Diabetes is the third-leading cause of death in the U.S. after heart disease and cancer, according to findings published in PLOS ONE, Jan. 25. But while the condition can wreak havoc if it goes untreated, it is manageable if blood sugar is adequately controlled. “Medications can help with this,” says
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In this month’s issue, we’re looking at how diet can influence blood sugar and your risk for diabetes. Diabetes affects the body’s ability to metabolize sugar, either because the pancreas produces little or no insulin (type 1 diabetes), a hormone that regulates the absorption of sugar from the bloodstream into
Cooking Methods May Affect Diabetes Risk Factors
If you have diabetes risk factors, such as elevated insulin levels and obesity, changing the way you cook may benefit your health, according to a study in the October 2016 issue of Diabetologia. Researchers focused on substances called advanced glycation end products (AGEs), which
Within every whole-grain kernel, you’ll find a remarkable supply of important nutrients. Whole grains are a top source of unrefined carbohydrates (carbs), the slowly-digested “fuel” that provides your body with a steady supply of energy needed for the optimal function of all of your body’s systems.
Carbs have been the target
The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has issued draft guidelines calling for all adults age 45 and older, as well as younger adults with risk factors, to be screened for abnormal blood glucose and type 2 diabetes. Risk factors include being overweight or obese, having a first-degree relative
This particular set of pre-diabetic symptoms is associated with type 2 diabetes long before the onset and independent of lab test results.