These articles cover a wide range of subjects, from the most basic aspects of diabetes care to the nitty-gritty specifics.
- Alternative Medicine/ Complementary Therapies
- Blood Glucose Monitoring
- Dental Health
- Diabetes Basics
- Diabetes Definitions
- Diabetic Complications
- Emotional Health
- Eyes & Vision
- Foot Care
- General Diabetes & Health Issues
- Heart Health
- High Blood Glucose
- Insulin & Other Injected Drugs
- Kids & Diabetes
- Low Blood Glucose
- Money Matters
- Nutrition & Meal Planning
- Oral Medicines
- Sexual Health
- Tools & Technology
- Weight Loss
- Women's Health
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If you’re overweight, losing weight can have many benefits. For instance, losing 5% to 10% of body weight can allow your body to use insulin more effectively, thereby improving blood glucose control. In the articles below, you can read about weight-loss techniques that actually work, as well as the pros and cons of weight-loss surgery and meal replacements.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 175 million Americans, or nearly two-thirds of the adult population, are either overweight or obese. Of those who are obese, an estimated 5 million to 10 million are considered morbidly obese…
Nutrition is an ever-changing science with one consistent message: If you are above a healthy body weight, lose weight. The World Health Organization, the National Academy of Sciences, and many other organizations consider weight loss to be the first…
If you want to lose weight, you need to eat less food, right? Wrong. When you cut back on the amount of food you eat, you may actually stimulate your appetite, causing you to eat more than usual rather than less. Obviously, this makes losing weight difficult if not impossible. So how is it possible to lose weight without eating less food? The answer is to eat fewer calories, not less food, and this article shows you how…
It’s no coincidence that the rate of Type 2 diabetes is
rising as rapidly as the rate of obesity in the United States. The two
are strongly related: The heavier people are, the more likely they are
to develop diabetes. So…
According to the National Institutes of Health, nearly one-third of adults in the United States are obese. This proportion is certainly higher among people with diabetes; insulin resistance, a hallmark of Type 2 diabetes, and obesity are both elements of the metabolic syndrome…
If you are overweight, you probably have had this experience more times than you care to count: being told by a health-care provider that if you could “just lose weight and keep it off,” your health would improve…
If you’ve been told recently that you have Type 2 diabetes, the last thing you should do is feel helpless. There’s actually one really important thing you can start working on to improve your health. And you can, and should, do it fast.
Roughly two-thirds of Americans are overweight or obese. The problem has become so epidemic that a few years ago Congress funded the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to begin state nutrition education programs, and the federal government issued…
Anybody who has tried to lose weight knows how difficult it can be. But for many people, the initial weight loss isn’t the hardest part: Keeping it off over time is even more of a challenge.
In an effort to understand why this is so and…
Weight management is a constant struggle for many people with diabetes. While the exact relationship between overweight and Type 2 diabetes is not known, there is ample evidence that losing at least some excess weight tends to help with diabetes control…
For people with diabetes who are overweight, sustained weight loss can have many positive effects, including lower blood glucose levels, better cardiovascular health, and better sleep. While there are many approaches to losing excess weight that can be successful, weight-loss programs that use a team approach and are medically supervised can be especially effective…
You’re trying hard to lose weight. You’ve changed your eating habits, and you’ve been doing more physical activity than you used to. But a few weeks — or even a few months — have gone by, and the scale isn’t budging. “Why?!” you ask in frustration. “What am I doing wrong?!”
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