More Playtime, Less Diabetes
Whether you are an adult or a child, exercise is good for you. Researchers already know that exercise can lower the risk of diabetes in children. But how much exercise is the best protection against diabetes?
Surgical Weight Loss May Stop Diabetes
If obesity is one of the main causes of diabetes worldwide, then helping people lose weight may lower rates of diabetes. But it can be hard to shed weight by changing lifestyle habits alone.
Diabetes Is Where the Fat Is
For the most part, the more fat you carry, the higher your risk of type 2 diabetes. But how much fat you have may not be the only factor that boosts your risk of diabetes. Where that fat is located may also play a role.
Surgery Tops Drugs for Obesity and Diabetes
Diet and exercise are the best ways to prevent and treat diabetes. However, that approach does not work for everyone. Once again, researchers have found that surgery is a powerful treatment for obese diabetes patients.
Heavier Babies May Face Future Diabetes
From the moment you are born, your weight has an impact on your health. If your baby is overweight, he or she may be in store for health problems in the future.
Surgery May Cut Diabetic Heart Risk
Weight loss surgery has been shown to be an excellent treatment for obese people with diabetes. Since diabetes can raise the risk of heart disease, it is important to know the heart risks of weight loss surgery.
The hormone insulin plays a key role in diabetes. When the body does not respond to insulin, blood sugar levels can rise, putting a person at risk for type 2 diabetes.
Exercise Still Cuts Diabetes Risk
Study after study has shown that exercise keeps you healthy. Still, the rates of obesity and diabetes continue to grow. Once again, researchers have shown that staying active cuts diabetes risk.
Fast Food Boosts Diabetes and Heart Risk
The plus side of fast food is in the name: it's fast. Grabbing a drive-thru hamburger may be cheap and easy, but too much fast food can be harmful.
Cut Out Sugars to Stop Diabetes
Eating a high-sugar, high-calorie diet can increase your weight and boost your risk of diseases like diabetes. In turn, cutting calories from your diet can protect you from such diseases.