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Prediabetes Correlates with Greater Cancer Risk

The meta-analysis also showed risks for certain cancers increased 22% with a prediabetes diagnosis.... 


High BMI Increases Risk for Ten Cancers

Higher BMI increased individuals' risks for 10 common cancers, according to results of a population-based cohort study conducted in the UK....


Type 2 Diabetes Diagnosis Needs to Be Changed: Prediabetes=Diabetes

A long-term UK study revealed that in order to prevent poorer health outcomes, changes need to be made to the current way of diagnosing patients with type 2 diabetes.... 



FDA Approves Bupropion/Naltrexone (Contrave) for Obesity by Orexigen Therapeutics

The FDA first rejected the drug combination in February 2011, asking the company to conduct a cardiovascular-outcomes trial because of concerns about the CV safety profile of bupropion/naltrexone when used long-term in a population of overweight...


Glaucoma Drug Possible New Treatment for Diabetes

Methazolamide, proven in a study to be beneficial in diabetes treatment, could be the archetype for a new class of agents used to treat type 2 diabetes and related conditions.... 


Higher Ghrelin Levels May be Linked to Early Weight Regain after RYGB Surgery

But results from the longitudinal study also confirmed that improvements in insulin sensitivity were unaltered by weight regain following Roux-en-Y gastric bypass.... 


Sleeve Gastrectomy Now a Common Choice for Bariatric Surgery

Sleeve gastrectomy is now a treatment option for patients with obesity to help reduce weight and manage diabetes....


Long-term Use of Sulfonylureas and the Risk of CVD

Diabetic women who use sulfonylureas for a long time could have a higher risk of developing CHD.... 


Effects of Metformin on Type 2 Diabetes

Metformin seems to have positive effects on body composition, insulin sensitivity, and glucose homeostasis in patients recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.... 


Coffee a Prediabetes Risk Factor for Young Adult Patients with Hypertension

Slow caffeine metabolizers who drink more than three cups a day have the highest risk.... 


The Effect of Maternal Hyperglycemia on Childhood Adiposity

Daughters exposed to maternal hyperglycemia will have a higher risk of childhood adiposity.... 


Variants in PPARG Associated with Increased Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

About one in every 1,000 individuals carries a variant in PPARG, which is treatable with tailored pharmacotherapy.... 


Low Carb Beats Low Fat

For weight loss and CV risk, cutting down the carbs was more effective than limiting fat intake in a randomized trial.... 


No Cancer Link to Actos Long Term

A 10-year analysis of patients with type 2 diabetes treated with pioglitazone (Actos) found no statistically significant increased risk of bladder cancer, either with any exposure or for long duration of use....


New Lipid Guidelines Lead to Modest Increase in Statin Use

The contentious American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology guidelines, which stirred controversy when unveiled last year, more accurately matched statin assignment to plaque burden compared with older guidance, leading to a...


Diabetes Increases Risk of Atrial Fibrillation

Adults with diabetes are at increased risk of subsequent new-onset atrial fibrillation – and the younger the age at diabetes onset, the greater the likelihood of developing the arrhythmia.... 


Lifestyle Counseling Cuts Heart Risks

U.S Preventive Services Task Force has shown that counseling makes a difference.... 


Breakfast Associated with Lower Risk of Type 2 Diabetes in Children

Children who reported eating a high fiber, cereal breakfast also had lower insulin resistance....


Abbott Announces Approval of Its New Unique Continuous Glucose Monitor

FreeStyle® Libre Flash Glucose Monitoring System, a revolutionary new glucose sensing technology for people with diabetes, eliminates finger sticks....


Sugar Substance Reduces HDL

Scientists have discovered that 'good' cholesterol is turned 'bad' by a sugar-derived substance, methylglyoxal.... 


Lilly's Basal Insulin Peglispro Demonstrated HbA1c Superiority against Lantus

The rate of nocturnal hypoglycemia was also significantly lower in patients taking BIL.... 


Predicting Which Diabetics Will Develop Major Complications

A new model is presented for predicting which patients with type 1 diabetes will go on to develop major complications.... 


Screening Everyone 35 and Older Makes a Difference

The cost would be only marginally greater, new findings show.... 


Deficiency of a Gene May Increase Risk of Diabetes and Liver Cancer in Males

Why doesn't this gene affect females in the same way?...


U300 Insulin Glargine Produces Lower Rates of Night Time Hypoglycemia

A reduced risk of nocturnal hypoglycemia is among the advantages.... 


Diabetic Macular Edema (DME) Risk Higher for Non-Hispanic African American Patients

Risk is also higher for those who have had diabetes longer and have higher HbA1c levels.... 


Diet and Physical Activity Reduce Inflammatory Markers in Type 2

Both diet and diet plus physical activity interventions reduced inflammatory markers soon after type 2 diagnosis....


Sensor Implant Measures Blood pH in Type 1 Diabetes

The device, only tested in mice, also can release insulin to prevent acidosis.... 


CPAP Lowers BP and A1c in Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Type 2 Diabetes

Researchers also found that Quality of Life improved and costs were lowered.... 


Beta-Adrenergic Blockade Effects on Glucose Counterregulation in Advanced T2DM and Beta-Cell Failure

At normoglycemia, beta-adrenergic blockade may cause increased insulin sensitivity…. 


The Safety and Use of Oral Methazolamide in Type 2 Diabetes

Methazolamide, a carbonic anhydrase inhibitor, is a medication used to treat increased pressure inside the eye due to glaucoma.... 


Insulin Resistance's Effects on Tissue Iron Stores and Cognitive Performance

BIO (brain iron overload) could be a potentially useful MRI biomarker for insulin resistance and obesity-associated cognitive dysfunction.... 


Pistachios Associated with an Improved Metabolic Risk Profile in Prediabetes

In a study, patients who consumed pistachios showed improvement in fasting glucose, insulin, and HOMA of insulin resistance.... 


Empagliflozin (Jardiance) SGLT-2 Inhibitor Now Available in Pharmacies

The glucose-reducing drug empagliflozin (Jardiance) now has approval from the FDA after the drug maker corrected manufacturing problems that caused the agency to say "no" in March....


Hypertension Control Can Prevent Renal Damage in Diabetics

Elevated blood pressure is associated with an increased risk of renal damage in patients with type 2 diabetes, especially if they have poor glycemic control.... 


New Way to Regenerate Beta Cells in Type 1 Diabetes

A peptide called caerulein can convert existing cells in the pancreas into insulin-generating beta cells....


CDC: 40% of American Adults Will Develop Diabetes

In Hispanic men and women, and non-Hispanic black women, the projected increased risk is even higher, over 50%....


Depressive Symptoms, Antidepressant Use, and Risk of Diabetes in African-American Women

Use of antidepressants was associated with a 26% higher risk of diabetes.... 


Printed Educational Messages to Promote Retinal Screening Not Effective

In a Canadian study, printed educational messages (PEMs) aimed at family practitioners were not effective in promoting retinal screening among diabetes patients....


Plasma Copeptin a Potential Marker for CVD in Asymptomatic T2DM Patients

Copeptin concentration also correlated to plasma creatinine and to PAD in T2DM patients.... 



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Diabetic Neuropathy Improved with Vegan Diet
Posted August 22, 2014
Abbott Announces Approval of Its New Unique Continuous Glucose Monitor
Posted September 05, 2014
CDC: 40% of American Adults Will Develop Diabetes
Posted August 22, 2014
Low Carb Beats Low Fat
Posted September 05, 2014
Empagliflozin (Jardiance) SGLT-2 Inhibitor Now Available in Pharmacies
Posted August 29, 2014
FDA Approves J&J's Invokamet Combo (SGLT-2 + Metformin)
Posted August 15, 2014
New Ultra-Rapid-Acting Insulin Formulation
Posted August 22, 2014
Pistachios Associated with an Improved Metabolic Risk Profile in Prediabetes
Posted August 29, 2014
Lilly's Basal Insulin Peglispro Demonstrated HbA1c Superiority against Lantus
Posted September 05, 2014
Sensor Implant Measures Blood pH in Type 1 Diabetes
Posted August 29, 2014


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