Diabetes News and Research

As a patient, it’s so important to understand your condition. This is especially true for people with diabetes. Though diabetes has no known cure right now, you should be aware of the recent medical advances and discoveries as researchers work on finding a cure and improving treatments.

Having access to up-to-date news about diabetes research is one of the best ways to become an educated patient. That’s why we’ll update you with weekly research and treatment information, so that you can take the best care of your diabetes, whether it’s type 1, type 2, or gestational.

The goal is to make you an informed person who can talk with ease about diabetes, not just with relatives and friends but also with your doctor. The more you know, the more involved you can be in your healthcare decisions.

Explosion of type 2 diabetes put strain on local health resources
11/01/2010 - Type 2 diabetes can be an extremely expensive and time consuming disease to manage, and helping individuals control their symptoms is starting to become a major burden for local health departments.
Inhaled steroids may increase the risk of type 2 diabetes
10/31/2010 - Patients who take inhaled steroids for conditions like asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) may be at higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to new researcher from Jewish General Hospital researchers.
Glucosamine supplements may increase diabetes risk
10/27/2010 - Glucosamine supplements have become a popular option for individuals with arthritis and other conditions who are looking to improve their joint health. However, the findings of a new study indicate that prolonged exposure to this amino acid may kill pancreatic cells and increase the risk of developing diabetes.
Sugar-sweetened drinks increase type 2 diabetes risk
10/27/2010 - In recent years, the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages - including sodas and sports drinks - has risen sharply. Meanwhile, the increases in obesity and type 2 diabetes rates have followed a similar curve.
Women who don't breast feed risk type 2 diabetes
10/26/2010 - Women who breast feed their children for less than one month may be putting themselves at an increased risk for type 2 diabetes, according to a new study from University of Pittsburgh researchers.
Experts express concerns about non-insulin diabetes treatments
10/25/2010 - Therapies for treating type 1 and type 2 diabetes that do not include insulin are becoming increasingly popular. However, some health experts are not totally convinced of their safety.
Diabetics find communication with doctors important, but aren't willing to pay for it
10/25/2010 - Both type 1 and type 2 diabetes can be difficult conditions to control. They demand constant attentiveness and collaboration between patients and their physicians.
Group releases manual to help diabetics avoid foot problems
10/24/2010 - Individuals who have type 1 or type 2 diabetes often have difficulty with their feet. In the extreme, these issues can force them to have their feet or lower legs amputated. In fact, the American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society estimates that diabetes is the cause of more than 60,000 lower extremity amputations each year.
Higher education may increase risk of autoimmune diabetes
10/24/2010 - Individuals who choose to pursue higher education may be putting themselves at risk for developing a rare form of diabetes, according a recent study from investigators at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden.
Diabetes rates set to rise sharply
10/24/2010 - Unless new strategies are implemented to help reduce the number of obese individuals, the rate of type 2 diabetes is going to skyrocket in the coming years, according to a new report from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention researchers.
Living in low-income neighborhoods may increase the risk of mobility problems among diabetics
10/21/2010 - Individuals with type 2 diabetes who live in bad neighborhoods may be at an elevated risk for developing mobility issues, according to a new study from Indiana University researchers.
Low testosterone linked to increased type 2 diabetes risk
10/20/2010 - For years it was thought that high testosterone levels may increase a man's chance of developing type 2 diabetes later in life. However, the findings of a new study indicate that this may not be the case.
Whole grains may reduce type 2 diabetes risk
10/20/2010 - Individuals who consume more whole grains may be able to limit their risk for developing type 2 diabetes, according to a new study from USDA researchers.
Father's health may influence child's type 2 diabetes risk
10/20/2010 - Men who eat an unhealthy diet and have excess fat may be putting their unborn children at a greater risk for type 2 diabetes. A new study from University of New South Wales researchers has shown that a man's weight and diet at the time of conception can affect their child's likelihood of developing the condition.
Insulin resistance may contribute to cognitive decline
10/19/2010 - Diabetes and its symptoms may have many negative consequences. In fact, recent findings from University of Texas researchers indicate that insulin resistance may interfere with cognitive function.
Brain may play an important role in the benefits of leptin
10/19/2010 - Studies have suggested that the hormone leptin may help alleviate many of the metabolic symptoms of type 1 diabetes. However, little was known about how the hormone delivers the benefits.
Type 2 diabetes may increase the risk of colorectal cancer
10/18/2010 - Diabetes increases the risk for many health complications. Now, a new study from American Cancer Society researchers has shown that type 2 diabese may predispose individuals to colorectal cancer.
Peer phone calls may help diabetics control their symptoms
10/18/2010 - Type 2 diabetes can be a difficult condition to manage. Between monitoring insulin levels and choosing the right foods, it can seem like the disease takes over a person's life. This overwhelming feeling can sometimes be the worst part of the condition for some sufferers.
Diabetics face higher risk following surgery
10/18/2010 - Individuals with type 2 diabetes may be at significantly higher risk of death following surgery than non-diabetics, according to the findings of a new study, which was presented at the conference Anesthesiology 2010.
Healthy diet may reduce type 2 diabetes risk
10/17/2010 - Eating a more nutritious diet may be an effective way for individuals to lower their risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a new study from Lund University researchers.
Communities launch diabetes prevention programs
10/17/2010 - Children who are obese are significantly more likely to carry extra weight with them into adulthood. This dramatically increases their risk for developing type 2 diabetes.
National diabetes month seeks to raise awareness of the condition
10/17/2010 - Nearly one quarter of all type 2 diabetes sufferers don’t know that they have the condition, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. In an effort to make more individuals aware of their condition, groups across the country have begun offering free glucose screenings.
Waist circumference may predict children who are at risk for type 2 diabetes later in life
10/14/2010 - In their ongoing search for controllable risk factors that may lead to type 2 diabetes, researchers from the University of Georgia may have found that a larger waist circumference may increase an child's chances of developing the condition later in life.
Mediterranean diet may lower diabetes risk
10/14/2010 - Sticking to a Mediterranean diet may help older individuals cut their risk for developing type 2 diabetes, according to a new study from Spanish researchers.
Common gene may contribute to type 2 diabetes and Alzheimer's disease
10/12/2010 - Doctors have long reported a correlation between Alzheimer's disease and type 2 diabetes, but an explanation for this correlation has long eluded science. However, the findings of a new study from Mount Sinai School of Medicine may help explain the relationship.
 

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