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Early-Onset of Diabetes Associated With Increased Risk of Kidney Disease and Death Before Age...

Onset of type 2 diabetes before age 20 in a population of American Indians is associated with a substantially increased risk of end-stage kidney disease and death between 25 and 55 years of age.

Study Says Diabetes at Epidemic Proportions in China

A large population-based study of diabetes in China conducted by investigators from Tulane University and their colleagues in China has concluded that the disease has reached epidemic proportions in the adult population of China.

Osteoporosis Drug Found to Stimulate Production of Cells that Control Insulin Balance

Scientists have discovered that a drug commonly used to treat osteoporosis in humans also stimulates the production of cells that control insulin balance. While other...

Vitamin Deficiencies May Make Blood Sugar Levels Worse

If you are watching what you eat, working out, and still not seeing improvements in your cholesterol, blood pressure, or blood sugar levels, here's...

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.
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Replacing Carbs with Healthy Fat Could Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

Study provides evidence for the effects of dietary fats and carbohydrate on the regulation of glucose and insulin levels and several other metrics linked...

Eating More Legumes May Lower Estimated Heart Disease Risk, Improve Glycemic Control

Eating more legumes (such as beans, chickpeas or lentils) as part of a low-glycemic index diet appears to improve glycemic control and reduce estimated coronary heart disease (CHD) risk in patients with type 2 diabetes.

Sleep Deprivation Doubles Risks of Obesity in Both Children and Adults

Research has found that sleep deprivation is associated with an almost a two-fold increased risk of being obese for both children and adults.

Losing 30-Minutes of Sleep Could Lead to Weight Gain and Diabetes

Someone that loses as little as 30-minutes of sleep per day can be on the road to obesity and metabolic disorders, like diabetes, according...
Diabetic Retinopathy and Depression

Diabetic Retinopathy Linked to Higher Depression Risk

Study details the association between severity of diabetic retinopathy and diabetic macular edema with symptoms of depression and anxiety in adults with diabetes. In a...

Children With Diabetes Sue School Districts, State

The suit asks the Court to compel public school officials to comply with federal law by providing the assistance that California students with diabetes require to manage their diabetes during the school day.

Chinese Herbal Medicines for Preventing Diabetes in High Risk People

The researchers considered data from 16 clinical trials including 1,391 people who received 15 different herbal formulations. According to their findings, combining herbal medicines with lifestyle changes is twice as effective as lifestyle changes alone at normalising patients' blood sugar levels.

Warning: Patients Receiving Extraneal (icodextrin) for Peritoneal Dialysis Therapy May Have Falsely Elevated Blood...

Patients receiving EXTRANEAL (icodextrin) for peritoneal dialysis therapy may have falsely elevated blood glucose results when using certain blood glucose monitoring systems.

Study Links High Carbohydrate Diet To Increased Breast Cancer Risk

Researchers find the risk of developing breast cancer twice as great in Mexican women, for whom carbs represent more than half the daily diet.
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.

Invokana: First in a New Class of Diabetes Drugs Approved by FDA

The Food and Drug Administration has approved Invokana tablets, used with diet and exercise, to improve glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes.

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