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Diabetes

Does coffee prevent diabetes?


Americans are coffee drinkers, with over 50% of us relying on the stuff to wake us up in the morning and keep us alert throughout the day. Besides being able to help fight fatigue, recent research has found that increasing your consumption of coffee can help prevent the risk of type 2 diabetes.

Natural ways to sweeten foods without refined sugar


People who prefer to sweeten their foods do not have to rely solely on refined sugar or artificial sweeteners to accomplish the task. There are several sources that produce the sweet taste many people crave without adding the calories most people are constantly trying to avoid. The important thing when trying to find a natural sweetener is to look for those that offer other benefits in addition to their sweet flavor.

Heavy metals scientifically linked to causing diabetes


Fifty years ago, it was virtually unheard of. But today, diabetes mellitus, a serious metabolic disorder, afflicts more than 150 million people globally, with a bulk of this number hailing from North America. And researchers out of Asia, having published their findings back in 2009, exposed toxic heavy metals as a major, and perhaps even primary, contributor to this growing disease epidemic.

Knowledgeable patients encounter problems with ill-informed doctors


Patients who are especially knowledgeable may experience conflict with less-informed health providers, sometimes with dangerous results, according to a study conducted by researchers from King's College London and published in the journal BMJ Open in November 2013.

Six factors that can help cure diabetes


Type I diabetes, though similar to Type II diabetes, is also very different in a crucial way. While Type II diabetes involves the body's inability to utilize its own insulin properly, Type I diabetes occurs when the body cannot make enough natural insulin on its own. This happens when the beta cells that lie within the pancreas are not able to produce a sufficient amount of insulin.

Curing diabetes: A natural approach


Diabetes is a disease in which the body is either unable to produce enough insulin or is unable to process the insulin that is produced. This causes increased levels of glucose in the body, putting additional strain on the body's organs. The typical treatment for diabetes is for a physician to prescribe various medications in order to control the disease. The purpose of these medications is often twofold: to add insulin to the body in order to better manage the glucose and to counteract any issues that result in strain to the organs.

Traditional Chinese Medicine pill halts progression of diabetes in new study


Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has treated maladies and health issues for thousands of years with herbs and acupuncture. Yet, to appease the western world's view of "evidence-based medicine," various trials and studies are performed, often comparing TCM to modern pharmaceuticals, in order to prove efficacy and safety.

Who knew flavonoids from tea, berries and grapes protect against developing diabetes?


Amazingly, among the many thousands of those who are newly diagnosed with diabetes each day, very few realize that this disease can shorten normal lifespans by as much as 10 to 15 years when left unchecked and dramatically lower quality of life as the inevitable complications impair vision, renal health and nerve function. Uninformed individuals tend to view diabetes as a relatively benign illness, because the immediate symptoms are largely silent and medical professionals are quick to prescribe any of a number of worthless pharmaceuticals that have little impact on disease progression and increased risk of an early demise.

Top five holiday foods that promote cancer, diabetes, heart disease and premature death


The holiday food rush is on across the USA, and for the next month, Americans will be stuffing their faces with precisely the kind of disease-promoting foods that will cause them to scream, "Where's my free health care?" in early January.

Medicinal Chinese herbs offer hope for type 2 diabetes sufferers


Type 2 diabetes is a disease that develops gradually from metabolic disorders that morph into prediabetes. Both diabetes type 1 and type 2 are similar in one respect: There is too much blood glucose (sugar), and it's not being metabolized by one's cells into energy.