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Breath test in the works could eliminate finger sticks, diagnose diabetes

2016-12-06 18:07

University of Oxford researchers are on their way to developing a portable device that could take the sting out of diabetes monitoring and even monitor blood sugar levels.

The device is much like an alcohol breathalyzer that detects byproducts of sugar metabolism on the breath. The portable machine detects acetone that forms when the body breaks down sugar.

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How Peer Support Can Help To Improve Blood Sugar in Hispanic Adults with Diabetes

2016-12-06 13:55

University of Missouri study finds peer support interventions effective at improving blood sugar levels of diabetic minority patients.

Diabetes is a global health problem that disproportionally affects individuals of ethnic and racial minorities.

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Platypus venom may be a good natural remedy for diabetes

2016-11-30 06:38

Researchers have discovered platypus venom may turn out to be a new treatment for type 2 diabetes in people.

Diabetes is a very troubling illness which has been on the rise. Researchers believe the venom from platypus may lead to a new treatment for type 2 diabetes.

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Start with a Healthy Diet and Add These Two Things to Control Blood Sugar

2016-11-21 14:54

A healthy diet and an active lifestyle are important for blood sugar control in both prediabetes and in Type 2 Diabetes.

Obviously eating well and monitoring your carbohydrate intake are cornerstones for managing your blood sugar levels if you are diabetic.

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The Best Time for Diabetics to Exercise

2016-10-20 08:31

Fighting diabetes is about lowering your blood sugar levels through diet and exercise. But do you know what time of day is the best time for diabetics to exercise to get the most diabetes-related health benefit?

Recently, readers were told that just a little bit of increase in physical activity could decrease your risk o

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Exercise and Diabetes Risk: Just Do It Already

2016-10-19 15:44

Experts estimated that there will be nearly 600 million cases of Type 2 Diabetes worldwide in the year 2035. Start now taking steps to reduce your risk (pun intended).

We all know that exercise is good for us. We all know that we need to do more of it. But what will it take to really develop that daily habit?

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Snail venom may offer a natural remedy for diabetes treatments

2016-09-15 08:05

Researchers have discovered that venom which is extracted from a species of marine cone snail could may hold the key to developing ‘ultra-fast-acting’ insulins which could lead to more efficient therapies for the management of diabetes.

Diabetes is a very difficult illness to treat well. Researchers are constantly searching for ways to improve the treatment of diabetes.

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Why Diabetics Should Beware of the Glycemic Index

2016-09-13 19:23

If you have diabetes, the glycemic index (GI) may not be as helpful as you think it is. That was the consensus of researchers at the Jean Mayer United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University.

Use of the glycemic index, which indicates how quickly blood sugar will likely rise after someone consumes specific foods, is widespread.

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Berries May Naturally Reduce Risk of Diabetes

2016-09-13 16:48

Low sugar, colorful fruits such as berries are a great addition to any diet, especially those who are at risk for developing Type 2 Diabetes.

A recent Cochrane review, published in the European Clinical Journal of Nutrition, confirms the positive effects that fruits containing anthocyanins have on reducing the risk of diabetes.

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