Diabetes Management News

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9/10/2008
Tight Blood Sugar Control Helps Diabetics Long-Term

A period of strict management with drugs has effects that last long after therapy ends, study finds

9/8/2008
Under-the-Skin Blood Sugar Monitor Boosts Diabetes Control

Device sends out readings every 5 minutes round the clock, researchers say

9/8/2008
Once-Weekly Diabetes Drug Boosts Blood Sugar Control

But Byetta has also been linked recently to patient deaths

8/31/2008
Newer Blood Pressure Drug Better for Some Heart Patients, Diabetics

Study found telmisartan offered slight benefit for those unable to take ACE inhibitors

8/12/2008
Weight Loss After Diabetes Diagnosis Offers Big Benefits: Study

And the improvements in blood sugar and blood pressure last, even if weight comes back

8/5/2008
Laser Therapy as Good as Drugs for Diabetic Eye Problems

Had fewer side effects than corticosteroids, study finds

7/25/2008
Some Sweeteners Inhibit Enzyme Tied to Type 2 Diabetes

Antioxidants in date sugar, dark brown sugars help control blood pressure, heart disease

7/23/2008
Twofold Action Urged for Pre-Diabetes

Goal is to prevent progression to the full-blown disease and its huge costs

7/8/2008
Kids' Obesity May Lead to Epidemic of Adult Diabetes

Impact has yet to be felt, since type 2 course may take 10 years to show, study says

7/7/2008
New Spanish Consumer Guide Compares Diabetes Meds

Publication aimed at assisting the 1 in 8 Hispanics with type 2 disease

6/30/2008
New Molecular Trigger Described for Hypertension, Diabetes

Out-of-control enzymes do damage in both conditions, study finds

6/26/2008
Unhealthy Meals Dull Older Diabetics' Memory

Antioxidant vitamins counter cognitive decline, but experts say eating healthy is better

6/18/2008
Weight Loss After Gastric Bypass Is Key to Easing Diabetes

Patients who dropped most pounds went off diabetes meds and into remission, study found

6/17/2008
Diabetes Drug May Prevent Early Puberty in Young Girls

Metformin delayed first menstruation, cut body fat for those at risk of insulin resistance

6/17/2008
Diabetes and Depression Go Hand-in-Hand

And doctors need to be aware of the connection, study says

6/10/2008
No Matter the Doctor, Black Diabetics Fare Worse Than White Counterparts

Study found doctors with patients of both races still showed disparities in outcomes

6/10/2008
Weekly Drug Helps Type 2 Diabetics

Longer-lasting exenatide maintained glucose levels, helped patients lose weight, study reports

6/8/2008
Older Diabetics' Risk of Cardiac Ischemia Lower Than Thought

Those 55 to 75 with type 2 disease have same odds for condition, regardless of screening

6/7/2008
Doctors Urged to Look for Link Between Type 2 Diabetes, Sleep Apnea

Group pushes new clinical practices to have patients presenting with one checked for other

6/7/2008
Formula Puts Doctor, Patient Glucose Readings on Same Page

Math converts two systems into better measurement, study says

6/7/2008
Gum Care Helps Control Type 2 Diabetes and Its Complications

Periodontal disease associated with higher levels of insulin resistance, studies say

6/6/2008
Genetically Engineered Mice Regenerate Beta Cells

Finding may prove a major advance in type 1 diabetes research, study says

5/30/2008
Panel Calls for Better Diabetes Screening

New testing methods would offer help to millions of diabetics who are missed

5/23/2008
New Antioxidant Drug Shows Promise Against Diabetes

But more studies on cardiovascular risks needed, report says

5/8/2008
Arthritis Hits More Than Half of Diabetics

Painful joint condition hinders exercise that helps manage both conditions, experts say

4/18/2008
Metabolic Syndrome Triggered by Overeating, Not Obesity

Mouse study concludes weight gain is an early symptom, not a direct cause

4/13/2008
Diabetic Food Shopping That Won't Break a Budget

With prices rising, group offers tips that save dollars, make sense

4/8/2008
Aggressive Cholesterol, Blood Pressure Treatment Shows Some Benefit

But jury still out on whether it makes difference in high-risk groups, study finds

4/4/2008
Uric Acid May Help Spot Diabetic Kidney Disease Early

Higher concentrations correlated with lower organ function, study concludes

3/31/2008
Diabetics Face Doubled Risk of Heart Attack

Danger level same as non-diabetics who already have had a heart attack, study says

3/31/2008
Diabetes Drug Slows Clogging of Arteries

Actos better at fighting plaque build-up than older medication, study finds

3/28/2008
Lung Capacity Declines Faster With Diabetes

Finding shows respiratory system suffers collateral damage from blood sugar disease

3/21/2008
More Vitamin D in Childhood Cuts Later Diabetes Risk

Supplements and sunlight influence development of some autoimmune disorders, study says

3/16/2008
Self-Management Program Helps Diabetics

31 employers in 10 cities waive co-pays if diabetic is "coached" by pharmacist

3/14/2008
Minorities, Poor Have Tougher Time Monitoring Diabetes

Study found those who used insulin fared worse than white counterparts

3/6/2008
Constant High Blood Sugar Disables Insulin 'Off' Switch

Researchers say mouse study reversing that pattern offers hope of new diabetes treatments

2/29/2008
Marker for Diabetes Might Miss Early Vision Complication

Eye damage begins at blood sugar levels below current threshold for diagnosis, study finds

2/27/2008
'Diabulimia' Triples Risk of Death Among Women With Diabetes

Restricting insulin doses to lose weight increases chances of complications, study finds

2/27/2008
Overweight Hispanic Kids Show Early Markers for Diabetes

Blood vessel damage sets stage for insulin resistance, heart disease, study finds

2/26/2008
National Effort Needed to Address Hyperglycemia in Heart Patients

American Heart Association says high blood sugar condition linked to high mortality

2/22/2008
Current Blood Sugar Control Test Results 'Inaccurate'

Study says measurement underestimates true glucose control in hemodialysis patients

2/22/2008
Health Tip: Symptoms of Diabetic Neuropathy

Characterized by loss of feeling or painful tingling

2/20/2008
Researchers Make Stem Cells That Secrete Insulin

Mouse study suggests it could help control diabetes in humans

2/19/2008
No Difference Found in Treatments for Acute Kidney Failure

Continuous vs. intermittent dialysis produced same results, analysis shows

2/7/2008
Harnessing Human Energy for Medical Good

Device could use act of walking to power artificial limbs, insulin pumps, pacemakers

2/3/2008
Dogs Could Be a Diabetic's Best Friend

Study aims to prove anecdotes that canines can smell dangerous drops in blood sugar levels

1/28/2008
Caffeine Could Spell Trouble for Diabetics

Consuming equivalent of 4 cups a day led to spikes in blood sugar levels

1/24/2008
Stem Cells Finally Found in Pancreas

Discovery could lead to new treatments for diabetes, researchers say

1/20/2008
Illness Presents Diabetics With Special Challenges

Managing medications when sick can keep complications at arm's length, group advises

1/11/2008
Statin Therapy Helps Diabetic Patients

British study finds cholesterol-lowering drugs reduce risk of major vascular events