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Sexual problems may be common for diabetic women
Date: 2012-07-30 14:43:50
A new study from the University of California, San Francisco suggests that diabetes may increase the likelihood that women become dissatisfied with sex. Such findings underscore the importance of undergoing a blood test in order to correctly diagnose diabetes.... Full Story

Diabetes risk factors may be common among South Asians
Date: 2012-07-25 14:17:32
New research published in the journal Diabetes Care indicates that people of South Asian descent - Sri Lankan, Bangladeshi, Pakistani and Indian - may be at greater risk of type 2 diabetes compared to individuals from white European families. This study suggests that South Asians may benefit from blood testing for diabetes risk factors.... Full Story

Type 1 diabetics may benefit from newer technologies
Date: 2012-07-17 13:16:02
People who find out they have Type 1 diabetes because of a blood test will have to spend the rest of their lives monitoring their glucose levels and injecting insulin. These processes typically involve frequent pin pricks of the fingers and shots of the hormone. Recently, a team of scientists from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine conducted a study that validated the use of continuous glucose monitors and insulin pumps, which are thought to be more convenient for diabetes regimens.... Full Story

Medical groups release statement about low-calorie sweeteners
Date: 2012-07-16 13:44:15
People who find out they have diabetes, with the help of a blood test, need to make certain lifestyle adjustments, which may include medication regimens as well as modifications in exercise and diet habits. Recently, the American Heart Association and American Diabetes Association released a joint statement that supported the use of low-calorie sweeteners.... Full Story

Phthalates may be linked to diabetes in women
Date: 2012-07-16 13:40:16
A common chemical found in some women's personal care products may increase their risk of developing diabetes, according to new research from Brigham and Women's Hospital. Those who are concerned about the effects of exposure to phthalates may want to take a blood test to measure their blood sugar levels.... Full Story

Blood sugar medications may be tied to increased risk of bladder cancer
Date: 2012-07-10 15:28:48
There are a number of medications that can help diabetics achieve healthy glucose levels on their next blood test. However, a new study warns that one class of drugs may be linked to an increased risk of bladder cancer.... Full Story

Fast food may increase risk of diabetes, heart disease
Date: 2012-07-06 08:04:53
Individuals who frequently consume fast food may have an elevated risk of receiving blood testing indicating the presence of diabetes, according to a new study published in the journal Circulation. The meals appeared to increase heart disease risk as well.... Full Story

Researchers preserve pancreas function in diabetic rats
Date: 2012-07-03 15:20:34
Following blood testing that indicates the presence of type 2 diabetes, one of the worst things that can happen to a patient is the loss of function in the pancreatic cells that produce insulin. This typically makes it very hard for patients to control their blood sugar, which increases the risk of complications.... Full Story

Early medication treatment helps preserve health in diabetics
Date: 2012-07-02 15:09:36
Intensive treatment starting soon after diagnosis may help diabetics achieve healthier blood test results for glucose levels, when compared to those of delayed treatment, according to a new study published in the journal Diabetes Care.... Full Story

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