Diabetes

Via: WomensHealthMag.com Sometimes those extra 10 minutes of sleep we get from hitting the snooze button in the morning are not enough. For years we have been told the adequate amount of sleep each person should get is 8 hours. Even if we are fortunate to get that amount of sleep, it may not be […]

VIA: WEBMD.COM Study Shows Whole-Grain Foods Lower Cardio Risk in People With Diabetes   May 10, 2010 — People with diabetes who eat plenty of bran-rich whole grains appear to have a reduced risk of death from heart attack, stroke, and other cardiovascular causes, a new study shows. Researchers from Harvard University followed almost 8,000 […]

Via: ABCNews.com   A drink or two may lower the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, a new study shows. The study monitored over 30,000 adults between the ages of 20 and 70 who did not have diabetes. The study was conducted over a 10-year span. Moderate drinkers were found to have a lower risk of developing […]

Via: WebMD.com If you have diabetes or know someone who has diabetes, you know how important it is to be able to manage it and live a healthy life. Here are some ways to control diabetes for life: Principle 1: Educate yourself about diabetes. There are two types of diabetes. It is important to know […]

VIA:  Health.Com Excess weight is the number one risk factor for type 2 diabetes.  A person who is over weight or obese is 90 times likely to develop type 2 diabetes according to health.Com.  Because belly fat sits in your mid section and surrounds organs that are vital in regulating blood sugar belly fat can […]

VIA:  Health.Com By:  Jennifer Thomas/HealthDay Reporter The high cost of chronic disease is one of the most pressing issues facing the United States as legislators grapple with financial strains on Medicare and the larger issue of health-care reform, the researchers say. Factors driving the increase in diabetes cases include the aging population and continued high […]

VIA: NIDDK.NIH.GOV What causes gestational diabetes? Changing hormones and weight gain are part of a healthy pregnancy. But both changes make it hard for your body to keep up with its need for a hormone called insulin. When that happens, your body doesn’t get the energy it needs from the food you eat. What is […]

VIA: Diabetes.Org For every two-ounce serving of hot dogs, bacon, sausage, or deli meats, the risk of diabetes rose 19 percent and the risk of heart disease increased 42 percent. There is a relatively small risk associated with eating up to one serving of processed meat per week. The greater risk may be associated with […]

The diabetes drug Avandia is linked with tens of thousands of heart attacks, and drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline knew of the risks for years but worked to keep them from the public, according to a Senate committee report released Saturday.