News and Updates for the Patient and Family

Diabetes is Different for Women

Diabetes doesn’t treat men and women the same. Diabetes increases the risk of heart disease (the most common diabetes complication) by about four times in women but only about two times in men. Women are also at higher risk of other diabetes complications, like blindness.

If you’re a woman with diabetes, you may need to change your management plan from time to time, depending on what’s happening in your life. But no matter where you are or what you’re doing, you can’t go wrong with the basics:

  • Check blood sugar regularly
  • Eat healthy food in the right amounts
  • Be active on most days

Find out more about what you can do to stay on track and be your healthiest in our Diabetes and Women feature.

Living Well With Diabetes

You don’t get really good at dealing with diabetes overnight. But over time, you’ll figure out how to go from getting it done to taking it in stride. See if any of these tips are familiar (or worth trying!).

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Healthy Eating Tips for the Holidays

It’s that time of year again: treats at work, big holiday meals, edible gifts—and it all goes on for weeks. How do you stick to your diabetes meal plan when temptations are everywhere?

Not to worry! No food needs to be on the naughty list. You can have a serving of the dishes you really love and can’t get any other time of year. Being active can help make up for eating more than usual and reduce stress during this most stressful time of year.

Try these 5 tips for staying on track no matter what’s cooking.

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