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Runner With Type 1 Takes On Seven Marathons In Seven Days

The first time Gavin Griffiths ran a marathon to raise money for his local diabetes clinic, the local newspaper reporter told him, “you’re plucky, but you don’t stand a chance.”

Spurred by the words of anti-inspiration, Griffiths – nicknamed the …

Drug And Food Interactions: More Common Than You Think

The headline sounded too good to be true. Scientists were reporting that the old-fashioned licorice stick contains a natural substance called amorfrutins that not only lowers blood sugar but also reduces inflammation.

Great news, right? Not if you’re taking the …

Diabetes Health in the News Podcast: Sleep Efficiency Tied to Insulin Resistance

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Researchers from Maastricht University in the Netherlands recently examined sleep patterns in overweight and obese teens. These adolescents were found to have higher homeostasis model assessment of insulin …

Ask Nadia: Is Coconut Oil Good For Maintaining Blood Sugar

Nadia,

I’ve heard that coconut oil is good for maintaining blood sugar. Is this true, or did I misunderstand?

Debbie

San Diego Ca

Dear Debbie,

In the past, the benefits of coconut oil were considered controversial because some felt there …

Duodenum Resurfacing Procedure Improves Type 2 Diabetes Markers

A procedure designed to change how the body absorbs and processes glucose could help improve A1C numbers for those with type 2 diabetes, according to recent research.

Presenting at the 19th World Congress of International Federation for the Surgery of …