Misc. Diabetes News

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Article Title
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

4/20/2009
Having Psoriasis Raises Risk of Diabetes, Hypertension

Researchers suspect chronic inflammation is common thread among all 3 conditions

4/17/2009
NIH May Ease Some, But Not All, Stem Cell Restrictions

Agency says cells should come from fertility clinic embryos that otherwise would be discarded

4/17/2009
Drug May Not Help Diabetes-Related Eye Damage

Finding need not limit prevention of blindness, experts say

4/16/2009
Halting Avandia Use Hikes Blood Sugar Levels

Study found diabetics who discontinued drug had less treatment, worse management of disease

4/14/2009
Pancreatic Islets in Forefront of Diabetes Research

Cells could play major role in treatment, if supply is adequate, study finds

4/14/2009
Stem Cells Buy Freedom From Insulin for Type 1 Diabetics

In small study, most of patients got temporary reprieve from daily injections

4/8/2009
A Fat That May Keep You Thin

'Brown' fat, previously unknown in adults, revs up calorie-burning, experts say

4/7/2009
Certain Diabetes Drugs May Pose Eye Risk

Use of Avandia, Actos tied to a retinal disorder, study finds

4/7/2009
Protein Might Be a Troublesome Nutrient

Study in rats links it to diabetes risk, but human application is unclear

4/6/2009
More U.S. Kids Taking Diabetes, Blood Pressure Drugs

Prescriptions rose by more than 15 percent in 3 years, researchers say

4/2/2009
Plain-Language Guides Detail Insulin Treatments

U.S. agency compiles comparison of therapies for both doctors and patients

3/31/2009
For Diabetics, On-Demand Care May Not Help

Blood pressure control was worse with newer scheduling option, study finds

3/26/2009
Diabetics May Soon Have Low-Sugar Vegetable Juice

Chinese scientists used bacteria to strip the drink of carbs

3/24/2009
Many Americans Fear Being Diagnosed With Diabetes

But most do little to reduce risks of getting blood sugar disease, survey finds

3/24/2009
Tight Blood Sugar Control May Raise Risks in the ICU

Very ill patients have higher mortality when glucose is too strictly controlled, study finds

3/23/2009
Too Much Red Meat May Shorten Life Span

Major study finds an effect, but critics say meat offers important nutrients

3/20/2009
Diabetics and Elderly May Fare Better With Bypass

Study finds that for some groups, survival odds after angioplasty are not as great

3/19/2009
Internal Clock and Metabolism May Be Linked

Discovery in mice could offer clues to effects of aging, experts say

3/18/2009
Millions of Americans With Chronic Ills Put Off Health Care

Survey shows they suffer consequences of delaying doctor visits, filling prescriptions

3/18/2009
Researchers Use Gene to End High Blood Sugar in Mice

Whether method might someday help people awaits further study

3/18/2009
Health Tip: Stress and Diabetes

The body's response can affect your blood sugar

3/13/2009
Aging Baby Boomers May Swamp Cardiac Care

'Diabesity' renders them more prone to heart attacks than their predecessors, researchers say