A large new study warns that many people with diabetes receive overly intensive treatments that increase their risk of hypoglycemia and associated events.
Many people drink diet soda as a low or zero calorie alternative to regular soda. While it may seem like the better choice, diet soda still has health risks. Learn about them here.
Urinalysis, or a urine test, can help a doctor diagnose certain health issues, check for pregnancy, or screen for drug use. In this article, learn more about the uses and results.
Bananas may help people feel full for longer and increase their potassium and fiber intake. Learn more about how bananas may aid weight loss efforts here.
Another study explores whether or not vitamin D might benefit people with diabetes or those at risk of developing it. This time, the results are positive.
The findings of a small-scale study show that buying local foods containing fewer additives could reduce blood pressure, abdominal fat, and diabetes risk.
A large review and meta-analysis concludes that consistently following a healthful, plant based diet may significantly reduce a person's diabetes risk.
Berberine is a naturally occurring compound in plants such as goldenseal, Oregon grape, and tree turmeric. By making changes within the body’s cells, it may help treat conditions such as high blood pressure, inflammation, and cancer. Learn more about berberine, including side effects and how to use it, here.
Eye floaters are specks in a person’s vision. They are normal and not necessarily harmful. It is not always possible to prevent them, and they may not require treatment. Learn more about eye floaters here.
Like starvation, overeating stresses cells and causes a similar slowdown in the release of energy from fat storage, a new mouse study suggests.
New research reveals the cardiometabolic benefits that a small reduction in calorie intake can have on people who are not overweight or obese.
Doctors use various tests to detect type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes. Here, learn about these tests, including how to prepare for them, what they evaluate, and what the results show.
The glycemic index (GI) scores foods according to how quickly they raise blood sugar. This scoring system can help people with conditions such as diabetes make positive dietary choices. Learn more about GI, including about low and high GI foods, in this article.
After studying more than 50,000 people with diabetes and depression, scientists found that those who took antidepressants had a lower risk of death.
Manganese is a trace mineral that contributes to several bodily functions. Most people can get adequate amounts of manganese from their diet. Learn more about its effects, benefits, and sources here.
Phosphorus is a mineral that is essential for human health. It is available in a wide variety of foods, including meat, fish, dairy, and some vegetables. Learn more about its benefits here.
New research suggests that a diet low in carbs may reverse metabolic syndrome among people with obesity who are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
The blood sugar-lowering drug metformin changes how cancer stem cells use and metabolize energy, making them more vulnerable to a new treatment.
A person can manage their diabetes by making healthful changes to their diet, exercising frequently, and regularly taking the necessary medications. Here, learn about these self-management strategies and more.
Slow-release carbs include quinoa, vegetables, and white bread alternatives. They provide a gradual supply of energy for the body. Learn more about slow-release carb foods and the Glycemic index (GI) here.
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, cuts or wounds that heal slowly and blurred vision. It is extremely important for diabetes to be diagnosed as early as possible - if left untreated the condition will get progressively worse.Subscribe to Diabetes feed