A nephrologist is a kidney specialist. This article looks at what they do, the medical conditions they treat, and the procedures they can perform.
Scientists present a link between rotavirus infection and type 1 diabetes and suggest vaccination as a method to prevent the condition.
A recent study has investigated whether the byproducts of coffee production might help ease the inflammation associated with obesity and protect health.
New research on type 2 diabetes shows that regaining weight reverses much of the cardiovascular risk reduction that initial weight loss affords.
Toe numbness can be mild and disappear quickly, or it may be longer lasting. Many health issues and conditions cause numb toes, and the treatment depends on the cause. Learn more here.
A new study has found that sweet drinks with and without added sugar, as well as 'diet'-type soft drinks are associated with an increase in diabetes risk.
Cardamom is a spice that many people use in cooking and medicine. Here, we discuss the possible research-backed benefits of cardamom, such as providing antioxidants, improving heart health, and fighting cancer.
A new set of reviews suggests that red meat may not be as harmful to health as previously thought. Why, and what recommendations do the authors make?
Evidence from a new study in mouse models shows that increasing the level of functional 'good' cholesterol may help reverse atherosclerosis in diabetes.
New research suggests that even 'modest' weight loss within 5 years of the initial diagnosis could help send type 2 diabetes into remission.
Taurine is an organic compound that may help with conditions such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Learn more about taurine, including its side effects here.
Itchy skin, or pruritus, is common and can affect any part of the body. Many factors can cause itchy legs, including skin conditions, diabetes, or allergic reactions. Learn about causes and treatments here.
Muscle soreness, injuries, sunburns, and nerve damage can all cause a burning sensation in the legs. Learn more about the causes and how to treat them here.
Hyperinsulinemia is when the body contains too much insulin. It can link to insulin resistance and diabetes. Learn about its symptoms, causes, and related conditions, here.
Farxiga is a prescription medication that's used to improve blood sugar levels in adults with type 2 diabetes. It comes as a tablet you take by mouth. Farxiga contains the drug dapagliflozin, which isn't currently available in generic form. Learn about side effects, warnings, dosage, and more.
Bydureon is a brand-name medication that’s used to improve blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes. It comes as a liquid suspension that’s given by injection under the skin (subcutaneous). Bydureon is available in two forms: a syringe and a pen injector.
Ozempic (semaglutide) is a brand-name prescription medication that's used to improve blood sugar levels in adults with type 2 diabetes. It comes as a liquid solution that's given by injection under the skin (subcutaneous). Learn about side effects, warnings, dosage, and more.
Invokana (canagliflozin) is a brand-name prescription medication. It’s used to improve blood sugar levels in adults with type 2 diabetes. Doctors prescribe Invokana in addition to diet and exercise. Learn about side effects, warnings, dosage, and more.
Soliqua 100/33 (insulin glargine/lixisenatide) is a brand-name prescription medication that's used with diet and exercise to improve blood sugar levels in adults with type 2 diabetes. It comes as a pen that you use to inject the drug under your skin. Learn about dosage, side effects, warnings, and more.
The keto and Atkins diets are two low carbohydrate eating plans. People use them to lose weight and promote health. Learn more 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