Type 2 Diabetes News and Research

Low Thyroid Hormone Raises Risk for Type 2 Diabetes
10/10/2016 - People with prediabetes and low thyroid function were more than twice as likely to progress to full-blown type 2 diabetes compared to those with normal thyroid-hormone levels in a new study published September 30 in the journal BMC Medicine.
Excess Weight May Shrink the Brain's White Matter
08/18/2016 - Those who are overweight or obese at middle age—roughly, age 40—appear to have much less white matter in their brains than people of the same age who are at a healthy weight, according to a new study. The extra weight appears to age their brain a full decade, the researchers found.
Obesity: A Gut Reaction to High-Calorie Foods?
06/15/2016 - In a series of experiments carried out in rodents, rearchers at Yale demonstrate that consuming calorically-dense foods spurs changes in the gut’s microbiome that lead to obesity.
Liraglutide Cuts Risk of Cardiovascular Deaths
06/12/2016 - Liraglutide (Victoza), a drug used to help control blood sugar levels in type 2 diabetes, also reduces the risk of dying from heart disease, new research suggests.
Silent Heart Attacks and Type 2 Diabetes
05/31/2016 - When researchers from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, checked the hearts and medical records of 9,498 people over nine years, they found nearly equal numbers of untreated, silent heart attacks and recognized heart attacks that had received medical attention.
Targeting Brain Signaling Can Reduce Blood Glucose in Diabetic Mice
05/22/2016 - An animal study found that injecting a hormone directly into the brain of rodents put type 2 diabetes in remission for several months, reports the journal Nature Medicine. 
Healthful Diet Staves Off Hypertension in Women with a History of Gestational Diabetes
05/04/2016 - Women who have had pregnancy-related diabetes may be able to reduce their future risk of hypertension by maintaining a healthful diet, shows new research published in the journal Hypertension. 
Weight Loss Drug Slashes Prediabetes Risk
04/24/2016 - A higher-dose version of a diabetes medication liraglutide improves weight loss and reverses prediabetes in a new study. 
Diabetes Drug Increases Bladder Cancer, Study Shows
04/05/2016 - A new study reveals strong evidence that pioglitazone does in fact increase the risk of bladder cancer, and that the increased risk can occur as quickly as about 22 months on the drug. 
Out-of-Pocket Spending on Insulin Tripled in 11 Years
04/04/2016 - People with type 2 diabetes who use insulin saw out-of-pocket expenses triple between 2002 and 2013, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. 
America’s First Biosimilar Insulin: Coming to Your Drugstore
03/31/2016 - The first biosimilar, a less expensive copy of the popular, long-acting brand-name drug Lantus, is set to hit U.S. pharmacy shelves later this year.
Excess Leptin in Obese Pregnant Women May Cause Type 2 Diabetes in Children
03/28/2016 - Having an excess of the hormone leptin while pregnant could be one of the reasons why children born to obese women are at a higher risk of type 2 diabetes, cites a new study in the journal Cell Reports.
Long-Term Metformin Use Linked with Vitamin B12 Deficiency
03/15/2016 - Long-term use of the popular diabetes drug metformin is linked with vitamin B12 deficiency and anemia, according to new research that solidifies some previous research.
Diabetes Treatment May Increase Breast Density
03/11/2016 - Women on insulin tended to have higher breast density, a risk factor for breast cancer, than those on metformin or dietary control.  
Blood Pressure Medicine May Treat Diabetes, Too
02/18/2016 - The blood pressure-lowering medicine verapamil may also help lower blood sugar levels in those with diabetes, cites new research published in the journal Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice. 
Diabetes Diagnosis of the Future: 11 Types?
02/08/2016 - Diabetes researchers propose a new way to classify high blood sugar problems based on 11 factors that threaten insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas.
Women's Sleep Problems Up Diabetes Risk
02/05/2016 - Women who have sleep problems such as insomnia have a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes, finds research in the journal Diabetologia.
Diabetes, Obesity During Pregnancy May Up Autism Risk
02/02/2016 - The risk of autism may increase substantially for children born to mothers with diabetes who are also obese, says new research published in the journal Pediatrics. 
A New Gut Bug Threat Menaces the Brain, Kidneys and Heart
02/01/2016 - An artery-damaging compound linked with higher risk for atherosclerosis and heart attacks –trimethylamine N-oxide (TMAO)—also increases risk for heart failure, kidney failure and strokes, according to a string of recent research from the Cleveland Clinic.
Catch-Up Sleep May Help Keep Diabetes at Bay
01/19/2016 - After sleep deprivation, sleeping in can help normalize body's use of insulin, reduce diabetes risk, experts found.
Magnesium May Reduce Risk of Pancreatic Cancer
12/29/2015 - Taking magnesium may reduce the risk of pancreatic cancer, one of the most deadly cancers, according to a new study published in the British Journal of Cancer.
Can Brief Periods of Alcohol Abstinence Really Improve Insulin Resistance?
12/17/2015 - Abstaining from alcohol on a short-term basis improved insulin resistance, according to new research by scientists in the U.K.
Metformin for Protection Against Alzheimer's, Cancer and Heart Disease?
12/07/2015 - Metformin, a drug taken by many with diabetes, may have much greater potential beyond controlling blood sugar, some experts say.
Bariatric Surgery After 60 is Safe, Says Study
12/03/2015 - Weight loss surgery in patients age 60 and over is safe and effective, according to a new study published in the journal Obesity Surgery. 
Viagra Improves Insulin Sensitivity in Those with Prediabetes
11/23/2015 - Viagra, a drug better known for its ability to improve men's erections, can also help improve insulin sensitivity in those who have prediabetes, potentially helping to delay or avoid the onset of type 2 diabetes, according to new research. 
 
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