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Diabetes: What Are Normal Glucose Levels?

Diabetes: What Are Normal Glucose Levels?

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

2. Brain-Healthy Dietary Patterns

When the latest Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGAs) were released in January 2016, they earned headlines for their focus on added sugars and relaxed view of dietary fat. But the most important point of the updated DGAs was often overlooked in the flurry of media coverage: Healthy eating is more

1. Your Heart-Brain Partnership

Biologically speaking, everything that makes you what you are depends on a three-pound organ inside your skull that is kept alive by the beating of an organ in your chest that weighs only 8 to 10 ounces. Your heart beats about 100,000 times a day, pumping 2,000 gallons of blood

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

Improve Three Key Health Numbers with Diet

Many decisions you make are influenced by numbers, such as your credit score, percentage rates, the prices of goods and services, and even the temperature and time of day. Your health is no different: Key numbers that provide information about your health and can influence choices you make include blood

This Just In: Modest Weight Loss Helps Reverse Prediabetes

People with prediabetes who lost three percent of their body weight in a one-year period were twice as likely to achieve normal blood glucose levels as people who either didn’t lose or gained weight. People who reduced their waist circumference by 3 centimeters (just over 1 inch) or more also

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