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Two-Med Combo to Prevent Diabetes
For people who show signs of type 2 diabetes, controlling weight may be a key part of keeping their condition from getting worse. A recent study suggests that one combination medication could play a role in preventing diabetes.
For Pre-Diabetes, Being Fit Beats Being Thin
When it comes to improving health in people with pre-diabetes, fitness may matter more than fatness. In fact, a heavy person who is fit may have just as good a chance of survival as a normal weight person who is fit.
Weight Surgery Benefits May Last for Years
For obese diabetes patients, surgery to lose weight has become an increasingly popular way to improve their health. Some have experienced long-term remission and reduced their medication use.
Sleep Apnea Risks Not Only for Adults
People with sleep apnea experience pauses in their breathing or shallow breaths while they sleep. In adults, the condition has been linked to diabetes and heart disease, but that link is less clear in younger people with sleep apnea.
A Dash of Cinnamon for Diabetes
Proper nutrition is essential for effectively managing your diabetes, and by adding a certain spice to your diet, you may be helping to do just that.
Staying Fit to Fend off Illness
The risk for various health problems increases with age. But there are steps people can take to help minimize these risks, and exercise seems to be one of those steps.
An Apple a Day Keeps the Diabetes Away?
Should the saying really be, "An apple a day keeps diabetes away?" A new study hints that maybe so.
Climbing Incomes May Raise Diabetes Rate
Southerners have a higher rate of diabetes than people in the North or West. Income growth may have played a role, as people consumed more processed foods and became less active.
Drop the Weight and the Diabetes Risk
People with prediabetes have high blood sugar levels, but not high enough to be called diabetes. Although they're heading in the direction of developing diabetes, they can turn things around by dropping some pounds.
Diet, Exercise and Matters of the Heart
Diabetes patients who are overweight or obese are often advised to lose weight. Doing so may not only help them control diabetes, but can also protect the heart. But is that protection long-lasting?