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Hypertension, Diabetes and Kidney Disease

If you have high blood pressure or diabetes, you need to know that these conditions are the two top leading causes of  kidney disease. Kidney disease is the eighth leading cause of death in the US. And a scary fact is that two out if five people who end up on permanent kidney dialysis don’t… [Read the Rest]

Hit the Gym to Prevent Diabetes

Aerobic exercise has always been recommended at the best type of exercise to prevent and manage a multitude of diseases but a recent study revealed that weight training can significantly lower the risk of type 2 diabetes. Combining both weight training and aerobic exercise even more benefit. “We found that in the group that did… [Read the Rest]

Type 1 Diabetes Possibly Linked To Toxins and Viruses

MINI-EPIDEMICS of type 1 diabetes appear to be occurring among Australian children every five years, a landmark study that points to an environmental cause of the autoimmune disease shows. The study found that type 1 diabetes, a condition that occurs ….

Control High Blood Sugar With Ginger

Just as food can lead to high blood sugar and diabetes, it appears food can also help manage blood sugar levels as a recent study on ginger found. In a study from the University of Syndney, ginger, a common spice and an Asian remedy used for centuries, just might help manage the high glucose levels… [Read the Rest]

Using Sugar Substitutes in Diabetes

Using sugar substitutes in diabetes are helpful in controlling blood sugar. And there is an added benefit in using artificial sweeteners and that is weight loss- if you are smart about it, according to a recent joint scientific statement from the American Heart Association and the American Diabetes Association published in the journal Circulation. “When… [Read the Rest]

Insulin Resistance and White Blood Cells

Normally, white blood cells, or, as they are known in the scientific world, neutrophils, work in your favor when it comes to fighting bacteria and infections. However, as recent research from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine discovered, these same white blood cells may play a role in causing insulin resistance. Insulin… [Read the Rest]

Better Diabetes Management with Pumps Plus Monitor

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If you are a diabetic who needs insulin shots, new research findings show you may have better diabetes management using an insulin pump plus continuous blood sugar sensors. This is compared to using the finger-stick testing and insulin shots. Diabetics using continuous blood sugar monitors to track their glucose levels automatically had better blood sugar… [Read the Rest]

Deactivate Gene for Better Diabetes Management

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New research out of the Hyderabad-based Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) reveals a significant finding that may help in the fight against diabetes and in diabetes management. Scientists were successful in deactivating a gene to regulate the functioning of the pancreatic beta cells. The beta cells in the pancreas are the cells responsible… [Read the Rest]

Know The Warning Signs Of Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes affects over 25.8 million people in the United States today. That number is predicted to grow to over 170 million by the year 2020. Type 2 diabetes is growing at an epidemic pace. Amazingly, about one-third of the people who have Type 2 diabetes today don’t even know that they have it…. [Read the Rest]

Obesity Plus Diabetes Equals Diabesity

Diabesity® is the medical term for a modern disease caused by lifestyle and diet. Diabesity® refers to diabetes caused by obesity. Few have heard of this condition but it has been around for years. In 1998, UCLA started a Diabesity® Research Program: To further increase awareness of the connection between obesity and diabetes, the UCLA… [Read the Rest]