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6 symptoms of prediabetes you need to know about

Type 2 diabetes has long been on the rise—diagnoses increased fourfold between 1980 and 2014—so it makes sense that its lesser-known sibling, prediabetes, is also increasing. You might be surprised to learn that a whopping 90 per cent of people who have prediabetes don’t know it yet. It’s a problem, because if you don’t know […]

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Poor sleep slows down wound healing in people with type 2 diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes, and it impacts the ability of the body to produce insulin, the hormone that regulates blood sugar levels. One serious complication of diabetes are ulcers that can form from wounds. Feet are one of the most common places of injury. Small wounds that develop on […]

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Fasting vs. carb restriction: Which is better for weight loss?

When you talk about diets, intermittent fasting and a low-carb diet are the two common recommendations. But both approaches have some similar effects, such as reducing carbs, insulin and blood sugar and promoting ketosis. It may make you think of just handpicking one because any of them could help improve your health. But fasting and […]

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Including red raspberries in the diet can help people with pre-diabetes

The study, published in obesity, investigated the effects of red raspberries in a group of people at-risk for diabetes who were overweight or obese and presented with prediabetes and insulin resistance. A metabolically healthy control group was also included in the study for reference. Using a randomised, controlled, acute study design, 32 adults between the […]

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Playing football helps improve bone health for prediabetes patients

Football scores from all angles for untrained middle-aged and elderly women and men with prediabetes. This is the conclusion from a study carried out in the Faroe Islands by football researchers and physiologists from the Department of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics at the University of Southern Denmark and the University of the Faroe Islands. […]

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Vitamin D supplementation may slow diabetes progression, finds study

Vitamin D supplementation may slow the progression of type 2 diabetes in newly diagnosed patients and those with prediabetes, according to a study published in the European Journal of Endocrinology Type 2 diabetes is an increasingly prevalent disease that places a huge burden on patients and society and can lead to serious health problems including […]

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Sleep habits linked with blood sugar control in diabetes and prediabetes, finds study

Irregular sleep schedules and poor sleep quality are known to be associated with poor blood sugar control in people who already have diabetes. In the current study, however, 73% of participants had ‘prediabetes’ – meaning they weren’t yet diabetic but their blood sugar levels were almost in the diabetes range. The rest had recently been […]

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Mediterranean diet protects against overeating and obesity, finds study

But in a study published in the April 23 issue of the journal Obesity, scientists at Wake Forest School of Medicine found that non-human primates on a Mediterranean diet chose not to eat all the food available to them and maintained a normal weight. “By comparison, the animals on a Western diet ate far more […]

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Blood sugar spikes hit diabetic highs even in healthy people, reveals study

Abnormal blood sugar levels are a hallmark of this metabolic disease. To measure these levels, physicians use two main methods: they either take fasting blood sugar samples, which informs them of the level of sugar in the blood at that specific point; or they measure levels of glycated haemoglobin (HbA1C). The glycated haemoglobin test is […]

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Elevated blood sugar levels tied to heart and kidney problems, says study

Elevated blood sugar levels tied to heart and kidney problems, says study

Diabetes has long been linked to an increased risk of heart disease. Plenty of previous research also ties diabetes to an increased risk of kidney disease. Research has been mixed; however, on whether slightly elevated blood sugar that is sometimes called ‘pre-diabetes’ might also increase the risk of heart and kidney issues. Even the name […]

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