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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.

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,...
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...
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...

Diabetes Risk Linked to Faster Heart Rate

An association between resting heart rate and diabetes suggests that heart rate measures could identify individuals with a higher future risk of diabetes. In...
Doctors and Pre-Diabetes - How Much Do They Know

Most Primary Physicians Can’t Identify All Prediabetes Risk Factors

Study findings may be a wake-up call for primary care providers, the majority of which could not identify all 11 risk factors that qualify patients for prediabetes screening.
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...

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...
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...
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...
Viagra for prediabetes

Viagra for Diabetes? Study Says It Improves Insulin Sensitivity and More.

A new study has found that sildenafil (brand name: Viagra) improves insulin sensitivity in individuals with prediabetes and also lowers a marker of heart,...
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.
Married People Share Diabetes Risk

Spouses Share Risk of Developing Type 2 Diabetes

A new study found a connection between the BMI of one spouse and the other spouse's risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

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...

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...
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...

Simple Device for Sleep Apnea Lowers Diabetes Risk

Pre-diabetics are at increased risk for developing diabetes and many also have untreated sleep apnea. There is a simple device that can reduce the...

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