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Health News - Diabetes

What to know about hyperglycemia
Hyperglycemia is another term for high blood sugar levels. This can be an indicator of diabetes and can cause severe health problems if a person does not manage their blood sugar levels carefully. Read on for an overview of hyperglycemia. (Medical News Today)

Hot baths reduce inflammation, improve glucose metabolism
Taking regular hot baths may benefit individuals who are not able to exercise by reducing chronic inflammation and improve glucose metabolism. (Medical News Today)

Are almonds beneficial for people with diabetes?
As part of a balanced diet, almonds and almond milk are good options for people with diabetes. These nuts are rich in protein, healthful fats, and fiber but low in carbohydrates. They may aid blood sugar regulation and weight management. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

7 benefits of rooibos tea
Rooibos tea is a delicious alternative to green or black tea. It is naturally caffeine-free and has many other potential health benefits. Learn about them here. (Medical News Today)

What are the symptoms of diabetes?
Diabetes is a chronic condition involving poor insulin regulation that sometimes leads to a range of symptoms and complications. Certain complications can be highly dangerous. Read on to learn about recognizing diabetes and preventing its more serious effects. (Medical News Today)

Heart attack: Some risk factors affect women more
According to a new study, certain risk factors for heart attack affect women more than they do men, and this excess risk persists regardless of age. (Medical News Today)

An overview of diabetes types and treatments
Diabetes is a disorder where the body does not produce insulin or does not use it efficiently. While it can lead to dangerous complications, diabetes is manageable. There are different types of diabetes with varying effects. Read on to learn more. (Medical News Today)

Can you eat grapefruit while taking metformin?
Consuming grapefruit or grapefruit juice can affect the safety and effectiveness of a variety of drugs. However, there is little evidence to suggest people taking metformin should avoid grapefruit. Learn more. (Medical News Today)

Alzheimer's may be treated with diabetes drugs
New research suggests that targeting the brain's capillary cells with antidiabetes drugs may relieve Alzheimer's-related brain pathologies. (Medical News Today)

What are the limitations of BMI?
A person can use their body mass index (BMI) to determine whether they have a healthful weight. But, BMI does not take certain factors into account, such as the proportion of fat to muscle. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What is obesity and what causes it?
Obesity is when a person is carrying excessive weight. This puts them at a higher risk of a number of health conditions. Find out more about what obesity is and why it happens. (Medical News Today)

Which foods help stabilize insulin and blood sugar?
In addition to medication, the diet plays an essential role in diabetes management. Certain foods can help stabilize insulin and blood sugar levels, while others can cause these levels to spike. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

How to control diabetes: Reduce meat intake
A new meta-analysis concludes that switching to a plant-based diet could significantly improve the psychological and physical symptoms of diabetes. (Medical News Today)

What are the best sweeteners for people with diabetes?
People with diabetes can use low-calorie sweeteners to replace sugar in their food and drinks. There are different types of sweetener to choose from, each of which has pros and cons. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

How much should I weigh for my height and age?
What is a person’s ideal weight, and how do height, age, and other factors affect it? Find out more and use our tools to get a better idea of how much you should weigh. (Medical News Today)

Can people with diabetes eat potatoes?
Potatoes are a starchy vegetable that can raise blood sugar levels. However, people with diabetes can still enjoy potatoes as part of a healthful diet. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Why is my tongue burning?
People may experience a burning tongue due to burning mouth syndrome (BMS) or a scald from hot food. Causes of BMS include nerve damage, underlying medical conditions, and habits, such as teeth grinding. It is possible to prevent some of the causes to minimize symptoms or stop them from reoccurring. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Is hair loss a side effect of metformin?
Doctors prescribe metformin to treat people with type 2 diabetes or polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). In rare cases, metformin may cause hair loss. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Why does diabetes cause fatigue?
It is common for people with diabetes to experience fatigue. Causes can include high blood sugar levels, depression, being overweight, and other related health conditions. Controlling blood sugar levels and lifestyle changes can help a person reduce fatigue. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What are the side effects of insulin therapy?
People with type 1 diabetes need to take insulin to stay healthy. Doctors sometimes also prescribe insulin for people with type 2 diabetes or gestational diabetes. However, insulin therapy can sometimes cause side effects. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Can stevia benefit people with diabetes?
Stevia is a sugar substitute that is about 300 times sweeter than table sugar. Stevia is very low in calories, and there is growing interest in whether this sweetener can help people with diabetes use their diet to control their blood sugar levels. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Diabetes: Surprising new role of fat revealed
New research challenges existing beliefs on the origins of diabetes, suggesting that overall fat tissue may be to blame, rather than the liver or pancreas. (Medical News Today)

Intermittent fasting may help fight type 2 diabetes
A recently published small-scale study investigates whether intermittent fasting might be a useful intervention for individuals with type 2 diabetes. (Medical News Today)

Higher risk of alcohol- and suicide-related death in diabetes
Diabetes can severely impact a person's mental health. This may be why people with this condition are more at risk of death by suicide or due to alcohol. (Medical News Today)

Could this amino acid improve glucose control in diabetes?
The amino acid alanine lowers blood glucose by activating an enzyme that increases energy production in cells during fasting and exercise, a study reveals. (Medical News Today)

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