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Chinese-American and Korean-American Women at Highest Risk for Diabetes in Pregnancy

More than 10 percent of women of Chinese and Korean heritage may be at risk for developing diabetes during pregnancy

Study Shows How Gene Action May Lead to Diabetes Prevention, Cure

A gene commonly studied by cancer researchers has been linked to the metabolic inflammation that leads to diabetes.

Strict Blood Sugar Control in Some Diabetics Does Not Lower Heart Attack, Stroke Risk

Strictly controlling blood glucose levels in type 2 diabetics with long-term, serious coexisting health problems such as heart disease and hypertension does not lower their risk of a heart attack or stroke.

Regular Coffee, Decaf and Tea All Associated With Reduced Risk for Diabetes

Individuals who drink more coffee (regular or decaffeinated) or tea appear to have a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Steroid Injections May Slow Diabetes-Related Eye Disease

Injecting the corticosteroid triamcinolone into the eye may slow the progression of diabetic retinopathy, a complication of diabetes that can cause vision loss and blindness.

Rapid-Acting Insulin Analogues: No Proof of Additional Benefit for Type 1 Children and Adolescents

Due to a lack of suitable studies, it remains unclear whether children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes benefit more or less from long-term treatment with rapid-acting insulin analogues than with short-acting human insulin.

Tgen Analysis Identifies Biomarkers for Diabetic Kidney Failure

Researchers using a DNA analysis tool have identified genetic markers that could help treat chronic kidney disease among diabetics.

Rising Mortality in Lower Income Canadians with Diabetes Despite Drop in Overall Rate

While mortality from diabetes has declined in Canada, the income-related mortality gap is increasing, with lower income groups faring worse than higher income groups, according to a new study.

Pharmacists Improve Care of Diabetics While Cutting Costs

National and regional studies show that when pharmacists directly participate in patient care, they significantly reduce treatment costs and improve outcomes.

Anemia Drug Not Helpful for Kidney Disease Patients

A study has concluded that the anemia drug darbepoetin alfa works no better than a placebo in several other applications previously thought to be promising.

Sugary Cola Drinks Linked for First Time to Higher Risk of Gestational Diabetes

Researchers have found for the first time that drinking more than 5 servings of sugar-sweetened cola a week prior to pregnancy appears to significantly elevate the risk of developing diabetes during pregnancy.

Glucose Intolerance in Pregnancy Associated with Postpartum Cardiovascular Risk

omen who have gestational glucose intolerance (a condition less severe than gestational diabetes) exhibit multiple cardiovascular risk factors as early as three months after birth, according to a new study.

Cardiovascular Risk in Youth with Type 1 Diabetes Linked Primarily to Insulin Resistance

According to a new study, youth with type 1 diabetes have now been found to have abnormal insulin resistance.

FDA-Approved Drug May Slow Beta Cell Destruction in Type 1 Diabetes Patients

New findings suggest that a drug already used to treat autoimmune disorders might also help slow the destruction of insulin-producing cells in patients recently diagnosed with insulin-dependent (type 1) diabetes.

Type 2 Diabetes Gene Predisposes Children to Obesity

Pediatric researchers have found that a gene already implicated in the development of type 2 diabetes in adults also raises the risk of being overweight during childhood.

Study Identifies Genetic Predeterminants for Diabetes in African-Americans

Researchers believe inherited genetic variations exist between whites and blacks living in the U.S., leading to less efficient metabolism of glucose and predisposition to diabetes in the blacks.

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