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What's Good for Diabetes May Be Good for the Heart
For those with type 2 diabetes, keeping blood sugar levels under control can seem like walking a tightrope. But that delicate balancing act may benefit more than just blood sugar.
How Your Breakfast Might Affect Your Blood Sugar
There may be more to healthy eating than vitamins, minerals, and fat and sugar content. How much you eat and when could have an effect on your blood sugar, too.
Too Much of a Good Thing: Some Diabetes Patients Overtreated
Like Goldilocks and her porridge, people with diabetes need their blood sugar "just right." In some cases, though, diabetes treatment for older adults with other health problems can be overly strict, which may cause blood sugar problems.
Diabetes Rx May Be Safe for Kidney Patients
There’s new hope for people who have both diabetes and kidney disease.
Diabetes Rx Does Not Help Heart Attack Patients
For those with diabetes, metformin not only helps to control blood sugar, but it may also boost heart health. The cardiovascular benefit, however, may not extend to those without diabetes.
Diabetes Dual Therapy May Help Blood Sugar Control
Combination therapy using two different types of diabetes medication can effectively control blood sugar. New research confirms that adding vildagliptin to metformin can be a beneficial mix.
Popular Diabetes Rx May Not Cut Bladder Cancer Risk
Widely given to patients with type 2 diabetes, metformin has been linked to reducing the risk for many types of cancers. The medication, however, may not be effective against one certain cancer.
Metformin Led to Little Weight Loss in Children
As childhood obesity in the US has increased in the past decade, researchers have looked for options to treat it. One such option is a medication called metformin.
Diabetes-Free Hearts Not Helped by Metformin
The most widely prescribed medication for diabetes, metformin, also has heart health benefits for diabetes patients. For those without diabetes, however, its effects on the heart may be limited.
Slowing Prediabetes Defuses Heart Disease
For those with prediabetes, blood sugar levels are high but not high enough to be diabetes. If patients don’t take action, however, they risk getting not only diabetes but heart disease as well.