You may be aware that people with type 2 diabetes have an increased risk of heart disease—but you may not know just how strong the connection is between these two conditions. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), at least 68 percent of people age 65 or older who have diabetes … Read More
More than 7 million people in the U.S. have diabetes but haven’t been diagnosed, according to recent estimates. You may wonder how so many people could have a serious disease like diabetes but be unaware of it. The primary reason is that symptoms are rare in the early stages of … Read More
For people with diabetes, managing blood sugar levels can be overwhelming. Unfortunately, one has to be on the watch for other related diseases like high blood pressure, abnormal lipid levels, heart disease, kidney disease, liver disease, and obesity. More recently, a link between diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease (AD) has been … Read More
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