When working to address diabetes, ask yourself first: Do I have a solid game plan? Is it the right plan for my unique needs? Does it include things I like? Learn more about fighting this condition from a diabetes expert.
Choices, choices. How your health fares often comes down to the foods you choose to eat. You have the power to make the smart – and yes, delicious food choices – to keep your blood glucose at a healthy level. In this guide, we share the worst — and some of the best — food and drink choices if you have diabetes.
Gum disease – or gingivitis – has been called the fifth complication of diabetes behind heart, nerve, kidney and eye disease. Gingivitis is simply the inflammation of the gums around your teeth caused by plaque buildup. So, why are you more at risk for developing gingivitis if you have diabetes? Gum disease begins with bacteria … Read More
We’ve all seen the roadside signs or posters nailed to telephone poles. Unnamed sellers offer to buy unused test strips for people with diabetes. You may even see these supplies on online sites such as eBay, where test strips may be resold. What do they really offer? Inexpensive but unreliable, possibly unsafe blood glucose monitoring … Read More
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One in four people has pre-diabetes, or elevated blood glucose, that puts them at a higher risk for developing type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. There are no clear symptoms of pre-diabetes. You may have it and not even know. To prevent diabetes, I recommend a healthy diet and a healthy lifestyle. Exercise and following a … Read More
People can be at risk for type 2 diabetes without even realizing it. Know the risk factors and work on what you can control. There is a lot you can do to prevent and if needed, control diabetes. For example, keeping your weight down and activity level up are worthy goals for good health and … Read More
Here are 4 of the most common questions I hear from my diabetes patients: 1. Why should I care about blood sugar if I’m going to end up on dialysis anyway? You can prevent or delay the progression of kidney disease and dialysis by controlling your blood sugar and blood pressure. Studies show that even … Read More