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.
By Anthony Rivas | May 21, 2013 08:26 PM EDT
The FDA says that blood glucose meters haven't advanced in accuracy, even though they have advanced in technology.
By Christie Rizk | May 21, 2013 12:27 PM EDT
A new study funded by the National Confectioners Association claims frequent candy consumption isn't linked to obesity or heart problems.
By Ashik Siddique | May 20, 2013 09:29 PM EDT
Smoking during pregnancy increases the risk that women's unborn daughters will develop both obesity and gestational diabetes when they become adults, according to new research.
By Anthony Rivas | May 20, 2013 01:35 PM EDT
Scientists in Australia have found a previously undiscovered protein in immune cells that can prevent, and possibly cure, diabetes.
By Susan Scutti | May 17, 2013 05:08 PM EDT
After being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in 2007, Sherri Shepherd changed her life.
By Jonathan Weiss | May 17, 2013 02:47 PM EDT
A pill, which may take the place of daily insulin injections, will begin US clinical trials soon.
By Nadia-Elysse Harris | May 17, 2013 02:07 PM EDT
Canada's beloved politician and leader Elijah Harper died Friday at the age of 64.
By Evan Winchester | May 16, 2013 02:57 PM EDT
Functioning human thymus tissue is a significant step toward treating autoimmune disease in humans.
By Justin Caba | May 16, 2013 11:21 AM EDT
Despite being cut by the New England Patriots due to his type-2 diabetes, nose tackle Kyle Love remains hopeful about returning to the game in the future.
By Christie Rizk | May 15, 2013 08:36 AM EDT
A new study suggests diabetics who use marijuana have better control of their blood sugar than diabetics who don't use marijuana.
By Christie Rizk | May 13, 2013 06:18 PM EDT
Increasing the number of the Akkermansia muciniphila bacteria in mice can treat metabolic disorders brought on by an unhealthy diet, new research has found.
By Ansa Varughese | May 13, 2013 06:33 PM EDT
Researchers examined the kidney functions in stroke patients who were living near and far from major roadways in Boston, and found that residents living closer to traffic had lower renal function.
By Susan Scutti | May 10, 2013 12:27 PM EDT
A Tel Aviv University study discovers that work conditions can predict development of diabetes in otherwise healthy employees.
By Anthony Rivas | May 09, 2013 10:43 PM EDT
Scientists have engineered a biomaterial that will protect and foster growth for insulin-producing cells that will help cure diabetes, however, the research has only been done on mice so far.
By Christie Rizk | May 09, 2013 07:04 PM EDT
Kids exposed to air pollution long term may have a higher risk for insulin resistance, a new study suggests.