Artificial sweeteners could increase risk of diabetes in just two weeks

Using artificial sweeteners instead of sugar could increase the risk of diabetes in just two weeks, new research suggests. The study shows that the supplements can change the body’s response to glucose, heightening the risk of the condition which is suffered by almost 4 million Britons. Previous studies have linked high intake of sweeteners to a greater...

The Basics of a Healthy Diabetes Diet

If you have diabetes, the right foods can be an ally in your fight to keep your blood sugar levels in check. Talk to your doctor, a registered dietitian, or a diabetes educator about how to keep track of how many carbs you eat. That can affect your blood sugar. They may recommend that you...

How to Help Your Diabetes Medications Work Better

Want to get an extra boost from your meds? Healthy changes in your life may help the drugs you take to do a better job of bringing your type 2 diabetes under control, says Richard Siegel, MD, co-director of the Diabetes Center at Tufts Medical Center in Boston. You might even be able to...

Treatment Options for Diabetes

You now have more ways to control your diabetes and boost your overall health than ever before. You and your doctor will create a plan to keep your blood sugar (glucose) in check, get to a healthy weight, and reach other goals. You may need different types of medicine to keep your sugar levels normal...

What Medicines Can Make Your Blood Sugar Spike?

If you have diabetes or high blood sugar, you probably know some of the things that cause your glucose (another name for blood sugar) to go up. Like a meal with too many carbohydrates, or not enough exercise. But other medicines you might take to keep yourself healthy can cause a spike, too. Know Your Meds Medicines you get with a...