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Diabetes in Asian Americans: Type-What?
Even though type 1 and type 2 diabetes are different conditions, they can look similar in young Asian Americans. These similarities can make it hard for some doctors to diagnose this population.
The Dawning of a New Diabetes Drug
Across the United States, people with type 2 diabetes struggle to keep their blood sugar levels in check throughout the day. These patients soon may have a new drug option to help them out.
Tools to Predict Diabetes
Type 2 diabetes is a preventable disease. Knowing who is at risk for the disease is a crucial part of curbing the growing rates of diabetes. Yet, many of the tools used to predict diabetes are not being used.
A Breath of Diabetic Air
Air pollution is unhealthy for all us. Past studies have shown that air pollution may be especially harmful to people with diabetes. Now, it seems that air pollution may even fuel the development of diabetes.
Vitamin D for the Diabetic Heart
If you develop diabetes, you have to start taking even better care of your heart than before. Drinking a certain type of yogurt may be one way to protect against your increased risk of heart disease.
Hit the Bottle, Keep Diabetes at Bay
Eating lots of refined carbohydrates - which are found in foods like white bread and sugary drinks - can increase your risk of diabetes. Changing your diet may lower your risk, but a little alcohol might do the same.
Low-Cal, High-Gain for Diabetes Patients
Diabetes affects many parts of the body, including the heart. So, how should you protect the health of your heart if you have diabetes? The answer may lie in what you eat.
Fish Fends Off Diabetes
When it comes to preventing diabetes, your diet is extremely important. Some foods are high in unhealthy fats and can increase your risk of the disease. Other foods, like fish, may reduce your risk.
Predicting Memory Problems
Hypertension, diabetes and smoking  are known to increase your chances for stroke. A new study shows they can also be factors in developing cognitive problems later in life, even among patients who have never experienced a stroke.
The Diabetes Brain Drain
Diabetes can lead to a variety of complications, including kidney disease, foot amputations, and eye problems. Even the brain can be affected by diabetes.