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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.

Type 2 Diabetics with a Little Extra Weight Live Longer

People living with Type 2 Diabetes and are just a little overweight live longer than those who are too thin, normal weight or obese....

Less Fit Teens More Likely to Have Precursor to Diabetes

A child who is overweight and unfit may already be on the road to developing insulin resistance, an early sign of diabetes, researchers have reported.
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Asian-Americans Rarely Screened for Diabetes Despite High Risk

Despite their higher risk of developing diabetes, Asian-Americans are the least likely ethnic group to get screened according to researchers. Less than half of...

New Study Singles Out Factors Linked to Cognitive Deficits in Type 2 Diabetes

Older adults with diabetes who have high blood pressure, walk slowly or lose their balance, or believe they're in bad health, are significantly more likely to have weaker memory and slower, more rigid cognitive processing than those without these problems.

Research Team Tests Alternative Approach to Treating Diabetes

In a study, scientists have demonstrated the feasibility of a promising new strategy for treating human type 2 diabetes, which affects more than 200 million people worldwide.
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Better Fix for Chronic Wounds Uses Minimally-Invasive Skin Graft

A team at MU Health Care used a recently developed, minimally-invasive autograft harvesting system to care for patients with various types of chronic wounds.Data...

Low-Fat Dairy Foods May Help Reduce Risk Of Type 2 Diabetes

The consumption of low-fat dairy foods may reduce men's risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a study.
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Black Raspberry Lowers Cardiovascular Risk in Metabolic Syndrome

Researchers investigated short-term effects of black raspberry on arterial stiffness - an indicator of cardiovascular disease - on people with metabolic syndrome.Researchers investigated short-term...

Study: VA Beats Managed Care For Diabetes

New multicenter study finds VA patients with diabetes are more likely to receive recommended tests and have better outcomes than managed care patients.
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...

Hypoglycemia, Cardiovascular Complications Common in Older Diabetic Patients

Cardiovascular complications and hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) were common nonfatal complications in adults 60 years of age and older with diabetes.

Xenical and Weight Loss

Xenical support programmes shown to double weight loss success and increase patient satisfaction.

Diabetic Women on Hormone Replacement Therapy Have Better Glycemic and Lipid Profiles

Diabetic women who use hormone replacement therapy were more likely to have their blood glucose under control, and have lower cholesterol levels than women who never used hormone therapy.

Novel Drug Target Linked to Insulin Secretion and Type 2 Diabetes Treatment

A signal that promotes insulin secretion and reduces hyperglycemia in a type 2 diabetes animal model is enhanced by the inhibition of a novel enzyme discovered by researchers.
Doctors Not Following Guidelines on Diabetes and Statins

38% of At-Risk Diabetics Not Getting Recommended Treatment

Research reveals important gaps in care, showing that certain people with diabetes are not being prescribed treatment by their doctors that could prevent cardiovascular...

Healthy Weight Means Healthier Blood Lipid Profile In Children

Study shows maintaining a healthy weight in children may be one good way for them to keep a healthy blood lipid profile and grow up with a happy heart.

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