Type 2 Diabetes

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.

Research Suggests Diabetes Drug Being Prescribed Even When Contraindicated

Some doctors prescribe metformin, the most widely used type 2 diabetes treatment drug, for patients also suffering from congestive heart failure or kidney dysfunction or both despite clear warnings on drug packaging not to do so.

Not All Glitazone Drugs Toxic to Liver: Diabetes Drug Avandia Poses Minimal Harm to...

The type 2 diabetes drug Avandia (rosiglitazone) does not appear to cause any more harm to the liver than other types of diabetes drugs, such as insulin, according to a new report.

New Oral Drug for Type 2 Diabetes

A drug that blocks a particular enzyme that affects blood-sugar control has shown early promise in treating type 2 diabetes, according to study findings.

Study Shows 25 Percent of Obese Children are at High Risk for Developing Diabetes

Twenty five percent of obese children and 21 percent of obese adolescents tested by Yale researchers were glucose intolerant and at high risk for developing diabetes.

Many Obese Youth Have Condition that Precedes Type 2 Diabetes

Many obese children and adolescents have impaired glucose tolerance, a condition that often appears before the development of type 2 diabetes.

Xenical and Weight Loss

Xenical support programmes shown to double weight loss success and increase patient satisfaction.

Single Enzyme May Be Linked to Obesity

The increased activity of a single enzyme in fat cells may be a common cause of obesity and obesity-linked diseases, including diabetes.

Antioxidant Prevents Autoimmune Diabetes in Mice

A new study shows that a synthetic antioxidant can delay and prevent the onset of autoimmune diabetes in mice.

Simple Blood Test In Doctor’s Office Could Detect New Cases of Diabetes

A new study indicates that performing diabetes tests on people visiting the doctor for other health concerns may be a helpful and cost-effective screening strategy.

Researchers Identify Link Between Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes

Researchers identify how leptin may result in the development of drugs to help manage obesity and diabetes.

Stress Management Can Help Control Glucose in Type 2 Diabetes

Patients with type 2 diabetes who incorporate stress management techniques into their routine care can significantly reduce their average blood glucose levels, according to a new study.

Being Sedentary, Such as Watching a Lot of TV, Increases the Risk for Diabetes:...

sedentary lifestyle, as indicated by time spent watching television, is associated with an increased risk for type 2 diabetes; and greater physical activity is associated with a reduced risk, according to an article in the June 25 issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine, a member of the JAMA family of journals.

High Blood Pressure Common, Undertreated in Diabetes

High blood pressure affects 71 percent of people with diabetes but few of them receive adequate treatment to achieve recommended levels, according to a new study.

Stress Management Can Help Control Glucose in Type 2 Diabetes

Patients with type 2 diabetes who incorporate stress management techniques into their routine care can significantly reduce their average blood glucose levels, according to a new study by researchers at Duke University Medical Center.

Mayo Clinic Researchers Report Diabetic Women Less Likely to Undergo Mammograms

Mayo Clinic researchers have found that women with diabetes were significantly less likely to undergo screening for breast cancer by mammography than patients in a control group.

More Severe Periodontal Disease Poses Additional Threat To Pregnant Diabetics

Pregnant diabetics have more gingival inflammation and deeper pockets between their teeth and gums, which are symptoms of periodontal disease, than non-diabetic pregnant women, according to a new study in the Journal of Periodontology.