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Keto Diets: What People with Diabetes Need to Know

If you have diabetes, you should undertake a ketogenic diet only under medical supervision. Here's why.

Troubling Findings on Infection Risk in People with Diabetes

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?

Safety Alert: Are You Using Your Pen Needles Properly?

In case you missed it, last fall, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) alerted patients and their caregivers and healthcare providers about proper usage of standard pen needles in their pen injectors after ...

Intermittent Fasting: A Smart Strategy to Lower A1c Levels?

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…

High Blood Sugar May Accelerate Age-Related Cognitive Decline

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.

Protecting Your Vision If You Have Diabetes

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…

Building Your Diabetes Healthcare Team

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.

The Best Tests to Diagnose Diabetes

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.

Diabetes Study Finds Eggs Don’t Boost Heart Disease Risk

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.

Smart Food Choices to Help Prevent Diabetes

Beyond the weight-control benefits of improving your diet, smart nutritional choices can also directly reduce your diabetes risk.