type 2 diabetes

About 30 million people in the United States, or 1 in 10, have diabetes. Most have Type 2 diabetes, which may be preventable and takes years to develop as blood sugar levels increase. On the path to Type 2 diabetes, many people are first diagnosed with a reversible [...]

By uclahealth • January 16, 2019

When most people think of fat, they think of what medical experts refer to as white fat, or the fat [...]

By Ryan Hatoum • October 2, 2018

Dear Doctors: I’m trying to lower my blood glucose level but I have a sweet tooth. What raises blood glucose more -- the sugar from fruit, or foods with refined sugar?  Is diet the only way to keep blood glucose steady? Dr. Elizabeth Ko and [...]

By Ask the Doctors • August 2, 2018

Dear Doctor: A recent study found that air pollution increases the risk of Type 2 diabetes. How can that be? Air pollution can’t possibly raise blood sugar levels. I can understand your disbelief.  My first thought when I saw this study [...]

By Ask the Doctors • July 20, 2018

Dear Doctors: I’m 63 years old and even though my kids think I’m too old, I want to start running. Can you help me to prove them wrong? At the risk of wading into the middle of [...]

By Ask the Doctors • June 11, 2018

    It’s October, when summer heat gives way to autumn crispness and kids' thoughts turn to costumes, candy and the other sweet-tasting goodies of Halloween. There’s one group of children, however, who can’t splurge like most others: those with type 1 and 2 diabetes. [...]

By Enrique Rivero • October 6, 2017

Did you give your beloved a paper heart this Valentine’s Day? Think beyond cards and chocolate and make a pact with your partner to focus on heart health, too. Getting in shape together is a great way to reduce your risk of heart disease. Regular physical activity can also [...]

By uclahealth • February 21, 2017

If you are concerned about your child’s weight, you’re not alone. Childhood obesity has risen dramatically in the last three decades, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). By 2014, about 17 percent of children and adolescents – 12.7 million – were overweight or obese. [...]

By uclahealth • January 20, 2017

Randall's Story Total Lost: 130 pounds*     My battle with weight has been a long one.  As a boy growing up it was hard going to school being teased by kids calling me fat. My brothers as well would tease me so I just ate more [...]

By uclahealth • October 23, 2016

Prescription testosterone may relieve symptoms, such as diminished sex drive or low energy levels, and improve quality of life – for the right person.  Here are four things you should know about this therapy option: Who would benefit from prescription testosterone? Testosterone levels begin to decline during [...]

By uclahealth • June 15, 2016