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The “Normal Blood Sugar Range” May Be Misleading You

The “Normal Blood Sugar Range” May Be Misleading You

A fasting blood sugar test measures the amount of a type of sugar, called glucose, in your blood after you have not eaten for at least eight hours. Checking for an ideal fasting blood sugar is one of the most commonly performed tests to check for prediabetes and type 2

Plant Defense Against Diabetes

As if you need another reason to fill your plate with more plants! But new research suggests that diets rich in polyphenols, a large class of compounds found in foods of plant origin, may fend off type 2 diabetes, and help those who already have diabetes better manage their blood

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MCI to Dementia
Progressing from MCI to dementia means the difference between forgetting names, dates, or what you intended to buy at the supermarket, and having significant trouble functioning in your day-to-day life. The progression of MCI to dementia can alter many aspects of who you are, including your memory, personality

Diagnosis and Management of Diabetes Can Reduce Toll on Brain

An estimated 25.8 million Americans have type 1 or type 2 diabetes mellitus, (diabetes), and 7 million of them remain undiagnosed, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

These statistics are alarming not only because of the serious threats to physical health associated with diabetes—including heart disease, stroke,

Newsbriefs: Too Much Sitting; Diabetes; Lifespan

Two Minutes of Light Activity Each Hour May Offset Risk From Too Much Sitting
Studies have shown that sitting for extended periods of time each day leads to an increased risk of heart disease, diabetes, and early death. However, a new study from the University of Utah School of Medicine found

Task Force Advocates Diabetes Screening

All adults ages 40 to 70 who are overweight or obese should be screened for diabetes, according to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF). In its October 2015 recommendation, the USPSTF advocates screening with the hemoglobin A1c, fasting blood glucose, or oral glucose tolerance tests. Any abnormal findings should

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