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Poor Lifestyle Choices behind Many Types of Cancer

Nearly 600,000 cancer cases in the UK could have been avoided in the last five years if people had healthier lifestyles according to Cancer Research UK....


New Predictors of Type 2 Diabetes in Native Americans

According to a published study seven metabolites can predict the risk of type 2 diabetes in Native American patients...


Patients with Type 1 Diabetes Can Still Produce Insulin 40 Years Later

According to a new study, about 1/3 of people with type 1 diabetes produce insulin, as measured by C-peptide, even upward of 40 years from initial diagnosis...



New Food Ingredient Can Increase Satiety

Inulin-proprionate-ester helps to stimulate the gut to release hormones including GLP-1 that act on the brain to reduce hunger....


Patients Can Lose Years of Life Because of Excess Weight

A team of Canadian researchers found that as many as 8 years could be lost by men and the effects of overweight and obesity were greatest for younger patients. 


Fasting Insulin Levels in Children May Predict Adult Diabetes

Elevated fasting insulin levels in children aged 3 to 6 years may help predict which children will develop type 2 diabetes as adults...


Economic Insecurities Linked to Poor Diabetes Control

Cost-related medication underuse was the most common "material need insecurity..."


Obesity Risk Can Depend on Year of Birth

Before 1942, environmental factors were not as significant as in later years, when they are believed to be twice as strong...


Metformin for Obese Children

Metformin was linked to reduced food intake, decreased hunger ratings, and increased fullness ratings...


Advancement in the Artificial Pancreas

Researchers reported that the "artificial pancreas" improved glycemic control and led to less hypoglycemia in type 1 diabetes patients involved in a 5-day outpatient trial…


Even Mild Stenosis Linked to Death in Diabetes

Long-term registry shows impact similar to single-vessel obstruction...


Type 2 Diabetes Risk Lower for Blood Type O

The result might seem surprising, since type 2 diabetes is highly prevalent and O is the most common blood type….


Increased Mortality with Combining Sulfonylurea and Insulin

About 11,000 patients using both insulin and sulfonylurea were evaluated...


New Guidelines Recommend Off-Loading to Increase Likelihood of Diabetic Foot Ulcer Healing

According to consensus guidelines, relieving pressure on the foot through the use of off-loading improves healing outcomes and reduces complications in patients with diabetic foot ulcers...


Another SGLT2 Shows Positive Results

The investigational SGLT2 inhibitor remogliflozin showed benefits for glucose lowering in type 2 diabetes...


Early Insulin Therapy Makes an Impact

Improved glycemic control can reduce A1c, medical costs and complications...


Growing Healthier Fat

A new study has identified the mechanisms that turn white fat into healthier brown fat…


Children with Type 1 Diabetes are Showing Declines in IQ

Evidence suggests that the timing of diabetes onset and exposure to serious hypoglycemia may be factors in the cognitive decline of type 1 diabetics...


FDA Approves Weight-management Drug Saxenda

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Saxenda as a treatment option for chronic weight management in addition to a reduced-calorie diet and physical activity....


The Importance of Having Standards So Diabetes Devices Can Communicate

Interoperability protocols unveiled for diabetes technologies...


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…



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