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The most current news about type 2 diabetes, formerly called adult-onset or noninsulin-dependent diabetes, including research, studies, treatments, management, causes, stories, potential cures and more.

45-Percent of New Dialysis Patients are Diabetic; Longer Treatment and Highly Permeable Artificial Kidney...

Longer dialysis treatment and use of a highly permeable artificial kidney may not improve survival rates or reduce hospitalization of patients with end-stage kidney disease.

Study Explores Risks Of Obesity In Children With Kidney Transplants

Obese children who get kidney transplants tend to be younger, shorter and on dialysis longer than their leaner peers, according to a recent study.

Effect of Diabetes Case Management Among Low-Income Minority Populations

Diabetes case management, added to primary care, substantially improved glycemic control compared with a control group.

Study Reveals Extent of Type 2 Diabetes Problem in Black and Minority Ethnic Populations

Half of all people of South Asian, African and African Caribbean descent will develop diabetes by age 80 according to a new study.

Study: Marijuana Users Have Better Blood Sugar Control

Investigators report that regular marijuana use is associated with favorable indices related to diabetic control. Marijuana users had significantly lower fasting insulin and were less likely to be insulin resistant.

Potential New Treatment For Insulin-Dependent Diabetes

Scientists report that transplanted insulin-producing cells survive better when the activation of a specific type of immune cell is blocked.

Lack of Deep Sleep May Increase Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Suppression of slow-wave sleep in healthy young adults significantly decreases their ability to regulate blood-sugar levels and increases the risk of type 2 diabetes, report researchers.

FDA Alert: Shasta Technologies GenStrip Blood Glucose Test Strips May Report False Results. Discontinue...

GenStrips are advertised for use with the LifeScan OneTouch family of glucose meters. The affected test strips have been manufactured and distributed since March 2013 and are available through online retailers and retail pharmacies.

Selenium Supplements May Increase the Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Selenium, an antioxidant included in multivitamin tablets thought to have a possible protective effect against the development of type 2 diabetes, may actually increase the risk of developing the disease.

Diuretics Effective For People With Diabetes And High Blood Pressure

In people with diabetes, diuretics work as well as ACE-inhibitors and calcium channel blockers in protecting against heart attack and improving survival, and offer more protection against congestive heart failure.
The patch can be attached to the wrist to measure blood glucose without piercing the skin

Scientists Create Adhesive Patch for Bloodless Diabetes Testing

Scientists have created a non-invasive, adhesive patch, which measures glucose levels through the skin without a finger-prick blood test.
protein that helps also hurts wound healing

Protein That Normally Aids Tissue Repair Inhibits Healing When Sugar Levels are High Instead

New study finds that a protein that normally fosters tissue repair instead acts to inhibit healing when sugar levels are high. The role reversal...

Diabetes Linked To Increased Risk Of Alzheimer’s In Long-Term Study

Diabetes mellitus was linked to a 65 percent increased risk of developing Alzheimer's disease (AD), appearing to affect some aspects of cognitive function differently than others in a new study.

Vitamins Good For Some Older Diabetic Women, Bad For Others

Antioxidant vitamins can be friend or foe for older women with diabetes.

FDA’s Safety Announcement on the Use of Actos, Medical Societies Respond

Diabetes leaders are responding to the announcement made by the FDA that the use of the diabetes medication Actos (pioglitazone) for more than one year may be associated with an increased risk of bladder cancer.
Diabetes Drug and Genital Infections

Alert: SGLT2 Inhibitors for Diabetes May Cause Serious Genital Infection

Warning that cases of a rare but serious infection of the genitals and area around the genitals have been reported with the class of type 2 diabetes medicines.

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