diabetes care

Diuretics Side Effects Are Dangerous and Common

Patients in the U.S. whose doctors follow national guidelines for treating high blood pressure are typically prescribed a diuretic such as hydrochlorothiazide as the primary therapy. According to the guidelines, these drugs, known as thiazide diuretics, should be the preferred initial medication for the treatment of hypertension in older adults.[1] … Read More

Managing Type 2 Diabetes

An astonishing 40 percent of U.S. adults will develop diabetes in their lifetime.[1] Type 2 diabetes mellitus is a chronic disease that results primarily from abdominal obesity, which leads to resistance to the hormone insulin. Poorly controlled type 2 diabetes is associated with a shockingly wide range of life-threatening complications, … Read More

Cinnamon and Diabetes – Clearing the Confusion

The use of cinnamon for blood sugar control is certainly not without controversy and confusion. The debate started back in 2003 when a group of researchers reported that among 60 patients studied and after only 40 days that all three levels of cinnamon used reduced fasting serum glucose 18–29%, triglycerides … Read More

Are Potatoes Healthy? New Study Finds an Alarming Risk

Potatoes are a perpetually controversial food. They can be part of healthy, whole-foods diet (such as vegetarian, Paleo, or Mediterranean), but they also have a dark side. When researchers from Harvard’s School of Public Health sought to answer the age old question, “Are potatoes healthy?” they found that potatoes—especially French … Read More

What Is Metformin Used For and Is it Safe?

Metformin is considered the gold standard for type 2 diabetes treatment and is used alongside diet and exercise to help lower blood sugar. It works by helping to improve your body’s response to insulin. It also decreases the production of sugar in the liver and prevents absorption of sugar in … Read More

Fenugreek: Diabetes Natural Treatment and Prevention

Are you looking for natural ways to get control of your diabetes? Lifestyle changes, like adopting a healthy diet and exercising regularly, go a long way in treating diabetes (and even reversing it). But if you need a little extra support, this natural plant remedy is worth trying. Learn how … Read More

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