Alcohol and Diabetes – Can You Have a Glass of Wine with Dinner?

(A guest post from Peggy Schiavo Spinozzi, Nutritionist)

This is a frequently asked question with a 1 hour answer but basically we know that alcohol can cause low blood sugars because the liver is preoccupied detoxifying the alcohol in the beverage and does not release normal glucose into the blood. Higher proof drinks like whiskey and vodka present more risk while lower alcohol content drinks such as wine and light beer are less risky.

What Is Hashimoto’s Disease?

Our team at Freeman Endocrinology has great experience in diagnosing and treating endocrine issues and in our latest post we explain more about the issue of Hashimoto’s disease.   Hashimoto’s disease is also known as Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis and it is the most common cause of hypothyroidism in the US.


Symptoms of Hashimoto’s disease can be very subtle and hard to detect.

Five Reasons to See an Endocrinologist About Your Diabetes

As a preferred endocrinologist in Philadelphia, we treat a wide variety of patients and ailments – but probably the most common condition we treat is diabetes.  Diabetes is, at its heart, an endocrine problem and  the term “diabetes” refers to a group a diseases that result in too much glucose or sugar being in the blood.  

Who Is an Endocrinologist and When Do You Need One?

Unsurprisingly, one of the most common questions we hear from our patients – particularly those coming from referrals – is “So who is an endocrinologist, anyway?”

It doesn’t surprise us when people ask – endocrinology is not the most common area of medical specialty,  and many people could potentially go their entire life without ever having to consult with an endocrinologist. 

Our Diabetes and Metabolism Specialists Explain the Link Between Diabetes and Sugar

One of the foremost considerations when analyzing medical conditions is to understand the link between the condition and the foods we consume on a day-to-day basis. Making this link can help you to improve your diet and improve your health over time. To help you understand more about diabetes and its development, our diabetes and metabolism specialists at Freeman Endocrinology are showcasing the link between diabetes and sugar,

What are the Causes and Symptoms of Hypothyroidism?

In monitoring your general heath, you need to be aware of anything unusual in the way you are feeling on a day- to- day basis.   Troubling symptoms, even if vague should be followed up on with a physician.  If you have concerns about  thyroid-related symptoms, speaking with a specialist such as the team members here at Freeman Endocrinology is the ideal step to take.

A Background on Hyperthyroidism: Symptoms and Causes

By learning more about potential endocrine health issues and their impact on your daily life, you can become more adept at identifying them when they impact you or those around you. To help guide you in learning more on one of the more common endocrinological health problems, Freeman Endocrinology is highlighting hyperthyroidism in this latest post.

Learn More on Graves’ Disease

By investigating your health conditions more closely and learning more about the possible connections between your symptoms, you can access the ideal treatment plan for ensuring your future optimal health. Our team at Freeman Endocrinology wants to support you in this effort, and in this latest post we’re providing a full overview on Graves’ disease.

An Overview of Diabetes

Diabetes is increasing in frequency in the population.  As a result, it’s important that you become proactive in understanding the condition and recognizing the symptoms. By learning more, you can protect yourself and your loved ones from the challenges associated with diabetes. In this latest post, our Freeman Endocrinology team will provide a full overview on diabetes,