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Dec 20
2014

PCOS: The Cousin of Diabetes?

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Have you ever heard of polycystic ovary syndrome (or PCOS)?

Dec 17
2014

PCOS, Thyroid, and Insulin Resistance

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First and foremost, it is known that insulin resistance is a major component of PCOS, and 50-70% of those suffering from it have high insulin levels or impaired blood sugar regulation. It’s important to note that insulin resistance develops many years before diabetes, so the most common tests for diabetes don’t often pick it up. Insulin resistance is caused by a variety of factors, including genetics, weight, diet, and lifestyle.

Nov 25
2014

Avoiding Diabetes Complication

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Having diabetes can result in many other complications, such as damage to the heart, nerves, kidneys, feet, eyes, and skin. If you have diabetes, you may also have a greater risk for osteoporosis, cancer, and Alzheimer’s disease. Some diabetes complications are related to high or low blood sugar, while others are related to how long you've had diabetes.

Nov 22
2014

Improperly Discarded 'Sharps' Can Be Dangerous

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Many people use needles, syringes and lancets — called “sharps” — to manage their medical conditions at home. These conditions include diabetes, allergies, infertility, arthritis, hepatitis, HIV, blood clotting disorders, migraines and cancer. Sharps are also used to give medication to pets and farm animals.

Nov 10
2014

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) and Weight Gain

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Most women at some point have to contend with weight gain. But for women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), losing weight can become a constant struggle.

Nov 10
2014

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) and Weight Gain

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Most women at some point have to contend with weight gain. But for women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), losing weight can become a constant struggle.

Nov 05
2014

Diabetes Drug May Affect Thyroid in Some Patients

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Jun 28
2014

DO NOT LEAVE PCOS UNTREATED

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DO NOT LEAVE PCOS UNTREATED

Apr 25
2014

Do Sugar, Alcohol, and Diabetes Mix?

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Mar 20
2014

Fortify Your Knowledge About Vitamins

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Vitamins are essential nutrients that contribute to a healthy life. Although most people get all the vitamins they need from the foods they eat, millions of people worldwide take supplemental vitamins as part of their health regimen.

Mar 19
2014

Diabetes, Insulin Overdose, and Other Complications

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Cold sweats, trembling hands, intense anxiety, a general sense of confusion -- no, it's not the night before final exams. These are the signs of low blood sugar or hypoglycemia, which can result from an insulin overdose, a potentially dangerous complication of diabetes.

May 23
2013

SVR associated with lower risk for diabetes in HCV

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ORLANDO, Fla. — Patients with hepatitis C who achieve a sustained virologic response after treatment have a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to research presented here at Digestive Disease Week.

May 20
2013

Dos and Don'ts: Supporting Loved Ones With Diabetes

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Family and friends can be true life lines for people living with diabetes — they can lend a helping hand or shoulder to lean on at just the right moment. Studies show that people are able to manage their diabetes better when they have support from loved ones. It helps them to know they’re not going through it alone.

May 14
2013

Is Colon Cleansing Necessary?

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If digestive health problems like constipation, diarrhea, gas, or heartburn, put a damper on your day-to-day, you may have thought about a colon cleanse, but you don't have to undergo the procedure to improve your health. Before you sign up, be sure to get the facts and decide whether the benefits really outweigh the risks.

May 11
2013

Is It an Allergy or a Cold?

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It’s not always easy to know when you've got a seasonal allergy and when you're suffering from a cold.

May 10
2013

Triggers That Change Your Metabolism

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If you’ve ever had trouble losing weight, you’ve probably placed at least some of the blame on a slow metabolism. It’s true that your basal metabolic rate — the rate at which your body uses energy — can affect your ability to shed pounds. But there are also a few external, controllable factors that can slow down that metabolic rate, says Michael West, MD, an endocrinologist with Washington Endocrine Clinic in Washington, D.C.

May 07
2013

Signs of High and Low Blood Sugar

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One of the challenges of managing diabetes is maintaining consistent blood sugar (glucose) levels. Even with diligence, some situations can cause high blood sugar, or hyperglycemia, while others can bring on low blood sugar, or hypoglycemia.

Apr 27
2013

Top Reasons Not to Quit Coffee

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Many studies have found that coffee has numerous components — many of them antioxidants — that can be good for your health. Although too much caffeine can be dehydrating, drinking at least one cup of coffee a day, according to a recent Japanese study, can cut your risk for bleeding in the brain.

Apr 26
2013

Time Vs. Intensity: What Matters Most in a Workout

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When it comes to working out, slow and steady may be the way to go.

Apr 17
2013

Start With a Better Breakfast

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Here’s a good deal of science behind eating a balanced breakfast — it sets you up to succeed for the entire day. “Studies support that you need to start your day off with a healthy breakfast,” says Bethany Thayer, RD, a spokeswoman for the American Dietetic Association and manager of wellness programs and strategies at Henry Ford Health System in Detroit. 

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