Grape extract resveratrol can help fight diabetes

Resveratrol, that anti-oxidant that is very heart-friendly, seems to positively affect blood sugar levels, too, thus can be a potential anti-diabetic agent. This is according to several studies whose … [Read more...]

Slowing down diabetic retinopathy

Diabetes comes with a lot of complications and one of them is vision loss due to retinopathy. Diabetic retinopathy is a condition wherein the blood vessels supplying the retina, the light-sensitive … [Read more...]

iPhone Apps for those with diabetes

Monitoring blood sugar and insulin levels as well as keeping in mind the kind of food that helps you keep your glycemic targets are hard. Add to that the complexity of insulin types, the glucose … [Read more...]

June updates: linking diabetes to cancer, weight loss and environmental cues

Today I am bringing you the latest research updates on diabetes: how cancer, loss weight and environmental factors are linked to diabetes Increased cancer risk of people with type 2 diabetes What … [Read more...]

Top Diabetes Weight Loss Diet

Diabetes ranks as the sixth leading cause of death in the US with new cases of the disease rising at alarming levels, especially among children and teens. More alarming is the fact that diabetes more … [Read more...]

Insulin production and food anticipation

Anticipation is sometimes more fun than the actual event itself. This was shown in the case of vacations –  as well as in eating. And in the case of the latter, looking forward to a meal can actually … [Read more...]

Diabetes epidemic spreads to China

Economic development comes with a price – health problems. And nowhere is this more evident than in China. The economy is booming, lifestyles are rapidly changing and the health care system cannot … [Read more...]

February diabetes updates

Once again, I am bringing you the latest updates on diabetes. Erectile dysfunction linked to diabetes There are many factors that can affect sexual function. Certain metabolic diseases, for … [Read more...]

Decaf coffee against diabetes

So what did you drink for breakfast this morning? Coffee? Tea? How many cups? If you’ve had say, 3 or 4 cups of your favourite brew today, you may actually be protecting yourself from Type 2 diabetes. … [Read more...]

Diabetes updates: what ups or lowers your risk

Today, I am bring some diabetes updates on what increases or decreases our chances to develop diabetes. Heading off diabetes Researcher David Nathan of Massachusetts General Hospital Believes … [Read more...]

Let’s Go Blue on World Diabetes Day

What is World Diabetes Day This Saturday, November 14 is World Diabetes Day. As the name suggests, it is a day dedicated to global awareness of diabetes. The annual observance of this special was … [Read more...]

November is Diabetes Month

November is the month focused on diabetes. It is only right that we take a look at what we know about this condition. Diabetes mellitus is a group of chronic conditions characterized by high levels … [Read more...]

Mediterranean diet works for diabetics, too

Newly diagnosed with diabetes? Here is something you can do to postpone the need for anti-diabetes drugs: go for the Mediterranean diet. Mediterranean diet has always been thought of as the ideal … [Read more...]

Declaring war against sweets and fats

We have won the war against smoking. Anti-smoking bans, advertising regulations, and increased taxes are paying off. Now it’s the war against sugary beverages and junk food. In the US, there is … [Read more...]

Diabetes updates in September

Starting this month, I would like to keep you updated on the latest developments in the management and prevention of diabetes. Diabetes updates will appear in this blog once or twice a month. Early … [Read more...]

Powerful noses: dogs can smell hypoglycemia attacks coming!

We all know that dogs have exceptional sense of smell. But do their olfactory powers extend to sniffing out health problems? Well, it seems that dogs can detect the smell of a hypoglycemia attack … [Read more...]

It’s not all bad news for rosiglitazone

Remember the controversy about the diabetic drug rosiglitazone (market name Avandia)? Remember the issues surrounding the APPROACH Trial - Assessment on the Prevention of Progression by Rosiglitazone … [Read more...]

Judge Sonia Sotomayor: an inspiration for those with diabetes

Health advocacy groups applaud US President Barack Obama's nomination of Sonia Sotomayor to the US Supreme Court. You see, the 54-year old judge has Type 1 diabetes since the age of 8. Type 1 diabetes … [Read more...]

Diabetic? You can still have fun at Easter!

Being a diabetic at Easter can be very difficult. Especially if you are a little child. Sweets and goodies everywhere but not allowed to eat? How about those traditional Easter treats like hot cross … [Read more...]

Healthy Hispanic food for everyone – even for diabetics

I love Mexican food. Tortillas, enchilladas, tacos, to name a few. Unfortunately, like many delicious food, they can be full of calories and cholesterol. The National Diabetes Education Program has … [Read more...]

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