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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.

High Blood Sugar Linked to Brain Shrinkage – Even in Normal Range

People whose blood sugar is on the high end of the normal range may be at a higher risk of brain shrinkage that occurs with aging and diseases such as dementia, according to new research.

Nerve Changes from Diabetes Begin Earlier Than Previously Known

Mayo Clinic research reinforces the importance of blood sugar control from onset of diabetes to prevent nerve damage later.
Childhood Obesity Quadruples Risk of Developing Type 2 Diabetes

Childhood Body Mass Index Quadruples Type 2 Diabetes Risk

Study finds link between childhood body mass index and metabolic health, showing a dramatic increase in risk of type 2 diabetes for kids with...

Psoriasis Associated with Diabetes and High Blood Pressure in Women

Women with psoriasis appear to have an increased risk for developing diabetes and hypertension (high blood pressure).

A New Hope For Diabetics In Treating Blindness

Australian research has led to clinical trials of a drug that could provide a painless and non-destructive way to treat blindness in diabetics.

Adolescents with Type 2 Diabetes Have Diminished Cognitive Performance and Brain Abnormalities

A study has found that obese adolescents with type 2 diabetes have diminished cognitive performance and subtle abnormalities in the brain as detected by Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI).

Diabetes Complications and Risk of Death Predicted by Duration of Diabetes and Advancing Age

The duration of diabetes and advancing age independently predict diabetes severity and risk of death in older adults with type 2 diabetes according to a recent study.
Stem Cells Discovery to Treat Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)

Stem Cells Discovery to Treat Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)

Stem cells could address diabetes-related circulation problems, including peripheral artery disease (PAD), and prevent other health problems and amputation.

Research Shows Why Low Vitamin D Raises Heart Disease Risks in Diabetics

Low levels of vitamin D are known to nearly double the risk of cardiovascular disease in patients with diabetes, and researchers now think they know why.

Carbon Monoxide Reverses Diabetic Gastric Problem in Study

Researchers have shown that very low doses of inhaled carbon monoxide in diabetic mice reverses the condition known as gastroparesis or delayed stomach emptying, a common and painful complication for many diabetic patients.
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Nerve Damage in Type 2 Diabetes can be Detected in the Eye

A 10-minute eye exam can tell whether or not a person with type 2 diabetes has nerve damage, according to new information.

Three Senators Introduce Access to Diabetes Screening Services Act of 2003

Senators introduced important legislation that would allow the Medicare program to cover certain tests and screening services.

Kidney Transplant Patients Who Develop Diabetes Show Poor Short-Term Outcomes

Patients who develop diabetes shortly after kidney transplantation have poorer short-term outcomes than those who had the disease before transplant.
Sleep and diabetes risk on men and women

Opposite Effects of Lost Sleep in Men and Women

Study recently published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism shows opposite effects of lost sleep in men and women and...
Hospitalization Risks for Patients with Diabetes and Solid-Organ Malignancy

Hospitalization Risks for Patients with Diabetes and Solid-Organ Malignancy

Study determines that diabetes, coexisting with solid-organ malignancies, is associated with risk of hospitalization and multiple hospitalizations. Future Science Group (FSG) announced the publication...

Widely Prescribed Diabetes Drug Causes More Harm Than Good

A new systematic review calls into the question the health benefits versus risks of pioglitazone (Actos), an oral medicine widely prescribed for diabetes throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia.

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