Daily Diabetes News

DNA Link Found in those with Type 2 Diabetes

It has been thought that some people may be more prone to getting diabetes than others due to their family history. A recent study which looked at the DNA, or genetic code, of nearly 200,000 people with and without diabetes found that this thought may be true.  It was found that there are seven [...]

New Guidelines Promote Need for Gender-based Stroke Risk Score

Each year in the United States, nearly 55,000 more women suffer from stroke than men.  Because of this startling statistic, the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association realized that new guidelines for gender-based stroke risk score must be made.  Since women have several [...]

New weight loss drugs may cause dangerous side effects

When you are eager to lose weight and your healthy lifestyle is not bringing you results fast enough, you may try weight loss drugs to help you along.  Two fairly new weight loss medicines, with brand names Belviq and Qysmia, are being brought to question in a recent report that states they may [...]

Are your food allergies making you gain weight?

Common food allergies such as peanuts, milk, and wheat can make you feel itchy, nauseous, or even gasping for breath.  Being sensitive to food on the other hand can cause stomach cramps, bloating, and discomfort.  Those who are sensitive or allergic to certain foods may report feeling lighter in [...]

Low blood glucose may affect memory

Hypoglycemia, or low blood glucose episodes can be scary events that cause dizziness, sweating, shaking, and nausea.  Care must be taken right away with glucose tablets or other easily digested sugars such as orange juice to bring blood glucose levels back to normal levels.  A recent study has [...]

Use the A1C test to prevent diabetes

If you have diabetes, you know all about the A1C test that tells you your average blood glucose levels over the past two to three months.  An A1C level of 6.5-percent is a factor that helps diagnose diabetes.  A recent study has found though that the A1C test may also be helpful in preventing [...]

Great Reasons to Stay Active

Overcome your fears of fitness Getting fit and staying active can seem like a challenge. You may have a busy schedule that barely gives you enough time to get through your daily tasks, let alone exercise. There’s no need to fear your fitness routine, though, since there are many simple ways [...]

Those with diabetes at more risk of severe flu symptoms

It is known that those with diabetes are more at risk for heart disease, vision problems, and nerve damage.  However, it has recently been found that those with diabetes are more at risk for being put in the hospital for the flu.  A study group of men and women from Canada found that those with [...]

Eat more potassium for better heart health!

High blood pressure can be caused by eating too much salt as well as salty, processed foods that contain large amounts of the mineral sodium.  Sodium in our bodies can attract water into the blood vessels, in turn leading to pressure in such vessels. Sodium can be excreted from the body when we [...]

New Technology to Improve Your Diabetes Care

Contact lenses could soon replace your blood glucose meter Pricking your finger can be a pain to do each day. If you wish there was a way to avoid finger-pricking to get your blood glucose level readings, your answer may be coming soon. The GoogleX team that invented the Smart glasses known as [...]

Delicious Diabetes Meal Plans and More

Greek diet may lower risk of artery disease A Greek, or Mediterranean meal plan, is rich in healthy fats such as olive oil, nuts, seeds, and fish, while limiting processed foods that are full of trans fats. Those who consume this type of meal plan have been shown to be one-third less likely to [...]

All About Glucose Control

Percent of Body Fat May Affect Insulin Function Could your body fat be hurting your blood glucose control? It is known that being overweight or obese can increase your risk of getting diabetes and other chronic diseases. Recent research has found that an increased percent of body fat, no matter [...]

Sugar-Free Drinks, Blood Pressure, and Diabetes Warning Signs

Sugar-Free Drinks Do Not Affect Blood Glucose It has been long thought that sugar-free drinks (especially sodas) make you want to eat more by raising your blood glucose level. Recent studies have found that sugar-free drinks have the same effect on the blood glucose of those without diabetes as [...]
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