Diabetes Self-Management Blog
David Spero

Self-Manage Your Blood Pressure

With diabetes, controlling blood pressure is as important as controlling blood sugar. You can self-manage blood pressure, but most doctors don’t tell you how. Here are some clues…

Diane Fennell

Pistachios Offer Protection for People With Diabetes

A small new study from Penn State University suggests that pistachios may improve heart health in people who have Type 2 diabetes by reducing the body’s cardiovascular responses to everyday stress…

Amy Campbell

Which Butter (or Spread) Is Better?

It’s not so easy these days to choose a spread for your morning toast or your baked potato. Years ago, folks had pretty much two choices: butter and margarine. Today, we have butter, light butter, whipped butter, stick margarine…

Diane Fennell

High-Salt Diet Doubles Heart Risk in Type 2 Diabetes

People with Type 2 diabetes who eat a high-sodium diet have twice the risk of developing cardiovascular disease as those who consume less salt, according to new research published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism…

Diane Fennell

One in Ten Heart Attack Patients Has Undiagnosed Diabetes

More than 10% of people admitted to the hospital with a heart attack were found to have undiagnosed Type 2 diabetes in a new study presented at the American Heart Association’s Quality of Care and Outcomes Research Scientific Sessions 2014…

Amy Campbell

When Blood Pressure Is Too Low

Talk around blood pressure typically centers on what to do if blood pressure is too high. We know that high blood pressure is more common in people with diabetes than people without diabetes. But what if your blood pressure is too low? Is it cause for concern? And what do you do about it?

Amy Campbell

Heart Health Fact or Fiction

Web Team

Symptoms of a Heart Attack in Women

Amy Campbell

Giving Your Heart a Helping Hand

Diane Fennell

Metformin Affects Hearts of Men and Women Differently

Diane Fennell

Walnuts Improve Blood Vessel Function

Diane Fennell

Exercise Directly Affects Heart Risk

David Spero

Statins

Diane Fennell

Mediterranean Diet Plus Exercise Dramatically Improves Heart Health

Diane Fennell

Sleep Duration Linked to Chronic Conditions

Diane Fennell

Exercise to Reduce Stroke Risk

David Spero

Self-Managing Cholesterol

Web Team

High Blood Pressure Education Month

Jan Chait

Did Type 2 Diabetes Have Anything to Do With Taking My Father Away?

Amy Campbell

New Blood Pressure Guidelines: Can “Alternative Approaches” Work?

Diane Fennell

Quitting Smoking Worth It, Even If You Gain Weight

Diane Fennell

A Warning About Calcium Supplements

Web Team

Signs a Woman Is Headed for a Heart Attack

Diane Fennell

Pear-Shaped Bodies Not So Healthy After All

Diane Fennell

Fasting May Not Be Necessary for Cholesterol Tests

Diane Fennell

Important Updates to Diabetes Treatment Recommendations

Diane Fennell

Risk Factors Impact Diabetes–Statin Link

Diane Fennell

Multivitamins Do Not Reduce Heart Risk in Men

Diane Fennell

Metformin Tops Sulfonylureas for Heart Health

Diane Fennell

Largest Study Yet Links Low Vitamin D to Heart Risk

Diane Fennell

Chronic Stress Linked to Stroke Risk

Web Team

Study Suggests Yet Another Benefit of Metformin

Diane Fennell

Adequate Sleep Vital for Heart Health

Amy Campbell

Listen to Your Heart (Part 2)

Amy Campbell

Listen to Your Heart (Part 1)

Amy Campbell

At Risk for Stroke? Diet Can Help

David Spero

Are Statins for You?

Diane Fennell

Good News for Chocolate Lovers

Diane Fennell

Seven Steps for a Long Life

Diane Fennell

Combo Diabetes and Cholesterol Pill Approved

Amy Campbell

Seven Little-Known Steps for Lowering Your Blood Pressure

Amy Campbell

Listen Up: Here’s How to Lower Your LDL

Amy Campbell

Blasted Belly Fat: Types of Fat

David Spero

Cats or Dogs — Which is Healthier?

David Spero

Why Stop Smoking?

Diane Fennell

Eat Fiber Now to Avoid Heart Disease Later

David Spero

Touch as Medicine

Diane Fennell

Lowering Heart Disease Death Risk With Fruits and Veggies

Diane Fennell

Many Delay Calling 9-1-1 in Spite of Heart Attack Symptoms

Diane Fennell

Low Testosterone May Increase Early Death Risk

Diane Fennell

Lifestyle Changes Lower Heart Risk Over Long Term

Diane Fennell

Lack of Sleep Increases Type 2, Heart Disease Risk

David Spero

Beyond Diet and Exercise

Diane Fennell

FDA Panel Issues Recommendation on Avandia

David Spero

Controlling Blood Pressure

David Spero

Eggs and Dairy Now “Heart Healthy”

Diane Fennell

New Aspirin Recommendations Released

Diane Fennell

Processed Meat Linked With Type 2 and Heart Disease

Diane Fennell

Low A1C Not to Blame for ACCORD Death Rate; Questions Remain

Diane Fennell

Bran Reduces Deaths from Heart Disease

Diane Fennell

Chocolate Reduces Heart Risks, New Study Suggests

Diane Fennell

Coffee Linked With Lower Stroke Risk

Diane Fennell

New Research on Statins

Diane Fennell

Tight Glucose Control and Heart Risk

Diane Fennell

Reducing Stroke and Cardiovascular Disease Risk

Diane Fennell

Drugs and Lifestyle Versus Surgery for Heart Disease

Diane Fennell

Cardiovascular Risk Decreased by Intensive Lifestyle Intervention

Diane Fennell

Affordable Drug Combo Slashes Heart Risk by As Much As 80%

Eric Lagergren

My Cholesterol, My LDL, and That Statin Dose

David Spero

Is Weight Good for You?

David Spero

Tight Control OK if You Want It

Diane Fennell

Research on Rosiglitazone

Amy Campbell

Food Group Superfoods: Protein Foods (Part 8)

Diane Fennell

New Findings on Cardiovascular Risk

Diane Fennell

A Triglyceride–Neuropathy Connection?

Diane Fennell

Does DASH Prevent Heart Failure?

Amy Campbell

CoQ10: A Supplement Whose Time May Have Come

Tara Dairman

Fibrate Drug May Lower Heart Risks in Some

Amy Campbell

Are You Doing Your Part for Your Heart?

Amy Campbell

Essential Fatty Acids: What You Need to Know (Part 4)

Tara Dairman

Does Aspirin Do Much Good?

Tara Dairman

Zetia May Help Protect Arteries in Type 2’s

Tara Dairman

Fibrate Drug Alone Doesn’t Cut Heart Risks for Type 2’s

Tara Dairman

Drug Combo Linked to Increased Health Risks

Tara Dairman

Tight Control and Cardiovascular Disease (Part 3): VADT

Amy Campbell

The Ups and Downs of Meds and Diabetes (Part 3): Blood Lipids

Tara Dairman

Tight Control and Cardiovascular Disease (Part 2): ACCORD

Amy Campbell

The Ups and Downs of Meds and Diabetes (Part 2): Blood Pressure

Web Team

What We’re Reading: Tim Russert

Tara Dairman

Tight Control and Cardiovascular Disease (Part 1): ADVANCE

Tara Dairman

Two Lipid Drugs May Be Better Than One

Tara Dairman

Keeping the Weight Off

Tara Dairman

ADVANCE Study Contradicts ACCORD Findings

Tara Dairman

The ACCORD Trial Findings: What You Should Know

Tara Dairman

Cholesterol Drug Can Now Treat Type 2

Tara Dairman

Vytorin Study Results Disappoint

Amy Campbell

Shaking the Salt (Part 4)

Tara Dairman

Study Finds New Risks for Avandia

Amy Campbell

Shaking the Salt (Part 1)

Tara Dairman

Actos Tops Avandia in Heart Safety Studies

Jan Chait

Bits and Pieces of This and That

Amy Campbell

Super Fruits: Can One a Day Keep the Doctor Away?

Tara Dairman

New Research Focuses on Blood Pressure Control (Part 2)

Tara Dairman

New Research Focuses on Blood Pressure Control (Part 1)

Jan Chait

The "Heart" of Diabetes: More Than Just Blood Glucose

Tara Dairman

Two Standard Blood Tests May Get an Overhaul

Tara Dairman

Panel Recommends That Avandia Stay on the Market

Amy Campbell

Good News for Chocolate Fans

Tara Dairman

Lipid-lowering Drugs Help Avert Neuropathy, Stroke

Tara Dairman

Type 2 Drug Avandia Linked to Increased Risk of Heart Attacks

Tara Dairman

Article of the Week: Preventing Coronary Heart Disease

Amy Campbell

Fabulous Fish Oil Findings: Part 3

Amy Campbell

Fabulous Fish Oil Findings: Part 2

Amy Campbell

Fabulous Fish Oil Findings: Part 1

Amy Campbell

Troublesome Triglycerides (Part 2)

Amy Campbell

Troublesome Triglycerides (Part 1)

Amy Campbell

Zinc and Diabetes

Amy Campbell

Lowering Cholesterol: What Works and What Doesn’t (Part 2)

Tara Dairman

What We’re Reading: More on Depression, Diabetes, and Heart Disease

Amy Campbell

Lowering Cholesterol: What Works and What Doesn’t (Part 1)

Tara Dairman

What’s For Breakfast? Whole Grains and Calcium!

Joe Nelson

Depression, Diabetes, and Heart Disease

Amy Campbell

Ironing It Out: Linking Diabetes with Iron Intake

Amy Campbell

Oil Changes: The Final Chapter

Tara Dairman

New Guidelines for Lowering Women’s Heart and Stroke Risks

Amy Campbell

Oil Changes: Part 2

Tara Dairman

Article of the Week: Heart Attack

Andy Stuckey

Diabetes: An Ass-Kicking Woman?

Amy Campbell

Juice vs. Fruit: What’s Better for Diabetes?

Tara Dairman

How Much of a Risk Factor is Ethnicity?

Tara Dairman

Nation’s First Trans Fat Ban Approved

Tara Dairman

Statin Studies Show Important Benefits for People With Diabetes

Tara Dairman

Joslin Launches Free Online Diabetes Videos

Tara Dairman

Proposed Trans Fat Ban and Calorie Listing Sparks Debate

Tara Dairman

Studies Find Benefits for Fish and Omega-3 Consumption

Tara Dairman

Flu Shot Especially Important for People with Cardiovascular Disease

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