Monthly Archives: May 2014

Novel Drug Target Linked to Insulin Secretion and Type 2 Diabetes Treatment

A signal that promotes insulin secretion and reduces hyperglycemia in a type 2 diabetes animal model is enhanced by the inhibition of a novel enzyme discovered by researchers.

Lifestyle Changes, Blood Pressure Control are Key to Preventing Another Stroke

Stroke survivors should control their blood pressure, cholesterol and weight and do moderate physical activity regularly to avoid having another stroke.

Research Show That Lifestyle Interventions Are Better Than Genetic Tests for Preventing Type 2...

Targeted interventions based on genetic risk may not be the best approach for preventing type 2 diabetes.

Metabolically Healthy Obesity: Exercise May Be the Key

Although obesity is a risk factor for diabetes and heart disease, some people who are overweight or obese are able to delay or avoid developing related key risk factors.

A New Strategy for Diabetes Treatment

Newly discovered compound slows the natural degradation of insulin in the body, opening the door to a potential new treatment for diabetes.

Evidence that Sugar has a Direct Effect on Risk Factors for Heart Disease and...

Researchers have uncovered evidence that sugar has a direct effect on risk factors for heart disease, and is likely to impact on blood pressure, independent of weight gain.

Health Issues Associated with Diabetes on the Decline

Holly Firfer takes a closer look at why diabetic's risk of health issues is declining. This is an interesting video to watch.

FDA Alert: Shasta Technologies GenStrip Blood Glucose Test Strips May Report False Results. Discontinue...

GenStrips are advertised for use with the LifeScan OneTouch family of glucose meters. The affected test strips have been manufactured and distributed since March 2013 and are available through online retailers and retail pharmacies.

Drinking More Coffee Daily May Reduce Type 2 Diabetes Risk

People who increased the amount of coffee they drank each day by more than one cup over a four-year period had a 11% lower risk for type 2 diabetes

False Sense of Security Among Statin Users Leading to Heart Disease and Illnesses

People who take statin drugs to lower their cholesterol appear to have developed a false sense of security that could lead to heart disease and other obesity-related illnesses.

Dipping Blood Sugar Levels Cause Surprisingly Irregular Heart Rhythms in Diabetics

Dangerous overnight blood sugar levels often go undetected and cause prolonged periods of heart rhythm disturbances in older patients with Type 2 diabetes.

Diabetes Duration and Severity Associated with Brain Atrophy

Type 2 diabetes may be associated with brain degeneration, according to a new multicenter study.

Study: Eating a High-Protein Breakfast Helps Women Maintain Glucose Control

A researcher has found that when women consumed high-protein breakfasts, they maintained better glucose and insulin control than they did with lower-protein or no-protein meals.

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