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Living Long with Diabetes
Being diagnosed with diabetes is not a death sentence. While there is no cure for the condition, there are treatments that can prevent and delay the complications of diabetes, even in elderly people.
Family Matters in Diabetes Self-Care
Controlling your diabetes takes 24-hour focus and a helpful network of friends and family. The support of your loved ones can make a huge difference when it comes to your diabetes treatment. People with type 2 diabetes may have worse blood sugar control if they think their family is unsupportive . Give support to your diabetic family members. When it comes to managing any disease, including diabetes, you cannot do it alone. Not only is it important to have the guidance of a team of health care experts, but also the support of your family. In a recent study, Vanderbilt Univer...
Diagnosing Diabetes
Are you overweight? Do you have a parent or sibling with diabetes? Do you have high blood pressure? If you answered yes to any of these questions, it is time to get tested for diabetes. About 25 million Americans, or eight percent of the U.S. population, are affected by diabetes. Unfortunately, a good portion of these people do not know they have the condition. This may be because they often have no symptoms. Luckily, there are simple tests that let you know if you have diabetes or prediabetes . Getting tested is the first step in preventing and controlling your condition. Who s...
Snoozing to Lose
Too little sleep or too much poor quality sleep can hurt more than your energy levels - it can also hit your waistline. If you're not getting enough sleep, you may be trading Z's for pounds.
Beef up Your Daily Exercise, Ladies!
Listen up, ladies! It's time to jump on the bike or treadmill because women aren't getting as much exercise as men - and it's putting them at higher risk for health problems.
Cut the Fat, Stay on Your Feet
Diabetes and obesity can weigh you down, literally. Having all that weight can make it hard to get around, especially as the years go by. Now, a new study backs up what we already know: exercise keeps you on your feet!
Concerns About Surgery for Diabetes
Recently, two studies were published showing that surgery may be better than drug treatment for obese diabetes patients. While these findings may change some doctors' approach, experts are expressing their concern.
A Prescription for Diabetics' Health
Overweight adults with type 2 diabetes can do two things to practically double the likelihood that they'll remain healthy and active: lose weight and exercise.
Weight Loss Surgery Treats Diabetes
Being overweight puts you at risk for a variety of health problems, including type 2 diabetes. It can also lead to high blood pressure, heart disease, and stroke. Fortunately, losing weight can protect you from these serious health problems.
White Rice may up Diabetes Risk
They say exercise and a healthful diet can reduce your risk of diabetes. But what is a healthful diet? What foods should you eat and which should you avoid? Eating high amounts of white rice may increase the risk of type 2 diabetes, especially in Chinese and Japanese populations. Limit your white rice consumption. In a recent study, Qi Sun, Ph.D., of Harvard School of Public Health, and colleagues wanted to see if there was a link between how much white rice people ate and their risk of type 2 diabetes. Their findings show that Asians (specifically Chinese and Japanese popul...