Misc. Diabetes News

Date Posted
Article Title
2/4/2014
Blood Sugar Monitoring System Approved for Children

However, device didn't perform as well in kids as in adults, FDA says

2/4/2014
Controlling Blood Pressure, Cholesterol May Not Boost Brain Health for Diabetics

Study found no effect, but longer-term trials may be needed to see a benefit, experts add

1/29/2014
High Estrogen Levels Plus Diabetes May Boost Dementia Risk

Study of older women found having more of hormone from fat tissue after age 65 unwise

1/24/2014
Adults With Diabetes Need a Flu Shot: Experts

Large Canadian study finds people with diabetes are more likely to get sick from flu, be hospitalized

1/24/2014
Type 2 Diabetes Is Often a Family Affair

Study suggests if one spouse has the illness, the odds are raised that the other will develop diabetes, too

1/23/2014
Scientists ID New Genes Linked to Belly Fat

Findings could advance efforts to develop personalized obesity treatments, researchers say

1/21/2014
Chocolate, Tea, Berries May Cut Diabetes Risk: Study

Substances found in some people's favorite foods appear to benefit blood sugar, inflammation levels

1/21/2014
Sleep During the Day May Throw Genes Into Disarray

Study might explain why health problems are more common among night workers

1/15/2014
As Weight Rises in People With Diabetes, So Does Death Risk: Study

Notion that obesity might offer protection is a myth, researchers say

1/13/2014
U.S. Panel Urges Diabetes Screening for All Pregnant Women

Preventive Services Task Force recommends blood sugar test after 24 weeks of pregnancy

1/13/2014
Health Tip: Is Your Blood Sugar Low at Night?

Sweating while sleeping may be a warning sign

1/8/2014
Farxiga Approved for Type 2 Diabetes

Along with diet and exercise

1/6/2014
Mediterranean Diet Alone May Lower Diabetes Risk

Key ingredient of study: use of extra-virgin olive oil, not calorie counting or exercise

12/30/2013
Health Tip: Take Care of Your Glucose Meter

And make sure you know how to use it

12/23/2013
Keep the Holidays Merry for Kids With Diabetes

Parents should monitor their child's blood sugar more often, but don't be too restrictive, expert says

12/20/2013
Walk More to Cut Heart Attack and Stroke Risk, Study Suggests

People with pre-diabetes appear to benefit from adding extra steps to their daily stroll

12/19/2013
Many With Diabetes Don't Realize Disease Can Harm Vision

Researchers say patient education, more proactive care could stop damage in most cases

12/19/2013
Anxiety Tied to Stroke Risk in Study

But direct link not proven

12/17/2013
Typical Gum Disease Treatments Won't Help Ease Diabetes, Study Finds

Despite ties between the two illnesses, gum therapies didn't help with blood-sugar control

12/16/2013
Diabetes Drugs Affect Hearts of Men, Women Differently

Metformin made men's heart metabolism worse, study found

12/16/2013
Health Tip: How Diabetes Affects Oral Health

It raises risk of gum disease

12/10/2013
Heartening Drop in Diabetes Complications Seen Among Seniors

But low blood sugar, a side effect of treatment, remains a concern, study authors say

12/6/2013
Health Tip: Traveling for the Holidays With Diabetes

Don't forget medication and supplies

12/5/2013
Poor People With Diabetes May Miss Out on Eye Care

Younger patients overlooked more often, study finds

12/4/2013
Many at Risk for Diabetes and Don't Know It, Study Finds

Doctors may not be discussing ways to avoid developing the blood sugar disease, researchers say

11/28/2013
Health Tip: Keep Diabetes in Check

Suggestions for holiday eating

11/20/2013
Higher Spending on Poor Leg Circulation May Not Pay Off

Amputation rate for peripheral artery disease was similar despite wide variance in treatment costs between regions

11/18/2013
Could Elite Athletes Have Lower Risk for Diabetes?

Small study of Finnish men found protective effect, especially with endurance sports

11/18/2013
New Study Paints Grim Health Picture for Obese Teens

Doctors should inform families about short- and long-term consequences, researcher says

11/18/2013
Health Tip: Exercise Advice for Those With Diabetes

For starters, figure out the best time of day

11/14/2013
Testing for Pregnancy-Linked Diabetes Should Be Routine, Experts Say

New guidelines from the Endocrine Society aim to detect cases early, get treatment started

11/12/2013
Soaring Prices, Not Demand, Behind Massive Hike in U.S. Health Spending

Major survey of U.S. health care trends yields surprises

11/12/2013
Could Low 'Brown Fat' Levels Be Tied to Higher Diabetes Risk?

Small study compared effects of this type of body fat in men

11/12/2013
Meat Products Could Raise Diabetes Risk: Study

But more research is needed to confirm the findings

11/11/2013
Urine Test May Spot Heart, Kidney Risk in Kids With Type 1 Diabetes

Screening could help identify those who would benefit from early treatment, researchers say

11/5/2013
Diabetes Greatly Raises Younger Women's Heart Risk: Study

For those under 60, diabetes quadruples the risk of heart disease, bringing it on par with men

10/30/2013
New Drug May Someday Battle Obesity and Diabetes

Mouse studies found it did double duty; human trials too short to see effect, researchers report

10/28/2013
Scientists Report Transplant Advance for Type 1 Diabetes

Used in single patient, special chamber may allow implantation of insulin-producing cells without rejection

10/24/2013
Early Periods May Signal Greater Diabetes Risk, Study Suggests

Obesity alone doesn't explain the findings, researchers say

10/23/2013
Weight-Loss Surgery Seems to Beat Diet and Exercise

Study finds surgery more effective at least two years out

10/22/2013
Health Tip: Caring for Calluses

It's especially important for diabetics

10/18/2013
California Teens Drinking More Sugary Drinks: Report

Daily consumption of soda, sports and energy drinks contributes to obesity crisis, experts warn

10/16/2013
Diabetes May Outrank Weight Measurement When It Comes to Weight-Loss Surgery

Age and smoking status are also key factors when thinking about procedure, study shows

10/15/2013
Bypass May Beat Angioplasty for Diabetics With Heart Disease

Study found higher quality of life after bypass than with less-invasive angioplasty

10/10/2013
People With Type 1 Diabetes May Still Have Insulin-Producing Cells

Finding indicates these cells could possibly be replenished, researchers say

10/8/2013
Tom Hanks Has Type 2 Diabetes

He'd been dealing with elevated blood sugar levels for more than 20 years

10/8/2013
Health Tip: Understanding Gestational Diabetes

Listen to your doctors advice

10/4/2013
High Blood Sugar May Raise Risk for Surgical Wound Problems: Study

Important for diabetics to get glucose levels under control before procedures, authors say

9/27/2013
Diabetes Ups Risk for Death From Breast, Colon Cancer, Study Finds

Best defense: Maintain healthy diet, normal weight, one expert says

9/26/2013
Big Breakfast May Be Best for Diabetes Patients

Study found morning meal rich in protein, fat actually curbed hunger, helped control blood sugar levels