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Diabetes Diet: What You Should and Shouldn’t Eat

Diabetes Diet: What You Should and Shouldn’t Eat

What can diabetics eat? That’s a natural question that people with diabetes may ask their doctors. With so many choices available to you, it’s only natural wonder about which foods to avoid with diabetes. But a diabetes diet isn’t only about which, if any, types of foods are off limits.

On the Lookout: Diabetes Symptoms in Men

On the Lookout: Diabetes Symptoms in Men

Diabetes symptoms in men can mirror those in women, but there are some differences, as we discuss here. It helps to first understand what diabetes is: a condition characterized by elevated blood glucose levels, which can lead to a number of serious complications.

In people without diabetes, the pancreas produces the

Diabetes: What Are Normal Glucose Levels?

Diabetes: What Are Normal Glucose Levels?

Diabetes, also known as diabetes mellitus, is the name of a group of diseases in which the body is unable to properly utilize blood sugar (glucose) for energy. There are three primary forms of diabetes—type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, and gestational diabetes—and, in each case, the body is unable

Ask the Doctor: Whole-Grain Foods & Diabetes; Melatonin

Q: I have had type 2 diabetes for more than 20 years. Should I eat whole-grain foods? I know they are touted for their health benefits, but they are high in carbohydrates, and years ago, I was told to limit my carbohydrate intake.

A: Carbohydrates, which were once considered by many

Many Diabetes Patients Unaware of Possible Vision Loss

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

Carbohydrates Are Not the Enemy: You Need Them for Energy

Foods high in carbohydrates have been vilified by many popular fad diets, and they continue to get a lot of negative press. But your body needs carbs to function optimally—the key is eating the right kinds of carbs.

“In reality, carbs are the main source of fuel for your brain and

Diabetic Breakfast: How to Plan Your Morning Meal

Diabetic Breakfast: How to Plan Your Morning Meal

You’ve heard the saying that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. This is based in part on studies showing that breakfast can help jumpstart your metabolism for the day and on studies that have demonstrated an association between skipping breakfast and being overweight. As you fast overnight,

Manage Your Cholesterol to Improve Your Heart Health

The heart muscle thrives on a continuous supply of oxygen-rich blood from arteries on its surface, called coronary arteries. When cholesterol builds up in the arteries, blood flow slows down, and the result can be chest pain, or angina.

The accumulated cholesterol in the arterial walls are called plaques. These plaques

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