Living with Diabetes

Diabetes Treatment and Care

Diabetes Treatment

There are five groups of oral medications used to control Type 2 Diabetes. Each group has a different mechanism to decrease blood sugar levels. Read more

Non-Insulin Injectable Type 2 Diabetes Medications

There are several medications of different groups that can be used for the treatment of  Type 2 Diabetes. Some of these medications are taken orally while others are injectables. This article discusses the non-insulin injectable medications that were introduced in the past decade. Read more

High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure is very common in people with Diabetes; although, for many people it is not diagnosed early enough because symptoms may not be present. If you have high blood pressure then you will need to control it properly. By keeping your blood pressure in control you can avoid serious long-term complications such as heart attack, stroke, kidney damage, and eye disease. Read more

Dyslipidemia

People with Diabetes are at high risk of developing health problems such as, heart disease, stroke, or abnormal cholesterol levels. Cholesterol is a form of fat, which is produced in the liver. Some common dietary sources of cholesterol are milk, cheese, eggs and meat. It is an essential building block of the cell membrane, hormones and vitamin D. Cholesterol is required in limited quantities in the body; any abnormal changes may lead to health problems such as heart disease, or stroke. Read more

Obesity

Healthcare providers consider obesity a chronic illness that is associated with a wide range of diseases including, Type 2 Diabetes, heart disease, cancer. Obesity is an abnormal and excessive amount of body fat that could harm the health. Body weight is classified according to the body mass index (BMI) which is a weight for height measure. Read more