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.

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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Treatment to Better Regulate Insulin Discovered

Rudy Valentine, Iowa State University. Discovery May Help Treat Diabetes

A recent discovery shows how lowering PKD1 can help people with diabetes limit metabolic complications, such as stroke, heart disease and some forms of cancer.

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Study: Vitamin Lowers Sugar Levels, Prevents Neuropathy and NAFLD

Vitamin Lowers Sugar Levels, Prevents Neuropathy and NAFLD

A new study has found a vitamin that lowers blood sugar, reduces fatty liver and prevents neuropathy in prediabetes and type 2 diabetes.

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Doctors Aren’t Diagnosing or Treating Most Prediabetes Cases

Low rates of prediabetes diagnosis and treatment might be expected when physicians don't have patients' blood test results available,

More than 75% of people who meet the criteria for prediabetes did not receive any intervention or treatment from their physicians, according to a recent study. Find out who they’re missing and why.

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