- Podcast: 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.
- Podcast: Could You Have Prediabetes?
Most people have heard of diabetes – and may even know someone who has it. But what about prediabetes? If you aren't aware of it, you’re not the only one. A recent government report found that many Americans aren't familiar with the condition, even t
- Podcast: Diabetes and Depression: A Troubling Connection
How you feel physically can certainly influence how you feel mentally – and vice-versa. A prime example of that connection is diabetes and depression. Ongoing research suggests that people with either health condition are at higher risk of developing
- Podcast: 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.
- Podcast: Diabetes Education Is 'Fundamental'
Three new studies show that teaching people about their diabetes and giving them strategies to manage it can help them lower their blood sugar levels.
- Podcast: 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 taking medication can do a lot to stop that progression.
- Podcast: Diabetes Prevention: It’s All in the Family
Every family passes something down – your grandmother’s wedding band, Uncle Joe’s lucky tackle box, an older brother’s clothes. Did you know you can even pass down a tendency to develop diabetes?
- Podcast: Electronic Medical Records Boost Diabetes Care
Electronic medical records may improve care for people with diabetes by ensuring better communication between doctors and patients. Clinical offices with EMRs are more likely to meet all four benchmarks for diabetes care.
- Podcast: For Diabetes: Go Mediterranean
Eating a nutritious diet is important when you have diabetes. Piling your plate with certain foods—such as fruits and vegetables, beans, and whole grains—can help you better control blood sugar levels. Enter the Mediterranean diet.
- Podcast: Good Skin Care Essential if You Have Diabetes
As your body's largest organ, your skin is a master multitasker. It keeps fluids in, preventing dehydration. It regulates body temperature. It senses external stimuli, such as pain. It produces vitamin D from sunlight.
- Podcast: Increase in Diabetes Risk Linked to High-Dose Statins
The drugs you take to help protect against a heart attack may raise your risk for type 2 diabetes, researchers say.
- Podcast: Kidneys Benefit from Tight Control of Blood Sugar
People with type 1 diabetes who maintain good control of their blood sugar levels may be able to halve their risk for kidney complications.
- Podcast: Monitoring Glucose by iPhone?
People with diabetes may one day be able to pass up the finger prick to check their blood glucose – and measure it instead by using their iPhone.
- Podcast: 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.
- Podcast: Processed, Red Meat Tied to Diabetes Risk
Maybe it’s time to break out the veggie hot dogs – or at least cut back on the amount of meat you eat – if you want to prevent type 2 diabetes.
- Podcast: Rotating Shift Work Raises Diabetes Risk
Rotating shift work is becoming more common, but new research says that it may increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. And the longer you work a rotating shift, the greater your risk.
- Podcast: 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.
- Podcast: To Lower Blood Sugar, Concrete Plan Is Better Than Advice
People with diabetes are more successful at controlling their blood sugar when their doctors give them a structured exercise plan instead of simply telling them to get more physical activity.
- Podcast: 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.