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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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