Living with Diabetes
- Q How can I have a long life with diabetes?
Stacy Wiegman, PharmacyWorking closely with your doctors to control your diabetes and maintaining good health habits overall are two keys to living a long life when you have diabetes. Before the discovery of insulin in 1921, people who had type 1 diabetes died within a... Full Answer
- Q Can exercise reduce the need for diabetes medications?
Dr. Mehmet Oz, CardiologyBecause regular exercise can improve insulin sensitivity, people with diabetes who are consistently active may need less diabetes medication. Watch the animation for more on diabetes and exercise. Full Answer
- Q How does insulin help in blood sugar control?
Dr. Michael T Murray, Naturopathic MedicineProper blood sugar control is dependent upon the action of insulin. You can think of insulin as a key that opens the door of the cell, letting in glucose to feed it. Around the clock, the pancreas secretes a small amount of insulin that allows necessary... Full Answer