Losing weight is one of the best things you can do to help lower your blood glucose level if you're overweight or obese and have diabetes. But that's often easier said than done. Intermittent fasting might be easier than daily dieting for many people. But does it work as well as daily dieting to lower hemoglobin A1c (A1c) levels and reduce weight?
As we age, our cognitive abilities tend to decline. It's unfortunate, but normal. Now, a study in about 5,200 cognitively normal, older people living in England shows that this decline is more rapid in individuals with elevated blood sugar levels.
Researchers have made significant advances in diagnosing and treating diabetic retinopathy, one of the most serious complications of diabetes. Even so, diabetic retinopathy remains a leading cause of new cases of blindness among adults in the developed world. Fortunately, there is plenty that individuals with diabetes can do to protect their vision, even if they already have early signs of diabetic retinopathy.
Your primary care physician can probably handle the varied aspects of your diabetes treatment plan—but that doesn't mean he or she can do it alone. Because even basic healthcare is more complicated in people with diabetes, it's better to have a team of professionals who have specialized knowledge about various aspects of the disease.
Three blood tests are considered the most accurate for diagnosing prediabetes and diabetes. Here's a look at how they differ and what the results mean.
For decades, nutrition guidelines advised limiting eggs because it was thought that they raised blood cholesterol and had adverse heart and metabolic effects. While such restrictions have largely been lifted for the general population in recent years, the recommendation for people with diabetes has remained murkier. A recent Australian study provides additional insight.
Beyond the weight-control benefits of improving your diet, smart nutritional choices can also directly reduce your diabetes risk.
A 2017 review in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology offers an evidence-based, multi-faceted approach to preventing heart disease in people with type 2 diabetes.
Diabetes is an "epidemic" in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). What's more, of the 84 million adults who have prediabetes (elevated blood sugar but below the cutoff for diabetes), only about one in ten know it. Find out what risk factors increase your odds of developing the condition.
You may be more tempted to ditch your healthy eating habits when you're traveling and not follow your normal diet, but don't do it. On the contrary, try to be extra aware of what you're eating and how it affects your blood sugar. These tips can help you make smart choices that won't sabotage your blood glucose control.
Some people with type 2 diabetes who lose weight and keep it off may be able to reverse the disease, according to a British study in the Lancet.
Medical conditions that impair circulation—including diabetes—are the most common cause of nonhealing leg and foot sores. Here's what you need to know about their causes and treatment.
A 2017 review published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology examined the evidence behind guidelines for exercise, nutrition, and weight management, and other areas, to create a comprehensive plan to reduce the risk of heart disease in people with type 2 diabetes.
Findings suggest that, along with lowering the risk of cardiovascular disease and possibly age-related macular degeneration, the Mediterranean diet may also protect against diabetic retinopathy, a sight-threatening complication of diabetes.
When diet and exercise don't work, people who are obese sometimes turn to a more radical approach: weight-loss surgery. As the procedure became more widely used, doctors discovered an added benefit. Patients with type 2 diabetes had their diabetes improve or go into remission (when blood sugar returns to normal without the help of medications) after the procedure.