diabetes

Do Diabetes Medicines Work Differently for Men and Women?

March 17, 2015

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. [...]

Can Eating Turmeric Be Good For Your Diabetes?

March 16, 2015

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. [...]

Getting Over Diabetes Burnout

March 16, 2015

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. [...]

Body Mass Index and Heart Disease Risk: Is There A Connection?

March 16, 2015

There are several important numbers everyone should know — your address, phone number, social security number and date of birth. You should also know about numbers related to your body, such as height, weight and age. Do you know another important number that gives information about you? Are you familiar with your BMI? [...]

Binge-Eating In Teenage Girls Can Increase Risk of Diabetes

March 16, 2015

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. [...]

Better Mobility can Prevent Diabetes in Older Adults

March 16, 2015

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. [...]

Pollutants Linked To Obesity And Poor Health

March 3, 2015

  According to health and environmental scientists, POPs (persistent organic pollutants) are a serious public health problem. POPs are a group of substances that can stay in the environment for a long time, especially in the food we eat. This puts human health at risk in a variety of ways, [...]

Sleep May Help Lower Obesity And Diabetes Risk

February 26, 2015

Obesity is a well known risk factor for heart disease, which in itself is a risk factor for type 2 diabetes. It is also well known that eating healthier and staying active are vital to preventing or delaying the onset of obesity and diabetes. However, a study recently published in the [...]

Smoking While Pregnant May Raise Infant’s Diabetes Risk

February 16, 2015

  Smoking during pregnancy can have a severe, negative impact on the health of both the mother and her child. Past research has shown that smoking while pregnant raises the baby’s risk of: Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Lung problems Birth defects Premature birth Brain problems [...]

Diabetes Health Updates

February 3, 2015

Intensive care for type 1 diabetes may lead to longer life Caring for diabetes can be a daily challenge. No matter what kind of diabetes you have, you have to watch what you eat, get regular exercise, take medicines as prescribed, and get regular checkups with your healthcare providers. Now, a new [...]

The Future of Checking Your Blood Glucose

October 30, 2014

Managing your diabetes is hard work. Something that many people do not like doing is checking their blood glucose. The reason is simple—you have to prick your finger with a needle, often many times each day. Is there a better, easier way? For now, unfortunately, the answer is “no,” but [...]

Can Lack of Sleep Lead to Weight Gain and Diabetes?

May 31, 2014

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. [...]

Diabetes Education in China

February 20, 2014

For over 40 years, I have watched diabetes education grow and change in the United States. Quality education has really made a difference in the lives of people with diabetes. I tell my own patients that my job is to give them all the information they need to decide what they are willing and able to do to live better. [...]
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