Preventing Diabetes: Changing Your Lifestyle Can Delay or Prevent Diabetes

Diabetes: a drop of blood on the finger and a doctor's stethoscope

Type 2 diabetes is a serious disease caused by an excess of sugar in the blood because the body is unable to make or efficiently use insulin, a hormone created by the pancreas that helps turn glucose from food into energy. Left uncontrolled, diabetes can damage the eyes, limbs and kidneys and even contribute to … Read more

Diabetes: Changing the Course from a Lifetime of Illness to a Better Life

Diabetes: Changing the Course from a Lifetime of Illness to a Better Life

We are experiencing a health epidemic – an avoidable one at that. Diabetes is categorized as a group of metabolic diseases in which the body either does not respond to insulin or simply doesn’t produce enough insulin. There are different types of diabetes, and all of them impact glucose levels. Type 2 diabetes is typically […]

Managing Diabetes in the Golden Years

Managing Diabetes in the Golden Years. Photo of glucometer, healthy foods and measuring tape.

“People ask me if diet or exercise is more important when you have diabetes,” said Reinhart. “My response is: ‘You can’t fly a plane without two wings!’ Both are vital in maintaining not only healthy glucose levels but healthy blood vessels. Exercise is the fountain of youth.” As people age, it’s easy to mistake symptoms […]

Managing Life with Type 1 Diabetes

Managing Life with Type 1 Diabetes

Being diagnosed with diabetes can be terrifying at any age. While the media’s efforts have improved in recent years, there is still a long way to go toward changing the public’s perception of diabetes. Great strides have been made in diabetes care and people with Type 1 and Type 2 can live long, healthy lives. […]

What is Diabetic Retinopathy?

Closeup photo of an eye

Diabetic retinopathy is a complication of diabetes and a leading cause of blindness. It occurs when diabetes damages the tiny blood vessels inside the retina, the light-sensitive tissue at the back of the eye. A healthy retina is necessary for good vision. If you have diabetic retinopathy, at first you may notice no changes to […]