Food Cravings & Premenstrual Syndrome

Anjani Upponi, RDN, CDE, LDN
It’s not all in the mind! Food cravings before, during and after a woman’s menstrual cycle are very real. Powerful hormones wreak havoc with the body, not to mention the mind; attacks...

Understanding A1C, “The Test That Does Not Lie”

Anjani Upponi, RDN, CDE, LDN
“I just had my AC1, no, AC something….oh, what’s it called”. It’s that 3 month test that does not lie; I think it needs to be below 7. I don’t know what that...

Type Too Diabetes?

Anjani Upponi, RDN, CDE, LDN
There was a mix of confusion and dismay on her face, denial was competing with anger as she processed what I had just said. “You have Type Too diabetes ma’am,” I declared. My...

November Is National Diabetes Month

Anjani Upponi, RDN, CDE, LDN
Diabetes is a challenging disease to live with. The chronicity of the condition is what makes it challenging to manage. Imagine having to make decisions such as what to eat, how much to eat, when...

The Diabetes 'Breathalyzer'

Anjani Upponi, RDN, CDE, LDN
(University of Pittsburgh)  People living with diabetes keep track of their blood sugars using an invasive and relatively expensive method. At diagnosis, blood is drawn from the arm, involving...

Artificial Sweeteners. Caution! Not All You Can Eat.

Anjani Upponi, RDN, CDE, LDN
Ever since our palates were introduced to artificial sweeteners, they have been surrounded by controversy. Recently the role of sweeteners in blood glucose regulation as well as weight loss has...

Potential Cure for Type 1 Diabetes

Anjani Upponi, RDN, CDE, LDN
Researchers at Boston Children’s Hospital may have come closer (perhaps the closest yet) to finding a cure for Type 1 diabetes.

Would someone please tell me what "exercise regularly" really means?

Anjani Upponi, RDN, CDE, LDN
We’ve heard it before and continue to hear from almost everyone, from Mom right up to the Surgeon General, “exercise regularly”! Help! Someone please de-code that for me. Evidence...

What is "Pre-Diabetes"? Why does it matter?

Anjani Upponi, RDN, CDE, LDN
Seems like every time you turn around someone you know is being diagnosed with pre-diabetes. Either they have been told they have impaired glucose tolerance or insulin resistance; you are not alone...

Dougherty's Forest Park Moving!

This June Dougherty's Pharmacy Forest Park location is moving to 6090 Campbell Road, Suite 100. Our new location will be located at the Southeast corner of Campbell Road and Preston Road to better...