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.

How Do Your Nerves Regenerate After An Injury?

By | Tue, 04/22/2014 - 14:52

Canadian scientists discovered a crucial molecule, a protein called Retinoblastoma (Rb), that directly regulates nerve cell growth and may be helpful someday in healing peripheral neuropathy.

Mediterranean Diet Slows Diabetes Progression; What's Fish, Olive Oil Have To Do With It?

By | Sat, 04/19/2014 - 13:43

A new study suggests that a Mediterranean diet involving olive oil and fish is better at offsetting the progression of type 2 diabetes than the commonly used low-fat diet.

Rates Of Diabetes-Related Health Problems Are On The Decline

By | Thu, 04/17/2014 - 16:26

Rates of diabetes-related complications, including heart attacks and strokes, have experienced a historical decline in the past 20 years.

This UK Doctor Says He’d ‘Rather Have HIV Than Diabetes’

By | Thu, 04/17/2014 - 15:12

One doctor stirred up controversy after making a bold statement in an editorial piece, stating that he’d prefer HIV over diabetes.

FDA Signs Off On New Diabetes Drug Tanzeum

By | Wed, 04/16/2014 - 10:58

Tanzeum, a GLP-1 receptor agonist, could help reduce symptoms for the millions of Americans living with type 2 diabetes.

Red Meat And Animal Protein Tied To Higher Risk Of Diabetes

By | Tue, 04/15/2014 - 17:06

When it comes to protein, overeating could be just as bad as consuming far too much sugar and sodium.

The Cause Of Type 2 Diabetes May Lie At The Top Of Mt. Everest

By | Mon, 04/14/2014 - 17:00

A trek to the summit of Mt. Everest could reveal the cause of type 2 diabetes as well as possible treatment options for critically ill patients.

Ingredient In Some Low-Fat Chips Helps Rid The Body Of Toxins

By | Thu, 04/10/2014 - 14:53

Olestra, an ingredient found in low-fat chips like Pringles, helps the body expel toxins called PCBs, a new study finds.

Americans On Track For Healthier Lives, But There's Still A Lot More To Be Done

By | Tue, 04/08/2014 - 13:21

More Americans are taking charge of their lifestyles, a new government report says, meaning that rates of cancer, diabetes, and heart disease may soon begin to drop.

Blood Flows Faster With 'Mini Hearts' [VIDEO]

By | Sun, 04/06/2014 - 12:52

'Mini hearts' made from a patient's own cardiac muscle cells could improve treatment for a range of chronic diseases.

Weight Loss Surgery Reverses Type 2 Diabetes For Some Patients

By | Mon, 03/31/2014 - 11:53

Weight loss surgery like gastric-bypass and sleeve gastrectomy may reverse type 2 diabetes for years, a new study finds.

New Phone App, ‘Colorimetrix,’ To Monitor Diabetes And Kidney Disease

By | Wed, 03/19/2014 - 13:34

Researchers have developed a new phone app that aims to make the process of colorimetric tests easier and more accurate.

This Is Why Dark Chocolate Has So Many Health Benefits

By | Tue, 03/18/2014 - 14:30

Compounds in dark chocolate have previously been associated with lower risk of cardiovascular disease, but the precise biological mechanism has remained a mystery until now.

Cancer Patients With Diabetes Significantly More Likely To Die From The Disease

By | Thu, 03/13/2014 - 18:00

Cancer patients who receive insulin treatment for diabetes are four times more likely to die from the disease within a year of diagnosis.

Can Gestational Diabetes Cause Heart Disease Later In Life?

By | Wed, 03/12/2014 - 16:00

Gestational diabetes is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease in mid-life, a new study finds.