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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.

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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...
Norbert Leitinger, Ph.D. (left), and Vlad Serbulea, Ph.D.

Discovery Details How Obesity Causes Disease – and 2 Ways to Stop It

New research from the University of Virginia School of Medicine explains why obesity causes harmful inflammation that can lead to diabetes, clogged...
Sugary Drinks - Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Health

Drinks Sweetened with Sugar Raise Risk of Diabetes, Hypertension and More

Researchers have found a link between soda, juice consumption and health problems, like diabetes and metabolic syndrome, due to sugar.

Education Level and Diabetes: Study Shows Who Does a Better Job at Preventing or...

Study analyzed data that combined interviews, physical exams and laboratory tests to find out who does better at preventing or managing diabetes -- college...
Chronic Disease in Men from Plastic

Chronic Disease in Men Linked to Chemicals in These Plastics

Chemicals found in everyday plastics materials are linked to cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure in men, according to researchers.
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.
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...
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Combining Tests Leads to Better Pre-Diabetes Detection

Researchers at the School of Public Health at Georgia State University have found that a two tests are better than one when it comes...
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Thirdhand Smoke Linked to Type 2 Diabetes

UC Riverside-led study has health implications for non-smokers living in homes that have - or have had - smokers. Thirdhand smoke exposure causes insulin...

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.

Study: Over Half of Americans have Diabetes or Pre-Diabetes

Disturbing news for Americans -- the percentage of U.S. adults with prediabetes or diabetes is around 52%. The one positive note is that the...

Diabetes Preventing Drug for Pre-Diabetics Rarely Being Used

Few doctors are prescribing a low-cost drug that has been proven effective in preventing the onset of diabetes, according to a UCLA study. The study,...

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...
Chinese Diabetes Epidemic Statistics

Diabetes and Prediabetes Prevalence Soaring in China

Details of a large survey of Chinese adults, published by JAMA, shows that the estimated overall prevalence of diabetes and prediabetes is soaring and that China now has the world's largest diabetes epidemic.
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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...

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...

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