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.

Under ACA, Major Improvements in Medical Care, Health for Low-Income Adults

Under ACA, Major Improvements in Medical Care, Health for Low-Income Adults

A new study details amazing improvements in the medical care and health of low-income American adults as a result of the health coverage expansions from the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare or the ACA.

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Cooler Climate May Raise Gestational Diabetes Risk

Walking in the Snow - Cold Weather Increases Gestational Diabetes Risk

Results from a recent study show a link between outdoor temperature and an increased risk of gestational diabetes, and the way people produce fat may have something to do with it.

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Research Team Discovers Diabetes Cure Without Side Effects

Bruno Doiron and Ralph DeFronzo - Cure for Diabetes

An exciting discovery has led to a new technique that has cured diabetes for one year without side effects by increasing the types of cells in the pancreas that make insulin for both type 1 and type 2 diabetics.

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Surprising Link Between Blood Sugar Levels and Brain Cancer

Brain Scan -- What is the Link Between Blood Sugar Levels and Brain Cancer

New research further illuminates the surprising relationship between blood sugar levels and brain tumors and could begin to shed light on how certain cancers develop in people living with diabetes.

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Childhood Body Mass Index Quadruples Type 2 Diabetes Risk

Childhood Obesity Quadruples Risk of Developing Type 2 Diabetes

Study finds link between childhood body mass index and metabolic health, showing a dramatic increase in risk of type 2 diabetes for kids with a high enough BMI.

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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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