Diabetes: Are you at risk?

January 27, 2017
Hosted by Susan Downs, MD

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Episode Description

Blood sugar stabilization is essential as each blood glucose spike and dip can cause brain damage. Diabetes increases the risk of heart disease and dementia four fold. Yet persons with normal blood glucose can have the same increased risks because the process towards diabetes starts long before it can be measured in the doctor's office. The risks for diabetes start when the fasting morning glucose levels are 81: the risk for heart disease starts when the the fasting glucose levels are 84. We cannot rely on normal medical laboratory values to be sure that we are healthy. Typically, lab values that are based on 95 % of the population most of whom have chronic diseases. Also, lab values do not typically appear abnormal until a person is 75 % along the path toward the chronic disease. Learn how to "look under the hood." to assess the status your metabolic status and risks for diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

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Susan Downs, MD

Dr. Susan is boarded in Integrative Medicine and in Psychiatry, is a certified IFM practitioner and certified in the American Academy of Antiaging Medicine. She works at the University of California, San Francisco and is on the Psychiatry Consultant Registry (UK). She has Masters Degrees in engineering from MIT and Stanford and a Masters in Public Health from Loma Linda Medical Center.

Based between San Francisco and Bloomsbury (London), she is the president of the cutting edge, Silicon Valley Health Institute (SVHI), has worked in ten countries and studied many healing modalities. Previously, she worked for the NHS in the UK, was an assistant professor at INSEAD (European School for Business Administration), and was a foreign service officer managing alternative energy projects in Asia. She is also a film-maker with two multi award winning films on health. Her interests include medicine, economics, spirituality and making the world a better place.

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