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Antibiotics Possibly Linked to Increased Risk of Diabetes

Extended, multiple, or lifetime regimens of medications may alter gut micobiota… With increased prevalence of antibiotics, researchers are constantly learning new information about the effects of these drugs. It is known that gut microbiota can influence metabolic pathways affecting the pathogenesis of obesity and insulin resistance. According to researchers, patients ...

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What Is the Medicare Diabetes Prevention Act?

Legislation would provide coverage for National Diabetes Prevention Program to Medicare beneficiaries at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes… The American Diabetes Association (ADA), American Medical Association (AMA), and the YMCA have introduced the Medicare Diabetes Prevention Act (S. 1131/H.R. 2102). Sponsored by Senator Al Franken (D-MN), Senator Susan ...

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What Population Has the Fastest Progression to Diabetes?

Asian Indians with prediabetes have one of the highest incidence rates for diabetes, despite being younger and having a much lower average BMI than other high-risk populations…   There is little data on the incidence rates of diabetes and prediabetes (dysglycemia) in Asian Indians. Researchers led by Ranjit Mohan Anjana, MD, ...

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How to Lower the Risk of Getting Diabetes by Up to 25%

Replacing one serving of a sugary drink with water, unsweetened tea or coffee daily can decrease the risk for developing diabetes by up to 25%… The study indicates that for each 5% increase of a person’s total energy intake provided by sweet drinks including soft drinks, the risk of developing ...

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Inflammatory Marker Profile Shifts As Type 2 Develops

A large, population-based, observational study identified different profiles of inflammatory and immune biomarkers in people with no diabetes, prediabetes, or type 2 diabetes… Findings revealed an increase in the median concentrations of white blood cells, monocytes, granulocytes, interleukin-18, IL-1 receptor antagonist and fibrinogen in patients with diabetes and prediabetes compared ...

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Diabetic Patients with Psoriasis May Have Higher Risk of Complications

Condition increased risk of microvascular and macrovascular complications… In a new study, diabetic patients with psoriasis generally had an increased risk of microvascular and macrovascular complications compared with diabetic patients without psoriasis. However, greater severity of psoriasis was not associated with a greater risk of diabetic complications. April W. Armstrong, ...

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