Misc. Diabetes News

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Family History of Diabetes Makes 'Prediabetes' More Likely, Study Finds

However, the effect was strongest for people who were not obese

Antipsychotic Drugs May Triple Kids' Diabetes Risk, Study Suggests

This class of drugs is increasingly used to treat children with ADHD, depression

Insulin Pumps Better Than Injections for Kids With Type 1 Diabetes: Study

Over a median of 3.5 years, the devices worked better at controlling blood sugar, researchers say

Plastics Chemicals May Boost Kids' Risk for Obesity, Diabetes

Studies tied phthalates, BPA to insulin resistance, higher body fat

Mediterranean Diet May Help Thwart Type 2 Diabetes, Study Finds

Low-carb diets also were associated with reduced risk

Certain Antibiotics Tied to Blood Sugar Swings in Diabetics

Drugs such as Cipro, Avelox were most implicated, but experts say other factors may be at play

Depression in Diabetes Patients Linked to Dementia, Study Finds

Researchers say type 2 disease with depression associated with greater mental declines

Link Between Obesity, Diabetes and Death Risk Is Complicated

In large U.S. study, body weight mattered more for non-diabetics

Mediterranean Diet May Counter Genetic Risk of Stroke

People who consumed plenty of nuts or olive oil fared better in study

High Blood Sugar Levels Tied to Small Increases in Dementia Risk

Elevated blood glucose may harm the brain, even in people without diabetes, researchers say

Psoriasis, Other Medical Conditions May Be Linked, Study Says

As skin disorder worsened, likelihood of multiple diseases rose, researchers found

Walking to Work Tied to Lower Diabetes Risk

Car commuters have higher blood pressure, more obesity, U.K. study also found

Metformin May Lower Risk of Prostate Cancer Death, Researchers Say

Diabetic men using the drug had higher survival rates in cancer study

Could Dietary Tweaks Ease Type 1 Diabetes?

Foods rich in amino and fatty acids may help preserve insulin production, study suggests

Rare Eye Disease Leaves People Without an Iris

Aniridia, a genetic disorder, can cause blindness as well as metabolic illnesses, experts say

Diabetes Testing Strips Recalled for Potential False Readings

Batches of Nova Max Glucose Test Strips could give erroneous, overly high blood sugar readings

People With Diabetes May Face Higher Disability Risk

Analysis finds they are roughly 50 percent more likely to have trouble with walking, daily self-care

FDA Sends Warnings to Makers of Illegal Diabetes Treatments

Products make false claims, could be unsafe and may delay proven therapies, agency says

Weight Loss May Help Thwart Diabetes

Overweight study patients who shed pounds through lifestyle changes kept full-blown disease at bay

Diabetes-Linked Amputations Declining, Study Finds

Although disease rates are rising, orthopedic treatments have improved, experts say

Bacteria Infection Risk May Be Higher for Pregnant Women With Diabetes

But hospital-related infection not more likely with gestational-type diabetes

Type 1 Diabetes Hope: Animal-to-Human Cell Transplants

Researchers working with rodents say they're one step closer

Quitting Smoking Can Lead to Weight Gain for Women, Study Confirms

But heart and lung benefits outweigh the risk, expert says

Pain Reliever Lowers Blood Sugar in Type 2 Diabetics, Study Says

But side effects of aspirin-like drug warrant further study

Medicare Savings Coming for Diabetic Supplies

Some seniors on fee-for-service plans may need to change ordering method

South Asian Men May Need More Exercise to Stay Healthy: Study

Researchers in Scotland compared their risk of diabetes to that of white men

U.S. Doctors' Group Labels Obesity a Disease

Advocates say AMA's move will boost resources to fight weight-gain epidemic, but others question decision

A Deadly Form of Diabetes That Doctors Sometimes Miss

Common signs of type 1 diabetes often resemble symptoms of other illnesses

Blood Test Might Predict Type 1 Diabetes in Children, Study Finds

Evidence of two autoantibodies signaled a 70 percent risk, researchers say

Red Meat Linked to Increased Diabetes Risk

Large study finds higher consumption increases risk, but experts are at odds with findings

Short Strolls After Meals May Lower Diabetes Risk

Walking 15 minutes three times a day was better for blood sugar levels than one 45-minute walk, small study found

Low Blood Sugar May Raise Dementia Risk in Diabetics: Study

Overly aggressive glucose control might backfire in older patients, findings suggest

Stem Cell Therapy Cures Type 1 Diabetes in Mice

Whether the new approach would work in humans is unknown, experts say

Health Tip: Finding Fungal Infections

Here's what to watch for

Health Tip: Help Kids With Diabetes Deal With Shots

Prepare the injections where the child can't see you

Thyroid Disorders Tied to Complications in Pregnancy

Up to 4 percent of pregnancies involve mothers with thyroid conditions, study authors say

'Nano' Medicine Might Someday Free Diabetics From Daily Needles

In mouse study, animals received enough insulin to function for days at a time

Task Force: Screen for Gestational Diabetes After 24 Weeks of Pregnancy

Practice would provide a substantial benefit with few risks, experts say

Could Statins Raise Diabetes Risk?

Some popular brands associated with high blood sugar levels in study, but odds of problems are low

Fish Oil Pills Might Cut Diabetes Risk, Researchers Say

Higher blood levels of a beneficial hormone seen in those who took the omega-3 supplements

Depression May Raise Low Blood Sugar Risk in Diabetics

Experts say biological changes or a lack of interest in self-care might be to blame

Metformin Won't Aid Breast Cancer Survival in Diabetics

Study counters prior research suggesting the medicine might help cancer patients

'What's Bad for the Heart Also Bad for the Brain'

Smoking, diabetes, other things that harm physical health linked to poorer mental function, study says

Medicaid Expansion Enhances Financial and Mental Well-Being, Study Says

Yet no clear evidence the program improves diabetes, high-blood pressure, other ills, at least in early years of enrollment

How Weight-Loss Surgery Improves Diabetes Control

Key hormones, amino acids altered during digestion, study finds

Men Who Are Obese While Young Can Pay a Price Later

Danish study found overweight males in their 20s had worse health in middle age

Too Much Drinking, Weight May Harm Liver

Study suggests women at higher risk for chronic liver disease

12 Ounces of Sugary Soda a Day Raises Diabetes Risk: Study

European researchers found odds rose by up to 22 percent at this level of consumption

Hormone Shows Potential as Diabetes Treatment in Mice

But it's too soon to think of trying it with humans, researchers say

Diabetes Self-Care Improves Slowly, U.S. Report Finds

But nearly half of patients aren't meeting goals for blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol