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Diabetes is a lifelong condition that is characterized by a raised blood glucose level. There are two main types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. Signs of diabetes include an increased sense of thirst, frequent urination, fatigue, weight and muscle loss, c



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Type 1 diabetes: Almost half of patients produce insulin

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 08:00:00 PDT

New research finds that type 1 diabetes does not necessarily mean a total loss of insulin; nearly half of patients still produce some of the hormone.



Scientists shed new light on preventative measures for diabetes

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Small amounts of physical activity can offer health benefits that protect against insulin resistance, a precursor to type 2 diabetes and can result from a high-fat diet.



Addisonian crisis: Causes, symptoms, and treatment

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 09:00:00 PDT

An Addisonian crisis can cause weakness, nausea, fever, and even death. Learn more about this condition caused by an adrenal gland failure.



Somogyi effect: Causes and prevention

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 04:00:00 PDT

What is the Somogyi effect, who does it affect, and what are the symptoms? What causes the Somogyi effect, how is it diagnosed, and how is it treated?



Metabolic syndrome: An hour of resistance training per week may cut risk

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 07:00:00 PDT

New research reveals that under 1 hour per week of resistance exercise, independent of aerobic exercise, is tied to lower risk of metabolic syndrome.



Broccoli sprout extract may help to treat type 2 diabetes

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A chemical compound found in broccoli sprouts and other cruciferous vegetables may help people with type 2 diabetes to manage their blood glucose levels.



Can diabetic neuropathy be reversed?

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Neuropathy, or nerve damage, commonly affects people with diabetes, causing pain and loss of feeling. In this article, learn how it can be controlled.



Could lack of vitamin A be a cause of diabetes?

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Researchers have found that insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas contain vitamin A receptors, and that blocking them reduces insulin secretion.



Vegetarian diet more effective for weight loss and metabolism

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 07:00:00 PDT

Compared with a conventional diabetic diet, a plant-based vegetarian diet is much more effective for weight loss and improving metabolism, study shows.



Drinking diet beverages during pregnancy linked to child obesity, NIH study suggests

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Children born to women who had gestational diabetes and drank at least one artificially sweetened beverage per day during pregnancy were more likely to be overweight or obese at age 7, compared to...



Diabetes drug found to reduce heart and kidney disease risk

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A large-scale study finds that a blood sugar-reducing drug for type 2 diabetes also has cardiovascular benefits and reduces the risk of kidney disease.



Excess weight may reduce early death risk for older adults with diabetes

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 07:00:00 PDT

Being overweight may not always be a bad thing. New research finds that excess weight could protect against early death for older adults with diabetes.



Aspirin may cut breast cancer risk for women with diabetes

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Women with diabetes are at increased risk of breast cancer, but new research finds that taking low-dose aspirin every day could reduce this risk.



Type 2 diabetes: Blood glucose testing of little value to some patients

Sun, 11 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

For patients with type 2 diabetes who are not being treated with insulin, routine blood glucose monitoring is unlikely to be of value, new study suggests.



Binge drinking in teens may raise women's blood glucose in later life

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 07:00:00 PDT

A new study finds that women who regularly consume a lot of alcohol and binge drink from their mid-teens are most likely to develop high blood sugar.



Diabetes and yeast infections: What you need to know

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

How are diabetes and yeast infections linked? What are the symptoms of a yeast infection, how is it diagnosed, and what are the treatments?



One in seven American adults estimated to have chronic kidney disease

Wed, 07 Jun 2017 06:00:00 PDT

The number of Americans affected by chronic kidney disease (CKD) is higher than previously estimated and affects 15% of the U.S.



Sugar sponges sop up and release glucose as needed

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Many diabetes patients must inject themselves with insulin, sometimes several times a day, while others take medications orally to control blood sugar.



Type 2 diabetes: New biopolymer injection may offer weeks of glucose control

Mon, 05 Jun 2017 08:00:00 PDT

New biopolymer injection could potentially replace daily or weekly insulin shots for type 2 diabetes with one that need only occur once or twice per month.



Bitter melon and diabetes: How does it affect blood sugar levels?

Thu, 01 Jun 2017 04:00:00 PDT

Can bitter melon help people lower their blood sugar and manage the symptoms of diabetes? In this article, we look at the evidence.



Can turmeric help manage diabetes? What the evidence says

Thu, 01 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In this article learn about turmeric and diabetes. What are the risks, considerations, side effects and outlook of taking turmeric for diabetes?



Foods to avoid for people with diabetes

Wed, 31 May 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Maintaining a healthful diet helps people with diabetes manage their symptoms and improve their energy levels. Learn which foods to avoid in this article.



Childhood obesity causes lasting damage to the body

Wed, 31 May 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Obesity in childhood has long term health implications stretching into adulthood, a new study in the journal Obesity Reviews reveals.



Can people with type 2 diabetes eat honey?

Sun, 28 May 2017 03:00:00 PDT

Raw, natural honey can be a healthful alternative to processed sugar, but it still contains carbohydrates. Is it safe for people with diabetes?



Coconut palm sugar: Can people with diabetes eat it?

Thu, 25 May 2017 03:00:00 PDT

Coconut palm sugar has a rich caramel color, tastes like brown sugar, and has less fructose than other sweeteners. Is it safe for people wth diabetes?