Diabetes

Diabetes is a disorder of metabolism—the way the body uses digested food for growth and energy. Most of the food people eat is broken down into glucose, the form of sugar in the blood. Glucose is the main source of fuel for the body.
What is Diabetes?

Diabetes is a condition where the body fails to utilize the ingested glucose properly. This could be due to lack of the hormone insulin or because the insulin that is available is not working effectively.

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Compound in pickled capers can directly regulate proteins required for bodily processes

Compound in pickled capers can directly regulate proteins required for bodily processes

People with accelerated biological age at increased risk of COVID-19 symptom severity and mortality

People with accelerated biological age at increased risk of COVID-19 symptom severity and mortality

Patients with high blood sugar at higher risk of COVID-19 complications

Patients with high blood sugar at higher risk of COVID-19 complications

New PET/MRI approach can precisely identify location of chronic pain generators

New PET/MRI approach can precisely identify location of chronic pain generators

Research shows cardiovascular benefits of meditating

Research shows cardiovascular benefits of meditating

Baylor Scott & White Research Institute receives NIH award for esophageal cancer study

Baylor Scott & White Research Institute receives NIH award for esophageal cancer study

Novel drug could enable the immune system to attack ovarian cancer

Novel drug could enable the immune system to attack ovarian cancer

Apathy not depression offers an important early warning sign of dementia

Apathy not depression offers an important early warning sign of dementia

Stress hormone is a crucial component of diabetes management, shows study

Stress hormone is a crucial component of diabetes management, shows study

Study calls for adequate testing and treatment for African Americans with COVID-19

Study calls for adequate testing and treatment for African Americans with COVID-19

Study shows how gut microbiota may contribute to type 2 diabetes

Study shows how gut microbiota may contribute to type 2 diabetes

Study shows smoking is associated with a higher likelihood of COVID-19 progression

Study shows smoking is associated with a higher likelihood of COVID-19 progression

Parent-based intervention helps reboot healthy eating habits in child cancer survivors

Parent-based intervention helps reboot healthy eating habits in child cancer survivors

Researchers develop COVID-19 mortality risk calculator

Researchers develop COVID-19 mortality risk calculator

Dysfunctional T cells present at high levels in severe COVID-19

Dysfunctional T cells present at high levels in severe COVID-19

First extensive review of COVID-19's effects on all affected organs outside the lungs

First extensive review of COVID-19's effects on all affected organs outside the lungs

Research identifies specific brain cells that trigger sugar consumption and cravings

Research identifies specific brain cells that trigger sugar consumption and cravings

Study documents intrauterine transmission of SARS-CoV-2 infection during pregnancy

Study documents intrauterine transmission of SARS-CoV-2 infection during pregnancy

COVID-19-associated stroke patients have higher risk for severe disability and death

COVID-19-associated stroke patients have higher risk for severe disability and death

Fat cell hormone enhances therapeutic potential of MSC therapy

Fat cell hormone enhances therapeutic potential of MSC therapy