Keeping Your Eyes Healthy When You Are A Diabetic

Diabetics need to be especially careful about protecting the health of their eyes to minimize the chances for blindness. Too much glucose in their bloodstream for too long of a time period can increase the risk for eye problems. In order to minimize your risks for eye problems you should follow your...

Risk Factors For Type 2 Diabetes

Just like most diseases there are many risk factors for type 2 diabetes. The risk factors are obesity, sedentary lifestyle, unhealthy eating habits, a family history of diabetes, increased age, having high blood pressure or high cholesterol, and a history of having had gestational diabetes with a pregnancy....

Diabetes The Most Common Cause Of Kidney Failure

Approximately 44% of all new kidney failure cases are diabetics. Even when the diabetic is managing his disease, the disease can lead to kidney failure. Most diabetics do not develop Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) that results in kidney failure, and of those who are diabetic and develop kidney disease,...

The Abcs Of Managing Your Diabetes Successfully

Diabetics need to manage their disease in order to avoid complications. There are 3 principals that need to be managed that can be referred to as the ABCs of managing diabetes. The A stands for A1C test which is done by your doctor to measure how well your blood glucose has been managed over the last 3...

Living Healthy And Preventing Diabetic Complications

Everyone wants to live a healthy life and a diabetic has an excellent chance for doing that if they learn how to monitor their blood glucose, follow instructions given to them by their medical team and by eating nutritious foods and getting daily exercise. There are many complications of diabetes that may...

Diabetes And Obesity

The obesity epidemic threatens to engulf this country. People are paying big bucks for surgeries to reduce the sizes of their stomachs and going on extreme diets only to gain the weight back once they are off of them. These measures are not productive and will not help alleviate the problems that obesity is...

Tips On Preventing Diabetes

Staying healthy is ideal for someone that would like to get the most out of life. Although you can still live a healthy and happy life with Diabetes it is best to avoid it if possible. Fortunately, Type 2 Diabetes is preventable. You can greatly reduce your chances of becoming Diabetic by making a few...

Diabetes Know Your Risk

No one thinks that they are going to get sick. We are programmed with a “not me” type attitude when it comes to health. Unfortunately, with obesity and inactivity becoming more and more common in our society we must all be aware of the risk of diabetes and if we are on the low or high end of the...

Monitoring Your Blood Glucose Level With Confidence

It is vital that diabetics learn how to monitor their glucose levels on a regular basis so that they will know if their blood sugar is low or high or if it is within normal range. The results of monitoring will tell them how much insulin to administer if they are taking insulin and will also give important...

Oral Medications For Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 Diabetes can be managed with diet and exercise in most cases. However some people struggle with this and can benefit from some of the oral medications that are available. The doctor may suggest that patients use oral medications to help ease them into Diabetic management. Oral medication is typically...
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