Type 2 Diabetes News and Research

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. 
Longer Sleep May Predict Women’s Diabetes Risk
11/12/2015 - Women who increase their sleep by two hours or more a night over time face a 15% higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes than women who regularly sleep between 7 and 8 hours a night, concludes a recent study in Diabetologia, the journal of the European Association for the study of Diabetes.
Red Wine with Dinner? A New Study Says Yes, You Can
10/14/2015 - Sipping a glass of red wine with dinner modestly boosted levels of “good” HDL cholesterol in a two-year study of 224 people with type 2 diabetes, led by researchers from Israel’s Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.
Skipping Breakfast: Bad Idea for People With Type 2 Diabetes
10/11/2015 - Breakfast, often called the most important meal of the day, may be especially crucial if you have type 2 diabetes, suggests new research published in October in Diabetes Cares.
Endoscopic Surgery Shows Promise in Lowering Glucose Levels
10/06/2015 - A new experimental endoscopic procedure significantly improved blood glucose levels in patients with type 2 diabetes. The results of the pilot study were presented at the 3rd World Congress on Interventional Therapies for Type 2 Diabetes.
Taking Blood Pressure Meds at Nighttime May Prevent Type 2 Diabetes
10/05/2015 - A pair of studies published last week in Diabetologia, the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes, concluded that taking blood pressure medications at night reduced the risk of type 2 diabetes by 57%.
Marijuana Use Linked to Prediabetes
09/24/2015 - A recent University of Minnesota study has uncovered 49-65% higher odds for prediabetes in current marijuana smokers and former “heavy” users. The study was published in the September issue of the journal Diabetologia.
The Link Between Diabetes, Pesticides and PCBs
09/23/2015 - New research presented last week at the annual meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) in Stockholm adds weight to the growing body of evidence linking endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) with diabetes.
Diabetes Drug Jardiance Reduces Heart Disease Death
09/20/2015 - A new glucose-lowering drug, empagliflozin (Jardiance), can not only help treat diabetes, but can protect against cardiovascular-related deaths, new research suggests.
Partial Fasting a Treatment for Diabetes?
09/17/2015 - New research has found that following a diet that mimics fasting, but is less difficult, may slow aging and reduce the incidence of chronic diseases including diabetes.
Brief, High-Intensity Exercise May Reverse Diabetes-Related Heart Problems
09/15/2015 - Exercising intensely for just a few minutes at a time may help those with diabetes reverse diabetes-related heart problems and also improve their blood sugar control, new research from Newcastle University in the U.K. suggests.
Could This Mini-Pump Control Your Type 2 Diabetes?
09/08/2015 - A matchstick-sized pump that releases a constant trickle of the blood-sugar-lowering drug exenatide helped people with type 2 diabetes reduce their A1c levels further and lose more weight than those who took the blockbuster drug sitagliptin (Januvia) in a year-long study, according to a recent announcement from pump developer Intarcia Therapeutics, Inc.
Antibiotic Use Linked to Increased Incidence of Type 2 Diabetes
08/31/2015 - A new study found an increased incidence of type 2 diabetes in people who took more antibiotics. The authors caution that the study does not show whether the antibiotics increase the risk of diabetes or that the findings reflect the fact that people with diabetes have a higher incidence of infections and therefore take more antibiotics.
Diabetes Drug Liraglutide Shows Promising Weight Loss Benefit
08/30/2015 - The drug liraglutide, taken at high doses, can help people with type 2 diabetes shed pounds, new research has found.
Higher Insulin Resistance Causes Language Problems—If You’re a Woman
08/23/2015 - Insulin resistance is a somewhat silent condition in that you can have it for years with no noticeable symptoms. Now a Finnish study has identified a significant symptom—but only for women. And it may signal a greater risk for Alzheimer’s.
Can An Insulin Pump Protect Diabetics from Heart Disease?
08/18/2015 - People with type 1 diabetes who used an insulin pump to control their blood sugar were 58% less likely to have a fatal heart attack, stroke or other deadly cardiovascular disease than those who gave themselves daily insulin injections in a recent, 6.8-year study published in the British Medical Journal.
The Link Between High Blood Glucose and High Infection Risk
08/17/2015 - Scientists say they may have discovered the mechanism that triggers high glucose levels to unleash destructive molecules that hamper the body's natural immune defenses that fight infections.
The Coke Controversy: The Marketing Message That Could Spell Trouble for People Dealing with Diabetes and Obesity
08/10/2015 - Can people who are overweight or at risk for diabetes drop pounds and get healthy via exercise alone, without thinking about calories or what they eat? In the wake of a report in The New York Times about the Coca-Cola Company’s $1.5-million funding of the Global Energy Balance Network (GEBN) and its researchers, experts say the group’s focus on burning calories through activity— and downplaying of the role food intake plays—could spell trouble for people with blood-sugar or weight concerns.  
Using Marijuana to Treat Diabetic Nerve Pain
07/28/2015 - A new randomized, controlled study from the University of California at San Diego finds that inhaling cannabis can blunt diabetic neuropathic pain for several hours.
Can Chemicals in Plastics Boost Teens' Risk of Diabetes?
07/19/2015 - Teens who eat food that's been packaged in plastic wrap or stored in plastic food containers may be at higher risk of getting diabetes, according to new research published in the July 2015 Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.
 
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