When glucose builds up in your blood, it damages blood vessels and nerves. Discover what your fasting glucose level says about your risk for heart disease and stroke. Then find out how to lower your risk as we “decode” fasting glucose.
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Find the truth about questions that pique your curiosity in our series, “The Short Answer.” Opthamalogist Sumit Sharma, MD, answers this one.
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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
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:
If you think cardiovascular disease and diabetes are primarily concerns as you age, think again. A new study finds high levels of cardiovascular risk factors, such as high blood pressure or high cholesterol, among overweight and obese teens. On top of that, the same group has seen a surge in prediabetes and diabetes. Researchers at … Read More