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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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Moderate exercise and dieting reduces risk of caesarean section and diabetes in pregnancy

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Pregnant women who have a healthy diet and regular moderate exercise are less likely to have a caesarean section, gain excessive weight, or develop diabetes in pregnancy, according to a study led by...

Type 2 diabetes statistics: Facts and trends

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Learn the facts behind type 2 diabetes: how prevalent it is, why it's a serious condition, how it affects different ethnicities, and more.

Genetic factors may link early menopause with diabetes

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Early menopause correlates with a higher risk of type 2 diabetes, but the cause for both might be found in the DNA, a current study suggests.

Weight gain in early adulthood linked to health risks later in life

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Gaining a moderate amount of weight from early to middle adulthood may be associated with an increased risk of chronic disease and premature death.

Artificial sweeteners: Weight loss friend or foe?

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Millions of people routinely consume artificial sweeteners. New research shows that artificial sweeteners may increase the risk of weight gain and obesity.

Diabetes causes shift in oral microbiome that fosters periodontitis, Penn study finds

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new study led by University of Pennsylvania researchers has found that the oral microbiome is affected by diabetes, causing a shift to increase its pathogenicity.

Common chemicals in plastic linked to chronic disease

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Chemicals found in many plastics, called phthalates, have once again been linked with a range of chronic conditions, including type 2 diabetes.

Ceylon cinnamon: Health benefits, uses, and more

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 04:00:00 PDT

Cinnamon is a widely-used spice in cooking, but Ceylon cinnamon may also help protect against diabetes, Alzheimer's disease, and other conditions.

Your daily coffee could help you live longer

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Good news for coffee drinkers; your daily cup of joe could help to increase your lifespan by up to 18 percent, according to new research.

Biomarkers could predict which diets are best for weight loss

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Fasting blood glucose and fasting insulin levels could help to identify which diets are most effective for weight loss, a new study suggests.

Seven-day diabetes meal plan: Options for healthful eating

Sat, 08 Jul 2017 03:00:00 PDT

Managing diabetes can be difficult and complicated. However, a 7-day meal plan can be an easy and effective way to manage diabetes with a healthful diet.

Repurposed asthma drug shows blood sugar improvement among some diabetics

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

After 12 weeks of taking an anti-asthma drug, a subset of patients with type 2 diabetes showed a clinically significant reduction in blood glucose during a randomized, double blind...

Higher BMI linked with increased risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, type 2 diabetes

Thu, 06 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Results of a new study add to the evidence of an association between higher body mass index (BMI) and increased risk of cardiometabolic diseases such as hypertension, coronary heart disease, type 2...

Sufferers of both Type 2 diabetes and sleep apnoea could lose eyesight within four years

Wed, 05 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Research led by the University of Birmingham has discovered that patients who suffer from both Type 2 diabetes and obstructive sleep apnoea are at greater risk of developing a condition that leads to...

Studies compare types of insulin for reducing episodes of low blood sugar for patients with type 1 or 2 diabetes

Wed, 05 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Treatment with the insulin degludec compared to glargine U100 for 32 weeks resulted in a reduced rate of hypoglycemic (low blood sugar) episodes among patients with type 1 or 2 diabetes and at least...

Polydipsia: Causes, symptoms, and treatment

Mon, 03 Jul 2017 06:00:00 PDT

In this article, learn about polydipsia and how it may be a symptom of diabetes. What are the causes of polydipsia and when should a doctor be consulted?

The 10 best diabetes blogs

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Diabetes blogs provide up-to-date news on diabetes research, support, and stories from people with the disease. We have found the 10 best diabetes blogs.

Are current exercise guidelines too demanding?

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Fitting in the recommended amount of exercise is a challenge in our busy lives. Are there health benefits associated with doing less exercise? We find out.

Researchers recommend specific diabetes medications to protect bone health

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Type 2 diabetes (T2D) and osteoporosis often coexist in patients, but managing both conditions can be a challenge.

Study uncovers link between male hormones and metabolic disease in polycystic ovary syndrome

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Scientists from the University of Birmingham have discovered the link between increased male hormones and metabolic complications such as diabetes and fatty liver disease in patients with polycystic...

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.