Diabetes News

This news area features the latest diabetes news for people living with diabetes, physicians, medical professionals and caregivers. You'll find important news about type 2 diabetes, type 1 diabetes (also called juvenile diabetes), and gestational diabetes. If you want to read news stories about related conditions, such as hypertension, cholesterol, eye disease, kidney disease and diet, then please visit our Diabetes-Related Conditions area.

Higher Diabetes Rate for Non-Obese Filipino Americans

Filipino Americans with diabetes

A recent study finds that non-obese older Filipino-Americans have much higher prevalence of diabetes than non-Hispanic whites.

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More Kids Being Diagnosed with Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes

Children with Diabetes - More Kids Being Diagnosed with Type 1 and 2 Diabetes

Rates of newly diagnosed cases of type 1 and 2 diabetes is on the rise among children and teens, with the fastest rise seen among racial and ethnic minority groups.

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New Insulin-Producing Cell a Big Discovery for Diabetes

Insulin-producing cell in the islets

Researchers have discovered a possible new route to regenerating the insulin-producing function lost in diabetes – a finding that could lead to a cure for diabetes.

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Phototherapy Used to Combat Neuropathic Pain

Dorsal Root Ganglion - Diabetic Neuropathy

As diabetes progresses, the structure of the sciatic nerve’s myelin sheath changes – but after four sessions of laser therapy treatment, researchers found that the myelin had almost completely recovered.

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Online Tool Predicts Heart Disease, Diabetes Risk Better

UVA Health Calculator - Free Health Tool Calculates Risk of Heart Disease and Diabetes

Online risk calculator, also being called an internet crystal ball, proves to be more accurate than method traditionally used by doctors in predicting heart disease and diabetes risk.

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Insulin Resistance Speeds Up Cognitive Decline, Dimentia

Dimenta Risk due to Insulin Resistance

Researchers report that executive function and memory are particularly vulnerable to the effects of insulin resistance, which may increase the risk of dimentia later in life for people living with diabetes.

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Diabetic Children Not Screened Properly for Retinopathy

Children with Diabetes - Not Getting Proper Eye Care

Diabetes among youths has been steadily increasing, but proper evaluations for diabetic retinopathy are falling short of recommendations.

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Genetic Therapy May Reduce Heart Attack Risk from Diabetes

Human heart with coronary arteries

Diabetes damages small coronary blood vessels and thus increases the risk of heart attacks but, according to a new study, a new genetic therapy may be able to stimulate heart cells and growth of pericytes.

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New Way to Prevent Vision Loss and Diabetic Retinopathy Found

Eye Exam - Prevent Vision Loss in Diabetic Patients

A study suggests a new way to prevent vision loss and diabetic retinopathy with minimal side effects – a discovery which could affect as many as 93 million people worldwide.

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Type 2 Diabetes Reversed in Trial Using New Medical Treatment

Photo of Couple with Doctor - Study: Type 2 Diabetes Reversed in Trial

Details published by the Endocrine Society outline a medical treatment that successfully induced remission of type 2 diabetes in clinical trial participants.

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