Diabetic Retinopathy – the Hard Facts

Diabetic retinopathy affects 80% of people who have been diabetic for 20 years or more. The disease accounts for 12% of all new cases of blindness each year in the West and is the leading cause for blindness in persons aged 20 to 64 years. Here are the symptoms, causes and treatments for diabetic retinopathy and how you can avoid going blind. Continue reading “Diabetic Retinopathy – the Hard Facts”

The benefits of Fava or broad beans for diabetics

Find out more about these highly nutritious beans. Continue reading “The benefits of Fava or broad beans for diabetics”

How diabetes can damage your kidneys (and what you can do about it)

Your kidneys contain millions of minute blood vessels that filter waste products from your blood. But diabetes can damage these amazing organs, so they lose their filtering ability. How is kidney disease caused and what can you do to prevent or reverse the damage? Continue reading “How diabetes can damage your kidneys (and what you can do about it)”

The link between gout and diabetes

Is there a link between diabetes and gout, that intense pain you feel in your joints? What is gout and how is it caused? And, if you are diabetic, what is the best way to treat your gout and avoid debilitating attacks? Continue reading “The link between gout and diabetes”

Stomach problems due to diabetes explained

Diabetes can damage the nerve that controls the flow of food through your digestive system. This gives rise to gastroparesis, an extremely unpleasant medical condition. What is gastroparesis and what can you do about it? Continue reading “Stomach problems due to diabetes explained”

How to Beat the Blindness caused by Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy is damage to your eye caused by diabetes. It can result in blurred vision or indeed complete blindness. So, as a diabetic, how can you hold on to your vision? Continue reading “How to Beat the Blindness caused by Diabetic Retinopathy”