All Diabetes Basics Articles

Disease management is key to avoiding heart problems

09/09/2011
Type 2 diabetes can be bad enough on its own, but one of the worst aspects of the condition is the fact that it may lead to other health complications down the road.

Drinking may pose health risk for type 1 diabetics

09/09/2011
Individuals with type 1 diabetes are generally warned to avoid drinking alcohol in excess. The reason is it can lower blood sugar levels, which may be dangerous in people who have impaired metabolic health.

Nick Jonas encourages newly diagnosed type 1 diabetics to share encouraging stories

09/08/2011
Being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes can make a young person feel down. The condition may mean they will have to change many aspects of their life.

Misdiagnosis of common foot problem reminds diabetics to be their own advocate

09/08/2011
These days, patients are often told they need to be their own advocate. Doctors are busier than ever, and just because they have the medical degree does not necessarily mean they understand all facets of an individual’s condition.

Several lifestyle factors play roles in type 2 diabetes risk

09/07/2011
Lifestyle improvements are important for helping individuals with type 2 diabetes manage their condition, but which are the most important areas of well-being to focus on?

Electronic health records increase medication adherence among type 2 diabetics

09/07/2011
For individuals with type 2 diabetes, it is extremely important to take all the medications they are prescribed by their doctor. However, due to the large number of prescriptions they may be on, it can become difficult to remember when to take which pills.

Antioxidant may help prevent type 2 diabetes

09/06/2011
For individuals who are at risk for type 2 diabetes, getting more of the antioxidant resveratrol in their diet may help them minimize their chances of developing the condition. New research suggests the nutrient may provide significant support for metabolic health.

How long and how much a person is overweight is key to understanding their type 2 diabetes risk

09/06/2011
Obesity is a well established risk factor for type 2 diabetes, but some people who are overweight never develop the condition. A new study explains that the relationship between obesity and diabetes may be more complicated.

Yoga classes may improve the condition of individuals with type 2 diabetes

09/02/2011
Individuals with type 2 diabetes may benefit from taking medications and eating a healthy diet, but there are many other things they can do to improve their ability to manage their condition.

Parents need to help children avoid obesity

09/02/2011
While obesity is commonly overlooked, particularly in young people, it is a very serious problem that dramatically increases an individual's risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
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