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?
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 ...
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…
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…
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.