Keeping Your Eyes Healthy

uch 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

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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…

Your Annual Comprehensive Foot Exam

Through early identification, diagnosis, and treatment of potential problems, the vast majority of foot-related diabetes complications can be avoided…

Taking Diabetes to Heart

When you have diabetes, it is uncontrolled blood glucose levels that place you at the highest risk for heart disease…

The Pressure Is On

High blood pressure is very serious. But paying attention to it now can save you a lot of grief down the road…

In fact, high blood pressure is very serious. But paying attention to it now can save you a lot of grief down the road…

Diabetic Leg Pain and Peripheral Arterial Disease

Cramping, pain, or legs that hurt when walking or climbing stairs – learn to read the signs and symptoms of diabetic leg pain that may point to peripheral arterial disease (PAD)…