Diabetes Care

Chinese herbs stop diabetes as well as prescription drugs

Jan 20 2014 - 7:18am
Chinese herb Tianqui studied for halting type 2 diabetes.

Research shows the Chinese herb Tianqui can stop prediabetes from progressing to type 2 diabetes. Scientists compared the herb to placebo in a randomized controlled trial. After adjusting for age and gender, the study authors concluded Tanqui is as effective as two prescriptions drugs used for diabetes prevention, but that it had fewer side effects.

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Single gene isolated that could mean new type 2 diabetes treatment

Jan 6 2014 - 10:18am
A single gene could cause type 2 diabetes for some

A new discovery could mean new treatment hope for people with type 2 diabetes. UIC researchers have discovered one single gene can stop the pancreas from releasing insulin when the gene is not functional properly. The scientists are working on a drug for people with type 2 diabetes who have a defect in the MADD gene.

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Baby Boomers Who Beat Type 1 Diabetes and Its Complications

Nov 26 2013 - 9:03am
Baby boomers and type 1 diabetes complications

Baby boomer's diagnosed with type 1 diabetes decades ago are thriving today and living healthy lives. How did they do it?

Some baby boomers and older adults have lived with type 1 diabetes for 50 years or longer, and many of them have managed to avoid the complications associated with the disease. Who are these people and what do we know about them?

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2 Day Diabetes Diet and Other Christmas Books for Diabetics

Nov 24 2013 - 9:03am
Diabetic book gift

Here is a list of books for people with diabetes that would make great Christmas gifts, as well as year-round.

For the people with type 2 diabetes on your holiday gift list, consider a book that offers scientifically proven ways to better manage and even reverse the disease. Here are three ideas, and the 2 Day Diabetes Diet book is not one of them.

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D2d Study Calling People with Prediabetes

Nov 21 2013 - 9:19am
D2d prediabetes study

Vitamin D is being studied for its potential role in preventing diabetes type 2. Are you at risk for the disease from having low vitamin D?

A new clinical trial is recruiting people with prediabetes to determine the impact of vitamin D on prevention of type 2 diabetes. Here's what you should know.

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