Fighting Diabetes: A Lot or a Little?
The main goal of treating type 2 diabetes is to keep blood sugar levels under control. Some doctors believe that certain patients need intensive treatment to keep blood sugar down to normal levels.
Cell Phones to Control Diabetes
Cell phones are everywhere. Even doctors are using their so-called "smart phones" to help their patients. Now, diabetes patients may find their cell phones useful.
Some Diabetes Treatments Are Just Too Much
It is obvious that people with diabetes need to be treated for their disease. Doctors should be careful the treatments they prescribe. Some treatments can be too much for patients.
Pumping Iron to Avoid Diabetes
Building your muscles is not just about looking fit. Having a higher muscle mass may also help keep diabetes at bay.
No Diabetes from Menopause
When it comes to diabetes, there seems to be so many things that can make the disease develop or get worse. The good news is menopause is not one of those things.
Double-Whammy during Pregnancy
Being obese can make pregnancy harder than it already is. Adding type 2 diabetes to that mix makes pregnancy risky for both the mother and the baby.
Get Moving to Get Away From Diabetes
Exercise is good for everyone. It is especially healthy for people who are at risk of getting type 2 diabetes. Getting just a few hours of exercise per week can lower an adult's risk for diabetes.
Belly Fat Predicts Heart Disease
Not all fat is created equal, especially when it comes to men with excessive weight around the middle. Some with added belly fat may be at an increased risk of developing heart disease and other serious health problems.
Preparing for Pregnancy with Diabetes
For women with diabetes, pregnancy can be an especially stressful time. That's why it is important for these mothers to learn how to keep both themselves and their babies healthy.
Deadly Drug Helps Control Diabetes
Drugs do not always work like they are supposed to. In some cases - such as that of the cholesterol drug torcetrapib - they may help fight a disease different than the one they were made to treat.