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Smart Exercise Strategies for People with Type 2 Diabetes

Physical activity of almost any kind is good for your health. Exercise lowers your risk of heart disease and can help you keep your blood glucose levels in check. Findings from a 2019 study in Cardiovascular Diabetology provide insight into the types of exercise that may offer special benefits to people with type 2 diabetes.

Keys to Keeping Weight Off When You Have Prediabetes

People with prediabetes who are overweight or obese can lower their risk of progressing to type 2 diabetes by losing weight. But shedding pounds for good isn’t easy. Findings from a 15-year study reported in the Annals of Internal Medicine show what might help.

Choosing the Best Treatment for Diabetic Macular Edema

Three anti-VEGF agents have been shown to work for people with diabetic macular edema. Recent findings reported in Current Opinions in Ophthalmology, offer important insights into choosing the best treatment.

Lifestyle Change Programs Help Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

New diabetes cases are on the decline in the U.S., according to a recent CDC report. Lifestyle change programs, such as the National Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP), appear to be helping to stem the tide.

Diabetes and Peripheral Neuropathy: What You Need to Know

The most common risk factor for peripheral neuropathy—the sensation of numbness or “pins and needles” in an arm or leg— is diabetes. People with prediabetes also appear to be at elevated risk. The condition, while usually not curable, can be made easier to live with.

Overcoming Age-Related Hurdles to Effective Diabetes Control

Age-related problems, such as impaired vision, shaky hands, or memory loss, can get in the way of managing diabetes effectively. A few simple strategies can help older individuals with diabetes overcome many of these challenges.

How to Lower Your Risk of Heart Disease and Stroke if You Have Diabetes

People with diabetes have high rates of cardiovascular disease, but not if they have five risk factors under control.

Diabetic Retinopathy Treatments Compared

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…

Supplements vs. Medication for Type 2 Diabetes

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.

Are You Testing Your Blood Glucose Too Often?

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.