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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 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...
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...
Tiny Implant to Lower Blood Sugar Levels and Weight

Implant Invented to Lower Blood Sugar Levels and Weight

A spongy implant into fat tissue reduced weight gain and blood-sugar levels with no adverse affects - a development that can benefit people with diabetes or prediabetes.

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...

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...

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...
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...
Vitamin Lowers Sugar Levels, Prevents Neuropathy and NAFLD

Study: Vitamin Lowers Sugar Levels, Prevents Neuropathy and NAFLD

A new study has found a vitamin that lowers blood sugar, reduces fatty liver and prevents neuropathy in prediabetes and type 2 diabetes. A naturally...

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...
Manuela Martins-Green - Third Hand Smoke Study and Diabetes

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...
Photo of Diet Coke Zero Can : Aspartame Prevents Weight Loss, Says New Stody

Aspartame Causes Weight Gain and Metabolic Syndrome, Says Study

Study from Massachusetts General Hospital details the reasons why the sugar substitute Aspartame isn't effective in helping people lose weight, as well as it's...
Photo of Diabetes Educator - Diabetes Education - Affect on High Risk People

Personalized Diabetes Risk Education Not Motivating Enough

A new study has found that education on personalized diabetes risk doesn't motivate behavior change in people at a higher risk of diabetes, such...

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...
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.

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