Type 1 Diabetes

Type 1 diabetes, commonly referred to as juvenile diabetes, is typically diagnosed in children or young adults, though diagnosis can occur in any stage of life. Of the nearly 26 million people in the United States with diabetes, only 5% have type 1 diabetes. ... read more »

Mediterranean Diet May Improve Fertility

According to a new observational research study, the Mediterranean diet may include all the foods and nutrients the female body needs for optimal fertility. The connection between the Mediterranean diet and fertility is based on insulin. ... read more »

Possible Culprit of Low Breast Milk Supply is Identified

New research is shedding light on why some breastfeeding women have alow milk supply. Insulin, the hormone that transports sugar from thebloodstream to the body's cells, may play an important role. ... read more »

Is Chocolate Healthy?

New study shows chocolate has heart healthy effects in diabetic women. ... read more »

Infant Formulas and Insulin Resistance

Researchers from Slovak Medical University recently published a study in PLoS One regarding the possible connection between formula feeding and reduced insulin sensitivity. ... read more »

Does the Dawn Phenomenon Affect Pregnant Women?

Researchers from Western Reserve University recently concluded that a rise in GH is noted in pregnant women, but that rise does not cause an increase in blood glucose. ... read more »

Can Glycemic Index Help with Gestational Diabetes?

You may have heard that eating foods lower on the Glycemic Index (GI) is healthy, but what does glycemic index really mean? What foods are low and high on the glycemic index? ... read more »

Five Healthy Dessert Ideas to Beat Sugar Cravings

Consuming too much refined sugar during pregnancy can lead to weight gain and diabetes, which exposes the developing baby to large amounts of sugar in the womb. ... read more »

Insulin During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

All about insulin and pregnancy/breastfeeding. Is it safe during pregnancy and/or breastfeeding? ... read more »

Familial Hyperinsulinism

Familial Hyperinsulinism affects insulin levels, which in turn affects blood glucose levels. Patients with the condition release too much insulin. Too much insulin causes blood glucose levels to drop, leading to hypoglycemia. ... read more »

Human Somatic Cells and Oocytes Age Differently - Study

Human somatic cells and reproductive cells use distinctive organic mechanisms that exhibit a thin line of similarities between the kinds of genes needed to keep oocytes strong and fertile and the genes that extend life expectancy. ... read more »

Mother’s Sugar Intake Triggers Fetal Brain Insulin Response

A group of German researchers have recently documented the connection between a mother's sugar intake and the brain activity of the baby she carries. ... read more »

Gestational Diabetes Invites Future Heart Disease

It seems gestational diabetes causes the carotid artery wall to thicken, a condition that may trigger heart disease. ... read more »

Diabetes Could be Rooted in Food Toxins Consumed by Infants

Toxins are present in many of the foods we consume every day. One food toxin of particular interest is Advanced Glycation End (AGE). This food toxin is present in breast milk and commercial infant formulas. ... read more »

Skipped Meals Cause Big Bellies

Modern food science is increasingly finding that when we eat is as important as what and how much we eat and the findings often defy what seems to be common sense. One such example is skipping meals. ... read more »

Gluten-Free Pregnancy May Minimize Type 1 Diabetes Risk in Babies

A mother's gluten-free diet during pregnancy and lactation might minimize her baby's risk of developing this childhood disease. ... read more »

Diabetes and Birth Weight Affects Coronary Artery Disease

Scientists have long been debating the link between birth weight and coronary artery disease. Some studies have linked the two events clearly while others negate the original link altogether. ... read more »

How Safe are Insulin Treatments for Preterm Infants?

Insulin is used to help treat various different types of diabetes, and you may even know someone who takes insulin regularly. However, insulin can also be used as therapy to improve glycemic control to reduce morbidity and mortality in intensive care adults. ... read more »

What Are The Side Effects Of Metformin?

What are the side effects of Metformin? Usually the side effects of Metformin depend on how much of the medicine you take, and they tend to lessen over time. ... read more »

Metformin Dosage: How Much Should I Take?

How much Metformin is necessary to treat polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) during pregnancy? How much should I take to treat diabetes? What should my dosage be? ... read more »

The Risk of Alzheimer’s May Be Reduced through Breastfeeding

Alzheimer’s and dementia runs pretty strongly in my father’s family and he’s afraid that one day he’ll develop Alzheimer’s as well. Unfortunately, there is no cure for Alzheimer’s, but for women there is a possibility of reducing the risk through breastfeeding. ... read more »