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News about conditions related to diabetes, or diseases that people with diabetes often have, such as neuropathy, kidney failure, Alzheimer’s disease, hypertension, heart disease, blindness and more.

Sugary Drinks - Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Health

Drinks Sweetened with Sugar Raise Risk of Diabetes, Hypertension and More

Researchers have found a link between soda, juice consumption and health problems, like diabetes and metabolic syndrome, due to sugar.

Strict Blood Sugar Control in Some Diabetics Does Not Lower Heart Attack, Stroke Risk

Strictly controlling blood glucose levels in type 2 diabetics with long-term, serious coexisting health problems such as heart disease and hypertension does not lower their risk of a heart attack or stroke.
Journal: Diabetes

Low Blood Sugar Connected to Cardiovascular Problems

Researchers examining the effects of hypoglycemia on cardiovascular autonomic control, which influences heart function, found that there was clear cardiovascular stress. Past studies have shown...

Study: Boosting Brown Fat Levels May Combat Obesity Epidemic

Researchers have shown that a type of good fat known as brown fat occurs in varying amounts in children – increasing until puberty and then declining -- and is most active in leaner children.
Tim Byers, M.D., M.P.H. Colorado University Cancer Center associate director for cancer prevention and control.

Research Shows Link Between Diabetes, Heart Disease and Cancer

There are a number of risk factors shared between diabetes, ischemic heart disease, and several different types of cancer. In a major symposium at the...

Study: Adolescents’ Grades, Well-Being Suffer Along With Body Image

Teens who consider themselves overweight may have a greater risk for depression and school-related stress.

Study: Insulin levels in African American Children Worsen Through Puberty

Insulin levels in African American children worsen as they progress through puberty while those same levels don't change in their Caucasian counterparts, says new University of Alberta research that shows puberty is a key developmental period affecting diabetes risk.
Alzheimers and Diabetes Linked

New Link Discovered Between Diabetes and Alzheimer’s Disease

More evidence has been found that links Alzheimer's, which is a disease that robs people of their memories, and elevated blood sugar levels. Researchers have...

Amazing: Broken UV Light Leads To Huge Heart Discovery

For a team of Vanderbilt investigators trying to generate heart muscle cells from stem cells, a piece of broken equipment turned out to be...

One in Six Americans Have Pre-Diabetes and Most Don’t Know It

Fifty-four million Americans - that's one in six of us -- have pre-diabetes and most don't even realize it. Mark Schutta, MD, medical director of the Penn Rodebaugh Diabetes Center, is urging at-risk patients to be proactive and ask your doctor to give you a simple blood test for pre-diabetes - to arm yourself with information before the damage is done.

Simple Device for Sleep Apnea Lowers Diabetes Risk

Pre-diabetics are at increased risk for developing diabetes and many also have untreated sleep apnea. There is a simple device that can reduce the...

Anti-Clotting Drug Safer Than Aspirin at Averting Second Strokes

An anti-clotting drug is as effective as aspirin at preventing a second stroke, but without the bleeding complication sometimes associated with aspirin use, according to two new studies.

Nearly Half of People Who Need Cholesterol Treatment Don’t Get It

Even though treatment for cholesterol disorders can reduce the risk of heart and blood vessel disease by about 30 percent over five years, many at-risk people aren't getting adequate treatment.

Organic and Sustainable Foods Linked to Reduced Risk of Some Cancers and Heart Disease

Organically or sustainably grown berries and corn contain up to 58 percent more polyphenolics, natural antioxidants that are a natural defense for plants and may be good for our health.

Doctors Miss Major Cause of Infertility and Obesity

Women often misdiagnosed after weight gain from hormonal disorder.
Diabetes Medicine Helps with Heart Health

Diabetes Medicine with Additional Heart Benefits Rivals Statin Therapy

A drug used to manage diabetes may reduce heart disease and death in people with diabetes regardless of their cholesterol levels and whether they are on a statin therapy.

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