6 reasons for smelly urine

We don’t normally talk about our trips to the bathroom, but we should. Our bowel movements reveal a lot about our health. One thing you should be talking about with your doctor is the smell of your urine. You may not have noticed it because you probably flush fairly quickly, but the next time you ...click here to read more

Diabetes and heart disease: Symptoms and prevention for heart disease in diabetic patients

Having type 2 diabetes for many years can predispose you to an increased risk of heart disease. This is especially true in those with the metabolic disease who manage the condition poorly. Unfortunately, this is an all too common scenario, as those with type 2 diabetes are often unaware of their deteriorating heart condition because ...click here to read more

Gluten-free diets may be linked to type 2 diabetes

The gluten-free craze has been sweeping the nation for the last couple of years with claims that it benefits health. Millions of Americans have adopted a gluten-free or low-gluten diet, making it a multi-billion-dollar industry. But researchers warn that this lack of gluten may have an adverse effect on our health and even increase the ...click here to read more

Good and bad news for diabetes incidence

Diabetes plagues millions of Americans, and according to recent studies, this number will only keep rising. Despite this increasing trend, advancing science has allowed doctors and medical professionals to better treat diabetic patients and their heart-related complications. The first of two studies conducted on diabetes patients looked at the incidence of type 1 and type ...click here to read more

Diabetes, heart disease, back pain, hypertension, and falls – top most costly health expenses

According to the latest findings by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), American healthcare spending was primarily on diabetes, heart disease, and back pain problems. Only 20 conditions made up nearly half of the healthcare spending in the U.S. Although diabetes and heart disease commonly affect those over the age of 65, neck ...click here to read more

Drug may reduce cardiovascular risk in type 2 diabetics

The drug fenofibrate has shown promise to reduce the risk of heart disease among some type 2 diabetes patients. More specifically, fenofibrate was shown to be effective in those diabetics who had high triglyceride levels and low HDL (good) cholesterol levels despite taking statins. Fenofibrate is commonly used to reduce triglyceride count, but the researchers ...click here to read more

Diabetes and blood pressure medications may help treat cancer

Researchers found that combining a common drug for diabetes and a high blood pressure medication could possibly treat cancer. The researchers reported that this drug combination helped target specific cancer cells. One of the drugs is metformin, which is commonly prescribed for type 2 diabetes and has been well known to have some anti-cancer properties. ...click here to read more

Depression in age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy patients can be reduced with self-care tools

Depression in patients with age-related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy can be reduced with self-care tools. The researchers conducted a randomized controlled clinical trial involving 80 participants with late-stage age-related macular degeneration or diabetic retinopathy. Participants also had mild depressive symptoms and vision acuity better than 20/200 (the legally blind threshold). The participants either received ...click here to read more

Memory dysfunction in type 2 diabetes patients can be improved with moderate exercise: Study

Memory dysfunction in type 2 diabetes patients can be improved with moderate exercise, according to research. The scientists set to investigate whether hippocampal glucose metabolism and memory function is altered in a rat model of type 2 diabetes. Based on the notion that exercise improves memory function, the researchers wanted to determine if it would ...click here to read more

Resting heart rate and diabetes: Faster heart rate increases risk of diabetes

A faster heart rate increases the risk of diabetes, according to research findings. The study was conducted over a four-year period involving 73,357 Chinese adults. Based on the researchers’ observations, faster heart rates were associated with poorer blood sugar outcomes. Senior author Xiang Gao explained, “In this study, we measured resting heart rate among about ...click here to read more

Parkinson’s disease progression slowed down by experimental diabetes drug

Parkinson’s disease progression can be slowed down by experimental diabetes drug. The researchers studied a drug that binds to the peroxisome proliferation-activated receptor gamma (PPARγ) agonist medications, such as GZT drugs, which has been shown to offer protection for nerve cells in animal models of Parkinson’s disease. PPARy regulates how the body uses fats and ...click here to read more