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Why avocados are good for people with type 2 diabetes

Why avocados are good for people with type 2 diabetes

A new review investigates the effects of avocados on metabolic syndrome, which is a clustering of risk factors including high blood sugar, cholesterol, blood...
Sitting and diabetes in older adults- Does timing matter?

Sitting and diabetes in older adults: Does timing matter?

Adults are sitting more than ever, and few pay attention to how they sit throughout the day. Take a moment to think about all the...
Exercise to combat metabolic syndrome

Exercise can help combat metabolic syndrome

A landmark study from back in 2008 showed that interval training and a high pulse rate two to three times a week are more...
5 things to eat or avoid if you have pre-diabetes

5 things to eat or avoid if you have pre-diabetes

Pre-diabetes is diagnosed when your blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not high enough to be classified as having type 2 diabetes. The...
Drinking milk at breakfast lower blood sugar during the day

Drinking milk at breakfast lowers blood sugar during the day

A change in breakfast routine may provide benefits for the management of type 2 diabetes, according to a new study published in the Journal...

Diet quality is key to reducing risk of type 2 diabetes

In a new study, researchers found that a high-quality diet could be associated with reduced risk of diabetes. The healthy diet is defined by low...
Why obesity can cause type 2 diabetes

Why obesity can cause type 2 diabetes

UT Southwestern researchers have identified a major mechanism by which obesity causes type 2 diabetes, which is a common complication of being overweight that...
Who should be tested for prediabetes

Who should be tested for prediabetes?

The American Diabetes Association (ADA) recommends that testing to detect prediabetes be considered in adults who are overweight or obese and have one or...
Could better sleep prevent diabetes during pregnancy

Could better sleep prevent diabetes during pregnancy?

A new study links short sleep during pregnancy and gestational diabetes mellitus. Addressing sleep concerns during pregnancy could potentially reduce the risk of developing GDM. GDM,...
People with type 2 diabetes need to pay attention to lung health

People with type 2 diabetes need to pay attention to lung health

Breathlessness and conditions of restrictive lung disease (RLD), such as pulmonary fibrosis, may be a late complication of type 2 diabetes. These are the key...

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