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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,...
Blood Glucose Meters Recalled
Abbott Laboratories is recalling its FreeStyle InsuLinx Blood Glucose Meters after finding that they display and store incorrect test results for dangerously high blood sugar levels. The Abbott Park, Ill., company says the meters will display and store readings for blood...
FDA Panel to Reconsider Safety of Diabetes Drug
A federal health advisory panel in June will reconsider safety data on GlaxoSmithKline Plc's Avandia diabetes drug, although the British drugmaker on Friday said it has not sought permission to make the nearly discontinued drug widely available again in the United States.The...
Coffee Extract Shown to Combat Diabetes
A natural extract from unroasted coffee beans may be a tool in fighting the uncontrolled blood sugar levels characteristic of diabetes, a small, preliminary new study suggests.
Study Ties Mercury Exposure to Diabetes
Young adults who have higher levels of mercury in their systems may face a 65 percent increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes later in life, a new study warns. The findings -- which are the first to link mercury and diabetes in humans -- are alarming in terms of...
Lifting Weights Pumps up Diabetes Management
Weight training has been found to help keep blood sugar in check, according to new research that suggests that bicep curls, bench presses, and other bodybuilding exercises may help diabetics manage their condition.
Low-Cal Diets Better Than Surgery for Diabetes
The low-cal diets patients with type 2 diabetes follow after undergoing bariatric surgery are the key to the huge drop in blood sugar levels after the operation, new research shows.
Does Low Melatonin Raise Diabetes Risk?
Decreased levels of the hormone melatonin may be linked to the development of type 2 diabetes, according to new research. A study of U.S. women found that those with the lowest levels of melatonin had more than twice the risk of type 2 diabetes compared to women with the...
Night Shift Work Found to Hike Diabetes Risks
Burning the midnight oil can put you at risk of developing diabetes by interrupting normal sleep patterns, according to new research out of the Netherlands.
New Diabetes Drug Blocks Sugar Reabsorption
The first in a new class of type 2 diabetes drugs was approved Friday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Invokana (canaglifozin) tablets are to be taken, in tandem with a healthy diet and exercise, to improve blood sugar control in adults with type 2 diabetes. ...
Face-to-Face Diabetes Counseling is Best: Study
Computer and mobile phone programs that provide tailored advice and support to people with diabetes may not do much to improve their health and quality of life, a new report suggests. Face-to-face counseling is more effective.
Vitamin D Cuts Diabetes Risk: Study
Vitamin D supplements have been found to help obese children and teens control their blood sugar levels markedly, which may help them stave off diabetes, new research shows.
'Slimming' Microbes: Key to Weight-Loss Surgery?
Bariatric surgery melts away pounds in diabetics not only by re-routing the digestive tract, but also by replacing fattening microbes with slimming ones in the gut, new research has found.
J&J Recalls Almost 2 Million Blood Glucose Meters
Johnson Johnson is recalling and replacing nearly 2 million meters used to measure blood glucose levels in diabetics due to a failure to operate properly at extremely high glucose readings, the company's LifeScan unit said on Monday. In the United States, about 90,000...
J&J Recalls Nearly 2 Million Glucose Meters
Johnson & Johnson is recalling and replacing nearly 2 million meters used to measure blood glucose levels in diabetics due to a failure to operate properly at extremely high glucose readings, the company's LifeScan unit said on Monday.
Millions Have Prediabetes but Don’t Know it: CDC
Only 11 percent of the estimated 79 million Americans who are at risk for diabetes know they are at risk, federal health officials reported Thursday.
No More Needles: Insulin Pill Successful in Test
Novo Nordisk's oral insulin successfully completed an early-stage study, bringing what would be the first product of its kind a step closer to market.
FDA Studies New Diabetes Drugs for Possible Cancer Link
The Food and Drug Administration is looking into new evidence that suggests a group of recently approved diabetes drugs can increase the risk of pancreatitis and other problems. The agency said Thursday samples of pancreas tissue taken from a small number of patients...
Gestational Diabetes Plagues Moms After Delivery
Women who are diagnosed with diabetes during pregnancy face a significantly higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes in the long run, new research shows.
New Diabetes Drugs Help Heart
A newer class of diabetes drugs may offer an extra benefit: A new study suggests these medications lower the odds of suffering heart failure.Researchers from Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit found that patients taking so-called GLP-1 drugs -- including brand-name medications...
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