Diabetes Awareness: Focus on Black Community

Diabetes is a serious problem for many Americans, but an especially serious one among the African-American community, where there is a much greater risk for the disease than any other, according to Market Wired. 26 million people in the U.S.…

Diabetes- How To Lower Your Risk And Get Tested

Diabetes is a serious disease that affects millions of people. It occurs when insulin is not produced properly by the body. Too much insulin and too little insulin can cause blood sugar levels to drop or rise and cause a…

Contact Lenses, Now Measuring Glucose Levels

Diabetes plagues approximately 1 in 20 people in the world. Left untreated, it can cause severe complications, including death. Since 1921, medications have been available to control or treat diabetes; however, glucose monitoring has been living in the past, using…

How Soda Can Seriously Harm Your Health

Most people are already aware that soda pop is not a health food and is probably not a good drink choice. Now, there is more proof that it isn’t – as a recent report by Food MythBusters has shown some…

Google Contact Lenses Are Now Official

We reported two years ago that Google contact lenses were likely on the way, after Glass was unveiled, and finding that one of the engineers had previously given a talk discussing such devices. Now, Google has actually announced smart contact…

New Study to Examine Vitamin D, Diabetes Prevention Link

The U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) today announced that a new clinical trial to research vitamin D’s role in diabetes prevention has begun. The “large-scale” study, nicknamed D2d, will look at around 2,500 people over the age of 30…

Tom Hanks “Graduates” to Type 2 Diabetes

During his Monday night guest spot on “The Late Show with David Letterman,” actor Tom Hanks revealed that he’s been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes – and that weight fluctuations for on-screen roles may have been a contributing factor. Hanks…

Insulin Pump Sensors Reduce Hypoglycemia, Shows Study

A new study published today in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) shows that certain sensors on insulin pumps can significantly decrease hypoglycemic episodes in those with type 1 diabetes. The sensors in question detect when blood sugar…

Diabetes Linked To Anti-depressants

A recent study shows that antidepressant medications can lead to type 2 diabetes. A team of researchers from the University of Southampton reviewed medical records and case studies and determined that two were connected, although neither was proven to cause…

Insulin Treatments for Diabetes May Become Obsolete

Type-1 diabetes is a medical condition in which patients suffer from a deficiency of insulin, produced in the islets of Langerhans region of the pancreas. Insulin is responsible for regulating the metabolism of energy in the body, primarily in the…