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.

Living in low-income neighborhoods may increase the risk of mobility problems among diabetics
10/22/2010 - 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
10/21/2010 - 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
10/21/2010 - 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
10/21/2010 - 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
10/20/2010 - 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
10/20/2010 - 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
10/19/2010 - 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
10/19/2010 - 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
10/19/2010 - 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
10/18/2010 - 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
10/18/2010 - 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
10/18/2010 - 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
10/15/2010 - 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
10/15/2010 - 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
10/13/2010 - 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.
Hospitalizations increase among females with type 2 diabetes
10/13/2010 - As obesity rates continue to rise, the number of women who are hospitalized for type 2 diabetes-related problems is also increasing.
Metabolic factors may increase women's risk of gestational diabetes
10/13/2010 - Doctors may be better able to predict a woman's risk for developing gestational diabetes before she becomes pregnant thanks to findings from a new study.
New research hopes to identify better type 1 diabetes treatments
10/12/2010 - Individuals with type 1 diabetes who have had little success in controlling their symptoms may soon have a new treatment strategy to try.
Insulin resistance may increase stroke risk
10/12/2010 - Insulin resistance, one of the earliest signs of type 2 diabetes, may increase the risk of stroke later in life, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Miami.
Bariatric surgery may be cost-effective weight loss strategy for individuals with type 2 diabetes
10/12/2010 - Obesity is one of the most common contributing factors to type 2 diabetes, a condition that can result in tremendous healthcare costs for those who have it. However, a new study has found that obese individuals who have developed diabetes may be able to reduce the costs associated with the condition by pursuing bariatric weight loss surgery.
Intensive weight loss programs may benefit obese individuals at risk of developing type 2 diabetes
10/11/2010 - Losing weight and improving fitness may be among the most important things that overweight individuals can do to avoid developing type 2 diabetes, which is a potentially devastating condition.
Omega-3 may benefit those with insulin resistance
10/11/2010 - While much of what Americans eat tends to be low in nutrition, some popular food choices may actually help prevent type 2 diabetes in individuals who have recently entered the early stages of the condition.
Experts remind parents and teachers to check for signs of type 1 diabetes
10/08/2010 - Due to the fact that the majority of type 1 diabetes incidents happen during the fall and winter months, many experts say that the back-to-school seasons should act as a reminder to parents and teachers to be on the lookout for symptoms.
Language barriers interfere with diabetes control
10/08/2010 - Language barriers may contribute to significantly poorer treatment outcomes in individuals with type 2 diabetes who cannot discuss their condition with their doctor in their native language.

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