Category: diabetes

Low Risk Despite Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes need not mean a higher risk of a heart attack or stroke. Swedish researchers compared five risk factors for heart attack or stroke in 271,000 people with diabetes and 1,356,000 without the disease: Blood sugar:...

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Healthy Habits for Diabetes

In  a study of adults with type 2 diabetes, those who didn’t smoke, followed a healthy diet, consumed alcohol only in moderation, and got at least 150 minutes of weekly exercise were 68 percent less likely to die from a...

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What is Pre-diabetes?

About 79 million people in the United States have pre-diabetes. They are 2 times more likely to have a heart attack or stroke then someone with normal blood sugar levels Pre-diabetes is a fasting blood sugar level between...

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How Do You Treat Diabetes?

See your health care provider often Lose 10-20 pounds (7-10% of you body weight) Walk 30-40 minutes daily Eat regular meals and snacks Limit carbohydrates, starch foods, fruit, milk, sugar and many snack foods Replace regular...

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How Do You Know You Have Diabetes?

Diabetes is a silent disease. There may be very few symptoms. Very thirsty, Very hungry, Urinating often, Weight-loss Tired, Blurred vision, Infections. Source: UH Elyria Medical Center  Elyria, Ohio 2018 IF YOU LIKE THESE...

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What Causes Diabetes?

Insulin resistance-the body makes insulin, but it doesn’t work right, Overweight/obesity, lack of exercise, may run in families, more common in African, Native, Asian, or Hispanic American or a Pacific Islander, women who...

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Why is it Important to Control Diabetes?

It is the 7th leading cause of death in the United States, and the leading cause of kidney failure, blindness, and lower limb amputation in adults. Heart disease and strokes are 2-4 times more likely in people with diabetes....

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What is Diabetes?

Diabetes is a disease of high blood sugar. The pancreas makes insulin, a hormone that helps sugar get into the body’s cells. The body needs sugar for energy. When sugar cannot get into the cells, it stays in the blood....

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Do Sugary Soft Drinks Lead to Diabetes?

Short answer: Yes The majority of health research is stacked against sugar-sweetened soda. A large 2004 study in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that women who drank one or more sugary drinks per day...

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Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes can harm many of your body’s organs and systems, and in the early stages, this can occur without you even realizing it. So in addition to monitoring blood glucose, keep an eye on: 5 essential health checks:...

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Diabetes Protection

Can a social network help protect against diabetes? There may be a connection, according to a recent Dutch study. Subjects who said they were socially isolated had a higher risk of pre diabetes and type 2 diabetes than those who...

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