You may know that having diabetes raises your risk for atherosclerosis, or the narrowing of arteries caused by the buildup of fatty plaque. And you may have heard that atherosclerosis often affects the arteries near the heart, leading to angina or a heart attack.
But did you know that atherosclerosis can affect the arteries in other parts of the body, as well?
The American Diabetes Association (ADA) recently published new guidelines on medical nutrition therapy, or the use of diet to prevent or treat diabetes and diabetes complications. Published in the September 2006 issue of the journal Diabetes Care, the new guidelines are an updated version of guidelines from 2002 and 2004.
If you’re trying to lose weight or maintain weight loss, certain habits may help you to succeed. A recent survey has identified some of the behaviors and strategies of people who have shed pounds and kept them off.
As you probably know, a terrorist plot foiled in the United Kingdom on August 10 raised the threat level in the United States and prompted the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to ban passengers from carrying liquids and gels onto aircraft. At the time, the only exceptions were baby formula, breast milk, and prescription medicines that had the passenger’s name on them.
If you’ve visited DiabetesSelfManagement.com before, you’ll notice that we’ve made a few changes around here. For starters, we’ve given ourselves a makeover. To make the site more appealing to the eye and easier to explore, we’ve given it a new look and a new layout. In addition, we’re pleased to launch this blog—The Diabetes Self-Management Blog, which will be updated each weekday by me and by several talented writers.