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Understanding Diabetes: Warning Signs and Risk Factors

by Adam Kelman, M.D., Endocrinologist, Valley Medical Group

Posted on May 30, 2017

Most of us know what we need to do to stay healthy. Eat right. Exercise. Maintain a healthy weight.  But studies show we're not taking care of ourselves the way we should. And this has led to an increase in people who live with diabetes. According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than 29 million people -- over 9 percent of the U.S. population -- live with diabetes. That number includes more than 8 million people who have diabetes but don't know it because they haven't been diagnosed yet.
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Tags: diabetes

Protecting Your Vision: An Overview of Diabetes and Eye Health

by David Benderson, M.D., Ophthalmologist, Valley Medical Group

Posted on May 24, 2016

Loss of vision is one of the many dreaded complications of diabetes.  Over 5.3 million Americans suffer from diabetes-related retinal disease or diabetic retinopathy. After 20 years of living with diabetes, nearly all type 1 diabetics will have some degree of diabetic retinopathy, as will approximately 60 percent of type 2 diabetics. Some of these patients will experience significant vision loss. 
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Tags: diabetes, eyes, vision

Diabetes Care at School: Preparation is Key

by Paul Pelavin, M.D., Pediatric Endocrinologist, Valley Medical Group

Posted on July 28, 2015

Getting ready to send your child off to school for the first time or preparing an older child to go back to school can be a daunting task, especially if your child has diabetes. 
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