What Is Diabetes?
Diabetes is a serious disease. It happens when the body does not make enough insulin or cannot use it well. This causes high levels of glucose (blood sugar) to build up in the blood. As a result, the body does not work like it should.
What Is Diabetic Heart Disease?
If you have diabetes, you're more likely to have more cholesterol abnormalities — which contributes to cardiovascular disease. In fact, cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of diabetes-related deaths. People with diabetes are two to four times more likely to develop cardiovascular disease due to a variety of risk factors.
Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of diabetes-related death. People with diabetes are two to four times more likely to develop cardiovascular disease due to a variety of risk factors. Learn more about diabetes and heart disease.
Tips to Prevent and Control Diabetes
Stay one step ahead and follow these tips to help prevent and control your diabetes by getting active; eating less sodium, saturated fat, trans fat, cholesterol and sugar; eating more fiber; and stop smoking.
Control the ABCs of Diabetes
If you have diabetes, three key steps—the ABCs—can help you better manage your diabetes and lower your risk of heart attack and stroke. Learn about the ABCs of diabetes and keep track of your progress for each one.
Is Honey Good for Diabetics?
When you have diabetes, your diet is anything but simple. According to the American Diabetes Association (ADA), you should limit your carbohydrate intake to 45g to 60g per meal for best blood sugar control. Carbohydrates are found in a wide variety of foods, including honey. Learn if honey is good for diabetics.
Diabetes and Your Feet
If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, you are at risk for foot complications. It's important for you to understand these risks and to prevent potential complications. Read answers to common questions on diabetes and your feet.
What Is A Diabetic Foot Ulcer?
A diabetic foot ulcer is an open sore or wound that occurs in approximately 15 percent of patients with diabetes and is commonly located on the bottom of the foot. Of those who develop a foot ulcer, 6 percent will be hospitalized due to infection or other ulcer-related complication.
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