Osteoporosis: Yet Another Complication of Diabetes? (Part 1)


As if you didn’t have enough to contend with managing diabetes, many of you will need to consider your risk of developing osteoporosis at some point. Women are certainly at higher risk of getting this bone disease, but men aren’t off the hook either. And while most people don’t usually link diabetes with osteoporosis, there actually is a connection, so it’s important to take steps to keep your bones as healthy as possible. Read More “Osteoporosis: Yet Another Complication of Diabetes? (Part 1)”

Article of the Week: Urinary Incontinence


Sometimes diabetes, gynecological issues (such as those Jan Chait writes about in her blog entry this week), and urinary problems go hand in hand. In fact, women with diabetes have a 70% higher chance of developing urinary incontinence (the involuntary loss of urine) than those without. This article describes the different types of incontinence and several methods of treatment, including bladder retraining, drug therapy, and inserted devices.

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And remember that articles on a wide variety of diabetes topics are always available in our magazine archives section!

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New Guidelines for Lowering Women’s Heart and Stroke Risks


The American Heart Association released updated guidelines this week for preventing cardiovascular disease (heart disease and stroke) in women. The guidelines, which were published in a special issue of the journal Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association, provide new information on how aspirin, hormone therapy, and supplements should (or should not) be used in women for cardiovascular disease prevention. Read More “New Guidelines for Lowering Women’s Heart and Stroke Risks”

What Were Reading: Diabetes and Disordered Eating


This week, we’d like to direct your attention to this post at entitled “Eating Disorders in Teens with Type 1 Diabetes.” The post examines a new study that shows that eating disorders are twice as common in teenage girls with Type 1 diabetes than in their peers who don’t have diabetes. It includes information on warning signs for eating disorders and the dangers of insulin dose manipulation for weight control.

The About Diabetes blog is written by Debra Manzella, a writer and practicing nurse. Read More “What Were Reading: Diabetes and Disordered Eating”

Women’s Sexual Health


It’s been a number of weeks since I wrote about sexual health, and I was reminded that my first blog entry on the topic was primarily about men. Someone commented that women have sexual problems too, but often seem to be left out of these discussions. Historically, this has been true, but over the past few years women’s sexual health has started to receive more attention. Read More “Women’s Sexual Health”


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