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May 6, 2015

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May 6, 2015

Employers and Workers Can Join Forces to Keep Diabetes Under Control

May 6, 2015 — People with diabetes who enroll in a health plan tailored to their medical condition are more likely to stick to their medication and actively take charge of their own health care, research into the ... read more

One in Five People Will Develop Heart Failure

May 5, 2015 — One person in five is expected to develop heart failure in developed countries, a disease with no cure but which is largely ... read more

Study Links Quitting Smoking With Deterioration in Diabetes Control

Apr. 29, 2015 — Sufferers of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) who quit smoking are likely to see a temporary deterioration in their glycaemic control which could last up to three years, according to new ... read more

Prevent Type 2 Diabetes Blood-Sugar Spikes by Eating More Protein for Breakfast, Experts Say

Apr. 29, 2015 — Individuals with type 2 diabetes have difficulty regulating their glucose -- or blood sugar -- levels, particularly after meals. Now, researchers have found that type 2 diabetics can eat more protein ... read more

Gastric Band, Weight Management Therapies Offer Similar Benefits

Apr. 28, 2015 — A small clinical trial has shown that two approaches -- adjustable gastric band surgery and an intensive group-based medical diabetes and weight management program -- achieved similar improvements in ... read more

Apr. 28, 2015 — Latino adults with diabetes who participated in a church-based education program reported eating less high-fat food and exercising more following a trial intervention program. The Picture Good Health ... read more

Maternal Overweight, Obesity Increases Risk of Type 1 Diabetes in Children When Neither Parent Has Diabetes

Apr. 27, 2015 — A study of more than 1.2 million children in Sweden has concluded that children of parents with any type of diabetes are more likely to develop type 1 diabetes (T1D), and that maternal overweight and ... read more

Effective Sleep Apnea Treatment Lowers Diabetes Risk

Apr. 27, 2015 — Using a continuous positive airway pressure device for eight hours a night to treat sleep apnea can help people with prediabetes improve their blood sugar levels and may reduce the risk of ... read more

Most Women Don't Know Female-Specific Stroke Signs

Apr. 27, 2015 — A new national survey shows that most women don't know the risks or symptoms females face when it comes to having a stroke. The survey found that only 11 percent of women could identify ... read more

Oil or Fat? Saturated Fatty Acids Might Directly Damage Your Heart

Apr. 27, 2015 — Olive oil is universally considered a much healthier alternative to meat fat. Plant-derived oils (such as olive oil, canola oil, and vegetable oil) largely consist of unsaturated fatty acids, whereas ... read more

Apr. 27, 2015 — A protein that normally fosters tissue repair instead acts to inhibit healing when sugar levels are high. The role reversal helps explain why wounds heal slowly in people with ... read more

Nanotech-Enabled Moisturizer Speeds Healing of Diabetic Skin Wounds

Apr. 23, 2015 — A new high-tech but simple ointment applied to the skin may one day help diabetic patients heal stubborn and painful ulcers on their feet, Northwestern University researchers report. They are the ... read more

Investigational Anti-Diabetic May Offer Potential for Management of Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver

Apr. 23, 2015 — New research demonstrates that remogliflozin etabonate, an investigational drug in type 2 diabetes, is a potential treatment option for the management of patients with non-alcoholic steatohepatitis ... read more

Exhaled Breath Test Can Smell Ketosis: May Help Diabetics

Apr. 23, 2015 — Scientists have developed a quick, easy-to-use ketosis test for consumers that can detect acetone on exhaled breath. The test will benefit diabetics and dieters in particular, but it can easily be ... read more

Sugar and Carbs, Not Physical Inactivity, Behind Surge in Obesity, Say Experts

Apr. 22, 2015 — Excess sugar and carbs, not physical inactivity, are behind the surge in obesity, say experts. It is time to bust myth that anyone -- including athletes -- can outrun a bad diet, they ... read more

Innovation Allows Pregnant Women With Diabetes to Achieve Round-the-Clock Glucose Control

Apr. 22, 2015 — Achieving better glucose control in pregnant women with diabetes by using continuous glucose monitoring may help them give birth to healthier children, new research suggests. Up to 50% of babies born ... read more

Missing Genetic Link Found in a Challenging Immune Disease

Apr. 22, 2015 — In the largest genome-wide analysis to date of common variable immunodeficiency disorder, scientists have identified a gene that may be a 'missing link' between overactive and underactive ... read more

Finding Effective, Cost-Effective Treatments for Complex Wounds

Apr. 22, 2015 — Two new papers identify which of the hundreds of available treatments for complex wounds are most likely to be effective and which are most likely to be cost-effective. Complex wounds are a ... read more

New Possibilities for Islet, Stem Cell Transplantation

Apr. 21, 2015 — Efforts from researchers could soon mark a new standard of treatment for patients suffering from diabetes or a wide variety of other diseases. In new research, investigators describe developing a new ... read more

Incidence of Serious Diabetes Complication May Be Increasing Among Youth in U. S.

Apr. 21, 2015 — The incidence of a potentially life-threatening complication of diabetes, diabetic ketoacidosis, in youth in Colorado at the time of diagnosis of type 1 diabetes increased by 55 percent between 1998 ... read more

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