These ten foods balance your blood sugar and prevent diabetes
(Natural News) The current diabetes epidemic makes it all the more important for people to watch what they eat. Here is a list of some of the most potent anti-diabetes foods that can effectively keep the disease at bay. (h/t to Healthline.com.) Brown rice — Whole grains such as brown rice have low glycemic index... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sugar in mints feed bacteria that rot teeth and lead to bad breath, doctors say
(Natural News) Chewing mints may not be the solution to your bad breath. It can actually make it worse. This claim was made by Australian-based dentist James Buchanan. He explained that even though mints are widely used to eliminate bad breath, the sugar in mints feed bacteria in the mouth that rot teeth and cause bad... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Magnesium deficiency symptoms: Eleven signs you need to eat this sweet treat 
MAGNESIUM deficiency symptoms can be mistaken for other health conditions, but recognising signs can prevent constipation, irregular blood sugar levels and high blood pressure. If symptoms do occur, increasing your intake of certain foods can help. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diabetes type 2 - the 1p a cup ‘superdrink’ that could prevent high blood sugar
DIABETES type 2 risk could be lowered by making some diet or lifestyle changes. Lower your chances of high blood sugar symptoms by drinking this cheap “superdrink” every day, it’s been claimed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The devastating effects of sugar: Our brain's rewards center begins to want only foods that are high in fats and carbs
(Natural News) Researchers unveil another alarming negative effect of eating too many foods high in fats and carbohydrates. In a study published in the journal Cell Metabolism, it was revealed that the reward center of the brain started to value and want more foods that contain high amounts of fat and carbohydrates, such as processed... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Expanding Glucagon Access and Use in the Prehospital Setting
In cases of severe hypoglycemia, an intramuscular injection of glucagon remains the preferred method of treatment.1 Unfortunately, in many states regulatory polices prevent EMT-Basics from being able to administer or carry glucagon, which makes treating such patients experiencing severe hypoglycemia with loss of consciousness far more complicated  and slower than necessary. In addition to the unavailability of glucagon, many EMTs aren’t permitted to perform blood glucose testing (i.e., fingersticks), which makes the identification and treatment of hypoglycemia even more challenging. Severe hypoglycemic events re...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - August 17, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Peter Kahn, MD, MPH, NREMT Tags: Exclusive Articles Patient Care Source Type: news

Both Low-Carb & High-Carb Diets Raise Risk Of Early Death, Boston Study Finds
By Meera Senthilingam, CNN (CNN) — A low-carb or high-carb diet raises your risk of death, a new study suggests, with people eating the food staple in moderation seeing the greatest benefits to their health. Less than 40% or more than 70% of your energy — or calories — coming from carbohydrates was associated with the greatest risk of mortality. Eating moderate levels between that range offered the best options for a healthy lifespan. The lowest risk of an early death was seen where carbs made up 50-55% of a person’s diet, according to the study published Thursday. However, the definition of a low-c...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Brigham And Woman's Hospital CNN Dieting Low Carb Diets Source Type: news

Here's how I feel after 15 days without sugar, grains, dairy or alcohol
I think I see the very faint light at the end of the very long Whole30 tunnel. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Diabetes type 2 - why you should never ignore this ‘surprising’ symptom
DIABETES type 2 symptoms include unexplained weight loss and fatigue. But you could also be at risk of high blood sugar if you have this “surprising” sign, it’s been revealed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Best supplements for diabetes - three of the best capsules for high blood sugar symptoms
SUPPLEMENTS could be used to prevent some diabetes type 2 symptoms, which include weight loss, fatigue and passing more urine than normal. Adding these capsules to your daily diet could lower your risk of the high blood sugar condition ’s symptoms. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Tip: Keep Diabetic Feet Healthier
-- People who have diabetes often have foot problems that, if severe enough, can lead to amputation of a toe or the entire foot. But by taking care of your feet every day and by watching your blood sugar carefully, diabetics can help prevent these... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 16, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

How People With Type 2 Diabetes Can Lower Their Risk of Health Problems
A growing number of studies suggest that getting a handle on a few key risk factors can bring type 2 diabetes under control. Lowering blood sugar, for instance, reduces the risk of additional health problems, such as heart disease and stroke related to the disease. But most of these studies have focused on studying one risk factor — like blood sugar, cholesterol or blood pressure — at a time. In a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers analyzed what happens to death rates and other health problems when people control up to five known risk factors for type 2 diabetes. The study ...
Source: TIME: Health - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized healthytime medicine Source Type: news

Is Oatmeal Healthy? Here ’s What the Experts Say
Oatmeal is a near-universally beloved breakfast. While it has historically been enjoyed across Europe, Russia and the U.S., oatmeal is rapidly gaining popularity in developing countries because of its affordability and its perceived health properties. But is oatmeal really good for you? To answer that question, it’s first important to differentiate among all the different types of oatmeal. There’s steel-cut and rolled, quick-cooking and instant. But all of these terms refer to different methods of preparing hulled oats for cooking. “You can’t eat an unprocessed oat straight from the field,” sa...
Source: TIME: Health - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Source Type: news

A guide to vitamin B5 – a crucial vitamin that helps you maintain a healthy digestive tract
(Natural News) Pantothenic acid is known more commonly as vitamin B5 and as part of a group called B complex. It is formidable in itself, performing a number of roles vital to your overall health. The B-vitamins are popular and for good reason. They support the conversion of carbohydrates into simple sugars, which your body then... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AHA Advises Low-Calorie Sweeteners May Be Useful in Adults AHA Advises Low-Calorie Sweeteners May Be Useful in Adults
An American Heart Association advisory concludes adults may benefit from replacing sugar-sweetened beverages with low-calorie ones but warns against long-term use in children.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are monk fruit and stevia?
Monk fruit and stevia are natural, plant-based sweeteners. The products tend to contain few, if any, calories, carbohydrates, and sugars, and people use them as alternatives to sugar, honey, and other sweeteners. Here, we describe what monk fruit and stevia are and how to choose between them. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Diabetes type 2 warning - do you have this feeling in your hands? High blood sugar signs
DIABETES type 2 symptoms can be difficult to spot, and some people may have high blood sugar without even knowing it. Signs of the condition can include a strange feeling in the extremities, including the hands or feet. Are you at risk? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can you really have your cake and eat it?
ON AVERAGE, Britons are eating about twice the recommended amount of sugar, putting us at increased risk of tooth decay, obesity, diabetes, heart disease and many cancers. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diabetes type 2 - how much water should you drink every day to prevent high blood sugar?
DIABETES type 2 risk could be lowered by making some diet or lifestyle changes. Drinking water is an easy way to avoid high blood sugar symptoms, but how much should you be drinking every day? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Let Food Be Thy Medicine
Typical food store in Brazzaville, Congo. Credit: WHOBy Adelheid Onyango and Bibi GiyoseBRAZZAVILLE, Congo, Aug 14 2018 (IPS)When faced with a crisis, our natural reaction is to deal with its immediate threats. Ateka* came to the make-shift clinic with profuse diarrhoea: they diagnosed cholera. The urgent concern in the midst of that humanitarian crisis was to treat the infection and send her home as quickly as possible. But she came back to the treatment centre a few days later – not for cholera, but because she was suffering from severe acute malnutrition. Doctors had saved her life but not restored her health. And...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Adelheid Onyango and Bibi Giyose Tags: Africa Development & Aid Environment Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Population Poverty & SDGs Source Type: news

Researchers assemble 'library of sugars'
(University of Copenhagen The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences) Sugar structures called GAGs are present in almost all tissues in the human body, and have important functions in various diseases. The understanding of these sugar structures is limited, because tools to study them have been lacking. Now, researchers from University of Copenhagen have assembled such a tool - a cellular library of sugars. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Diabetes type 2 warning - the one thing you must do after exercising or risk foot problem
DIABETES type 2 patients should exercise to lower their risk of high blood sugar symptoms. But, this is the one thing all diabetics must do after walking, or risk painful foot complications. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diabetes type 2 warning - the one weight loss diet plan that could cause high blood sugar
DIABETES type 2 risk could be lowered by making changes to your diet or lifestyle. Following this weight loss diet plan could result in high blood sugar symptoms, scientists have warned. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New research shows that lentils significantly lower blood sugar levels
(Natural News) Researchers found another reason to eat more lentils. In a study published in the Journal of Nutrition, researchers found that replacing rice, potatoes, and other starchy side dishes with lentils can significantly lower blood sugar levels. The study, which was carried out by a team of researchers at the University of Guelph in... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can you have hypoglycemia without diabetes?
Hypoglycemia occurs when a person's blood sugar levels drop too low. It can cause dizziness, confusion, and loss of consciousness, among other symptoms. While diabetes is the most common cause of hypoglycemia, it can result from other medical conditions. Learn about them here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Blood / Hematology Source Type: news

How the Lack of Affordable Vegetables is Creating a Billion-Dollar Obesity Epidemic in South Africa
Fruit and vegetable prices in South Africa have increased to the point that poorer people have had to remove them from their grocery lists. Credit: Nalisha Adams/IPSBy Nalisha AdamsJOHANNESBURG, Aug 10 2018 (IPS)Every Sunday afternoon, Thembi Majola* cooks a meal of chicken and rice for her mother and herself in their home in Alexandra, an informal settlement adjacent to South Africa’s wealthy economic hub, Sandton.“Vegetables is only on Sunday,” Majola tells IPS, adding that these constitute potatoes, sweet potato and pumpkin. Majola, who says she weighs 141 kgs, has trouble walking short distances as it...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Nalisha Adams Tags: Africa Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Food & Agriculture Food Sustainability Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Barilla Foundation obesity Source Type: news

New study provides next clue to prevent dangerous episodes of low blood sugar in diabetics
(Louisiana State University) A new LSU Pennington Biomedical Research Center study reveals that a novel biomarker might give us new answers necessary to creating a diagnostic tool for hypoglycemia-associated autonomic failure (HAAF). No objective diagnostic tool currently exists for this condition which, if left untreated, can lead to ever-worsening and possibly life-threatening episodes of dangerously low blood sugar. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Why I decided to give up all my favorite foods for the Whole 30 Challenge
The Whole30 aims reset your diet by removing notable foods from your diet for 30 days. Could I really survive without sugar, gluten, grains, dairy, legumes for a month? (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Medtronic launches engagement program for diabetes patients
Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) said today that it launched its Inner Circle patient engagement program in the U.S. The medtech titan’s program, which is designed for people living with diabetes, uses gamification to motivate and encourage its users to practice behaviors that help them control their blood sugar levels. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Medtronic launches engagement program for diabetes patients appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - August 9, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Diabetes Drug-Device Combinations mHealth (Mobile Health) Pharmaceuticals Wall Street Beat Medtronic Source Type: news

Diabetes type 2 symptoms - six of the most common signs of high blood sugar
DIABETES type 2 symptoms can be difficult to spot, and some people may have high blood sugar without even knowing it. These are the most common signs of diabetes you should be aware of, including weight loss and going to the toilet more often than normal. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Experts weigh pros and cons of low-calorie sweetened drinks
(Reuters Health) - Low-calorie sweetened beverages such as diet sodas that use aspartame or stevia may be a good replacement for full-sugar sodas and fruit juices, but researchers are still unsure about their long-term health effects, according to a new American Heart Association Science Advisory. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Food as medicine: Phalsa helps diabetics manage their blood sugar levels
(Natural News) Phalsa (Grewia asiatica), an exotic bush plant native to the Indian subcontinent, has been traditionally used for its antidiabetic, antioxidant, antipyretic, analgesic, and antibacterial properties. Researchers from the University of Rajshahi in Bangladesh evaluated the antidiabetic, antihyperlipidemic, and antioxidant activities of the stem bark of phalsa using mice models. In their study, which... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Young drinkers beware: Binge drinking may cause stroke, heart risks
(Vanderbilt University Medical Center) Research by Mariann Piano, senior associate dean of research at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, has found that young adults who frequently binge drink were more likely to have specific cardiovascular risk factors such as higher blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar at a younger age than non-binge drinkers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Scientists discover how to protect yeast from damage in biofuel production
(University of Wisconsin-Madison) Some chemicals used to speed up the breakdown of plants for production of biofuels like ethanol are poison to the yeasts that turn the plant sugars into fuel. Researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and several Department of Energy laboratories have identified two changes to a single gene that can make the yeast tolerate the pretreatment chemicals. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 9, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

It ’s Not Yet Clear How to Boost the Microbiome. But Diet Is the Best Bet
The gut microbiome—the billions of bacteria that live inside the human digestive tract—is the focus of some of today’s most exciting and compelling medical research. Studies have linked microbiome-related imbalances to health conditions ranging from depression and Parkinson’s disease to heart disease. Some researchers have even started referring to the microbiome as a “forgotten organ” because of the indispensable role it plays in human health. It’s fairly clear that the foods a person eats—or doesn’t eat—can affect the composition of his or her microbiome. Resear...
Source: TIME: Health - August 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Research Source Type: news

Diabetes type 2 warning - why you should never ignore this ‘unrelenting’ skin symptom
DIABETES type 2 symptoms include unexplained weight loss, extreme tiredness, and passing more urine than normal. But this “unrelenting” skin symptom could also be a warning sign of the high blood sugar condition. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chris Paul tells fans to stop drinking soda 'even though the commercials are in your face'
NBA star and Houston Rockets point guard Chris Paul, 33, has warned his fans to stay away from soda and sugar-loaded sports drinks despite the excessive marketing. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Just 2 Weeks' Inactivity Can Trigger Diabetes in at-Risk Seniors: Study
MONDAY, Aug. 6, 2018 -- A short stretch of inactivity can unlease diabetes in older adults at risk for the blood-sugar disease, a new study finds. For the study, overweight patients with prediabetes were asked to reduce their daily steps to no more... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 6, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Diabetes type 2: Make these 11 simple diet changes to prevent and control the condition
DIABETES type 2 is a common condition that causes a person ’s blood sugar level to become too high. It’s important to do what you can to prevent and control the condition, as left untreated, diabetes can lead to chronic complications. Simple diet changes are recommended. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Best supplements for diabetes: Three of the best capsules to lower blood sugar
SUPPLEMENTS could be used to lower the risk of some diabetes type 2 symptoms, including weight loss, tiredness, and passing more urine than normal. Adding these cheap capsules to your diet could slash the chances of developing the high blood sugar condition. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diabetes warning - why you should never ignore this teeth symptom
DIABETES type 2 symptoms include fatigue and unexplained weight loss. But you could also be at risk of high blood sugar if you have this symptom in your mouth. This is why you should always check your teeth for plaque and gum disease. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diabetes type 2: This fatty food could help REVERSE your blood sugar problems
DIABETES type 2 happens when there are problems with the hormone insulin. People more at risk tend to be overweight and exercise rarely. However, it may be possible to reduce your risk of blood sugar problems by eating this food. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health chiefs target soup and veg in war on sugar
VEGETABLE soup, purees and even hummus have joined the hit-list of unlikely foods to be targeted by public health watchdogs in the war on sugar. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Factoring in BMI and sex can help to avoid harmful side effects in type 2 diabetes
Clinicians can match people with type 2 diabetes to the right drug to improve control of blood sugar and help avoid damaging side-effects, simply by factoring in characteristics such as sex and BMI into prescribing decisions, new MRC-funded research suggests. (Source: Medical Research Council General News)
Source: Medical Research Council General News - August 3, 2018 Category: Research Source Type: news

Diabetes type 2 - £1 ‘superstar’ snack could lower blood sugar
DIABETES type 2 risk could be lowered by making some small diet or lifestyle changes. Reduce your chances of high blood sugar symptoms by eating a handful of this “superstar” nut. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

V-Go Shown to Have Improved Benefit for Insulin Patients
This study demonstrated that patients treated by Advanced Practitioners experienced improved A1c levels while lowering insulin total daily dose (TDD) after switching to V-Go from MDI of insulin. Patients in this study were evaluated after a mean duration of three and seven months. At three months, the mean change in A1c was -1.1% from the mean baseline of 9.1%, and mean insulin TDD decreased to 58 units per day from a mean baseline of 87 units per day. At seven months, the mean change in A1c was also -1.1%, while the mean insulin TDD was 61 units per day. Change in the mean weight was less than 1 kg at both time points. &a...
Source: MDDI - August 3, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Source Type: news

High blood pressure symptoms: Nine signs you need to control your blood sugar
HIGH blood pressure symptoms can easily go unnoticed, but it ’s important to recognise all the signs, as the condition left untreated can lead to more serious health conditions such as heart attack and stroke. There are nine signs to watch out for indicating you need to control your blood sugar. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Plants can tell the time using sugars
A new study by an international team of scientists, including the University of Bristol, has discovered that plants adjust their daily circadian rhythm to the cycle of day and night by measuring the amount of sugars in their cells. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - August 2, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Life Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences, School of Biological Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Diabetes type 2 - do you have this patch of dark skin on your neck? Signs to look out for
DIABETES type 2 symptoms can include weight loss, extreme tiredness and passing more urine than normal. But having a strange, dark patch of skin on the back of the neck could also be a sign of the high blood sugar condition, it ’s been revealed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Insulin resistance under-diagnosed in non-diabetics with Parkinson's disease
(IOS Press) Almost two-thirds of non-diabetic patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) may be insulin resistant, despite having normal blood sugar, report scientists in the Journal of Parkinson's Disease. Their findings suggest that insulin resistance in PD is a common and largely undetected problem, especially in patients who are overweight. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news