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Common diabetes drug metformin could treat chronic pain

Scientists have been seeking an effective treatment for one type of chronic pain called neuropathic pain. Now they believe a ubiquitous, generic diabetes medication might...

Can this common diabetes drug help prevent heart attacks?

Metformin, a safe and inexpensive drug used to treat type 2 diabetes, decreases the risk of heart attacks and strokes triggered by air pollution. It...

Scientists discover gene linked to lower risk of diabetes, obesity, heart failure, and even...

Researchers say they have discovered a gene mutation that slows the metabolism of sugar in the gut, giving people who have the mutation a...

High blood pressure and prediabetes together increase risk to heart

High blood pressure and prediabetes together may do more harm to the body than either one alone. The first study of its type looking into...

Have diabetes and struggling to lose weight? Here is what to do

You’re active, you watch what you eat, yet the scale won’t budge. If you have diabetes, the answer could be in your medicine cabinet—specifically, your...
Planned intermittent fasting may help reverse type 2 diabetes

Planned intermittent fasting may help reverse type 2 diabetes

Planned intermittent fasting may help to reverse type 2 diabetes, suggest doctors writing in the journal BMJ Case Reports after three patients in their...

Drinking milk may help lower your risk of type 2 diabetes

Higher levels of biomarkers of dairy fat consumption are associated with a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to new research published...

Intermittent fasting could help tackle diabetes – here’s the science

Intermittent fasting is currently all the rage. But don’t be fooled: it’s much more than just the latest fad. Recent studies of this kind of fasting...

Time to stop diabetes-related foot disease

In a new paper, researchers suggest that it is time to put greater investment from governments, health professionals and researchers to reduce costly and...

Using vitamin D to fight diabetes

In a recent study, researchers from the Salk Institute report a potential new approach for treating diabetes by protecting beta cells. Beta cells are the...