’15 Fall/ Winter Newsletter
Oct 14, 2015

A Message from Dr. Kadambi

Diabetes: Looking beyond blood sugar control…

In keeping with November being National Diabetes month, I thought I would say a few words to outline our philosophy on treating patients with Diabetes.

While there has been a lot of emphasis in keeping blood sugars as close to normal as possible, it is just as important to optimize various other metabolic factors associated with Diabetes. These would include bringing down insulin levels as well as keeping VitD levels optimal as well as VitB12 and folate levels. Addressing and normalizing non cholesterol risk factors for Heart Disease becomes important as diabetics have a markedly increased risk for it. These may include elevated markers for inflammation such as hs-CRP(c-reactive Protein) and Homocysteine levels.

Here at Fort Wayne Endocrinology, we strive to optimize all risk factors in prevention of complications from Diabetes. It also becomes important to screen at risk individuals to diagnose Metabolic Syndrome, which can be a precursor to developing Diabetes. Treating Metabolic Syndrome can be very gratifying if one can prevent the onset of Diabetes. Several of the complications of Diabetes develop even before the blood sugars go up. This is why it becomes so important to diagnose and treat Metabolic Syndrome.

Normalizing blood sugars and ignoring the rest of the metabolic picture is like saving a tree only to lose the forest!

Office Updates

  • Dr. Kadambi’s 2016 Docs on Call schedule is available in the lobby. He will include a variety of interesting topics to benefit your health. Pick up your schedule today!

Did You Know?

November is Diabetic Awareness Month

Ask your Provider about an A1c test. It gathers your blood glucose data over a period of three months. Type 2 diabetics have a harder time breaking down sugar in their body and converting it to fuel. Sugar then builds up in the bloodstream and does damage to the nerves and blood vessels. Exercise and diet play a big part in reversing Type 2 diabetes. Do your part. Exercise and eat healthy.

Cooking in a slow cooker retains the maximum nutrients, due to low evaporation of a closed system. The ingredients stay mostly intact. Maintaining quality and healthier eating.

Employee Feature                                              

Natalie Kaminski, Lab Assistant

Natalie has been a member of the Fort Wayne Endocrinology team for 11 years. She started her medical career working as a front desk manager at Northeast OB/GYN. After holding that

that position for several years, Natalie decided to move to the clinical side of medicine. She then took a position in the onsite laboratory of Northeast OB/GYN.

In 2003, she left Northeast OB/GYN to join the family at Fort Wayne Endocrinology. Natalie works full time in the lab, but has also been cross trained to help with other duties of the practice.

Natalie enjoys working at Fort Wayne Endocrinology and considers helping patients to a healthier life a precious gift.

Healthy Recipe

Cinnamon Pear Crisp (Diabetes Self- Management Magazine, Sept/Oct 2015)

  • 8 pears peeled and sliced
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened apple juice concentrate

  • 1/2 cup golden raisins

  • 1/4 cup plus 3 tablespoons all purpose flour, divided

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1/3 cup quick oats

  • 3 tablespoons packed dark brown sugar

  • 3 tablespoons margarine, melted

Preheat oven to 375F. Lightly grease an 11×7 baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. Combine pears, apple juice, raisins, 3 tablespoons flour and cinnamon in a large bowl. Mix and transfer to baking dish. Combine oats, remaining 1/4 cup flour, brown sugar and margarine in a medium bowl; stir until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle over pear mixture. Bake 1 hour or until golden brown. Cool in pan.

Makes 12 servings

  • Nutrients per Serving: Calories 179, Total fat 4g, Saturated Fat 1g, Protein 2g, Carbs 38g, Chol 0mg, Sodium 40 mg
  • Dietary Exchange: ½ Bread/Starch, ½ Fat, 2 Fruit