Diabetes is the third-leading cause of death in the U.S. after heart disease and cancer, according to findings published in PLOS ONE, Jan. 25. But while the condition can wreak havoc if it goes untreated, it is manageable if blood sugar is adequately controlled. “Medications can help with this,” says
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Olive leaf extract has been shown to be as effective as the blood pressure medication Captopril. It also lowers cholesterol, triglycerides, and blood sugar.
Q. Is it safest to avoid grilling foods because of increased risk of colon cancer?
A. Joel B. Mason, MD, Tufts professor of medicine and nutrition, answers, “Although the existing evidence falls short of being ‘proof positive,’ scientific studies continue to be published on a regular basis that suggest that regular
My goal as a doctor is to help my patients become healthy and stay that way. For many patients, that involves losing weight. Educating my patients about the real underlying causes of weight gain, teaching them about nutrition, and working with them to lose weight—focusing on healthy weight loss—is one
If you’ve experienced diabetes signs and symptoms, your healthcare provider may have told you about short-term risks of poorly controlled diabetes, among them them diabetic emergencies or diabetic shock.
These aren’t the only reasons, however, that you need to keep your diabetes signs and symptoms tightly controlled. (See also our
Many of the same symptoms can be seen in people with type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes; however, people with type 1 diabetes tend to have more severe and more sudden-onset symptoms. Conversely, some people with type 2 symptoms may have few or no signs of diabetes, particularly in
When diabetes cannot be well-controlled with medication and changes in diet and exercise, your doctor may evaluate you as a candidate for possible surgical options or guide you toward a clinical research trial.
Transplantation: There are two main types of transplantation performed in diabetics, pancreatic transplantation, and islet cell transplantation. Both
The days in which the only treatment for type 2 diabetes was insulin injections are long past. Now, new classes of FDA-approved drugs and new drug combinations allow physicians to individualize treatment based on the specific needs of the 29 million Americans who have the condition, half of whom are
By Orli R. Etingin, MD, Editor-in-Chief
Diabetes is a silent disease. There’s usually no pain until it’s advanced, and in its early stages, it can be easily confused with other conditions. But diabetes has many long-term consequences, especially for women whose blood vessels are smaller than those of men. Diabetes damages
An astonishing 40% of US adults will develop diabetes in their lifetime.1 Type 2 diabetes mellitus is a chronic disease that results primarily from abdominal obesity, which leads to resistance to the hormone insulin. Poorly controlled type 2 diabetes is associated with a shockingly wide range of life-threatening complications, including