People who have sleep apnea are at risk for serious medical problems if they are not diagnosed before surgery. Get the facts from a sleep disorder specialist.
A new study indicates diabetics with a BP level of 140/90 need treatment to reduce that level and your risks for cardiovascular or microvascular problems.
People with diabetes are at a higher risk for gum disease. And gum disease, while often forgotten, can be an underlying cause of poor blood glucose control. The good news is if you start making oral hygiene a priority, your sugar readings often will improve quickly.
If you have diabetes and are anticipating a hospital stay, you may be wondering how the hospital will manage your diabetes. An endocrinologist answers frequently asked questions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.