Diabetes-Related Health Conditions


Diabetes-Related Health Conditions

Because blood flows to every part of your body, the effects of high blood sugar can result in a number of health problems. People with diabetes who have high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or both, increase their risk of developing complications, like heart disease and stroke.

This section of Diabetic Gourmet Magazine includes articles and resources about other health conditions of interest to people living with diabetes. These diabetes-related health topics include high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease, gout, obesity, Alzheimer’s disease, neuropathy, cancer, eye disease and blindness, diabetic kidney disease and more.

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Raising Veggie-Eating Children

We hear about vegetables' importance to health all the time, but many children and adolescents still don't eat even one serving a day.

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Making Good Use of Your Time with Your Doctor

It’s important to make the most of the potentially short amount of one-on-one time you have with your doctor. These simple tips can make a big difference in the quality of care you receive.

Normal Weight but Obese?

Science has confirmed the role that excess body fat plays in health problems like heart disease, diabetes and cancer. But conventional wisdom has always associated an increased risk for these diseases with overweight and obesity — until now.

Having Heart Surgery? Watch Your Blood Sugar

Nearly half of all heart surgery patients may experience blood sugar levels high enough to require temporary insulin treatment after their operation, even though they’ve never had diabetes, according to a new study.

Are You At Risk for Carotid Artery Disease?

Certain traits, conditions, or habits may raise your risk for carotid artery disease. These conditions are known as risk factors. The more risk factors you have, the more likely you are to get the disease. You can control some, but not all, risk factors.

What’s Your Relationship with Food?

Regardless of how emotional eating begins, recognizing the signs and developing a new approach to eating are essential skills that are necessary to build a healthier relationship with food and with yourself.

Children May Have Cholesterol Problems, Too

High cholesterol levels are not just found in adults. Children may have high cholesterol, too, even without being overweight. Over years, cholesterol overload has similar hazards as in adults – clogged arteries and injury to the heart.

Make Your Muscles Work

While the term “strength training” may elicit images of a Speedo-clad Arnold Schwarzenegger, bodybuilders encompass only a fraction of strength-training enthusiasts. In fact, from marathoners to moms, everyone can benefit from increasing their muscle mass.

7 Ways for Kids to Have a Slimmer Summer

This may be the first generation of kids who do not outlive their parents because of health problems related to childhood obesity. But parents can take action now to help prevent the early onset of these diseases.


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