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New Approach to Prevent Diabetes-Induced Birth Defects Studied

A research team has identified a cell signaling pathway which plays a significant role in causing developmental defects of the fetal spinal cord and brain in babies of women with diabetes.

Scientists Identify Genetic Variant Associated with Heart Disease in Type 2 Diabetes

Scientists have identified a previously unknown genetic variant associated with an increased risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) in type 2 diabetic patients.

Two Treatments That Slow the Development of Diabetes May Reduce Heart Disease Risk

The study found that both treatments induced positive changes in the level of particles that carry cholesterol and triglycerides through the blood stream.

New Risk Score Predicts 10-Year Dementia Risk for Type 2 Diabetics

Researchers have created the first risk score that predicts the 10-year individualized dementia risk for patients with type 2 diabetes.

Glucagon Induces Feelings of Fullness in Type 1 Diabetics

Glucagon, a hormone involved in regulating appetite, loses its ability to help obese people feel full after a meal, but it continues to suppress hunger pangs in people with type 1 diabetes, according to a recent study.

Blocking Sugar Intake May Reduce Cancer Risk or Progression in Diabetics

Blocking dietary sugar and its activity in tumor cells may reduce cancer risk and progression, according to researchers.

Walking to Work Cuts Risk of Diabetes and High Blood Pressure

People who walk to work are around 40% less likely to have diabetes as those who drive, according to a new study.

Blood Sugar Level Tied to Dementia – Even with Non-Diabetics

A study has found that higher blood sugar levels are associated with higher dementia risk, even among people who do not have diabetes.

Type 1 Diabetes Drug Very Effective in Trial

An experimental drug designed to block the advance of type 1 diabetes in its earliest stages has proven strikingly effective over two years in about half of the patients who participated in the phase 2 clinical trial.

Moderate Alcohol and Healthy Diet Linked with Lower Risk of Kidney Disease in Diabetics

Eating a healthy diet and drinking a moderate amount of alcohol may be associated with decreased risk or progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus.

Urgent Recall of Nova Max Blood Glucose Test Strips

The FDA is working with Nova Diabetes Care to recall 21 lots of glucose test strips marketed under the brand names Nova Max Blood Glucose Test Strips and Nova Max Plus Glucose Meter Kits. The test strips under recall may report a false, abnormally high blood glucose result.

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