One of the most serious vision risks for people with diabetes is proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR), a condition in which abnormal new blood vessels rupture and bleed inside the eye. Treatments that have been shown to slow the disease include a laser procedure called panretinal photocoagulation and anti-VEGF medication that blocks the formation of abnormal blood vessels. So how do these two very different approaches to treatment stack up when it comes to preserving vision?
If you've recently been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, you may be tempted to try supplements instead of the medication your doctor has prescribed. But that's a risky move. There's no reliable evidence that any supplement will help, according to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health.
Many people with low-risk type 2 diabetes are self-testing their glucose more often than they need to, according to a 2018 study in JAMA Internal Medicine.
If you have diabetes, you should undertake a ketogenic diet only under medical supervision. Here's why.
Doctors have long known that people with diabetes are at greater risk of getting infections than people without diabetes. But exactly how much higher is the risk, and who is in the greatest danger?
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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 planóbut 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.