What is the Optimal HbA1c Target for Type 2 Diabetes Patients?

Blood glucose control is a cornerstone of managing type 2 diabetes. But guidelines from different medical organizations vary in their recommendations for appropriate target HbA1C levels. To help physicians navigate these conflicting recommendations, the American College of Physicians, or ACP, issued a guidance statement on HbA1c targets for glycemic control with medication. They recommend that…

What is remission? | Diabetes UK

Meet Jim. Jim’s got Type 2 diabetes and wants to put it into remission. What’s remission? To explain let’s take a look inside his body. The pancreas is a really important organ that makes the hormone, insulin. Insulin travels around the body and helps our cells to use glucose as fuel. But, in people with…

The NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme story

Modern life makes it hard to be healthy, and every year more and more people are being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. This can lead to stroke, blindness, heart disease, kidney failure, limb amputation and early death. But this doesn’t have to be your story. Making small changes to your lifestyle now can have a…

9 Diabetes Pain Symptoms, You Should Not Ignore

Diabetes affects 24 million people in the U.S., but only 18 million know they have it. About 90% of those people have type 2 diabetes. In diabetes, rising blood sugar acts like a poison. Diabetes is often called the silent killer because of its easy-to-miss symptoms. “Almost every day people come into my office with…

Is Banana Good For Diabetes?

Bananas are a good source of potassium, Fiber and Vitamin C. Bananas also contains some important nutrients such as Vitamin B – 6 and Manganese. Bananas have numerous health benefits, banana contains Vitamin B – 6 which can help reduce stress and regulate metabolism. Bananas can help maintain digestion due to high fiber content present…