Diabetes News

Latest news about type 2 diabetes, type 1 diabetes, gestational diabetes and related health issues like hypertension (high blood pressure), kidney disease, eye disease, neuropathy and more. Diabetes news for diabetics, physicians and caregivers.

Herbal Oils May Enhance Insulin Sensitivity and Lower Blood Pressure in Diabetic Rats

Research at Georgetown University Medical Center has found that a combination of naturally occurring edible oils may be effective in treating Type II diabetes.

Grant Will Enable New Mouse Models of Kidney and Heart Disease Complications of Diabetes

The Mouse Models of Diabetic Complications Consortium group at Duke University Medical Center has received a five-year grant totaling more than $3.5 million from the NIH to create new mouse models for diabetic kidney and heart disease.

Age-old Drug Points To Potential New Treatments for Type 2 Diabetes

An age-old drug may point to a brand new way to treat type 2 diabetes, according to scientists at Joslin Diabetes Center and the University of California in San Diego (UCSD).

More People Are Hospitalized For Stroke, But Fewer Strokes Are Fatal

The number of Americans who are hospitalized for stroke continues to increase, but the death rate is declining, according to a recent report.

Diabetes Drug Recall: Glyburide Tablets

FDA announces a voluntary recall of Micronase lots, Glyburide Tablets

Geron Grows Stem Cells Without Mice Feeder Cells

Geron Corp. announced the publication on Monday of research demonstrating a way to grow human embryonic stem cells without using feeder cells from mice.

FDA Approves Dermagraft for Treatment of Chronic Foot Ulcers in Patients with Diabetes

The FDA has approved the Premarket Approval Application for Dermagraft in the treatment of chronic foot ulcers in patients with diabetes.

Stem Cells Produce Insulin Cells

Researchers at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology have demonstrated that human embryonic stem cells can create insulin producing cells, a result that could signal an important step toward a cure for type 1 diabetes.

New Diabetes Screening and Management Guidelines Recommended By AACE

The American College of Endocrinology and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists today announced their recommendations for new diabetes screening and management guidelines.

Study Suggests Women May Need More Vitamin C

Recent findings by researchers at NIDDK and Vanderbilt University indicate that the RDA of vitamin C may need to increase to 90 milligrams a day for young women.

Diet and Exercise Dramatically Delay Type 2 Diabetes: Diabetes Medication Metformin Also Effective

At least 10 million Americans at high risk for type 2 diabetes can sharply lower their chances of getting the disease with diet and exercise, according to the findings of a major clinical trial.

Inflammation May Play Role in Type 2 Diabetes

Elevated blood levels of two inflammatory substances seem to be independent risk factors for type 2 diabetes, researchers report.

NIH Launches First Study to Examine Long-Term Effects of Weight Loss and Exercise in...

The first long-term study to look at the effects of weight loss in people with type 2 diabetes was launched at the annual meeting of the American Diabetes Association today.

Moms Can Help Prevent Diabetes: Proper birth size and breastfeeding linked to lower rates...

For better health later in life, it is best to be born an average-sized baby states Dr Jean-Pierre Chanoine, Clinical Professor and Head of the Endocrinology and Diabetes Unit at Vancouver's Children's Hospital.

More American Children and Teens Are Overweight

The latest findings from CDC's National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey show that more and more children and teens are overweight, continuing the pattern the survey documented over the past two decades when the number of overweight children and teens nearly doubled.

Breastfeeding Has Minor Effect in Reducing Risk of Childhood Overweight: Mother’s Overweight More Likely...

Breast feeding appears to be a minor factor in reducing the likelihood of childhood overweight, according to a study by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) and two other Federal agencies.