What is a urine specific gravity test?

What is a urine specific gravity test?

A urine specific gravity test compares the density of urine with the density of water. It allows doctors to see the concentration of all particles that are present in the urine. The test involves collecting a urine sample that will help give a doctor an idea of a...
Metabolic risk tied to both too much and too little sleep

Metabolic risk tied to both too much and too little sleep

Do you often struggle because you don’t get enough sleep on a nightly basis? Or perhaps you sleep in as much as you can each day, since your schedule permits it? Neither of these is good for you, a new study suggests, and you may be at risk of metabolic...
What to know about low blood sugar in the morning

What to know about low blood sugar in the morning

Low blood sugar in the mornings, also known as morning hypoglycemia, can make people feel faint, light-headed, or confused when they wake up. Having low blood sugar in the mornings is common in people on medication for diabetes, though it can also happen for other...
Are apples good for diabetes?

Are apples good for diabetes?

Apples are a nutritious snack, but are the sugars and carbohydrates in an apple good or bad for blood sugar and insulin levels if a person has diabetes? According to the American Diabetes Association, although they contain sugars and carbohydrates, eating apples and...
Could vitamin D help to fight diabetes?

Could vitamin D help to fight diabetes?

Type 2 Diabetes With diabetes now reaching epidemic proportions, unearthing an innovative way to tackle the condition is pressing. A new study investigates whether vitamin D might provide a new route to treatment. Boosting vitamin D’s activity might, eventually,...
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