NBC4 reports on the No. 1 chronic disease in the United States

Friday, Apr 5, 2013 at 10:03 AM PDT

Dogs Save Lives By Sensing Low Blood Sugar Levels

Dogs Save Lives By Sensing Low Blood Sugar Levels

Astro has been trained to alert his owner and his family when he senses a potentially dangerous drop in blood sugar.

Friday, Apr 5, 2013 at 10:01 AM PDT

Ultrasound Lets Doctors Predict Patients' Health

Ultrasound Lets Doctors Predict Patients' Health

Technology developed at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory led to the creation of a vital tool for physicians.

Monday, Jun 17, 2013 at 10:27 AM PDT

Ask Dr. Bruce: How Diabetes Increases Risk of Stroke, Heart Attack

Ask Dr. Bruce: How Diabetes Increases Risk of Stroke, Heart Attack

Although diabetes affects millions of Americans few understand what it does to the body and why it increases the risk of heart attack and stroke.

Friday, Apr 5, 2013 at 09:57 AM PDT

Bay Area Doctors Make Game Changing Discovery

Bay Area Doctors Make Game Changing Discovery

The special cells could potentially be used to produce islet cells that can generate insulin to help people with diabetes.

Friday, Apr 5, 2013 at 11:14 AM PDT

New Food Rules Lower Sodium

New Food Rules Lower Sodium

American diets need to get a lot less salty, according to the U.S. government.

Friday, Apr 5, 2013 at 09:54 AM PDT

First-of-Its-Kind Diabetes Drug Gets FDA's OK

First-of-Its-Kind Diabetes Drug Gets FDA's OK

Johnson & Johnson's new drug Invokana flushes blood sugar out in patients' urine.

Friday, Apr 5, 2013 at 12:20 PM PDT

Early Lessons of Diabetes

Early Lessons of Diabetes

Fourth grade students at De Escandon Elementary in Edinburg, Texas learn about diabetes. A majority of the children, who come from Latino homes, learn that diabetes could be more prevalent in their families.

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