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July 28, 2015

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July 28, 2015

Preventing Knee Pain in at-Risk Adults With Diabetes

July 23, 2015 — An intensive program of diet and exercise had a small but statistically significant protective effect against the development of knee pain in the short term among overweight adults with diabetes, a ... read more

Diabetes Drug May Protect Against Parkinson's Disease

July 21, 2015 — Diabetes patients taking glitazone antidiabetes drugs had a 28 percent lower incidence of Parkinson's disease than people taking other antidiabetic treatments, according to new research led by ... read more

Poor Diabetes Control Found in Older Americans

July 21, 2015 — Only one in three older Americans has their diabetes under control as measured by guidelines set by the American Diabetes Association, new research suggests. Some argue that ADA guidelines may be too ... read more

Examination of Use of Diabetes Drug Pioglitazone and Risk of Bladder Cancer

July 21, 2015 — Although some previous studies have suggested an increased risk of bladder cancer with use of the diabetes drug pioglitazone, analyses that included nearly 200,000 patients found no statistically ... read more

Alefacept Preserves Beta Cell Function in Some New-Onset Type 1 Diabetes Patients out to Two Years

July 20, 2015 — Individuals with new-onset type 1 diabetes who took two courses of alefacept (Amevive®, Astellas Pharma Inc.) soon after diagnosis show preserved beta cell function after two years compared to those ... read more

Inhaled Cannabis Shown Effective for Diabetic Neuropathy Pain

July 20, 2015 — Inhaled cannabis reduces diabetic neuropathy and the analgesic effect is dose-dependent, new research suggests. Researchers conducted a randomized, double-blind study evaluating 16 subjects to assess ... read more

Researchers Identify Genetic Markers Linking Risk for Both Type 2 Diabetes, Alzheimer’s Disease

July 16, 2015 — A study sheds light on the influences of genetics on why some type 2 diabetics are at high risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease. While previous studies strongly suggested a causative role of ... read more

July 16, 2015 — Reducing high concentrations of a fatty molecule that is commonly found in people with diabetes and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease rapidly improves insulin sensitivity, research ... read more

Common Diabetes Drug Can Also Treat Liver Cirrhosis, Study Suggests

July 15, 2015 — Diabetes drug metformin can treat portal hypertension--high blood pressure in the liver resulting from cirrhosis, new research shows. This study adds to the growing body of evidence showing that use ... read more

July 14, 2015 — A new laser sensor that monitors blood glucose levels without penetrating the skin could transform the lives of millions of people living with ... read more

Diversifying Your Diet May Make Your Gut Healthier

July 14, 2015 — A loss of dietary diversity during the past 50 years could be a contributing factor to the rise in obesity, Type 2 diabetes, gastrointestinal problems and other diseases, according to an ... read more

Impact of Type 2 Diabetes on Lymphatic Vessels Identified

July 14, 2015 — Approximately 28 million Americans live with Type 2 diabetes, a condition characterized by high blood sugar levels. Until now, the disease's effect on the body's lymphatic vessels has been ... read more

Investigational Drug Prevents Life-Threatening Side Effects of Kidney Disease Treatment

July 14, 2015 — The investigational drug patiromer quickly reduced elevated blood-potassium levels -- a common life-threatening side effect of treatment for chronic diabetic kidney disease. In this year-long study ... read more

Older Age at Onset of Type 1 Diabetes Associated With Lower Brain Connectivity Later

July 14, 2015 — People diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in later childhood have weaker brain connectivity in ... read more

July 13, 2015 — Practically everyone gets fatter as they get older, but some people can blame their genes for the extra padding. Researchers have shown that two different mutations in a gene called ankyrin-B cause ... read more

Obesity Drug Has No Effect on Baby Birthweights, Study Finds

July 10, 2015 — Treating obese pregnant women with a diabetes drug does not stop their babies from being born overweight, a study has found. Doctors had hoped that the treatment would help to reduce obesity rates ... read more

Ancestral Diets Determine Vulnerability to Type 2 Diabetes

July 10, 2015 — The middle classes from developing countries are more susceptible than western Caucasians to obesity, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease in today's changing environment. New research ... read more

Diet and Exercise Does Not Prevent Gestational Diabetes in Obese Women

July 10, 2015 — A diet and exercise regime for high-risk obese pregnant women, whilst effective in promoting a healthy lifestyle, does not prevent gestational diabetes, finds a new study. The research suggests that ... read more

Coffee Not Associated With Lifestyle Diseases

July 9, 2015 — Danish researchers are the first in the world to have used our genes to investigate the impact of coffee on the body. The new study shows that coffee neither increases nor decreases the risk of ... read more

Diabetes Complications Linked to Rising Risk of Dementia

July 9, 2015 — People who have diabetes and experience high rates of complications are more likely to develop dementia as they age than people who have fewer diabetic complications, according to a new ... read more

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