Diabetes

Scientists Deliver Insulin Using LEDs and a Smartphone

A new technique involving red LED light and engineered human cells could deliver insulin without any needles.<p>Currently, a diabetic needs to routinely self-administer painful shots to keep their insulin levels maintained. This is a difficult procedure that can also carry a risk of infection. But …

Insulin

Calgary woman credits oil-free, plant-based diet with relief from rare disorder

Print<p>Kate McGoey-Smith was a busy clinical supervisor and a vibrant mother to three children.<p>Then everything changed.<p>First it was the constant …

Medicine

Kris Famm's 'electroceuticals' could treat diabetes & asthma

Molecular biologist turned bio-electrician, Kristoffer Famm leads Galvani Bioelectronics, a partnership between GSK and Alphabet to develop …

Health

Prescribing MHealth: One Strategy Proves Helpful For Blood Pressure Control

Many patients who resist taking a blood pressure drug are willing to try a combination wearable device and phone app that helps them control their …

mHealth

5 Things Every Woman Should Know About Her Pancreas

Like how to tell if it's out of whack.<p>When it comes to the gut, most people know the basic components: stomach, small intestine, large intestine. But there's handful of seldom-considered parts that don't get the attention they deserve, like the pancreas. Truth is, you know you have one, and that …

Pancreas

Sorry, But These Things Will Not Cure Diabetes

As editor of ASweetLife, the Diabetes Magazine, one of my jobs is to block the barrage of comments we receive from people claiming to have cured …

Type 1 Diabetes

Dr Michael Mosley reveals all about the 8-Week Blood Sugar Diet

Medical doctor and BBC broadcaster has created adiet that combats high blood sugar levels<p>For the first time in history more people are dying globally …

Diets

Chili peppers, marijuana can help treat Type 1 diabetes and upset stomachs

Next time you feel a stomach ache coming on, try treating it with some weed and spicy food.<p>Researchers have found that a compound in chili peppers can also produce an anti-inflammatory compound in the stomach similar to chemicals found in marijuana, reports Popular Science.<p>In a study published by …

Type 1 Diabetes

Shiver yourself free of diabetes: how turning down the thermostat can help tackle disease

Sitting at home shivering may not seem like a recipe for health and happiness.<p>But scientists have found that people with Type 2 diabetes can improve their condition simply by turning the heating down.<p>Most houses in the winter are heated to around 21C but researchers at Maastricht University Medical …

Health

Who’ll Be the First to Meld With the Machines? Diabetics

Tia Geri is the shortest player on her club soccer team. But that doesn’t stop her teammates from looking up to her. Geri, who turned 17 last month, …

Type 1 Diabetes

Treating chronic disease with exercise

The human body is not made to sit in an office all day. Not everyone can work at a job requiring manual labor, however, and these sit-down careers often accomplish great things. Those of you not getting enough daily physical activity should focus on exercising more outside of work. In doing so, …

Exercise

Energy drinks are way more dangerous than other caffeine-heavy drinks, research finds

Energy drink can trigger potentially ‘life-threatening’ changes in blood pressure and the heart, warns new research.<p>The study showed that drinking …

Health

‘Exercise pill’ promises all gain with zero pain

Good news for those of you who dread a session at the gym.<p>Scientists are one step closer to developing an “exercise pill” that mimics the health …

Health

The formula that's better than BMI for telling if you're healthy or not

People with a normal BMI who carry extra weight around their middle are at a greater risk of death compared to those who carry their weight …

Obesity

Diabetes Tied to Brain Abnormalities

Diabetes may be bad for the brain, especially if you are overweight.<p>Researchers studied 50 overweight and 50 normal weight people in the early stages of Type 2 diabetes. All had been given a diagnosis within the previous five years. They compared both groups with 50 healthy control subjects.<p>The …

The Brain

Scary lows, crappy highs and happiness in between

I am scared of low blood sugar, because lows can lead to immediate death. However my nurse told me it is rare. First diabetic has a seize, then they …

Happiness

Can exercise weaken the link between obesity and heart damage?

(Reuters Health) - Even though heavy adults can be more prone to cardiac problems than their slimmer peers, exercise may lower the odds of heart damage for obese people, a recent study suggests.<p>Researchers examined data on 9,427 middle-aged people without cardiovascular disease to see how their …

Research

A Simple, Smart, and Elegant—Yes, Elegant—Glucose Monitor

Managing a disease means managing data. White blood-cell counts, heart rates, milligrams—whatever the metric, you and your doctor monitor it …

Type 1 Diabetes

'Can I Take Metformin If I Want To Lose Weight?'

Some doctors are now prescribing this diabetes drug for weight loss. But is it safe?<p>Metformin is a drug designed to treat patients with Type 2 diabetes, but it comes with an interesting side effect: weight loss.<p>And Reddit is filled with stories from people who have lost weight on the drug. “Was …

Metformin

Higher sodium intake associated with lower blood pressure. You read that right.

In another blow against decades of accepted medical wisdom, one of the most prestigious, long-running studies reports that lowering sodium intake …

Research

Virus carrying and gene transfers could be used to reverse type 1 diabetes

University of Texas scientists say they have successfully managed to force pancreatic cells to start working again within type 1 diabetes.<p>This study …

Type 1 Diabetes

Best Ways To Keep Diabetes Under Control Without Medicines

If you have been suffering from diabetes, whether Type 1 or Type 2, it is very important to regulate your blood sugar levels so that the excess sugar …

Type 1 Diabetes

Desperate Families Driven to Black Market Insulin

Fourth grader Gabriella Corley is trapped. She has type-1 diabetes and is allergic to the kind of insulin her insurer makes affordable — and her …

Insulin

Why I Don't Think of Vegetables, Fruit, and Exercise as Preventing Disease

Why consider unhealthy normal? Why not consider healthy the default?<p>I've written before that I don't think of diet, exercise, and behavior as preventing cancer, heart disease, and diabetes. I'm not a medical doctor, so this article isn't about medical advice.<p>It's about leading yourself. It's about …

Wellness

One in 7 people in Nevada is living with diabetes, and the state is now pushing a new approach to tackle the cost of treatment

The state of Nevada is taking a new approach to tackling the rising price of prescription drugs with a new bill.<p>The bill, introduced in March by state Senator Yvanna Cancela, has already faced opposition from lobbyists and nonprofit patient groups that disagree with the bill's approach to reining …

Pharma

Can people with diabetes eat peanut butter?

Peanut butter may help people to manage diabetes, a condition that affects blood sugar levels. How exactly does this popular snack help to control …

Nutrition

Smartphone-controlled cells release insulin on demand in diabetic mice

Diabetes: There’s literally an app for that<p>People with diabetes often need to inject themselves with insulin on a daily or weekly basis. But a new device, tested in mice, might one day eliminate the need for needles.<p>In a study published today in <i>Science Translational Medicine</i>, Chinese researchers …

Insulin

Artery-clogging saturated fat myth debunked

Among doctors and the public alike, there is a popular belief that dietary saturated fat clogs up the arteries and results in coronary heart disease. …

Nutrition

Nutrient in meat and eggs may play role in blood clotting, heart attack risk

A nutrient in meat and eggs may conspire with gut bacteria to make the blood more prone to clotting, a small study suggests.<p>The nutrient is called …

Medicine

Lilly Assures Market As Diabetes Stumbles

As the diabetes wars have raged, Eli Lilly's (NYSE:LLY) balanced portfolio has helped insulate it from the share price losses dealt to competitor …

Stocks