Jillian Michaels is being criticism for comments she made about Lizzo's body, and suggesting that the singer might get diabetes.
A new study finds that drinking coffee is associated with a lower risk of developing Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases. Here's what you need to know.
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Rock musician Bret Michaels opens up about the challenges of having type 1 diabetes since he was six years old and how music is "therapeutic."
Hannah Westmoreland's service dog, Dallas, was let out for his regular dip in the family's pond but was later found bleeding from a gunshot wound.
"No parent should ever have to hear the words 'I'm sorry but unfortunately she did not survive.'"
The 13-year-old girl's mother says airport staff treated them "like terrorists" because they had medicine for her type 1 diabetes in their carry-on luggage.
At 51 years old, the actress says she's in "best shape of her life," and that's thanks to working out five times a week and sticking to a ketogenic diet.
In a photo she posted to Facebook, Kynse Leigh, a recent organ-transplant recipient, stands in front of her house and some downed tree branches while making a plea through a hot-pink-lettered sign: “Hot single female seeks sexy lineman to electrify her life.”
The mom of a girl with Type 1 diabetes has called out a public park employee who allegedly kept the girl from riding a water slide because of the insulin pump she wears attached to her stomach.
Could breakfast be bad for our health? “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day,” say the experts. Instead Terence Kealey believes breakfast is a “dangerous meal” that could actually be as harmful to our health as smoking cigarettes.
It’s a question that many people ask—whether they’re looking to lose 10 pounds or they’ve recently been diagnosed with diabetes. You see, although nearly 30 million Americans—about 1 in 11 people—have diabetes and 86 million people—more than 1 in 3 adults—have prediabetes, many myths and misconceptions continue to swirl around the metabolic disease. According to research in the Zero Sugar Diet, diabetics are up to four times more likely than people without diabetes to die of heart disease or experience a life-threatening stroke.
Talk about a conflict of interest: A new study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine reveals that at least 96 health organizations received funding from either one or both of the country’s largest soda companies between 2011 and 2015.
Waking up before sunrise isn’t usually something people do voluntarily. The bad news is that waking up before the sun does could also be harming our health, as scientists from Melbourne, Australia have found that it causes ‘social jet lag’.
Keep in mind that these weren’t hardcore coffee drinkers - who knows how the results would have changed if these people were necking 4-5 cups a day instead. It’s not totally understood what coffee’s effects on the body are, but several studies have found it to have other health benefits, from reducing the risk of developing type two diabetes or relieving pain, to helping with depression.
A study by the American Chemical Society found that the agave plant (the plant that makes tequila) contains sugars that could lower blood glucose levels, possibly helping the over 60,000 Canadians who are diagnosed with type 2 diabetes each year. After weighing the mice daily and checking their glucose blood levels weekly, researchers found that most mice that drank agavins ate less, lost weight and had a drop in blood glucose levels unlike mice that were given other sweeteners. “We have found that since agavins reduce glucose levels and increase GLP-1 (a hormone that slows the stomach from emptying), they also increase the amount of insulin,“ said researcher Mercedes G. López, Ph.D. A finding that “puts agavins in a tremendous position for their consumption by obese and diabetic people,” noted the study.
Diabetes is not a very understood disorder. Folks will eat a pack of gummi peach rings and jokingly say, “Ugh, I’m gonna get…
Unfortunately for those of us with busy work schedules (or heavy weekend plans), sleeping less than seven hours has been shown to mess with your glucose metabolism. A report by the Royal Society For Public Health found that Brits are just missing out on the seven hour mark and are instead averaging 6.8 hours sleep per night.
“In the past decade, over three dozen studies reported a relationship between self-reported short sleep and disturbed glucose metabolism,” explains the abstract for the study. Looking at 788 middle-aged participants across Europe with an average night’s sleep of 7.3 hours, they found than women showed a decrease in insulin sensitivity, which increased their risk of diabetes when faced with sleep deprivation.
The study was led by Hui Liu, an associate professor of sociology at Michigan State University who noticed a prevalence of diabetes in older Americans (aged 65 and older) and wanted to see if marital quality played a role in the ability to not only prevent but also manage diabetes. The long-held assumption is that a healthy marriage results in healthier Americans, which is the case when researchers looked at women, but didn’t hold true when it came to men.
A woman tastes a glass of Tuscan red wine in Verona, Italy, Thursday, April 8, 2010. (Image via AP Photo/Luca Bruno) A glass of red wine a day might indeed keep the doctor away—at least that could be the case for those suffering type-2 diabetes, according to a new study. It suggests red wine in moderation helps patients manage cholesterol and improves cardiac health. Related: What You Earn Is Tied to How You Drink Researchers set out to discover the effects of moderate alcohol consumption on people with well-controlled type-2 diabetes, who generally have a higher risk of cardiovascular disease and lower levels of HDL cholesterol, which is good for the heart, reports Time.