Diabetes Health

  1. 3 Potential New Tactics for Preventing Diabetes

    If you like to follow the latest trends, here's one you should skip: More Americans are being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. This serious disease already affects nearly 26 million people in the U.S. Fortunately, you can do a lot to protect yourself. Proven tactics include regular exercise and a healthy diet. Recent research also points to three other possible ways to help prevent type 2 diabetes.

  2. Deaths from Diabetes Make Sharp Drop

    Fewer Americans with diabetes are dying from heart disease and stroke, according to a new government report. The lower death rates are the result of healthier lifestyles and better disease management.

  3. Diabetes Can Affect Hearing

    Diabetes complications can affect the eyes, kidneys, heart - and hearing. Women with poorly controlled diabetes may be at higher risk for hearing loss than those who keep their blood sugar well controlled.

  4. Diabetes Prevention: Aggressively Treat Prediabetes

    About 70 percent of people with prediabetes will go on to develop type 2 diabetes. But researchers say that making lifestyle changes and/or taking medication can do a lot to stop that progression.

  5. Eat More Legumes for Better Diabetes Control

    If you have type 2 diabetes, you probably already know that you need to keep a close eye on what you eat. Certain foods can affect how well you manage your condition. A recent study suggests people with diabetes should try adding more legumes to their diet. Researchers found that eating more of them may lower blood sugar and blood pressure levels.

  6. Hispanics and Type 2 Diabetes Risk

    As an ethnic group, Hispanic/Latino Americans are at higher risk for type 2 diabetes. Researchers have found one reason: Hispanic/Latino Americans are more likely to store fat in their pancreas but less able to produce more insulin to compensate for this extra fat.

  7. Many People with Type 2 Diabetes Are in Pain

    Nearly half of people with type 2 diabetes say they live with acute and chronic pain, and about a quarter have nerve damage, fatigue, and depression. A new study suggests that palliative care should be a normal part of diabetes management.

  8. New Type 2 Diabetes Treatment Guidelines Issued

    New guidelines on treating type 2 diabetes emphasize a patient-centered approach and say that treatment often requires a personalized, multi-pronged therapy. The guidelines also lower the target for A1C from 7 to between 6 and 6.5.

  9. Obesity Epidemic Drives Dramatic Rise in Diabetes

    More and more Americans are becoming obese. A wider waist increases their risk for heart disease, stroke, and certain cancers. A new government report found this obesity epidemic is also tied to another troubling health trend. It's spurring a spike in type 2 diabetes.

  10. The Link Between Diabetes and Depression

    Depression is a risk factor for type 2 diabetes, and type 2 diabetes is a risk factor for depression. Patients with both conditions fare better when both conditions are treated at the same time.

  11. Weighing the Benefits of New Diabetes Technology

    Newfangled devices make it easier than ever to monitor blood sugar, but an analysis of more than 30 studies suggests that newer isn't necessarily better in terms of blood sugar control.

  12. White Rice May Raise Risk for Diabetes

    One way to lower your risk for type 2 diabetes may be to switch from white rice to brown rice. According to a recent study, the more white rice you eat, the more you increase your chances of developing diabetes, especially if you're a woman.

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