diabetes

Type 2 diabetes: Value of home blood sugar monitoring unclear

It’s a central tenet of diabetes treatment: monitor the blood sugar closely, then adjust your diet, exercise, and medications to keep it in a good range. And that makes sense. Poorly controlled blood sugar is a major risk factor for diabetic complications, including kidney disease, vision loss, and nerve damage. While efforts to carefully monitor and control the blood sugar in diabetes are worthwhile, “tight control” is not always helpful

Everything You Have to Know About Diabetes (Infographic)

The word diabetes, though quite common is still as daunting as the disease itself. However, many are yet to be educated about the true nature of this disease i.e. its causes and how fatal it is.  As one of the deadliest disease known to man, diabetes has already claimed millions of lives. But still, the real question remains, how can I minimize the risk of being diabetic? One of the

Diabetes linked to risk of mental health hospitalization in young adults

Young people with diabetes were four times more likely to be hospitalized for mental health or substance use treatment in 2014 than were young adults without the disease, according to a recent study that shines a harsh light on the psychological toll the disease can take on this group. For every 1,000 young adults aged 19 through 25 who had diabetes, 37 were hospitalized for mental health/substance use, compared to

WHAT IS DIABETIC HEART DISEASE (DHD)?

The term “diabetic heart disease” (DHD) refers to heart disease that develops in people who have diabetes. Compared with people who don’t have diabetes, people who have diabetes: • Are at higher risk for heart disease • Have additional causes of heart disease • May develop heart disease at a younger age • May have more severe heart disease Fast Fact People who have type 1 or type 2 diabetes