Blood Sugar (glucose)

Scientists Cured Diabetes In Mice, But Are Humans Next?

For the vast majority of diabetics, the condition requires daily monitoring and maintenance. A lack of insulin being produced naturally by their bodies means consistent monitoring of blood sugar levels and insulin injections to ensure their bodies...
Related topics: Diabetes, Insulin

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People Who Eat A Big Breakfast May Burn Twice As Many Calories

Eating a big breakfast rather than a large dinner may prevent obesity and high blood sugar, according to new research.
Related topics: Calories, Obesity, Medical Research

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Patients Frequently Refuse Insulin Therapy, Delaying Blood Sugar Control

Patients with type 2 diabetes who have high levels of blood sugar are at greater risk of serious complications such as chronic kidney disease, heart disease and blindness.
Related topics: Insulin, Type 2 Diabetes, Diabetes, Kidney Disease, Cardiovascular Disease, Blindness, Ophthalmology

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Certain Factors May Increase Risk For Cognitive Decline In Elderly

TUESDAY, Feb. 18, 2020 -- In older adults with abdominal obesity, sustained levels of higher blood glucose are tied to a higher likelihood of experiencing cognitive decline, whereas in older adults without abdominal obesity, the hormone...
Related topics: Obesity, Hormones

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Drug To Improve Fetal Growth May Impair Baby's Postnatal Blood Pressure, Sugar Levels

Research suggests that a drug recently assessed as a potential treatment for fetal growth restriction may cause high blood pressure and raise blood sugar levels in offspring. The study urges practitioners to consider both short- and long-term...
Related topics: Hypertension, Blood Pressure, Medical Research

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What Might Fasting Insulin Predict About Health?

In the comment section of my recent Definitive Guide to Blood Sugar, someone asked about fasting insulin. What does it predict? Is it the preeminent health marker? Does it actually cause harm, or is it just an indicator? Great questions and a great...
Related topics: Insulin

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The Lies We Tell About Soldiers’ Traumatic Brain Injuries

The weekend before last, I went ice-fishing on “The Big Water,” Lake Superior, with my dog, and as I was dragging my sled back to the truck, I could feel my body starting to fail. Off the ice, mowing down gas-station donuts to hold my blood...

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Researchers Hope To Make Needle Pricks For Diabetics A Thing Of The Past

Patients with diabetes have to test their blood sugar levels several times a day to make sure they are not getting too high or too low. Studies have shown that more than half of patients don’t test often enough, in part because of the pain and...
Related topics: Medical Research, Diabetes, Blood Test

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What Is Resistant Starch And Why It's Healthier Than Simple Starch

Resistant starch is digested more slowly than simple starches, which can keep your blood sugar levels stable and have positive health effects.

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The Definitive Guide To Blood Sugar

What’s sweet, red, sticky, and deadly? Blood sugar. (I’m sure there are other things that qualify, but most of them contain sugar of some sort so I’m sticking with it.) Too little of it, and you go into hypoglycemic shock. That can...

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Eli Lilly Releasing Cheaper Insulin Generic To Compete With Lispro Products

Eli Lilly (NYSE: LLY) took another big swipe at America's rebate-hungry reimbursement system by launching a generic competitor for two more of its popular insulin lispro containing products. Diabetes patients that want to manage their blood sugar...
Related topics: Insulin, Diabetes

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Ai Of The Needle: Here's How Neural Networks Could Detect Nighttime Low Blood-sugar Levels Using...

Any one thought about actually testing this on diabetics? Er, no? Academics have applied for a patent describing how a neural network can detect low blood-sugar levels by analyzing heartbeat patterns rather than a blood sample.…
Related topics: Diabetes, Patents

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Verily Just Presented For The First Time At Jpmorgan's Big Health Conference. Here's How The Ceo Of...

Verily, the life-sciences arm of Google's parent company Alphabet, just presented at the biggest healthcare conference of the year.  Verily has its hands in projects spanning robotics, blood-sugar-tracking devices, and work on addiction...
Related topics: Google, Robots

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Certain Diabetes Meds May Lower Gout Risk, Too

MONDAY, Jan. 13, 2020 -- Medications called SGLT2 inhibitors lower blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes. And new research suggests these drugs may have an added benefit -- lowering the risk of gout. Compared with people taking another class...
Related topics: Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes, Gout, Medical Research

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Ketone Monoester Drinks May Help Control Blood Sugar

With more people with diabetes and pre-diabetes looking for strategies to help control blood sugar, new research from UBC’s Okanagan campus suggests that ketone monoester drinks–a popular new food supplement–may help do exactly that. “There...
Related topics: Diabetes, Medical Research

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Need To Control Blood Sugar? There's A Drink For That

With more people with diabetes and pre-diabetes looking for novel strategies to help control blood sugar, new research suggests that ketone monoester drinks -- a popular new food supplement -- may help do exactly that.
Related topics: Diabetes, Medical Research

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Study Finds Type-2 Diabetes Trigger That Doesn’t Involve High Blood Sugar

Consuming too much sugar is a known risk factor for developing type-2 diabetes, but high blood glucose levels don’t tell the full story. It’s known that some people will develop insulin resistance and type-2 diabetes even if they have...
Related topics: Medical Research, Type 2 Diabetes, Diabetes, Insulin

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Jeffree Star Confirms Third 'blood Sugar' Palette Release Date & 'massive' Collaborations In...

Jeffree Star is already preparing for his next big release. The 34-year-old Jeffree Star Cosmetics beauty mogul made an appearance on Trisha Paytas‘ podcast The Dish With Trish on Wednesday (December 18). PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of...
Related topics: Podcasts, Health Photos

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Nevada’s Pharmaceutical Disclosure Law Could Cause Drug Prices To Climb Even Higher

Living with diabetes can be a challenging experience. Sufferers must constantly monitor their blood sugar and insulin levels and, in some cases, may need to administer painful injections of insulin supplements on a routine basis. In times when...
Related topics: Diabetes, Insulin

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Fda Testing Levels Of Carcinogen In Diabetes Drug Metformin

FRIDAY, Dec. 6, 2019 -- Levels of possible cancer-causing chemicals in metformin diabetes medications are under investigation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Metformin is a prescription drug used to control high blood sugar in patients...
Related topics: Food And Drug Administration, Cancer, Diabetes, Oncology

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