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.
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.
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.
The drugs you take to help protect against a heart attack may raise your risk for type 2 diabetes, researchers say.
People with type 1 diabetes who maintain good control of their blood sugar levels may be able to halve their risk for kidney complications.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.