Diabetic retinopathy, a complication of diabetes, is characterized by damage to the retina which could lead to blindness. Though problems with eye health occur in a large number of diabetics, proper treatment and management of diabetes and frequent monitoring of the eyes can prevent such outcomes.
One of our most stubborn challenges is to control the dawn phenomenon. That's when our fasting blood glucose readings in the morning are higher than when we went to bed. The dawn phenomenon is a normal physiological process where certain hormones in our body work to raise blood glucose levels before we wake up, as we wrote in The New Glucose…