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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.

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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