It’s well known that people who have type 2 diabetes should limit their consumption of sugary drinks—but do sugar-sweetened beverages increase the risk of diabetes in the first place? A study published in Diabetes Care last October suggests the answer may be yes.
What you don’t know won’t hurt you, as the saying goes. But that’s far from true when it comes to managing type 2 diabetes. Understanding the reasoning behind your individual treatment puts you on the right track to controlling your diabetes and helps better prepare you to make educated decisions about your self-care.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
People with diabetes have high rates of cardiovascular disease, but not if they have five risk factors under control.
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…