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Strength Training Benefit for Diabetes

A new study from Brazil has found that strength training can reduce liver fat and improve blood sugar levels in people with obesity or diabetes. The liver is important in blood sugar management and the development of diabetes, as it produces, stores, and controls blood sugar levels. If the body produces too much fat, it […]

A Protein that Could Reverse Type 2 Diabetes?

Researchers found that in patients who had obesity or were insulin resistant, the gene for a specific glycoprotein, CD248, was upregulated, and the body was making more of the protein. They concluded that CD248 plays a role in the cellular processes that lead to insulin resistance. Read more

Remission of Type 2 Diabetes

The results of a major study show that intensive weight management strategies and drug therapy can achieve remission of type 2 diabetes. Patients who once suffered may be able to regain their previous quality of life and reduce their risk of secondary complications later down the line. Read more

Rotavirus Vaccine May Help Prevent Type 1 Diabetes

A large new study found that the vaccine which prevents rotavirus — an extremely contagious virus that can cause severe illness and death in infants and young children — may also help lower the risk for developing type 1 diabetes. Read more

FDA Approves Victoza for Treating Diabetes in Children

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Victoza (liraglutide) injection for treatment of pediatric patients 10 years or older with type 2 diabetes. Victoza is the first non-insulin drug approved to treat type 2 diabetes in pediatric patients since metformin was approved for pediatric use in 2000. Victoza has been approved to treat […]

PREVIEW Study: Preventing Type 2

PREVIEW is an international study examining which lifestyle interventions make a difference in preventing prediabetes from progressing to type 2. The study compared different weight loss and exercise strategies to find the best methods of slowing the development of type 2. Read more

Type 1 Diabetes Could Harm Children’s Brain Growth

A recent study found that children diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at an early age have slowed growth in areas of the brain linked to mild cognitive deficits. Researchers compared MRIs of children of the same age with and without type 1, and found the areas of slower brain growth were associated with higher average […]

Undetected Diabetes Could Double Heart Disease, Gum Disease Risks

It’s long been know that having diabetes contributes to the risk of both periodontitis (gum disease) and heart disease. Researchers recently looked at whether undetected blood sugar disorders (dysglycemia) and undetected diabetes contributed to the conditions, and found they effectively doubled the risk. Read more

Old Malaria Drug May Help Manage Glucose

Hydroxychloroquine is an anti-inflammatory drug that is among the oldest prescribed drugs first used to treat malaria. Researchers have found it may help treat autoimmune diseases such as systemic lupus erythematosus and rheumatoid arthritis (RA); now, researchers say it can also help with blood glucose management in diabetes. Read more

A Drug to Delay Type 1?

Scientists have reported a major breakthrough in treating type 1 diabetes: a drug that can delay the development of the disease in young people at high risk. The researchers found that 2 weeks of treatment with an experimental intravenous drug delayed development of type 1 diabetes by an average of about two years. Read more

Unauthorized Diabetes Devices Could Be Fatal, FDA Warns

In recent news, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned people with diabetes about using unauthorized DIY devices for diabetes management, warning that they can cause harm or even death in patients with diabetes. Hacked, “DIY”, or otherwise altered technology used within devices could be fatal, according to the FDA. Read more

Large Study Finds Vitamin D Does Not Prevent Diabetes

Vitamin D supplementation has long been thought to be of potential benefit for preventing diabetes, but now the largest study to date has found that taking even the upper amount of recommended intake, 4000 international units (IU) per day, gives most people about the same chance of developing blood sugar problems as people who didn’t […]

High Intensity Exercise May Help Restore Heart Function in Type 2

Loss of heart function is one of the most serious conditions associated with type 2 diabetes. A small study found promising results for very high-intensity exercise in a group of type 2 patients. The participants engaged in exercise sessions that included 10 minutes of very high-intensity activity. After three months, the researchers found improved heart […]

Managing Hyperglycemia and Exercise

People with type 1 diabetes are susceptible to insulin deficiency and need to learn why and when to check for ketones, especially if using an insulin pump. People with type 2 diabetes can experience hyperglycemia from a combination of insulin resistance and inadequate insulin secretion. Diabetes and exercise expert Dr. Sheri Colberg shares guidance on […]

Diabetes Rates are Falling – The Reasons Aren’t Simple

Despite climbing rates of obesity among U.S. adults, diabetes rates have been falling for close to a decade. Recently released federal data found new diabetes diagnoses were about 1.3 million in 2017, down from 1.7 million in 2009. The reasons aren’t clear, health officials say; possibilities include changes in testing and lifestyle interventions aimed at […]

Can Time-Restricted Eating Help Avert Diabetes?

A new study looked at the benefits of time-restricted eating (for example, a time restricted diet can involve all meals being eaten within the hours of 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM every day). The study examined whether, without changing other dietary habits, time restricted eating during the day would help blood glucose levels stay under […]

Colorado Caps Insulin CoPay

A new law signed by Colorado Gov. Jared Polis caps co-payments of the lifesaving medication at $100 a month for insured patients, and requires insurance companies to absorb the balance. The law also directs the state’s attorney general to launch an investigation into how prescription insulin prices are set throughout the state and make recommendations […]

Lilly’s Cheaper Generic Insulin Comes to Market

Eli Lilly has announced that its Lispro Injection is available at pharmacies with a much lower list price than its Humalog brand. The generic of Humalog is available in both a vial and KwikPen form. Because they are the same insulin, pharmacists will be able to substitute Insulin Lispro Injection for Humalog, Eli Lilly said, […]

Can Diabetes Increase the Spread of Cancer?

New research suggests that diabetes could increase the risk of cancer tumors metastasizing (spreading). The researchers believe the surrounding biological conditions can affect the growth and spread of cancer, and diabetes may create conditions that enhance cancer cell’s ability to move. Read more

Metformin Associated with B12 Deficiency, Cognitive Issues

A recent study found  that metformin use was associated with impaired cognitive performance and vitamin B12 deficiency. Vitamin B12 and calcium supplements may help to reduce metformin-induced vitamin B12 deficiency, and were associated with better cognitive outcomes in older patients taking metformin. Read more



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