Blood Sugar (glucose)

Can The Cardiac Risk Of Red Meat Be Measured? And Is It Useful?

Prevention of heart disease has centered on smoking cessation, controlling blood pressure, achieving an appropriate weight, regular exercise, control of blood sugar, and control of your cholesterol.  Despite addressing and controlling these items,...
Related topics: Red Meat, Cardiovascular Disease, Smoking, Blood Pressure, Cholesterol

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Too Much Of A Good Thing Can Be Dangerous, Finds Researchers Investigating Hypoglycemia

For people with diabetes, taking medications and monitoring their blood sugar is part of the rhythm of their daily lives. However, according to new research from Mayo Clinic, more than 20% of adult patients in the U.S. are likely treated too...
Related topics: Medical Research, Hypoglycemia, Diabetes, Mayo Clinic

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Ada Offers Guidance On Diabetes Technology

(MedPage Today) -- Recommendations address blood glucose self-monitoring, CGM, and more
Related topics: Diabetes

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Preclinical Research Suggests Anti-cancer Effect Of Keto Diet

It's well known that keeping blood glucose levels in check can help individuals avoid or manage diabetes, but new research led by biologists at The University of Texas at Dallas suggests that restricting blood glucose levels might also keep certain...
Related topics: Medical Research, Cancer, Oncology, Diet, Diabetes

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Reduced Carbohydrate Intake Improves Type 2 Diabetics' Ability To Regulate Blood Sugar

Patients with type 2 diabetes improve their ability to regulate blood sugar levels if they eat food with a reduced carbohydrate content and an increased share of protein and fat. The findings are contrary to the conventional dietary recommendations...
Related topics: Type 2 Diabetes, Diabetes, Proteins

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Death By Deportation

If you have Type 1 diabetes and cannot get insulin, you will eventually develop a condition called ketoacidosis. Your cells are unable to access the sugar in your blood, and so your body reverts to digesting its muscle and fat in a backup metabolism...
Related topics: Type 1 Diabetes, Diabetes, Insulin

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Endocrine Society, Avalere Health Launch Intervention To Prevent Low Blood Sugar In Older Adults...

Endocrine Society and Avalere Health have launched a first of its kind quality improvement intervention study in primary care practice to address the clinical gaps in identifying and treating hypoglycemia in older adults with type 2 diabetes.
Related topics: Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes, Medical Research, Hypoglycemia

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New Hormone Injection Aids Weight Loss In Obese Patients

An injection has helped reduce body weight and glucose levels in patients with diabetes and obesity in four weeks. The findings came from a small study in which patients lost on average 4.4kg and the treatment led to substantial improvements to...
Related topics: Hormones, Obesity, Diabetes, Medical Research

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Duckweed ‘superfood’ Shows Promise For Blood Sugar, Appetite Control

Mankai duckweed, a type of highly sustainable aquatic plant produced in a number of countries, may be a new superfood offering profound effects on blood sugar and appetite control, according to a new study. A team of researchers with the Ben-Gurion...
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Bp, Waist Circumference, Lipids Should Be Measured Regularly

MONDAY, Aug. 5, 2019 -- Blood pressure, waist circumference, fasting lipid profile, and blood glucose should be measured regularly to identify atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), according to...
Related topics: Blood Pressure, Cardiovascular Disease, Cardiology, Type 2 Diabetes, Diabetes

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Health Tip: Living With Hypoglycemia

-- Hypoglycemia occurs when your blood sugar is too low, says the Hormone Health Network. People with diabetes often develop hypoglycemia, but it is possible for people without diabetes to become hypoglycemic, as well. It's a good idea to discuss...
Related topics: Hypoglycemia, Hormones, Diabetes

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Teens From Around The Globe Solve Problems At Google Competition

When Celestine Wenardy, a 16-year-old teenager from Indonesia, learned that diabetes was a “silent killer” in her country, she wondered how to make it easier for people to test their blood glucose levels. She entered her idea into the Google...
Related topics: Google, Diabetes, Blood Test

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Blood Glucose & Cancer; Dx 'changes Everything'; Brca In Kids

(MedPage Today) -- News, features, and commentary about cancer-related issues
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology

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Model To Predict Risk Of Low Blood Sugar In People With Diabetes

A new study identifies the risk factors that could help healthcare providers recognize patients being treated for diabetes who are most likely to have low blood sugar. Many patients with diabetes, especially those with recurring episodes of low...
Related topics: Diabetes, Medical Research

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Periop Diabetic Ketoacidosis Seen In Patients On Sglt2 Inhibitors

WEDNESDAY, July 24, 2019 -- Sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 inhibitor (SGLT2i)-associated diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) may occur after surgery even in patients with normal or near-normal blood glucose levels, according to a review published in the...
Related topics: Diabetes

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Researchers Get A Handle On How To Control Blood Sugar After Stroke

Hyperglycemia, or high levels of glucose, is common in patients with acute ischemic stroke and is associated with worse outcomes compared to normal blood sugar levels. Animal studies also pointed to an effect of high blood sugar in worsening stroke...
Related topics: Medical Research, Stroke, Ischemic Stroke

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Intermittent Fasting May Improve Blood Sugar Even Without Weight Loss

New research suggests that intermittent fasting--cycling through periods of normal eating and fasting--may regulate blood sugar (glucose) levels even when accompanied by little-to-no weight loss. The study is published ahead of print in the American...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Pilot Study Assesses If Diabetes Medicine Can Help Reduce Stress-driven Alcohol Use

Researchers are investigating if a medication used to regulate blood sugar can alter motivation to use alcohol by targeting the brain's stress response system.
Related topics: Medical Research, Diabetes, Stress, Alcohol

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Is Your Heartbeat Off, Or Blood Sugar High? On The Road, You Can Keep Track

Travelers with heart conditions, diabetes and epilepsy can check on themselves — even report to their doctors — with new devices and apps.
Related topics: Diabetes, Epilepsy

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Humans Are Building Better Versions Of Themselves

When my wife was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in the late 1990s, at the age of 9, the technology available for giving her body insulin, which her pancreas is supposed to make but can't, was relatively primitive: Mollie measured her blood sugar...
Related topics: Type 1 Diabetes, Diabetes, Insulin

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