The proportion of U.S. adolescents with diabetes or borderline diabetes has jumped dramatically since the late 1990s, raising the possibility that this generation of young people may face high rates of heart disease and other complications as adults.
Q: I've heard so much about the dangers of drinking soda. Is it really all that bad for you? Or is it just empty calories?
A new study shows the majority of adult dogs and cats in the U.S. are overweight or obese. CNN's Josh Levs reports.
"I'm just gonna put a little more butter in there, y'all," she said as she plopped a large chunk into the skillet. "Oh my," she added, "I've gone and put a whole stick in by now."
Television personality Paula Deen has disclosed she has type 2 diabetes. Hear HLN's Dr. Drew's unique take.
A new study finds that sweet drinks expand women's waistlines, causing heart disease and diabetes.
Women whose jobs require them to rotate through day and night shifts may be increasing their diabetes risk, especially if they maintain that schedule over a long period of time, a new study of nurses suggests.
I was controlling my blood sugar with regular insulin injections, so why did my doctor add metformin during my last visit?
Being a type 2 diabetic, I have too many different ideas coming at me. Do you have any advice on what diet to follow?
What is the difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes?
My husband is a Type 2 diabetic who takes insulin three times a day. He often reuses the same syringe day after day or multiple times in one day. I am very concerned about this habit. It is unhealthy or dangerous?
People with diabetes are at increased risk of having a heart attack or stroke at an early age, but that's not the only worry. Diabetes appears to dramatically increase a person's risk of developing Alzheimer's disease or other types of dementia later in life, according to a new study conducted in Japan.
As a school nurse in Rochester, Michigan, Ronda Harrison has more than 15,000 students in 23 buildings under her care. She works out of the district's administrative offices and spends her days giving PowerPoint presentations to educators and communicating with parents over the phone.
From the Food and Wine Classic, chef Daniel Boulud and Top Chef's Gail Simmons weigh in on the obesity epidemic.
A 4-year-old lumbered into a Boston pediatric clinic. He walked with a limp.
Chef Domenica Catelli explains how you may be serving your family foods that pack on the pounds without knowing it.
Drugs that treat psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis, or RA, by suppressing the immune system may also reduce the risk of developing diabetes, at least in people who already have one of these conditions, according to a new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
I just heard I am glucose intolerant (or pre-diabetic) and diabetes runs in my family. However, whenever I try to find information about pre-diabetes, I only get diabetes type 2 information. Are there any helpful websites with good information?
Can diabetes be a (possible) cause of fatigue, leg and lower back aches? I have had bursts of energy for 10 to 15 minutes, but then need to sit for about 10 minutes, and I'm ready to go full steam again. PLEASE, Thank You, Mike
Teenage boys who are even slightly overweight face an increased risk of heart disease later in life, even if they slim down as adults, according to a new study in the New England Journal of Medicine.
When Jonathan Legg of Bethesda, Maryland, got a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes at 39, he was shocked.
John Lisk reports on how some diabetics can turn their illness around.
In December, President Obama signed the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act into law.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture released a new proposed rule Thursday designed to strengthen school breakfast and lunch nutrition standards -- part of the Obama administration's attempt to crack down on an epidemic of childhood obesity.
Are vitamin D, calcium and magnesium effective in preventing type 2 diabetes? If so, how much should one take?
My husband has adult-onset diabetes. He is 43, but was diagnosed about five years ago. His mother is diabetic as well. Both are very small-framed people who are not overweight nor very muscular. There is no doubt the disease is genetic for them.
Walkers who squeeze a bit of light weight training into their workout get more bang for their buck in terms of being fit and trim without increasing their total workout time, according to a new study of sedentary people with type 2 diabetes.
Half of all Americans may be diabetic or prediabetic by 2020, a report from an insurance company warned Tuesday. That's an even bleaker projection than the Centers for Disease Control's recent estimate that one in three Americans would have diabetes by 2050.
Diabetes and depression often occur together, but it's always been a chicken-or-egg scenario. Does diabetes make people depressed or are depressed people more likely to develop diabetes? Now a large new study suggests it's both.
If current obesity trends don't change, one in three American adults will have diabetes by 2050, according to a report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Friday.
CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains the controversy behind the diabetes drug Avandia.
Edward Darden started taking the diabetes drug Avandia in 2006 to help control his blood sugar and was doing just fine, he said. But he became concerned when he saw warnings linking the drug to a 43 percent increased risk of heart attack, following the 2007 release of a study in the New England Journal of Medicine.
People at risk for type 2 diabetes are also more likely to have brain abnormalities associated with Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study from Japan. The study is the latest evidence of a diabetes-dementia link.
Most of us already know that eating less and moving more are the keys to dropping extra pounds. But if you're already doing everything "right" and can't seem to lose weight -- or are even gaining it -- you may have a hidden health condition that's sabotaging your efforts. And the symptoms may be so subtle that even your doctor can miss them. Here, some possible weight-loss blockers -- and how to get the help you need.
I am a type 2 diabetic with an average hemoglobin A1C of 6.1. Would it be safe to use an over-the-counter liquid corn remover on my foot?
Flawed, limited and inaccurate. The complaints against the body mass index are many.
Do quick-cooking brown rice and regular brown rice have the same health benefits? Or is the quick-cooking brown rice no better than white?
The next time you order Chinese food or need a side dish to serve with dinner, you're better off choosing brown rice instead of white. Eating more brown rice and cutting back on white rice may reduce your risk of diabetes, a new study reports.
In Kuwait, at family gatherings and social events, food is always at the top of the menu.
I have repeatedly heard about the hCG diet, with many claims about tremendous weight loss on a very restrictive diet and the hCG oral drops. I have been skeptical of the results, even though there are many avid fans. Is this a good diet for people needing to lose 20-30 pounds?
Is it harmful to take extra Novolog [a form of injectable insulin] before eating a meal? There are times when I am not at a place where I can read the carb information on menus; therefore, I estimate the number of insulin units I take right before eating.
Can early diabetes be controlled or completely stopped?
People who quit smoking are at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes after they kick the habit, most likely due to post-quitting weight gain, a new study has found.
New research suggests that quitting smoking increases the risk of diabetes. CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports.
Having diabetes doesn't mean having to eat a spartan diet of bland, tasteless foods. But it does mean you have to pay close attention to portion control. Learn why some of the common myths about diabetic diets are not exactly true and what steps you can take to control diabetes.
I am a type 2 diabetic. My glucose levels are tightly controlled with diet and exercise (no medication). Otherwise I am in good condition. I would like to run a marathon, but I have questions about appropriate nutritional options. The typical high-carb diet of many runners probably isn't a good option for me. I haven't been able to find any useful info on the Internet. Can you provide any advice or links to helpful sites?
The number of Americans with diabetes will nearly double in the next 25 years, and the costs of treating them will triple, according to a new report.
A new study predicts American type 2 diabetes cases will jump from nearly 24 million to more than 44 million by 2034.
Nearly 24 million Americans have diabetes; another 57 million have prediabetes, a precursor to the disease. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that if the diabetes epidemic continues, one in three Americans will develop it in his or her lifetime.
People with type 2 diabetes who are taking the blood-sugar-lowering drug Byetta may be at increased risk for kidney problems, including kidney failure, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration reported this week.
"60 Minutes" had a story several months ago about a type of weight-loss surgery that seemed to also cure type 2 diabetes in many people. Has more research been done on this? Do you need the full bypass of about one-third of the small intestine or just the duodenum and jejunum? My weight problem came about with/after diabetes, not before.
Studies already suggest that the Mediterranean diet -- rich in fish, fruits, nuts, and olive oil -- can prevent second heart attacks, delay Alzheimer's disease, and maybe even lower your cancer risk.
I have a natural extensive amount of muscle mass on all parts of my body plus a broad build, but my height is just 5 feet 4. When I do a BMI calculation having to enter my weight and height, my suggested weight should be around 135 to get a decent reading. I weigh in around 165, and I do need to lose a bit, but not a lot in the belly area. I am 44 years old and was just wondering if the BMI can be adjusted for people with a muscular build with broad shoulders?
Weight-loss surgery isn't risk-free, but a new study suggests that in the hands of a skilled surgeon, it may be safer than previously thought. However, some people -- including those with sleep apnea or a history of blood clots -- are more likely to have problems with surgery than others, according to a study published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Health care costs keep growing fatter in part because Americans are, too.
Weight-loss surgery can sometimes reverse type 2 diabetes and ease other obesity-related conditions. Now, new research suggests that obese women who undergo bariatric surgery experience a 42 percent drop in their cancer risk.
I walk every day, eat a healthful diet, and have no diabetes in my immediate family. I'm not model skinny (truth be told, I've been known to pack on a few extra pounds), but I'm certainly not a couch potato or junk food addict. So, imagine my surprise when a routine blood test showed that my blood sugar was elevated and I was officially prediabetic.
Is it true that obese people who have had gastric bypass surgery have experienced a reversal of diabetes condition?
Does exercise help prediabetes or control blood sugar? How much exercise (time) and what kind of exercise should be done for this purpose.
Like many New Yorkers, I remember a time when nearly everyone smoked. In 1950, Collier's reported that more than three-quarters of adult men smoked. This epidemic had a devastating and long-lasting impact on public health.
The rate of new diabetes cases nearly doubled in the United States in the last 10 years, with the highest levels in the South
Diabetics who tightly control their blood sugar -- even if only for the first decade after they are diagnosed -- have lower risks of heart attack, death and other complications 10 or more years later
A new analysis of government data is the first to link low-level arsenic exposure, possibly from drinking water, with Type 2 diabetes
A new study linked higher levels of arsenic in urine with increased prevalence of type 2 diabetes. CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports.
Harvard professor and nutrition guru, Walter Willett, weighs the balance between high-fat and high-carb diets
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