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Low-Glycemic Diet Shows Greater Improvement in Glycemic Control Than High-Fiber Diet

Persons with type 2 diabetes who had a diet high in low-glycemic foods such as nuts, beans and lentils had greater improvement in glycemic control and risk factors for coronary heart disease than persons on a diet with an emphasis on high-cereal fiber.

Researchers Fear Sports May Be Hazardous to Fans’ Health

Die-hard sports fans may be risking heart attack, stroke, diabetes, cancer and premature death because of unhealthy lifestyle choices that seem to go along with rooting for favorite sports teams.

Study Sheds Light on Participants in National SEARCH for Diabetes in Youth Study

University of South Carolina public health researchers have examined the SEARCH for Diabetes in Youth Study to characterize its participants. The findings could help other scientists understand how to recruit children and teens into future studies.

Low-Dose Aspirin Does Not Appear to Reduce Risk of CV Events in Patients with...

Low-dose aspirin as primary prevention did not appear to significantly reduce the risk of a combined end point of coronary, cerebrovascular and peripheral vascular events in patients with type 2 diabetes, according to a new study in JAMA. However, aspirin did significantly reduce the combination of fatal coronary and fatal cerebrovascular events.

Exercise, Calcium-Rich Diet Could Cut Risk of Metabolic Syndrome

Adopting daily exercise sessions and a calcium-rich diet could reduce the risk of a group of health risk factors called the metabolic syndrome, finds a new study of Illinois adults. Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of symptoms that together signal a significantly higher risk for heart disease and type 2 diabetes.

New Nanomaterial Could Be Breakthrough For Medical Implants

A team of researchers led by North Carolina State University has made a breakthrough with a new material that can be used to create devices that can be implanted into the human body – including blood glucose sensors for diabetics and hemo-dialysis membranes that can scrub impurities from the blood.

Depression Can Hamper Glucose Control in People With Diabetes

Depression can cause diabetes patients to suffer from higher glucose levels over time compared to those who are not depressed, finds a study of older veterans with the disease.

Metabolic Syndrome Ups Colorectal Cancer Risk

In a large U.S. population-based study, metabolic syndrome patients had a 75 percent higher risk of colorectal cancer compared to those without metabolic syndrome.

Class of Diabetes Drugs Carries Significant Cardiovascular Risks

A class of oral drugs used to treat type 2 diabetes may make heart failure worse, according to an editorial published online in Heart Wednesday by two Wake Forest University School of Medicine faculty members.

New Target for Obesity-Related Insulin Resistance, Type 2 Diabetes

Researchers have identified a particular subset of cells that are linked to obesity-associated insulin resistance, and that offer a promising new target for the treatment of diabetes.

Surgeons Create Functioning Pancreas in Patient’s Arm, Preventing Diabetes

A 55-year-old grandmother is producing insulin on her own after her islet cells were removed from her pancreas and implanted into her forearm a few weeks ago at The Methodist Hospital in Houston.

New Study Demonstrates Glucose Device Rapidly Alleviates Major Symptom of Type 1 Diabetes in...

Hypoglycemia is difficult to treat, particularly in children younger than five years of age, because of difficulties in administering the correct glucose dose as well as patient compliance. Researchers presented data that demonstrated how a new approach that could change the way this disorder is managed in millions of pediatric diabetes patients worldwide.

Modified Insulin Most Effective for Controlling Post-meal Blood Sugar Levels

Pre-mixed insulin analogues, a modified form of conventional pre-mixed human insulin, are more effective than long-acting analogues for controlling high blood sugar levels after meals in patients with type 2 diabetes.

Don’t Let Last Year’s Missteps Keep You Away from Getting a Flu Shot This...

People shouldn't let last year's flu vaccine debacle prevent them from getting a flu shot this year -- and that includes diabetics.

Scientists Turn Human Skin Cells Into Insulin-producing Cells

Researchers have transformed cells from human skin into cells that produce insulin, the hormone used to treat diabetes. The breakthrough may one day lead to new treatments or even a cure for the millions of people affected by the disease, researchers say.

Discovery May Help Diabetic Gastric Problem

Mayo Clinic researchers have found what may provide a solution to one of the more troubling complications of diabetes -- delayed gastric emptying or gastroparesis.