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With Diabetes, Cutting Blood Pressure a Little May Go a Long Way
Having a normal blood pressure is good for overall health, but in diabetes patients, it may also be critical to preventing major heart problems.
Too Much of a Good Thing: Some Diabetes Patients Overtreated
Like Goldilocks and her porridge, people with diabetes need their blood sugar "just right." In some cases, though, diabetes treatment for older adults with other health problems can be overly strict, which may cause blood sugar problems.
Diabetes May Affect Young and Old Differently
Diabetes affects millions in the US. But new research suggests that it may affect patients in different ways.
Rx Could Cut Diabetes Complications
A first-of-its-kind study examined the potential relationship between taking statins, prescription medicines that treat high cholesterol, and diabetes complications like vision loss and kidney damage.
Diabetic Eye Damage Tied to Ethnicity
From your head to your toes, diabetes can cause problems throughout the body. Even your eyes can be affected by diabetes.
Low "Good" Cholesterol Bad in Diabetes
If you have diabetes, you could end up having problems in many parts of the body, including the heart, kidneys or eyes. If you want to protect yourself against these problems, you may need to keep a closer eye on your cholesterol.
When to Screen Diabetic Eyes
Diabetes patients are faced with the possibility of many complications, including eye problems. The American Diabetes Association recommends that people with diabetes get their eyes checked at least once a year.
Retinopathy: Not Just for Diabetics
Once thought of as a diabetics-only eye disease, retinopathy can affect those whose blood glucose levels are higher than normal on a consistent basis.