• Forget Food Labels

    Everyone is trying to lose weight.  We are entranced by the latest diets.  You think, “Maybe after I do this diet, I can actually keep the weight off this time.”   For a brief shining moment when you are analyzing your food behavior, you actually seem to get it.  You are not hungry when you are […]

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  • HELP YOUR DIABETES MEDICATION WORK

    Current medications to treat diabetes are vast improvements over the past when all we had was insulin and sulfonylureas.  Many medications now actually correct multiple underlying genetic defects which cause Type 2 Diabetes. Unfortunately, these new medications are NOT MAGIC!!  They will not let you eat anything you want.  They will not make you exercise.  […]

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  • What’s next after Metformin?

    So many choices.  Medications for diabetes have exploded in number over the past few years.  Metformin, of course, is the first therapy for most people with insulin resistance, prediabetes or Type 2 diabetes.  But if the sugar can’t be controlled, what do you do? If your A1C is still over 7% on metformin and is […]

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  • Happy 95th Birthday, Metformin

    The chemical metformin is contained in the French lilac and was used for 2000 years.  In 1922, the molecule was isolated from the plant and used to lower blood sugar in rabbits by 1929.  However, the discovery of insulin eclipsed all other diabetes medications until the 1950s. By the 1950s, researchers realized that Diabetes is […]

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  • 4 steps to make clinical research better than flossing your teeth

    Every thought to yourself “I’m seeing my dentist Monday, I better floss my teeth”?   How about when the “out-of-town” boss visits your office?  Do you dress just a litter better for work?  There is something about being watched or measured that puts us on our best behavior.   The same is true if your medical doctor […]

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  • Wondering about Clinical Research?

      What do you think of when you hear the words, Clinical Research?  Do you think of Dr. Bunsen Honeydew and Beaker blowing up a lab?  Do rats or mice come into play?  How about Dr. Frankenstein and his electric bill? At Lucas Research, we have a more helpful and less frightening approach.  Clinical Research involves […]

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  • Why can’t I lose any more weight?

    You have started on your weight loss quest.  Eating well. Exercising.  The two pounds per week comes off like magic.  You may be able to make your goal weight prior to your cousin’s wedding.  Then it stops.  No further weight loss.  What happened? Reaching a  plateau may be helpful when you are climbing a steep […]

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  • Wild Animals don’t need Weight Watchers

    Humans are constantly obsessed with their weight.  We watch our calories, our fats, our carbs.  Why do we have to be so careful?  One group of animals on the planet does not need to even give diets a second thought. Animals in the wild are not concerned about gaining too much weight.  Pretend you are […]

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  • Eating Healthy: Try Some Of These Sweet Treats

    Eating healthy will keep your blood glucose levels maintained properly. Choosing the right diet can be difficult, but with the right resources, you can master clean, healthy eating with no problem. At Lucas Research we offer helpful tips to keep your lifestyle as normal as possible as you live with diabetes. You can reverse your […]

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  • New Development: Smart Insulin Patch

    Besides using a glucometer or one of the new technologies proposed in the past for checking blood glucose levels, the newly developed smart insulin patch may be the perfect solution to replace pricking altogether.  Although Lucas Research is not participating in this study, this new method of monitoring through a self-adhesive patch is close to release. […]

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