Did you know that diabetes medicines work differently for every patient?How your body responds to a medicine can depend on how long you have had diabetes, if you have other diseases, or whether you experience side effects from some of theingredients.But did you know that your sex can alsoeffect the way diabetes medicines work?Recent research has found that one diabetes drug, metformin, may have very different effects in men and women. [...]
You probably know that diabetes is a serious disease that affects millions of Americans today. If not treated properly, it can damage your heart, kidneys, nerves, and eyes.In many cases, medicines (including insulin) are needed to treat type 2 diabetes. Sometimes, if caught early enough,diabetes can be treated with exercise and healthy eating. [...]
Ginger Vieira has lived with type 1 diabetes and celiac disease since 1999. She is the author of Your Diabetes Science Experiment and Emotional Eating with Diabetes, and currently works as a freelance writer. [...]
Could binge eating lead to diabetes? Teenage girls and young-adult women sometimes eat in a disordered way because they worry too much about their bodies, or they may be looking for approval from friends, or suffering from depression. Although many cases of disordered eating involve restricting food, binge-eating is also a problem. Research from the “Growing Up Today Study” suggests that teenage or young-adult women who binge eat have more risk of getting type 2 diabetes. The scientists were surprised to find that a person’s weight, which is normally a risk factor for getting diabetes, did not seem to play a role in their findings. [...]
Optimal diabetes care involves eating healthy balanced meals, staying active, and following your healthcare provider’s suggested medicine regimen. As you get older, these tasks may be harder to do because of vision problems and a loss of lean muscle that can make being active more difficult. A recent study has found that older adults who are less mobile may be at higher risk for diabetes. [...]
It may come as no surprise to you to learn that overweight, obesity, and diabetes are some of the most common medical problems found in adults today. Part of what is so alarming about these diseases is that they put you at risk for a variety of other health problems, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and heart attacks. [...]
Dealing with diabetes can be a huge task, but by taking small steps toward simple healthy habits, you can achieve lasting control.
Let’s take a look at three key areas of health - nutrition, exercise and behavior - and habits in each of these areas that can help you have better blood glucose control and a better quality of life. [...]