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What are the best cereals for people with diabetes?

BY ZAWN VILLINES: In addition to their health concerns, some people with a recent diabetes diagnosis worry that they will no longer be able to eat the foods they enjoy, including cereal.

However, there are many types of cereal that people with diabetes can eat without worrying, as long as they take a few things into consideration.

Cereals are high in carbohydrates, which can cause blood glucose levels to rise. For this reason, eating cereal may mean finding other ways to cut carbs from the diet.

Choosing the right cereal, such as one that does not contain lots of added sugar, can allow people with diabetes to enjoy cereal more often. (read more)


Hypoglycemia increases psychological, diabetes distress levels

BY MC ROSSI: Adults with diabetes who have experienced hypoglycemia report a lower quality of life, worse psychological health and more diabetes distress compared with those who have not, according to findings published in Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases.

“Hypoglycemia is generally perceived as an inevitable price to pay to achieve the HbA1c goal,” Maria Chiara Rossi, MSCPharmChem, of the Center for Outcomes Research and Clinical Epidemiology in Pescara, Italy, and colleagues wrote. “Nevertheless, hypoglycemia is responsible for increased risk of cardiovascular events, fractures, cognitive impairment and mortality. Hypoglycemia is associated with high direct and indirect costs for health care systems and citizens. It also exerts a negative impact on quality of life and can interfere with a wide range of daily activities.” (read more)

Diabetes leg pain: Everything you need to know

BY JENNA FLETCHER: When people with diabetes experience leg pain, it may be the result of nerve damage. Nerve damage can occur if a person with diabetes does not receive treatment or is unable to manage their blood sugar levels.

According to the American Diabetes Association, over 30 million people are living with diabetes in the United States. Some of these do not know that they have the condition, putting them at higher risk of complications such as leg pain.

In this article, we discuss diabetes leg pain in detail, as well as how to prevent it and what the treatment options are. We also cover home remedies. (read more)


Can diabetes influence cancer’s spread?

BY MARIA COHUT: Hundreds of millions of people across the globe live with one form of diabetes, which makes this one of the most common health conditions that doctors diagnose.

People with diabetes tend to have a higher risk of developing certain additional medical conditions, including problems with eyesight, heart disease, and other cardiovascular problems.

Now, emerging evidence also suggests that diabetes could elevate the risk of tumors metastasizing — or spreading — in cancer. (read more)

Metformin found to alleviate pain in people with fibromyalgia

BY JACK WOODFIELD: The type 2 diabetes drug metformin could be used to reduce the pain of fibromyalgia, researchers have said.

Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition that causes pain all over the body, and is one of the most common conditions causing pain and disability.

A team from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have been investigating how to treat people with the condition and found that metformin, which targets insulin resistance, helped dramatically reduce the pain. (read more)