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Diabetes and Your Diet

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

From the Editor: There’s a Lot You Can Do to Tackle Diabetes

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

Newsbriefs: Diabetes Risk Factors; Glycemic Index; Red and Processed Meat

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

3. Whole-Grain Superfoods

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

New guidelines proposed for blood glucose screening

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

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