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What to know about peripheral vascular disease
Peripheral vascular disease (PVD) is when there is restricted blood flow to the limbs. Symptoms usually affect the legs, causing pain, cramps, and pale or blue skin. People who are over 50, have diabetes, or smoke cigarettes are more at risk of PVD. Read on to learn about the causes, symptoms, and treatment for PVD. (Medical News Today)

Are gut bacteria to blame for anxiety, depression in obesity?
A study of mice with diet-induced obesity suggests that increases in anxiety and depression behavior may be due to gut bacteria altering brain chemistry. (Medical News Today)

Why is my urine foamy?
A fast urine stream sometimes causes urine to appear foamy. However, foamy urine is also a symptom of several medical conditions. In this article, learn about the potential causes, including dehydration, kidney disease, and diabetes. We also explore treatment options and when to see a doctor. (Medical News Today)

What to know about ischemic colitis
Ischemic colitis happens when there is not enough blood flow to the colon. It tends to occur more often in people who are over 60 or have chronic conditions. Symptoms include cramps, nausea, and diarrhea. It may resolve on its own and diet changes can help, but in some cases treatment involves surgery. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Could platypus venom help to treat diabetes?
Sometimes, the solution to a problem comes from an unexpected place. Here is a case in point: platypus venom might soon play a role in treating diabetes. (Medical News Today)

What is a urine specific gravity test?
A urine specific gravity test shows the density of urine compared with water. It can help doctors diagnose a variety of conditions, including dehydration, kidney problems, and a rare type of diabetes. Find out how to prepare for the test and what to expect. The article also explains about normal and abnormal results. (Medical News Today)

Smoking and diabetes 'risk factors' for calcium buildup in brain
A study of brain CT scans of patients with memory problems found that diabetes and smoking were linked to hippocampal calcifications. (Medical News Today)

Metabolic risk tied to both too much and too little sleep
Lack of sleep can impact our health, but can too much sleep also be harmful? New research links both extremes to an increased risk of metabolic problems. (Medical News Today)

What to know about low blood sugar in the morning
Blood glucose levels drop during the night, which means that people with diabetes may experience low blood sugar in the mornings. This is called morning hypoglycemia. Low blood sugar is anything below 70 mg/dL. Learn more about the causes, symptoms, and treatment for low blood sugar in the mornings here. (Medical News Today)

Can you put on weight if you have diabetes?
Several factors can make it difficult for people with diabetes to gain weight. These include hormonal imbalances that result from fluctuating insulin levels in the body. However, there are specific ways in which people can put on weight safely. In this article, learn more about how to gain weight with diabetes. (Medical News Today)

Poor sleep may fuel harmful eating habits and diabetes
Sleep deprivation can make you crave more junk food, warns a new study. And, giving in to these poor eating habits may contribute to the risk of diabetes. (Medical News Today)

Are apples good for diabetes?
A person with diabetes must monitor the carbohydrate and sugar in their diet. Although apples contain these compounds, they are a healthful choice for people with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. In this article, find out the effects of apples on blood sugar and insulin levels, plus other fruits to eat for diabetes. (Medical News Today)

Type 2 diabetes: Intermittent fasting may raise risk
The 'trendy' diet of intermittent fasting may have adverse consequences on our metabolism, a new study warns. The diet may impair pancreatic function. (Medical News Today)

What causes a bump on the bottom of the foot?
A bump on the bottom of the foot can be irritating or cause pain while walking. Many causes of these bumps can be treated at home, but some require medical attention. In this article, we look at nine different causes of a bump on the bottom of the foot. We also cover the treatment options. (Medical News Today)

Could vitamin D help to fight diabetes?
A new study explored vitamin D and diabetes. By boosting the vitamin's activity, the authors believe that they could save the cells damaged by the disease. (Medical News Today)

Are people with diabetes, obesity predisposed to stress?
People living with diabetes and obesity may have a heightened stress response, a new study shows. Why is that, and could it stand in the way of treatment? (Medical News Today)

What to know about hypoglycemia and pregnancy
When a person is pregnant, their condition may affect how their body regulates the glucose it needs for energy. Hypoglycemia or low blood sugar can result in and may cause complications. Find out here about being hypoglycemic and pregnant, and why it is critical to have blood sugar levels checked if symptoms occur. (Medical News Today)

Both exercise and cold burn fat, but how?
A new study identifies a key molecule that may explain how exercise helps to burn fat, keeping cardiometabolic conditions such as diabetes at bay. (Medical News Today)

Artificial sweeteners may damage blood vessels
In the most detailed study of its type, researchers demonstrate that artificial sweeteners damage blood vessels and may increase diabetes risk. (Medical News Today)

Diabetes: Body fat percentage, not BMI, predicts risk
A new study suggests that the standard body mass index cannot accurately predict someone's risk of developing type 2 diabetes or prediabetes. (Medical News Today)

How many times a day should a person pee?
A person will usually urinate more frequently at certain times of day and when they are well hydrated. However, some medical conditions cause a person to pee too often or not often enough. Pregnancy and advancing age can also play a role. Here, learn what causes irregular or frequent urination and how to manage it. (Medical News Today)

Diabetes skin patch could abolish finger-prick tests
Researchers have created a skin patch that can measure glucose levels from hair follicles, bringing us one step closer to needle-less glucose monitoring. (Medical News Today)

What could cause tingling in the feet or hands?
A feeling of tingling in the feet or hands can have a variety of causes. Many are related to peripheral neuropathy or nerve damage, but others include a pinched nerve, pregnancy, and even anxiety. Treatments depend on the underlying cause. Learn more about the numerous causes and related symptoms of the condition here. (Medical News Today)

Is this how abdominal fat leads to diabetes?
New research shows that an enzyme produced by the liver causes inflammation in the abdominal fat, raising the risk of insulin resistance and diabetes. (Medical News Today)

How an existing diabetes drug controls pancreatic cancer
A new study suggests that targeting the RET signaling pathway with metformin might offer a new way to stop the growth and spread of pancreatic cancer. (Medical News Today)

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