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Seal Oil Suppmements - Diabetic Neuropathy Treatment

Seal Oil Promotes Nerve Regeneration, Helps Diabetic Neuropathy, Says Study

Recent study suggests that seal oil, taken as a supplement, could help with diabetic neuropathy, a form of nerve damage caused by diabetes.

Significant Factor in Diabetes Risk: The Foods You Eat and Not Just the Calories

If you think losing weight is enough to prevent Type 2 diabetes, don't get your hopes up. New research suggests that you don't have to be overweight to develop Type 2 diabetes.

Study: Drug Improves Glycemic Control Significantly in Type 1 Diabetics on Insulin

Results portend first major advance for type 1 diabetics since insulin was discovered. New study shows that liraglutide reduces the wide swings in blood glucose numbers that characterize even well-controlled type 1 diabetes.

Experts Recommend Weight Loss Drugs, Surgery in Addition to Lifestyle Changes

The Endocrine Society issued a Clinical Practice Guideline (CPG) on strategies for prescribing drugs to manage obesity and promote weight loss.
UVA Health Calculator - Free Health Tool Calculates Risk of Heart Disease and Diabetes

Online Tool Predicts Heart Disease, Diabetes Risk Better

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

Cardiovascular Risk in Youth with Type 1 Diabetes Linked Primarily to Insulin Resistance

According to a new study, youth with type 1 diabetes have now been found to have abnormal insulin resistance.

Diabetes-Related Amputations Increase for Hispanics

Hospitalizations of adult Hispanics for diabetes-related foot or leg amputations rose sharply between 2001 and 2004. The data are for Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes.
Sugar Sponge forTreating Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes

Sugar Sponge: Insulin-free Diabetes Treatment Reported

Researchers report the development of "sugar sponges" that sop up and release glucose as needed and it's use as a treatment for both type...

Research Offers Hope To Increase Islet Supply To Cure Type 1 Diabetes

Researchers at the University of Minnesota's Diabetes Institute for Immunology and Transplantation have successfully reversed diabetes in monkeys using transplanted islet cells from pigs.

Maya Children in U.S. More Likely To Be Overweight and Obese Than Whites or...

Maya children in the United States are taller and longer-legged than Mayan children in Guatemala, as a result of greater access to food and health care. But they are also much heavier.
Children with Diabetes - More Kids Being Diagnosed with Type 1 and 2 Diabetes

More Kids Being Diagnosed with Type 1 and Type 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...

Fear of Hypoglycemia a Barrier to Exercise for Type 1 Diabetics

Study finds individuals with the greatest fear of physical activity had the poorest control of their diabetes.
New Treatment for Phantom Limb Pain

Phantom Limb Pain Frozen by Minimally Invasive Treatment

A recent study shows that interventional radiologists can use an innovative technique to relieve the pain that plagues millions of amputees, many of which...

Optimal Threshold for HbA1c Pre-diabetes Test Identified

Setting a specific HbA1c cutoff threshold for prediabetes, which could be used to determine eligibility for interventions to prevent progression to more serious type 2 diabetes, has generated much debate, with at least three different cutoffs recommended by different professional organizations.
Tim Byers, M.D., M.P.H. Colorado University Cancer Center associate director for cancer prevention and control.

Research Shows Link Between Diabetes, Heart Disease and Cancer

There are a number of risk factors shared between diabetes, ischemic heart disease, and several different types of cancer.In a major symposium at the...
Alzheimers and Diabetes Linked

New Link Discovered Between Diabetes and Alzheimer’s Disease

More evidence has been found that links Alzheimer's, which is a disease that robs people of their memories, and elevated blood sugar levels.Researchers have...

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