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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WHO's recommendation provides two new options for treating COVID-19

WHO's recommendation provides two new options for treating COVID-19

Research shows fewer deaths related to COVID-19 in Cape Town during fourth wave

Research shows fewer deaths related to COVID-19 in Cape Town during fourth wave

As omicron surges, effort to vaccinate young children stalls

As omicron surges, effort to vaccinate young children stalls

Higher olive oil intake may reduce the risk of premature death

Higher olive oil intake may reduce the risk of premature death

Harmful effects of SARS-CoV-2 infection in pregnant women and their newborns

Harmful effects of SARS-CoV-2 infection in pregnant women and their newborns

Macrophages in the arteries can "sniff" out their surroundings and cause inflammation

Macrophages in the arteries can "sniff" out their surroundings and cause inflammation

Prevalence of persistent  Long COVID symptoms after SARS-CoV-2 infection

Prevalence of persistent Long COVID symptoms after SARS-CoV-2 infection

Role of leptin in immune modulation and pathophysiology of COVID-19

Role of leptin in immune modulation and pathophysiology of COVID-19

Living alone, serial break-ups may raise the levels of inflammatory markers in men

Living alone, serial break-ups may raise the levels of inflammatory markers in men

Metabolic syndrome linked to worse hospitalization and mortality in COVID-19 patients

Metabolic syndrome linked to worse hospitalization and mortality in COVID-19 patients

Study reveals the beneficial role of fat in type 2 diabetes

Study reveals the beneficial role of fat in type 2 diabetes

Breastfeeding linked to reduced cardiovascular disease risk in mothers

Breastfeeding linked to reduced cardiovascular disease risk in mothers

Long-term exposure to air pollutants may increase the incidence of COVID-19

Long-term exposure to air pollutants may increase the incidence of COVID-19

Newly developed risk scores can help identify childhood obesity risk

Newly developed risk scores can help identify childhood obesity risk

Researchers identify gene expression signatures linked to suicide risk

Researchers identify gene expression signatures linked to suicide risk

Fewer than 1 in 5 U.S. adults with Type 2 diabetes meet targets to reduce heart disease risk

Fewer than 1 in 5 U.S. adults with Type 2 diabetes meet targets to reduce heart disease risk

Researchers identify factors at midlife linked with 10-year declines in women's physical health

Researchers identify factors at midlife linked with 10-year declines in women's physical health

New Better Health campaign launched to encourage families to eat better

New Better Health campaign launched to encourage families to eat better

Supreme Court weighs Biden’s workplace vaccine requirements

Supreme Court weighs Biden’s workplace vaccine requirements

NEJM article distills available data into a compendium about rapid diagnostic tests for COVID-19

NEJM article distills available data into a compendium about rapid diagnostic tests for COVID-19