Tips for Heart-Healthy Living With Diabetes
Keeping control of your “ABCs" -- A1c, blood pressure, and cholesterol -- can go a long way to help prevent heart disease, stroke, and other heart problems when you have type 1 or type 2 diabetes. And your heart health is very important: You are two to four times more likely to have strokes and heart disease if you have diabetes. Follow these guidelines for heart-healthy living to meet your ABC ...
9 Surprising Ways to Lower Your Diabetes Risk
You might not know that these small steps can produce big results
The most common form of diabetes, Type 2 (once called adult-onset or non-insulin-dependent diabetes), affects 90 to 95 percent of the 26 million Americans with diabetes.
Diabetes: Keeping Up With Your Active Life
Put Your Shoes by the Door
Take a minute to put a pair of slip-on shoes and socks near the door so you aren't tempted to go outside barefoot. Make sure your slippers or house shoes are in a handy location too, so you'll remember to wear them inside to avoid injury.This is just one of many simple, quick tips that can be done in minutes to better manage your diabetes and prevent complications.
12 Tips to Avoid Diabetes Complications
Choose Carbs Carefully
Diabetes doesn't mean you have to cut carbs completely. Choose carbohydrates that break down in the body slowly, providing steady energy. Reach for whole grains, beans, nuts, and fresh vegetables and fruits. Yes, you can eat fruit even though it's sweet. It's about eating the right amounts of carbohydrates at each meal. A registered dietitian can help you learn how ...
Blacks May Face Higher Risk of Diabetes-Linked Vision Loss
Diabetic macular edema seems to strike some types of patients more frequently
Black Americans are at greater risk for diabetes-related vision loss than other racial groups battling the blood sugar disease, a new study says.
Researchers analyzed data from the U.S. National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, which evaluates about 5,000 people each year. They found that blacks had the highest...
Talk to Your Family About Diabetes and Healthy Vision
Set your sight on healthy vision if you have diabetes.
The subject of diabetes seems to be everywhere these days—in the news, on social media, even on talk shows. In fact, 26 million people have diabetes, and this number is increasing, putting more people at risk for health complications. If you or someone in your family has diabetes, you should talk to them about diabetic eye disease, one of t...