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.

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.

An Inhalable Diabetes Drug Is On The Way

By | Sat, 06/28/2014 - 19:07

The FDA has finally approved a new diabetes drug that can be inhaled before or after eating, and can help patients control their blood sugar.

Pregnant Women Taking Antidepressants May Set Their Kids Up For Obesity, Diabetes

By | Sun, 06/22/2014 - 13:16

Scientists have found that antidepressant use during pregnancy may cause their children to develop fatty livers, which lead to diabetes and obesity.

Soon, There May Not Be Enough Doctors To Treat Diabetes

By | Sat, 06/21/2014 - 17:52

A new study has found that as diabetes affects more people in the U.S., there will most likely be a shortage of endocrinologists to treat them.

New Type 1 Diabetes Treatments May Soon Target This Gene

By | Sat, 06/21/2014 - 15:13

New research shows that a variation in a particular gene may result in a cascade of reactions that lead to ineffective insulin production.

Trans Fat-Free Oil Takes Some Of The Guilt Away From Eating Fried Food

By | Sat, 06/21/2014 - 14:02

Trans fat-free oil has been shown to not have as many serious health risk as partially hydrogenated vegetable oil.

'Walkable' Neighborhoods Could Be The Answer To Obesity Epidemic

By | Tue, 06/17/2014 - 12:45

People living in a "walkable" neighborhood stand a lower risk of struggling with obesity and diabetes compared to those that rely on a car for transportation.

Diabetes Drug May Also Double As A Weight-Loss Pill

By | Mon, 06/16/2014 - 17:14

Victoza, a diabetes drug, has also been proven to improve an overweight diabetics chances of losing weight — an accomplishment that can be difficult once diabetes sets in.

Patients May Soon Have The Power To Manage Type 1 Diabetes From Their Smartphone

By | Mon, 06/16/2014 - 10:57

The"bionic pancreas" device has the potential to simplify the way diabetics manage their disease by making it easier to control blood sugar levels and deliver insulin injections.

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