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HbA1c testing accurately predicts future heart disease risk in type 2 diabetics
Type 2 diabetes is a known risk factor for heart disease, but some diabetics appear to be at greater risk than others. This can make it difficult for medical professionals to accurately forecast which of their patients need to take steps to improve their heart health.
Type 2 diabetes may lead to pregnancy complications independent of obesity
Obesity is a well-established risk factor for pregnancy complications, but what happens when the mother-to-be also has type 2 diabetes? New research suggests that the metabolic condition dramatically compounds the chances of experiencing potentially serious complications.
Menopause plays no role in type 2 diabetes risk
Going through menopause is thought to increase a woman's risk of developing type 2 diabetes, particularly if she has one or more risk factors for the condition. But to what degree does the hormonal change actually affect diabetes risk?
Growing prevalence of metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes may be behind rising liver cancer rates
Individuals with type 2 diabetes and other metabolic problems may be more likely to develop either of the two most common types of liver cancer, according to a new report published by a group of researchers from the National Cancer Institute.
Cholesterol medication may have big benefits for individuals with type 2 diabetes
An experimental medication designed to raise levels of HDL good cholesterol may also help individuals with type 2 diabetes improve their blood sugar control, according to a new study out of the University of Sydney.
Dentists can aid in identifying individuals at risk for type 2 diabetes
Enlisting dentists in the fight against type 2 diabetes could lead to earlier diagnosis of many individuals who are unaware that they have the metabolic condition, according to a new study out of the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine.
Researchers find no benefit to aggressive blood sugar lowering
Excessively high blood sugar is one of the main reasons for complications in individuals with type 2 diabetes, but aggressively lowering these levels may not be necessary. A new study from a team of German researchers shows that bringing glucose levels to near normal levels has few health benefits.
Patient centered medical homes reduce costs and improve outcomes for type 2 diabetics, study finds
Anyone who suffers from type 2 diabetes knows that it can be an extremely expensive condition to live with. The frequent testing and constant need to take medications drive up costs significantly. Additionally, the complications that often occur add fuel to an already incendiary situation.
Researchers uncover why TZDs cause weight gain in type 2 diabetics
The class of type 2 diabetes medications known as thiazolidinediones, or TZDs, is very effective at lowering blood sugar levels in most people.
Daily high-dose aspirin therapy may support heart health in type 2 diabetics
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death among individuals with type 2 diabetes, but a simple over-the-counter medication may significantly reduce an individual's risk of experiencing a heart attack.
Common amino acid may help prevent type 2 diabetes
Adding more leucine, a common amino acid, to the diets of individuals at risk for developing type 2 diabetes may help them avoid the condition completely, according to a new study from researchers at the Joslin Diabetes Center.
Researchers find way to prevent excess fat storage, reduce risk of type 2 diabetes in mice
Excessive fat buildup is one of the leading risk factors for type 2 diabetes, but a team of researchers from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases may have found a way to get the body to burn excess calories rather than store them as fat.
Key to inflammation-related diseases like type 2 diabetes may lie in fat tissue
Obesity, and more specifically excess body fat, is a well known risk factor for type 2 diabetes and heart disease.
Poor diet before pregnancy could lead to metabolic problems including type 2 diabetes for offspring
It is well established that eating an unhealthy diet during pregnancy may impact the health of a woman's unborn child, but a new study suggests that this effect may extend to before conception.
Zinc found to be critical for preserving insulin production
Zinc may play a crucial role in preventing molecular reactions that lead to the destruction of insulin-producing beta cells and the development of type 2 diabetes, according to a new study from a team of University of Michigan researchers.
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