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Latest by Rodrigo Barros, M.D., Ph.D.

Peaches in oatmeal.
Nutrition

The Most Bizarre Diabetes Cures and Remedies

People have been promoting all sorts of "cures" for diabetes since ancient times. Take a look at some of the most bizarre diabetes remedies of all time.

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Nutrition

Can You Trust Science-based Nutrition Advice?

Major journal retractions have called into question some popular nutrition research. Can you tell the difference between good and bad food science?

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Prevention

How to Keep Up With the Grandkids Despite Osteoporosis

There's nothing like the feeling of spending time with your grandchildren. But when you have osteoporosis, how do you ensure quality time isn't hard on your bones?

Woman measuring her waist to calculate her relative fat mass.
Diagnosis

Is Relative Fat Mass Better Than BMI?

Is RFM a better indicator of body fat than the classic BMI assessment? Researchers think it may be more reliable, and much simpler to use.

Diabetic woman checking her blood sugar levels.
Diagnosis

Is 81 mg/dL A Normal Blood Sugar Level?

I woke up this morning with a massive headache. After 3 cups of coffee, I still had the headache. I just checked my blood sugar, and it was 81. Is this normal?

Insulin vials and a syringe.
Medication

Bad Insulin: When to Toss the Vial

Learn how to store your insulin to keep its potency, and how you can tell when it has gone bad and needs to be thrown out.

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Complications

Tips For Foot Health With Diabetes

Even minor foot problems, such as cuts or sores, can lead to serious complications when you have diabetes. Follow these tips to keep your feet healthy.

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Lifestyle

What Causes Postmenopausal Weight Gain?

Genetics and exercise both affect weight gain after menopause. Find out what you can do to prevent obesity as your metabolism slows down with age.

A graph of a patient's blood sugar levels with a vial of blood.
Living With

10 Signs You're Insulin Dose Is Wrong

If you take insulin for diabetes, your prescribed dose is just your doctor's educated guess. These 10 signs can tell you when your dose is due for a tune-up.

A diabetic woman checks her blood sugar before a meal.
Living With

10 Tips to Improve Your A1C Level

If you're trying to improve your A1C level, focus on these 10 specific areas, including nutrition and strategic blood sugar testing, to reach your goals.