THURSDAY, March 7, 2019 -- When you're diagnosed with diabetes, your doctor is likely to start you on a program to lower blood sugar and help insulin work more efficiently -- a regimen that may include a modified diet, exercise and possibly medication.
Starting (or ramping up) an exercise program can be the hardest of all these lifestyle changes. Typical exercise guidelines to help manage type 2 diabetes recommend 150 minutes a week of moderate to vigorous aerobic exercise, plus strength training on two or three days.
SATURDAY, Feb. 9, 2019 -- Monitoring blood sugar is essential for many people with diabetes, but self-testing is a hassle. For some patients, using a continuous glucose monitor might be the solution.
The monitors were originally designed for people with type 1 diabetes to keep track of their blood sugar throughout the day. Using a sensor and a receiver, these devices track factors such as exercise, stress, certain foods and sleep that can affect blood sugar.
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Despite medical advances, having diabetes is still linked to a higher risk of dying from cardiovascular disease, new research shows.
It's long been known that diabetes -- a condition that causes blood sugar to rise -- increases the risk of death from multiple causes. Past research showed people with diabetes are twice as likely to develop and die from cardiovascular diseases, including heart disease, heart failure, heart attack and stroke.
THURSDAY, Feb. 7, 2019 -- For people with type 2 diabetes, could the days of having to jab themselves with a needle whenever they need insulin be over?
It's now a distinct possibility, say researchers who have developed a capsule that can deliver insulin once it reaches the stomach. The new device has only been tested in animals so far, and such findings don't always pan out in humans, but the scientists say the results look promising.
THURSDAY, Feb. 7, 2019 -- As many as 7 out of 10 people with type 2 diabetes can achieve long-term disease remission by having weight-loss surgery called gastric bypass, according to a new Danish study.
The surgery isn't necessarily a cure for type 2 diabetes. Some people who go into remission and appear to no longer have the disease can relapse and start having symptoms again. In this study, 27 percent of people who were in remission relapsed during the five-year follow-up.