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What Is Pre-Diabetes?

“If you’ve been diagnosed with pre-diabetes, it means your blood sugar levels are not high enough to be classified as Type 2 diabetes…”

December 5, 2015

This Week In Health: Matters Of The Heart

“This Week In Health” offers some highlights from the world of health news that you may have missed this week.

September 9, 2015
These blood glucose test strips are to use with the GlucoTel - Blood Glucose Monitoring and Diabetes Management System only. The test strips are used to measure blood glucose (sugar) in capillary whole blood. (bodytel via Flickr)

One Third Of Diabetes In The U.S. Is Undiagnosed

Diabetes affects up to 14 percent of the U.S. population – an increase from nearly 10 percent in the early 1990s – yet over a third of cases still go undiagnosed.

September 9, 2015
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This Week In Health: Tipping Point With ‘Superbugs’

Experts say we are at a tipping point with antibiotic-resistant bacteria — so-called “superbugs;” Poor sleep may be linked to Alzheimer’s; and other news from “This Week In Health.”

June 3, 2015
These blood glucose test strips are to use with the GlucoTel - Blood Glucose Monitoring and Diabetes Management System only. The test strips are used to measure blood glucose (sugar) in capillary whole blood. (bodytel via Flickr)

Diabetes Study Shows Benefits Of Expanded Medicaid Under Obamacare

See the latest evidence that Obamacare works.

March 23, 2015

Obesity Causes Silent Heart Damage

This study sheds new light on the health risks associated with obesity.

January 5, 2015

Top 7 Vaccines: Essential For Adults — And Vital To Public Health

If you think immunization shots are just for kids, think again.

December 9, 2014

It’s The Artificial Sweetener That’s Giving You Diabetes

A new study shows that artificial sweeteners could be causing diabetes.

September 25, 2014

Bariatric Surgery Found To Ease Type 2 Diabetes Symptoms

By Melissa Healy, Los Angeles Times Bariatric surgery did more to improve symptoms of diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol after three years than intensive treatment with drugs alone, according to new results from a closely watched clinical trial involving patients who were overweight or obese. Study participants who had gastric bypass surgery or sleeve […]

April 1, 2014

Surgery Is Best For Managing Diabetes In Heavy People

Washington (AFP) – When it comes to managing type 2 diabetes in overweight people, stomach-shrinking surgeries are still more effective than trying to shed pounds with pills and lifestyle changes, researchers said Monday. Three years into a U.S. study that compares various approaches — gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy and simply trying medical counseling, diet, exercise […]

March 31, 2014

Google Making Sugar-Sensing Contact Lense For Diabetics

San Francisco (AFP) – The Google lab known for working on unusual projects like self-driving cars is crafting a contact lens that could help diabetics manage blood sugar levels. “We’re now testing a smart contact lens that’s built to measure glucose levels in tears,” project co-founders Brian Otis and Babak Parviz said Thursday in a […]

January 17, 2014

Sugar Levels In Food Must Be Cut

London (AFP) – Health experts launched a drive on Thursday to cut sugar levels in food in an effort to tackle obesity and diabetes. The Action on Sugar campaign aims to make the public more aware about the impact of sugar on health, particularly among children, who it says are often targeted by industry. It […]

January 9, 2014