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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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

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