What Can We Do About the Diabetes Heart Health Connection?

DR. RODGERS: Women with diabetes can lower their chances of heart attack or stroke by managing their blood glucose, blood pressure and cholesterol, and not smoking. Hi, I’m Dr. Griffin Rodgers, director of the National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases at NIH. Barbra Streisand, legendary director, singer, actress, producer and co-founder of the…

Heart Disease and Diabetes

On-screen: Heart Disease and Diabetes On-screen: Heart disease is the number one killer of people with diabetes. On-screen: Were you aware of that? JIM: I did not know that heart disease was the number one killer of people with diabetes; I knew there was a connection. MICHAEL: Diabetes is a major cause of heart disease….

The Lasting Impact of Gestational Diabetes

[music playing] My main motivation when I found out I had gestational diabetes was to stay healthy for my family, for my son. My family has experienced type 2 diabetes. My mother had gestational diabetes and she was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes after she had my sisters. She actually didn’t even know that she…

NDEP – Healthy Eating with Diabetes

For people living with diabetes and for those trying to prevent Type 2 Diabetes healthy eating is important for controlling blood sugar, blood pressure, and cholesterol. It’s also really critical for losing and maintaining a healthy weight. When you have diabetes, your family members can eat the same food that you’re eating and benefit from…

Hypoglycemia and Diabetes

On-screen: Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) and Diabetes On-screen: What does it feel like when your blood sugar is low? KIM: Low blood sugars can feel many different ways. JENNIFER: I feel really tired. MICHAEL: My vision changes. KIM: Definitely ravenous hunger, sweating. ANDRE: I get very dizzy and lightheaded. JENNIFER: I get thirsty, I need…

Diabetes Epidemic: Part 1

I think that Type Two Diabetes is an absolute catastrophe worldwide. This is probably the “greatest health catastrophe” of the century. Our food environment is setting us up to fail. As a problem that, we, as society are grappling with and particularly for children coming through. We are just not doing it with any sense…