Diabetes

Treatment

Culinary Medicine: Bitter Melon for High Blood Sugar

Bitter melon looks like a warty cucumber. It's used in Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine to control blood sugar in people with diabetes. Should you try it?

Prevention

Diabetes From Your Mouthwash?

While obesity and inactivity remain key diabetes risk factors for type 2 diabetes, a frequent habit of using mouthwash may increase risk.

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For Better Blood Sugar, You Can’t Beat Beets

If your blood sugar is too high and you're fighting the battle of the bulge, there's an easy way to…

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Going Gluten-Free? Watch Your Blood Sugar

Just because a food is gluten free doesn't mean it's good for you. Case in point—pasta.

Treatment

Exercise If You Take Insulin? This Online Calculator Makes It Easy

If you have diabetes and take insulin, exercise can be tricky—and sometimes, dangerous. This online calculator helps make it easier to be safe.

Prevention

The Gut Bug That Protects Against Diabetes

Here's a diabetes paradox. While most people who get type 2 diabetes are overweight or obese, some overweight/obese people never…

Complications

Natural Wound Healing for People with Diabetes

For people with diabetes, a simple scratch can become a serious medical challenge. Fortunately, you have a kitchen. And a…

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Natural Treatments for Diabetic Neuropathy

Learn which natural supplements are good for diabetic neuropathy. Dr. Andrew Rubman recommends alpha-lipoic acid (ALA) and octacosanol.

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Patient Wisdom: 7 Tips for Living Alone with Diabetes

It's easy to feel vulnerable when you have diabetes and live alone. I know—I've had type 1 diabetes for more…

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Is Your Doctor Missing Prediabetes?

There aren’t many primary care providers who can identify which patients should be screened for prediabetes. Should you ask your doctor to have you tested?

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Patient Wisdom: Traveling with Diabetes

Judith McQuown, author of 1,137 Secrets for Living Well with Diabetes, shared her tried-and-true travel tips for people with diabetes.

Prevention

Is Your Home Too Comfy for Your Health?

We like indoor temperatures to be comfy. But keeping your home cooler can help you burn fat, lose weight and control blood sugar better.

Medications

Should I Take Gymnema Instead of Metformin for Diabetes?

Should you take gymnema for type 2 diabetes? This naturopath thinks there's a better alternative—berberine.

Treatment

Is an A1c Level Below 7 Always Best for Managing Diabetes?

If you have type 2 diabetes, you may think that getting your blood sugar levels as low as possible is ideal. But it can backfire.

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Diabetes and Women’s Heart Health

In this video, Suzanne Steinbaum, MD, discusses the risk factors for diabetes, particularly those that affect women’s heart health.