Researchers from the University of Iowa have discovered a safe new way to manage blood sugar non-invasively. Exposing diabetic mice to a combination of static electric and magnetic fields for a few hours per day normalizes two major hallmarks of type 2 diabetes, according to new findings published Oct. 6 in Cell Metabolism. “We’ve built a remote control to manage diabetes,” says Calvin Carter, PhD, one of the study’s lead authors and a postdoc in the lab of senior author Val Sheffield, MD, PhD, professor in the Stead Family Department of Pediatrics, Division of Medical Genetics and Genomics, and the Department of Ophthalmology and […]
While the World Health Organization has put the death rate from novel coronavirus, COVID-19, at 3.4%, a study in Nature Medicine put it much lower, at 1.4%. The fact is, with many cases going unreported and untested, mild and asymptomatic cases may not be included in official COVID-19 death rate figures, which could skew the death rate significantly, making it appear higher than it actually is. In Italy, however — the “new” epicenter for COVID-19 — the number of deaths reportedly overtook those in China by mid- to late March 2020. As the home to the world’s second-oldest population after […]
Reversing Type 2 Diabetes Researchers from Newcastle and Glasgow Universities believe they have found a way to effectively reverse type 2 diabetes, without requiring a new kind of drug or invasive surgery. Type 2 diabetes is a chronic condition that affects how a person’s body metabolizes sugar, either because they’ve developed resistance to the hormone insulin, or their pancreas fails to produce enough insulin. It’s long been believed that the condition is manageable, but not curable. According to findings published in the journal The Lancet, however, type 2 diabetes can be reversed through weight loss. More specifically, by reducing the amount […]
Almost daily microbiologist Peter Jackson receives emails from people who recovered from COVID-19 only to discover that their health troubles have just begun. Recently, a mother of two in her 30s wrote to the Stanford University professor to say that she now takes a slew of diabetes medications every day—even though she hadn’t been at risk for the disease before her coronavirus infection. Experts have known since the beginning of the pandemic that having diabetes—a condition when the body doesn’t make enough insulin or use it well enough to counteract a rise in blood sugar—is a risk factor for more severe […]
“Diabetes causes burning feet” These words are frightening but very true! Countless diabetes sufferers complain that it feels like they are walking on hot coals. This diabetic symptom can be annoying, painful, and a total inconvenience when trying to do daily tasks or even at night when you are trying to sleep. But why does this happen? Why does the burning feet sensation happen? The main cause of burning feet is nerve damage, or as it is called, neuropathy. When nerve fibres get damaged, they are more likely to become overactive and not work properly. The damaged nerves then send […]
A new state law will take affect on January 1 that will cap co-pay costs for diabetes medications and supplies. The new law, Connecticut House Bill 6003, limits the cost for insulin to $25 and the cost for diabetes related supplies, such as pumps, blood sugar meters and syringes to $100 for a thirty day supply to those with state regulated health insurance. The bill was first introduced in February 2020 and was passed into law in July 2020. The bill passed 142-4. “It’s unconscionable that anyone should have to limit or go without a common and widely-available life-saving drug […]
Last years very famous nutrition vegetable in North-East African origin is known as “lady finger”, but the true name is OKRA .This plant is cultivated throughout the tropical and warm temperate regions around the world for the fibrous fruits or “pods.”Okra plant contains contains 30 calories, 21 milligrams of vitamin C, 3 grams of dietary fiber,… This content was originally published here.
(Natural News) Diabetes is a pandemic that has been sweeping across the globe, but there are still a lot of things that people don’t understand about the condition. In particular, blood tests (as well as their interpretation) continue to be a source of confusion for most patients with diabetes. In his video, DeWayne McCulley of Death… This content was originally published here.
Covid-19 can infect insulin-producing cells in the pancreas and change their function, potentially explaining why some previously healthy people develop diabetes after catching the virus. Doctors are increasingly concerned about the growing number of patients who have developed diabetes either while infected with coronavirus, or shortly after recovering from it. Various theories have been put forward to explain this increase. One is that the virus infects pancreatic cells via the same ACE2 receptor found on the surface of lung cells, and interferes with their ability to produce insulin – a hormone that helps the body to regulate levels of glucose […]
One of the popular diabetes myths is that fruits should be avoided when you want to keep your blood sugar level within the normal range. This is not true and, in fact, according to the American Diabetes Association (ADA), many fruits are actually good for those who have diabetes. These fruits are packed with vitamins, minerals, and nutrients such as fiber which can regulate blood sugar levels and thus keeps you from getting type II diabetes. Moreover, fiber can make you feel full, repressing unhealthy cravings and inhibiting overeating. Nevertheless, just like any other food, you should eat these fruits […]