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.

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.

Could The Cure For Obesity Be In A Neuronal ‘Sweet Spot’?

By | Sat, 08/02/2014 - 13:21

Researchers at Yale may have pinpointed a new potential obesity treatment by activating certain brain neurons that trigger a sense of fullness.

Type 2 Diabetes Patients Should Probably Start Eating Tree Nuts: Study

By | Wed, 07/30/2014 - 14:00

Tree nuts including almonds, cashews, chestnuts, hazelnuts, pecans, and walnuts can improve blood sugar levels among type 2 diabetes patients.

Mothers' Exposure To DDT Pesticide Leads To Obesity In Their Children

By | Wed, 07/30/2014 - 14:00

Middle-aged Americans whose mothers were exposed to DDT may be at an increased risk for obesity and diabetes, according to a new study.

A Consistent Work Schedule Keeps Diabetes Away

By | Sat, 07/26/2014 - 17:08

Chinese researchers found in a new study that shift workers are more prone to developing type 2 diabetes, due to their shifts encouraging unhealthy habits.

Oregano and Rosemary May Help Diabetics Manage Blood Sugar

By | Sat, 07/26/2014 - 14:38

Medicine for type 2 diabetes patients can get expensive. So researchers in Illinois looked for cheaper alternatives, and found oregano and rosemary to be quite effective.

The Mystery Virus That (Probably) Lives In Your Gut

By | Thu, 07/24/2014 - 10:17

An ancient virus, newly discovered, resides in the guts of half the population. Researchers say it could offer promising leads in the battle against obesity and diabetes.

Diabetics Who Eat Lots Of Salt Will Probably Get Heart Disease

By | Tue, 07/22/2014 - 16:31

High-salt diets are already linked to an increased risk of heart disease, but for diabetics that risk is even worse.

Prediabetes Really Doesn't Mean Much, But It Still Helps People Prevent Full-Blown Diabetes

By | Sun, 07/20/2014 - 21:07

Researchers say that diagnosing someone as prediabetic is unnecessary. But with more people becoming diabetic, the diagnosis may still be helpful for prevention.

Sometimes It's Healthier To Be Obese

By | Wed, 07/16/2014 - 13:00

For those with medical conditions, evidence is mounting that it pays to be large. Now researchers want to know why.

Diabetics Who Add Whey To Their Meals May Manage Their Glucose Levels Better

By | Mon, 07/07/2014 - 18:24

Consuming whey before a meal was shown to improve insulin response in type 2 diabetics, thus resulting in better glucose management.

Want To Manage Your Diabetes? Sweat And Lift Weights

By | Wed, 07/02/2014 - 18:00

Diabetes patients have a better chance of managing their diagnosis by combining aerobic and resistance training.

For Some, Diabetes Treatment May Do More Harm Than Good: Study

By | Mon, 06/30/2014 - 16:35

Though there are certainly benefits to diabetes treatment, older adults may benefit more from forgoing it, as long as their blood sugar is managed.