diabetes doesn’t compartmentalize. It doesn’t only affect part of your life. Rather, it impacts every aspect, from your diet to your daily routine and even your sleep schedule. There is never a moment when diabetes isn’t a priority. As a result, it’s worth your while to learn all that you can about the disease. The more knowledge you have, the ...
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