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”

How diabetics can beat lung cancer

The overall survival rate for lung cancer patients who have type 2 diabetes is much worse than for patients who are not diabetic. A recent study suggests that foods high in plant pigments can reduce the risk of lung cancer. Here’s what you need to eat. Continue reading “How diabetics can beat lung cancer”

How you cook red meats can increase your risk of type 2 diabetes

Cooking red meats using high temperature and open-flame cooking methods, such as grilling (broiling) and barbecuing, increase the risk of type 2 diabetes among persons who consume red meat regularly. Why might this be so and how can you consume red meat safely? Continue reading “How you cook red meats can increase your risk of type 2 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”

Diabetes – Research Update

Research into diabetes — its physiology, causes, and how best to beat it — is ongoing. Here a few updates on the latest research findings which should prove useful for controlling blood glucose levels and for avoiding the dreadful medical conditions type 2 diabetes can cause. Continue reading “Diabetes – Research Update”

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”

What’s your risk of developing diabetes?

The risk of developing diabetes is increasing steadily, yet diabetics are living longer. In addition, your risk depends on your race, your education, and where you live. Here are some facts from the latest study. Continue reading “What’s your risk of developing diabetes?”