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Calcium Test Score Can Predict Heart Attack & Stroke Risk

The results of a coronary artery calcium (CAC) score can better predict heart attack and stroke risk in patients with type 2 than traditional tests, according to new research. The researchers found that people with coronary calcium scores of 100 or higher were at two to three times greater risk than those with no calcium […]

Older Antiretroviral Treatments Raise Diabetes Risk for HIV Patients

For HIV-positive individuals, combination antiretroviral therapy (ART) has been a lifesaving treatment, allowing people with HIV to have near-normal life expectancies. However, these patients may have a higher risk of developing diabetes than the general population, and at earlier ages. The risk is higher for those who took older formulations of ART, and for those […]

Exercise Can Reduce Risk of Premature Death from Type 1

Research on lifespans for people with type 1 diabetes is often pessimistic, but a new study from Finland has some positive news. The participants who had higher rates of physical activity had lower risk of premature death from cardiovascular disease or any other cause. Intense exercise had the greatest benefit in lowering risk of early […]

800,000 Cancers Worldwide May be due to Diabetes and Obesity

A new study published in a major medical journal stats that nearly six percent of new cancers diagnosed worldwide in 2012, approximately 800,000 cases,  were caused by diabetes and obesity. The researchers note that while obesity has been associated with cancer for some time, it’s only recently that the link between diabetes and cancer has […]

New Faster-Acting Insulin Benefits Children with Type 1

Adjusting insulin dosage for children is especially tricky due to frequent changes in body weight and insulin sensitivity as they grow. Even fast-acting insulins may not be absorbed quickly enough to get young patients to target. A new study looks at whether the Faster-acting insulin Aspart (FIAsp), which is already approved for adults and has shown […]

Changing Prices of Seven Foods Could Save Thousands of Lives Each Year

Adjusting the prices of seven foods through taxes and subsidies could save thousands of lives in the U.S. every year, according to a new study, by reducing deaths caused by stroke, diabetes, and heart disease.  The researchers used a risk assessment model to estimate the potential effects of making healthy foods — fruits, vegetables, whole […]

Managing the Holidays with Diabetes

For people with diabetes, holiday celebrations can present special challenges. There’s a great deal of temptation to eat large holiday meals and desserts and to increase alcohol consumption in the season from Thanksgiving  to New Year’s. How can you handle the temptation without going overboard health-wise? Read more

Diabetes & High Blood Pressure Dangerous Combo in Pregnancy

Women who develop both high blood pressure and diabetes during pregnancy are at a far higher risk of future health complications than those who develop only one of these conditions, according to new research. The study found that while women who had either diabetes or high blood pressure during pregnancy had a future risk of […]

British Men at Greater Risk of Diabetes & Complications

A new report by the Men’s Health Forum says that men in Great Britain are now 26 per cent more likely than women to develop diabetes. They also tend to experience worse health outcomes because they do not take the necessary steps to improve their diet, or to get regular checkups. Nearly one British man […]

Why Where You Live Can Increase Your Diabetes Risk

Black and Latino Americans are almost twice as likely to have diabetes as white Americans, but the reasons for this difference haven’t been clearly determined. Now, a new study suggests that causes may be environmental, rather than genetic. The study, published in Diabetes Care, reexamined multiple scientific studies from the last 50 years on toxic chemicals known […]

November is Diabetes Awareness Month

114 million Americans are currently living with diabetes or prediabetes. About 30 million — over 9 percent of Americans — have diabetes, according to the American Diabetes Association, and about 84 million have prediabetes. As awareness of diabetes grows, there is more focus on how to prevent prediabetes from progressing into type 2 diabetes. Read […]

“Ghost Pills” Not Just for Halloween

Have you ever heard of “ghost pills”? It’s nothing to do with Casper or poltergeists. It’s a situation you may experience with some controlled or extended release medications, such as extended release metformin. The formulation of the pills means they may look like they haven’t been “digested.” In other words, you may notice the remains […]

Insulin Pump Offers Benefits for Kids with Type 1

A new study suggests that insulin pumps may be helpful for children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes, as study participants had lower rates of severe hypoglycemia and diabetic ketoacidosis vs. participants using insulin shots.  However, parents and caregivers should not feel obligated to switch to pump therapy if they do not feel it is […]

Why Does the Way We Talk About Diabetes Matter?

Many of the words we use to talk about people with diabetes carry a lot of baggage. Words like “diabetic” when applied to a person, “noncompliant,” and even “prevention” can convey judgements on people with diabetes. These judgements can affect the way people think about patients with diabetes – and can be extremely harmful when […]

The Order in Which You Eat Your Carbs Matters

Most people with diabetes know they need to control the amount of carbohydrates in their diet to help manage their blood sugar levels. But did you know it also may matter when you eat those carbs as part of your meal? New research has found that eating proteins and vegetable portions before you eat the […]

Animas to Stop Making Insulin Pumps

Johnson & Johnson has decided to discontinue its insulin pump products. The Animas, Animas Vibe, and OneTouch Ping pumps will no longer be available. The company announced it has  partnered with Medtronic to transition its existing customers to Medtronic’s pump line. Johnson & Johnson representatives have said the decision to shut down the pump division […]

Why a Flu Shot is Even More Important if You Have Diabetes

With the 2017 flu season expected to be a bad one, doctors urge everyone — especially people with diabetes — to get vaccinated. According to the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE), many people with diabetes do not realize that they are more likely to develop serious flu-related health problems if they catch the virus. […]

New Alternative to Gastric Bypass May Debut in U.K.

A new device called the EndoBarrier was recently announced at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD). It’s a tube-like liner that can be inserted into the intestines as a barrier to food absorption. According to researchers, it performs a similar function to gastric bypass surgery, but it’s reversible and less invasive and risky. […]

Novo Nordisk Continues Support for All-Diabetes Cycling Team

Global healthcare company Novo Nordisk has renewed its partnership with Team Novo Nordisk for an additional two years. This extends the company’s commitment to the world’s first all-diabetes professional cycling team to a total of seven years. Novo Nordisk partnered with the professional cycling team Team Type 1 in 2012 to create Team Novo Nordisk, based […]

Diabetes Medications Reduce Parkinson’s Risk

Taking diabetes medications can reduce the risk of developing Parkinson’s Disease by 35%, according to a new study by Norwegian researchers. Researchers plan follow-up studies to determine how and why the medication protects against Parkinson’s. Read more