diabetes

  • Having a stroke in your 50s, like Luke Perry, is 'actually quite common'

    Here's what you need to know about the different types of stroke, how you can protect yourself and how to quickly identify the signs of a stroke.

  • Bret Michaels on the challenges of life with diabetes: 'It motivates me to work harder rather than give up’

    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."

  • Teen's service dog shot, killed outside of family home: 'He was my best friend'

    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.

  • Mom warns parents after two-year-old dies from common, undiagnosed condition

    "No parent should ever have to hear the words 'I'm sorry but unfortunately she did not survive.'"

  • Airport apologizes after telling family that daughter's diabetes medication could 'make the plane crash'

    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.

  • Mother shares the outrageous cost of insulin for her daughter

    The mom revealed she has few places to turn for help.

  • How Halle Berry stays in shape and looks half her age

    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.

  • This is how a 'hot single female' got her electricity back after Irma

    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.”

  • Girl with diabetes says she was banned from water slide because of insulin pump

    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.

  • 7 Diabetes Myths You Need to Stop Believing

    From Good Housekeeping Type 2 diabetes is on the rise. Just over 9% of the population has either type 1 or type 2 diabetes and doctors diagnose almost 5,000 people with the condition each day. One important clarification: Type 1 and type 2 diabetes both involve insulin, but they're different diseases.

  • Could breakfast actually be bad for our health? This expert thinks so

    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.

  • 13 ways to reduce your risk of developing diabetes

    In a nutshell, diabetes is a lifelong condition that makes someone’s blood sugar levels become too high. And while you can live a relatively normal life with it, it’s much better to try and prevent it. There are two main types of diabetes – one and two. But only Type 2, which 90% of UK adults with diabetes have, can actually be prevented.

  • 14 Myths About Diabetes Treatment

    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.

  • Soda Companies Funded Nearly 100 Health Organizations Despite Conflict of Interest, According to Investigation

    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.

  • Why waking up before sunrise could be bad for your health

    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’.

  • Coffee Can Literally Heal Your Heart, According To Science

    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.

  • Is Sitting Really Going to Kill Us?

    Sitting for long periods may increase your risk of developing health conditions such as heart disease and diabetes, so get moving.

  • Tequila could help you lose weight, study says

    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.

  • A diabetic teen’s Facebook status is going viral thanks to her powerful description of what the condition is really like

    Diabetes is not a very understood disorder. Folks will eat a pack of gummi peach rings and jokingly say, “Ugh, I’m gonna get…

  • This Is The Amount Of Sleep You Actually Need To Stay Healthy

    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.