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Coral Reefs: Medicine Cabinets of the 21st Century

Coral reefs could be the source of many new medicines in the 21st century. “Marine sources could be the major source of drugs in the coming years,” said Dr. William Fenical, director for marine biotechnology and biomedicine at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in La Jolla, California. Related terms:coral reefs medicine cabinets for the 21st […]

Diabetes and Heart Disease: A Dangerous Duo

Diabetes is a common silent metabolic abnormality, manifested by elevated blood sugar levels, which causes significant cardiovascular disease and death without appropriate treatment. Similar to other risk factors such as abnormal cholesterol levels and hypertension, which in most cases are without symptoms, diabetes can occur for long periods of time in an individual, undetected and […]

Painless Device to Measure Blood Sugar

Hong Kong scientists have invented a device that measures blood sugar painlessly and, for the first time, without pricking fingers. The device, about the size of a mobile phone emits a very weak form of infrared or nearinfrared beam which touches the skin and homes in on the bloodstream. The beam is said to be […]

Best Type of Cardio Exercise

Cardiovascular or aerobic exercise should be part of every diabetic’s weekly routine to lower the reisk of heart disease and help control blood sugar levels.  What type of carido exercise is the best? Related terms:best cardio for diabeticstennis form of excercise diabetesis badminton good cardioWhich type of diabetes requires the use of insulin all throughout […]

Cord Blood May Help Prevent Diabetes

Scientists at the University of Florida have found that blood umbilical cord might safely preserve insulin in children newly diagnosed with type I diabetes, and this may be a new potential remedy for the disease. Results of the study were presented during the 67`h Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. […]

Know your ABCs of Diabetes

If someone asks you to rate your familiarity with ABCs from one to 10, you will probably say 10. However, this does not pertain to the typical alphabet you learned in pre-school. Knowing this set of ABCs is even more beneficial and could actually save the lives of most diabetics. The ABCs of diabetes refer […]

Lower Death Rates for Diabetic Men

Surprising news was released by 3 large US databases. For 29 years, from 1971 to 2000, the death rate of men with diabetes has dropped significantly. Unfortunately for women, the figures showed no difference. However, studies between the disparity in the death rates of men and women never stated the reason behind it. Researchers say […]

Oral Diabetic Medications

Type 2 diabetes mellitus is a blood sugar disorder due to a relative lack of insulin or the lack of insulin effectiveness, also known as insulin resistance, or both. Insulin is the hormone that lowers blood sugar. Patients with type 2 diabetes often respond well to oral medications, especially early in the disease process, unlike […]

High Triglycerides and Diabetes

I’m a 55-year-old male with diabetes. My blood sugars are okay but my triglycerides are high (340 mg/d.L). Is this a bad thing, and if so, what can I do about it? Related terms:Been exercising regularly but glucose and triglycerides highcinnamon high triglyceridesdeath high triglycerides smoking diabeticdiabetics dark chocolate and triglyceridesis dark chocolate bad for […]

Avoiding Coffee for Diabetics?

I have diabetes and a heart condition. Is it I true that I should avoid coffee? Related terms:avoiding coffeeIs it true that diabetics should avoid coffee?