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Newly Discovered Beige Fat May Help Reduce Obesity

Newly Discovered Beige Fat May Help Reduce Obesity

Researchers classify fat into two basic types known as white fat and brown fat. Recent studies have revealed that a third type of fat known as beige fat may be the most important type of fat for burning calories and preventing obesity in adults, which is a significant risk factor in diabetes. Most of the [...]

Don’t Let High Blood Pressure Increase Your Risks

Don’t Let High Blood Pressure Increase Your Risks

If you have diabetes, you are at risk for a variety of complications including vision loss and kidney disease.  Having high blood pressure (hypertension) can increase your risk of developing diabetes complications and can make the symptoms of those complications worse.  Two out of three adults who have diabetes also have high blood pressure. Diabetes [...]

Gastric Bypass May Be Temporary Fix for Type 2 Diabetes

Gastric Bypass May Be Temporary Fix for Type 2 Diabetes

If you are obese and have type 2 diabetes, you may have considered gastric bypass surgery as a “cure” for both conditions.  But a new study shows that Type 2 diabetes comes back in about 21% of patients within five years of losing weight following gastric bypass surgery.  The results of the study, which was [...]

Stop Pre-Diabetes Before It Gets Worse

Stop Pre-Diabetes Before It Gets Worse

Pre-diabetes is a condition that results when your blood sugar, also known as blood glucose, is higher than it should be, but not high enough to be considered full diabetes.   If you ignore this condition, chances are good that it will get worse and you will develop diabetes.  But if you take action now, research [...]

Blood Pressure Study Says Don’t Go Too Low

Blood Pressure Study Says Don’t Go Too Low

Two out of three adults with diabetes have high blood pressure, which contributes to the risk of many complications of diabetes.  But a new study by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) suggests that some VA patients with diabetes are being treated too aggressively for high blood pressure, resulting in blood pressure that is [...]

Pick the Right Rice for Better Sugar Control

Pick the Right Rice for Better Sugar Control

People who have diabetes but love to eat rice can benefit from a new research study that analyzed 235 types of rice from around the world.  The study revealed that the glycemic index (GI) of different types of rice varies, with some types falling into the low GI category. The glycemic index is a scoring [...]

Lower your Risk of Pre-Diabetes Progression

Lower your Risk of Pre-Diabetes Progression

If you have pre-diabetes, you may assume that someday you will end up with diabetes.  But that may not necessarily be true.  A recent study from the Colorado School of Public Health and the University of Colorado School of Medicine shows that people with pre-diabetes may be able to prevent their condition from progressing to [...]

Plan for Insulin Safety When You Fly

Plan for Insulin Safety When You Fly

If you have diabetes, traveling by plane means some extra planning to make sure you have everything you need, and that your insulin supply is both available and effective when you need it.   Some insulin pumps may not work correctly in the air unless you take appropriate precautions before take-off.  Check out these tips for [...]

Protect Your Vision from Diabetic Retinopathy

Protect Your Vision from Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy is a condition that can cause blindness. It is a common side effect of diabetes that results when excess sugar in the blood causes damage to the small blood vessels in the eyes.  All people who have diabetes are at risk for this condition.  Women who are pregnant are at even higher risk. [...]