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Best Diet for Weight Loss, Your Choice: Low Carb vs Low Fat
02/20/2018 - Low fat and Low Carb Diets achieve the same amount of weight loss, just pick one, experts say, and neither insulin resistance nor genetics makes any difference.
Dental Treatment Helps Lower Your Hemoglobin A1c
02/12/2018 - Regular and aggressive treatment for periodontal disease will improve hemoglobin A1c (blood sugar levels) in people with type 2 diabetes.
World Congress on Insulin Resistance, Diabetes & Cardiovascular Disease
02/09/2018 - During the World Congress on Insulin Resistance, Diabetes, and Cardiovascular Disease, experts presented a new reason for shortness of breath, and the benefits of omega 3 to reduce triglycerides.
Can Green Tea or Garlic Prevent Diabetes, Prediabetes?
02/09/2018 - Extracts of green tea and aged garlic may offer some benefits to individuals who have diabetes or who are at risk for the disorder.
Faced with Severe Hypoglycemia: What Should You Do in an Emergency?
01/29/2018 - Since EMTs answer 911 calls 4 out of 5 times yet they cannot administer glucagon to someone with diabetes experiences severe hypoglycemia; so here's what you need to know.
Advances in Diabetes Technology: Will It Change Your Life?
01/16/2018 - New devices promise to make managing diabetes much better.  but you should discuss with your health provider which devices and apps are best for you.
12 Weeks on a Strict Liquid Diet Program Reverses Diabetes
12/14/2017 - People who follow a limited calorie liquid meal replacement program for 12 weeks can reverse the diabetes, and stop the diabetes-related meds.
Why Your Fat Cells May Not Love Breakfast
12/05/2017 - What's in your bowl at breakfast can increase the amount of sugar your fat cells take up, depending upon whether you are at a healthy weight or are overweight.
Severity of Diabetes Does Not Predict Usual Complications
12/05/2017 - Researchers confirmed that the severity of a person's diabetes appears unlikely to predict or dictate the rate or risk of developing commons complications such as heart disease, kidney problems, or neuropathy.
FDA Approves Abbott Freestyle Libre Flash Glucose Monitoring System
10/09/2017 - The FDA approved the Abbott FreeStyle Libre Flash Glucose Monitoring System for people with diabetes, eliminating the need for routine finger sticks to check blood glucose levels.
Intragastric Balloon Deaths: What the FDA Wants You to Know
09/13/2017 - The recent FDA alert about deaths related to the intragastric balloons for weight loss has triggered concern and questions. This update outlines which balloon systems are associated with the recall, and what to do if you already have one inserted. 
Chronic Insomnia Increases Risk of Type 2 Diabetes
09/12/2017 - Insomnia raises the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, a new study confirms, and that risk increases with the duration of insomnia.
Diabetes & Depression: Managing Depressive Symptoms Can Improve Blood Sugar Numbers
08/23/2017 - German researchers have found that reducing depressive symptoms does indeed translate to better blood glucose control, even increasing the chances of getting to the goal of a hemoglobin A1C under 7.5.
Type 2 Diabetes: Will Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) Help?
06/27/2017 - Two doctors speaking at the recent American Diabetes Association annual meeting faced off to debate whether continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) could help those with type 2 diabetes better manage their blood sugar. 
Insulin Sticker Shock? Here's Why
06/15/2017 - If you're on insulin, it's not news to you that the prices have gone through the roof. In fact, costs have risen a whopping 700% in the past 20 years. These higher insulin costs have priced some people out, forcing some to the dangerous decision of having do with less insulin.
Ramadan Fasting Can Be Dangerous for Muslim Diabetics…But a New Website Helps
05/26/2017 - As Muslims head into Ramadan—a month-long period of religious fasting that begins Friday, May 26th —medical experts caution diabetics and their doctors to be aware of the dangers of fasting and to utilize a Web-based tool that helps them follow fasting rituals safely.
FDA Orders Stronger Warning About Canagliflozin (Invokana) & Amputation Risk
05/19/2017 - The FDA is calling attention to the risk of amputation if you're on the drug canagliflozin (Invokana, Invokamet) and is requiring the drug to carry stronger warnings about the risk. The drug's label will have the so-called  ''black box'' warning, designed to call attention to serious or life-threatening risks.
Estrogen Therapy Is Underused in Women in Their 40s and 50s, Due to Outdated Thinking
05/15/2017 - Many women, and even some doctors, are basing fears of estrogen therapy (ET) on outdated research and are underutilizing estrogen when it’s safely indicated to ease menopausal symptoms in women in their 40s, 50s, according to research presented at the 26th Annual meeting of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists.  
New Extreme Risk Category for Cardiovascular Disease & New, Lower LDL Target
05/11/2017 - A new “extreme risk” category for cardiovascular disease—and a new target threshold of less than 55 mg/dL for low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) for those in this category — is part of the new 2017 American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) and American College of Endocrinology practice guidelines for management of dyslipidemia.    
Hypothyroid and Older? You May Not Need Treatment
05/09/2017 - If you've been diagnosed with mildly low thyroid function and you're an older adult, you may not get symptom relief from the commonly prescribed medication, according to new study published in New England Journal of Medicine.  
Prompt PCOS Diagnosis and Early Weight Control Critical to Reducing Risk for Diabetes, Infertility, and More
05/05/2017 - Doctors in a range of specialties—dermatologists, primary care doctors, ob-gyns—should be more aware of symptoms of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) in women and help those patients maintain a healthy body mass index (BMI).  
Vitamin D and DHEA Help Men Avoid Frailty: Study
04/12/2017 - New research suggests that men with sufficient Vitamin D levels are more apt to avoid frailty. In older men, over 70, having enough male hormones may also help. Findings were reported at ENDO2017.   
Paleo Diet for Disease Prevention, Weight Loss?
04/06/2017 - Can the Paleo Diet offer protection to people with type 2 diabetes? A review of research looks at the diet's impact on weight, blood sugar and more.   
Noninvasive Brain Stimulation for Weight Loss?
04/04/2017 - Deep transcranial magnetic stimulation (dTMS) can help to manage cravings and overeating, studies have found. Now, Italian researchers have found that it improves the composition of the gut bacteria, thought to be involved in obesity, and also produces weight loss.
Medicare to Cover Therapeutic CGM, Sets Criteria
03/29/2017 - For Medicare patients on continuous glucose monitoring (CGM), the news is good. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will now cover therapeutic continuous glucose monitoring (CGM), and have set the criteria that must be met. 

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