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Keeping a healthy blood sugar level can lower risk for Alzheimer’s

People who have diabetes or metabolic syndrome (a group of risk factors that often lead to diabetes) have twice the risk of dementia, new research shows. Scientists are now investigating why and are conducting research to better understand the link between blood sugar and the brain’s health. A number of theories exist. One study showed […]

Coming soon: Learn your diabetes risk at a Higi Health Station!

Beginning this Diabetes Awareness Month, in support of the American Diabetes Association’s mission, Higi is introducing a free and convenient on-station risk test for type 2 diabetes.    We are delighted to announce that, in partnership with the American Diabetes Association, Higi is introducing the Diabetes Risk Test, a brand-new service that will be available at 10,000 retail locations nationwide. Just like you’re able to check […]

Minorities are more likely to have type 2 diabetes – even at lower weights

Being overweight or obese is a well-known risk factor for type 2 diabetes, but a new Kaiser Permanente study shows that this risk can vary widely depending on your race and ethnicity. The study, which included 4.9 million people from diverse backgrounds and geographies, showed that racial and ethnic minority groups were much more likely […]

A potential diabetes symptom women should be aware of

A potential diabetes symptom women should be aware of

30.3 million people living in the US have diabetes, and 7.2 million haven’t been diagnosed.  Generally, both men and women present the same symptoms for Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes – but women can experience one vital symptom that men don’t: irregular menstrual periods. Among women with polycystic ovarian syndrome, a menstrual disorder that […]