Diabetes Related Conditions

This news area covers major health topics of interest to people living with diabetes, such as high blood pressure, cholesterol, obesity, heart disease, neuropathies, eye disease, Alzheimer’s disease and kidney disease. People with diabetes are at a higher risk of experiencing or developing these conditions.

New Way to Spot Adolescent Obesity Better Than BMI

New Childhood Obesity Calculation

The body mass index calculations that physicians have been relying on for decades may not be accurate for assessing body fat in adolescents between the ages of 8 and 17. But a new, better method has been found.

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Under ACA, Major Improvements in Medical Care, Health for Low-Income Adults

Under ACA, Major Improvements in Medical Care, Health for Low-Income Adults

A new study details amazing improvements in the medical care and health of low-income American adults as a result of the health coverage expansions from the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare or the ACA.

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Surprising Link Between Blood Sugar Levels and Brain Cancer

Brain Scan -- What is the Link Between Blood Sugar Levels and Brain Cancer

New research further illuminates the surprising relationship between blood sugar levels and brain tumors and could begin to shed light on how certain cancers develop in people living with diabetes.

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Childhood Body Mass Index Quadruples Type 2 Diabetes Risk

Childhood Obesity Quadruples Risk of Developing Type 2 Diabetes

Study finds link between childhood body mass index and metabolic health, showing a dramatic increase in risk of type 2 diabetes for kids with a high enough BMI.

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Phototherapy Used to Combat Neuropathic Pain

Dorsal Root Ganglion - Diabetic Neuropathy

As diabetes progresses, the structure of the sciatic nerve’s myelin sheath changes – but after four sessions of laser therapy treatment, researchers found that the myelin had almost completely recovered.

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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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Diabetic Children Not Screened Properly for Retinopathy

Children with Diabetes - Not Getting Proper Eye Care

Diabetes among youths has been steadily increasing, but proper evaluations for diabetic retinopathy are falling short of recommendations.

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Genetic Therapy May Reduce Heart Attack Risk from Diabetes

Human heart with coronary arteries

Diabetes damages small coronary blood vessels and thus increases the risk of heart attacks but, according to a new study, a new genetic therapy may be able to stimulate heart cells and growth of pericytes.

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New Way to Prevent Vision Loss and Diabetic Retinopathy Found

Eye Exam - Prevent Vision Loss in Diabetic Patients

A study suggests a new way to prevent vision loss and diabetic retinopathy with minimal side effects – a discovery which could affect as many as 93 million people worldwide.

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