Diabetes: Fast Heart Rate Warns of Obesity, Type 2 Diabetes

Findings published in the Dec. 11 online issue of the American Journal of Hypertension show that a 'too-fast' heartbeat in early adulthood could herald cardiovascular problems later in life. The study of 614 residents of a rural farming community in southwestern Japan found that a heart rate greater than 80 beats a minute during a […]

Type 2 Diabetes May Increase Your Risk for Tuberculosis

A study from the University of Texas School of Public Health Brownsville Regional Campus (UTSPH) indicates that Type 2 diabetes patients may be more likely to contract tuberculosis (TB). From the diabetes blog at About.com: Type 2 diabetes, especially Type 2 diabetes involving chronic high blood sugar, is associated with altered immune response to TB, and this […]

Diabetes: Halloween Treats Are Tricky for Diabetic Kids

Kids love Halloween, but for children with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, trick or treating pose a challenge. Tempting candy is hard to resist when all the other kids get to partake, so what can parents do to encourage healthy eating and good blood glucose management during the holiday? Place the emphasis on having […]