Misc. Diabetes News

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4/7/2010
Middle-Age Americans Less Mobile Than Ever

Health experts see this as troubling individually and for society

4/5/2010
Study Finds That Insulin-Producing Beta Cells Can Be Reborn

Different pancreatic cells change into beta cells, suggesting new therapy for type 1 diabetes

3/30/2010
Novel Method Eyed for Normalizing Blood Sugar

Working with mice, diabetes researchers reactivate key cellular pathway

3/30/2010
Diabetes Screening Should Start Sooner

Study found checking for blood sugar disease earlier cut complications, costs

3/29/2010
Women, Diabetics Fall Fast Into Medicare 'Doughnut Hole'

Dementia patients are also at high risk for coverage gap, study finds

3/29/2010
'Jekyll and Hyde' Factor May Control Insulin Function

Finding could lead to new diabetes treatments, researchers say

3/25/2010
Many Americans Unaware They Have Chronic Kidney Disease

Those at risk for diabetes should be screened, researcher says

3/25/2010
Accepting Help Improves Survival Among Diabetics

Go-it-alone types have 33 percent higher risk of death, study finds

3/23/2010
New Inhaled Insulin Shows Promise for Diabetes

Afrezza works faster, appears to have fewer side effects than predecessor

3/23/2010
Healthy Living Adds Years to Life

But disparities in longevity still tied to geography, race and income, study shows

3/19/2010
Avandia Researchers' Financial Ties Questioned

Review of studies on controversial diabetes drug points up conflicts of interest

3/18/2010
Selenium Could Shield Against Diabetes

High levels in men appear to be beneficial, study finds

3/17/2010
Online, Phone Tests Assess Diabetes Risk

Nearly 6 million Americans don't know they have type 2, experts say

3/16/2010
FDA Approved Diabetes Drug Despite Hints at Cancer Risk

Rat studies suggest Victoza could spur rare thyroid tumor, but experts say effects in humans are unclear

3/15/2010
Arthritis Drug May Fight Diabetes, Too

Study finds that salsalate helps control blood sugar levels

3/15/2010
2 Drugs Fail to Prevent Diabetes in the Overweight

Diovan, Starlix also had limited or no effect in shielding users from cardiovascular woes, study finds

3/15/2010
Intense Cholesterol, Blood Pressure Therapies Don't Help Type 2 Diabetics

Study findings underscore the importance of exercise and proper nutrition, expert says

3/12/2010
Start Metformin Early for Best Results

Study finds that diabetes drug works longer if started soon after diagnosis

3/12/2010
Health Tip: Symptoms of Ketoacidosis

What diabetics should look for

3/11/2010
Body's Response to Foods' Smell, Taste Could Be Diabetes Risk Factor

A gene mutation could trigger key insulin reaction in some, researchers say

3/8/2010
Increasing Soda Consumption Fuels Rise in Diabetes, Heart Disease

Finding suggests new health policies could make a dent in the problem, researcher says

3/8/2010
Processed Meat May Harm the Heart

Salt and preservatives may be the culprits, researchers suggest

3/5/2010
More Info Needed on Problems With Insulin Pumps

Not clear if troubles stem from the devices or patient error, FDA panel says

3/4/2010
Whole Grains Take a Bite Out of Type 2 Diabetes Risk

Simply selecting brown rice over white also makes a difference, researchers say

3/3/2010
Newer Blood Test Predicts Diabetes, Heart Disease

A1C outperforms fasting glucose in predicting heart disease and stroke risk, study finds

3/2/2010
Having Prediabetes May Not Kick-Start Prevention Efforts

Most people still didn't lose weight or exercise, study finds

3/1/2010
Hormone Outperforms Insulin in Diabetic Mice

Someday, leptin could free people with type 1 disease from daily injections, expert predicts

2/26/2010
Twice as Many Women May Soon Be Diagnosed With Gestational Diabetes

Stricter guidelines take birth complications into account, researcher says

2/26/2010
Health Tip: What's Gastroparesis?

When the stomach doesn't empty quickly enough

2/23/2010
Exercise Can Quiet Anxiety That Comes With Illness

Symptoms fall 20 percent among people with chronic health woes, study finds

2/23/2010
FDA: No Decision on Whether to Pull Diabetes Drug Avandia Off the Market

Controversial medicine raises users' heart risk, leaked files suggest, but agency still reviewing data

2/22/2010
Excessive Weight Gain During Pregnancy Raises Gestational Diabetes Risk

Women who pack on more pounds than recommended are most susceptible, researchers say

2/19/2010
Dolphins May Warn of Health Risks in Humans

Ecological, physiological similarities provide basis for insights, expert says

2/17/2010
Bilberry Seems to Act Against Blood Sugar

Researchers who did tests in mice suggest need for human trials

2/16/2010
Small Increase in Diabetes Risk Noted in Statin Patients

For many, benefits of lowering cholesterol outweigh drugs' downsides, researchers say

2/16/2010
Most Americans Think It's Others Who Are Unhealthy

Survey found most people thought they were fine, while their docs disagreed

2/15/2010
'Fishy Smell' May Keep Patients From Diabetes Drug

Research letter reports what medical literature hasn't: metformin's odor is off-putting

2/15/2010
Diabetes Drugs Avandia, Actos Tied to Fractures in Women

Those over 65 at greatest risk from thiazolidinedione use, study indicates

2/8/2010
Soft Drinks Could Boost Pancreatic Cancer Risk

Higher blood sugar, insulin levels might cause cells to divide abnormally, researchers say

2/5/2010
Genome Mapped for Type 2 Diabetes

Finding may further understanding of common diseases, researchers say

2/5/2010
Artificial Pancreas Helps Type 1 Diabetics During Sleep

Study found device kept blood sugar of children, teens stable longer

2/2/2010
Protein Levels in Urine Help Predict Kidney Function

Combined screening method spotted more high-risk patients, study found

2/1/2010
Diabetes Drug Helps Dieting Teens Lose Weight

Metformin plus lifestyle changes might play a role in obesity treatment, researchers say

1/27/2010
Tight Blood Sugar Control May Raise Risk of Death

Guidelines should be revised to include a low limit for glucose levels, researchers say

1/26/2010
Skipping Insulin May Not Be Uncommon

Doctors need to be more attuned to patients' issues to stop risky practice, expert says

1/26/2010
Victoza Sanctioned for Type 2 Diabetes

But it may cause thyroid tumors and other side effects, FDA says

1/22/2010
Health Tip: Controlling Diabetic Nephropathy

Suggestions to help spare your kidneys

1/19/2010
Excess Weight Poses Anesthesia Challenge

Obese patients can take steps to minimize risk, experts say

1/18/2010
Newly Identified Gene Variants Linked to Diabetes

Discovery could lead to new type 2 treatments, researchers say

1/15/2010
Race, Weight May Influence Success of Prostate Surgery

Among diabetic men undergoing prostatectomy, obese whites have worse outcomes, study finds