There are several types of treatment for diabetic retinopathy, but the best approach is early detection and treatment, which can reduce the risk of blindness …
Over time, high blood glucose can have harmful effects on the body, leading to complications such as neuropathy (nerve damage), nephropathy (kidney disease), and retinopathy (eye disease). Learn about how to prevent and treat these — and other — complications of diabetes.
Simple Steps for Foot Health
Since spring is here (and summer is right around the corner), it’s a great time to make sure your feet are in good shape for the warm weather ahead… Read More “Simple Steps for Foot Health”
Six Surprising Things That Can Raise Your Blood Pressure
The American Diabetes Association shares that two out of three people living with diabetes have high blood pressure… Read More “Six Surprising Things That Can Raise Your Blood Pressure”
What Is Peripheral Arterial Disease?
Do you ever experience cramping leg pain while walking that goes away after a few minutes of resting? It could be a sign of peripheral arterial disease… Read More “What Is Peripheral Arterial Disease?”
Dry Eye: Symptoms, Treatment, Prevention
Diabetes is a condition that can affect the eyes. Dry eye is one eye condition that is common in people who have diabetes… Read More “Dry Eye: Symptoms, Treatment, Prevention”
Insulin Resistance: Three Associated Medical Conditions
Learn how insulin resistance can influence certain additional conditions and discover that there are extra benefits to managing your blood glucose beyond just diabetes… Read More “Insulin Resistance: Three Associated Medical Conditions”
What Is a Dilated Eye Exam?
If you’ve been putting off getting your annual dilated eye exam, now is as good a time as any! Learn more about this exam and why it’s so important… Read More “What Is a Dilated Eye Exam?”
Tips to Manage Cholesterol
People with diabetes are twice as likely to have a heart attack or stroke. What is cholesterol, and what role does it play in this process? Read More “Tips to Manage Cholesterol”
Could You Have Autonomic Neuropathy?
What is autonomic neruopathy and how might you know if you have it? Read on to learn more… Read More “Could You Have Autonomic Neuropathy?”
How Diabetes Can Lead to Dry Eye
If your eyes burn or sting or constantly feel uncomfortable, you may have a condition known as dry eye. If it’s any consolation, you’re not alone — millions of Americans are afflicted with dry eye… Read More “How Diabetes Can Lead to Dry Eye”
Steps to Prevent Diabetic Foot Amputations
Now is the time for people with diabetes to give their feet some love by taking foot care seriously to prevent diabetic foot amputations… Read More “Steps to Prevent Diabetic Foot Amputations”