Pre-Diabetes

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.

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...
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...
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...
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 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...
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...
Rudy Valentine, Iowa State University. Discovery May Help Treat Diabetes

Treatment to Better Regulate Insulin Discovered

A recent discovery shows how lowering PKD1 can help people with diabetes limit metabolic complications, such as stroke, heart disease and some forms of...
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...

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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...

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...

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...

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...

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