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Can people with type 2 diabetes stop taking metformin?
Posted on Thursday September 20, 2018

Metformin treats type 2 diabetes by lowering blood sugar levels. It is generally a safe and effective medication. However, metformin can cause side effects, and a person may be able to control their blood sugar by making lifestyle changes involving diet and exercise. Learn more here.

Non-insulin drugs for treating type 2 diabetes
Posted on Tuesday September 18, 2018

Type 2 diabetes prevents the body from responding to insulin correctly, leading to high levels of blood sugar. Some people require insulin injections, but others can manage the condition with oral or other injectable medications. Learn more here.

Is it safe for a person with diabetes to eat sweets?
Posted on Monday September 17, 2018

People with diabetes need to know how the food and drink they consume affects their blood sugar levels. However, it is a common misconception that they must avoid all sweets or sugary foods. A person with diabetes can still have sweets, as part of a healthful meal plan, or if combined with exercise. Learn more here.

Blocking this protein may keep obesity, diabetes at bay
Posted on Wednesday September 12, 2018

Deleting the RNA-silencing protein Ago2 in mice's livers changed the animals' energy metabolism and prevented obesity, diabetes, and fatty liver disease.

Natural ways to improve insulin sensitivity
Posted on Monday September 10, 2018

Low insulin sensitivity can cause blood sugar levels to become too high and may lead to type 2 diabetes. Natural ways of improving insulin sensitivity include exercising more, getting enough sleep, eating a diet rich in saturated fats and soluble fiber, and taking certain dietary supplements. Learn more here.

What is a random glucose test?
Posted on Monday September 10, 2018

Diabetes occurs when a person has too much glucose in their blood. Doctors can diagnose diabetes with a random glucose test. A person can have this test at any time during the day and does not need to fast beforehand. For a reliable diagnosis, the doctor will usually repeat the test on another day. Learn more here.

Just 6 hours of sleep loss increases diabetes risk
Posted on Saturday September 08, 2018

It is well-known that sleep is important for good health. The latest study demonstrates that losing just a small amount might increase diabetes risk.

What carbs should you avoid?
Posted on Friday September 07, 2018

Many people avoid eating carbohydrates to help them lose weight. However, some carbohydrates are beneficial and can be healthful when included in the diet. Carbohydrates can be simple or complex, and each type has a different effect on the body. Learn more about how to eat carbohydrates healthfully here.

Eating whole grains can prevent type 2 diabetes
Posted on Thursday September 06, 2018

Adding whole grains — such as rye, oats, maize, and corn — to your daily diet can significantly lower your risk of type 2 diabetes, a new study finds.

What can I eat on a no-carb diet?
Posted on Wednesday September 05, 2018

Many people reduce carbohydrate intake to help them lose weight. Carbohydrates are important macronutrients, but cutting them can help people to lose weight by making it possible to reduce calories and improve feelings of fullness. Alternatives to carbs can make it easier to stick to a low-carb diet. Learn more here.

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