Whether you are newly diagnosed or have been managing diabetes most of your life, it’s important to understand the condition and its effects on your overall health. Learn about blood glucose monitoring, get insight on diabetes complications, tips to find emotional balance and more.
Keeping your blood glucose levels in a healthy range may require monitoring several times a day. Articles in this section discuss how often to check your blood glucose, how to do it properly, and how to interpret the numbers. You’ll also find tips for getting accurate results from your meter, and keeping records of your readings. You can read about "Blood Sugar Monitoring: When to Check and Why," "High Blood Sugar Symptoms," "Dealing With High Blood Glucose After Meals," and more!
The goal in treating diabetes is to minimize elevation of blood sugar without causing abnormally low levels of blood sugar. Learn about the treatments for diabetes including: medications, insulin, insulin pumps and pens, medications and diabetic diet.
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). Read the articles below to learn about how to prevent and treat these — and other — complications of diabetes. You can read about "Diabetic Leg Pain and Peripheral Arterial Disease," "Natural Ways to Lower Your Cholesterol," "When Viagra Doesn’t Work," and more!
Diabetes can take its toll on your emotional well-being, while stress and negative emotions can take their toll on blood glucose control. Find tips on managing stress, dealing with depression, and finding support groups.
Staying healthy is about more than just diabetes management. In this section, you’ll find answers to common general health questions. Want to know how to improve your sleep? How diabetes can affect your skin or hearing? It’s all here.
We all know there are lots of other people out there with diabetes, but who are those people? How do they deal with their diabetes? What challenges have they faced and how? Get to know others and read their stories.
There are some diabetes-related issues that are unique to women. Changes in hormone levels throughout the menstrual cycle can affect blood glucose levels. Pregnancy can also affect blood glucose levels, and high blood glucose levels can affect a pregnancy. This section deals with women’s concerns, from reproductive health to staying healthy in your golden years.