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Treatment

How to Start Losing Weight With Diabetes

If you have type 2 diabetes, losing even small amounts of weight can relieve symptoms. These tips can help you get started.

Prebiotic-containing foods inside a medicine capsule.
Nutrition

Can Probiotics and Prebiotics Help Diabetes?

You probably already know how eating carbohydrates affects type 2 diabetes, but how much do you know about prebiotics, probiotics, and your gut bacteria health?

Edamame with salt.
Prevention

8 Foods That Can Harm Bone Health

Which foods should you exclude from your diet when you want to boost your bone health and reduce your osteoporosis risk?

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.

Scientist doing nutritional research.
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?

Grandmother and granddaughter playing in the park.
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.

Feet dangling off a boat.
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.