Diabetes

Diabetes: Is Yours Under Control?

Diabetes: Is Yours Under Control?

Every day, about 2,200 people in this country are diagnosed with diabetes, which means that about 798,000 will be diagnosed in the coming year. Thousands more will develop the disease and not even know it....

National Diabetes Month Is Nothing To Celebrate

National Diabetes Month Is Nothing To Celebrate

November is National Diabetes Month. Not cause for celebration, as far as I am concerned and I am a diabetes educator. If controlled properly, most people with diabetes can live relatively complication-free, but if left uncontrolled, diabetes can lead to major health problems like blindness, kidney disease, heart disease, stroke, nerve disease, and even amputations....

Blood Glucose Monitoring At Home

Blood Glucose Monitoring At Home

For millions of Americans with diabetes, regular home testing of blood glucose levels is critical in controlling their disease. Today's glucose monitors are small, easier to use than early ones, and most are reasonably priced....

Do You Have Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes?

Do You Have Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes?

Diabetes is a common disease carries both minor and major health risks. Have you ever wondered if you may have diabetes based on your health and energy levels? It is important to know if you have or are predisposed to the condition, since it affects how you live your life and could lead to significant illness or even death if left untreated....

9 Signs You Might Have Type 2 Diabetes

9 Signs You Might Have Type 2 Diabetes

Diabetes is a metabolic disorder characterized by elevated blood sugar levels over an extended period of time. Type 2 diabetes is diagnosed via a panel of blood tests which include a fasting blood sugar test, insulin levels, and a Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c)....