Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Diabetes: The differences between types 1 and 2

Diabetes, or diabetes mellitus (DM), is a metabolic disorder in which the body cannot properly store and use sugar.It affects the body's ability to use glucose, a type of sugar found in the blood, as fuel. This happens because the body does not produce enough insulin, or the cells do not correctly respond to insulin...

Caffeine slashes death risk in women with diabetes

Both tea and coffee have a wide range of health benefits, but consuming caffeine may be particularly good for women with diabetes. Recent research shows that for these people, one daily cup of coffee cuts death risk by more than 50 percent.New research presented at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes annual meeting, held...

Treatment Options for Diabetes

You now have more ways to control your diabetes and boost your overall health than ever before. You and your doctor will create a plan to keep your blood sugar (glucose) in check, get to a healthy weight, and reach other goals. You may need different types of medicine to keep your sugar levels normal...

12 Easy Ways to Reduce Diabetes-Related Stress

Between constant management, fear, and pain, stress often plays a large role in the life of an individual with diabetes. That stress is often accompanied by high blood pressure and heart rate, both of which deplete energy, making sticking to your management routine that much harder. It’s not uncommon for all this stress to take...

11 Easy Ways To Improve Your Sleep

There are a lot of ways diabetes can make sleep a challenge. Between an increased risk for issues like sleep apnea and the potential for pain, anxiety, and depression, it comes as no surprise that research suggests that nearly 85% of people with diabetes report fatigue. While you might be thinking most people would probably say they...

14 Ways to Simplify Life with Diabetes

To say that life with diabetes can be a challenge is something of an understatement. Realistically, diabetes is exhausting. It’s demanding. It never sleeps, and it never takes a break. It can be lonely, and it can be painful. And because there isn’t currently a cure for the condition, it can also feel incredibly...

Awesome Clothing Line To Make It Easier for People with Diabetes

Natalie India Balmain has been designing clothes as a hobby since she was a child. She also happens to have type 1 diabetes; she received her diagnosis shortly before her 21st birthday. Like many others with the disease, she found that it can come with some annoyances, big and small. For Balmain, it was the fashion factor...

MIT and Harvard Team Up with Innovative Tattoo to Track Glucose Levels

Few people would argue with the idea that managing diabetes is difficult. You never get a day off. You never get a break. And the truth is, it can, and often does, impact nearly every aspect of your life. On top of all of that, there are so many different things that can affect...

Diabetic Neuropathy: What to Know from Head to Toe

Nerve damage from diabetes can affect your entire body. Recognize the symptoms and know what you can do to prevent it. Diabetic Neuropathy: What to Know from Head to Toe From head to toe, every part of the human body contains nerves. Nerves send signals throughout the body telling us when and how to react to...

9 Lifestyle Tips to Avoid Diabetes Complications

Keeping your diabetes under control will help you prevent heart, nerve, and foot problems. Here's what you can do right now. Lose extra weight. Moving toward a healthy weight helps control blood sugars. Your doctor, a dietitian, and a fitness trainer can get you started on a plan that will work for you. Check your blood sugar level at least twice a day. Is it...
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