Can Fitbit Help with Diabetes?

The use of smartwatches has become increasingly common throughout the world with over $25 billion USD spent by consumers in 2021 alone.1 One type of wearable devices is the Fitbit. Although Fitbits are available in different models, all are equipped with an accelerometer to count steps taken, a heart rate monitor, and activity trackers.2 These […]


Study describes link between COVID-19 and diabetes

New research continues to emerge surrounding COVID-19, specifically around how, mechanistically, the SARS-CoV-2 virus affects the body. A new study from Osaka University in Japan, revealed that the virus interferes with the insulin/IGF pathway.1    This new finding may explain COVID-19 symptoms including diabetes and insulin resistance; symptoms related to energy metabolism.  The insulin/IGF pathway key […]

Aging Diabetes

Heart disease, stroke, diabetes could increase dementia risk, study suggests

A new study published in Alzheimer’s & Dementia shows a possible association between diabetes, stroke, and heart disease with dementia.1 The study, conducted by researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, followed 2,577 seniors over a 12-year period. According to their results, those who had at least 2 cardiometabolic diseases were more likely to develop dementia.1 […]


Are olives good for diabetics

Effective diabetes prevention and management remain a public health challenge. According to the World Health Organization, an estimated 422 million people worldwide have diabetes, and 1.5 million deaths annually are attributed to it.3 Lifestyle modifications which entail healthy eating, physical activity, and medication are routine treatments for diabetes. Recent studies have linked the Mediterranean diet […]


Choosing the best glucose monitor to manage diabetes

Diabetes is one of the fastest growing chronic diseases, with over 400 million people impacted across the world.1 According to the International Diabetes Federation, the prevalence of diabetes is estimated to surpass 700 million by the year 2045.1 This metabolic disorder can be classified into two main groups: type 1 and type 2.2 Both types are characterized […]


What is the best food to prevent diabetes?

Diabetes mellitus is one of the most prevalent non-communicable, or non-transferable, diseases in North America and around the world. About 8.3% of the world’s entire population is estimated to live with some form of diabetes.1 There are multiple types of diabetes and each type is caused by a different combination of factors. The most commonly […]


E-cigarette use increases risk of prediabetes, study suggests

E-cigarettes are a relatively new product some have claimed to be “healthier” than conventional cigarettes. However, the use of e-cigarettes may also pose health risks.  According to a newly published study, e-cigarette use was associated with a higher risk of developing prediabetes.1  Dr. Shyam Biswal, co-author of the study, emphasized the importance of these findings; “With […]

Diabetes Research

Standing is associated with insulin sensitivity in sedentary adults

A Finnish collaborative study investigates the association between standing and insulin sensitivity in adults with metabolic syndrome and an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas. It controls blood glucose levels and energy metabolism. Normal insulin function may be affected by several factors, such as genetics, sedentary […]

Diabetes Mental Health Research

Insulin resistance and depression are linked, according to study

A recent study by Stanford University suggests that being insulin resistant may contribute to the development of major depressive disorders.1 This link between insulin resistance and depression may lead to the development of more effective treatment and prevention options for those with depressive disorder.  Depressive disorders are the number-one cause of disability.2 People who develop […]


Is dragon fruit good for diabetics?

This post contains affiliate links. When you shop using these links we earn a commission that helps support the website – at no extra cost to you – allowing us to continue to bring you up to date health and medical news. Dragon fruit is rich in antioxidants and phytonutrients – researchers have investigated if […]


Low carbohydrate diet for diabetes

It is estimated that 1 in 11 adults have diabetes globally. Diabetes is responsible for 11% of deaths per year. Type 2 diabetes is the most common type of diabetes, accounting for 90-95% of cases. Type 2 diabetes is a metabolic disorder that is characterized by insulin resistance and results in hyperglycemia (high blood glucose […]


Are grapes good for diabetics?

Diabetes is a serious health condition, and it affects millions of people around the world. It is often thought that a piece of fruit might be harmful to diabetics because of its sugar content. However, fruits can still be enjoyed following a few tips. Since diabetes is characterized by high blood glucose (sugar) levels, people […]


Controlling insulin production with a smartwatch

A recent study suggests that smartwatches may have use in controlling insulin production through light-emitting diodes. Smartwatches use light-emitting diodes (LEDs) to monitor a range of physical health parameters, including heart rate, heart-rate variability, electrocardiograms, blood pressure, and sleep. Cells can be induced with continuous or pulsed green light. The green light emitted penetrates the […]