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Current news and research relating to Prediabetes (pre-diabetes), which means the amount of sugar in your blood is higher than normal, but not high enough to be considered diabetes.

UVA Health Calculator - Free Health Tool Calculates Risk of Heart Disease and Diabetes

Online Tool Predicts Heart Disease, Diabetes Risk Better

Online risk calculator, also being called an internet crystal ball, proves to be more accurate than method traditionally used by doctors in predicting heart...
Chocolate for Type 2 Diabetes Prevention

Chocolate May Help Prevent or Delay Type 2 Diabetes, Says BYU Study

Chocolate may help prevent and treat diabetes according to a new BYU study, but there's a catch.
Photo of Researchers. Protein Disccover Could Help Type 2 Diabetics

Nerve Protein Discovery Could Help Type 2 Diabetics

John Hopkins University researchers have made a discovery that could help treat millions of people with type 2 diabetes. Research led by a Johns Hopkins...
Liraglutide - Lowers Risk of Diabetes

Repurposed Drug Cuts Type 2 Diabetes Risk by 80-Percent in Pre-diabetics

A recently published study details how a commonly prescribed diabetes drug lowered the risk of developing diabetes in at-risk people and those with pre-diabetes. The...

Smoking Linked to Higher Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Add type 2 diabetes to the list of reasons why smoking is bad. Harvard researchers have found that smokers and people exposed to second...
Perceptions about risks for diabetes

Diabetes Perceptions Vary According to Risk Factors

Compared to those who had a first-degree relative with diabetes, those who did not were less concerned that they might have diabetes, reported a...
Photo of Women Exercising - People Should be Counseled on Physical Activity by Clinicians

Easy Way to Cut Disease Risk: Assess Physical Activity

A new study looked at the benefits when clinicians counsel patients on their physical activity - and how routine assessments lower the risk of...

New Way to Test for Pre-Diabetes Discovered

New discovery could warn people years in advance that they are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes, allowing for lifestyle changes to prevent...
Sleep loss and diabetes

Poor Sleep May Increase Diabetes Risk, Lower Insulin Sensitivity

A University of Colorado study finds that insufficient sleep reduces insulin sensitivity and increases the risk of diabetes, adding to the list of ailments...

1 in 4 People Hospitalized in Germany has Diabetes

The prevalence of diabetes in hospitals was studied by German researchers who determined that 1 in 4 patients hospitalized was a diabetic.

Doctors Aren’t Diagnosing or Treating Most Prediabetes Cases

More than 75% of people who meet the criteria for prediabetes did not receive any intervention or treatment from their physicians, according to a...

Genetics and Body Shape Affect Type 2 Diabetes Risk

Can you really tell if a woman is at a higher risk of type 2 diabetes just by looking at her body shape? Researchers...
July 19 Edition of JAMA

Adolescent Diabetes Higher Than Previously Reported

Research recently published by JAMA details the prevalence of diabetes and prediabetes in American adolescents and previous estimates were lower than they should have...
Obamacare Improves Heart Health of Americans, Especially Men

Obamacare Improved Heart Health of Americans, Especially Men

Under Obamacare, also known as the Affordable Care Act, Americans have more preventive care for heart health - which in turn has lead to overall better cardiovascular health, timely diabetes screening and reduced risk of heart disease.
10-hour window protects from metabolic disease

Periods of Fasting Protects Against Obesity and Diabetes, Nurture Health

Can fasting for a specific period of time each day help prevent obesity, diabetes and other health conditions? Researchers detail their findings from a recent study.
Photo of Scale and Tape Measure - Changing the Description of Prediabetes

Lower Cut-Off Point for Defining Prediabetes Recommended

A group of researchers are recommending that the definition of prediabetes be changed and a lower cut-off point be used based on ADA guidelines. The...

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