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Mother Who Lost Son To Diabetes Calls For Lower Insulin Prices

A mother who lost her son to diabetes, as well as other mothers, patients, doctors, and supporters gathered to call for lower insulin prices. A senator also joined the rally and stated that President Donald Trump's plan is not enough.

Medicine May 15, 2018

Vitamin D Therapy May Help Diabetes Treatment, Study Shows

Scientists have discovered that vitamin D therapy may help in the treatment of diabetes. Vitamin D, known as the sunshine vitamin, may be combined with a newly identified compound to bring glucose levels back to normal in mouse models.

Medicine May 14, 2018

New Findings Conclude That Eating Eggs Is Generally Healthy Even For Diabetic Persons

A low or high consumption of eggs is found to be safe in generally healthy or diabetic persons. Scientists found that dietary cholesterol in eggs has little effect in the overall bad cholesterol levels in the blood.

Public Health May 8, 2018

Low Carb Diet Foods May Help With Type 1 Diabetes Treatment By Improving Blood Sugar Level

A new study suggested that people who suffer from type 1 diabetes could follow a low-carb diet. The diet could possibly help improve blood sugar levels and lessen complications that stem from the disorder.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 7, 2018

'High Risk' Diabetic Woman Who Went Missing Found Safe

A diabetic woman was found after being reported missing. Though diabetes is associated with high blood sugar, there are also dangers associated with patients having low blood sugar.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 29, 2018

Different Ways Of Preparing Garlic Yield Different Sulfur Compounds Linked To Health Benefits Of Spice

Different ways of preparing garlic yield different sulfur compounds that alter gaseous signaling molecules that can influence inflammation, cardiovascular system, and neurological function. Is there a right or wrong way to prepare the spice?

Public Health April 28, 2018

Artificial Sweeteners Linked To Diabetes And Obesity: What Are The Healthier Alternatives?

Results of a mice trials showed that artificial sweeteners change the way food is metabolized and energy is used. Dietitians highly recommend fruits to replace artificial sweeteners because it is naturally sweet and full of good calories.

Public Health April 25, 2018

Zero-Calorie Sweeteners Can Still Increase Risk For Diabetes And Obesity

Artificial sweeteners such as aspartame and acesulfame potassium may also lead to body changes linked to diabetes and obesity. How do these zero-calories sugar replacements cause unwanted health impacts?

Public Health April 23, 2018

Vitamin D Deficiency Poses Greater Risk Of Diabetes, Epidemiologists Say

An epidemiology study showed that people deficient in vitamin D have increased chances of diabetes. Researchers from UCSD and Seoul University had found that low levels of vitamin D in the blood caused healthy individuals to become prediabetic or diabetic.

Public Health April 21, 2018

Glycemic Index: Here's What You Should Know (Even If You're Not Diabetic)

Pasta was just proven to have no adverse effects on blood sugar level due to its low ranking in the glycemic index. What is this GI and how can it help improve one's health?

Healthy Living/Wellness April 4, 2018

The Great Recession Impacted The Health Of Americans: Study

The Great Recession raised blood pressure and glucose levels of adults in the United States. Who were the most vulnerable to the effects of the economic crisis and who were the least affected?

Public Health March 13, 2018

Apple Watch And Other Wearables Can Detect Early Signs Of Diabetes, Study Finds

Apple Watch and other wearables are now capable of detecting diabetes early on. This is made possible by pairing the smartwatch with DeepHeart, an AI-based deep neural network with disease detection accuracy of 85 percent.

Apple February 7, 2018

Vitamin D3 Can Help Reduce Cardiovascular Damage, Says Study

Vitamin D, also known as the sunshine vitamin, has been proven of helping calcium build stronger bones. A recent study shows one of its major forms can help reduce cardiovascular system damage.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 7, 2018

Diabetes Patients May Soon Monitor Their Blood Sugar Using This Smart Contact Lens

Researchers in South Korea developed a sugar-sensing contact lens that they predict would be available in 5 years for diabetes patients. What makes this device different from other smart contact lens?

Medicine January 24, 2018

Stepping Up For The Future Of Health: Fitbit Invests In Glucose-Monitoring Startup Sano

Fitbit could be heading into tracking users’ glucose levels. The company has reportedly invested millions into startup Sano, which is developing a minimally invasive continuous glucose monitor.

Wearable Tech January 8, 2018

Here Are The Best Weight-Loss Diets For 2018

Whether you go for the Mediterranean or DASH diet, it's a win-win situation if you follow these top diets to lose weight. There are no right or wrong ways to diet. Just eat clean and be healthy.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 8, 2018

Diabetes Drug May Reverse Effects Of Alzheimer's Disease

A Type 2 diabetes drug presented new hope in treating Alzheimer’s disease. Containing three growth factors, it proved to be effective in reducing brain inflammation, and much more.

Medicine January 2, 2018

Pain-Free Patch Stimulates Insulin Production To Manage Type 2 Diabetes

A research group developed a skin patch that regulates blood sugar level without inducing any pain. It contained an innovative formula that acts unlike any other existing treatment for Type 2 diabetes.

Medicine January 2, 2018

FDA Approves First Shock Wave Device To Heal Foot Ulcers In Diabetes Patients

The FDA approved the use of the Dermapace System, a shock wave device that can promote healing of diabetic foot ulcers. What are some of its side effects?

Medicine January 1, 2018

Burger King Employee Deserves Recognition For Helping Customer With Diabetes: Here's What Happened

Rebecca Boening, suffering from diabetes, one day realized that her blood sugar had dropped to dangerous levels. She ordered food from a Burger King drive-thru, where an employee went above and beyond the call of duty to help her.

Public Health December 13, 2017

Mouthwash Kills Mouth Bacteria But May Increase Risk For Diabetes

Mouthwash kills bad breath-causing bacteria in the mouth but too much use has been linked to a higher risk of developing diabetes and prediabetes. How can use of the antibacterial fluid cause these metabolic disorders?

Public Health November 25, 2017

Just Two Cans Of Soda Per Week Can Up Risk For Heart Disease, Diabetes, And Stroke

Sugar-sweetened beverages not only contribute to weight gain but are also bad for the health, according to a new review. Excess consumption of sugary drinks is linked to adverse medical conditions.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 4, 2017

This Smart Tattoo Changes Color When Your Blood Sugar Is High

What if there was a tattoo that could indicate changes in your body? Well, a group of researchers from Harvard and MIT developed exactly that – a tattoo that could, for example, tell a diabetic if they need insulin.

Healthy Living/Wellness October 2, 2017

This Skin Patch Melts Fat In Mice (No, You Can't Use It Yet)

The new medicated skin patch promotes fat browning in mice and holds promise in burning unwanted fat deposits such as love handles. It may also treat diabetes and obesity.

Biotech September 16, 2017

Diet Food And Drinks May Trigger Weight Gain And Diabetes: Study

A study has found that low-calorie food and beverage could increase the risk for obesity and diabetes. Misaligned sweetness and calories deceive our body’s metabolism into gaining weight.

Healthy Living/Wellness August 12, 2017

Diabetes Drug Exenatide Shows Promise In Helping Parkinson's Disease Patients

Exenatide is a drug used by diabetic patients to regulate their blood sugar levels. Researchers now find that the drug could also be useful in treating Parkinson's disease.

Medicine August 5, 2017

Drinking Alcohol Regularly May Lower Risk For Type 2 Diabetes

A new study reveals that drinking alcohol three to four times a week in moderate amounts reduces the risk for diabetes. Is it too good to be true?

Healthy Living/Wellness July 29, 2017

100 Million Americans Are Either Diabetic Or Prediabetic: CDC

Diabetes rates in the United States paint a picture of low awareness and increasing statistics, a new CDC report has showed. Experts continue to call for optimal nutrition as key in diabetes treatment and prevention.

Public Health July 19, 2017

Chemical In Broccoli May Lower Blood Sugar Of Diabetes Patients

Scientists discover that type 2 diabetics can reap great benefits from broccoli. A powder containing concentrated extract of broccoli reduced blood sugar levels by 10 percent.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 16, 2017

How BCG Vaccine Works To Stimulate The Reversal Of Type-1 Diabetes

Researchers present evidence that repeated administration of BCG vaccine can reverse Type-1 diabetes. Phase II of clinical trials to prevent and treat advanced diabetes is underway.

Medicine June 11, 2017

Foot And Leg Amputations Risk Linked To Johnson & Johnson Diabetes Drug Invokana

FDA required Johnson & Johnson to include a boxed warning about the risk for foot and leg amputations in type 2 diabetes patients who use Invokana. Who are most at risk for amputations?

Public Health May 16, 2017

This Is How Diabetes Can Damage Your Brain Health

A recently published study links diabetes with increased abnormalities in several brain areas. Overweight and obese diabetics are most at risk for serious brain deterioration.

Public Health April 29, 2017

Obesity And 4 Other Conditions Lead Americans To The Grave

A new study has drawn attention to the plight of Americans who are haunted by top 5 conditions cutting their lives. Topping the list is obesity with 47 percent more life stealing capacity than tobacco in mortality rates.

Public Health April 26, 2017

Is Starbucks' Unicorn Frappuccino Diabetes In A Cup? What's In It And What People Think

The Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino may look magical but it could be the one-way ticket to a diabetes diagnosis. Find out what makes the colorful drink so unhealthy and how people reacted to it.

Life & Style April 22, 2017

Why Diabetes Is A Real Threat Among African-Americans

Black people are 1.7 more likely to contract diabetes than white people, statistics show. Since this chronic condition seems to be more prevalent among ethnic minorities, the American Diabetes Association has designed culturally specific programs to raise disease awareness.

Public Health April 17, 2017

Apple Watch May Soon Come With Blood Sugar Level Sensors For Better Diabetes Treatment

A report claims that Apple is working to develop noninvasive blood sugar level sensors for the Apple Watch, which would help improve treatment for diabetes. Is this the so-called killer app that the smartwatch industry is waiting for?

Apple April 13, 2017

How To Know If You Have Diabetes: Signs And Symptoms To Watch Out For

Do you have diabetes? Learn more about some of the most common signs and symptoms of diabetes that you should be on the lookout for.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 9, 2017

Fattest Cities In America 2017: Is Your City One Of The Most Obese?

A new study by WalletHub ranks America’s most populated cities according to obesity rates. Find out your city’s score and see how much your fellow residents are affected by weight-related health problems.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 23, 2017

Climate Change Can Increase Diabetes Cases In US, Suggests New Study

A new study has revealed that climate change is related to diabetes, and with each degree of temperature rise, the risks from it are also increased. This study proves the real-world effect of climate change upon humans.

Public Health March 21, 2017

Childhood Bullying Can Lead To Health Risks In Adulthood: Study

A new study has drawn serious attention to the long-term impact of bullying in childhood. It says the scars of bullying will ride into adulthood and manifest as chronic diseases such as heart disease and diabetes.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 14, 2017

Can A Gluten-Free Diet Help You Dodge Diabetes? New Study Says No

Find the truth about a gluten-free diet and type 2 diabetes. Major Harvard study begs you to think twice before jumping on the gluten-free diet bandwagon.

Public Health March 10, 2017

Too Much Meat, Salt And Not Enough Nuts Linked To Deaths From Diabetes, Stroke, And Heart Disease

A diet comprising too much processed meat, red meat, salt, and sugary drinks and not enough nuts, fruits, and vegetables has been associated with deaths from diabetes, stroke, and heart disease, research finds.

Public Health March 8, 2017

Repurposed Drug Can Save People At Risk Of Type 2 Diabetes

Researchers have proven that a hunger suppressing drug may prevent prediabetic people from developing type 2 diabetes. The drug, called liraglutide, prevents overeating which in turn keeps the patient's weight under control.

Medicine February 23, 2017

HIV Patients More Susceptible To Diabetes, Says Study

A recent study reveals that the risk of getting afflicted with diabetes mellitus is slightly higher in HIV-positive adults. The researchers surveyed data from MMP and NHANES for the purpose of the study.

Public Health January 31, 2017

Mouse Pancreas Grown In Bodies Of Rats Helped Reverse Diabetes

Using stem cells, researchers grew mouse pancreas in bodies of rats and later transplanted the organ into diabetic mouse. The technique offers hope of reversing diabetes and alleviating shortage of donated organs for transplant patients.

Biotech January 26, 2017

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