Type II Diabetes News

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12/29/2009
New Guidelines Urge A1C Test for Diabetes Diagnosis

Simple blood test may catch type 2 diabetes, prediabetes sooner, with no fasting

12/21/2009
Diabetes Insight Could Lead to Better Treatments

Inhibiting a key inflammatory pathway brought powerful results in mice and people, researchers say

12/15/2009
Tighter Blood Sugar Control Not Best for Some Diabetics

Other medical problems must be weighed first, study finds

12/14/2009
Coffee, Tea Might Stave Off Diabetes

Decaf may also offer some protection, study finds

12/4/2009
Diabetes Drugs Go Head-to-Head in Study

Metformin outperforms widely used sulfonylureas, but each patient will be different, experts say

12/3/2009
Blood Sugar Intolerance May Predict Postpartum Ills

Screening moms-to-be might offer early warning of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, researchers say

11/27/2009
Diabetes Cases Expected to Double in 25 Years

Soaring rates to bring unprecedented medical, economic burdens, study predicts

11/25/2009
One Step Closer to New Diabetes Treatment

Researchers identify role mitochondrial function plays in insulin production

11/19/2009
Appalachia, Southeast Hit Hardest by Obesity and Diabetes

CDC county-by-county analysis finds some areas with 1 in 10 adults already diabetic

11/5/2009
Genes Linked to 'Pot' Belly

And excess consumption of saturated fats raises obesity risk, researchers find

11/2/2009
Americans Get Failing Grade on Diabetes Awareness

Survey finds abundant myths about debilitating disease

10/29/2009
Diet, Exercise Thwart Diabetes: Study

Lifestyle changes really do work to prevent type 2, experts say

10/22/2009
Red-Grape Compound May Improve Diabetes

But so far resveratrol works only as an injection into the brain of mice, study finds

10/12/2009
Healthier Neighborhoods Help Keep Diabetes at Bay

Quality of local food stores and parks influences risk, research shows

10/9/2009
Body Clock, Blood Sugar Control Seem Linked

Findings could lead to better diabetes treatments, researchers predict

10/1/2009
Anti-Aging Drug Closer to Reality

Scientists extend lifespan of female mice and thwart diseases of old age in both sexes

9/29/2009
Type 2 Diabetes Drug May Increase Fracture Risk

Study adds to evidence of possible link between thiazolidinediones and bone fractures, researchers say

9/28/2009
Irregular Heartbeat Risk Higher in Women With Type 2 Diabetes

Reason behind gender difference isn't clear, researchers say

9/15/2009
Diabetes Medications Don't Lower Inflammation

Metformin, insulin have little effect on risk factor for heart disease, study finds

9/11/2009
Discovery May Pave Way to Better Diabetes Care

Newly discovered gene affects insulin resistance, study finds

9/4/2009
Acupuncture May Help Relieve Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Exercise also improves symptoms and related risk factors, study finds

9/4/2009
Waist-Hip Ratio Good Gauge of Obesity in Elderly, Study Shows

After age 70, body mass index is less effective in identifying unhealthy weight levels, researchers say

9/4/2009
Blueberry Drink Protects Mice From Obesity, Diabetes

Lab results indicate that juice/bacteria combination could help people, too

8/31/2009
Mediterranean Diet May Be Best for Type 2 Diabetes

Reduced need for meds, helped some lose weight compared to low-fat diet

8/24/2009
Glucose Challenge in Pregnancy Could Predict Heart Disease

Abnormal test results in those without gestational diabetes signals future heart risk, researcher says.

8/19/2009
Avandia Raises Heart Failure Risk More Than Actos

Diabetes drug shouldn't be used when there's a safer alternative, study says

8/5/2009
Sex Hormone Protein May Predict Type 2 Diabetes

Whether it causes the disease or is simply a marker for obesity is unclear

7/28/2009
Older Diabetics Should Avoid Dementia Meds

Combo linked to higher risk for hyperglycemia hospitalization in study

7/22/2009
Cellular Protein Yields Clues to Diabetes, Alzheimer's

Animal tests suggest humanin could have therapeutic benefits

7/21/2009
Young Black, Hispanic Women Tend to Develop 'Love Handles'

Midsection weight gain could increase their risk of type 2 diabetes, researchers warn

7/7/2009
Fat-Cell Protein May Reduce Diabetes Risk

Higher levels of adiponectin linked in studies to lower incidence of type 2 diabetes

7/7/2009
Final Rules Broaden Pool for Stem Cell Research

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

7/2/2009
Kids With Type 1 Diabetes Often Overweight

Study explores weight problems faced by youngsters with the disease

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

6/25/2009
Hormone Could Improve Diabetes Treatment

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

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

Research shows procedure is no more dangerous than other routine surgeries

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
Nicotine May Help Spur 'Prediabetes'

Toxin ups cortisol levels, encourages insulin resistance, study finds

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

6/3/2009
Making Obese Mice Slim, Without Diet or Exercise

Findings might someday help overweight humans, too, 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

5/13/2009
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

5/6/2009
Cycloset Approved for Type 2 Diabetes

Helps control blood sugar via the brain

4/17/2009
Laughter May Lower Heart Attack Risk in Diabetics

Those who chuckled daily had better 'good' cholesterol than those who didn't, study shows

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

Finding need not limit prevention of blindness, experts say

4/14/2009
Heart Screening Not Effective for Type 2 Diabetics

Imaging test doesn't single out those at high risk of trouble, study found