Type II Diabetes News

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Article Title
10/22/2008
Treatment for Type 2 Diabetes Updated

Lifestyle changes, the drug metformin remain recommended initial therapy

10/15/2008
Women Smokers Prone to Dangerous Blood Vessel Condition

Risk of abdominal aortic aneurysm is 8 times higher than in nonsmokers, study says

10/6/2008
Vending Machines Found in Most Middle Schools

Snacks, drinks sold not helping fight against childhood obesity, researcher notes

9/29/2008
New Diabetes Drug Works Well in Trial

Could be approved for U.S. market by next year, researcher says

9/26/2008
Drug Fights Diabetic Eye Disease

Retinopathy is a potentially blinding complication, but Atacand may help

9/25/2008
Moderate Aerobic Exercise Lowers Diabetics' Liver Fat

Study cites benefits for type 2 patients seeking to avoid cardiovascular problems

9/19/2008
Chamomile Tea May Ward Off Diabetes Damage

Rats fed herbal extract showed significant decrease in blood sugar levels

9/19/2008
'Healthy Fat' Chemical Aids Body's Metabolism

Mouse study uncovers new class of hormones that could reverse obesity-related disease

9/17/2008
Premixed Insulin May Offer Better Blood Sugar Control

Study compared these formulations to long-acting insulin and other medications

9/17/2008
New Noninvasive Device Could Control Diabetes

Intestinal liner leads to significant drops in blood sugar levels, researcher says

9/9/2008
Heavier People Have Heart Attacks Earlier

12 years sooner for the most obese, new research finds

9/8/2008
Once-Weekly Diabetes Drug Boosts Blood Sugar Control

But Byetta has also been linked recently to patient deaths

8/27/2008
Pancreatic Cells Turned Into Insulin-Producing Beta Cells

Researchers say feat could lead to treatment for diabetes

8/27/2008
4 More Deaths Reported Among Byetta Patients

Brings death toll to 6 associated with diabetes drug; exact cause unknown

8/25/2008
LDL Cholesterol Tied to Increased Cancer Risk in Diabetics

Using these levels as markers could help clinicians better treat patients, Chinese study finds

8/13/2008
Poor Coordination in Childhood Tied to Adult Obesity

Clumsiness at age 7, below-par motor skills at 11 linked to weight gain later, study says

8/12/2008
Weight Loss After Diabetes Diagnosis Offers Big Benefits: Study

And the improvements in blood sugar and blood pressure last, even if weight comes back

7/30/2008
Pre-Pregnancy Diabetes Boosts Risk for Birth Defects

Women 3 to 4 times more likely to deliver baby with at least one problem, U.S. study finds

7/28/2008
Diet Key to Diabetes Risk

Fruits, vegetables, exercise reduce chances of blood sugar disease, studies find

7/25/2008
Some Sweeteners Inhibit Enzyme Tied to Type 2 Diabetes

Antioxidants in date sugar, dark brown sugars help control blood pressure, heart disease

7/17/2008
U.S. Obesity Epidemic Continues to Grow

One-quarter of Americans report being obese, CDC report says

7/8/2008
Kids' Obesity May Lead to Epidemic of Adult Diabetes

Impact has yet to be felt, since type 2 course may take 10 years to show, study says

7/7/2008
New Spanish Consumer Guide Compares Diabetes Meds

Publication aimed at assisting the 1 in 8 Hispanics with type 2 disease

7/3/2008
FDA Panel Calls for More Testing of Diabetes Drugs

Wants long-term studies to assure medications don't raise cardiovascular risks

6/26/2008
Unhealthy Meals Dull Older Diabetics' Memory

Antioxidant vitamins counter cognitive decline, but experts say eating healthy is better

6/24/2008
24 Million Americans Had Diabetes in 2007

57 million more had pre-diabetes, but education drive making inroads, CDC says

6/18/2008
Weight Loss After Gastric Bypass Is Key to Easing Diabetes

Patients who dropped most pounds went off diabetes meds and into remission, study found

6/17/2008
Diabetes Drug May Prevent Early Puberty in Young Girls

Metformin delayed first menstruation, cut body fat for those at risk of insulin resistance

6/17/2008
Study Ties Herpes Virus to Emerging Form of Diabetes

French researchers say antibodies linked to disease found in Sub-Saharan Africans

6/17/2008
Diabetes and Depression Go Hand-in-Hand

And doctors need to be aware of the connection, study says

6/16/2008
Diabetes Might Help Spur Hearing Loss

Study finds higher rate of impairment among diabetics

6/16/2008
Less Intensive Treatment Given Diabetic Women With Heart Disease

They have poorer control of risk factors, less likely to get cholesterol-lowering meds

6/15/2008
Fitness a Key Element in Determining Male Diabetic's Longevity

7-year study found staying in good shape more important than weight

6/10/2008
Weekly Drug Helps Type 2 Diabetics

Longer-lasting exenatide maintained glucose levels, helped patients lose weight, study reports

6/8/2008
Older Diabetics' Risk of Cardiac Ischemia Lower Than Thought

Those 55 to 75 with type 2 disease have same odds for condition, regardless of screening

6/7/2008
Doctors Urged to Look for Link Between Type 2 Diabetes, Sleep Apnea

Group pushes new clinical practices to have patients presenting with one checked for other

6/7/2008
Gum Care Helps Control Type 2 Diabetes and Its Complications

Periodontal disease associated with higher levels of insulin resistance, studies say

6/7/2008
Studies Differ on Benefits of Aggressive Blood Sugar Control

But experts say controlling glucose levels is key for most diabetics

6/6/2008
Scientists ID Gene Regulating Blood Glucose Levels

Copies of variant don't boost type 2 diabetes risk but could suggest its causes

6/4/2008
Two-Drug Combo Reduces Diabetic Kidney Damage

Almost 25 percent of participants saw urine protein levels lowered significantly

5/30/2008
Mediterranean Diet May Ward Off Type 2 Diabetes

The eating plan is rich in fruits and vegetables and low in animal products

5/27/2008
Enriched Cocoa Improves Blood Flow in Diabetics

Natural compounds called flavanols may be responsible for the benefit, study says

5/23/2008
Lifestyle Changes Can Keep Diabetes at Bay for 14 Years

Among people at high risk, healthy eating and exercise can delay disease, researchers say

5/20/2008
Oxidized LDL Cholesterol Linked to Metabolic Syndrome

Condition can lead to heart attack and stroke, researchers note

5/19/2008
Many Diabetics Don't Get Necessary Blood Pressure Treatment

Only half of patients had their therapy changed as needed, study found

5/12/2008
Decoding Muscle Stem Cell Development

Nutrient restriction triggers pathway involved with life span, study finds

5/8/2008
Fetal Gene May Contribute to Diabetes Risk

Study finds it plays key role in development of defective cells in type 2 diabetics

5/2/2008
Diabetes Seems to Heighten Glaucoma Risk

Regular screenings may help prevent irreversible nerve damage

4/28/2008
Pre-Pregnancy Diabetes Rates Have Doubled

More women are overweight as they conceive, raising complication risks, study finds

4/18/2008
Metabolic Syndrome Triggered by Overeating, Not Obesity

Mouse study concludes weight gain is an early symptom, not a direct cause