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Genetic Variation Prevents Some Young Type 2 Diabetics from Responding to Physical Exercise

A genetic variation in mitochondria, the energy-producing machinery of cells, prevents young obese subjects with diabetes type 2 to respond to physical exercise.

Surprising Findings About Hepatitis C and Insulin Resistance

We have known for several years that Hepatitis C, a common cause of liver cirrhosis and cancer, also makes people three to four times more likely to develop Type 2 diabetes.

Study: Starting Treatment Early Doubles Chance of Success for People with Diabetes

The sooner people with diabetes start taking metformin, the longer the drug remains effective, according to a study published in the March issue of Diabetes Care.

Study: Major Depression More Than Doubles Risk of Dementia Among Adults with Diabetes

Adults who have both diabetes and major depression are more than twice as likely to develop dementia, compared to adults with diabetes only, according to a study published in the recent Journal of General Internal Medicine.

Study: Hemoglobin A1c Outperforms Fasting Glucose for Risk Prediction

Measurements of hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) more accurately identify persons at risk for clinical outcomes than the commonly used measurement of fasting glucose, according to a study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

People with Prediabetes Not Taking Adequate Precautions to Avoid Diabetes

Study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine revealed that only about half of U.S. adults with prediabetes reported that in the past year they tried to lose weight or exercise more.

Frequent Napping Associated with Increased Risk of Type 2 Diabetes in Older Adults

A study in the journal Sleep shows that frequent napping is associated with an elevated prevalence of type 2 diabetes and impaired fasting glucose.

Twice as Many Women to be Diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes

Two to three times more pregnant women may soon be diagnosed and treated for gestational diabetes, based on new measurements for determining risky blood sugar levels for the mother and her unborn baby.

Study: Stress Raises Risk of Mental Decline in Older Diabetics

Stress raises the risk of memory loss and cognitive decline among older people with diabetes, research suggests.

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