Prediabetes & Prevention Brigham City UT

The problem of prediabetes, defined as overly high blood sugar (a fasting glucose level of 100 to 125 milligrams per deciliter or a two-hour glucose reading of 140 to 99), isn't just that it's the stepping'stone to the full-blown disease.

Laura Burgher Fisher, MD
(435) 753-4016
1590 Canyon Rd
Providence, UT
Specialties
Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Dr. Keith L. Blauer
(801) 878-8888
10150 Petunia Way
Sandy, UT
Business
Reproductive Care Center
Specialties
Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility
Insurance
Insurance Plans Accepted: Aetna, Blue Cross, Beechstreet, Cigna, CCN, Coventry, DMBA, Educators Mutual, First Health, Humana, Multi Network, PCHS, PEHP (not Summit), Private Health Care Systems, Select Health (not Select Med), Tall Tree Administratiors, Unicare, United Healthcare
Medicare Accepted: No
Workmens Comp Accepted: No
Accepts Uninsured Patients: Yes
Emergency Care: Yes

Doctor Information
Primary Hospital: Alta View
Residency Training: Obstetrics and Gynecology at Keesler USAF Medical Center in Biloxi Mississippi
Medical School: University of Washington School of Medicine , 1983
Additional Information
Member Organizations: He is a member of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), the Society of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (SREI), the Society of Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART), the Society of Reproductive Surgeons (SRS), The Endocrine Soc
Awards: Dr. Blauer has been on the faculty of four medical schools including the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS), Wright State University (WSU), University of South Carolina (USC) and the M

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David L Donaldson, MD
(913) 588-6326
615 Arapeen Dr Ste 100
Salt Lake City, UT
Specialties
Pediatrics, Pediatric Endocrinology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Los Angeles, Ucla Sch Of Med, Los Angeles Ca 90024
Graduation Year: 1976

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Michael Theron Swinyard, MD
(801) 773-8644
1580 W Antelope Dr Ste 100
Layton, UT
Specialties
Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: University of Utah: MD: 1984
Graduation Year: 1984

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Joel R L Ehrenkranz, MD
(801) 918-5586
5742 Harold Gatty Dr
Salt Lake City, UT
Specialties
Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Stanford Univ Sch Of Med, Stanford Ca 94305
Graduation Year: 1977

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Dr. Harry H. Hatasaka
(801) 878-8888
10150 Petunia Way
Sandy, UT
Business
Reproductive Care Center
Specialties
Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility
Insurance
Insurance Plans Accepted: Atena, Beechstreet, BCBS, Cigna, CCN, Coverntry Health, DMBA, Educators Mutal, First Health, Humana, Multiplan Network, PCHS, PEHP (not Summit), Private Health Care Systems, Select Health (not Select Med or Value), Tall Tree Administators, Unicare and Uni
Medicare Accepted: No
Workmens Comp Accepted: No
Accepts Uninsured Patients: Yes
Emergency Care: Yes

Doctor Information
Primary Hospital: Alta View
Residency Training: Case Western Reserve University in obstetrics and gynecology
Medical School: Medical College of Virginia, 1983
Additional Information
Member Organizations: He became the interim Medical Director of the Utah Center for Reproductive Medicine in 1994 and assumed the Medical Directorship in 1997.
Awards: Dr. Hatasaka has an excellent reputation as a board certified reproductive endocrinologist and served as the medical director of the IVF program at the University of Utah from 1994 until 2009.
Languages Spoken: English,Spanish,Chinese

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Vijay Shivaswamy
(801) 581-2121
50 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

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James S Heiner
(801) 878-8888
10150 Petunia Way
Sandy, UT
Specialty
Endocrinology

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Bruce Ryan Brady, MD
(801) 535-8398
867 Roosevelt Ave
Salt Lake City, UT
Specialties
Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1997

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Susan Mahmoud Abu-Khalaf, MD
(801) 581-7761
615 Arapeen Dr Ste 100
Salt Lake City, UT
Specialties
Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Jordan University School of Medicine: MD: 1998
Graduation Year: 1998

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Heal Thyself - Spotlight on Prediabetes

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By Christie Aschwanden

When Karen Bouse was in her late forties, a series of puzzling dizzy spells sent her to the doctor’s office. It turned out the dizziness was linked to stress, but the blood tests her doctor ordered yielded an unpleasant surprise—Bouse was prediabetic.

Like most of us, Bouse was well aware of the epidemic of diabetes that’s been wreaking havoc with the health of some 18 million Americans. But she was taken aback to learn that another 41 million of us suffer from prediabetes—a condition that’s risky in its own right—and that she was one of them.

The problem of prediabetes, defined as overly high blood sugar (a fasting glucose level of 100 to 125 milligrams per deciliter or a two-hour glucose reading of 140 to 99), isn’t just that it’s the stepping-stone to the full-blown disease. A study of more than a million people published last January found that just being prediabetic was linked to developing, and dying from, several types of cancer. “And simply having blood sugar levels in the prediabetic range puts people at 50 percent greater risk of heart disease or stroke,” says Massachusetts General Hospital dietitian Linda Delahanty, author of Beating Diabetes.

For Bouse, now 62, these statistics hit close to home. Her diabetic mother had her first heart attack at age 56 and died at 62. Among her five siblings, Bouse is the only one who hasn’t either developed diabetes or suffered a heart attack.

That’s largely because she was lucky enough to have gotten tested early—something more of us should be doing, says endocrinologist Robert Rizza, president-elect of the American Diabetes Association. Since prediabetes lurks silently, most people who have it don’t have a clue they’re in danger. If you’ve been steadily gaining weight that you can’t seem to shed, don’t exercise regularly, have a family history of diabetes, or are over 45, you should have your blood sugar checked, then rechecked every three to five years.

And if it’s high, what then? At least there’s one bright spot in this dreary picture: Prediabetes can be reversed, without resorting to medication. Here’s what you need to do.

Get moving
One of the simplest ways to move yourself out of the prediabetic category is to, well, move.

A landmark study published in the New England Journal of Medicine in 2002 showed that building even a little exercise into your day (along with dietary changes, more about which later) can substantially cut blood sugar levels.

The trial, known as the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP), enrolled 3,234 prediabetic people to examine whether diabetes could be prevented. The participants were assigned to one of three groups. One took the diabetes drug metformin, another group got a placebo, and the third started exercising and tweaked their diets.

The results were so dramatic that researchers stopped the trial early so that everyone in the study could take up the lifestyle program. People in the diet and exercise group reduced their...

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