Probiotics and Diabetes

Probiotics are “friendly” bacteria found in foods such as yogurt and in pill supplements and are important for good overall health. Recent research suggests that probiotics are important for people who suffer from Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. The hope is that using probiotics to alter the type of bacteria in the gut may… Read more »

Five Diabetic Friendly Snacks

When you have Type 2 diabetes, a good strategy for controlling your blood sugar levels is to think of snacks as miniature versions of meals and plan your carbs accordingly. Diabetic friendly snacks have a good mix of protein, fat, and fiber that will help keep hunger at bay and your blood sugar steady throughout the… Read more »

Diabetes Drugs Slow Alzheimer’s Progress

A new study has determined that Alzheimer’s patients taking diabetes drugs may have fewer signs of dementia in their brains than similar patients not taking the drugs. “The results of this study are important because they give us new insights for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease,” said study senior author, Vahram Haroutunian, a professor of… Read more »

Diabetes Linked to Increased Cancer Risk

A new meta-analysis has found that people with diabetes appear to have a higher risk of developing cancer than those without diabetes, and the risk is greater in women than men. Although previous studies have found a link between diabetes and cancer risk, it wasn’t clear until now whether gender also played a role. In… Read more »

Why Calcium Should Be Part of Your Diabetes Diet

When you have diabetes, the goal of your diet is to keep your blood sugar in check and your weight controlled.  That means consuming lots of lean protein, whole grains, non-starchy vegetables and fruits.  But it’s also important to include foods that are rich in calcium. Research suggests that calcium not only offsets the risk for… Read more »

Five Tips for Diabetic Foot Care

If you’re managing diabetes, you are at an increased risk of developing issues with feet.  Diabetes increases your risk of calluses, corns, bunions, blisters and ulcers.  And while these issues aren’t a big problem for the general population, your high blood sugar means they can become gateways to potentially disabling infections.  Proper foot care is… Read more »

New Prick-Free Technology for Diabetes Patients

For decades, the daily routine of diabetics involved painful needles, finger-pricking lancets and imprecise glucose meters. Studies have shown that a majority of people test less than three times per day because of the pain and hassles associated with finger sticks. Without comprehensive glucose data, significant glucose fluctuations may be missed, which can lead to… Read more »

Ten Tips to Reduce Your Diabetes Risk

The food we eat provides us with energy in the form of glucose. However, if you have diabetes, glucose builds up in your blood and cannot get into your cells to be used for energy. When glucose levels remain high, over time, it can cause damage to your eyes, kidneys and nerves. You are at… Read more »

Heart Attack Patients May Have Undiagnosed Diabetes

According to a recent study, at least 1 in 10 heart attack patients may have undiagnosed diabetes. Researchers tested the A1C levels (a standard test to determine blood sugar levels) of 2,854 heart attack patients who did not have a known diagnosis of diabetes and found some startling data. Among the patients, 287 (10.1 percent)… Read more »

Diabetic Foot Care

Most people think of diabetes as just a blood sugar problem. However, diabetes also causes nerve and blood vessel damage, which can lead to problems with the feet. Roughly 70 percent of people with diabetes experience neuropathy and lose feeling in their feet and hands or get infections. To ensure good foot health, follow these… Read more »