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.

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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Blood Thinner Rivaroxaban Beats Aspirin for Clots and Thromboembolism

New Blood Thinner Better than Aspirin for Blood Clots

A McMaster University study discovered that the blood thinner rivaroxaban is better at preventing future blood clots than aspirin, and just as safe.

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Single Hypoglycemic Emergency Raises Risk of Death within 3 years for Diabetics, Says Study

Ambulance EMT Unit - Single Low Blood Sugar Emergency Increases Risk of Death and Heart Disease

Alarming study showed that within three years of a dangerously low blood sugar episode requiring an emergency department visit, one-third of those in the study died. This is significant because each year, 1-2-percent of diabetics have a hypoglycemic event that leads to a hospital visit.

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Rare Sugar Sweeteners Helped Control Blood Glucose in Study

Allulose - Rare Sugar Sweetener and Diabetes

According to a recent study, low-calorie, natural rare sugars could help regulate glucose levels, which would make them a good option as a sweetener for people with diabetes.

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Discovery Could Prevent Diabetic Retinopathy, Blindness

Diabetic Retinopathy Breakthrough Could Prevent Blindess

Scientists have round a therapeutic target for diabetes-related blindness that could prevent one of the most common and debilitating side effects of diabetes – diabetic retinopathy.

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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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Nicotinamide Riboside Effective in Relieving Peripheral Neuropathy Induced by a Common Anticancer Agent

ChromaDex Logo - Neuropathy Pain Relief

Findings of a recent study published in PAIN demonstrated what may lead to reductions in the neuropathic pain experienced by millions of patients suffering from neuropathy.

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Breastfeeding Reduces a Woman’s Risk of Metabolic Syndrome, Diabetes

Photo of Woman with Baby: Breasfeeding Lowers Risk of Diabetes

A recent study has shown that women who breastfeed have a lower risk of metabolic syndrome, including conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and high cholesterol, but success depends on the duration of nursing.

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