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.

Easy Way to Cut Disease Risk: Assess Physical Activity

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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

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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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Body Shape Tied to Type 2 Diabetes, Heart Disease Risk

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Study details the relationship between certain body shapes and an increased risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease and other health issues.

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Better Fix for Chronic Wounds Uses Minimally-Invasive Skin Graft

Photo of Jeffrey Litt, D.O., assistant professor of surgery at the MU School of Medicine

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.

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New Diabetic Neuropathy Guidelines for Physicians Released

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New guidelines from Michigan Medicine researchers and the American Diabetes Association equip physicians with better information on how to treat Diabetic Neuropathy.

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Peripheral Nerve Damage Discovery: New Hope for Diabetics

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New discovery could lead to effective repair therapies for those suffering peripheral nerve damage and offers hope to millions of people with diabetes.

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Diabetics May Have Hidden Pancreatic Cancer

Diabetes and Pancreatic Cancer

Doctors and patients should be aware of early warning signs for pancreatic cancer in people with diabetes, which has links to diabetes medications.

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Study: Simple Leg Exercises Can Help Diabetic Heart Health

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A UBC study has found that a few simple leg exercises can reduce the risk of diabetes complications, improve blood vessel function and lower the risk of heart problems.

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Affect of Health Plan Deductibles on Diabetes, Chronic Illnesses

Photo: Expenses of Co-pays for Insurance Plans

Newly released details from a study published in JAMA finds that even low deductible plans can mean high out-of-pocket costs for people living with diabetes, asthma, heart disease and other chronic conditions.

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