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Why a Low-Carb Diet Should Be the First Approach in Diabetes Treatment

A panel of medical experts, including our own Advisory Board member Dr. Richard K. Bernstein, presents the evidence for low-carbohydrate diets as initial therapy...


Adverse Outcomes Up with High A1c in Late Pregnancy for Type 1 Women

An HbA1c of 6.5-6.9% at 26 weeks' gestation correlated with significantly elevated risk of preterm delivery, preeclampsia, need for neonatal glucose infusion, and a composite adverse outcome...


Misconceptions about the Chemistry of Weight Loss

When people lose weight, where does it actually go? Two Australian researchers found that most people don't know....



Statin Therapy Does Not Reduce Risk of Fracture

In an analysis of data from the JUPITER trial, higher baseline hs-CRP level was also not associated with an increased risk of incident fracture...


Simple Breath Test May Aid Early Diagnosis in Children

Increased breath acetone was linked to increases in beta hydroxybutyrate (a ketone) levels in the blood...


Are There Good and Bad Carbs for Patients with Diabetes?

New research suggests that for non-diabetic people who follow a healthful diet, the glycemic index may not be very important...


Five Major Concerns for Physicians and Patients in 2015

Boston-based Physicians Foundation released its 2014 Watch List of five issues projected to impact physicians and patients next year, based on its Biennial Physician Survey...


Triple Hormone Combo May Boost Metabolism

A monomeric peptide comprised of GLP-1, GIP, and glucagon reduced body weight and diabetic complications in mice...


Hypoglycemia Increased Risks for CV Events, Death in Diabetic Patients on Insulin

Increased risk seen in both type 1 and type 2 diabetes patients treated with insulin.


Cancer Rates Higher in Both Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes

High glucose, obesity studied for possible link to cancer development...


Cinacalcet May Protect Against Fracture in Dialysis

Mortality, cardiovascular disease risk remains same for patient with secondary hyperparathyroidism...


Obese Children 'Wired From Birth' to Crave Sugar

Scans may be documenting early development of food reward circuitry in young children...


Blocking the Blood Vessel Dysfunctions That Occur in Diabetes

Too much circulating sugar and fat can cause the endothelial lining to become inflamed....


First Clinical Trial Confirms Efficacy of Artificial Pancreas

Two configurations of an artificial pancreas were recently compared to conventional diabetes treatments in a world-first clinical...


New Guidelines for Doctors to Treat Diabetes

A new set of "guiding principles" for the care of people with diabetes and those who are at risk for it has been issued from the NDEP with the endorsement from several medical societies… 


Risk Factors Associated with Mortality during Early Adulthood in Type 1 Diabetes

Better "bridge" care for patients transitioning from pediatric to adult health care is needed, say researchers, as the findings show a...


Pedometer-based Supervised Walking Benefits Adults With T2 Diabetes

30 to 40 minutes of daily activity shown to improve patients' quality of life….


Low Testosterone Causal Lead to Type 2 Diabetes Unclear

More studies needed to determine effect on adverse clinical outcomes….


Daily Yogurt Decreased Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

Cohorts included nearly 200,000 American medical professionals….


ACCORD Analysis Suggests Intensive Glucose Lowering May Reduce Ischemic Cardiovascular Events

Higher A1C target recommended for patients over 65 with comorbidities…


Thiazolidinediones Not Linked to Bladder Cancer

Risk found unaffected by prolonged exposure to pioglitazone…


Midlife Diabetes Could Increase Risk of Cognitive Decline

Poor glucose control speeds progression of dementia…


GLP-1 Receptor Activation Modulates Appetite, Rewards-Related Brain Areas

Study shows decrease in food intake and food-related brain responses...


Liraglutide Gets EU Positive Opinion for Diabetics with Renal Disease

GLP-1 agonist found to improved glycemic control, resulted in weight loss in type 2 adults with moderate renal impairment…


Mediterranean Diet Associated with Longevity Biomarker

Harvard researchers found that adherence to a Mediterranean diet was associated with longer telomeres, a biomarker of longevity...


Time-Restricted Eating May Protect Against Diabetes

Limiting food intake to 9-12 hours per day in mice was effective against high-fat, high-fructose and high-sucrose diets...


Inconsistent Evidence that Testosterone Increases CV Risk

EMA committee recommends that medication labels be changed to reflect more accurate data….


Technology Can Improve Outcomes

Automated reminders improve medication adherence and cholesterol control...


Carbs Associated with Higher Diabetes and Heart Disease Risk Factor

Lowering saturated fat intake did not lower saturated fat blood levels but increasing carbs raised levels of palmitoleic acid, a fatty acid associated with disease...


Niacin Benefits Kidney Mortality

The proportion of patients experiencing a rapid decline in estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) can be decreased significantly with niacin, as can all-cause mortality...


Why Are Up to 20% Type 2's Nonresponsive to Exercise?

A new literature review finds that about one in five people with type 2 diabetes do not respond favorably to exercise...


Awareness of Glycemic Status Changes Macronutrient Intake

Although those diagnosed with diabetes consumed more protein and less sugar, all individuals consumed less fiber and more saturated fat than recommended….


The Efficacy of Saxagliptin in Combination Therapy

Saxagliptin shows improved glycemic control when added to other classes of medications in type 2 diabetes patients...


Type of Medical Care Received Can Improve Patients' Diabetes Numeracy

Glycemic control unaffected by improved ability to understand numbers...


Researchers Working to Improve Effect of TZDs on Metabolism

Signaling pathway critical in the development of type 2 and cancer may offer diabetes treatment possibility...


Kidney Function Found to be Affected by Perceived Racial Discrimination

According to a new study, perceived racial discrimination may contribute to disparities in rates of decline...


Young Capillaries Can Rejuvenate Older Beta Cells

Targeting inflammation and fibrosis in the small blood vessels of the pancreatic islets may offer a new way of treatment....


Study: Once-daily, Low-dose Aspirin Does Not Reduce Risk of CV Death

There is some level of risk of CVD events that would result in a positive trade-off of benefit and risk for the use of aspirin, but the precise level of risk is remains uncertain....


Altered Brain Activation Patterns in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes

Participants performed significantly worse on the working memory tasks....


Liraglutide Potentially Preserves Pancreatic Beta Cell Function

Liraglutide can preserve beta cell function over 48 weeks following initial elimination of glucotoxicity....



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2014 Most Popular Articles:

New Guidelines for Doctors to Treat Diabetes
Posted December 12, 2014
Handbook of Diabetes, 4th Ed., Excerpt #20: Foot Problems in Diabetes
Posted November 29, 2014
Why Are Up to 20% Type 2's Nonresponsive to Exercise?
Posted December 05, 2014
Carbs Associated with Higher Diabetes and Heart Disease Risk Factor
Posted December 05, 2014
Is Type 2 Diabetes an Inflammatory Disease?
Posted November 21, 2014
Handbook of Diabetes, 4th Ed., Excerpt #19: Macrovascular Disease in Diabetes
Posted November 23, 2014
Knowledge of Onset, Peak, and Duration of Action of Meds Prevents a Trip to the ER
Posted November 24, 2014
Any Pain Medication Said Effective When Treating Diabetic Nerve Pain
Posted November 21, 2014
Link between Free Fatty Acids and Acute MI, Type 2 Diabetes
Posted November 21, 2014
Are There Really Exercise Non-Responders?
Posted December 12, 2014


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