Diabetes and COVID-19: What to do if you get sick

Severe illness from COVID-19 is more likely in people who have certain underlying medical conditions. One of these is type 2 diabetes. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC , it's possible that people with type 1 or gestational diabetes are at higher risk too. And the danger goes both ways. Being sick may also make it harder for people with diabetes to control their blood sugar. So if you have diabetes, it's a good idea to know what to do in case you get sick. Plan ahea...

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11/11/2020 3:56:00 PM Comments(0)

Keep an eye out for diabetes-related vision problems

When you have diabetes, seeing an eye doctor at least once a year for a comprehensive dilated eye exam is an essential task for good health. Diabetes raises the risk for several eye diseases that can steal your sight. Most of them start stealthily with few, if any, symptoms. An eye doctor can spot the diseases early when they are often easier to treat. It's important to understand the eye diseases commonly associated with diabetes, which include these four: Diabetic retinopathy. The retina is th...

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8/28/2019 2:10:00 PM Comments(0)

Type 2 diabetes: Know the symptoms, know your risk

The earlier type 2 diabetes is diagnosed and treated, the better the chances of avoiding serious health problems. Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes. It usually starts when the body has trouble using insulin, a hormone that helps glucose also called blood sugar enter the body's cells. When glucose can't move into cells, it builds up in the bloodstream instead. Over time, a high glucose level in the blood can damage the body, increasing the chances for complications such as ...

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11/20/2018 2:39:00 PM Comments(0)

Get Answers to Your Diabetes Questions

Diabetes is a demanding disease—living with it isn't always easy. You may have a lot on your plate every day and a lot on your mind sometimes. Checking blood sugar, taking medication, watching what you eat and other diabetes-related tasks can sap your energy. Worry and frustration over things like glucose numbers or complications may take an emotional toll. All of the stress, strain and fatigue that comes with managing the disease may sometimes lead to what's often called diabetes distress...

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11/27/2017 4:24:00 PM Comments(0)

Prediabetes: 3 must-know facts

Chances are you know someone with type 2 diabetes. It's the most common form of diabetes—millions of Americans have it. But have you heard of something called prediabetes? It's a condition that also affects millions of Americans—and one that everyone should learn about. Here are three things you need to know about prediabetes to help protect your health: 1. It isn't the same as diabetes—yet. Prediabetes is a serious warning that type 2 diabetes is on its way. If you're told you...

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3/28/2017 3:06:00 PM Comments(0)

Inside Watson Clinic's Diabetes Education Program

According to the latest statistics compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over 29 million people are living with diabetes in the United States. For them, a diagnosis brings forth a seemingly endless parade of questions and challenges. How do I properly manage my blood sugar? What kinds of foods should I eat? How do I cope with the daily stresses of living with my condition? Watson Clinic’s diabetes education program is designed to provide patients with the management s...

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