May 2011

Metabolic Syndrome The metabolic syndrome is characterized by the combination of abnormal blood sugars, elevated blood pressure, high cholesterol and central obesity. People with these risk factors are prone to developing heart disease, diabetes, liver disease, breast cancer, and colon cancer.  At your annual physical exams, your physician should check routine blood work and your […]

Diabetic Foot Pain: How To Pamper Your Feet And Why Orthopedic Shoes Matter As if controlling your blood sugars isn’t enough to worry about, now you are learning that you have to take special care of your feet! Chronically elevated sugar causes damage to your nervous system resulting in decreased sensation, typically in the hands […]

Keep in mind that the information in this post applies to type 2 diabetes.  If you have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, you cannot track your blood sugar without a home glucose monitor.  If you do not have a blood sugar machine, ask your doctor for a sample meter or contact manufacturers of glucometers as […]

The Diabetes Cure May Be Within Reach As previously discussed, people with diabetes cannot effectively process sugars, or glucose. Not all types of diabetes are created equal.  The short answer to your question of “can diabetes be cured” is no, at this time the diabetes cure has not been found. However, depending on which type of […]

What Should My Blood Sugar Be? According to the American Diabetes Association 2011 National Diabetes Fact Sheet, over 25 million Americans are living with diabetes. If you have just been diagnosed with diabetes it is important for you to know that you are not alone.  Despite your doctor’s best attempt to arm you with information, […]