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What is a random glucose test?

A random glucose test is one way a doctor can measure how much glucose or sugar a person has circulating in their blood. Doctors use the result of random glucose testing to determine if a person may have diabetes.This article will look at…

What carbs should you avoid?

Carbohydrates have long been the subject of debate among researchers, particularly with regard to what they are and whether they are healthful.Carbohydrates, fat, and protein make up the three macronutrient groups that are essential…

Just 6 hours of sleep loss increases diabetes risk

The importance of sleep is well-known. A recent study enforces this by demonstrating that sleep deprivation might increase diabetes risk — after losing just 1 night of sleep. A new study investigates the link between sleep and diabetes.…

Eating whole grains can prevent type 2 diabetes

A large study indicates that people who eat whole grains of any kind every day are much less likely to develop type 2 diabetes. The researchers urge people not to mistakenly avoid whole grains if they intend to follow low-carb diets. New…

What can I eat on a no-carb diet?

Cutting carbs may help many people shed pounds. Carbs, or carbohydrates, especially refined or processed ones, tend to convert into sugars in the body very quickly. Limiting intake of carbs may be difficult, but finding alternatives can…

Exotic fruit may help fight obesity

An unusual fruit, native to the Amazon, may be useful in the fight against obesity and metabolic disorders by positively influencing gut bacteria. The camu camu packs a nutritional punch. Obesity increases the risk of metabolic diseases…

How do you kill food cravings?

Food cravings are intense, sometimes irresistible urges to eat. A person usually desires a specific food or taste. Foods high in sugars or other carbohydrates commonly cause cravings, and these can be especially difficult to control.Sweet…

What are symptoms of type 2 diabetes in children?

Type 2 diabetes is a chronic condition that can develop at any age. It often has a slow, gradual onset, which can make it difficult to detect and diagnose in children.In this article, we look at what type 2 diabetes is and describe its…

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