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New study explains factors that contribute to childhood obesity, type 2 diabetes
Some aspects of modern lifestyle may be encouraging childhood obesity and putting young people at a greater risk for developing type 2 diabetes later in life, according to new research out of Binghamton University.
Online tool helps people with type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes manage their condition
A new Web application released by the American Diabetes Association that allows individuals with type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes to upload information about their condition could help patients manage their symptoms and improve their care.
Premature babies may be more likely to develop type 2 diabetes
Individuals who were born preterm face a greater lifetime risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a new study from a team of Stanford University researchers. While the increase in risk is moderate, it underscores the need for these people to avoid other risk factors for the condition.
Risk factors for type 2 diabetes also linked to liver cancer
Individuals who have metabolic syndrome, a condition that increases the risk of suffering from type 2 diabetes, may also be more likely to develop liver cancer, according to a new study from the National Cancer Institute.
Type 2 diabetes and obesity epidemic cause increase in NAFLD rates
Unless efforts are made to reduce the prevalence of type 2 diabetes and obesity, the rates of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, or NAFLD, will soon reach epidemic proportions, according to a new study recently presented at the International Liver Conference.
Regularly fasting may cut type 2 diabetes risk
Regularly fasting for 24-hour periods may help individuals reduce their risk of developing type 2 diabetes and lower their overall risk of heart disease, according to a new study from researchers at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute.
NIH plans to push obesity research forward
Moving research aimed at fighting obesity from the laboratory into clinical settings is the main focus of the new Strategic Plan for NIH Obesity Research, a program of the National Institutes of Health. Officials said that the plan would help cut back on many of the diseases associated with excessive weight, including type 2 diabetes.
Treating gum disease may lower type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes costs, study finds
Treating individuals with type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes for gum disease could lead to lower overall medical costs for those patients, according to a new study from dental plan provider CIGNA.
New report recommends bariatric surgery for people with risk factors for type 2 diabetes
Bariatric weight loss surgery should be considered earlier in the treatment process for obese individuals who are risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a new policy statement from the International Diabetes Federation.
Researchers uncover first hard evidence that nicotine raises blood sugar levels in individuals with type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes
For years, health experts have known that there was an association between smoking and poor blood sugar control in individuals with type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes. However, they lacked the hard evidence to show that any substance in cigarette smoke actually caused unhealthy blood sugar levels.
New medication may prevent onset of type 2 diabetes
A medication commonly used to control blood sugar levels in individuals with type 2 diabetes may also be useful in helping those with pre-diabetes avoid developing the full condition, according to a new study from researchers at Case Western Reserve University.
Researchers find link between cigarette smoke and type 2 diabetes
Exposure to cigarette smoke - even secondhand smoke - can significantly increase an individual's risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a new study from researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston.
Drug shown to prevent type 2 diabetes in those with risk factors
A medication currently used to treat high blood sugar may help most individuals who are obese and have other metabolic risk factors for type 2 diabetes completely avoid developing the condition. The findings could have implications for millions of Americans.
Single gene may be responsible for increased type 2 diabetes risk
A variation of a single gene may be responsible for an increased type 2 diabetes risk, according to a new study from a team of Italian researchers. The findings could have important implications for the diagnosis and treatment of the condition in the future.
Type 2 diabetes medication may increase risk of heart complications
The medication rosiglitazone has been proven effective in reducing the blood sugar of patients with type 2 diabetes. However, it has also been linked to an increased risk of cardiovascular problems. A new study has confirmed these risks, and its authors warn that there may be safer alternatives.
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