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Diabetes: Surprising New Research Revealed

Diabetes: Surprising New Research Revealed

By Ann Casano December 5, 2014

Lack of exercise and obesity are high risk factors for people with type 2 diabetes. In order to help patients manage the disease, doctors recommend that they watch what they eat and do some form of physical activity every day. …

Genetic Mutation Kills Off Type 2 Diabetes Genetic Mutation Kills Off Type 2 Diabetes

U.S. researchers earlier this week released the results of a study based on the genetic testing of 150,000 people that found a rare mutation that protects individuals from Type 2 diabetes, even the obese or elderly. David Altshuler, co-senior author, …

Sleep Apnea May Contribute to Diabetes Complications Sleep Apnea May Contribute to Diabetes Complications

Last summer, the Department of Veterans Affairs was tasked with a strange goal. The VA Advisory Committee on Disability Compensation asked the VA to find ways to address the epidemic that was claims being filed for those veterans suffering from …

How Soda Can Seriously Harm Your Health How Soda Can Seriously Harm Your Health

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Most people are already aware that soda pop is not a health food and is probably not a good drink choice. Now, there is more proof that it isn’t – as a recent report by Food MythBusters has shown some …

New Study to Examine Vitamin D, Diabetes Link New Study to Examine Vitamin D, Diabetes Link

The U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) today announced that a new clinical trial to research vitamin D’s role in diabetes prevention has begun. The “large-scale” study, nicknamed D2d, will look at around 2,500 people over the age of 30 …

Fruits Linked to Lower Diabetes Risk Fruits Linked to Lower Diabetes Risk

The common admonishment for children to eat their fruits and vegetables may have more truth behind it than most common food adages. A new study from researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health has partially confirmed the saying, linking …

Weight Loss Doesn't Lower Heart Risks For Diabetics Weight Loss Doesn't Lower Heart Risks For Diabetics

A long-term study of weight loss among Type 2 diabetics has just concluded, yielding interesting results that have been published in the most recent issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. The 11-year trial looked at more than 5,000 …

Diabetes Drug Approved by U.S. FDA Committee Diabetes Drug Approved by U.S. FDA Committee

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A U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) committee this week approved the drug canagliflozin for the treatment of adults with type 2 diabetes. The Endrocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs Advisory Committee of the FDA voted 10 to 5 to approve the …

Diabetes Drug Works Differently Than Was Thought Diabetes Drug Works Differently Than Was Thought

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For half a century one of the most popular and most-prescribed classes of diabetes drugs has been biguanides, which includes the drug metformin. Metformin helps to keep liver glucose output in check, which, in turn, keeps blood sugar down in …

Diabetes Ignored When Cancer Hits, Says Study

A new study shows that people with type 2 diabetes who are diagnosed with cancer ignore their diabetes in favor of cancer treatment. However, uncontrolled high blood sugar weakens their immune systems and is more likely to kill them than …

Diabetes Treatment Drug Shows Successs in Trials

At the 48th annual meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) this week in Berlin, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, and Eli Lilly announced data from three analyses for linagliptin, a new type 2 diabetes treatment. The studies …

Diabetes: American Teens Currently at High Risk
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Diabetes in American teenagers is at all time high, according to recent studies by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In 1999, nearly 9% of kids either had diabetes or pre-diabetes, though that number has jumped to an astronomical …