Misc. Diabetes News

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Benefits of Weight-Loss Surgery May Outweigh Risks for Some, Experts Say

American Heart Association statement points to heart health improvements in severely obese people

Metformin Still Best First-Line Type 2 Diabetes Drug

It has the fewest side effects, costs less, concludes analysis

In Men, Duration of Diabetes Linked to Raised Heart Risk

More than 17 years of type 2 disease doubles the odds of a first heart attack, study finds

Diabetics Do Better With Empathetic Doctors

Blood sugar and cholesterol scores more likely to be good when physicians had high empathy scores, study finds

Poor Diet in Pregnancy Tied to Disease in Offspring: Rat Study

Prenatal malnourishment may affect gene that influences long-term health, researchers suggest

New Drug May Trim Insulin Injections to Just 3 a Week

Phase 2 trial results offer diabetics hope for a simpler daily regimen

Blood Pressure Drug Delays Kidney Disease in Diabetics

But experts are concerned about higher deaths from heart problems

Southeastern States Mired in the 'Diabetes Belt': CDC Report

Wide swath cutting across U.S. needs better prevention and treatment efforts, study suggests

Mediterranean Diet Reduces Risk of Metabolic Syndrome

Researchers found diet was associated with improved blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol

Surviving Serious Childhood Illness Takes Toll Later: Study

Not achieving educational, work goals can plague young adult survivors, researchers say

Diabetes Often Not Diagnosed or Treated Properly

Millions risk early death as a result, warn researchers

Health Tip: If Your Child Has Diabetes

Suggestions for what to tell a babysitter

Tight Blood Sugar Control May Put Some Diabetics at Risk

Death risk higher in those with type 2 and heart disease striving for 'normal' glucose levels: study

Diabetes Ups Death Risk Overall, Study Shows

Cancer, infectious diseases, even suicide, more common among diabetics

Scientists Spot Another Gene Behind Type 2 Diabetes

Finding might someday lead to targeted treatment, researchers say

Health Tip: Diabetes May Contribute to Hearing Loss

Take note of these warning signs

Higher Vitamin D Intake Could Cut Cancer Risk

Adults need at least 4,000 IU a day, study suggests

Breast-Feeding May Cut Obesity Risk in Kids of Diabetic Moms

Those breast-fed for at least 6 months were less likely to be overweight later, study found

Type 1 Diabetes Patients Need New Kidney Therapies: Study

Recent advances not enough in preventing end-stage disease, researchers say

Diabetes Social Networking Web Sites Vary in Quality

Study finds some provide support, useful info; others push bogus 'cures'

Health Tip: Take Control of Your Diabetes

Suggestions for how to begin

Dwarfism Mutation May Protect From Cancer, Diabetes

Genetic variant that stunts growth may have health benefits, researchers suggest

Appalachia, the South Home to Least-Active Americans: CDC

Exercise can help ward off heart disease, cancer, diabetes, agency notes

In-Hospital Blood Sugar Levels Should Be Higher: Report

New recommendations slightly higher than those of leading diabetes group

Energy Drinks May Hurt Kids: Study

Children with existing health or emotional issues most at risk, researchers say

Stars Strut on the Runway for Women's Heart Health

Red Dress show in New York City raises awareness of #1 killer of American women

Stroke Hospitalizations Up in Teens, Young Adults

But rates are dropping for older men and women

Healthier Lifestyles May Prevent 340,000 U.S. Cancers a Year: Study

Regular exercise, balanced diet, limited alcohol help ward off disease, researchers find

Cold Viruses Appear Linked to Type 1 Diabetes

Along with other factors, these viruses may trigger the disease, researchers say

New U.S. Dietary Guidelines Focus on Salt Reduction

Slashing sodium intake, switching to healthier fats key features of advisory

105 Million in U.S. Have Diabetes or Prediabetes, CDC Says

Obesity, changes in diagnostic criteria may be behind soaring rates

Breast Cancer Patients With Diabetes May Fare Worse

Having both diseases greatly increases the chances of dying, review finds

Bright Lights at Night May Raise Diabetes Risk

Findings may be especially important for people who work the night shift, researcher says

The More You Walk, the Lower Your Diabetes Risk: Study

10,000 steps daily 5 days a week three times more protective than just 3,000 steps a day

Health Tip: Using Your Blood Glucose Meter

Make sure it's in working order

Sugary Drinks, Foods Might Put Teens at Risk for Heart Disease

Study found those who consumed the most showed more signs of pending cardiovascular trouble

Diabetes Soaring Among American Adults: Report

The number of people treated for the illness rose more than two-fold between 1996 and 2007

In Women, Diabetes Plus Depression a Deadly Combo

Depression may hinder disease management, researchers say

U.S. Health Care Reform Tops Health News for 2010

Food safety reform and the flu epidemic that fizzled also made headlines this year

Injectable, Oral Birth Control Don't Threaten Glucose, Insulin Levels: Study

Women's glucose levels increased with use of injectable DMPA, but not enough to cause concern, research suggests

Whole-Fat Dairy Products May Lower Type 2 Diabetes Risk: Study

Rare fatty acid found more in whole milk, yogurt and cheeses, researcher explains

Psoriasis Linked to Raised Heart Risks

40% of study patients with skin disorder had factors such as diabetes, obesity

Inhalers Linked to Higher Odds of Diabetes in Asthma, COPD Patients

But the risk may stem from a 'pro-inflammatory' diet rather than corticosteroids, one expert contends

Death Rate From Heart Disease, Stroke Drops Off Over Decade

But success is costly and much too limited, experts say

Obesity Rising Across All Income Levels: CDC

Education, affluence may help curb weight gain for some, but everyone vulnerable

What's Good for Heart May Also Be Good for Brain

High 'good' cholesterol seems to protect against Alzheimer's disease, study finds

Sperm-Producing Cells Coaxed to Produce Insulin

Technique let researchers 'cure' diabetes in mice for a week, but effects in humans uncertain

New Test Links Blood Protein to Heart Disease, Diabetes Risk

High levels were also associated with risk of death from all causes