Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is turning into a true epidemic. Today, more than 5 million Americans live with the effects of this disease, according to the Alzheimer’s Association, and the numbers are climbing. By 2050, nearly 14 million people over age 65 will have developed Alzheimer’s. The cost of caring for
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Some people claim carbs are fattening while others say they trigger cravings. But lumping all carbs together, such as doughnuts and oatmeal, is not helpful. Although most people are aware that carbs are in bread, cereal, pasta, potatoes, sweets, and soda, they may overlook them in legumes, fruits, vegetables, and
If you’re at risk of developing type 2 diabetes, you may want to consider adding some walnuts to your next salad. Or just grab a handful for an afternoon snack.
A small study, recently published in BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care, suggests that eating one ounce of walnuts a day
When diabetes cannot be well-controlled with medication and changes in diet and exercise, your doctor may evaluate you as a candidate for possible surgical options or guide you toward a clinical research trial.
Transplantation: There are two main types of transplantation performed in diabetics, pancreatic transplantation, and islet cell transplantation. Both
Is diabetes inherited? Or do diabetes symptoms emerge when you consider lifestyle factors like diet, smoking, and exercise? There are actually different causes for Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes, and gestational diabetes, but most scientists agree that all three are influenced by both a person’s genes and their environment.
By Orli R. Etingin, MD, Editor-in-Chief
Diabetes is a silent disease. There’s usually no pain until it’s advanced, and in its early stages, it can be easily confused with other conditions. But diabetes has many long-term consequences, especially for women whose blood vessels are smaller than those of men. Diabetes damages
Of all the measures of health, your blood pressure is one of the easiest to check, but it can be among the trickiest to get under control. Blood pressure is the force of blood flow against the interior walls of your arteries. High blood pressure (hypertension) raises the risks of
Gluten allergy symptoms can be uncomfortable and down-right embarrassing. What’s worse, many people with gluten allergies are often misdiagnosed with IBS. Learn the difference between these two conditions and finally get relief!