Holiday Treats

10 Holiday Survival Tips If You Have Diabetes

Tags: blood sugar, diabetes, glucose, healthy diet, holiday season, holidays, obesity, snacking, Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes

The holidays tempt us with sugary, rich foods. Is it OK to indulge a little, even though you have diabetes? Marwan Hamaty, MD, talks about holiday challenges for those with diabetes.


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Drinking Alcohol and Diabetes: Do They Mix?

Tags: alcohol, diabetes, holiday season, holidays, Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes

During the holidays especially you may be invited to have a glass of wine or a festive drink. According to the American Diabetes Association, most people with diabetes can enjoy alcohol in moderation. But if you have diabetes, you'll want to take some extra precautions if you choose to drink.


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How to Deal With Nerve Pain If You Have Diabetes

Tags: blood sugar, diabetes, diabetic neuropathy, foot pain, nerve damage, peripheral neuropathy, sugar, Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes

People with elevated or hard to control blood sugar are more susceptible to health problems that include nerve damage (diabetic neuropathy). Find out how to deal with nerve pain resulting from diabetes.


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Low-Carb Eating May Be Best for Weight Loss, Heart Health

Tags: carbohydrates, diabetes, fiber, healthy diet, heart healthy diet, Mediterranean diet, saturated fat, weight loss

If you’re looking for a heart-healthy weight-loss diet to try, it appears that low-carbohydrate might be more effective than low-fat.


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Could a Blood Test Someday Diagnose Lung Cancer?

Tags: blood test, cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), COPD, diabetes, lung cancer, Lung Cancer Awareness month, lungs, smoking

Doctors someday might diagnose lung cancer through a simple blood test – which would enable detection of the disease at an earlier stage and could result in more effective treatment.


Oxygen

How Breathing Pure Oxygen Can Heal Tough Wounds: Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Tags: diabetes, diabetes treatment, feet, foot ulcers, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT), peripheral neuropathy, Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes, wound care, wounds

If you have a wound that won't heal, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is effective and painless. Patients can nap or read as they breathe 100 percent pure oxygen in a large, clear, tube-like chamber.


Diabetes Test Strips

Why You Shouldn’t Buy Diabetes Test Strips from Resellers

Tags: blood glucose test, diabetes, diabetes treatment, insulin, patient safety, product recalls, safety standards, type 1, Type 1 diabetes, Type 2, Type 2 diabetes

Purchasing blood glucose test strips from resellers is a cheaper alternative, but they can give you unreliable test results and could even endanger your health.


The Best Bypass Surgery Option

The Best Bypass Surgery Option for Diabetic Patients

Tags: bypass surgery, coronary artery disease, diabetes, Dr. Sabik, heart and vascular institute, heart surgery

Diabetes complicates coronary bypass surgery, but one type of grafting in particular maximizes outcomes for diabetic patients as it does for many others.


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Gastric Bypass is as Safe as Commonly Performed Surgeries

Tags: bariatric, bariatric surgery, diabetes, gastric bypass, laparoscopic surgery, Type 2 diabetes

A new study shows that complication and death rates for laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery for patients with type 2 diabetes is comparable to some of the safest and most commonly performed surgeries in the United States.


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Diabetes and Sleep Apnea: What You Need To Know

Tags: diabetes, sleep, sleep apnea, Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes

If you have diabetes, it is critical to manage your sleep apnea in order to manage your diabetes. Some 18 million Americans are diagnosed with sleep apnea; millions more have it and don’t know it.