Articles by Di Bush, PhD

Menopause & Diabetes

As a woman with diabetes, you may have wondered how diabetes will affect your menopause, and how menopause may affect your diabetes. You may also have questions about taking hormones. [...]

Diabetes and Arthritis

If you have diabetes and arthritis, you may wonder if these two are related. Both diabetes and arthritis are chronic diseases. As you age, your chances of having chronic diseases increases. Also, as we get older, many of us tend to gain more weight. This extra weight adds stress on your joints, which can lead to inflammation and can lead to arthritis. [...]

Avoiding Leg Pain

Some people think that leg pain is a part of getting older. But you might be surprised to learn that a type of leg pain caused through exercise that only goes away with rest can be caused by intermittent claudication (IC). IC is a symptom of the hardening of arteries and often causes pain in the legs, which can make it hard for a person to walk. [...]

Diabetes Complications

People with diabetes are prone to complications over time. Healthcare providers all agree that strict control of blood sugar puts you at less risk for complications. This was shown clearly by the Diabetes Control and Complications Trial. Control of blood sugar is the best way to lessen your risk of complications. [...]

Diabetes Problems

Untreated diabetes, both type 1 or type 2, can lead to health problems.  Such health problems include heart disease, eye problems, and nerve damage. Making sure your blood sugar levels are in check can prevent such health problems. You can be at higher risk for issues due to your genes, but in the end it is up to you to take control of how you eat and live to lessen your risk of diabetes-related health problems.  If you have diabetes-related health problems, just know that as long as you catch the problems early, treatment can help. [...]
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