A new report from Sara Middleton, writing for, tells of a peer-reviewed study in the journal Science Translational Medicine that is a bit scary. A substance called propionate (a salt from a short-chain fatty acid called propionic acid), which is commonly used as a preservative in baked goods to inhibit mold, increases insulin resistance–even at a “very low dose.” That’s bad news for us Type 2 diabetics, whose insulin resistance is already causing us problems. (But then, we should be frugal with baked goods in our diet, too!) The study, by Amir Tirosh, et al., was reported in the April 24, 2019, issue of the journal.

Feature: Diabetes Relief Chief Medical Advisor Dr. Stanley Lewis

This issue we feature our Chief Medical Advisor, Stanley Lewis, MD, MPH, who oversees all Diabetes Relief Medical Directors and medical operations. We are very fortunate to have Dr. Lewis expand his role with our medical team as we grow. His knowledge and experience are tremendous assets to the Diabetes Relief enterprise. In his medical career spanning more than 20 years, his work has been dedicated to primary patient care, clinical research, teaching, and healthcare administration. He is devoted to medical research and improving the way we approach medical conditions and deliver care. However, his most endearing quality is the sincere care he brings to the medical profession. Dr. Lewis lives by the mantra, “No one cares how much you know until they know how much you care.” Dr. Lewis is recognized as a key opinion leader in internal medicine, and he has been invited to deliver educational presentations nationally…


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