Living Well With Heart Failure

Although heart failure is a serious condition, with adequate care and appropriate lifestyle changes, a person who has it can live a full and enjoyable life…

Eating for Better Vision and Healthy Eyes

Researchers have been homing in on evidence that certain dietary habits may help stave off two common degenerative eye diseases…

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Treating Gastroparesis

Although the term gastroparesis may be new to some, the symptoms can be all too familiar, as up to 50% of people with diabetes will develop gastroparesis…

Resolving Diabetes-Related Bladder Problems

By looking out for certain warning signs, you can catch diabetic bladder problems early and treat them before permanent injury is done…

Keeping Your Eyes Healthy

Much of the effort you put into your daily diabetes care is aimed at preventing the chronic or long-term complications that can occur with diabetes. Over time, less than optimally controlled blood glucose and blood pressure levels can cause damage to blood vessels, nerves, and organs in the body, including the eyes

Avoiding Eye Complications

When it comes to diabetes-related eye complications, the good news is that most cases of severe vision loss due to diabetes are preventable. The bad news is that tens of thousands of people still lose vision to diabetes each year, despite all that is…

What to Expect at Your Eye Exam

If you are lucky enough to have good eyesight, you may be surprised when your diabetes care team recommends that you make an appointment with an eye doctor. If your vision is stable, and your eyes don’t bother you, why should you have your eyes…

Foot Care Q&A: Part 2

Earlier in the year we brought you Part 1 of this article, in which five foot-care experts – including four podiatrists and one pedorthist – gave advice on basic foot care, dry skin, discolored toenails, athlete’s foot, hammertoes, bunions, and peripheral neuropathy. In this installment our experts take on shoes, socks, insoles and orthotics, home remedies, and pedicures…

Foot Care Q&A: Part 1

People with diabetes often have questions about how best to care for their feet and what to do when problems occur. To help answer these questions, Diabetes Self-Management interviewed several foot-care experts…