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Sari Harrar

About Sari Harrar

 Sari Harrar is an award-winning freelance journalist specializing in health, medicine, and science. She writes for national magazines including Consumer Reports on Health, Good Housekeeping, Prevention and O--Oprah magazine, and is the author of "Lower Your Blood Pressure Naturally" (Rodale, 2014). She is a former Prevention Magazine Health News editor and was the recipient of a CASE/Harvard Medical School Journalism Fellowship in 2003.
 

Articles Written by Sari Harrar

SGLT2 Inhibitors and Diabetic Ketoacidosis: What's Behind the FDA Warning
05/29/2015 - People with diabetes who take blood sugar-lowering drugs called SGLT2 inhibitors were recently warned by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that they should watch for signs of a life-threatening condition called diabetic ketoacidosis.
Gut Bug Slims Waistlines, Improves Blood Sugar
07/02/2015 - A common gut microbe with a tongue-twisting name — Akkermansia muciniphila —helped overweight and obese people lose more belly fat and gain better blood-sugar control in a recent study from the Institute of Cardiometabolism and Nutrition at Pitie-Salpetriere Hospital in Paris.
Insulin Resistance Causes and Symptoms
Insulin resistance is when cells in your muscles, body fat and liver start ignoring the signal that the hormone insulin is trying to send out: Ferry glucose out of the bloodstream and put it into our cells.
America’s First Biosimilar Insulin: Coming to Your Drugstore
04/01/2016 - The first biosimilar, a less expensive copy of the popular, long-acting brand-name drug Lantus, is set to hit U.S. pharmacy shelves later this year.
The Coke Controversy: The Marketing Message That Could Spell Trouble for People Dealing with Diabetes and Obesity
08/11/2015 - Can people who are overweight or at risk for diabetes drop pounds and get healthy via exercise alone, without thinking about calories or what they eat? In the wake of a report in The New York Times about the Coca-Cola Company’s $1.5-million funding of the Global Energy Balance Network (GEBN) and its researchers, experts say the group’s focus on burning calories through activity— and downplaying of the role food intake plays—could spell trouble for people with blood-sugar or weight concerns.  
Zika and Pregnancy: 7 Things You Need to Know
As Zika expands its reach – affecting 2,722 people in the U.S. including 624 pregnant women at last count according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.1 (CDC) — the headlines keep getting scarier for women of reproductive age (and their partners).
Researchers Coax Leftover Pancreatic Cells to Morph Into Insulin-Producing Cells
11/24/2015 - Using a growth factor produced naturally by the human body – and used in spinal-fusion surgeries – scientists from the Diabetes Research Institute (DRI) at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine have coaxed “leftover” cells from the pancreas to morph into insulin-producing islet cells.
Low Thyroid Hormone Raises Risk for Type 2 Diabetes
10/11/2016 - People with prediabetes and low thyroid function were more than twice as likely to progress to full-blown type 2 diabetes compared to those with normal thyroid-hormone levels in a new study published September 30 in the journal BMC Medicine.
How Is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) Treated?
Lifestyle behaviors, specifically healthy diet and exercise can reverse some symptoms of PCOS. Medication may be necessary to help reduce chronic disease risks.
What is PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome)?
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal condition common among women of reproductive age. PCOS affects menstrual periods, insulin, body weight, and more.
What Causes PCOS? and How Will It Affect My Body?
PCOS symptoms and causes can be better understood by getting to grips with the basis of genetics and hormone imbalances. Learn about the signs of PCOS here
Is Weight Loss Surgery the Answer for Diabetes?
07/08/2015 - Is weight-loss surgery better than nutrition and physical activity alone for reversing Type 2 diabetes? That controversial question has occupied researchers, doctors, insurers and people with diabetes for more than a decade. Now, a small yet well-designed study seems to have the answer.
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS): How Is It Diagnosed?
No single test exists for a PCOS diagnosis. Doctors rely on symptoms and these other methods to determine whether you have polycystic ovary syndrome
If I Have PCOS, How Do I Find the Right Doctor?
How to find the right doctor and resources to help you manage symptoms of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and assure you get the best care.
Red Wine with Dinner? A New Study Says Yes, You Can
10/15/2015 - Sipping a glass of red wine with dinner modestly boosted levels of “good” HDL cholesterol in a two-year study of 224 people with type 2 diabetes, led by researchers from Israel’s Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

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