Diabetes Health - Medical University of South Carolinahttp://www.muschealth.com/Keep current with new health news updates.en-us20MUSChealth.comhttp://www.muschealth.com/favicon.gifhttp://www.muschealth.com/ After-Meal Walks May Cut Diabetes Riskhttp://www.muschealth.com/gs/Enewsletter.aspx?action=showPage&pageid=P10702Scientists have yet to invent a pill that prevents type 2 diabetes. But you have the next best thing: exercise. And you don’t necessarily need to spend lots of time doing it. In fact, a recent study suggests just a 15-minute walk after every meal may help stave off the disease. at MUSChttp://www.muschealth.com/gs/Enewsletter.aspx?action=showPage&pageid=P10702Sun, 1 Sep 2013 04:00:00 GMTDiabetes May Be Worse for Womenhttp://www.muschealth.com/gs/Enewsletter.aspx?action=showPage&pageid=P10686Between men and women, diabetes doesn’t always play fair. Both sexes are just as likely to develop the disease. But science shows that women may fare worse once they have it, particularly in terms of heart health. at MUSChttp://www.muschealth.com/gs/Enewsletter.aspx?action=showPage&pageid=P10686Thu, 1 Aug 2013 04:00:00 GMTCould You Have Prediabetes?http://www.muschealth.com/gs/Enewsletter.aspx?action=showPage&pageid=P10670Most people have heard of diabetes – and may even know someone who has it. But what about prediabetes? If you aren’t aware of it, you’re not the only one. A recent government report found that many Americans aren’t familiar with the condition, even those who have it. at MUSChttp://www.muschealth.com/gs/Enewsletter.aspx?action=showPage&pageid=P10670Mon, 1 Jul 2013 04:00:00 GMTGood Skin Care Essential if You Have Diabeteshttp://www.muschealth.com/gs/Enewsletter.aspx?action=showPage&pageid=P10654As your body’s largest organ, your skin is a master multitasker. It keeps fluids in, preventing dehydration. It regulates body temperature. It senses external stimuli, such as pain. It produces vitamin D from sunlight. And perhaps its most important task: It protects the body from infection. No doubt, keeping your skin healthy is important, especially if you have diabetes. at MUSChttp://www.muschealth.com/gs/Enewsletter.aspx?action=showPage&pageid=P10654Sat, 1 Jun 2013 04:00:00 GMTFor Diabetes: Go Mediterraneanhttp://www.muschealth.com/gs/Enewsletter.aspx?action=showPage&pageid=P10630Eating a nutritious diet is important when you have diabetes. Piling your plate with certain foods—such as fruits and vegetables, beans, and whole grains—can help you better control blood sugar levels. Enter the Mediterranean diet. It’s been shown to boost heart health. And now, research finds it may be useful in managing diabetes, too. at MUSChttp://www.muschealth.com/gs/Enewsletter.aspx?action=showPage&pageid=P10630Wed, 1 May 2013 04:00:00 GMTDiabetes and Depression: A Troubling Connectionhttp://www.muschealth.com/gs/Enewsletter.aspx?action=showPage&pageid=P10622How you feel physically can certainly influence how you feel mentally – and vice-versa. A prime example of that connection is diabetes and depression. Ongoing research suggests that people with either health condition are at higher risk of developing the other. By themselves, diabetes and depression can be hard to deal with. Together, they can seriously affect your overall health. at MUSChttp://www.muschealth.com/gs/Enewsletter.aspx?action=showPage&pageid=P10622Mon, 1 Apr 2013 04:00:00 GMTDiabetes Prevention: It’s All in the Familyhttp://www.muschealth.com/gs/Enewsletter.aspx?action=showPage&pageid=P10606Every family passes something down – your grandmother’s wedding band, Uncle Joe’s lucky tackle box, an older brother’s clothes. Did you know you can even pass down a tendency to develop diabetes? Family history is one of the leading risk factors for this serious disease. And it isn’t all in the genes. Lifestyle plays a decisive role, too. at MUSChttp://www.muschealth.com/gs/Enewsletter.aspx?action=showPage&pageid=P10606Fri, 1 Mar 2013 04:00:00 GMT3 Potential New Tactics for Preventing Diabeteshttp://www.muschealth.com/gs/Enewsletter.aspx?action=showPage&pageid=P10590If you like to follow the latest trends, here’s one you should skip: More Americans are being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. This serious disease already affects nearly 26 million people in the U.S. Fortunately, you can do a lot to protect yourself. Proven tactics include regular exercise and a healthy diet. Recent research also points to three other possible ways to help prevent type 2 diabetes. at MUSChttp://www.muschealth.com/gs/Enewsletter.aspx?action=showPage&pageid=P10590Fri, 1 Feb 2013 04:00:00 GMTObesity Epidemic Drives Dramatic Rise in Diabeteshttp://www.muschealth.com/gs/Enewsletter.aspx?action=showPage&pageid=P10571More and more Americans are becoming obese. A wider waist increases their risk for heart disease, stroke, and certain cancers. A new government report found this obesity epidemic is also tied to another troubling health trend. It’s spurring a spike in type 2 diabetes. at MUSChttp://www.muschealth.com/gs/Enewsletter.aspx?action=showPage&pageid=P10571Tue, 1 Jan 2013 04:00:00 GMTEat More Legumes for Better Diabetes Controlhttp://www.muschealth.com/gs/Enewsletter.aspx?action=showPage&pageid=P10549If you have type 2 diabetes, you probably already know that you need to keep a close eye on what you eat. Certain foods can affect how well you manage your condition. A recent study suggests people with diabetes should try adding more legumes to their diet. Researchers found that eating more of them may lower blood sugar and blood pressure levels. at MUSChttp://www.muschealth.com/gs/Enewsletter.aspx?action=showPage&pageid=P10549Sat, 1 Dec 2012 04:00:00 GMT