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ADA Guidelines promote new diabetes test
Date: 2009-12-29 22:33:56
The most recent set of clinical guidelines from the American Diabetes Association (ADA) encourages the use of the hemoglobin A1C blood test for the diagnosis of type-2 diabetes and pre-diabetes.... Full Story

Promise of new diabetes treatment could encourage testing
Date: 2009-12-22 22:15:53
The recent identification of a protein associated with the development of type 2 diabetes may lead to new drugs used to combat the condition, scientists say.... Full Story

Steroids may help diabetics overcome eye disease, clinical testing reveals
Date: 2009-12-17 22:35:53
The progression of diabetic retinopathy, an eye disease related to the onset of diabetes, may be slowed by injecting steroids directly into the retina, according to new research.... Full Story

Researchers: Other medical problems may influence diabetics' blood sugar ta
Date: 2009-12-15 22:24:58
People who suffer from type-2 diabetes and frequently experience other medical problems may need to consider more factors besides strict blood sugar control when treating their condition, researchers say.... Full Story

Drug may improve insulin production in diabetes patients
Date: 2009-12-07 22:23:19
Rituximab, a drug used to treat non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and rheumatoid arthritis, may be help patients diagnosed with type-1 diabetes control their insulin levels, according to new research.... Full Story

Study: Diabetes cases, costs on the rise
Date: 2009-11-30 21:55:09
With more than 23 million Americans already diagnosed with diabetes, the number of individuals affected by the condition in the U.S. is expected to double over the next 25 years, according to new research.... Full Story

Clinical testing uncovers molecule linked to type-2 diabetes
Date: 2009-11-24 22:59:35
The longstanding link between obesity and type-2 diabetes has been examined by a European research team that claims to have discovered the molecule responsible for promoting insulin resistance in fatty tissue.... Full Story

FDA: Diabetes drug may cause unexpected side effects
Date: 2009-11-13 22:07:12
After receiving numerous reports of kidney problems in patients taking a diabetes medication, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning regarding the drug's prescription information.... Full Story

Health campaign promotes diabetes awareness, testing
Date: 2009-11-03 09:00:00
While diabetes accounts for more deaths in the U.S. than breast cancer and AIDS combined, few Americans know of the prevalence and risks associated with the disease, according to new research.... Full Story

Diabetes tests reveal prenatal vegetable diet may be preventative
Date: 2009-11-02 21:00:12
Eating vegetables during pregnancy may reduce the risk of having children with type 1 diabetes, according to a new study.... Full Story

Experts: Testing helps curb diabetes 'epidemic'
Date: 2009-10-20 22:02:01
A report by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) has revealed that individuals worldwide are developing diabetes at a faster rate than experts initially thought.... Full Story

Researchers: Pistachios can deter obesity, diabetes
Date: 2009-10-13 22:14:10
Following a recommendation that Americans limit their sugar intake by the American Heart Association (AHA), some researchers are parading pistachios as a way to moderate sugar consumption.... Full Story

Study: Anti-oxidants may foster onset of diabetes
Date: 2009-10-08 22:02:54
Though anti-oxidants are most commonly referred to as allies in health, new research suggests that they could play a key role in the early onset of type-2 diabetes.... Full Story

Scientists study grapes, get closer to new diabetes treatment
Date: 2009-10-07 22:28:36
A molecule found in red grapes may be a key element in attempts to curb the symptoms of type-2 diabetes, new research suggests.... Full Story

Study may encourage diabetes testing in pregnant women
Date: 2009-10-01 22:24:25
A study conducted by the National Institutes of Health found that treating even mild forms of gestational diabetes in pregnant women can reduce the occurrence of birth complications among infants and blood pressure disorders in mothers.... Full Story

Research: Type-2 diabetes linked with heart disorder, stroke
Date: 2009-09-29 20:19:33
Women with type-2 diabetes have are at a greater risk of developing a potentially fatal irregular heartbeat, according to new research.... Full Story

Researchers link diabetes with circadian rhythm
Date: 2009-09-18 22:40:40
The genes in humans that regulate the body's so-called internal clock also function to regulate the amount of insulin in the body, according to new research.... Full Story

Research Grant May Encourage Diabetes Testing
Date: 2009-09-08 22:22:15
A summer research grant has allowed students to take a more active role in diabetes and kidney research.... Full Story

FDA: Stolen insulin creates public health risk
Date: 2009-09-03 20:45:12
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration released a statement reminding the public that corrupted and potentially dangerous samples of insulin may be for sale.... Full Story

New hormone target for blood sugar control may help diabetics
Date: 2009-08-12 12:02:00
Diabetes costs the U.S. more than $174 billion a year in reduced productivity and expenses according to recent studies.... Full Story

New Surgeon General focused on preventive medicine
Date: 2009-07-15 21:43:56
Dr Regina Benjamin, nominated earlier this week by President Obama to be the next Surgeon General of the U.S., has said she plans to be a voice for change in the healthcare system, inspired by the loss of her family to preventable diseases.... Full Story

Breast cancer risk may be linked to metabolic syndrome factors
Date: 2009-07-01 20:43:07
Elements of the metabolic syndrome may affect the risk of breast cancer after menopause, according to new results published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.... Full Story

Diabetes costs the U.S. billions a year
Date: 2009-06-30 17:45:27
The reduced productivity and expenses associated with diabetes costs the U.S. economy more than $174 billion a year, according to a series of articles in the recent issue of Population Health Management.... Full Story

Advances made in ongoing struggle with diabetes
Date: 2009-06-10 18:04:16
The revelation that U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Sonia Sotomayor has type 1 diabetes provoked much reaction, with some wondering whether or not the disease should disqualify her.... Full Story

Sleep patterns may be linked to increased risk of diabetes
Date: 2009-06-09 15:06:14
Sleep may well be the most underrated healthy lifestyle choice. Researchers specializing in sleep have found that sleeping for too long or too short may be linked to an increased risk of diabetes.... Full Story

International expert committee recommends new diagnostic diabetes test
Date: 2009-06-08 19:33:16
The American Diabetes Association (ADA), the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) have all joined together to recommend switching to the hemoglobin A1C assay for the diagnosis of diabetes.... Full Story

Study: Triglycerides better predictor of diabetic nerve loss than blood sug
Date: 2009-05-27 19:56:46
Patients with diabetes need to monitor their blood fat levels as well as their blood sugar levels, because they are at risk of nerve damage or even loss, according to a study appearing in the research journal Diabetes.... Full Story

Diabetes still poses serious circulatory risks
Date: 2009-05-21 21:35:17
The risk of major amputation or even death from circulatory problems in the lower limbs for people with diabetes is still fairly high, according to Italian researchers.... Full Story

Even small improvements in glucose pay off for diabetics
Date: 2009-05-20 22:23:57
The long-term risk of complications from diabetes can be mitigated by even small improvements in glucose control, according to a study presented at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, reports HealthDay.... Full Story

Controlling diabetes difficult for many Americans
Date: 2009-05-18 20:47:54
Almost half of the 18 million Americans diagnosed with diabetes were unable to get their blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol under optimal control in 2006, according to the latest numbers from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.... Full Story

New evidence of how high blood sugar raises blood pressure could help treat
Date: 2009-05-13 20:18:25
High blood sugar in patients with diabetes causes damage to blood vessels, and new research may reveal how - a glucose-derived molecule modifies proteins that affect the blood vessels.... Full Story

Researchers explore links between diabetes and Alzheimer's disease
Date: 2009-05-11 19:12:00
In a special issue of the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, researchers explore the possible ways in which Alzheimer's and type 2 diabetes may be linked.... Full Story

Heart disease risk higher for 'pre-diabetics'
Date: 2009-04-23 21:19:06
Impaired glucose tolerance, even when not classified as diabetes, can increase the risk of heart disease for older adults, according to a new study.... Full Story

Sudden drops in blood sugar increase dementia risk, researchers find
Date: 2009-04-15 20:33:05
Just a single serious episode of hypoglycemia may be enough to place a diabetic patient at increased risk of developing dementia, says a new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association.... Full Story

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