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What are the benefits of eating healthy?

What are the benefits of eating healthy?

A healthful diet includes a variety of fruits and vegetables of many colors, whole grains and starches, good fats, and lean proteins. Eating healthfully also means avoiding foods with high amounts of added salt and sugar. In this article, we look at the top 10 benefits of a healthful diet, as well as the evidence […]

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Diabetes: The insulin pill may finally be here

Diabetes: The insulin pill may finally be here

Individuals with type 1 diabetes must inject themselves with the required dose of insulin daily to manage their condition. In the future, injections may no longer be necessary; scientists are developing a viable way of delivering insulin in pill form. Researchers have developed a pill for the oral delivery of insulin, and they hope that […]

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Will the Future Be Needle-Free for Diabetics?

Will the Future Be Needle-Free for Diabetics?

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Diabetes News MONDAY, June 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) — For many diabetics, one of the most dreaded aspects of managing their condition is the need to inject insulin multiple times a day. But Harvard researchers have discovered a way to deliver insulin in a pill, and it appears to work […]

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Artificial Pancreas Helps Hospitalized Type 2 Diabetics

Artificial Pancreas Helps Hospitalized Type 2 Diabetics

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Diabetes News TUESDAY, June 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Using an artificial pancreas can help hospitalized patients with type 2 diabetes maintain good blood sugar control, a new study suggests. That’s important because when diabetes isn’t managed well, high blood sugar levels can lengthen hospital stays and increase the risk […]

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TB Vaccine Linked to Better Type 1 Diabetes Control

TB Vaccine Linked to Better Type 1 Diabetes Control

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Diabetes News THURSDAY, June 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Could a vaccine from the early 1900s be the key to preventing serious diabetes complications? Maybe, say researchers from Harvard University and Massachusetts General Hospital. A little more than three years after getting two tuberculosis shots four weeks apart, about 50 […]

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Stigma Adds to Burden of Type 1 Diabetes

Stigma Adds to Burden of Type 1 Diabetes

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Diabetes News TUESDAY, June 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Michael Wright was just 16 when he was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, and although his friends supported him, he always felt different. “I would do my injections and testing in private [in another room or even the bathroom] to avoid […]

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One Blood Test Might Be Enough to Diagnose Diabetes

One Blood Test Might Be Enough to Diagnose Diabetes

Latest Diabetes News TUESDAY, June 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) — New research suggests that a single blood test could confirm type 2 diabetes, saving patients time and health care costs. Currently, it’s recommended that a blood test focused on elevated fasting levels of blood sugar (glucose) or a blood component called glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) be […]

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Why is my urine foamy?

Why is my urine foamy?

Foamy urine is often the result of a fast urine stream. However, a range of medical conditions can also have this effect. If a person notices foamy urine frequently, or if it accompanies other symptoms, they should speak to a doctor. In this article, we look at the causes of foamy urine and the treatment […]

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Could platypus venom help to treat diabetes?

Could platypus venom help to treat diabetes?

With diabetes currently sweeping the United States, designing more effective treatments is paramount. New research finds a rather surprising source of a potential new drug: platypus venom. As we dig into platypus biology, surprises wait at every turn. The platypus is arguably Australia’s most iconic and strange animal. It is classed as a monotreme, which […]