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Holistic Health & Diabetes Resources

A list of our favorite resources for diabetes with an emphasis on holistic health and wellness.

NIH Research Radio Podcast

Podcast: NIH Research Radio - Big improvement in diabetes control over past decades

Medical Xpress: Low vitamin D levels may contribute to development of Type 2 diabetes

High rates of vitamin D deficiency have been found in obese populations and past studies have linked low vitamin D levels to cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. The mechanisms by which obesity and its comorbidities are related to vitamin D deficiency are not fully known.

HerbClip: Cinnamon Extract Supplementation Improves Blood Glucose Control in Patients with Diabetes

Re: Cassia Extract Supplementation Improves Blood Glucose Control in Patients with Diabetes - Lu T, Sheng H, Wu J, Cheng Y, Zhu J, Chen Y. Cinnamon extract improves fasting blood glucose and glycosylated hemoglobin level in Chinese patients with type 2 diabetes. Nutr Res. 2012;32(6):408-412. The incidence of type 2 diabetes mellitus is increasing worldwide.

Low prevalence of type 2 diabetes among regular black tea drinkers

The global prevalence of type 2 diabetes has increased six-fold over the past few decades, and the International Diabetes Federation calculates that the number of those with the disease will soar from 285 million in 2010 to 438 million in 2030.

Meta-analysis of the Glycemic Effects of Cinnamon in Type 2 Diabetics

Foods That Can Lower Diabetes Risk

A curry compound could help to keep diabetes at bay among people most at risk, a small new study shows. The research, published in the journal Diabetes Care, found that people with prediabetes who took capsules containing curcumin -- a compound found in the curry spice turmeric -- were less likely to go on to develop Type 2 diabetes, compared with people who didn't take the curcumin capsules, Reuters reported.

Plants may be key to diabetes treatment - Swinburne Media Centre

With the growing worldwide incidence of diabetes, a new study reveals that traditional Aboriginal and Indian plant extracts show potential for managing the disease. Researchers from Swinburne University of Technology have investigated 12 medicinal plant extracts to determine their potential to slow down two key enzymes in carbohydrate metabolism which affect blood sugar and diabetes.