Misc. Diabetes News

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3/6/2014
Overweight Moms May Have Dangerously Big Babies

Excessive weight gain leads to serious problems for mothers and infants, study suggests

3/6/2014
Lack of Sleep Compounds Health Problems for Obese Teens: Study

Researchers report it was independently associated with higher risk of heart disease, diabetes

3/5/2014
Obesity Rates Triple in Canada

More than one in five will be obese by 2019, study says

2/27/2014
FDA's New Food Labels Would Focus on Calories, Sugar Content

Another goal: give consumers a better understanding of realistic serving sizes

2/26/2014
Study Sees No Evidence Linking Diabetes Drugs With Pancreatic Cancer

But FDA assessment calls for further look at injectable type-2 treatments

2/25/2014
Heavy Kids Exposed to Everyday Chemicals May Face More Heart Risks

Endocrine system might be disrupted by these water, stain repellants, study says

2/25/2014
Myalept Approved for Rare Fat Tissue Disorder

Drug is meant for people with deficiency of the hormone leptin

2/25/2014
Health Tip: Moisturize Your Diabetic Feet

Helps prevent cracking and drying

2/25/2014
Diabetes Boosts Stroke Risk for Women, But Not Men: Study

Research finds big gender gap, which one doctor believes is tied to better treatment for men

2/20/2014
Outpatient Care for Kidney Disease May Lead to Complications

Small study found side effects such as low blood sugar, high potassium, severe dizziness

2/14/2014
Food Price Hikes May Affect Those With Type 2 Diabetes

USDA study finds glucose levels increase as produce, low-fat dairy become more costly

2/14/2014
For a Sugar-Free Valentine's Day...

Here are some alternative gifts for a loved one with diabetes

2/12/2014
Obesity's Link to Type 2 Diabetes Not So Clear-Cut: Study

Most participants developed condition after being overweight for years, not after large recent gain

2/11/2014
Preemie Birth Linked to Higher Insulin Levels in Kids

These babies could be at increased risk of diabetes later in life, study suggests

2/11/2014
FDA to Investigate Diabetes Drug Saxagliptin for Possible Heart Failure Risk

Marketed as Onglyza and Kombiglyze XR, drug appears to have no effect on heart attack or stroke risk

2/10/2014
Scientists Spot 7 New Regions of DNA Tied to Type 2 Diabetes

Researchers suggest their findings could lead to the development of new treatments for the disease

2/10/2014
Is Technology Creating a World of Sickly Couch Potatoes?

Study found people in emerging nations with TVs, computers and cars more likely to be obese, have diabetes

2/7/2014
Experimental 'Implanted Insulin' Device Seeks to Control Blood Sugar Levels

The hope: to eliminate daily injections for those with diabetes, but much testing remains to be done

2/7/2014
Many New Mothers Skip Important 6-Week Checkup, Study Finds

At these appointments, obstetrician reviews pregnancy, makes transition to primary care

2/6/2014
Scientists Generate Insulin-Producing Cells in Diabetic Mice

If early results translate to humans, need for daily injections might be eliminated in future, researchers say

2/6/2014
Could Low-Fat Yogurt Help Ward Off Diabetes?

British study also found reduced risk with other fermented dairy products

2/5/2014
Shivering, Like Exercise, May Help Boost Weight Loss

When you shiver, your body converts white fat to healthier brown fat, study finds

2/5/2014
2/4/2014
Another Win for the Mediterranean-Style Diet

Firefighters who followed it most closely saw less weight gain, lower risk of heart trouble

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