What’s the picture perfect diet to both fend off and treat type 2 diabetes? Well, the latest science paints a portrait of a diet lush with plants in every color, texture, and category, including a rainbow of fruits and vegetables, crunchy whole grains, earthy beans, and crisp nuts and seeds. … Read More
When it comes to determining health risks, cholesterol numbers are given a great deal of attention, but there’s another substance that’s often neglected: triglycerides.
“Triglycerides are a form of lipids [fats] in the blood, as are the various types of cholesterol. After a meal, unneeded calories are stored as triglycerides and then … Read More
Diabetes is associated with a range of potentially serious complications, including pain and other symptoms in the extremities due to neuropathy: nerve damage that prevents the transmission of information from the body to the brain. When the arms, hands, legs and feet are affected, the condition is known as peripheral … Read More
If you’re diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, it’s important to manage your blood sugar levels, since high blood sugar can result in serious health complications. Diabetes more than doubles your risk of heart attack and stroke, and accounts for one-third of all cases of kidney failure. It slows blood flow … Read More
Q. What is prediabetes and can it be reversed?
A. Prediabetes is a condition in which a person’s blood glucose level is higher than normal but not high enough to fall into type 2 diabetes range. Another term doctors use for prediabetes is impaired glucose tolerance. If you have prediabetes, you … Read More
New Guidelines for Diabetes Treatment
The American Diabetes Association (ADA) has recently released its 2018 Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes. The ADA recommends that patients who have type 2 diabetes and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease use medications that have proven cardiovascular benefits, such as Victoza®, and/or medications associated with mortality reduction, … Read More
Many people have diabetes but don’t know it—it’s estimated that as many as 7.2 million people with diabetes haven’t been diagnosed. One reason for this is that symptoms are rare in the early stages of diabetes, so people simply aren’t aware that their health is compromised. However, diabetes is a … Read More
Risk of Blindness Greater in Type 2 Diabetes Patients With Sleep Apnea
Research from the United Kingdom has revealed that patients who suffer from both type 2 diabetes and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) are at greater risk of developing a condition that leads to blindness. OSA is a condition in which … Read More
Cinnamon has long done double duty in cooking and as a folk remedy for various ailments. Today, scientists are studying cinnamon to see if it improves blood sugar, particularly in type 2 diabetes.
“Although there have been some positive reviews of studies on cinnamon supplements and blood sugar control, they haven’t … Read More
If you’ve struggled to lose weight and develop a lifestyle that will help prevent type 2 diabetes, you may just need a little more education and support. One resource that may help is the National Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP).
About the DPP
The DPP was developed by the U.S. Centers for Disease … Read More