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Why Is Low Blood Sugar So Dangerous for People with Diabetes?

If you have diabetes, it's normal to have mild low blood sugar—hypoglycemia—sometimes. But severe hypoglycemia is dangerous. Here's how to prevent it.


Is It Safe to Eat Fruit When You Have Diabetes?

I know fruit is healthy, but I have diabetes and have to watch how much sugar I eat. Fruit has a lot of sugar, doesn’t it? Does that mean I shouldn’t eat it?


“Type 1.5” Diabetes

What is type 1.5 diabetes? How does it differ from other types of diabetes? Some researchers believe that type 1.5…


Culinary Medicine: Bitter Melon for High Blood Sugar

Bitter melon looks like a warty cucumber. It's used in Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine to control blood sugar in people with diabetes. Should you try it?


Should I Take Gymnema Instead of Metformin for Diabetes?

Should you take gymnema for type 2 diabetes? This naturopath thinks there's a better alternative—berberine.


Is an A1c Level Below 7 Always Best for Managing Diabetes?

If you have type 2 diabetes, you may think that getting your blood sugar levels as low as possible is ideal. But it can backfire.


Can Diabetes Be Reversed?

Can type 2 diabetes be reversed? Yes, it can! Recent diet studies, as well as results from bariatric surgery, show what is possible.


Can This Fast Actually Reverse Diabetes?

It's the latest buzzword in anti-aging circles—the "fasting-mimicking" diet—a special low-calorie, high-fat diet designed to deliver many of the health…


Got Diabetes? Don’t Let Exercise Mess with Your Blood Sugar

If you’ve been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, you know that exercise is key for long-term blood sugar control. But…


Wireless Blood Sugar Monitor (Almost) Replaces Finger-Sticks

If you have diabetes, checking your blood sugar can be a pain—literally. But now the FDA has approved a new…


Lessons from Diabetes Boot Camp

The name makes you think of raw recruits sweating it out on an Army base. “Diabetes Boot Camp” takes the…


Outsmart This Diabetes Treatment Trap

Weight gain is common—here’s how to avoid it… “You’ve got diabetes...” Nearly 2 million Americans hear these sobering words for…


Don’t Be One of the Millions of Americans Overtreated for Diabetes

Bringing blood sugar down with diabetes drugs might be too simple an approach and, worse, ineffective and even harmful for…


The Shocking Diabetes Trigger That Can Strike Anyone

It's the opposite of what most people worry about… Everyone knows about high blood sugar and the devastating effects it…


If You Have Diabetes…How to Fast Safely for a Medical Test

Recently, an employee at Bottom Line Publications was scheduled for a colonoscopy, the screening test for colon cancer. The medical…


Weight Gain from Medications

Bottom Line/HEALTH: Why am I gaining weight from my diabetes medication? Osama Hamdy, MD, PhD You know diabetes medications, many…


How to Beat the 3 Big Mistakes That Worsen Diabetes

Despite what you may have heard, type 2 diabetes doesn't have to be a lifelong condition. It can be controlled…


A Promising Treatment for Type 1 Diabetes

For people with type 1 diabetes, each day means carefully monitoring blood sugar, planning every bite of food and bit…


A Health Coach: Your Key to Long-Lasting Wellness

Working with a health coach can provide the motivation, individualized attention and accountability you need to turn your good intentions…


Control Diabetes with Qigong

New Qigong Program Helps Lower Blood Sugar and Insulin Resistance Wouldn’t it be great if you could just wave your…