Misc. Diabetes News

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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

1/15/2010
Diabetes Drug Looks Safe for Heart Failure Patients

Metformin might even improve advanced heart disease, researchers find

1/15/2010
Blacks With Diabetes Urged to Cut Calories, Salt

Dietary changes may stave off eye disease, research suggests

1/15/2010
From Risky Health Status to a Better Life

Not just writing about losing weight but doing it takes reporter from the brink of disaster

1/14/2010
Mail-Order May Help People Stick to Med Regimens

Streamlined approach leads more to take drugs as prescribed, study finds

1/14/2010
Artificial Pancreas Prototype in Development for Type 1 Diabetics

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation partners with Johnson & Johnson for medical first

1/13/2010
U.S. Obesity Rates Leveling Off, But Still High

And rates among boys aged 6-19 still climbing, government study finds

1/8/2010
Novel Bandage Might Help Preserve Donor Organs

Diabetics could also benefit from the wrap, which researchers are testing on rats

1/8/2010
Blood Pressure Drugs Might Fight Diabetic Retinopathy

Study in mice reports success against proteins linked to the disease

1/7/2010
Diabetes Meds May Be Falling Through 'Doughnut Hole'

Medicare payment gap prompts some to forego medication, study finds

1/7/2010
Childhood Cancer Survivors Targets for Heart Disease

Study finds higher risk for diabetes, high cholesterol and blood pressure

1/5/2010
Fat Hormone Controls Gene Linked to Diabetes

Gene known to dampen blood sugar disease, researchers say

1/4/2010
Quitting Smoking Can Raise Diabetes Risk

But interventions can keep the illness at bay, experts say

1/4/2010
Markers Predict Kids' Risk of Diabetes as Adults

Review found higher blood pressure, body-mass index, blood fat and sugar levels spelled future trouble

1/4/2010
Genes May Put Black Americans at Risk for Diabetes

Glucose metabolism appears to vary by race, research shows

12/31/2009
Laser Deemed Best Treatment for Diabetic Retinopathy

Standard therapy still recommended over steroid injections, researchers say