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Diabetes

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?

Can type 2 diabetes be reversed? Yes, it can! Recent diet studies, as well as results from bariatric surgery, show what is possible.

QAre artificial sweeteners bad for me if I have blood sugar problems? I am borderline diabetic and have started using them to cut back on sugar. AIf you’re borderline diabetic—aka, you have prediabetes—you should cut back not just on sugar and starches but also on artificial sweeteners. Use them rarely—no more than once a month.

QI have type 2 diabetes, and my feet and ankles sometimes swell a little bit. Should I wear compression stockings? AIf your swelling bothers you or is painful—or you just don’t like having swollen ankles—compression stockings…aka compression socks or Jobst stockings…can provide relief. But to be safe, there are a few things you need to

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