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Best and Worst Breads for Diabetes

2016-06-28 10:28

Many people wouldn’t think of going a day or even a meal without bread, the staff of life and a common comfort food. Yet for individuals who have diabetes, there are good and not so good foods, and eating bread can be in the latter category.

Many of the breads on the market—ones people use to make sandwiches, dunk in olive oil, slather with butter, or enjoy as toast—can significantly elevate blood sugar levels.

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Which Plant-Based Diet Reduces Diabetes Risk?

2016-06-16 12:55

Numerous studies have noted that people who follow a vegetarian diet have a lower risk of various health problems, including but not limited to overweight and obesity, some cancers, cataracts, diverticular disease, and diabetes. When it comes to diabetes, a new study focused on which type of plant-based diet reduces diabetes risk, as it appears not all such diets lower the risk equally.

Just because you follow a vegetarian diet doesn’t mean it’s healthy. I’m reminded of a vegetarian I knew whose diet consisted primarily of French fries, potato chips, bean burritos, and cola.

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Do omega-6 fatty acids stop diabetes?

2016-04-01 17:42

Are you getting enough of this one nutrient that can could thwart type 2 diabetes? Research suggests there this fatty acid that most of us may be lacking may be important for preventing the disease that affects. Omega-6 fatty acids may help thwart diabetes.

According to findings published in the Journal of Clinical Nutrition, the polyunsaturated fat can have a pretty big impact on diabetes prevention.

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Lose weight a spoonful at a time with turmeric

2016-02-19 11:53

If you are dieting for weight loss and reached a plateau, you might want to consider giving your metabolism a boost with turmeric. The Indian spice is not just tasty. Curcumin in turmeric has multiple proven health benefits. How might turmeric help with weight loss?

Curcumin in turmeric helps the body fight inflammation.

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Do This Easy Finger Test to See If You Have Prediabetes

2016-01-27 07:31

According to ABC News, assessing the risk of whether you may be on your way to developing type 2 diabetes can be as simple as taking this easy finger test.

Reporting about the start of a new pre-diabetes campaign by the CDC to raise awareness about the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, ABC’s Good Morning America recently hosted health corre

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New Treatment for Diabetes By Reprogramming Cells

2016-01-12 10:34

Scientists at the Gladstone Institutes, and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) have succeeded in transforming human fibroblasts, a type of skin cell, into pancreatic cells via a process called direct cellular reprogramming, an accomplishment that brings personalized cell therapy one step closer for those who suffer from diabetes.

Sheng Ding, PhD, a senior investigator at the Gladstone Institutes and stem cell researcher uses small molecule drug mixtures to initiate the differentiation of fibroblasts into a variety of other

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Surprise discovery reverses kidney damage in diabetic mice

2015-12-30 13:30

A potential treatment could possibly prevent and reverse kidney damage for those suffering from diabetes. Researchers report they have been able to prevent and reverse kidney damage in diabetic mice. The finding could lead to new drug development.

In an interesting study researchers report they discovered they could infuse small amounts of an inflammatory molecule thought to cause kidney disease.

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What People with Diabetes Recommend Drinking To Quench Thirst

2015-12-28 15:16

Do you have any ideas to quench my thirst? It doesn't matter how many fluids I drink I am always thirsty, even when my sugars are running normal, wrote one person on Facebook whose life is affected by Diabetes.

"Water will eventually help your problem. Lots of other drinks which you may think are hydrating are actually doing opposite," one person living with diabetes replied.

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Nasal Spray for Diabetes and Low Blood Sugar

2015-12-22 19:29

Results of a new clinical trial suggest that a new nasal spray could be easier than the only other current treatment for cases of severe low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) in people who have diabetes. It’s uncertain how long it may take for the Food and Drug Administration to approve this diabetes treatment option.

When someone with diabetes experiences severe low blood sugar, time is of the essence—they need glucagon fast.

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Plant Hormone Controls Blood Sugar in Type 2 Diabetes

2015-12-07 09:05

Better control of blood sugar in type 2 diabetes could come from a plant hormone, according to scientists in Italy. Low doses of this substance has been proven to reduce sugar levels in the blood of both mice and humans.

The plant hormone, known as abscisic acid, is found in leaves, green fruit, and stems of plants.

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