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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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

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