Doctors Aren’t Diagnosing or Treating Most Prediabetes Cases

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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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Thirdhand Smoke Linked to Type 2 Diabetes

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UC Riverside-led study has health implications for non-smokers living in homes that have – or have had – smokers. Thirdhand smoke exposure causes insulin resistance, a precursor to type 2 diabetes.

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Combining Tests Leads to Better Pre-Diabetes Detection

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Researchers at the School of Public Health at Georgia State University have found that a two tests are better than one when it comes to detecting whether someone has prediabetes, including children.

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Viagra for Diabetes? Study Says It Improves Insulin Sensitivity and More.

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A new study has found that sildenafil (brand name: Viagra) improves insulin sensitivity in individuals with prediabetes and also lowers a marker of heart, kidney disease risk.

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Poor Sleep May Increase Diabetes Risk, Lower Insulin Sensitivity

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A University of Colorado study finds that insufficient sleep reduces insulin sensitivity and increases the risk of diabetes, adding to the list of ailments sleep loss is linked to.

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New Way to Test for Pre-Diabetes Discovered

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New discovery could warn people years in advance that they are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes, allowing for lifestyle changes to prevent onset.

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Genetics and Body Shape Affect Type 2 Diabetes Risk

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Can you really tell if a woman is at a higher risk of type 2 diabetes just by looking at her body shape? Researchers presented their findings at the American Society of Human Genetics annual meeting. [Read more…]

Smoking Linked to Higher Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

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Add type 2 diabetes to the list of reasons why smoking is bad. Harvard researchers have found that smokers and people exposed to second hand smoke have a higher risk for type 2 diabetes.

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Study: Over Half of Americans have Diabetes or Pre-Diabetes

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Disturbing news for Americans — the percentage of U.S. adults with prediabetes or diabetes is around 52%. The one positive note is that the increase seems to be leveling off.

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Education Level and Diabetes: Study Shows Who Does a Better Job at Preventing or Managing Diabetes

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Study analyzed data that combined interviews, physical exams and laboratory tests to find out who does better at preventing or managing diabetes — college grads or those who didn’t graduate college.

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