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What is a random glucose test?

What is a random glucose test?

A random glucose test is one way a doctor can measure how much glucose or sugar a person has circulating in their blood. Doctors use the result of random glucose testing to determine if a person may have diabetes. This article will look at what a random glucose test...
What carbs should you avoid?

What carbs should you avoid?

Carbohydrates have long been the subject of debate among researchers, particularly with regard to what they are and whether they are healthful. Carbohydrates, fat, and protein make up the three macronutrient groups that are essential components of any diet. There are,...
What can I eat on a no-carb diet?

What can I eat on a no-carb diet?

Cutting carbs may help many people shed pounds. Carbs, or carbohydrates, especially refined or processed ones, tend to convert into sugars in the body very quickly. Limiting intake of carbs may be difficult, but finding alternatives can help. Sugar from carbohydrates...
Exotic fruit may help fight obesity

Exotic fruit may help fight obesity

An unusual fruit, native to the Amazon, may be useful in the fight against obesity and metabolic disorders by positively influencing gut bacteria. The camu camu packs a nutritional punch. Obesity increases the risk of metabolic diseases such as diabetes. By 2030, it...
What role does insulin play in immunity?

What role does insulin play in immunity?

Type 2 Diabetes Insulin helps regulate our blood sugar levels, and people whose bodies do not make enough insulin — or are resistant to it — are exposed to diabetes and obesity. Does insulin also play a role in how our bodies mount immune responses? Researchers...
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