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Type 2 diabetes: fasting blood sugar level helps diagnose gestational diabetes early in pregnancy

Gestational diabetes, also known as pregnancy-related diabetes, carries risks for both mother and child. The earlier the disease is diagnosed, the sooner it can be treated. Currently, the condition is diagnosed between 24 and 28 weeks of pregnancy with the use of the oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT). Researchers at Peking University Hospital in Beijing …

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Type 2 diabetes: the five best high-fiber foods to help maintain diabetes

Enjoying foods rich in fiber is a big part of supporting type 2 diabetes. Fiber helps slow the absorption of carbohydrates and can help balance blood sugar levels. Not only that, but when you add fiber-rich foods to your diet, you also help maintain digestive health, which is critical to the overall health of your …

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Type 2 diabetes: an oral drug that can protect against heart failure and lower blood sugar

Dapagliflozin (Farxiga) is an SGLT2 inhibitor, given in pill form for people diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, used along with diet and exercise and sometimes with other medications. It works by causing the kidneys to secrete more sugar into the urine. According to a study published in October 2018 in the journal cardiovascular Diabetology, The …

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Type 2 Diabetes Symptoms: The Big Diabetes Lie Review

Measuring higher than normal heights of blood pressure or cholesterol can indicate a higher chance of type two diabetes, especially if you are overweight, and therefore it is smart to know the indications of type two diabetes. There are many different tests available to diagnose diabetes. Non-insulin dependent diabetes occurs when the pancreas cannot produce …

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Autoimmune diabetes (type I)

Type I diabetes affects nearly 700,000 people in the United States. It is the most common chronic metabolic disorder affecting children. Caucasian populations, especially Scandinavians, are at the highest risk, and people of Asian or African descent are at the lowest risk of developing this form of diabetes. Type I diabetes is usually diagnosed in …

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