Here's a look at diabetes, a disease that affects millions of people around the world.
Diabetes is a leading cause of health problems, including heart disease, kidney failure, high blood pressure, stroke, blindness, and neuropathy. Family history is a significant factor - and that you can’t change - however, you can make lifestyle changes that may reduce your chances of developing diabetes.
By exercising and eating healthier you may delay the onset of diabetes or avoid it altogether. Each month we will focus on how diabetes can affect the body and offer information to help the public Defeat Diabetes. It affects all of us, in fact, 30 million Americans have diabetes, and many don't even know it.
Louisiana ranks either #1 or #2 in diabetics in the country. Our diet and lack of exercise contribute.
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The numbers are staggering. 30 million Americans have diabetes and another 84 million have prediabetes—a number that only gets more dire when you consider its associated healthcare price tag of $327 billion.
Cataracts are not the only threat to the eyes of a diabetic. Brenda Teele found several other conditions pose a threat, like glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy.
You may have heard that diabetes causes eye problems and may lead to blindness. People with diabetes do have a higher risk of blindness than people without diabetes. But, it can be managed.
Cooking at home doesn’t have to be complicated! Following a recipe, even a simple one, can feel like a chore, but you don’t always need a recipe.
BATON ROUGE, La. – Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana’s registered dietitians will lead a Facebook Live event series to share healthy lifestyle tips for people who are living with diabetes. Events in this series will take place on Wellness Wednesdays, broadcasting at noon from the Blue …
Staying home and limiting your contact with other people is the most effective way to stay safe and avoid COVID-19. However, some trips outside are essential, like shopping for groceries. Read on for simple tips to make grocery shopping safer.
SHREVEPORT, La - According to the American Heart Association, 68% of people age 65 or older with diabetes die from some form heart disease. But according to doctors, you can control many contributing factors and decrease your chances of heart disease.
TEXARKANA, Texas - January is Glaucoma Awareness Month and brings attention to diabetes since the disease doubles your odds of developing the eye condition.
SHREVEPORT, La - The numbers are staggering. 30-million Americans have diabetes and another 84-million have prediabetes. Those numbers only get more dire when you consider its associated healthcare price tag of $327 billion.
Abstaining from food for 16 to 18 hours a day could be key to treating a variety of health conditions -- even if you've got to train yourself to push past the hunger.
Nearly a quarter of young adults and a fifth of adolescents in the United States have prediabetes, according to a recent study published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics.
SHREVEPORT, La - Diabetes is a leading cause of health problems, including heart disease, kidney failure, high blood pressure, stroke, blindness, and neuropathy.
(CNN) - The Federal Aviation Administration is set to allow pilots with insulin-treated diabetes to apply to fly commercial airliners, according to a Department of Transportation official who spoke with CNN.