If you can avoid stereotypical stoner junk food binges, getting high may actually help cut your diabetes risk, according to scientists. More
Melatonin supplements are my favorite sleep-aid these days (and I say this as a former NyQuil fiend). They could also be good way to protect against diabetes, according to a new study.
In conjunction with Diabetes Alert Day next week, we decided to interview Keri Glassman, MS RD, about the importance of fiber, particularly with regard to diabetes. Through her “Nutritious Life” brand, she’s promoted education and awareness, as well as helped people find easy ways to switch up their diets and increase their health. More
French researchers have found yet another reason to stop drinking Diet Coke: It’s linked to a higher risk of Type 2 Diabetes; in fact, they even found that diet soda drinkers were more likely to develop diabetes than subjects who drank regular soda. This is hardly the first study reminding people that diet sodas are terrible for you, despite being calorie-free, and yet…consumers don’t seem to care nearly as much about the health risks of what they drink as they do about whether it will make them fat. More
Novo Nordisk is the star of today’s health news right now, because the Food and Drug Administration didn’t approve two of their new diabetes drugs as expected. But practically all headlines and articles are focused on one thing: What this means for the value of Novo Nordisk shares. Am I crazy, or should the failure a massive diabetes drug manufacturer to properly test prescription drugs before putting them on the market be of concern to a wider audience than shareholders? More
Researchers have developed a new means of administering diabetes medication that might just make it easier for the body to accept the medication. That means? Injectable jelly. Yup. If proven successful, this could dramatically reduce the number of injections diabetics must receive to regulate their insulin levels.
Childhood diabetes used to refer mainly to type 1 diabetes–the kind caused by the body’s failure to produce enough insulin to process glucose. But type 2 diabetes–often called “lifestyle diabetes,” because it’s caused by the presence of fat molecules that block the body’s ability to process sugar–has historically been a problem for adults. (In fact, until recently, it was rare to see type 2 diabetes symptoms in anyone under 40). But thanks to poor nutrition and limited physical activity (and yes, childhood obesity) it’s become so common in young kids that the American Academy of Pediatrics just released their first Diabetes Guidelines for Children to help doctors and parents identify childhood diabetes symptoms and learn how to treat type 2 diabetes in kids. More
You know all those doctors and reports tell you how to reverse diabetes, stating that say Type 2 diabetes can be cured with diet and exercise? Well, according to a new study, the chances of that happening are very slim, according to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. More
Vision loss related to type-2 diabetes in the United States has increased by 20% in less than 10 years, report researchers. The overall numbers are still low (under 2% of the population), but that’s a pretty steep climb. And the biggest spike in diabetes-related vision loss has occurred in people ages 20 to 39. More
Type 2 diabetes is now considered one of the major public health problems in the United States. But it doesn’t have to be. A growing number of doctors and other health care professionals say that diabetes can be reversed via lifestyle changes, including a diet and exercise overhaul. Dr. Joel Fuhrman, whose new book The End of Diabetes will be released later this month, is one of these physicians. I talked to him to learn more about how to reverse diabetes, without drugs. More
Don’t let anybody make you believe that high-fructose corn syrup is harmless just because it’s “not more fattening than sugar. Animal studies have shown can be bad for memory and learning, and human studies have linked high consumption of HFCS with cognitive decline and dementia in older adults. But a new study “linking” corn syrup consumption with type 2 diabetes is pitifully flimsy. More
Tea is one of the most pleasant things to drink: it’s calming, hydrating and some varieties offer an array of benefits. Oolong tea may help weight loss while others may aid in lowering cholesterol and risk of heart disease. Plus, it is typically low in calories and much better for you than the majority of other flavored beverages. And now, there may be yet another reason to indulge in your tea habit even more. More
Let’s stop this America, yeah? Because, frankly, the rate at which type-2 diabetes is taking over this country — a new report shows cases doubled in most states over a 16-year period — is embarrassing, not to mention opening us up for a whole slew of future health disasters. And we’re just letting it happen. Why? More