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Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 Diabetes Research and News: Type 2 diabetes is a metabolic disorder. Though most commonly diagnosed in the elderly, younger adults and even children are increasingly subject to the disease. 9.4% of the US population has Type 2 diabetes or about 30 million Americans. Approximately 95% of all adults diagnosed with diabetes have Type 2. New tools, techniques and treatments can help you improve outcomes for your Type 2 diabetes patients.

The Outcomes of Type 2 Diabetes Education Before Ramadan

Educating patients about diabetes management during Ramadan can potentially increase health outcomes… One of the five pillars of Islam is Ramadan. During Ramadan, Muslims refrain from eating, drinking, using oral and injectable medications, and smoking from before dawn until after sunset. The American Diabetes Association (ADA) published a report in …

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Longer Sleep Duration Linked to Type 2 Diabetes

People who sleep 9 or more hours per night are associated with higher risk of incident diabetes according a recent study… Evidences suggests that diabetes and sleep problems are linked to each other. Diabetes can cause insomnia in some people and sleep deprivation may increase for developing diabetes. In a …

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Bariatric Surgery More Likely Than Lifestyle Intervention to Induce Type 2 Diabetes Remission

Results from a three-year study show surgical intervention is superior to intensive lifestyle intervention in achieving meaningful, lasting glycemic control in type 2 diabetes… A study conducted at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center beginning in October 2009 and concluding in June of 2014 randomized 61 obese patients (BMIs ranged …

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Heart Failure Complication in Type 2 Diabetes Focus of Study

Risk of hospitalization, early death doubled in type 2 patients… Cardiovascular complications have been linked to diabetes. However, according Dr. Timothy Davis from University of Western Australia, “there have been no detailed contemporary population-based studies of heart failure (HF) complicating type 2 diabetes.” In an effort to investigate predictors and …

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Early Detection of Type 2 Diabetes Reduces Death Caused by Cardiovascular Disease

Early detection and treatment of type 2 diabetes may be more beneficial than aggressive control of blood glucose, blood pressure and cholesterol… Screening to identify type 2 diabetes followed by early treatment could result in substantial health benefits, according to new research that combined large scale clinical observations and innovative …

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Type 2 Diabetes May Reduce Risk for ALS

Risk for developing amyotrophic lateral sclerosis associated with diabetes type, age of diagnosis… Type 2 diabetes, but not type 1 diabetes, may be associated with a reduced risk for developing amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Researchers also found that both the age of diabetes diagnosis and the age of diagnosis of amyotrophic …

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Patient’s Plan to “Stop All of My Medicine” Not a Good Idea…

The patient, a woman, 52 years of age, has type 2 diabetes and is on metformin, a GLP-1 agonist, and a long-acting insulin. Over the past few months, I’ve received calls and emails from her every now and then to let me know her glucose levels were rising, but whenever …

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