Diabetes Diabetes is a group of metabolic diseases in which a person has high blood sugar, either because the body does not produce enough insulin, or because cells do not respond to the insulin that is produced. Both type 1 and 2 are chronic conditions that usually cannot be cured. Adequate treatment of diabetes is important, as well as blood pressure control and lifestyle factors such as smoking cessation and maintaining a healthy body weight.

Healthy Dose Of Sunshine Could Help You Shed Those Extra Pounds

By | Thu, 10/23/2014 - 17:00

Moderate sunlight exposure can slow the development of obesity and diabetes by reducing symptoms such as insulin resistance.

Type 1 Diabetes More Likely In Children Who've Had Enterovirus

By | Fri, 10/17/2014 - 18:00

Enterovirus patients in Africa, Asia and South America are more likely to get Type 1 diabetes, suggesting genes aren't the only cause of the disease.

Lay Off Fried Food If You Plan On Getting Pregnant, Doctors Say

By | Wed, 10/08/2014 - 18:00

Women who treated themselves to fried food every day were more than twice as likely to get gestational diabetes than women who avoided it.

Go Ahead And Drink Whole Milk, You'll Cut Your Diabetes Risk

By | Mon, 09/15/2014 - 18:00

Consuming around eight or more portions of dairy products high in fat per day can reduce our risk of developing type 2 diabetes by over 20 percent.

Why Inflammation May Be What Connects Diabetes And Heart Disease

By | Thu, 09/11/2014 - 16:14

New research thinks they've found what exacerbates risk for heart disease in diabetes patients.

Prediabetes Can Up Your Cancer Risk By 15%

By | Mon, 09/08/2014 - 18:00

People with prediabetes, including impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) or impaired fasting glucose (IFG), are 15 percent more likely to develop cancer.

How To Spot Diabetes Long Before Your Blood Sugar Gives Clues

By | Wed, 09/03/2014 - 16:20

Diabetes diagnoses are often based on the results of blood glucose tests. But a new study shows that there may be other biomarkers in the blood that appear long before blood sugar begins to fluctuate.

Pistachios: The New Key To Preventing Diabetes?

By | Tue, 09/02/2014 - 13:41

In a new study out of Spain, researchers discovered the health benefits of pistachios: The nuts can help reduce the risk for diabetes.

Diabetic Woman In Wheelchair 'Lost' At Newark Airport

By | Thu, 08/28/2014 - 17:36

Wheel-chair bound Alice Vaticano, 85, was abandoned by a skycap, who failed to roll the diabetic woman to the appropriate passenger gate at Newark Liberty International Airport.

Moms With Gestational Diabetes Are Passing On Their Problems To Their Kids

By | Mon, 08/25/2014 - 18:00

Gestational diabetes affects about nine percent of the population, and it's rising. If that's an indicator of problems to come, then kids will be getting diabetes more, too.

African-American Women With Lower Birth Weights Face Diabetes Risk

By | Sun, 08/24/2014 - 15:22

African-American women already face an increased risk of diabetes from lifestyle factors, but their risk may also increase if they were born with a low birth weight.

The Diabetes Laser That Could End Finger Pricks For Good

By | Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:48

Princeton University engineers have found a way to track blood sugar levels without the chore of drawing blood.

If You’re Black Or Hispanic, You Have A 50% Chance Of Getting Diabetes

By | Wed, 08/13/2014 - 15:15

A new large study found that American children who are black or Hispanic have a 50 percent chance of developing diabetes in their lifetime.

Could A Diabetes Medication Add Years To Our Lives?

By | Sun, 08/10/2014 - 12:20

A simple type 2 diabetes medication could extend the lifespan of non-diabetics.

Poor Diabetics Lose Their Limbs, Unless They Take Control

By | Mon, 08/04/2014 - 16:00

Diabetics who live in poverty are more likely to get a toe, foot, or leg amputated than their wealthier counterparts. Breaking down their barriers to better health is crucial.