Tag: type 2 diabetics

Q&A: Grilling and Cancer Risk; Grains and Seeds; Counting Carbs

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

Lose Weight Well: Start with These Healthy Weight Loss Tips

Lose Weight Well: Start with These Healthy Weight Loss Tips

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

Diabetes Signs and Symptoms: What Are My Long-Term Risks?

Diabetes Signs and Symptoms: What Are My Long-Term Risks?

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

Signs of Diabetes: What the Symptoms Mean

Signs of Diabetes: What the Symptoms Mean

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

Diabetes Mellitus Symptoms: What If Drugs or Lifestyle Changes Fail?

Diabetes Mellitus Symptoms:
What If Drugs or Lifestyle Changes Fail?

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

Find the Diabetes Drugs Best Suited for You

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

Editor’s Letter: Prevent Widespread Damage from Diabetes

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

Managing Type 2 Diabetes

Managing Type 2 Diabetes

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

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