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Turning Around Type 2
Type 2 diabetes may be the most common form, affecting millions of Americans. That doesn't mean it has to be a chronic condition. A healthy lifestyle can help you turn around the disease and live free of medication.
Diabetes Around the World
Around the world, millions of people face an increased risk of early death from diabetes and cardiovascular diseases related to diabetes. Researchers found that poor diagnoses and ineffective treatment are to blame.
A new study suggests that lower potassium levels in the blood of African-Americans may help explain why they are more likely than whites to develop type 2 diabetes.
The Key is in the Pee
Scientists have developed a simple home urine test that can determine if patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes are producing their own insulin.
Dangers of the Unknown
New research shows that elderly patients with undiagnosed high blood glucose may face an increased risk of dying in the hospital.
Not Yet Suitable for Children
A simple blood glucose test commonly used to diagnose diabetes and pre-diabetes may not be the best method for diagnosing diabetes in children, according to a new study from the University of Michigan.
Pass the Salt!
Current guidelines tell diabetes patients to reduce the amount of salt in their diets. However, a new study by Australian researchers challenges this advice.
The Path to Diabetes
By studying people who are at risk of developing diabetes, researchers at the Joslin Diabetes Center have identified a molecular pathway for new drug treatments.
Freaky Fruit Findings at Your Fingertip
Who would've thought that fruit could harm you in some way? Apparently it can. According to new research, fruit residue on the hands of diabetics can cause finger-prick blood tests to show inaccurate blood sugar readings.
Schooling Parents and Teachers on Diabetes
School-age children with diabetes face unique challenges and sometimes dangerous situations tied to their oftentimes unpredictable glucose levels.