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The growing threat of conventional diabetes treatments

As many as 25.8 million people in the United States have diabetes, according to a 2011 report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This includes both the diagnosed and undiagnosed cases. Blood sugar imbalances create stress on the heart, kidneys and emotional well-being – to name just a few of the health problems. If you have diabetes – please keep reading.

Study - Probiotics reduce obesity and diabetes

Probiotics have been covered in the alternative health media, especially Natural News, extensively over the past few years. Yet the mainstream media hardly touches it. And when's the last time your doctor recommended taking probiotics, even after prescribing antibiotics?

Diabetes Myths

Type 2 diabetes myths are a nice way to say lies and misconceptions, which are either medical deception or stupidity. As, I see it this is probably a little of each. With an estimated 366 million of people worldwide who have this condition you would think there would be a better understanding of what causes it. The pharmaceutical companies have tried different medications to halt the disease. Notice how well that is working. Diabetes Epidemic The International Diabetes Federation described the number of cases as “staggering,” every seven seconds one person succumbs to this condition.

Mango, the new diabetes and cancer buster

The most popular fresh fruit in the world, mangoes are a whole lot more than just a delicious, refreshing treat produced by nature. As evidenced by copious scientific research, mangoes are also a powerful medicinal food, as they contain nutrients that can help clear up skin, promote eye health, stave off diabetes, and even prevent the formation and spread of cancer.

Breaking news: New vaccine praised as a cure for type 1 diabetes

After 40 years of unsuccessful attempts to develop a vaccine to prevent type 1 diabetes, a joint effort by California-based Stanford University and Leiden University Medical Center in the Netherlands announced this past Wednesday that they may have stumbled upon the key to finally make it happen. Their article - published in the journal Science Translational Medicine - releases Phase 2 data that it has genetically engineered a vaccine to shut down specific aspects of the immune system that leads to type 1 diabetes, while doing no harm to the immune system as a whole.

Total domination: Merck sues Indian generic drug company to halt competition for lucrative diabetes drug market

The second most populated country in the world, India, has become a vicious battleground for competing interests within the pharmaceutical industry that are trying to gain control of the drug market. And one of the latest legal feuds has been initiated by U.S.-based drug giant Merck & Co., creator of the infamous Gardasil vaccine for HPV, which recently sued an Indian manufacturer of generic drugs for allegedly infringing on its diabetes drug patents.

Regular consumption of red and processed meats boosts diabetes risk by nearly fifty percent

Diabetes is a metabolic disease characterized by high levels of glucose in the blood caused by a resistance to the effects of insulin to usher sugar into cells and muscles to be used as fuel. As such, diabetes is commonly believed to be caused by excess consumption of sugary foods and processed, fast-releasing carbohydrates that continually raise blood glucose levels until our reaction to insulin released by the pancreas becomes increasingly ineffective.

Eating more red meat tied to higher diabetes risk

Increasing the number of hamburgers and other red meat people eat on a daily basis is linked to a higher risk of developing diabetes down the road, according to a new study. "I think the difference is enough to encourage people at least not to increase red meat consumption, and then think about ways to reduce the consumption," said the study's lead author An Pan, a professor at the National University of Singapore, in an email to Reuters Health.