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What are the health benefits of jicama?
Jicama is a potato-like root vegetable with a slightly sweet taste. It is low in calories, sugar, and fat but high in fiber and is a good source of vitamin C. Jicama may be a good choice for people with diabetes or those on a low-sugar diet. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Differences between ketosis and ketoacidosis
Ketosis and ketoacidosis both involve increased levels of ketones in the body. However, they are not the same thing. Nutritional ketosis is the aim of the ketogenic diet, and it is generally safe, whereas ketoacidosis is a complication of type 1 diabetes that can be life-threatening. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Is corn healthful?
The internet is full of conflicting advice about corn, with some health sites and bloggers claiming that it is bad for health. However, there is no evidence to support this. In moderation, corn can form a healthful part of most people's diets. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

7 simple steps for heart health also prevent diabetes
The guidelines that the American Heart Association (AHA) issued for maintaining cardiovascular health may also reduce the risk of diabetes. (Medical News Today)

How a dog can make it easier to manage diabetes
Dogs could help people with type 1 diabetes manage their condition, a new study shows. Specially trained canines can 'sniff out' blood sugar levels. (Medical News Today)

Health benefits of mung beans
Mung beans are a healthful source of protein, fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Some research also suggests that they may have a range of other health benefits. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What are the best nuts for diabetes?
Nuts can help improve the outlook for people with diabetes. They provide many nutritional benefits that can reduce complications and the progression of the condition. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

20 ways to lose weight safely
Fad diets and rapid weight loss can be unsafe and often lead to people regaining the weight later on. In this article, learn how to lose weight safely by making long-term lifestyle changes. (Medical News Today)

Diabetes: Can we teach the body to heal itself?
In a new study in an animal model, researchers investigate the body's potential to replace insulin-producing cells and thus heal itself of diabetes. (Medical News Today)

What is the truth about type 2 diabetes?
Many people have misconceptions about type 2 diabetes. In this article, we discuss five of the common myths surrounding this condition and provide the truths. (Medical News Today)

Artificial sweeteners make 'no difference' to health
According to a recent meta-analysis, non-sugar sweeteners make little or no difference to health outcomes, including weight loss, diabetes risk, and BMI. (Medical News Today)

What to know about femoral neuropathy
Femoral neuropathy refers to any disorder that causes damage to the femoral nerve. These conditions primarily affect the thighs, often causing numbness or pain. Learn more about femoral neuropathy here. (Medical News Today)

What are the health benefits of aloe vera juice?
Aloe vera is a popular remedy for burns and skin problems, and it is also available as a juice. Learn about the health benefits of this nutritious beverage here. (Medical News Today)

Diabetes: Drug duo helps body replenish its insulin-producing cells
A new drug combination that spurs adult human beta cells on to regenerate at an unprecedented 5–8 percent per day is a big step toward a diabetes cure. (Medical News Today)

What to know about acanthosis nigricans
Acanthosis nigricans is a common skin condition often caused by diabetes or hormonal conditions. Learn about the causes, symptoms, and treatments of acanthosis nigricans here. (Medical News Today)

What are the benefits of spirulina?
Spirulina is blue-green algae often hailed as a superfood. It contains many key nutrients and may have wide-ranging benefits, including for blood pressure, diabetes, and removing toxic chemicals from the body. Learn more about the benefits of spirulina here. (Medical News Today)

Type 2 diabetes: How do migraines affect risk?
Women with current migraine have a lower risk of type 2 diabetes compared with those with no history of migraine, according to a large observational study. (Medical News Today)

Type 2 diabetes and cognitive decline: Study finds link
New research examines cognitive function and brain atrophy in both people with and without type 2 diabetes over the course of approximately 5 years. (Medical News Today)

Diabetes: Are you over-monitoring your blood sugar?
New evidence shows that many people with type 2 diabetes test their blood sugar levels too often, which costs hundreds of dollars a year. (Medical News Today)

What is the normal pH range for urine?
The acidity of urine varies greatly depending on a person’s diet and any medical conditions they may have. In this article, we discuss the normal pH range for urine, and what abnormal test results might mean. (Medical News Today)

What are the benefits of glutathione?
Glutathione is an antioxidant that helps make proteins in the body and may have a variety of other health benefits. Learn more about the effects of glutathione here. (Medical News Today)

Diabetes: Fasting before a blood test might actually be harmful
Is it actually a good idea for people with diabetes to fast before having a blood cholesterol test? A new study suggests this may do more harm than good. (Medical News Today)

Just one workout offers long-lasting metabolic benefits
New research suggests that we may need less physical activity than we thought to reap the benefits of exercise for our metabolism. (Medical News Today)

Iron-rich foods for vegetarians and vegans
Iron is an essential nutrient. Many plant-based foods contain iron, including lentils, beans, tofu, and blackstrap molasses. Learn about these and other iron-rich vegetarian foods here. (Medical News Today)

How to recognize the symptoms of diabetes
Type 1 and type 2 diabetes can cause many of the same symptoms, some of which may be difficult to recognize. Being aware of the signs and symptoms can allow people with either type to seek treatment sooner and avoid severe health complications. Learn what signs and symptoms to look out for here. (Medical News Today)

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