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New Medicare Perk: Diabetes Prevention

New Medicare Perk: Diabetes Prevention

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Diabetes News TUESDAY, May 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Millions of U.S. seniors can now take part in a Medicare program designed to prevent prediabetes from progressing to type 2 diabetes. Almost half of Americans 65 and older have prediabetes, and many don’t know it. In addition to an increased […]

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Could vitamin D help to fight diabetes?

Could vitamin D help to fight diabetes?

With diabetes now reaching epidemic proportions, unearthing an innovative way to tackle the condition is pressing. A new study investigates whether vitamin D might provide a new route to treatment. Boosting vitamin D’s activity might, eventually, help to battle diabetes. Currently, there are around 30 million people in the United States living with type 2 […]

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Are people with diabetes, obesity predisposed to stress?

Are people with diabetes, obesity predisposed to stress?

Individuals with obesity and type 2 diabetes or prediabetes have insulin resistance — which means that their bodies are unable to regulate blood sugar levels. But do these imbalances also mean that their emotional responses to negative stimuli are increased? Insulin resistance may contribute to rendering people with obesity and diabetes more prone to stress. […]

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Low-Carb Diet May Benefit People With Type 1 Diabetes: Study

Low-Carb Diet May Benefit People With Type 1 Diabetes: Study

A low-carbohydrate diet might benefit people with type 1 diabetes, a new study says. Latest Diabetes News It found that children and adults with type 1 diabetes had “exceptional” blood sugar control and low rates of major complications if they followed a very low-carb, high-protein diet for an average of just over two years and […]

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Using Diet to Stave Off Diabetes

Using Diet to Stave Off Diabetes

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Diabetes News MONDAY, May 7, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Diabetes has become a worldwide epidemic, but you can protect yourself with a healthier diet. And the same type of diet can help you manage diabetes if you already have it. According to experts at Boston’s Joslin Diabetes Center and the […]

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What to know about hypoglycemia and pregnancy

What to know about hypoglycemia and pregnancy

When someone is pregnant, they may become hypoglycemic due to changes in how their body regulates and metabolizes glucose. Hypoglycemia is common in women with diabetes or gestational diabetes. Hypoglycemia is the term used when someone has low blood sugar. When a person has low blood sugar, it can be difficult to think or concentrate […]

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Can Type 2 Diabetes Lead to Irregular Periods for Teen Girls?

Can Type 2 Diabetes Lead to Irregular Periods for Teen Girls?

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Diabetes News WEDNESDAY, April 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) — As if coping with type 2 diabetes as a teenager isn’t tough enough, it turns out that many girls with the metabolic disorder also have to deal with irregular periods. And menstrual cycles that stray from normal can lead to very […]

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How vitamin D protects against type 2 diabetes

How vitamin D protects against type 2 diabetes

Vitamin D deficiency may put people at higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a new study now published in the journal PLOS ONE. Vitamin D deficiency has been linked with type 2 diabetes. The study, which is the work of researchers at the University of California (UC), San Diego School of Medicine […]

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Artificial sweeteners may damage blood vessels

Artificial sweeteners may damage blood vessels

We know that sugar, consumed in large amounts, increases the risk of a range of health concerns. A recent study showed that artificial sweeteners may have similar consequences, but through completely different biochemical pathways. Which is safest: sugar or artificial sweeteners? During recent years, excessive sugar intake has been conclusively paired with obesity, diabetes, and […]

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Diabetes: Body fat percentage, not BMI, predicts risk

Diabetes: Body fat percentage, not BMI, predicts risk

The results of a new study urge healthcare providers to account for body fat distribution, in addition to body mass index, in their decision to screen people for diabetes and prediabetes. Our standard measurements of what consistutes a healthy weight may need revising, suggests a new study. Body mass index (BMI) is a traditional measurement […]