Living with Diabetes Articles

Ah, those sunny summer days were a great excuse to get outside and get moving. But with the end of summer, the days are getting shorter, you might just need a few reminders of how to keep yourself motivated to exercise and stay active through the fall and winter. Here are 15 tips you can put...

While a vitamin deficiency won't cause diabetes, not having the proper diabetic nutrition can interfere with glucose control. American Diabetes Services, a leading provider of diabetic testing supplies, offers information on diabetes and nutritional supplements. Nutrition...

If you suffer from nerve pain as a complication of Diabetes, you know it can take time to resolve. The best way to help keep nerve pain at bay is to carefully manage your Diabetes. That means controlling your blood sugar levels, exercising regularly and maintaining a healthy weight.

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What you choose to eat affects your chances of developing high blood pressure, or hypertension. Recent studies show that blood pressure can be lowered by following the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) eating plan—and by eating less salt, also called sodium.

While...

Last week we featured an article about The Benefits of Strength Training for Older Adults. Today we introduce you to Growing Stronger, a strength training program developed by experts at Tufts University and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). While the program was developed...

While continuous glucose monitoring systems (CGMS) are relatively new to the market, they are growing significantly in popularity. Industry experts estimate that total sales of CGMs nearly doubled between 2008 and 2009.

And with good reason. Studies have shown that patients who use...

Sorbitol, a sugar alcohol, was once widely accepted as a sugar alternative for diabetics. It is also produced in the body when glucose is metabolized. Today, there is controversy over the merits of this popular sweetener. Too much sorbitol in the bloodstream can accumulate and...

Because diet plays a critical role in the development and management of Type 2 Diabetes, it is important for diabetics to pay close attention to food labels when grocery shopping and planning meals. Healthy meal choices can help regulate blood sugar levels, and, along with daily exercise, help...

Diabetic nerve pain can be a frustrating complication of diabetes. Roughly half of all diabetics will eventually develop diabetes nerve pain, which occurs when blood sugar levels are uncontrolled and remain high for extended periods of time. One of the most...

For the nation's 25 million people with Type 2 diabetes, and an estimated 57 million pre-diabetics,...