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The most current news about type 2 diabetes, formerly called adult-onset or noninsulin-dependent diabetes, including research, studies, treatments, management, causes, stories, potential cures and more.

Superiority Not Proven for Rapid-acting Insulin Analogues in Type 1 Diabetes

There is currently no evidence available of a superiority of rapid-acting insulin analogues over human insulin in the treatment of adult patients with diabetes mellitus type 1.
Photo of Chinese People - Shorter Lifespan for Chinese Diabetics

For Chinese Adults, Diabetes Takes 9 Years Off Life

A recent JAMA study has found that Chinese adults with diabetes lose an average of 9 years off of their life span when compared...

Kids Need Repeated Messages, Support On Healthy Eating

Middle schoolers exposed to an intensive campaign urging them to eat more fruits and vegetables actually did so, but not enough to improve their overall eating patterns.
Pollution Affects Blood Sugar Levels and Cholesterol

Air Pollution Linked to Poorer Blood Sugar and Cholesterol

Exposure to air pollution has an especially negative impact on people with diabetes, which includes worsening blood sugar levels.Exposure to air pollution can worsen...

Reducing Insulin Signaling in the Brain Can Prolong Lifespan

A study from Children's Hospital Boston finds that reducing insulin levels in the brain boosts longevity. Though it was done in genetically engineered mice, old-fashioned exercise and good diets also keep brain insulin levels low in humans.

Location of Ulcerations in Diabetic Patients May Be Explained

Recent efforts may provide insight into ulceration issues.

Liraglutide Helps Patients with Diabetes Lose Weight

For people with type 2 diabetes, liraglutide resulted in significantly greater weight loss when compared to a placebo. Moderate weight loss can improve glycemic...
Sleep and diabetes risk on men and women

Opposite Effects of Lost Sleep in Men and Women

Study recently published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism shows opposite effects of lost sleep in men and women and...
Why Most Obese People Develop Insulin Resistance and Diabetes

Study: Why Most Obese People Develop Insulin Resistance and Diabetes

Findings from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), which appear in eLife, provide a possible explanation as to why most people who are obese...
Photo of Platypus - Venom for Type 2 Diabetes

Platypus, Echidna Venom Spurs Type 2 Diabetes Discovery

An exciting discovery could help millions of people with type 2 diabetes regulate their blood sugar levels - and it involves platypus and echidna...

Class of Medications May Offer Alternative Option for Treating Type 2 Diabetes

A review of previous studies indicates that use of a class of medications known as "incretin-based therapy", which act via certain pathways that affect glucose metabolism may provide modest effectiveness and favorable weight change outcomes for the treatment of type 2 diabetes and may represent an alternative to other hypoglycemic therapies.
Women with PCOS at Higher Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 Diabetes Linked to PCOS in New Study

Researchers found a higher risk and earlier diagnosis of diabetes in women with PCOS, which affects 5 to 6 million women in the United States alone.

Melatonin and Type 2 Diabetes Link Explained

Findings published in the scientific journal Cell Metabolism help explain the role Melatonin, the sleep hormone, has on type 2 diabetes risk.A new experimental...

New Guideline on Best Treatments for Diabetic Nerve Pain

The American Academy of Neurology has issued a new guideline on the most effective treatments for diabetic nerve pain, the burning or tingling pain in the hands and feet that affects millions of people with diabetes.

Stopping Diabetes Damage with Vitamin C

Researchers have found a way to stop the damage caused by Type 1 diabetes with the combination of insulin and a common vitamin found in most medicine cabinets.

Common Diabetes Drug May Help Prevent Liver Cancer

A drug widely used to treat Type II diabetes, may help to prevent primary liver cancer, researchers at the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center report in the April 2012 issue of Cancer Prevention Research.

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