Diabetes

Should You Take Dietary Supplements If You Have Diabetes?

Should you take dietary supplements if you have diabetes?

A healthy diet, physical activity, and blood glucose testing are the basic tools for managing type 2 diabetes. Your health care providers will help you...
ADA recommends metformin as the preferred drug for type 2 diabetes

ADA recommends metformin as the preferred drug for type 2 diabetes

The American Diabetes Association (ADA) recommends metformin as the first-line treatment for type 2 diabetes. Metformin monotherapy should be initiated at the time of diagnosis...
Why High Blood Pressure and Diabetes are Double Trouble

Why high blood pressure and diabetes are double trouble

Do you have high blood pressure, also known as hypertension? If so, you should be tested for diabetes. That recommendation comes from the U.S. Preventive...
What Is Carb Counting? And How Can It Help Manage Diabetes?

What is carb counting? And how can it help manage diabetes?

What is carbohydrate counting? Carbohydrate counting, also called carb counting, is a meal planning tool for people with type 1 or type 2 diabetes. Carbohydrate counting...
How insulin in the brain may suppress the subjective feeling of hunger

How insulin in the brain may suppress the subjective feeling of hunger

Insulin in the brain may help regulate the hunger sensation and improve functional connectivity in the default-mode network (DMN), as well as in the...
Doctors prescribe diabetes treatment medications 15 times more than obesity drugs

Doctors prescribe diabetes treatment medications 15 times more than obesity drugs

Obesity is a well-established major risk factor for developing diabetes, with almost 90% of people living with type 2 diabetes having obesity or overweight. Even...
Caffeine linked to lower risk of death in women with diabetes

Caffeine linked to lower risk of death in women with diabetes

Women with diabetes who regularly drink caffeinated coffee or tea may live longer than those who don't consume caffeine at all, according to new...
First snapshot of diabetes receptor may mean new drugs

First snapshot of diabetes receptor may mean new drugs

Researchers have captured the first cryo-electron microscopy images of a key cellular receptor for diabetes in action. The findings, published in Nature, reveal new information about...
3 tips to self-manage diabetes better

3 tips to self-manage diabetes better

Living with diabetes can be a challenge. Researchers are always looking for new ways to help people with the disease. Some strategies focus on new...
Diabetes Linked to Bacteria Invading the Colon

Diabetes linked to bacteria invading the colon

In humans, developing metabolic disease, particularly type 2 diabetes, is correlated with having bacteria that penetrate the mucus lining of the colon, according to...