Are you interested in using a CGM? Find the answers to questions that pique your curiosity in our series, The Short Answer. Mary Vouyiouklis Kellis, MD, fields this one.
The world’s leading diabetes organizations say the procedure should be a standard treatment option for people with diabetes — even if they don’t need to lose much weight.
Whether you’re sick with the flu or just getting older, there are times when you don’t feel like eating much. Get five tips for managing diabetes when your appetite is low.
What would it be like to breathe in 100 percent oxygen? For people with chronic, non-healing wounds, this therapy is effective, painless and gentle. Patients may spend two hours a day for a given time in a large, clear, tube-like chamber. They can relax or watch TV in this specially equipped, pressurized room as they … Read More
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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
The summer heat is rife with potential dangers that are specific to people with diabetes. If you have this condition, experts say you need to take special steps to keep your blood sugar at proper levels. “The most important thing to remember is that the stress of the heat can increase or decrease a diabetic’s … Read More
If you have diabetes, exercise offers surprising benefits. As it lowers your stress levels, it lowers your blood sugar level.
With so many Americans at risk for diabetes, it’s critical to understand the countless ways it can affect the body. Much like brushing your teeth to avoid cavities, keeping your blood sugar levels in a safe range can help you avoid potentially devastating diabetic complications. Here’s what you should know:
For years, doctors worried about whether drugs to lower blood sugar would affect how people’s hearts function. Now, results of a recent study show that DPP-4 inhibitors (a class of diabetes drugs) are safe for the heart. The results were presented at a meeting of the European Society of Cardiology and published in the New … Read More
You’ve been diagnosed with diabetes. Don’t worry — you’re not alone. More than 1.5 million adults over 20 are diagnosed with diabetes each year in the United States. That doesn’t make the news any more pleasant to hear. Despite the millions of other people who live with diabetes, this new urgency to monitor and control … Read More