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Diabetes

If you have diabetes, no matter what type, it means you have too much glucose in your blood, although the reasons may differ. Too much glucose can lead to serious health problems.

Hometown Health Blog

Diabetes: What you need to know — and do

If current trends continue, as many as one in three Americans will have diabetes by the year 2050. That projection is staggering, but it doesn't necessarily have to come true.

Kristi Stemsrud PAC By Kristi Stemsrud November 21, 2023

Diabetes: Prevention and warning signs

The number of Americans with diabetes is staggering. Discover the alarming statistics of this serious health concern, and learn how diabetes can be managed or prevented with lifestyle changes.

Allyn Wergin RDN By Allyn Wergin September 6, 2023

Diabetes and your eyes

Everyone needs to take care of their eyes, but when you have diabetes, eye care is especially important. Learn how new AI technology can help detect a common eye issue in people with diabetes.

Wayne Wu MD By Wayne Wu August 8, 2023

Can children develop Type 2 diabetes?

Over the past 20 years, Type 2 diabetes has been on the rise, especially in children. Screening is recommended based on certain risk factors. Read about lifestyle changes that can slow or stop diabetes.

Mehgan Teska RDN CDE By Meghan Teska March 27, 2023

I've been diagnosed with prediabetes. What does that mean?

Prediabetes means your blood sugar levels are not high enough to be classified as Type 2 diabetes, but still indicate a need for change. In this Q&A, learn about risk factors, when to get tested and what your next steps should be.

Tara Wilde RDN By Tara Wilde November 21, 2022

How to live well with diabetes

Type 2 diabetes can affect your body’s major organs. Learn about achieving three goals that can help protect them so you can have a healthy, enjoyable life.

Lynsi Romportl NP By Lynsi Romportl April 19, 2022

Closing the loop with insulin pumps

Monitoring and responding to blood sugar levels can be a heavy burden for people living with diabetes. Learn about the benefits of a hybrid closed loop insulin pump.

Omar El Kawkgi, M.B., B.Ch. By Omar El Kawkgi March 29, 2022

Diabetes: 4 steps to put your best foot forward

A complication of diabetes is restricted blood flow to your feet. Follow these steps to develop a daily foot care routine to minimize infection and injury.

Stephanie Kvas DPM By Stephanie Kvas March 3, 2022

Small changes lead to improved health with Type 2 diabetes

Mark Kelsmit's journey toward a healthier lifestyle began when some unsettling symptoms and and a blood sugar test revealed he had Type 2 diabetes.

July 8, 2019

Tips for living well with Type 2 diabetes

It can come as a shock to be diagnosed with a long-term illness. It is easy to feel overwhelmed and helpless, but it’s important to know how to manage those feelings and learn how to cope with the daily stress of living with Type 2 diabetes.

April 3, 2019

Diabetes education classes lead to improved quality of life

Ken Moore had lost his get-up-and-go. His wife said he had no motivation and should see a doctor. That's when he learned he had Type 2 diabetes.

March 12, 2019

Life with diabetes: What happens as we age?

If you have diabetes, you might encounter the effects of complications as you move into the latter part of your life. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 50 percent of adults age 65 and older have prediabetes and 25 percent have diabetes.

Lynn Severson, N.P., C.D.E. By Lynn Severson March 1, 2018