“These findings show that we have come a long way in preventing complications and improving quality of life for people with diabetes,” said Edward Gregg, Ph.D., a senior epidemiologist in CDC’s Division of Diabetes Translation and lead author of the study. “While the declines in complications are good news, they are still high and will stay with us unless we can make substantial progress in preventing type 2 diabetes.”Read More
Diabetes is a highly treatable, but potentially deadly, disease if left untreated or undiagnosed. According to the American Diabetes Association, both the death rate from heart disease and risk for stroke are two to four times higher for people with diabetes. It is the leading cause of kidney failure and new cases of blindness and is the reason for more than 60 percent of lower limb amputations.Read More
Overweight does not mean that you will develop diabetes or even eating too much sugar will cause it alone.Read More
A new study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine has found an intrinsic link between depression and Type 2 diabetes, according to CNN Health.Read More
Some health professionals at the front lines of the war on diabetes are pulling no punches in their assessment of the need for strong action by individuals to take care of their health.
In advance of the meeting of the American Diabetes Association this month, the Lancet journal ran an editorial highlighting the fact that while much progress has been made in the area of medicines that treat diabetes, far less has been made when it comes to lifestyle changes.Read More