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 23, 2013 10:11 PM EDT
Adiponectin helps regulate glucose levels in the body. Researchers found that fish oil pills increase its presence in the bloodstream.
By Jonathan Weiss | May 23, 2013 04:26 PM EDT
New approval of the A1c test will help patients and doctors catch diabetes more easily for speedy treatment.
By Christie Rizk | May 23, 2013 11:50 AM EDT
Artificial sources of light fool our brains into staying awake, says one sleep researcher.
By Matthew Mientka | May 22, 2013 03:37 PM EDT
Canadian researchers say gluttony may be as addictive to the brain as drugs of abuse.
By Matthew Mientka | May 23, 2013 06:37 AM EDT
A new study out of the University of Illinois claims that 35 percent of young Mexicans may be genetically predisposed to obesity.
By Matthew Mientka | May 23, 2013 06:31 AM EDT
A new study shows that girls and obese kids between the ages of 9 to 18 are more likely to count calories while dining on fast food fare.
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.