Type 2 Diabetes News and Research

Lowering drug co-pays may help diabetics stay healthier
01/11/2011 - Type 2 diabetes and other chronic conditions can be the most costly diseases to care for. However, a new study from a team of Florida researchers has found that lowering insurance copayments could result in lower costs for everyone.
Genetic variations may hinder weight loss efforts
01/10/2011 - While losing weight may significantly reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, some individuals may have a harder time than others accomplishing this. According to a new study from Finnish researchers, certain genetic variations may make it difficult to burn fat and achieve healthy blood sugar levels.
Magnesium supplementation may cut diabetes risk
01/10/2011 - Daily magnesium supplementation may help overweight individuals who have become insulin resistant improve their condition and avoid type 2 diabetes, according to a new study from German researchers.
More diabetes testing may help millions avoid the condition
01/07/2011 - Routine blood testing may help identify individuals who are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes, which could cut the rate of disease and help lower the costs associated with treating and caring for metabolic conditions.
As diabetes becomes more common, costs continue to rise
01/06/2011 - The number of individuals receiving care for type 1 and type 2 diabetes more than doubled since the past decade, and the cost of caring for these patients is continuing to spiral out of control, according to a new report from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
Type 1 diabetes advocates seek name change
01/06/2011 - Fearing the negative associations that may be attached to type 2 diabetes, some of those with type 1 diabetes are pushing for a change in classification so that their disease can be viewed as distinct and unique.
Nutrient in birch bark may reduce type 2 diabetes risk
01/04/2011 - Birch bark may not be a staple of many people's diets. However, a new study from Chinese researchers has found that a nutrient in it may be able to improve metabolic function and limit the risk of type 2 diabetes.
Women with type 2 diabetes and depression may be at increased risk of heart disease
01/04/2011 - Women who have both depression and type 2 diabetes may be at an increased risk of dying from heart disease, according to a new study from Harvard School of Public Health researchers.
Demographics may determine quality of type 2 diabetes care
01/03/2011 - Patient demographics such as ethnicity and age may play a large role in determining whether or not they receive appropriate type 2 diabetes care, according to a new study from Canadian researchers.
New findings complicate association between diabetes and prostate cancer
01/03/2011 - A new study from University of Michigan researchers has shown that the prostate specific antigen (PSA) levels of men with type 2 diabetes increase more slowly over time than men without the condition.
Type 2 diabetes-related hospitalizations increasing
12/30/2010 - Cases of reported type 2 diabetes are increasing across the country. As these numbers rise, so too do the number of people who experience potentially serious complications.
Groups warn against spiraling diabetes costs
12/30/2010 - As more and more individuals become obese and develop type 2 diabetes, the situation could begin to put a strain on the finances of local and federal governments.
Treating multiple conditions including type 2 diabetes collectively may lead to better results
12/30/2010 - Individuals with type 2 diabetes are much more likely to develop depression, which can become extremely difficult to treat. However, a new study has found that a coordinated team-based approach to treating the conditions may yield much better results than traditional approaches.
Drinking may worsen the vision of diabetics
12/29/2010 - Moderate alcohol consumption among individuals with type 2 diabetes may increase the risk of poor visual acuity, according to a new study from UK researchers.
Anemic diabetics may have higher risk of heart complications
12/29/2010 - Individuals with untreated type 1 or type 2 diabetes may be at an increased risk of becoming anemic. Now, a new study has found that diabetics who do not respond well to anemia medications may be at a higher risk for developing heart disease.
Holiday overeating may contribute to bleak diabetes picture
12/29/2010 - While many individuals may set New Year's resolutions to eat healthier and exercise more, studies have shown that few actually follow through. This means that weight gained during the holiday season may lead to obesity and increase the risk of type 2 diabetes later in life.
Insulin injections may be less effective in obese diabetics
12/29/2010 - In addition to being one of the leading causes of type 2 diabetes, obesity may also impair treatments for the condition, according to Canadian researchers.
Researchers find cause of body fat-related diabetes risk
12/28/2010 - A team of researchers from Eastern Virginia Medical School may have found an explanation for why high levels of body fat tend to increase the risk of type 2 diabetes more than subcutaneous fat.
Type 2 diabetes becoming more common in adolescents
12/28/2010 - Children and adolescents are among the groups most affected by the growing obesity epidemic. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 17 percent of Americans between the ages of 2 and 19 are obese. This significantly increases their risk of a range of health problems, including type 2 diabetes.
International research partnership may speed the development of new diabetes drugs
12/28/2010 - While the prevalence of obesity and type 2 diabetes have increased dramatically over the last two decades, the pace of research aimed at solving these public health crises has been relatively slow. In an effort to address this situation, an international group of researchers recently announced an agreement to share resources to begin working towards a cure.
Ovarian condition may increase diabetes risk
12/28/2010 - Regardless of weight or other common risk factors, women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) stand a greater chance of developing type 2 diabetes than women without the condition, according to a new study from University of California, San Francisco researchers.
Electronic health records may benefit diabetes care
12/28/2010 - The medical technology field is growing at a rapid rate and some experts believe that this new computing power could be used to help tackle the growing type 2 diabetes epidemic in the U.S.
Cost-cutting measures could jeopardize diabetes care
12/27/2010 - Across the country, state and federal lawmakers have called for budget cuts to some of the more expensive programs. However, in some areas, this may mean a painful reduction in services for individuals with type 2 diabetes.
Stem cell therapy may help diabetics avoid loss of feet due to complications
12/27/2010 - One of the greatest fears of many individuals with type 1 or type 2 diabetes is the potential loss of feet or legs due to complications from the disease. However, a new study has shown that stem cell therapy may be able to prevent the need for diabetes-related amputations.
Hormone may lead to improved diabetes treatments
12/27/2010 - A team of researchers from UT Southwestern Medical Center has discovered a type of hormone that may prevent the death of insulin-producing beta cells. They believe the findings could lead to improved treatments for type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
 

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