News About Pre-Diabetes

Current news and research relating to Prediabetes (pre-diabetes), which means the amount of sugar in your blood is higher than normal, but not high enough to be considered diabetes.

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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Repurposed Drug Cuts Type 2 Diabetes Risk by 80-Percent in Pre-diabetics

Liraglutide - Lowers Risk of Diabetes

A recently published study details how a commonly prescribed diabetes drug lowered the risk of developing diabetes in at-risk people and those with pre-diabetes.

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Easy Way to Cut Disease Risk: Assess Physical Activity

Photo of Women Exercising - People Should be Counseled on Physical Activity by Clinicians

A new study looked at the benefits when clinicians counsel patients on their physical activity – and how routine assessments lower the risk of conditions like cancer, diabetes and heart disease.

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Common Insecticide Increases Diabetes Risk, Tricks Melatonin Receptor

Common Insecticide Increases Diabetes Risk, Mimics Melatonin

UB scientists have evidence that exposure to one of the most commonly used insecticides creates a higher risk for metabolic diseases like diabetes.

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Personalized Diabetes Risk Education Not Motivating Enough

Photo of Diabetes Educator - Diabetes Education - Affect on High Risk People

A new study has found that education on personalized diabetes risk doesn’t motivate behavior change in people at a higher risk of diabetes, such as increasing exercise – but researchers offer advice on how it can be improved.

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Lower Cut-Off Point for Defining Prediabetes Recommended

Photo of Scale and Tape Measure - Changing the Description of Prediabetes

A group of researchers are recommending that the definition of prediabetes be changed and a lower cut-off point be used based on ADA guidelines.

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Aspartame Causes Weight Gain and Metabolic Syndrome, Says Study

Photo of Diet Coke Zero Can : Aspartame Prevents Weight Loss, Says New Stody

Study from Massachusetts General Hospital details the reasons why the sugar substitute Aspartame isn’t effective in helping people lose weight, as well as it’s role in metabolic syndrome and other health issues.

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Nerve Protein Discovery Could Help Type 2 Diabetics

Photo of Researchers. Protein Disccover Could Help Type 2 Diabetics

John Hopkins University researchers have made a discovery that could help treat millions of people with type 2 diabetes.

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Adolescent Diabetes Higher Than Previously Reported

July 19 Edition of JAMA

Research recently published by JAMA details the prevalence of diabetes and prediabetes in American adolescents and previous estimates were lower than they should have been.

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