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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Q: I have had type 2 diabetes for more than 20 years. Should I eat whole-grain foods? I know they are touted for their health benefits, but they are high in carbohydrates, and years ago, I was told to limit my carbohydrate intake.
A: Carbohydrates, which were once considered by many
Type 1 diabetes is currently not preventable, though research focused on what causes it may one day lead to preventative measures. For type 2 and gestational diabetes, however, many of the treatment options involving lifestyle changes can help delay or even prevent diabetes. Here, we offer four lifestyle tips on
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
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
For the first time, the Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2015-2020 have provided a specific target number for added sugar: A maximum of 10 percent of your daily calories.
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
The days in which the only treatment for type 2 diabetes was insulin injections are long past. Now, new classes of FDA-approved drugs and new drug combinations allow physicians to individualize treatment based on the specific needs of the 29 million Americans who have the condition, half of whom are
The call from health experts to cut back on added sugar is getting louder: the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) has recommended that Americans get a maximum of only 10 percent of their daily calories from added sugar.
“Excessive consumption of added sugar has been linked to obesity and chronic