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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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What causes a sweet taste in the mouth?

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 00:00:00 PST

Sugary foods can cause a temporary sweet aftertaste. However, a persistent sweet taste in the mouth can be a sign of a number of serious conditions.

All you need to know about xanthan gum

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 03:00:00 PST

A look at xanthan gum, a food thickener with numerous health benefits. Included is detail on the potential risks of using it, along with the benefits.

Metformin may prevent multidrug-resistant breast cancer

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 00:00:00 PST

Type 2 diabetes drug metformin has been found to inhibit and reverse the development of multidrug resistance in vitro in breast cancer cells.

Is this the formula for reversing type 2 diabetes?

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 07:00:00 PST

A study shows that almost half of those taking part in a weight loss program delivered through primary care reversed their type 2 diabetes in 1 year.

Black toenail: Causes and treatment

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 09:00:00 PST

Black toenails can be unsightly and painful. In this article, we look at the causes of black toenails, treatment options and prevention.

The effects of skipping breakfast depend on your weight

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 09:00:00 PST

New research suggests that eating breakfast regularly or skipping it altogether can affect lean and obese people in very different ways.

'Alarming' rise in cancer rates driven by diabetes, obesity

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 00:00:00 PST

Diabetes and obesity are on the rise, and so is the number of cancer cases attributable to these metabolic conditions, researchers warn.

Could mouthwash be putting you at risk of diabetes?

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 10:00:00 PST

It might help to reduce bad breath and tooth decay, but a surprising new study suggests that mouthwash could also increase the risk of diabetes.

Women at higher cardiometabolic risk due to fat distribution

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 09:00:00 PST

Whether we're 'pear-shaped' or have a 'beer belly,' body fat distribution influences our cardiometabolic health. And gender is key, a new study says.

Eight low-sugar fruits

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 07:00:00 PST

Eating fruit can help ensure a person gets enough fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Learn more about which fruits have low sugar contents.

Type 1 diabetes: Could modified blood stem cells lead to a cure?

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 07:00:00 PST

Researchers found that modifying blood stem cells to raise their levels of a T cell-blocking protein called PD-L1 reversed hyperglycemia in diabetic mice.

All you need to know about angular cheilitis

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 05:00:00 PST

A look at angular cheilitis, a condition where pain occurs in the corners of the mouth. Included is detail on risk factors, complications, and diagnosis.

Psoriasis severity may influence type 2 diabetes risk

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 07:00:00 PST

A study shows that not only is psoriasis independently tied to risk of type 2 diabetes, but that the risk rises with severity of the skin disease.

Diabetes: Sudden cardiac death risk sevenfold higher in young people

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 07:00:00 PST

A new Danish study suggests that young people with diabetes may have seven times the risk of sudden cardiac death than young people without the disease.

Can diabetics eat bananas?

Sun, 12 Nov 2017 07:00:00 PST

Learn about how eating bananas can affect your blood sugar, as well as how to get potassium without compromising a healthful diabetes diet.

No-sugar diet plan: What you need to know

Sun, 12 Nov 2017 05:00:00 PST

Whether cutting sugar out of the diet completely or simply cutting back on sugar, we have eight important tips for following a no-sugar diet.

This hormone controls how much you eat

Sun, 12 Nov 2017 00:00:00 PST

New research shows how a hormone controls appetite by activating and deactivating certain neurons. The findings may change how we think about obesity.

What are the benefits of konjac?

Sat, 11 Nov 2017 06:00:00 PST

In this article, learn about the potential health benefits of konjac, including diabetes management, lowering cholesterol, and treating constipation.

How type 2 diabetes can be reversed with a low-calorie diet

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 00:00:00 PST

New research unveils the mechanism by which a diet very low in calories reverses type 2 diabetes in rodents. The findings may soon be confirmed in humans.

Got the night munchies? Beware diabetes and heart disease

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 00:00:00 PST

Emerging research suggests that eating late in the evening can increase susceptibility to heart disease and diabetes, putting 'night owls' at risk.

What are hand cramps?

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 09:00:00 PST

A look at hand cramps, a condition where muscle contractions stiffen the hands. Included is a look at the best methods of prevention.

Does diabetes cause itching?

Sat, 04 Nov 2017 06:00:00 PST

People with diabetes experience skin itching more often than those who do not. Diabetes itching can lead to excessive scratching, pain, and irritation.

What you need to know about hot feet

Sat, 04 Nov 2017 00:00:00 PST

A look at hot feet, a condition causing a hot or burning sensation to the feet. Included is detail on when to see a doctor and potential lifestyle changes.

Just two sugary drinks per week may raise type 2 diabetes risk

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 00:00:00 PST

We all know that sugary drinks are not great for our health, but how much is too much? A new review of existing studies investigates.

All you need to know about ridges in fingernails

Mon, 30 Oct 2017 09:00:00 PST

A look at ridges in fingernails. This article examines fingernail ridges caused by aging, other causes, how they are diagnosed, and how to prevent them.