If you're pre-diabetic, your pancreas still produces enough insulin in response to the carbohydrates you eat. But, the insulin is less effective in removing the sugar from the bloodstream. As a result, your blood sugar remains high.
This condition is called insulin resistance.
Pre-diabetes doesn't mean you'll definitely get diabetes, but it's a serious warning that if things don't change, yo... ››› more
When you heard your diabetes diagnosis, you probably felt like the millions of others who had heard it before you: helpless and at a loss as to what to do.
You were told you'd have to be on medication for years to come. You were made fearful of sugar and carbs, and the deadly implication they would have on your health for the rest of your life.
But I'm here to tell you that there is hope f... ››› more
If you're pre-diabetic or diabetic, you may be trying to balance your blood sugar with diet and lifestyle changes, and you may be on medication...
But the one thing you're hoping you won't ever have to do is inject yourself with insulin for the rest of your life.
Keep reading to find out when this becomes necessary and how to help prevent it from becoming something you have to do every day f... ››› more
If you're feeling like you're losing the battle against your blood sugar spikes, you'll be pleased to know that you can add a simple vitamin to your daily regimen instead, to get them back on the narrow path.
This is a sigh of relief for those people who have been holding out, trying to avoid having to start taking diabetes drugs, or having to increase their dosages if they're already on them. ... ››› more
In order to test your blood sugar levels at home, you need to prick your finger to obtain a drop of blood. While some people say it hurts but they've gotten used to it, others say they find it almost painless.
It's up to you to decide whether or not you find testing your blood sugar levels painful. But here are three methods to avoid sore fingers... Three methods to make testing your blood suga... ››› more
Women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) have a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes and are diagnosed with the condition at an earlier age, a new study has found.
This is the first time research has found a link between PCOS and type 2 diabetes. Keep reading for the full findings, as published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.
PCOS is one of ... ››› more
You could potentially reverse type 2 diabetes through weight loss and with the long-term support of a medical professional, according to a UK trial study published online in The Lancet.
The initial findings come from an ongoing trial study called DiRECT (Diabetes Remission Clinical Trial), which aims to find an effective and accessible way to put type 2 diabetes into remission long-term. Read o... ››› more
If you have elevated blood sugar levels but they aren't high enough for a diabetes diagnosis, it doesn't necessarily mean your health is in the clear.
According to a new US study, people with high blood sugar levels but not diabetes may still have a higher risk of heart and kidney disease than those with normal blood sugar levels.
Read on for the full findings, as published in The Lancet Dia... ››› more
An insufficient level of vitamin C could increase the risk of metabolic syndrome in postmenopausal women, suggests new research from Brazil.
Metabolic is a collection of conditions that increases the risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes, and it estimated to affect around 50% of women over the age of 50. The risk of developing metabolic syndrome increases with age, however, adopting health... ››› more
You already know that you can reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes by cutting back on sugar and carbohydrates. But did you know that a tablespoon of vinegar can also make your blood sugar levels go down?
This is just one surprising way to slash your risk of type 2 diabetes. Read on for five more things you can do to stave off the blood sugar disease.
Five natural ways to reduce your risk of t... ››› more
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