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What Is PCOS? Defining Polycistic Ovary Syndrome

It’s an obvious question to women who may be experiencing symptoms: “What is PCOS?” The short answer: polycystic ovary syndrome, a complex hormonal disorder. Because PCOS symptoms can overlap with other diseases, a woman who’s experiencing them should seek medical advice from a gynecologist. A leading cause of infertility, PCOS … 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

Prediabetes: Are You At Risk?

The process by which blood glucose levels become elevated is the same for prediabetes as it is for type 2 diabetes. Normally, the hormone insulin acts on the cells of your body, moving the glucose in your blood into the cells so that it can be used as energy. In … Read More

Get Moving Before Symptoms of Diabetes Occur

Type 2 diabetes sneaks up on you. You may go for years paying no attention to your blood sugar. And even if you develop symptoms of diabetes, you still might not realize that you’ve joined the millions of Americans who have the disease. “Comparative to other diseases that alarm people, … Read More

Type 2 Diabetes Symptoms and Oral Medications

If you’re experiencing type 2 diabetes symptoms, there are a variety of oral medications your healthcare provider may prescribe for you. The meds may work as single therapy, in combination with insulin, or in combination with another oral medication. Each group of drugs has a unique mode of action, but … 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

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