When glucose levels are out of control
By: Melissa Patterson
Glucose Gone Astray Out of control glucose is a serious issue, and never should be taken lightly. Whether the condition be hyperglycemia ( high blood sugar ), or hypoglycemia ( low blood sugar ), managing glucose levels is necessary to maintain optimum health, and a...
Diabetes study shows sperm cells can produce natural insulin in the pancreas
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
A 2010 study from Georgetown University Medical Center may be the first step in treating insulin-dependent diabetes with a person’s own stem cells. The proof-of-concept study was presented to the 50th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Cell Biology in Philadelphia in December...
By: Alison Bowler
In December 2010, G. Ian Gallicano Associate Professor and director of the Transgenic Core Facility Georgetown University Medical Centre in Washington DC presented the results of his recent studies to the 50th annual meeting of the American Society of Cell Biology in Philadelphia. His work...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
A new study presented at the scientific session of the American Society for Cell Biology reveals that sperm cells of a man who is suffering from type I diabetes would have the ability to replenish the insulin requirements of the body, by functioning as a...
The benefits of yoga for diabetic patients
By: Bhawna Sharma
Diabetes is the leading cause of death in the world. Young and old have diabetes and are suffering not only from diabetes but also from its complications and due to which diabetes is also called as "Mother of all diseases". So, diabetes affects all over...
By: Carl Marshall
Much research has been conducted in order to shape our understanding of type 2 diabetes and the reasons for its increasing incidence. The main problem is insulin resistance. For the body to function correctly, food must be converted into a sugar called glucose. The muscles...
Antidepressants and diabetes: Research indicates that patients with impaired glucose tolerance should avoid tricyclics
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
Since at least 2006, research has found that antidepressants, particularly tricyclics, increase an individual’s risk of developing type II diabetes if they have impaired glucose tolerance. Diabetes and depression have long been related. Diabetics are twice as likely to have depression as the general...
By: Omar Salvador
Early in 2005, my nephew, who just turned 25 then, was discovered to have diabetes. Aware of the fact that people diagnosed with diabetes before the age of 30 are prone to diabetic retinopathy, his parents had to schedule him for regular checkups with an...
Glucose: Testing and management tips for diabetics
By: Sheena Ingle
Glucose, a type of sugar that comes from carbohydrate-rich foods, is the main source of energy used by the body. Starchy foods such as pastas and potatoes, along with grains, breads, fruits and rice all provide carbohydrates to the body. Diabetics and Glucose Glucose is...
By: Sarah Abts
Preventing Diabetes Many articles on preventing diabetes give sensible steps individuals can take to reduce their risk of acquiring diabetes, a serious health threat to the future existence of humans. Much like articles on avoiding avian flu advised people to avoid congested places, to wash...