diabetes medications

Can Diabetics Drink Alcohol?

If you have diabetes, you’ve probably been advised to watch your consumption of sugary soft drinks, coffees laden with flavored syrups, and sweet teas. All the sugar in those beverages can send your blood sugar skyrocketing. But can diabetics drink alcohol? After all, many alcoholic beverages contain carbohydrates, which your … Read More

The Remarkable Health Benefits of Ginger

Ginger is commonly produced in India, Jamaica, Fiji, Indonesia, and Australia. The root or underground stem (rhizomes) of Zingiber officinale (from the Zingiberaceae family) can be consumed fresh, powdered, dried as a spice, in oil form, or as juice. Any of those forms will help you enjoy the health benefits … Read More

Normal Glucose Levels: Check Your Numbers

Normal glucose levels are important to monitor, even if you have not been diagnosed with diabetes. 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 … Read More

What You Should Know About Using Melatonin for Sleep

If you’re always searching for help in how to fight insomnia, you may have wondered about using melatonin for sleep. Melatonin is an over-the-counter supplement, sold right alongside vitamins and fish oil. But can it help you achieve a restful night’s sleep? Many people have tried using melatonin for sleep … Read More

Managing Type 2 Diabetes

An astonishing 40 percent of U.S. 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, … Read More

How to Lower Blood Sugar

Medications are a must for some people with diabetes, but there are other measures you can take to manage your condition. One of the key parts of managing all types of diabetes and ensuring that treatments are effective is monitoring your blood glucose level. Many things influence your blood glucose … Read More

Vitamin B3: Keeping Your Heart and Brain Healthy

Vitamin B3—more formally known as niacin or nicotinic acid (not to be confused with nicotine!)—contributes to the function of every part of your body. It plays a key role in metabolism, is necessary for a healthy liver and nervous system, and is important in the production of sex and stress … Read More

Diabetes Medications: Which One Is Best for You?

If you watch television, you probably notice frequent ads for diabetes medications. But, if you have diabetes, how do you know if those medications would work better for you than what you're currently taking? The answer: Discuss all of the medication options with your doctor, who can explain the risks … Read More

What Is Prediabetes, and Why Should You Take It Seriously?

Watching your blood glucose (sugar) levels is critical if you’re trying to avoid type 2 diabetes and the cardiovascular complications that can accompany it. But if your levels rise to a level that your doctor describes as prediabetes, you may ask the question, "What is prediabetes and how do you fight … Read More

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