Diabetes

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.

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.

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.

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