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Children with Diabetes at High Risk for Eye Problems, Study Finds

Children with diabetes face an increased risk of developing a condition that damages the retina… and the risk is significantly higher in kids with type 2 diabetes, researchers say.

Dangerous Diabetes Tied to Pregnancy Is on the Rise

Obesity and older maternal age are likely contributing to a significant increase in gestational diabetes, researchers say

Eating Fruit Lowers Your Risk of Diabetes, Study Finds

Eating at least 2 servings of whole fruit daily increases insulin sensitivity and lowers your odds of type 2 diabetes, researchers say.

Having An Early Breakfast Helps Cut Diabetes Risk, Study Finds

People who eat breakfast before 8:30am have lower blood sugar levels, researchers say

Prediabetes May Be Harming Your Brain

Prediabetes may increase the risk of cognitive decline and vascular dementia

Young Female Diabetics at Higher Heart Disease Risk

High blood sugar can increase the risk for premature heart disease by 600%, researchers warn.

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11 Jan
Four Factors in Midlife Predict a Healthy Old Age for Women

Four Factors in Midlife Predict a Healthy Old Age for Women

Examining a woman's health in midlife can predict her health decades later, researchers say.

Four specific factors — higher body mass index (BMI), smoking, arthritis and depressive symptoms — at age 55 are associated with clinically important declines in physical hea...

05 Jan
Insulin Isn't the Only Blood Sugar Regulator

Insulin Isn't the Only Blood Sugar Regulator

Scientists have known for 100 years that insulin is the body's main mechanism for controlling blood sugar levels, but researchers have now discovered a second hormone does the same job a bit differently -- and they say it could be a new target for treating diabetes.

The ...

30 Dec
Experts Issue Guidelines on Diabetes-Linked Nerve Damage

Experts Issue Guidelines on Diabetes-Linked Nerve Damage

A leading medical group has updated a guideline for treating pain and numbness caused by diabetes.

The problems, which affect the hands and feet, are the result of nerve damage, also known as

23 Dec
When Gums Aren't Healthy, Mind and Body May Follow

When Gums Aren't Healthy, Mind and Body May Follow

Gum disease isn't just a threat to your teeth. It also increases your risk of diabetes, heart disease, mental woes and more, British researchers report.

"The study reinforces the importance of prevention, early identification and treatment of

22 Dec
Who's Dying Young in U.S. From Heart Attacks?

Who's Dying Young in U.S. From Heart Attacks?

Fewer Americans are dying prematurely from heart attack compared with years ago, but progress has stalled out in the past decade, new research shows.

For the study, the researchers examined 20 years of data on heart attack deaths among Americans under 65 — deaths that ...

30 Nov
Psychiatric Disorders and Type 2 Diabetes Often Go Together

Psychiatric Disorders and Type 2 Diabetes Often Go Together

According to new research, people with psychiatric disorders often have to deal with another trouble: Higher rates of type 2 diabetes than the general population.

"Increased prevalence of type 2 diabetes among individuals with a psychiatric disorder suggests that these c...

19 Nov
Low-Dose Aspirin Won't Affect Dementia Risk in People With Diabetes

Low-Dose Aspirin Won't Affect Dementia Risk in People With Diabetes

Low-dose aspirin neither reduces nor increases the risk of dementia in adults with type 2 diabetes, a new study finds.

"This is reassuring that an increase in the risk of dementia is unlikely for the millions of people worldwide who regularly take aspirin to protect agai...

12 Nov
People With Diabetes Less Likely to Spot Dangerous A-Fib: Study

People With Diabetes Less Likely to Spot Dangerous A-Fib: Study

If they have diabetes, people with atrial fibrillation (a-fib) are less likely to notice symptoms of the common heart rhythm disorder. They also tend to have a higher risk of serious complications, a new study finds.

"It is remarkable to find that patients with diabetes ...

09 Nov
Why Are Young Black Americans Becoming Less Heart-Healthy?

Why Are Young Black Americans Becoming Less Heart-Healthy?

Young, Black Americans are experiencing significant spikes in obesity, type 2 diabetes and smoking, all risk factors for heart attack and stroke.

Between 2007 and 2017 -- before the COVID-19 pandemic and the concerns it has created -- hospitalized Black Americans aged 18...

04 Nov
Could 'Brown Fat' Make Some Obese People Healthier?

Could 'Brown Fat' Make Some Obese People Healthier?

All body fat is not the same.

And a new study suggests that folks who have more of what's known as brown fat may have a lower risk of weight-related health problems, such as diabetes and high blood p...

03 Nov
Have Diabetes? Here's How to Save Your Sight

Have Diabetes? Here's How to Save Your Sight

Managing your diabetes can be tough, but your eyes might thank you for it.

Diabetic retinopathy is a diabetes complication that damages the retina's blood vessels, often resulting in vision loss and blindness. The condition occurs in more than half of people with diabete...

28 Oct
Tingling, Burning in Your Feet? Common Condition May Be the Cause

Tingling, Burning in Your Feet? Common Condition May Be the Cause

The number of people experiencing numbness, pins and needles, and burning pain in their feet and toes seems to be on the rise, new research suggests, and some of these folks may be at increased risk for heart trouble.

Exactly why there has been an uptick in "small fiber ...

25 Oct
Why Are Cases of Pancreatic Cancer Rising in Young Women?

Why Are Cases of Pancreatic Cancer Rising in Young Women?

In his work with patients who have pancreatic cancer, Dr. Srinivas Gaddam was bothered by something that he was seeing.

"There are some patients that you can't stop thinking about because they've left a mark on you and you try your best to turn things around, but there's...

22 Oct
Deadly Liver Disease Tied to Obesity Is on the Rise

Deadly Liver Disease Tied to Obesity Is on the Rise

Liver disease is usually associated with alcoholism or hepatitis, but obesity and diabetes are becoming an even more dire threat for potentially fatal liver damage, a new study reveals.

In fact, advanced fatty liver disease increases a person's risk of death by nearly s...

05 Oct
Statins: Good for the Heart, Maybe Not So Good for Diabetes

Statins: Good for the Heart, Maybe Not So Good for Diabetes

Statins are proven to lower cholesterol, but they may also come with a downside for patients with diabetes: A new study finds they may make the blood sugar disease worse.

Researchers found that among those taking statins, 56% saw their diabetes progress, compared with 48...

01 Oct
Scientists Untangle Why Diabetes Might Raise Alzheimer's Risk

Scientists Untangle Why Diabetes Might Raise Alzheimer's Risk

Type 2 diabetes may up the risk for Alzheimer's disease by altering brain function, new animal research suggests.

A University of Nevada Las Vegas team showed that chronically high blood sugar could impair memory and alter aspects of working memory networks in rodents.

30 Sep
What Blood Sugar Levels Best Protect Against Heart Trouble in Those With Diabetes?

What Blood Sugar Levels Best Protect Against Heart Trouble in Those With Diabetes?

For people with diabetes who have a stroke, there may be an ideal blood sugar target to prevent another one or a heart attack, a South Korean study finds.

To determine average blood sugar levels over the past two to three months, the study team used the hemoglobin A1C te...

28 Sep
Osteoporosis Drug May Keep Type 2 Diabetes at Bay

Osteoporosis Drug May Keep Type 2 Diabetes at Bay

A drug widely used to treat osteoporosis might reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests.

Taking the drug alendronate (Fosamax) for at least eight years could potentially reduce a person's risk of type 2 diabetes by more than half, compared to people never...

27 Sep
Intermittent Fasting Can Cut Your Risk of Diabetes, Heart Disease

Intermittent Fasting Can Cut Your Risk of Diabetes, Heart Disease

In terms of healthy eating, timing is everything.

That's the word from researchers who claim the time of day that you eat may be just as important for your health as what you eat.

Having your meals in a consistent window of 8 to 10 hours may help prevent and manag...

23 Sep
Is Insulin Resistance a Recipe for Depression?

Is Insulin Resistance a Recipe for Depression?

Insulin resistance can make you more than twice as likely to develop major depression, even if you haven't developed full-blown diabetes, a new study reports.

Initially healthy people who later developed prediabetes were 2.6 times more likely to come down with major depr...

23 Sep
Common Hormone Disorder in Women Costs U.S. $8 Billion a Year

Common Hormone Disorder in Women Costs U.S. $8 Billion a Year

Treating polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) — the most common hormone disorder in women of child-bearing age — is costly.

In 2020, diagnosing and treating this disorder cost an estimated $8 billion in the United States, according to a

17 Sep
Common Eye Conditions Tied to Higher Risk for Dementia

Common Eye Conditions Tied to Higher Risk for Dementia

Diseases that can rob you of vision as you age also appear to be tied to an increased risk for dementia, a new study finds.

Specifically, age-related macular degeneration, cataracts and diabetes-related eye disease were linked with a higher likelihood of dementia, resear...

10 Sep
Black Americans, Mexican Americans Develop Diabetes Earlier in Life

Black Americans, Mexican Americans Develop Diabetes Earlier in Life

Black Americans and Mexican Americans typically develop type 2 diabetes up to seven years earlier than their white counterparts, a new study finds.

In all, more than 25% of adults in the two groups reported being diagnosed with diabetes before age 40, and 20% didn't know...

24 Aug
Expert Panel Lowers Routine Screening Age for Diabetes to 35

Expert Panel Lowers Routine Screening Age for Diabetes to 35

The recommended age to start screening overweight and obese people for diabetes will be lowered by five years from 40 to 35, the nation's leading panel of preventive health experts has announced.

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has decided an earlier fiv...

18 Aug
Dangerous Diabetes Tied to Pregnancy Is on the Rise

Dangerous Diabetes Tied to Pregnancy Is on the Rise

Growing numbers of pregnant women are developing gestational diabetes, putting them and their babies at risk for complications later on.

Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes that develops during pregnancy in women who weren't already diabetic.

Between 2011 an...

18 Aug
Diabetes-Linked Amputations: Your Race, State Matters

Diabetes-Linked Amputations: Your Race, State Matters

Poorly controlled diabetes can lead to amputations of toes, feet or legs, though it isn't inevitable.

But your race and where you live might play a big part in whether amputation is your fate if you are diagnosed with the blood sugar disorder, new research suggests.

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18 Aug
Diabetes in Pregnancy Tied to Eye Issues in Kids

Diabetes in Pregnancy Tied to Eye Issues in Kids

Children whose mothers had diabetes during pregnancy are at increased risk for severe forms of common eye problems such as far- and near-sightedness and astigmatism, a long-term study suggests.

Collectively, they're known as refractive errors, conditions in which the eye...

16 Aug
Sit All Day for Work? Simple Step Can Cut Your Health Risk

Sit All Day for Work? Simple Step Can Cut Your Health Risk

Take a work break: A small, new study suggests that getting out of your chair every half hour may help improve your blood sugar levels and your overall health.

Every hour spent sitting or lying down increases the risk for metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes, the study...

12 Aug
Some Diabetes Meds Might Also Lower Alzheimer's Risk

Some Diabetes Meds Might Also Lower Alzheimer's Risk

Older adults who take certain diabetes drugs may see a slower decline in their memory and thinking skills, a new study suggests.

Researchers in South Korea found that among older people who'd been having memory issues, those using diabetes drugs called DDP-4 inhibitors t...

10 Aug
Diet Key to Better Health in People With Diabetes

Diet Key to Better Health in People With Diabetes

A diet rich in fresh veggies, fruit and fiber has meaningful benefits for people with diabetes, a new research review confirms.

Doctors have long recommended this kind of "low-glycemic" eating regimen to help patients manage their diabetes and keep blood sugar level...

30 Jul
When Deductibles Rise, More Diabetes Patients Skip Their Meds

When Deductibles Rise, More Diabetes Patients Skip Their Meds

As many Americans know, today's health insurance plans often come with high deductibles. Those out-of-pocket costs could cause harm: New research shows that 20% of people who have diabetes and high-deductible health plans regularly skip their medications.

Not keeping up ...

29 Jul
Type 2 Diabetes in Teens Can Bring Dangerous Complications in 20s

Type 2 Diabetes in Teens Can Bring Dangerous Complications in 20s

Children diagnosed with type 2 diabetes face a high likelihood of developing complications before age 30, a new study suggests.

Researchers found that among 500 children and teenagers with type 2 diabetes, 60% developed at least one complication over the next 15 years --...

29 Jul
FDA OKs Automatic Use of a Cheaper Generic  Insulin

FDA OKs Automatic Use of a Cheaper Generic  Insulin

U.S. pharmacists will now be able to automatically substitute a cheaper biosimilar for a more expensive brand-name insulin, the U.S Food and Drug Administration announced Wednesday.

The agency's approval of an "interchangeable" biosimilar could save diabetics and health ...

28 Jul
Dementia Cases Will Nearly Triple Worldwide by 2050: Study

Dementia Cases Will Nearly Triple Worldwide by 2050: Study

The global total of people living with dementia will rise nearly three-fold by 2050, researchers say.

Cases are projected to increase from an estimated 57.4 million in 2019 to an estimated 152.8 million in 2050, driven mainly by population growth and aging.

This "e...

27 Jul
The Heat Is On: Staying Safe When Temperatures Soar

The Heat Is On: Staying Safe When Temperatures Soar

Midsummer heat and high humidity aren't just uncomfortable -- they're a combo that can cause serious illness and even death.

"Whenever you walk or do outdoor activity, take a friend with you who can help you if you run into trouble," Dr. Eleanor Dunham advised. She's an ...

14 Jul
Americans With Diabetes Were Hit Hard by COVID Pandemic

Americans With Diabetes Were Hit Hard by COVID Pandemic

As many as two of every five Americans who've died from COVID-19 were suffering from diabetes, making the chronic disease one of the highest-risk conditions during the pandemic, an expert says.

About 40% of deaths from COVID-19 in the United States were among diabetics, ...

13 Jul
Whole Grains Every Day: Key to Your Health and Waistline

Whole Grains Every Day: Key to Your Health and Waistline

Whole grains can help older adults maintain a thinner waist, lower blood pressure and lower blood sugar, new research suggests.

Just three servings a day may do the trick, the authors said.

One serving is a slice of whole-grain bread, a half-cup of rolled oat cere...

29 Jun
Walmart to Offer Low-Priced Insulin

Walmart to Offer Low-Priced Insulin

TUESDAY, June 29, 2021 (HealthDay News) --Walmart said Tuesday that it will start selling its own private brand of insulin at much lower prices than competing products.

Insulin prices have skyrocketed in recent years, making it unaffordable for some Americans with diabet...

29 Jun
Weekly Injected Drug Could Boost Outcomes for Patients With Type 2 Diabetes

Weekly Injected Drug Could Boost Outcomes for Patients With Type 2 Diabetes

People with type 2 diabetes face heightened risks for heart attack and stroke, as well as progressive kidney disease. But a new once-a-week injected drug called efpeglenatide could greatly reduce their odds for those outcomes, new research shows.

The clinical trial was ...

29 Jun
Poorly Managed Diabetes Raises Odds for More Severe COVID

Poorly Managed Diabetes Raises Odds for More Severe COVID

Hospitalized patients with diabetes who hadn't been taking their medication had more severe cases of COVID-19, a new study shows.

"Our results highlight the importance of assessing, monitoring and controlling blood glucose [sugar] in hospitalized COVID-19 patients from ...

16 Jun
Obesity in Teens Raises Adult Diabetes Risk, Even After Weight Loss

Obesity in Teens Raises Adult Diabetes Risk, Even After Weight Loss

In a finding that confirms what many suspect, a new study shows that teens who are overweight or obese may be more likely to develop type 2 diabetes or have a heart attack in their 30s and 40s.

These teens are also more likely to have other health issues down the road, r...

11 Jun
There Is No 'Healthy Obesity,' Study Finds

There Is No 'Healthy Obesity,' Study Finds

There is no such thing as healthy obesity, a Scottish study reports.

A normal metabolic profile doesn't mean an obese person is actually healthy, because he or she still has an increased risk of diabetes, heart disease, stroke and respiratory illness, University of Glasg...

10 Jun
America Is Losing the War Against Diabetes

America Is Losing the War Against Diabetes

After years of improvement, Americans with diabetes may be losing some ground in controlling the condition, a new government-funded study shows.

Researchers found that between 1999 and the early 2010s, U.S. adults with diabetes made substantial gains: A growing percentag...

09 Jun
New Links Between Poor Sleep, Diabetes and Death

New Links Between Poor Sleep, Diabetes and Death

A combination of poor sleep and diabetes significantly increases a person's risk of early death, a new study finds.

The analysis of data from nearly 500,000 middle-aged adults in the United Kingdom showed that compared to other folks, the risk of death from any cause ove...

08 Jun
Fewer Than 1 in 10 American Adults Get Enough Dietary Fiber

Fewer Than 1 in 10 American Adults Get Enough Dietary Fiber

TUESDAY, June 8, 2021 (HealthDay News) - If you're like most American adults, it might be time to reach for a piece of fruit, a plate of vegetables or a bowl of whole grains.

Only 7% of adults get enough fiber, a type of carbohydrate that passes through the body undigest...

03 Jun
In People With Type 1 Diabetes, Poor Blood Sugar Control Could Raise Dementia Risk

In People With Type 1 Diabetes, Poor Blood Sugar Control Could Raise Dementia Risk

Severe high and low blood sugar events in older adults with type 1 diabetes may significantly increase their risk of dementia, according to a new study.

"For people with diabetes, both severely high and low blood sugar levels are emergencies and both extremes can largely...

02 Jun
Blood Sugar Tests Using Sweat, Not Blood? They Could Be on the Way

Blood Sugar Tests Using Sweat, Not Blood? They Could Be on the Way

A new quick and painless sensor that measures blood sugar in human sweat may mean far fewer finger pricks for the millions of people who live with diabetes.

Monitoring blood sugar to make sure it remains in the target range is the cornerstone of diabetes management, but ...

01 Jun
Losing Weight Can Beat Diabetes and Also Help the Heart

Losing Weight Can Beat Diabetes and Also Help the Heart

An aggressive weight-loss program not only achieves remission of type 2 diabetes, but may also end the need for blood pressure medications, new research shows.

"Our study shows that, in addition to possible remission from type 2 diabetes, there are other very important h...

26 May
Could Certain Diabetes Drugs Fight Asthma, Too?

Could Certain Diabetes Drugs Fight Asthma, Too?

Researchers have discovered that when patients who have type 2 diabetes and asthma take a certain class of medication to control their blood sugar, their asthma symptoms also improved.

Not only could this help diabetes patients who may have less asthma control on asthma ...

19 May
When Diabetes Strikes in Pregnancy, Do Women Eat Healthier?

When Diabetes Strikes in Pregnancy, Do Women Eat Healthier?

Women who develop diabetes in pregnancy don't tend to make healthy diet or exercise changes to help fight it, a new study finds.

That could have dire consequences: Gestational (pregnancy-related) diabetes raises the risks of high blood pressure in mothers, larger babies,...

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