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Warning: Signs of Deadly Type 1 Diabetes Often Missed
Addie Parker was a happy 4-year-old who appeared to have the flu. But within hours she was in a coma. Tragically, her parents weren't familiar with the signs of type 1 diabetes -- extreme fatigue, thirst and sweet-smelling breath, among others -- in time to save their...
Red Meat Linked to Increased Diabetes Risk
People who eat a lot of red meat increase their risk of developing type 2 diabetes, while those who cut down on red meat cut their risk. Those are the findings of a large new study out of Singapore involving 149,000 U.S. men and women. The researchers found that increasing...
Skipping Breakfast Hikes Diabetes Risk: Study
Eating breakfast every day may help overweight women reduce their risk of diabetes, a small new study suggests. When women skipped the morning meal, they experienced insulin resistance, a condition in which a person requires more insulin to bring their blood sugar into a...
Penn State Researchers: Chocolate Controls Diabetes
It may sound counter-intuitive, but Penn State researchers are reporting that a few cups of hot cocoa - or other forms of chocolate - may actually help obese people control diabetes and other inflammation-related diseases, based on a new study of mice.
Short Walk After Meals Can Control Diabetes: Study
Older adults at risk for getting diabetes who took a 15-minute walk after every meal improved their blood sugar levels, a new study shows.Three short walks after eating worked better to control blood sugar levels than one 45-minute walk in the morning or evening, said lead...
Medical First: Diabetes Breathalyzer
Chemists at the University of Pittsburgh have come up with a new device they describe as the world's first diabetes breathalyzer.
Low Blood Sugar Hikes Dementia Risk in Diabetics
Low blood sugar in older adults with type-2 diabetes may increase their risk of dementia, a new study suggests. While it's important for diabetics to control blood sugar levels, that control shouldn't be so aggressive that you get hypoglycemia, said study author Dr....
Are New Diabetes Drugs Dangerous?
Concerns about the safety of a new class of diabetes medicines increased a notch this week with a new report by medical investigators working for the British Medical Journal.
Researchers Use Stem Cells to Cure Diabetes in Mice
Using an immune-suppressing medication and adult stem cells from healthy donors, researchers say they were able to cure Type 1 diabetes in mice. This is a whole new concept, said the study's senior author, Habib Zaghouani, a professor of microbiology and immunology, child...
Obesity Surgery Can Reverse Diabetes: Study
Obesity surgery worked much better at reducing and even reversing diabetes than medication and lifestyle changes in one of the most rigorous studies of its kind. But the researchers and others warn that possible serious complications need to be considered. The yearlong...
Top Doc: Beware of New Diabetes Medication
An alarming link to pancreatic cancer should prompt users of the new diabetes drug Januvia to seek safer alternatives, says renowned physician Chauncey Crandall, M.D.
Can Artificial Sweeteners Hike Diabetes Risk?
Artificial sweeteners are popular with diabetics and other individuals seeking to lower their sugar intake. But new research suggests the popular sweetener Splenda (sucralose) modifies how the body handles sugar in ways that may prove to be harmful.
Doctor's Doubts Imperil Lucrative Diabetes Drugs
An expert in endocrinology and former editor of the journal Diabetes has raised questions about the new drug Januvia, and his research is threatening the future of the lucrative drug and others in the same class that treat type-2 diabetes. I knew some stuff that I thought...
Can Artificial Sweeteners Hike Diabetes Risk?
A new small study on the popular artificial sweetener sucralose -- sold internationally as Splenda, Aqualoz, and Canderel -- can actually modify the way your body handles sugar. Our results indicate that this artificial sweetener is not inert -- it does have an effect, ...
'Nano' Medicine May Replace Insulin Shots
Researchers have developed a network of so-called 'nanoparticles' that theoretically could be injected into the body and release insulin to counteract rising blood sugar levels in people with diabetes.
Do Statins Hike Diabetes Risk?
Certain statins -- the widely used cholesterol-lowering drugs -- may increase your chances of developing type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests. The risk was greatest for patients taking atorvastatin (brand name Lipitor), rosuvastatin (Crestor) and simvastatin (Zocor), the...
Fish Oil Fights Diabetes: Analysis
Fish oil supplements could help reduce the risk for type 2 diabetes, new research suggests. The supplements, also known as omega-3 fatty acids, increase levels of a hormone called adiponectin that's linked to insulin sensitivity, Harvard researchers found. Higher levels...
Depression Can Increase Low Blood Sugar Risk in Diabetics
Depression can affect almost every aspect of life, but some of the changes brought about by the disorder can be downright dangerous for those with diabetes.New research has found that people with diabetes who are depressed have more than a 40 percent higher risk of having...
Treating Apnea Staves Off Diabetes
Getting a good night's sleep not only helps you feel rested and relaxed in the morning. It can also lower your blood sugar levels, and help you stave off diabetes, new research shows.
Have Researchers Found Diabetes Cure?
Researchers are reporting what they are describing as a significant first step toward a possible cure for type 1 diabetes, which affects about 3 million Americans.
Meditation Controls Blood Sugar, Cuts Inflammation
If you're feeling exhausted, a new study suggests giving meditation a try. Even meditating for a few minutes a day has been found to boost the activity of genes that promote good health. It's not New Age nonsense, Herbert Benson of the Massachusetts General Hospital in...
Fasting Found to Cut Risks of Diabetes, Heart Disease
Occasional fasting has been found to be a beneficial way for individuals who struggle with obesity and type 2 diabetes to manage their weight and their health.
Diabetes Breakthrough: Harvard Lab IDs Insulin-Boosting Hormone
Scientists have identified a hormone that can sharply boost the number of cells that make insulin in mice, a discovery that may someday lead to a treatment for the most common type of diabetes.People have their own version of this hormone, and the new work suggests that giving...
One Soda a Day Hikes Diabetes Risk 22 Percent: Study
Drinking just one can of sugar-laced soda drink a day increases the risk of developing diabetes by more than a fifth, according to a large European study published on Wednesday. Using data from 350,000 people in eight European countries, researchers found that every extra 12...
New Diabetes Drug Shows Effectiveness
Eli Lilly and Co said two additional late-stage studies testing its experimental diabetes drug dulaglutide met the main goal of reducing hemoglobin A1c levels, a measure of blood sugar. Along with positive results from three other late-stage trials announced in October,...
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