Home > Medical > Diabetes > News News All sections in Diabetes » About Diabetes » Diabetes & other Organs » Diabetes and Pregnancy » Diabetes and the Elderly » Children & Teens » Diet and Obesity » FAQs » Health Tips » Living with Diabetes » Multimedia » Diabetes News » Real-life Story » Support Groups » The Glycaemic Index » Treatment: Type 1 » Treatment: Type 2 » What to do in a crisis » Who is at risk Artificial sweeteners may increase diabetes risk Artificial sweeteners are widely used by the health-conscious and diabetics worldwide as an alternative to sugar, however, a new study indicates that they may actually increase glucose intolerance, therefore raising blood sugar levels. Diabetics face much greater risk of heart damage Diabetics have a six times higher risk of heart failure even if their diabetes is properly managed. Statins may help prevent diabetes-related nerve damage Statins, typically used for treating high cholesterol, have been shown to decrease the risk of nerve damage in diabetics. Quiz Assess your diabetes risk » Ask Diabetes expert » Check Glycaemic index tool » Quiz Am I eating right for my diabetes? » 'Let it go' - a diabetic parody of Frozen's theme song A snapshot of diabetes in SA Diabetics often ignore salt warnings Most diabetics consume too much sodium, even though they know that a high-salt diet is linked to high blood pressure and stroke. No more dreaded blood sugar pricks for diabetics Researchers in Miami are currently developing sensors that can continuously monitor blood glucose levels without needing blood samples. New model predicts complications in type 1 diabetics Researchers have developed a new model for predicting complications in type 1 diabetics, considering factors such as HDL cholesterol, waist-hip ratio and age, with the aim of using preventative measures to avoid complications occurring. Low birth weight may increase diabetes risk Black women, who often have low birth weight, have a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Can pre-diabetes raise cancer risk? Pre-diabetes may increase your risk for breast, colon, liver and other types of cancer. Obesity fuelling rise in US diabetes rates When researchers looked at factors that might contribute to rising US diabetes rates, obesity stood out. Pistachios may reduce diabetes risk For people who may be headed for type 2 diabetes, regularly eating pistachios might help turn the tide. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Exam stress – a challenge for the whole family Cardiovascular risk factors Take care of your teeth. Anytime. Anywhere. Like us on facebook!