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What is the truth about type 2 diabetes?

What is the truth about type 2 diabetes?

Type 2 diabetes is a serious and prevalent disease, but numerous myths surround this condition. Diabetes causes blood sugar levels to become too high, and it damages the body. In some cases, it can be fatal. Diabetes is a chronic health condition that affects 30.3 million adults in the United States, according to the Centers […]

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Artificial sweeteners make ‘no difference’ to health

Artificial sweeteners make ‘no difference’ to health

Non-sugar sweeteners have been at the center of a fierce debate for decades. Do they benefit health or increase risks? A recent study fans the flames once more, claiming that there is little evidence of benefits or harms. Sweeteners have been under the microscope for years. As the evidence demonstrating the adverse effects of sugar […]

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Study Eases Concern That Common Diabetes Med Might Harm Bones

Study Eases Concern That Common Diabetes Med Might Harm Bones

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Diabetes News THURSDAY, Jan. 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) — If you have type 2 diabetes and you’re taking canagliflozin to help control your blood sugar, a new study has some good news for you: The drug doesn’t appear to raise the risk of bone fractures. Previously, research had suggested this […]

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Normal Blood Sugar Levels (Ranges) for Adults with Diabetes

Normal Blood Sugar Levels (Ranges) for Adults with Diabetes

What should I know about blood sugar levels (ranges) in adults with type 1 or type 2 diabetes? Normal sugar ranges or levels, mean the normal range of concentrations blood glucose levels (sugar) that occur in the blood measured by a test. Values that are below or above the range of values considered “normal” are […]

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What to know about femoral neuropathy

What to know about femoral neuropathy

Femoral neuropathy, or femoral nerve dysfunction, refers to any disorder that results from damage to the femoral nerve. The femoral nerve is one of the largest nerves in the body. It begins in the pelvis and separates into several smaller branches. These nerve branches control the movements of various leg muscles. The femoral nerve itself […]

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Do Your Gut Bacteria Affect Your Diabetes Meds?

Do Your Gut Bacteria Affect Your Diabetes Meds?

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Diabetes News WEDNESDAY, Dec. 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The bacteria living in your digestive system might determine how your body processes diabetes medications, a new review suggests. Researchers combed through more than 100 published studies conducted in people or in rodents to see how the gut microbiome — bacteria […]

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If You’re Diabetic, Foot Care a Must

If You’re Diabetic, Foot Care a Must

Latest Diabetes News WEDNESDAY, Dec. 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Good foot care is essential for people with diabetes, a foot surgeon says. Diabetes can cause nerve damage that leads to a loss of sensation in the feet, making it difficult to feel any sores, blisters or injuries, explained Dr. John Giurini. He is chief […]

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Health Tip: Understanding Metabolic Syndrome

Health Tip: Understanding Metabolic Syndrome

(HealthDay News) — Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of disordersthat signal a person’s increased risk of diabetes, heart disease and stroke, the American Heart Association says. Latest Diabetes News Do Your Gut Bacteria Affect Your Diabetes Meds? If You’re Diabetic, Foot Care a Must Health Tip: Understanding Metabolic Syndrome Some Diabetes Drugs Linked to Higher […]

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Some Diabetes Drugs Linked to Higher Heart Risks

Some Diabetes Drugs Linked to Higher Heart Risks

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Diabetes News FRIDAY, Dec. 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Two common classes of type 2 diabetes drugs may lower blood sugar levels, but new research suggests those same drugs might boost the risk of heart attack, stroke and heart failure. The drug classes in question are sulfonylureas and basal insulin. […]