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Excess weight appears to amplify the threat, study says. Previous research has linked type 2 diabetes and memory loss. Now, new research may be closing in on some of the reasons why. The study found that people with type 2 diabetes — particularly those who are overweight or obese — have thinner gray matter in […]

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Children who are obese have a fourfold increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes compared with their normal-weight counterparts, UK investigators have found in an electronic health record study. Examining data on more than 350,000 children, the researchers determined that although the number of type 2 diabetes cases remains relatively low in comparison with type […]

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 When Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) introduced Alexa, the voice-activated digital assistant, in late 2014, it probably didn’t anticipate the reception she would get. Alexa has her foundations in artificial intelligence and powers the Echo, Dot, and Tap smart speakers that have become some of the top-selling items on the e-commerce giant’s website. The company hasn’t […]

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A possible cure for diabetes is on the horizon for the millions of people who suffer from the disease. The important research is being conducted in San Antonio. The technique is designed to make the body produce insulin on its own again. Diabetic patients have to use finger pricks to check blood sugar and insulin shots […]

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Small clinical trials are showing early success. Image Point Fr/Shutterstock A diagnosis of type 1 diabetes means a lifetime of constant diligence. Unlike type 2 diabetes, type 1 is the kind patients are born with. They have to check blood sugar several times a day and take insulin as needed; the process is difficult, expensive, and potentially dangerous. That helps explain the excitement about […]

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But doctors making headway with heart complications among these patients Two new studies on diabetes deliver good and bad news, but the overall message is that the blood sugar disease remains a formidable public health burden. The first study looked at the incidence of type 1 and type 2 diabetes in U.S. children, and uncovered […]

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A new report claims Apple has a secret team of biomedical engineers working on helping diabetes patients with non-invasive, continuous glucose monitoring. Credit: Unsplash Apple is secretly working on a breakthrough for diabetes patients—something Steve Jobs originally set out to do. According to CNBC, Apple has hired a small team of biomedical engineers to develop […]

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Most of us know that eating fresh fruit and vegetables is good for our health. However, people diagnosed with diabetes may avoid fruit due to its high sugar content. New research investigates the health benefits of fresh fruit consumption among people with diabetes. A new study suggests that daily consumption of fresh fruit may significantly […]

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Dr. Tonatiuh Barrientos Gutierrez, an epidemiologist in Mexico City, jogs near his home in the southern part of the capital. He says it’s hard to run on the city’s streets. Meghan Dhaliwal/for NPR Let’s say you’d like to go for a run in Mexico City. Dr. Tonatiuh Barrientos, an epidemiologist with Mexico’s National Institute of […]

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Increased thirst and frequent urination are common symptoms of diabetes. (GETTY IMAGES) You could have diabetes and not know it. The symptoms of diabetes can be very mild. Although symptoms are similar for both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes symptoms are especially hard to pinpoint. “In many patients with Type 2 […]

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