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Hypoglycemia Tied to Fatal Arrhythmia in Diabetes

A new study in Diabetes Care revealed hypertension, QT prolongation and hypokalemia were common in diabetes patients with severe hypoglycemia, possibly shedding light on how low blood glucose levels result in fatal arrhythmia and death. Type 1 diabetes patients were less likely than those with type 2 diabetes to have ...

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Diabetes Market Competition Heats Up

A global population of patients with prediabetes that is three times the number of those with type 2 diabetes has led to intense competition between drug makers to treat the disease, according to a new report. The "Analysis of the Global Type 2 Diabetes Therapeutic Market" found that 15 new ...

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US News & World ReportTop 10 Hospitals for Diabetes and Endocrinology

Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota Cleveland Clinic, Ohio Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland University of California, San Francisco Medical Center Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven New York-Presbyterian University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell, New York City University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle (tied) Brigham and Women’s Hospital, ...

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Night Light Color Affects Mood

When it comes to some of the health hazards of light at night, a new study suggests that the color of the light can make a big difference. Researchers found that blue light had the worst effects on mood-related measures, followed closely by white light. But hamsters exposed to red ...

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Elderly Diabetes Sufferers More Likely to Have a Disability

Researchers trawled through more than 3,200 previously published studies exploring the link between diabetes and disability. Most people in the studies were over 65. Lead epidemiologist Anna Peeters said the association between diabetes and disability was long known and until now poorly identified but the causes remain mysterious. "It’s possible ...

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Many Alzheimer’s Patients May Have Undiagnosed Prediabetes, Diabetes

Data on Alzheimer’s disease patients revealed 30% had glucose intolerance and 13% showed results consistent with diabetes two hours after a first fasting glucose tolerance test. This suggests that undiagnosed prediabetes and diabetes are common among patients with Alzheimer’s disease, and that these patients should be subject to screening, a ...

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Diabetes Meds Lowers Death and Heart Risks

The rates of all-cause mortality in diabetes patients declined from the 1970s through the 1980s and 1990s. Researchers said pioglitazone helped reduce the risk of death, myocardial infarction and stroke in patients, while metformin was associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular disease. Presented at the ADA 73rd Scientific Sessions  

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How to Eat When Trying to Lose Weight

Frequent, Smaller Meals or Fewer, Larger Ones? Researchers found that eating two meals (breakfast and lunch, no dinner) a day led to a greater decrease in BMI, was less likely to contribute to fatty liver disease and caused a greater increase in insulin sensitivity than eating six smaller meals. Read ...

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