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Regression from Prediabetes to Normal Glucose Reduces CVD Risk

But risk for CVD was higher in the prediabetes group than for those who already had diabetes, probably due to increased medication…. 


Salty Diet Tied to Heart Risk in Type 2 Diabetes

Patients in the top quartile of salt consumption had a 2.07-fold higher risk of CVD than the lowest quartile.... 


Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulator (TENS) for Pain Management

Recently cleared by the FDA, a new device available over the counter may help those suffering from chronic pain.... 



Smart Contact Lens for Glucose Monitoring

Google and Novartis/Alcon have agreed to collaborate upon the development of a smart contact lens for medical use.... 


Nanotechnology May Provide Faster Way of Diagnosing Type 1 Diabetes

Developed by researchers from Stanford University School of Medicine, a hand-held machine detects islet cell-targeting autoantibodies.... 


Hypoglycemia and Linezolid

A small number of incidents have shown that linezolid, an antibiotic, may have an association with hypoglycemia.... 


Diabetes Patients at Increased Risk for Mortality from Chronic Liver Disease

Italian researchers find nonalcoholic fatty liver disease to be the main factor.... 


Statin Adherence Linked to New Onset Diabetes Risk

Italian researchers find correlation….


Educating Diabetes Patients in Groups

Educating more than one person simultaneously may have more impact on an individual's care.... 


Diabetes Meds May Decrease Alzheimer's Risk

Can pioglitazone reduce more than blood glucose levels?... 


Cognitive Impairment a Concern for Younger Type 1 Diabetes Patients

Psychomotor speed may be affected.... 


Shift Work Associated with Increased Risk of Diabetes

The increase is significantly higher among men and the rotating shift group, according to Chinese researchers....


HbA1c Variability and Mortality in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes

HbA1c variability is a predictor of all-cause mortality....


Short Diabetes Education Program Can Improve Control after Diagnosis

Attending a brief diabetes education program helps glycemic control in newly diagnosed patients.... 


Pluses and Minuses of Glucose Lowering for Older Diabetes Patients

Tight control for older adults offers only modest benefits?... 


Potential Benefits of Glutamine Supplementation for Type 2 Diabetes

An addition of the amino acid glutamine to the diet may help with weight loss and diabetes management.... 


Painful Neuropathy and Increasing Blood Pressure

Painful diabetic neuropathy (PDPN) has been associated with higher nocturnal blood pressure in patients....


Using Corneal Microscopy to Detect Neuropathy in Prediabetes

Corneal confocal microscopy (CCM) could be used and adopted as a surrogate marker for small-fiber neuropathy in patients with diabetes or risk of diabetes....


Can Bundled Therapy Reduce Risk of Vascular Complications?

Under a new system of care, diabetes-related macro- and microvascular complications. are managed as well as glucose control... 


Gastric Bypass Has Quality of Life Benefits

According to research done in the SLIMM-T2D randomized trial, gastric bypass surgery may have additional benefits for patients with diabetes and obesity.... 


Are Insulin Pumps a Better Choice than Multiple Insulins for Type 2's?

Continuous insulin pump might be superior in managing blood glucose than insulin injections.... 


Treating Diabetic Macular Edema with an Implant

The prevalence of macular edema, the primary cause of impaired vision in diabetic patients, is on the rise....


Novartis and Google Developing the Smart Contact Lens to Monitor Blood Sugars

Smart contact lenses would also correct vision in a different way similar to an autofocus camera lens....


Kidney Transplant in Patients with Diabetic Nephropathy-related ESRD

Results are promising but rejection rate is higher with deceased donor transplants.... 


Too Much Medication for Elderly Diabetes Patients?

As patients become older, they become more vulnerable to the risk of side effects that are present with diabetic medications.... 


Effects of Type 1 Diabetes on Neurocognition in Children and Adolescents

Dominant-hand psychomotor impairment in speed was significantly associated with poor glycemic control....


Which Is Better for BG Control: Aerobic or Anaerobic Exercise?

Different types of exercise lower blood glucose in different ways.... 


Obesity May Shorten Life by 14 Years

Adults with extreme obesity have increased risks of dying at a young age from cancer and many other causes including heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and kidney and liver diseases.... 


A Potential Prediabetes Weight Loss Agent

A novel hydrogel capsule helps decrease weight in prediabetic patients.... 


Larger Fat Cells Found in Obese Kids

A correlation may exist between larger fat cells and diabetes....


Sitagliptin Use in Diabetic Patients with Heart Failure

There is some uncertainty in the literature about whether DPP-4 inhibitors are harmful to diabetic patients with heart failure.... 


Role of Leptin Deficiency in Type 1 Diabetes

A new study in rats shows that a lack of the hormone leptin triggers a cascade of neuroendocrine events that affects adipose tissue as well as the liver, resulting in hyperglycemia and ketoacidosis.... 


Are Newly Diagnosed Type 2 Diabetics at Increased Risk for Urinary Tract Infections?

Recent studies have suggested that urinary tract infections are more commonly experienced by patients with type 2 diabetes compared to those without.... 


Insulin Pump Therapy Beneficial in Some Patients with Poorly Controlled Type 2 Diabetes

A new study finds that insulin-pump treatment can be effective for patients with type 2 diabetes who have not achieved optimal glycemic control from multiple daily injections.... 


Consumption of Nuts Correlates with Decreased Risk of Type 2 Diabetes and Less Weight Gain

Many benefits are associated with long term consumption of nuts especially walnuts..... 


Powerhouse Fruits and Vegetables Help Reduce Chronic Disease Risk

Of the 47 fruits and vegetables studied, only six types of produce did not fit the category of powerhouse fruits and vegetables.....


U.S. FDA Approves Inhaled Insulin: What Medical Professionals Need to Know

The FDA has approved the inhaled human insulin product Afrezza to improve glycemic control in adults with type 1 or type 2 diabetes.... 


Can Insulin Treatment Do More Harm Than Good for Older Type 2's?

An international team of researchers reports that the benefits of insulin therapy for people over the age of 50 may not always outweigh the negatives....


Relationship between Pollutants and Diabetes

A correlation has been found between glucose levels and persistent organic pollutants.... 


Effects of Diabetes and Obesity on Normal Flora

A difference in gut bacteria has been seen in obese and diabetic patients when compared to healthy patients.... 



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2014 Most Popular Articles:

U.S. FDA Approves Inhaled Insulin: What Medical Professionals Need to Know
Posted July 04, 2014
Newly Updated: Comprehensive List of Insulins
Posted June 30, 2014
Can Insulin Treatment Do More Harm Than Good for Older Type 2's?
Posted July 04, 2014
Too Much Medication for Elderly Diabetes Patients?
Posted July 11, 2014
Which Is Better for BG Control: Aerobic or Anaerobic Exercise?
Posted July 11, 2014
Pluses and Minuses of Glucose Lowering for Older Diabetes Patients
Posted July 18, 2014
Association between Diabetic Foot Ulceration and Premature Death
Posted July 04, 2014
HbA1c Variability and Mortality in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes
Posted July 18, 2014
Role of Leptin Deficiency in Type 1 Diabetes
Posted July 11, 2014
One Possible Answer to Healing Chronic Diabetic Foot Ulcers
Posted July 04, 2014


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