Blood Sugar and Brain Health (Video)

Numerous studies have linked Type-2 diabetes, brain shrinkage and dementia. But a new Australian study in the journal Neurology finds that even for people who do not have diabetes, blood sugar levels can impact brain health. In this video, Ronan Factora, MD, who treats dementia, weighs in on the link between blood sugar and memory. To help … Read More

Gastric Bypass Surgery Puts Diabetes in Remission

A Cleveland Clinic study found that gastric bypass surgery can restore function of the pancreas and put diabetes in remission almost immediately. Endocrinologist Sangeeta Kashyap, MD, led the study. She says the results are “stunning” and offer hope to people struggling with both diabetes and weight gain. The pancreas provides the body with insulin. If … Read More

New Diabetes Treatment Guidelines for Kids

Type 2 diabetes used to be an “adults only” condition, but not anymore. The prevalence of childhood obesity is changing the way doctors think about the disease. For the first time a set of guidelines is being created to help kids 10 to 18 years old manage their type 2 diabetes. A two-pronged approach of … Read More

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The One Innovation That is Curing Diabetes

“First, do no harm.” That’s part of the Hippocratic Oath. Doctors take this very seriously. You don’t intervene where the risk of intervention is greater than the risk of the disease. But the No. 1 innovation on the Cleveland Clinic “Top Ten Medical Innovations” list for 2013 is something Hippocrates never dreamed of: bariatric surgery to treat diabetes.

Knowledge is Power Over Diabetes

You’ve been diagnosed with diabetes. Don’t worry — you’re not alone. More than 1.5 million adults over 20 are diagnosed with diabetes each year in the United States. That doesn’t make the news any more pleasant to hear. Despite the millions of other people who live with diabetes, this new urgency to monitor and control … Read More

Diabetes Remission After Gastric Bypass

The benefits of gastric bypass surgery appear to be long-term and go beyond weight loss. A new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association finds that obese people who had the surgery not only dropped and kept off a significant amount of weight, but also experienced frequent remission and lower incidence of diabetes, … Read More

Recipe: Low-Sugar Pumpkin Mousse Parfait

Ingredients (makes 8 servings) 1/4 cup reduced-fat cream cheese 1 package (4 serving size) vanilla instant sugar-free pudding 3/4 cup fat free (skim) milk 1 can (15 ounce) solid packed pumpkin 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2  teaspoon ground ginger 1/8  teaspoon ground cloves 3 cups reduced-fat whipped topping, divided 4 ginger snap cookies, roughly crushed … Read More

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Healthcare Redefined Around You

It’s always good to be part of a team, especially when it comes to your healthcare. If you have a chronic condition like diabetes, team care can be critical to your long-term health. If your primary care physician practices in a patient-centered medical home, your team is already in place. What is a patient-centered medical … Read More

Diabetes Facts: Know the Risks

People with diabetes are at risk for long-term problems affecting the eyes, kidneys, heart, brain, feet and nerves. The best way to prevent or delay these problems is to control your blood sugar and take good care of yourself. Want to learn more about your risk? Take the diabetes risk assessment. Brain Diabetes increases the … Read More