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Being Sedentary, Such as Watching a Lot of TV, Increases the Risk for Diabetes:...

sedentary lifestyle, as indicated by time spent watching television, is associated with an increased risk for type 2 diabetes; and greater physical activity is associated with a reduced risk, according to an article in the June 25 issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine, a member of the JAMA family of journals.

Mayo Clinic Researchers Report Diabetic Women Less Likely to Undergo Mammograms

Mayo Clinic researchers have found that women with diabetes were significantly less likely to undergo screening for breast cancer by mammography than patients in a control group.

Stress Management Can Help Control Glucose in Type 2 Diabetes

Patients with type 2 diabetes who incorporate stress management techniques into their routine care can significantly reduce their average blood glucose levels, according to a new study by researchers at Duke University Medical Center.

Immune System Discovery May Lead To Preventive Therapy For Diabetes

By manipulating a cell that controls the immune system’s response to infections, researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and their colleague have prevented the onset of diabetes in mice predisposed to the disease.

More Severe Periodontal Disease Poses Additional Threat To Pregnant Diabetics

Pregnant diabetics have more gingival inflammation and deeper pockets between their teeth and gums, which are symptoms of periodontal disease, than non-diabetic pregnant women, according to a new study in the Journal of Periodontology.

New Needle Free Injection System Provides Comfortable Option For Taking Insulin

There's encouraging news for the more than 16 million Americans living with diabetes-painful needlesticks associated with insulin injection may soon be a thing of the past.

Two New Treatments for Congestive Heart Failure

Researchers continue to develop treatments for this condition, in which the heart cannot adequately pump blood around the body, causing fluid to seep into the lungs and hinder breathing. Two of these treatments - a drug injection and a new type of pacemaker -recently were approved by the FDA.

Obese Women Convert Carbohydrate to Fat Faster Than Lean Women

De novo lipogenesis is the metabolic route by which mammals convert excessive dietary carbohydrates into fat. Given the prevalence of highly refined carbohydrates in the American diet, this process may play a significant role in the increase in obesity in the U.S. population.

Study Indicates Special Vaccines Could Prevent Insulin-Dependent Diabetes

Results of a new medical study suggest that vaccines can be made that would inhibit development of insulin-dependent diabetes.

Obese Black Teens At High Risk For Diabetes, Study Suggests

A new study suggests that obese Black teenagers have a greater risk of developing diabetes as adults than do their white counterparts.

Israeli Scientists Block the Progression of Type I Diabetes

A team of researchers led has developed a unique approach for halting the progression of Type I (juvenile or insulin-dependent) diabetes.

Managing High Blood Pressure In Type 2 Diabetes Sufferers Could Save Lives

High blood pressure has been known to be a bad companion of diabetes for many years. New papers offer clinicians some effective treatment options for diabetes sufferers with high blood pressure.

Early Promise for Prevention of Type 1 Diabetes

A preliminary study in a recent issue of THE LANCET suggests that injection of a specific peptide in patients with early type 1 diabetes could stop disease progression.

Vitamin D Reduces Risk of Type 1 Diabetes

It is not known why some people get type 1 diabetes (diabetes that starts early in life), but there has been a suggestion that if children have a diet lacking in Vitamin D, they may go on to develop diabetes.

Depression Worsens Outcome in Diabetes

A diabetic person's emotional state may affect the progression of complications of the disease, suggests a new analysis of 27 studies that link depression to various diabetes complications.

Obese People Suffer Bias From a Variety of Societal Sources, Including Their Own Physicians

Data presented shows conclusively that overweight people are subject to bias even from physicians whose primary focus is the treatment of obesity.

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