Diabetes

Is there a link between diabetes and Parkinson's disease?

Is there a link between diabetes and Parkinson’s disease?

People with type 2 diabetes may have an increased risk of having a diagnosis of Parkinson's disease later in life, according to a large...
Why smoking and diabetes can hurt your memory function

Why smoking and diabetes can hurt your memory function

People who smoke or have diabetes may be at increased risk of calcifications in a region of the brain crucial to memory, according to...
Insulin production decline stops after seven years in Type 1 diabetes

Insulin production decline stops after seven years in Type 1 diabetes

New research has shown that the rapid decline in insulin production that causes Type 1 diabetes continues to fall over seven years and then...
Alzheimer’s disease- why insulin is a new suspect

Alzheimer’s disease: why insulin is a new suspect

Johnson and Johnson recently announced that it was halting a clinical trial for a new Alzheimer’s drug after safety issues emerged. This latest failure adds...
Research reveals impact of diabetic foot ulcers

Research reveals impact of diabetic foot ulcers

 The prognosis for people with an infected diabetic foot ulcer is worse than was previously thought, according to new research. More than half the patients...
Poor sleep linked to worse cognitive functions in people with diabetes

Poor sleep linked to worse cognitive functions in people with diabetes

A study published in the journal Acta Diabetologica reports that people with diabetes and prediabetes who have lower sleep efficiency -- a measure of...
Yoga and aerobic exercise together may improve blood pressure and cholesterol levels

Yoga and aerobic exercise together could improve blood pressure and cholesterol levels

Heart disease patients who practice yoga in addition to aerobic exercise saw twice the reduction in blood pressure, body mass index and cholesterol levels...
Sugary soda is extra bad for you

Sugary soda is extra bad for you, say experts

While calories from any food have the potential to increase the risk of obesity and other cardiometabolic diseases, 22 nutrition researchers agree that sugar-sweetened...
Chamomile

Chamomile tea may help control diabetes – as my research into 19th century dyes...

Chamomile – that yellow flower so often made into a tea, enjoyed before bed – is a very interesting plant. It was recently discovered that...
Common diabetes drug safe for people with kidney disease

Common diabetes drug safe for people with kidney disease

Results of a large-scale study suggest that the oral diabetes drug metformin is safe for most diabetics who also have chronic kidney disease (CKD). The...