Diabetes, also known as diabetes mellitus, is the name of a group of diseases in which the body is unable to properly utilize blood sugar (glucose) for energy. There are three primary forms of diabetes—type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, and gestational diabetes—and, in each case, the body is unable
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Research over the past few years has provided a much clearer understanding about how sugar should be treated as part of a diabetic or sugar-free diet. Type 1 diabetes is a disease in which the immune system attacks the insulin-producing cells of the pancreas. Insulin is the hormone that allows
Over the past several years, many promising new treatments for Alzheimer’s disease have emerged from research laboratories and raised hope initially, only to be found lacking when subjected to more rigorous study. But trial and error is the nature of medical advancement. Through this process, researchers believe they are getting
A good deal of research has been done to try to pinpoint who is at greatest risk for getting Alzheimer’s disease. Simply getting older raises your risk, but age alone does not mean a slow decline toward dementia. Beyond age, there are certain factors that may further increase risk. Most
Home-Cooked Meals Linked With Lower Diabetes Risk
Eating out frequently is associated with a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes than preparing and eating meals at home, found a study published July 5, 2016 in PLOS Medicine. The researchers analyzed data collected from more than 99,000 women and men over
People who haven’t encountered it may wonder, “What is diabetes?” Also known as diabetes mellitus, diabetes is the name of a group of diseases in which the body is unable to properly utilize blood sugar (glucose) for energy.
There are three primary forms—diabetes type 1, diabetes type 2, and gestational
Cardiovascular disease is the leading killer of women in this country, with 400,000 succumbing to heart attack, heart failure or stroke every year. Yet the high prevalence of risk factors for cardiovascular disease indicates the threat is not being taken seriously.
If you are not concerned about your heart health, listen
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.
Type 2 diabetes is a risk factor for heart disease associated with poor lifestyle choices. Most research has been conducted on this form of the disease, because lifestyle changes can reduce its impact on the heart. Now a study published in the November 2015 Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology has found