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Vitamin D supplements may not prevent type 2 diabetes

Vitamin D supplements may not prevent type 2 diabetes

A large new study has examined the effects of vitamin D on a diverse group of adults and found no evidence that this supplement can prevent type 2 diabetes. Vitamin D supplements don’t do much to prevent type 2 diabetes. Vitamin D is an essential vitamin; it builds and maintains healthy bones. Our bodies produce […]

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Type 1 Diabetes Might Affect Young Kids’ Brain Development

Type 1 Diabetes Might Affect Young Kids’ Brain Development

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Diabetes News THURSDAY, June 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Children diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at an early age have slowed growth in brain areas linked to mild cognitive deficits, new research suggests. The study compared MRIs of the brain in kids with type 1 diabetes to age-matched children without […]

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Insulin Resistance

Insulin Resistance

What are normal insulin levels? The exact values for normal or high insulin levels vary according to the laboratory and the type of test performed. With insulin resistance, there is a high fasting insulin level and a normal to high fasting blood glucose level. High or elevated insulin levels can be seen with other medical […]

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Higher risk of stroke can follow midlife type 2 diabetes

Higher risk of stroke can follow midlife type 2 diabetes

New research on thousands of twins in Sweden has uncovered a significant link between type 2 diabetes in midlife and the risk of stroke and blocked brain arteries later in life. However, the link did not apply to brain bleeds, which can also cause strokes. New research suggests that having type 2 diabetes in midlife […]

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Xultophy (insulin degludec and liraglutide injection)

Xultophy (insulin degludec and liraglutide injection)

What are the side effects of Xultophy? WARNING Possible thyroid tumors, including cancer Tell your healthcare provider if you get a lump or swelling in your neck, hoarseness, trouble swallowing, or shortness of breath. These may be symptoms of thyroid cancer. In studies with rats and mice, liraglutide, one of the components of Xultophy 100/3.6, […]

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Undetected diabetes may double risk of heart attack, periodontitis

Undetected diabetes may double risk of heart attack, periodontitis

New research finds an intriguing link between undetected blood sugar disorders and the development of heart attacks and severe gum disease. Undetected blood sugar disorders may heighten the risk of heart attacks and periodontitis. Previous research has pointed to a connection between periodontitis — a chronic condition that affects the gums and bones that support […]

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Drug May Help Delay Onset of Type 1 Diabetes

Drug May Help Delay Onset of Type 1 Diabetes

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Diabetes News MONDAY, June 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A two-year delay in the onset of type 1 diabetes could make a big difference for people with the disease. And researchers say a new drug may make that postponement possible. Researchers gave the drug teplizumab or a placebo to a […]

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Type 1 diabetes: Drug delays onset by 2 years

Type 1 diabetes: Drug delays onset by 2 years

New research finds that the immunotherapy drug teplizumab delays the onset of type 1 diabetes by 2 years, on average, in high-risk individuals. New research has significant clinical implications, particularly for young people with a high risk of type 1 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease affecting about 1.25 million children and adults […]

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What and How You Eat Affects Your Odds for Type 2 Diabetes

What and How You Eat Affects Your Odds for Type 2 Diabetes

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Diabetes News SATURDAY, June 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The kind of foods you eat, and even the order in which you eat them can affect your odds of developing type 2 diabetes, three new studies suggest. The studies — being presented to the American Society for Nutrition — found: […]

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Vitamin D Supplements Don’t Prevent Type 2 Diabetes: Study

Vitamin D Supplements Don’t Prevent Type 2 Diabetes: Study

Latest Diabetes News MONDAY, June 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Vitamin supplements don’t appear to prevent type 2 diabetes in those at highest risk for the disease, a new study finds. Some studies have suggested that low vitamin D levels might increase the odds of developing diabetes and that boosting levels could prevent it, but […]