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Short periods of high-intensity workouts effective for controlling diabetes   Short periods of high-intensity workouts effective for controlling diabetes
Date: 2011-12-12 16:50:18
Regular exercise is known to be one of the most effective ways for individuals with diabetes to have healthier blood tests measuring glucose levels. However, many people have a hard time hitting recommendations for weekly physical activity.... Full Story

Shift workers at greater risk for diabetes, study finds   Shift workers at greater risk for diabetes, study finds
Date: 2011-12-07 16:52:22
Women who have worked night shifts for significant portions of their careers may benefit from seeking blood testing to determine if their glucose levels are within normal ranges. A new study indicates that professionals who work this type of schedule are much more likely to develop diabetes.... Full Story

Blood tests predict diabetes risk but are infrequently utilized   Blood tests predict diabetes risk but are infrequently utilized
Date: 2011-11-29 16:08:10
A number of measures of health including cholesterol testing can be used to predict a person's future diabetes risk, but a new study published in the British Medical Journal indicates that these procedures are rarely utilized appropriately.... Full Story

New tool makes lab test results more accessible for doctors  New tool makes lab test results more accessible for doctors
Date: 2011-11-21 16:40:20
A new tool developed by a team of researchers from the University of Missouri may make it easier for doctors to access diabetic patients' HbA1c test results as well as other vital pieces of information that help boost care quality.... Full Story

Obesity and diabetes rates set to explode, researchers warn   Obesity and diabetes rates set to explode, researchers warn
Date: 2011-11-17 16:46:15
A large segment of the U.S. population may soon receive a positive HbA1c test indicating they have diabetes unless current trends are curtailed, according to a new study.... Full Story

Growing population could mean higher rates of diabetes, expert says   Growing population could mean higher rates of diabetes, expert says
Date: 2011-11-14 16:32:06
As the population continues to increase, one expert is predicting even more people will receive HbA1c tests indicating they have diabetes. The warning comes at a time when diabetes rates are already at record highs.... Full Story

People who eat more fish are less likely to develop diabetes, study finds  People who eat more fish are less likely to develop diabetes, study finds
Date: 2011-11-11 16:32:22
For individuals who have received unhealthy HbA1c test results, eating more fish may lead to better control over blood sugar levels, according to a new study out of the University of Valencia in Spain.... Full Story

New research may help make blood sugar testing easier   New research may help make blood sugar testing easier
Date: 2011-11-10 16:48:11
For individuals who have received positive HbA1c tests indicating they have diabetes, checking their blood sugar on a regular basis may be a painful, uncomfortable experience. However, a team of researchers may have identified an easier way to measure glucose levels.... Full Story

Researchers find link between diabetes and cognitive decline   Researchers find link between diabetes and cognitive decline
Date: 2011-11-08 16:48:48
Individuals who have received unhealthy HbA1c tests indicating they have diabetes may be more likely to experience cognitive complications as they age, according to a new study published in the journal Diabetes Care.... Full Story

National Diabetes Month provides opportunities for individuals to reevaluate their lifestyles   National Diabetes Month provides opportunities for individuals to reevaluate their lifestyles
Date: 2011-11-07 16:48:12
With large segments of the society predicted to develop type 2 diabetes within the coming years, experts are saying that November, which is National Diabetes Month, is the perfect to seek HbA1c testing to check for the presence of the disease and to take proactive steps to avoid metabolic problems.... Full Story

Expert says managing blood sugar is one of the keys to living longer   Expert says managing blood sugar is one of the keys to living longer
Date: 2011-10-21 15:41:12
Paying attention to HbA1c test scores may be one of the best ways for diabetics to reduce their chances of developing heart and heart disease increase their life expectancy, according to one expert.... Full Story

Better neighborhoods may mean improved health for those at risk for diabetes  Better neighborhoods may mean improved health for those at risk for diabetes
Date: 2011-10-20 15:55:58
Moving to a safer, more prosperous neighborhood may be one important way individuals can improve their HbA1c test scores and reduce their chances of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.... Full Story

Stem cell therapy may benefit type 1 diabetics   Stem cell therapy may benefit type 1 diabetics
Date: 2011-10-19 08:22:13
Neural stem cell transplants may soon become one of the best methods for improve insulin test scores among individuals with type 1 diabetes, according to a new study published in the journal EMBO Molecular Medicine.... Full Story

Finding could lead to new medications to treat diabetes  Finding could lead to new medications to treat diabetes
Date: 2011-10-18 15:59:39
Findings from a recent study could open the door to the development of new medications that help diabetics significantly improve their insulin test results by enabling them to regrow cells that produce the blood sugar-lowering hormone.... Full Story

Clinical practice guidelines may be tainted by influence from industry   Clinical practice guidelines may be tainted by influence from industry
Date: 2011-10-13 16:10:34
Clinical practice guidelines are a vital source of information instructing doctors on how often a person with diabetes should receive HbA1c tests, cholesterol screening and other vital examinations to make sure they are effectively managing the condition.... Full Story

New guidelines recommend continuous glucose monitoring devices for some diabetics   New guidelines recommend continuous glucose monitoring devices for some diabetics
Date: 2011-10-12 16:01:47
Using continuous glucose monitoring devices may be one way for many people with type 1 diabetes to improve their HbA1c test scores, according to a new set of clinical practice guidelines from the Endocrine Society.... Full Story

Education may help diabetics improve their blood sugar management   Education may help diabetics improve their blood sugar management
Date: 2011-10-11 15:58:21
Educating diabetic patients on lifestyle factors that can influence their condition may lead to significantly improved HbA1c test results, according to a series of investigations published in the Archives of Internal Medicine.... Full Story

Too much screen time associated with poorer HbA1c test scores  Too much screen time associated with poorer HbA1c test scores
Date: 2011-10-06 15:45:07
Spending too much time in front of the computer screen or television may lead to poorer HbA1c test results for diabetics, according to a new study published in the journal Diabetes Care.... Full Story

Researchers discover proteins that may explain cancer risk in diabetics  Researchers discover proteins that may explain cancer risk in diabetics
Date: 2011-09-29 15:04:18
It is commonly thought that high blood sugar levels, as indicated by HbA1c testing, are the primary cause of many of the health complications faced by diabetics. However, new evidence suggests that this may not be the case, at least when it comes to cancer.... Full Story

Regular visits to the doctor may improve health of diabetics   Regular visits to the doctor may improve health of diabetics
Date: 2011-09-28 08:46:42
More frequent visits to the doctor may help individuals with diabetes improve their HbA1c test scores, indicating better blood sugar regulation, according to a new study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine.... Full Story

Asthma worsens blood sugar control in diabetic children, study finds   Asthma worsens blood sugar control in diabetic children, study finds
Date: 2011-09-27 08:45:44
Children who suffer from asthma and diabetes may be more likely to have unhealthy HbA1c tests indicating poor blood sugar control, according to a new study published in the journal Pediatrics.... Full Story

HbA1c testing important for helping individuals avoid type 2 diabetes   HbA1c testing important for helping individuals avoid type 2 diabetes
Date: 2011-09-26 08:09:45
Routine HbA1c testing for individuals who have risk factors for type 2 diabetes may play an important role in their ability to remain healthy and avoid the metabolic condition. With 79 million people at risk for the disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, regular testing could help prevent a major health crisis in the U.S.... Full Story

New study finds no link between type 2 diabetes and BPA exposure   New study finds no link between type 2 diabetes and BPA exposure
Date: 2011-09-23 08:08:01
Contrary to results from previous investigations, a team of researchers has found that high levels of exposure to the plastics chemical bisphenol A, or BPA, may not increase a person's risk of receiving unhealthy HbA1c test results indicating they have type 2 diabetes.... Full Story

Poor night's sleep may put teens at risk for developing type 2 diabetes, study finds
Date: 2011-09-22 08:22:32
Failing to get a good night's sleep may put adolescents at a much higher risk of receiving unhealthy insulin test results, according to a new study out of the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.... Full Story

New research links type 2 diabetes to Alzheimer’s risk   New research links type 2 diabetes to Alzheimer’s risk
Date: 2011-09-21 08:04:11
A positive HbA1c test for type 2 diabetes may put an individual at an increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, as a new study has shown that the two conditions are closely linked.... Full Story

HbA1c testing reveals type 2 diabetes risk at an early point   HbA1c testing reveals type 2 diabetes risk at an early point
Date: 2011-09-20 15:44:27
The American Diabetes Association estimates that more than 1 million people could have diabetes but remain undiagnosed. This puts these individuals at a much higher risk of experiencing complications as a result of continually high blood sugar levels.... Full Story

Researchers regrow insulin-producing cells in mice with type 1 diabetes   Researchers regrow insulin-producing cells in mice with type 1 diabetes
Date: 2011-09-14 16:03:36
An international team of researchers may have developed a medication that could lead to improved insulin test results for individuals with type 1 diabetes and potentially even resolve the condition, according to a new study published in the journal Cell Metabolism.... Full Story

State-level diabetes recommendations may be poorly targeted   State-level diabetes recommendations may be poorly targeted
Date: 2011-09-14 08:05:50
A growing number of individuals are receiving positive HbA1c tests for diabetes, and a new study suggests that one reason for this may be that state programs aimed at addressing the situation are often not properly suited to tackling the problem in wider populations.... Full Story

Inflammation may actually be beneficial in diabetes treatment   Inflammation may actually be beneficial in diabetes treatment
Date: 2011-09-08 16:11:54
A positive HbA1c test for type 2 diabetes is a common consequence of obesity. However, doctors may be coming to a new understanding of the link between the two conditions, as a new study has found that inflammation may not be the cause of insulin resistance, contrary to what was previously thought.... Full Story

Diabetics treated at integrated care facilities are more likely to pick up their prescriptions   Diabetics treated at integrated care facilities are more likely to pick up their prescriptions
Date: 2011-09-07 16:04:11
For individuals who have received a positive HbA1c test for diabetes, getting treated at an integrated clinic that uses electronic health records and has an on-site pharmacy may improve their treatment. A new study has shown that patients at these facilities are more likely to take the medications their doctor prescribes.... Full Story

Aerobic exercise is best for improving diabetic symptoms, study finds   Aerobic exercise is best for improving diabetic symptoms, study finds
Date: 2011-09-06 16:28:07
For people who have received positive HbA1c tests for diabetes, physical activity is one of the most important things they can do for their health. However, there is disagreement over what types of exercises are the best. Now, a new study confirms that aerobic activity may help diabetics make the biggest improvements in their condition.... Full Story

Opticians may help in identifying undiagnosed diabetics   Opticians may help in identifying undiagnosed diabetics
Date: 2011-09-01 16:01:20
With type 2 diabetes rates continuing to soar, many people are now unaware they have the condition. However, new research suggests that conducting HbA1c testing at opticians' offices could help identify millions of undiagnosed diabetics.... Full Story

Diabetes rates may rise as experts predict obesity to spread   Diabetes rates may rise as experts predict obesity to spread
Date: 2011-08-31 14:47:07
Positive HbA1c tests for diabetes may soon become much more common, as new research indicates that the obesity rate in the U.S. could increase dramatically by 2030.... Full Story

Aerobic exercise is best for reducing diabetes risk   Aerobic exercise is best for reducing diabetes risk
Date: 2011-08-29 15:56:29
For those who have received HbA1c test results indicating they may have type 2 diabetes, one of the most important things they can do is work to reduce their abdominal fat. Excess fat in this area is known to contribute to chronic diseases, and eliminating it can lead to major improvements in metabolic health.... Full Story

Metabolic risk factors may increase diabetes risk in obese individuals   Metabolic risk factors may increase diabetes risk in obese individuals
Date: 2011-08-29 15:52:56
Obesity may be one of the leading causes of type 2 diabetes, but only some overweight individuals end up receiving positive HbA1c tests indicating they have the metabolic condition. A new study explains that the presence of other metabolic risk factors may account for why some obese people develop diabetes while others do not.... Full Story

Combination of common diabetes drug and exercise may be ineffective, study finds   Combination of common diabetes drug and exercise may be ineffective, study finds
Date: 2011-08-25 15:31:10
A growing number of people are now receiving positive HbA1c test results for type 2 diabetes. Many of these individuals will be prescribed a drug known as metformin and advised to get more exercise by their doctors. However, a new investigation shows that this combination of therapies may be ineffective.... Full Story

New study links physical inactivity to increased type 2 diabetes risk   New study links physical inactivity to increased type 2 diabetes risk
Date: 2011-08-24 15:40:34
As further proof that positive HbA1c tests indicating the presence of type 2 diabetes are largely preventable, new research has shown that physical inactivity has a direct impact on a person’s ability to control their blood sugar levels.... Full Story

Researchers find low rates of HbA1c testing among diabetics   Researchers find low rates of HbA1c testing among diabetics
Date: 2011-08-23 16:13:54
Regular HbA1c testing is recommended for all individuals with diabetes. It is widely considered to be a central part of disease management. However, new research indicates that many people with the condition are ignoring these recommendations.... Full Story

New study connects red meat and processed meat to increased diabetes risk   New study connects red meat and processed meat to increased diabetes risk
Date: 2011-08-11 15:54:07
Red meat and processed meat may significantly increase an individual's chances of developing type 2 diabetes, but dietary changes may minimize the risk, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.... Full Story

Mobile phone program shown to improve diabetes care   Mobile phone program shown to improve diabetes care
Date: 2011-08-08 16:07:49
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Diabetes may contribute to cognitive problems later in life Diabetes may contribute to cognitive problems later in life
Date: 2011-08-05 15:28:47
When a person receives HbA1c test results indicating they have diabetes, cardiovascular health is probably the first thing that the patient and their doctor will be concerned with. However, new research suggest that the cognitive function of these individuals may also be at risk.... Full Story

Weight gain in South Asian groups can have major consequences   Weight gain in South Asian groups can have major consequences
Date: 2011-07-29 14:22:01
South Asians who gain excess weight may be more likely than individuals from other ethnic backgrounds to receive an HbA1c test indicating they have type 2 diabetes. A new study from researchers at McMaster University has found that small changes in weight can have big implications for these individuals.... Full Story

Muscle mass may help prevent insulin resistance   Muscle mass may help prevent insulin resistance
Date: 2011-07-28 15:03:13
Maintaining high levels of muscle mass may improve individuals' insulin test results and prevent them from developing type 2 diabetes, according to a new report published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.... Full Story

Researchers say HbA1c testing predicts heart disease risk in diabetics   Researchers say HbA1c testing predicts heart disease risk in diabetics
Date: 2011-07-26 15:23:34
HbA1c testing may be a useful tool for predicting the risk of heart disease among individuals with diabetes, according to a new study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine.... Full Story

Cholesterol drug may improve blood sugar control in diabetics   Cholesterol drug may improve blood sugar control in diabetics
Date: 2011-07-20 14:19:43
An experimental drug that has been shown to boost levels HDL cholesterol may also improve HbA1c test scores in diabetics, according to a recent investigation published in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association.... Full Story

Dentists may be able to diagnose diabetes   Dentists may be able to diagnose diabetes
Date: 2011-07-18 15:17:20
Aside from HbA1c testing, a trip to the dentist may be one of the easiest ways for individuals to find out if they have type 2 diabetes. A new study published in the Journal of Dental Research has determined that dentists may be in a good position to diagnoses the condition.... Full Story

Aggressive diabetes treatments may not yield better results   Aggressive diabetes treatments may not yield better results
Date: 2011-07-15 14:54:21
Some individuals with type 2 diabetes opt for aggressive treatment approaches that promise to restore their HbA1c test scores to nearly normal levels. However, a new study is questioning the benefit of this type of therapy.... Full Story

New model of care improves treatment for diabetics   New model of care improves treatment for diabetics
Date: 2011-07-14 15:25:57
Diabetics may be able to improve their HbA1c test scores by seeking treatment at a patient centered medical home, which is a model of primary care that is becoming popular for its ability to reduce costs while improving patient outcomes. A new study has found that diabetics in these systems are much more likely to improve their condition.... Full Story

Nuts may aid in control of diabetes symptoms   Nuts may aid in control of diabetes symptoms
Date: 2011-07-12 15:02:45
A handful of nuts each day could lead to significantly improved HbA1c tests for individuals with diabetes. A new study from a team of Canadian researchers has shown that nuts provide significant support for metabolic health.... Full Story

Common amino acid may control diabetes risk   Common amino acid may control diabetes risk
Date: 2011-07-08 15:07:32
Individuals who are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes may be able to improve their HbA1c test scores and avoid the condition by adding more leucine to their diets. A new study from researchers at the Joslin Diabetes Center has found that the amino acid helps control blood sugar levels in individuals with impaired metabolic function.... Full Story

Researchers uncover basis of diabetes drug side effects   Researchers uncover basis of diabetes drug side effects
Date: 2011-07-07 15:37:18
A class of diabetes medications known as thiazolidinediones, or TZDs, may improve the HbA1C test scores of individuals with diabetes, but they are known to come with a long list of side effects. Now, a new study has helped to explain some of these issues and may contribute to the development of newer medications.... Full Story

Zinc may help in controlling blood sugar levels   Zinc may help in controlling blood sugar levels
Date: 2011-07-06 15:03:42
Higher levels of zinc may help individuals who have type 2 diabetes improve their HbA1c test scores, as a new study published in the Journal of Molecular Biology has found that the mineral is key in preventing the accumulation of molecules that prevent the production of insulin.... Full Story

Young diabetics may be more prone to heart problems   Young diabetics may be more prone to heart problems
Date: 2011-07-05 16:15:19
On the whole, HbA1c tests have been improving in recent years for individuals with type 1 diabetes. This reflects the strides that the medical profession has made in helping these patients control their blood sugar levels.... Full Story

Type 1 diabetics experience major life expectancy gains   Type 1 diabetics experience major life expectancy gains
Date: 2011-06-29 15:27:23
Thanks in part to improvements in insulin testing and treatment, the average life expectancy for individuals with type 1 diabetes grew at a faster rate than it did for the general population between the 1960s and 1980s, according to a new study presented at the Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association.... Full Story

Compound in strawberries may protect diabetics from complications   Compound in strawberries may protect diabetics from complications
Date: 2011-06-28 15:33:39
Eating more strawberries may help diabetics improve their HbA1c test scores, as a new study out of Salk Institute has found that the fruit contains high levels of an antioxidant that may support metabolic function.... Full Story

High-fat diet may cause damage to weight-regulating area of the brain   High-fat diet may cause damage to weight-regulating area of the brain
Date: 2011-06-22 15:50:17
Eating a high-fat diet may damage areas of the brain associated with weight regulation, causing the body to store excess fat and increasing an individual's odds of receiving a positive HbA1c test for diabetes, according to a new study out of the University of Washington.... Full Story

Medication may improve blood sugar control of type 1 diabetics   I Medication may improve blood sugar control of type 1 diabetics
Date: 2011-06-21 15:43:14
Individuals with type 1 diabetes may be able to improve their HbA1c test scores significantly by adding the drug liraglutide to their treatment regimen, according to a new study out of the University of Buffalo.... Full Story

Dietary changes may limit Alzheimer’s risk   Dietary changes may limit Alzheimer’s risk
Date: 2011-06-17 15:39:46
Individuals who regularly receive unhealthy cholesterol test results may be at increased risk of experiencing cognitive decline and eventually developing Alzheimer’s disease, studies have shown. However, a new investigation indicates that individuals may be able to minimize these risks by adopting a low-fat, low-carb diet.... Full Story

Genetic factors may contribute to African American’s increased risk of type 2 diabetes   Genetic factors may contribute to African American’s increased risk of type 2 diabetes
Date: 2011-06-16 15:53:17
African Americans may have a set of genetic alterations that raise their risk of receiving a positive HbA1c test for type 2 diabetes, according to a new study out of Wake Forest University.... Full Story

Researchers find potential new way to treat type 2 diabetes   Researchers find potential new way to treat type 2 diabetes
Date: 2011-06-15 15:42:15
A positive HbA1c test for diabetes may mean that an individual will need to take insulin injections for the rest of their life. However, a team of researchers from the Mayo Clinic may have discovered a way to make the hormone more effective in individuals with the condition.... Full Story

Type 2 diabetes may elevate risk of suffering second stroke or heart attack   Type 2 diabetes may elevate risk of suffering second stroke or heart attack
Date: 2011-06-14 16:08:09
For individuals who have suffered a stroke or heart attack, an HbA1c test for diabetes may predict their risk of suffering a second cardiovascular event. A new study out of Vanderbilt University has shown that individuals with type 2 diabetes are much more likely to suffer a second heart attack or stroke.... Full Story

Low-glycemic desserts may aid dieters' weight loss efforts   Low-glycemic desserts may aid dieters' weight loss efforts
Date: 2011-06-13 12:44:18
Anyone who has received a positive HbA1c test for diabetes knows that avoiding sugary foods that are high in fat is important to maintaining healthy blood sugar levels and losing weight. However, it is often difficult for individuals to avoid splurging on fattening desserts.... Full Story

Type 2 diabetes may impair cardiovascular function in young people   Type 2 diabetes may impair cardiovascular function in young people
Date: 2011-06-09 11:34:17
Teenagers who have HbA1c testing show that they have type 2 diabetes may be at risk for more than just metabolic problems. A new study presented at the Annual Meeting of the Endocrine Society in Boston indicates that many of these young people already show signs of impaired cardiovascular function.... Full Story

New device could lead to healthier insulin test results for type 1 diabetics   New device could lead to healthier insulin test results for type 1 diabetics
Date: 2011-06-08 13:02:34
A group of researchers from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is using technology from the industrial engineering field to develop a device that could improve the insulin test results of individuals with type 1 diabetes.... Full Story

Blood sugar levels may predict gestational diabetes risk years before pregnancy   Blood sugar levels may predict gestational diabetes risk years before pregnancy
Date: 2011-05-27 10:46:53
HbA1c testing and weight assessments may be able to help women know their risk of developing gestational diabetes several years before they become pregnant, according to a new study from the Kaiser Permanente Foundation.... Full Story

Researchers identify enzymes that turn on glucose production   Researchers identify enzymes that turn on glucose production
Date: 2011-05-13 11:09:28
Researchers identify enzymes that turn on glucose production... Full Story

Exercise programs help diabetics improve blood sugar control   Exercise programs help diabetics improve blood sugar control
Date: 2011-05-05 11:11:03
Structured weight loss programs can help individuals with diabetes significantly improve their HbA1c tests scores and lead to major gains in blood sugar control, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.... Full Story

A poor night's sleep may lead to unhealthy insulin test results for diabetics
Date: 2011-05-04 11:14:50
Diabetics who experience difficulties sleeping may be more likely to receive unhealthy insulin test results, according to a new study from a team of University of Chicago researchers.... Full Story

Low-carb diet may reduce the risk of several serious complications among diabetics   Low-carb diet may reduce the risk of several serious complications among diabetics
Date: 2011-04-27 11:13:58
Following a positive HbA1c test for type 2 diabetes, an individual may be at an elevated risk of experiencing several complications associated with their condition. Diseases of the eyes, kidneys, liver and muscles are all common side effects of diabetes. This is why doctors regularly recommend that patients with the condition take steps to improve their control over their metabolic condition.... Full Story

Artificial pancreas may benefit adults with type 1 diabetes   Artificial pancreas may benefit adults with type 1 diabetes
Date: 2011-04-19 15:06:09
An artificial pancreas may help adults with type 1 diabetes improve their overnight insulin test results, according to a new study from a team of British researchers.... Full Story

Caffeine tied to increased diabetes risk   Caffeine tied to increased diabetes risk
Date: 2011-04-12 15:07:26
Individuals who have received unhealthy HbA1c test results may want to stay away from coffee and other caffeinated beverages. New findings suggest that the chemical may lead to many health complications for diabetics.... Full Story

High adolescent BMI may increase adult diabetes risk   High adolescent BMI may increase adult diabetes risk
Date: 2011-04-08 11:32:02
Overweight children may be more likely to receive unhealthy HbA1c test results later in life, according to a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.... Full Story

Coffee and fatty food cause dangerous rises in blood sugar   Coffee and fatty food cause dangerous rises in blood sugar
Date: 2011-04-04 12:57:23
Eating a fatty fast food meal is never a good idea for a person with diabetes. But drinking a coffee immediately after the meal only serves to compound the problems for individuals who consistently have unhealthy insulin tests results, according to a new study from University of Guelph researchers.... Full Story

Researchers find proof that smoking raises blood sugar levels   Researchers find proof that smoking raises blood sugar levels
Date: 2011-03-30 11:49:33
For the first time, scientists have come up with hard evidence suggesting that diabetics who smoke are more likely to have unhealthy HbA1c test results indicating poor blood sugar control.... Full Story

Diabetic women can improve their condition by using certain cooking oil   Diabetic women can improve their condition by using certain cooking oil
Date: 2011-03-23 11:24:55
Postmenopausal women who have type 2 diabetes may be able to improve their C-reactive protein test scores and make sure they receive healthy insulin test results by adding more safflower oil to their diets. A recent Ohio State University study showed that this common cooking oil may have many benefits for these women.... Full Story

As death rate falls, diseases remain prevalent   As death rate falls, diseases remain prevalent
Date: 2011-03-22 11:53:54
Despite persistently high prevalence rates for many chronic diseases, Americans are dying at a lower rate than ever before, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The findings suggest that individuals may be living longer following unhealthy cholesterol test, insulin test or cancer test results.... Full Story

Scientists discover molecule that signals insulin production   Scientists discover molecule that signals insulin production
Date: 2011-03-21 11:53:12
A new discovery from a team of Johns Hopkins University researchers could lead to new medications that improve insulin test results for individuals who have diabetes. The scientists believe they have discovered the molecular switch that turns on the insulin-producing cells of the pancreas.... Full Story

Small number of states pay big portion of diabetes care costs Small number of states pay big portion of diabetes care costs
Date: 2011-03-17 16:13:13
Individuals in 10 U.S. states spend far more on insulin testing and other treatments for diabetes than the rest of the nation, according to a new study from the Institute for Alternative Futures.... Full Story

New study links smoking to increased diabetes risk   New study links smoking to increased diabetes risk
Date: 2011-03-16 14:43:56
Individuals who have spent a lot of time around cigarette smoke may benefit from HbA1c testing for diabetes. A new study published in the journal Diabetes Care has shown that even second hand smoke can increase a person's risk of developing the metabolic disease.... Full Story

Old classes of diabetes drugs are just as effective as newer ones   Old classes of diabetes drugs are just as effective as newer ones
Date: 2011-03-16 14:34:41
For individuals who have received positive HbA1c tests for diabetes, newer medications may not always be the answer. A new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine found that older, less expensive drugs may offer equally as good blood sugar control with less risk of potentially dangerous side effects.... Full Story

Mother's diet can affect child's diabetes risk   Mother's diet can affect child's diabetes risk
Date: 2011-03-11 13:21:11
Individuals whose mothers ate a poor diet during pregnancy are more likely to receive a positive HbA1c test for diabetes, according to a new study from a team of British researchers.... Full Story

'Diabetes belt' emerges in Southeast U.S.   'Diabetes belt' emerges in Southeast U.S.
Date: 2011-03-09 13:43:00
Individuals who live in one of several Southern states are significantly more likely to receive a positive HbA1c test for diabetes, as a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has identified what officials are calling the "diabetes belt" of the U.S.... Full Story

Researchers look for link between air pollution and diabetes   Researchers look for link between air pollution and diabetes
Date: 2011-03-08 12:51:21
While a number of factors may contribute to a positive HbA1c test for diabetes, a group of researchers thinks that one important factor may be in the air we breathe.... Full Story

Gene variation may increase risk of type 2 diabetes   Gene variation may increase risk of type 2 diabetes
Date: 2011-03-07 12:28:33
A mutation of a single gene may be responsible for an increased risk of positive HbA1c tests for type 2 diabetes, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.... Full Story

New research ties potassium levels to diabetes risk   New research ties potassium levels to diabetes risk
Date: 2011-03-03 12:50:54
Far more African Americans receive HbA1c tests that indicate they have type 2 diabetes than other races. The findings of a new study from a team of Johns Hopkins University researchers may help explain this phenomenon.... Full Story

Evolutionary changes may have led to diabetes prevalence in humans   Evolutionary changes may have led to diabetes prevalence in humans
Date: 2011-03-02 13:28:18
Evolutionary missteps in human history may be one of the leading causes of why people are more likely than other mammals to become obese and receive unhealthy insulin test results due to diabetes, according to a new study from researchers at the University of California, San Diego.... Full Story

Undiagnosed diabetes increases risk of death during hospital stays   Undiagnosed diabetes increases risk of death during hospital stays
Date: 2011-02-25 12:33:43
Insulin testing may be particularly important for elderly individuals who are admitted to hospitals, as a new study has found that many older individuals who seek care have undiagnosed diabetes, which makes them more likely to die while they are in the hospital.... Full Story

Gastric bypass offers strong results for diabetics   Gastric bypass offers strong results for diabetics
Date: 2011-02-23 12:49:35
Gastric bypass surgery may lead to significantly improved HbA1c test results for diabetics, particularly when compared to other types of weight loss surgery. These are the findings of a new study from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.... Full Story

High HbA1c increases kidney disease risk for diabetics   High HbA1c increases kidney disease risk for diabetics
Date: 2011-02-22 13:28:03
Individuals with type 1 diabetes are known to be at an increased risk of many complications, including kidney disease and early death. However, the specific causes of these poor outcomes have eluded researchers. Now, a new investigation shows that HbA1c testing may help predict the risk of these complications.... Full Story

Diabetic children show warning signs of heart disease   Diabetic children show warning signs of heart disease
Date: 2011-02-17 13:37:52
Heart disease is the number one killer in the U.S., but rates are particularly high among individuals who suffer from diabetes. However, cholesterol testing and other measures of heart health given to diabetics early in their lives may reveal their risk of suffering from heart complications later in life, according to a new study from researchers at Children's Hospital in Wisconsin.... Full Story

HbA1c testing may reveal a diabetic's retinopathy risk   HbA1c testing may reveal a diabetic's retinopathy risk
Date: 2011-02-16 13:47:08
HbA1c testing may provide a strong indication of a diabetic's long-term risk of developing retinopathy, according to a new study from a team of French researchers.... Full Story

Peeling fruit can cause inaccurate diabetes test results   Peeling fruit can cause inaccurate diabetes test results
Date: 2011-02-11 14:56:01
Handling fruit before an insulin test may throw off the results for diabetics, according to a new study from a team of Japanese researchers.... Full Story

Diabetes information on the internet is often unreliable, study finds   Diabetes information on the internet is often unreliable, study finds
Date: 2011-02-09 13:35:48
In this digital age, many individuals who receive positive HbA1c tests for diabetes turn to the internet for answers to their questions about the condition. However, a new study has found that this may be a dangerous practices, as many community sites for people with the condition contain unqualified information that may be misleading and even dangerous.... Full Story

Researchers identify mechanism behind complications associated with diabetes   Researchers identify mechanism behind complications associated with diabetes
Date: 2011-02-01 11:41:44
For people who have received a positive HbA1c test for diabetes, the greatest risk to their health may be cardiovascular complications related to blood vessel damage. In many diabetics, this situation results in heart disease, stroke, retinopathy and even limb amputation.... Full Story

Researchers zero in on diabetes cure   Researchers zero in on diabetes cure
Date: 2011-01-31 12:38:15
For individuals who have received a positive HbA1c test for diabetes, there may a new hope for a cure. A team of researchers from UT Southwest Medical Center have found that suppressing a certain hormone renders insulin deficiency and resistance irrelevant.... Full Story

Spouses of diabetics often experience stress, anxiety and depression   Spouses of diabetics often experience stress, anxiety and depression
Date: 2011-01-28 13:47:32
When an individual receives a positive HbA1c test for diabetes, they are not the only one affected. A new study from Purdue University found that the spouses of diabetics often experience severe distress due to the condition.... Full Story

The number of diabetics continues to expand   The number of diabetics continues to expand
Date: 2011-01-27 13:38:31
More people than ever are receiving HbA1C tests that may indicate the presence of diabetes, according to updated figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.... Full Story

New research could prevent diabetics from dying of stroke   New research could prevent diabetics from dying of stroke
Date: 2011-01-25 11:45:50
Individuals who have received a positive HbA1c test for diabetes are much more likely to experience potentially deadly complications in the event of a stroke than healthy people. However, up until now, there has been little that doctors could do about this.... Full Story

Researchers to study protective effects in some diabetics   Researchers to study protective effects in some diabetics
Date: 2011-01-24 11:57:51
Following a positive HbA1c test for diabetes, individuals can expect to experience a number of health complications. Anywhere from 85 to 90 percent of these individuals will at some point develop kidney disease, retinopathy or cardiovascular problems. However, a new study is attempting to help patients avoid these potentially fatal complications by looking at what protects the 10 to 15 percent of diabetics who never develop these diseases.... Full Story

Coffee shown to reduce diabetes risk   Coffee shown to reduce diabetes risk
Date: 2011-01-18 13:28:55
Coffee may not be just a tasty way to get a jumpstart in the morning. New research has shown that it also benefits individuals who have received a positive HbA1C test for diabetes.... Full Story

Taking more steps each day is shown to reduce diabetes risk   Taking more steps each day is shown to reduce diabetes risk
Date: 2011-01-17 09:23:24
Individuals who have received a positive HbA1c test for diabetes may be able to improve their condition by making simple lifestyle changes. It is already well established that improving diet is linked to better blood sugar control. Now, a new study has confirmed that simply taking more steps each day can improve many of the risk factors for diabetes.... Full Story

Exposure to light before bed may increase diabetes risk   Exposure to light before bed may increase diabetes risk
Date: 2011-01-14 11:43:45
Individuals who are exposed to high levels of electric light between dusk and bedtime may be more likely to receive a positive HbA1c test for diabetes, according to a new study from Brigham and Women’s Hospital researchers.... Full Story

Lower drug co-pays help diabetics stay healthier   Lower drug co-pays help diabetics stay healthier
Date: 2011-01-12 09:28:54
Individuals who have received a positive HbA1c may face many years of expensive treatments. Type 2 diabetes is one of the most costly conditions to care for and it can be very difficult to cure. However, a new study has found that employer-sponsored insurance plans with lower drug co-pays may help these individuals lead healthier lives at less cost.... Full Story

Regular blood testing may help individuals avoid diabetes   Regular blood testing may help individuals avoid diabetes
Date: 2011-01-10 17:01:28
Providing regular HbA1c testing to patients may result in a dramatic reduction in the prevalence of diabetes, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine.... Full Story

Women with diabetes and depression are more likely to die of heart complications  Women with diabetes and depression are more likely to die of heart complications
Date: 2011-01-05 08:44:53
Insulin testing may help reveal a woman's risk of dying from heart disease. A new study published in the Archives of General Psychiatry has found that women with both depression and type 2 diabetes are much more likely to die from cardiovascular complications.... Full Story

Coordinated care improves outcomes for patients with multiple chronic conditions   Coordinated care improves outcomes for patients with multiple chronic conditions
Date: 2011-01-03 09:06:17
A coordinated, team-based approach to care may help diabetics stay on top their insulin testing and enable them to maintain better control over their condition, according to a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.... Full Story

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