People who have Type-1 diabetes would love to be free of insulin injections and pumps. Researchers in San Francisco are now testing in animals an implantable pouch of living, insulin-releasing cells.
Nearly 40 million Americans live miles away from fresh, healthy food, and participants in the "Grocery Walk" wanted to show how difficult it can be to get basic items in these often low-income areas.
The CDC says 7 million people have Type 2 diabetes and don't know it. But a new analysis says that number's much lower. Screening efforts should focus on people at highest risk, the researchers say.
While the technology is moving rapidly, insurance, regulatory, and supply challenges make it harder for patients to quickly access the latest medical advances to manage their condition.
Smoking, drug abuse and diabetes are all modifiable risk factors for stroke. Yet a large study of patients hospitalized for stroke suggests the number of people with these risk factors is rising.
People with kidney failure typically need dialysis every other day to stay healthy. Delays in treatment can quickly become life-threatening.
Stories about the harms of sugar have consumers wondering whether they should put the apple back on the shelf.
It's easy to think that artificial sweeteners are a health win. But a review of research finds that there's no evidence they help people lose weight, and they may be associated with other problems.
Some businesses are keeping costs down for workers by removing deductibles for supplies needed to manage diabetes and other chronic conditions.
A quick prescription and annual lecture from a doctor often aren't enough to help people control hypertension. So some clinics now mobilize teams of health pros to motivate and support patients.