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Gestational diabetes is a birth complication affecting millions of women worldwide. New research examines the link between air temperature and the risk of developing this condition. New research suggests that hotter outdoor air temperatures may significantly increase a mother’s risk of GD during her pregnancy. Gestational diabetes (GD) is a temporary form of diabetes that […]

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Diabetes is an epidemic in the United States, with about 29 million people who have it, another 8 million who are undiagnosed and 86 million who are considered pre-diabetic, according to the American Diabetes Association. Type 2 diabetes, the most common form, is a disease in which the body’s cells don’t use insulin properly. At […]

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The World Health Organisation estimates that the number of people with diabetes is 422m, globally. And between 1980 and 2014 the number of people with the condition almost doubled. Despite the high prevalence of the disease, it is often misunderstood. Here are some common misconceptions about diabetes. 1. Diabetes is purely a disorder of the […]

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Researchers at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio have found a way to cure diabetes in mice. This finding is particularly important because the cure does not spur any side effects. The medical team’s new technique boosts cells within the pancreas that emit insulin. The Importance of the Findings If the […]

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Oren Liebermann and his wife, Cassandra Kramer, at Annapurna Base Camp in Nepal. I made the most important decision of my life because of diabetes. While volunteering in Nepal, I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 31. It was Valentine’s Day 2014, and my wife and I were in the middle of a […]

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The health of children with diabetes in Wales is improving, a report has shown. Those with type 1 diabetes whose blood glucose is in the target range increased from 17.8% in 2014-15 to 27.2% in 2015-16. Diabetes affects the body’s ability to produce insulin, meaning there can be dangerously high levels of glucose (or sugar) […]

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A powerful connection between your diet and your risk of Alzheimer’s disease via similar pathways that cause type 2 diabetes has been increasingly recognized as a legitimate contributor to neurodegeneration. Over a decade ago, a published medical paper introduced a new disease called “type 3 diabetes.” Researchers learned that your brain also produces insulin, like your […]

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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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