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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.

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.
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...

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...
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 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...
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...

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...
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...
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...
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.

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...
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...
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 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...
Common Insecticide Increases Diabetes Risk, Mimics Melatonin

Common Insecticide Increases Diabetes Risk, Tricks Melatonin Receptor

UB scientists have evidence that exposure to one of the most commonly used insecticides creates a higher risk for metabolic diseases like diabetes. Synthetic chemicals...
Pre-diabetes test

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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