Diabetes

Diabetes

Many Diabetes Patients Unaware of Possible Vision Loss

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Fewer than 50 percent of adults who are experiencing vision loss caused by diabetes report that they have been told by a doctor that diabetes could damage their eyesight, according to a study that appeared online Dec. 19, 2013 in JAMA Ophthalmology.

Researchers who collected data on 798 diabetes patients found  … Read More

Women With Diabetes at Higher Stroke Risk Than Men

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Diabetes is associated with an increased risk of stroke in women, but not in men, according to research published online Feb. 24, 2014 in the journal Diabetologia.

Researchers analyzed data on more than 10,000 men and 19,000 women with type 2 diabetes and discovered that, as A1C levels (a measure of  … Read More

6 Strategies for Better Blood Sugar After Meals

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Controlling type 2 diabetes requires spot-checking blood sugar, including after you eat. “The highest blood sugars of the day tend to be after meals,” says Richard Siegel, MD, an endocrinologist and co-director of the Diabetes and Lipid Center at Tufts Medical Center. Blood sugar spikes—temporary high readings—after meals can be  … Read More

Signs of Aging—or Diabetes?

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Many people with diabetes do not even know they have it, according to The National Diabetes Statistics Report, 2014 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Approximately 29 million Americans have the disease and almost 28 percent are undiagnosed, with the biggest group being those age 65 and older.

“Older  … Read More

Diagnosis: Prediabetes

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The word “pre” may sound innocuous, but a prediabetes diagnosis is one to be taken very seriously. According to cardiologist Karol Watson, MD, UCLA Medical Center, the leading cause of death for people with diabetes is heart disease.

“The damage doesn’t just start once diabetes is diagnosed,” explains Dr. Watson. “The  … Read More



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