When It Comes to Diabetes, Say "Not Me"
Diabetes is sweeping across the United States, affecting millions of Americans and costing billions of dollars. Solving this huge health problem will be no easy task, but people are making the effort.
Preventing Diabetes One Day at a Time
Plenty of studies show that making certain lifestyle improvements like exercising and quitting smoking can reduce your risk of diabetes. However, it is unclear how making many lifestyle changes can impact diabetes risk.
A "Dose" of Obesity
Being obese is already known to raise the risk for type 2 diabetes. Now, it seems that the "dose" of obesity - the amount of excess weight a person carries and for how long - has an effect on that person's risk.
Older Women Up Cancer Ante by Smoking
The younger a smoker is that decides to quit, obviously the better for their health. Women in their golden years can receive immediate benefits from quitting.
Body Fat in Obese May Be Toxic
Some obese patients develop conditions such as heart disease and diabetes, while others manage to avoid such chronic diseases. That may be because all obesity is not the same.
Don't Stop, Keep Moving, Avoid Diabetes
Why is the number of Americans with type 2 diabetes growing so quickly? Part of the answer may have to do with the amount we exercise.
Meeting Red Meat Risks
A big, juicy steak may be delicious, but it is not necessarily good for your health. Eating too much red meat could put you at a higher risk of type 2 diabetes.
Sexy Rx: Lose Weight
Men with diabetes 2 can have co-existing conditions, including erectile dysfunction (ED). While ED can be treated with drugs like Viagra, Cialis and Levitra, weight loss may also work.
Obesity and Diabetes: Another Link Found
As obesity becomes more common around the world, the number of people with type 2 diabetes also grows. This swelling problem has researchers asking how extra weight leads to diabetes.
Fighting Diabetes: A Lot or a Little?
The main goal of treating type 2 diabetes is to keep blood sugar levels under control. Some doctors believe that certain patients need intensive treatment to keep blood sugar down to normal levels.