- Q Why do people with diabetes need to check their feet?
Stacy Wiegman, PharmacyPeople with diabetes need to check their feet often because cuts and other injuries to the foot could lead to infection and, in extreme cases, make it necessary to amputate. Neuropathy, which is nerve damage, can cause numbness, making it harder... Full Answer
- Q How can I prevent heart disease if I have diabetes?
Dr. Mehmet Oz, CardiologyIt's clear that diabetes is as destructive to our health as hot dog–eating champ Kobayashi is to a plate of frankfurters. In fact, diabetes and its effects can steal one-third of your life. Luckily, if you can do three major things—control... Full Answer
- Q What is the connection between heart disease and diabetes?
Stacy Wiegman, PharmacyDiabetes doubles your risks for heart disease and stroke, according to the National Institutes of Health. Having diabetes also means you may develop these problems at a younger age. High blood sugar levels can lead to deposits of fat on the... Full Answer