Can you believe that an estimated 86 million people in the United States alone have prediabetes - a condition in which your blood sugar levels are elevated, but not high enough for type 2 diabetes diagnosis? Well, it's true.
Furthermore, about 29 million Americans have type 1 or type 2 diabetes - and eight million of them don't even know it. While there's no magic way to prevent prediabetes or ... ››› more
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new injectable drug for adults with type 2 diabetes called Adlyxin (lixisenatide).
The once-daily injection is to be used in combination with a diabetic diet and regular exercise to keep patients' blood sugar levels steady.
Keep reading for more information that can help reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes-related complications such as... ››› more
Eating more antioxidant-rich foods can help lower your risk of type 2 diabetes, according to a new study published in Diabetologia, the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes.
This effect is contributed by fruit, vegetables, tea and other hot beverages as well as moderate consumption of alcohol. Keep reading for the full findings…
Previous studies have tied eating fr... ››› more
You may aim to have sweet treats in moderation to prevent spiking your blood sugar levels, but from time to time, it's impossible to avoid a sugar binge. We're talking a family-sized bag of M&Ms or a half-dozen box of doughnuts…
If you have a sweet tooth, you're familiar with the stomach ache or shaking feeling - not to mention the crash - that comes after a particularly large serving of swe... ››› more
While there's no way to prevent or cure type 1 diabetes, watching out for tell-tale signs and symptoms can help you notice that something is wrong sooner.
Type 1 diabetes symptoms usually arrive without warning. You may suddenly notice that your breath smells fruity, experience unexplained weight loss or have bad abdominal pain.
These are all warning signs that your immune system has gone aw... ››› more
If you have diabetes, controlling your blood sugar levels is critical. Your doctor or dietician may advise that you opt for foods that are low in sugar and carbohydrates to keep your blood sugar in check. They may also recommend foods that help control blood sugar spikes. One food that meets both of these requirements is the avocado…
According to the United States Department of Agriculture, a... ››› more
Turns out type 2 diabetes is reversible after all. This is according to a new study that put people with the blood sugar disorder on a low-calorie diet.
The study was led by Professor Roy Taylor at Newcastle University in the United Kingdom, who's spent almost four decades studying type 2 diabetes. He presented an overview of his findings at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (E... ››› more
High blood sugar levels can predispose you to health problems such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease. For many people, high blood levels of glucose and insulin are the primary culprit in the accumulation of body fat.
Foods like vegetables, greens, melon, berries, whole grains, healthy fat and protein are well-known to help control blood sugar levels. Now, researchers that green tea is also e... ››› more
Prediabetes, also called borderline diabetes and impaired glucose intolerance, is a condition in which your blood sugar is high, but not high enough to be classified as type 2 diabetes. However, if you leave prediabetes untreated, it can develop into type 2 diabetes.
It's estimated that five million South Africans have prediabetes - and that number is expected to rise. If you're one of them, yo... ››› more
A major part of keeping your diabetes under control is staying true to a diabetic diet. The general rule to follow is to steer clear of foods that are high in sugar, however, some foods and drinks that seem like diabetic-friendly choices may even contain hidden sugar.
But it's not just sugar you need to watch out for - increased carbohydrates and fats can also contribute to blood sugar spikes. ... ››› more
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