Diabetes

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.

The Best Way to Prevent Heart Disease in Type 2 Diabetes

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.

Are You at Risk for 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.

Traveling with Diabetes: Tips to Keep Your Diet-and Your Health-On-Track

You may be more tempted to ditch your healthy eating habits when you're traveling and not follow your normal diet, but don't do it. On the contrary, try to be extra aware of what you're eating and how it affects your blood sugar. These tips can help you make smart choices that won't sabotage your blood…

A Strategy for Diabetes Remission?

Some people with type 2 diabetes who lose weight and keep it off may be able to reverse the disease, according to a British study in the Lancet.

Treating and Preventing Diabetic Leg and Foot Sores that Won’t Heal

Medical conditions that impair circulation-including diabetes-are the most common cause of nonhealing leg and foot sores. Here's what you need to know about their causes and treatment.