Misc. Diabetes News

Date Posted
Article Title
7/7/2009
Final Rules Broaden Pool for Stem Cell Research

Older stem cell lines eligible for U.S. research dollars, NIH says

7/3/2009
Health Tip: Understanding Pre-Diabetes

When blood sugar is elevated, but not high enough for full-blown diabetes

7/1/2009
Drugs May Not Slow Kidney Damage in Diabetes

Study uncovers possible benefit, though, in stemming vision loss

7/1/2009
FDA Tells Patients to Stick With Diabetes Drug Linked to Cancer

There's no conclusive evidence that Lantus causes malignancy, agency says

7/1/2009
Obesity Rates Continue to Climb in U.S.

Eight of 10 states with highest number of obese adults are in the South, report says

6/30/2009
Comic Strip Aims to Educate Families About Diabetes

Storyline tackles lack of information about the disease in the Hispanic community

6/29/2009
Low Blood Sugar in Hospital Tied to Higher Death Risk for Diabetics

Hypoglycemia likely a sign of additional illness, suggest experts

6/25/2009
Hormone Could Improve Diabetes Treatment

Biomarker might predict how type 2 patients will respond to drugs, study shows

6/25/2009
Health Tip: What's Ketoacidosis?

A potential complication of diabetes

6/24/2009
Weight-Loss Surgery Safe, Effective Type 2 Diabetes Treatment

Research shows procedure is no more dangerous than other routine surgeries

6/24/2009
Health Tip: Don't Ignore Diabetes

Doing so can sabotage your health

6/18/2009
Health Tip: Help Prevent Metabolic Syndrome

A possible precursor to diabetes and heart disease

6/17/2009
6/13/2009
Blood-Sugar Spikes Send Testosterone Levels Down

Finding has implications for men with low levels of the hormone, experts say

6/11/2009
Frequent Snoring in Pregnancy Could Signal Blood Sugar Trouble

Gestational diabetes risk higher in moms-to-be who snore, study finds

6/11/2009
Nicotine May Help Spur 'Prediabetes'

Toxin ups cortisol levels, encourages insulin resistance, study finds

6/11/2009
Diabetes Drug Byetta May Aid Weight Loss in Obese Patients

Combined diet, exercise and injection had best results in study

6/9/2009
Effect of Strict Diabetes Control on Heart Still Unclear

Reviews show it wasn't to blame for excess deaths in one trial, but when therapy starts could be key

6/9/2009
Health Care 'Gap' Continues for Minority, Poor Americans

Government report finds they have higher incidence of illness, fewer options for care

6/9/2009
New Diabetes Drug Shows Promise in Trial

Liraglutide mimics effects of a natural hormone, researchers say

6/8/2009
Know Your Odds for Heart Failure

Lifestyle plays key role, study confirms, and a new 'calculator' helps gauge risk

6/8/2009
Drugs Best First Defense Against Heart Disease for Diabetics

Study finds medicines typically do as well as surgery, especially in less severe cases

6/5/2009
Avandia Raises Risk of Heart Failure, Fractures

But study found diabetes drug didn't increase chances of heart disease, death

6/5/2009
Experts Urge One Test to Diagnose Diabetes

A1C screen tracks blood sugar over time, with no fasting required

6/5/2009
Alcohol, Cigarettes and Diabetes Up Colorectal Cancer Risk

More than seven drinks a week raises odds 60% over teetotalers, researchers say

6/5/2009
Health Tip: Dispose of Syringes Safely

Put them in a secure container

6/2/2009
Weight-Loss Surgery Options Compared in Super-Obese

Duodenal switch may be more effective than gastric bypass, researchers say

5/29/2009
Health Tip: Eating Out With a Diabetic Child

Suggestions for meals away from home

5/27/2009
Type 1 Diabetes Rates Rising Among European Children

Twice as many kids under age 5 could be affected by 2020, researchers warn

5/26/2009
Hardened Arteries Threaten Obese, Diabetic Youth

Ultrasound shows damage tied to rising odds for stroke, heart attack, researchers say

5/24/2009
Mom and Baby Alike May Benefit From Exercise

Most women should keep active while pregnant, experts say

5/22/2009
Among Obese Diabetics, Sleep Apnea May Be Common

Study finds, though, that disorder often goes undiagnosed

5/22/2009
Strict Blood Sugar Control Lowers Heart Risks in Diabetics

It prevents many complications of chronic disease, experts say

5/22/2009
Drug May Lessen Amputation Risk for Diabetics

Researchers suggest that findings could alter treatment methods

5/21/2009
Sleeping Through Dialysis May Be the Way to Go

Overnight procedure allows longer filtering, which experts prefer

5/21/2009
High Blood Fats Tied to Diabetic Nerve Loss

Triglycerides better predictor of neuropathy than blood glucose levels, study suggests

5/20/2009
Glucose Control Pays Long-Term Benefits for Diabetics

Analysis shows even small improvements may prevent eye, kidney and nerve damage

5/18/2009
Money May Matter, Health-Wise, in Old Age

With wealth and education come fewer chronic problems, study finds

5/15/2009
5/13/2009
Productivity Takes a Hit From Obesity, Diabetes

More lost time signals need for workplace interventions, experts say

5/11/2009
Antioxidants Blunt Exercise Benefit, Study Shows

Vitamins C, E block creation of free radicals that promote insulin sensitivity, researchers say

5/8/2009
After Job Loss, People Report More Health Issues

Society should consider ways to mitigate the effects, experts say

5/6/2009
Cycloset Approved for Type 2 Diabetes

Helps control blood sugar via the brain

5/6/2009
5/4/2009
Researcher IDs Narcolepsy as Autoimmune Disease

Discovery of 2 gene variants that kill off protective hormone could lead to new treatments

4/29/2009
Gene Therapy Improves Diabetic Neuropathy in Study

Injections appear to be safe, but more research needed

4/28/2009
Lifestyle Factors Tied to Older Adults' Diabetes Risk

As population ages, even small changes affect incidence, study finds

4/27/2009
High Co-Pays Keeping Chronically Ill From Their Meds

Many are waiting years after a diagnosis to fill a first prescription, study finds

4/23/2009
Device Thwarts Attacks on Transplanted Pancreatic Cells

Could reduce need for immunosuppressants in treatment of type 1 diabetes

4/20/2009
Fructose-Sweetened Drinks Up Metabolic Syndrome Risk

But glucose-based beverages may not have same impact, study finds