Diabetes in the Elderly Articles

  • 5 Common Complications from Diabetes

    Even when blood sugar levels are properly managed, individuals with diabetes can develop serious health concerns. Learn the signs and symptoms to watch out for.

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  • Pre-Diabetes: What You Need to Know

    Pre-diabetes indicates blood glucose levels that are higher than normal but not high enough to be called diabetes. Anyone diagnosed as pre-diabetic is more likely to develop type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke.

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  • Testing for Diabetes and Treating It

    Does your parent have diabetes? Explore the testing procedures used to diagnose diabetes and the best methods for controlling blood sugar levels once diagnosed.

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  • Who Gets Diabetes? Top 10 Risk Factors

    Certain risk factors can increase the chances that a person will get diabetes. Some risk factors can be eliminated, while others cannot.

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  • Type 2 Diabetes: Kidney Complications

    Diabetes is the number one cause of chronic kidney (or renal) failure in the U.S.

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  • What is Vascular Dementia?

    Vascular dementia is the second most common cause of dementia after Alzheimer’s. It is caused by brain damage from a cerebrovascular or cardiovascular event- usually stroke, and results in various symptoms dependent on the area of the brain affected.

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  • Confusing Food Labels Make Managing Blood Glucose a Challenge

    86 million Americans have pre-diabetes, and 90 percent of us don't even know it. It's an epidemic, and food labels don't help.

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  • Chronic Health Conditions and the Flu: A Deadly Combination

    For elderly people, influenza can lead to serious complications like pneumonia, exacerbate existing chronic medical conditions and even cause death. Vaccinations are a senior’s best defense against the flu and related complications.

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  • Fingernails: 5 Signs That Point to Senior Health Problems

    The condition of a senior’s fingernails can indicate the presence of medical issues like heart disease, thyroid issues and malnutrition, which can be especially serious in elderly individuals.

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  • The 4 Most Common Age-Related Eye Diseases

    Glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy are the four most common eye conditions among people over age 65. Learn about symptoms and preventive measures you can take to help preserve your vision.

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  • Testing Blood Glucose Levels

    Testing blood sugar, or blood glucose level, helps manage diabetes and reduce the risk of having long-term complications.

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  • 10 Signs of Kidney Disease

    The early symptoms of kidney disease often go unnoticed, but delays in medical treatment could result in organ failure. Learn to recognize the initial signs to ensure you seek treatment in a timely manner.

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  • How to Buy A Blood Glucose Self-Test Kit

    Self-monitoring blood glucose (SMBG testing) enables diabetics and their caregivers to effectively manage and treat diabetes.

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  • An Overview of Diabetic Neuropathy

    Nerve damage is a serious condition that is associated with diabetes and can lead many health problems.

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  • Millions of Americans Have This Dangerous Disease, But Don’t Know It

    Pre diabetes affects the health of millions of unsuspecting Americans. Learn how high blood sugar can harm the body, and how to reverse pre diabetes.

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  • 7 Exercise Tips for Diabetics

    An exercise regimen can help a diabetic lose weight, and also plays an important role in helping the body manage blood sugar levels. Here are seven things diabetics can do to stay safe while exercising.

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  • Diabetes Puts Elderly at Greater Risk for Alzheimer's and Dementia

    Connection discovered between dementia risk and diabetes. As many as one-quarter of Americans over the age of 60 could have a significantly increased risk for Alzheimer's and other types of dementia.

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  • Electronic Health Records Lead to Better Care for People With Diabetes

    Electronic health records versus paper-based methods of record-keeping were put to the test with a group of diabetes patients seeking comprehensive medical care.

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  • Diabetes, Hypertension Raise Glaucoma Risk

    Those with diabetes had a 35% greater risk for developing glaucoma than those without the disease; hypertension upped the risk by 17%.

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  • Risk of Type 2 Diabetes Increased by Red Meat and Processed Meat

    A new study links increased risk of Type 2 diabetes to red and processed meats, and suggests healthier options.

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