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Topic: Diabetes: Type II



New Clues to How Gene Affects Women's Body Shape, Diabetes Risk
Study found variants determine where body fat is stored, regulation of fat cells



Daily Glass of Wine May Boost Type 2 Diabetics' Heart Health
People who process alcohol slowly also saw improvements in blood sugar levels, study says



Higher-Protein Diet May Help Some With Type 2 Diabetes
Study finds benefit for those with gene variant related to vitamin D metabolism



Sweetened Drinks May Damage Heart, Review Finds
Added sugars raise risk of heart troubles, stroke, experts say



Taking Blood Pressure Drugs at Night May Help Prevent Type 2 Diabetes
Study finds taking medication at night cut risk of blood sugar disorder in half



Diabetes Should Be a Factor in Weight-Loss Surgery Decision: Study
Health costs decline if obese patients with type 2 get procedure soon after diagnosis, experts say



Smoking Linked to Greater Risk for Type 2 Diabetes
Study also found continual exposure to secondhand smoke raised chances of developing disease



Sugary Drinks Often Part of Overall Poor Diet
Unhealthy eating, sweetened beverages may combine to raise diabetes risk, researchers say



Pesticide Exposure Tied to Diabetes Risk
Review finds these chemicals may boost odds of blood sugar disease by about 60 percent



Tight Control of Type 2 Diabetes May Help Prevent Dementia
Conversely, poor blood sugar control appears to increase risk of brain troubles, study finds



Diabetes Takes a Toll on Women's Hearts
Studies find up to a 40 percent greater risk of coronary problems in females



Short, Intense Workouts May Help Hearts of Type 2 Diabetics
This kind of exercise might also improve diabetes control, researchers say



Can Eye Screening for Diabetic Kids Be Delayed a Bit?
Yearly exams for most with type 1 disease can wait until 5 years after diagnosis or age 15, whichever is later, researchers suggest



Half of U.S. Adults Have Diabetes or High Risk of Getting It: Report
And many don't know they're flirting with the potentially fatal disease, researchers say



More Evidence Weight-Loss Surgery Helps Fight Type 2 Diabetes
Bariatric procedures beat drug therapy in easing the disease over the long term, study found



Younger Women With Diabetes More Vulnerable to Heart Attack: Study
Smoking another risk factor for this age group, researchers say



Type 2 Diabetes Linked to More Alzheimer's Brain 'Tangles'
Obesity might also be behind the increase, researchers say



Antibiotics Linked to Type 2 Diabetes Risk
Researchers don't know if the drugs signal developing disease, or contribute to it



Even Short Bouts of Activity May Help Kids' Health
Three minutes every half hour for three hours lowered blood sugar levels, study says



Exercise Best Bet Against Diabetes for College Graduates
Less educated need more help preventing and managing blood sugar disease, researcher says



9 Factors You Can Control May Be Key to Alzheimer's Risk
Healthy lifestyle important but no guarantee against most common form of dementia, researchers find



Diabetes Drug Might Also Help Some Patients Lose Weight
Researchers note higher dosage used in study isn't approved for treatment of blood sugar disease



Type 2 Diabetes Linked to Language Problems in Women
But study only found association between insulin resistance and test that hints at brain health



Parents of Kids With Diabetes Need to Plan for School Days
Only 30 states have laws ensuring children access to proper care



Skipping Breakfast a Bad Idea for People with Type 2 Diabetes
Missing morning meal could raise blood sugar levels the rest of the day, study says



Active As Teen, Free of Diabetes In Later Life?
Findings showed insulin resistance peaks in early adolescence, so exercise crucial during this period



People With Type 2 Diabetes Do Benefit From Blood Sugar Checks
Study suggests monitoring at least twice a day helps people manage better



Spicing Up Your Meals Might Extend Your Life
Regularly eating chili peppers, other hot foods linked to lower risk of death during study period



Just 1 in 3 Seniors With Diabetes Has Disease Under Control
Blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol levels key to managing disease, experts say



High Blood Sugar May Boost Alzheimer's Risk
Insulin resistance can inhibit signaling between brain cells and affect memory, study suggests



High Soda Intake May Boost Diabetes Risk, Even Without Obesity
Daily sugary drink tied to 13 percent increased risk over a decade, study finds



Low Birth Weight Tied to Higher Type 2 Diabetes Risk Decades Later
Risk was even greater if the person also had an unhealthy adult lifestyle, study found



Impotence Linked to Risk of Type 2 Diabetes
Middle-aged men with erectile dysfunction may be at even greater risk, study suggests



New Drug May Help Diabetic Kidney Disease Patients
Patiromer appears to keep potassium levels in check, researchers say



Uncontrolled Diabetes May Boost Dementia Risk
Older patients with more disease complications have greater mental decline, Taiwan study says



Only 1 in 10 Americans Eats Enough Fruits and Veggies: CDC
The foods help lower risk of illnesses such as obesity, heart disease and type 2 diabetes, expert says



Type 2 Diabetes May Damage Thinking Skills: Study
Test performance declined noticeably in just two years



Diabetes Rates Fall in Neighborhoods With Healthy Food, Parks and Gyms
Study suggests making these resources easily accessible, affordable might cut odds of disease



Order in Which Food Is Eaten May Affect Type 2 Diabetics' Blood Sugar
Eating protein, vegetables and fat before carbohydrates might help, study says



Exercise May Have Benefits Beyond Fitness in Type 2 Diabetes
Study finds aerobics or strength training can improve blood sugar levels, lower body fat and waist size



Tight Food Budget Can Wreak Havoc on Diabetes Management
Study finds worse blood sugar control in those who worry about having enough to eat



Tight Blood Sugar Control Helps the Heart in Type 2 Diabetes
But study showed it's not enough to prevent related deaths



Could Type 2 Diabetes Shield Against ALS?
Study suggests a potential link, but researchers can't explain it



More Evidence That High-Fiber Diet May Curb Type 2 Diabetes Risk
Effect might be largely due to weight loss linked to eating more grains and vegetables, experts say



Bullied as a Kid, Obese as a Grown-up?
Study finds link between childhood victimization and adult health problems



One-Third of Americans Have Dangerous Mix of Heart Risk Factors
Metabolic syndrome, which includes high blood pressure and obesity, increases with age, researchers say



FDA Issues Warning for Type 2 Diabetes Drugs
SGLT2 inhibitors linked to potentially fatal condition called ketoacidosis



Sleep Apnea Treatment May Help Lower Diabetes Risk for Some
Wearing CPAP device eight hours a night improved blood sugar levels in study



Diabetes Study Suggests a Little Extra Weight Tied to Longer Survival
But doctors stress that there isn't enough research yet back up that conclusion



Dropping One Sugary Soda a Day Could Cut Diabetes Risk: Study
Drinking water, unsweetened tea or coffee instead lowered chances of blood sugar disease by 25 percent



Better Diabetes Blood Sugar Management Leads to Fewer Eye Surgeries
Intensive therapy cut risk of needing a procedure in half, researchers report



Depression Plus Diabetes May Boost Dementia Risk
Each threatens brain health, and combination is worse, study suggests



More TV Time May Mean Higher Diabetes Risk, Study Finds
People with prediabetes were 3.4 percent more prone to get full-blown disease for every hour watched daily



Study Ties Frequent Antibiotic Use to Higher Odds for Type 2 Diabetes
Data on 1 million people suggests a higher risk of the illness linked to changes in gut microbes



Adopting U.S. Culture Ups Diabetes Risk in Mexican-American Kids
Greater use of English and more non-Hispanic friends increased risk of disease, study finds



Why Insulin Resistance May Be More Common in Men
Researchers say a protein in muscle might be culprit behind type 2 diabetes gender gap



Latest Diabetes Care Guidelines Focus on Individual Approach
Blood sugar goals higher for some; Asian-Americans need screening at lower weights; statins for those over 40



Medicaid Expansion Spotted Many Undiagnosed Diabetes Cases
Study finds changes under Affordable Care Act also made treatment available



2 Factors Greatly Boost New Moms' Odds of Type 2 Diabetes
Gestational diabetes, followed by weight gain after delivery significantly raise the risk, study finds



Diabetes Groups Call for Greater Scrutiny of Insulin Pumps
American and European associations want more standardization of new technologies



Could the Future Be Finger-Stick Free for Diabetics?
New devices make monitoring blood sugar easier, but needle not eliminated yet



U.S. Doctors, CDC Join Forces in New Diabetes Prevention Effort
Getting the millions of Americans at risk for type 2 tested is the first step, experts say



Mom's Age at Childbirth Tied to Son's Risk for Type 2 Diabetes
Boys born to women in their late 20s, early 30s appeared to have the lowest risk, study found



Statins Linked to Raised Risk of Type 2 Diabetes
Large Finnish study found a nearly 50 percent increase in people taking cholesterol-lowering drugs



Just a Half Hour of Lost Sleep Linked Weight Gain
And that sleep shortage may have implications for diabetes, study says



Love Coffee? Your Heart May, Too
Three to five cups daily appeared to lower risk of clogged arteries, study says



Any Exercise Is Good, But Higher-Intensity May Be Better
Brisk walking drops blood sugar more than a slower walk, study finds



Get Checked for Diabetes While Getting Your Teeth Cleaned?
Study found testing blood from mouth was as accurate as finger prick at diagnosing condition



Low Levels of Vitamin D Linked to Type 2 Diabetes Risk
Association was found even when people weren't overweight, researchers said



Small Study Links Lack of Sleep to Type 2 Diabetes Risk
Experts say shortchanging nightly snooze affects hormone that controls blood sugar levels



Blood Pressure Meds Lower Heart, Stroke Risks in Diabetics: Analysis
Patients did better even if they didn't actually have high blood pressure



Eating Right Helps Prevent Type 2 Diabetes in Women
Study confirms the value of an overall healthy diet



Night Shift May Boost Black Women's Diabetes Risk, Study Finds
Odds are highest for younger women and those doing shift work for many years



Are Seniors With Diabetes Overtreated?
Very tight blood sugar control can pose problems without benefits, study says



Study Reinforces Link Between Low Birth Weight, Diabetes Risk
Possible reasons include insulin resistance, problems with blood vessel lining and high blood pressure



High Blood Sugar in Heart Failure Patients May Point to Risk of Early Death
Even normal but slightly elevated levels can signal trouble, study notes



PTSD May Raise Women's Risk for Diabetes
Obesity, antidepressants could play a role in the connection, study suggests



Weight-Loss Surgery May Extend Lives, Study Finds
Results applied to older men and women, even with other health problems



Poverty Makes Diabetes Care Tougher, Study Reports
Too little money for food, housing and medicine affects disease management



Diabetes Drug Metformin Safe for Patients With Kidney Disease: Review
Alternative medications more costly, have more side effects, researchers say



Nearly All Diabetics Should Be on Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs: Experts
New guidelines from the American Diabetes Association recommend greater statin use



Some Blood Types Might Raise Type 2 Diabetes Risk: Study
But experts question value of finding when so many other risk factors for disease can be changed



'Low-GI' Diet May Not Benefit Blood Sugar
Focus should be on eating healthy foods rather than glycemic index, experts say



Better Diet, Exercise Can Prevent Diabetes in Both Sexes, Study Finds
Taking blood sugar-lowering medications can also help, researchers say



Midlife Diabetes Linked to Memory Problems Later
Blood sugar disorder associated with 19 percent greater decline in thinking skills, study reports



Holiday Overindulgence Risky for People With Type 2 Diabetes
Carbohydrate-heavy meals can send blood sugar levels soaring, expert warns



Holiday Eating Tips for People With Diabetes
Plan ahead and make exercise a part of your tradition, expert advises



Yogurt Every Day May Help Keep Diabetes Away
Study found modest effect against the disease, but experts say overall healthy diet is still best approach



Cost of Diabetes Care Keeps Climbing, Report Shows
Increases also seen for prediabetes, undiagnosed diabetes care



Nearly 3 in 10 Americans With Diabetes Don't Know It: Study
Many had even seen a doctor in the past year, researchers report



Sleep Apnea Linked to Kidney Disease Progression in Diabetics
Screening for sleep disorder could spot those at risk for more rapid loss of renal function, researchers say



Weight-Loss Surgery Has Low Complication Rates, Study Finds
New research suggests gastric bypass as safe as appendix or gallbladder removal



Weight-Loss Surgery Lowers Type 2 Diabetes Risk, Study Shows
Obese people who had gastric bypass, banding were 80 percent less likely to develop blood sugar disease



Metformin Beats Other Type 2 Diabetes Drugs for First Treatment: Study
Researchers find this commonly used medication controls blood sugar for many



Colleges Could Do More for Students With Chronic Ills, Study Finds
Only half of campus clinics felt they could handle diabetes care, and many don't identify students with needs



Impotence Drug Might Counter Common Gene Mutation in Type 2 Diabetes: Study
But using yohimbine won't replace lifestyle changes as the cornerstone of treatment, experts say



Screen Everyone Over 45 for Diabetes: U.S. Task Force
Members of independent panel of health experts say science now supports more aggressive testing



Gout May Be Linked to Raised Diabetes Risk: Study
Women with this form of arthritis are more susceptible, researchers say



Can Exercise Prevent Type 2 Diabetes? Your Genes May Be Key
Some obese people have DNA that makes it tougher for workouts to fend off the disease, study suggests



Can All Work and No Play Make You Diabetic?
Blue-collar jobs of 55 hours a week or more might raise your risk, study says



Obesity Isn't Sole Cause of Type 2 Diabetes
Researchers uncover new genetic mutations, other contributing factors



Diabetes Rates Leveling Off in U.S.
After 20-year increase, cases have been tapering lately, but some groups still at risk: government report



Diabetes Drug Metformin May Affect Thyroid in Some Patients
Medicine tied to lower thyroid-stimulating hormone levels in those with underactive thyroid



Tight Blood Sugar Control Doesn't Prevent Strokes in Diabetics: Study
But keeping blood pressure in check does, researchers say



FDA Approves Another Weekly Injectable Drug for Type 2 Diabetes
Trulicity helps lower blood sugar levels when used alone or with other medications, agency says



Trulicity Approved for Type 2 Diabetes
New drug helps regulate blood sugar



Combo Diabetes Therapy Outperforms Other Treatments, Study Finds
Patients with type 2 disease were less likely to gain weight, suffer dangerous drops in blood sugar levels



Scientists Unlock a Key to Cell Stress
Stressed cells can halt protein production, which could could shed light on diseases like Alzheimer's and ALS



Statins May Help Prevent Diabetes-Related Nerve Damage, Study Finds
Cholesterol-lowering drugs might protect against damage to small blood vessels, researchers report



Obesity Fueling Rise in Diabetes Rates, Study Finds
Increase was greater for men, yet only about half could be explained by excess weight



Low Birth Weights May Put Black Women at Risk for Diabetes
Study found association regardless of their current weight



40 Percent of Americans Will Develop Diabetes, CDC Projects
Rates for black women and Hispanics even higher at 50 percent



Coaching May Help Diabetics Battle Depression, Disease Better
Study found mental health sessions allowed patients to manage blood sugar levels more effectively



Cholesterol Drugs' Benefits Far Outweigh Side Effects, Review Finds
But long-term use of statins may raise odds of diabetes among people with risk factors, experts say



Poor People With Diabetes Much More Likely to Lose a Limb: Study
Most amputations are preventable with earlier treatment, researchers note



FDA Approves New Type 2 Diabetes Drug
Jardiance works by boosting excretion of sugar from the kidneys, agency says



Study Links Shift Work to Risk for Type 2 Diabetes
Researchers cite many possible reasons for the effect, including hormonal changes



High-Salt Diets Could Double Risk of Heart Woes for Diabetics
Risk even greater for people whose diabetes isn't well-controlled, study finds



Waistlines of U.S. Kids Seem to Be Holding Steady, Study Finds
But too many children and teens remain obese, experts say



No Change in Heart Attack Rates for Younger U.S. Adults
And women tend to fare worse than men, study finds



Protein Temporarily Reversed Type 2 Diabetes in Mice
Scientists report that injection lowered blood sugar levels, improved insulin insensitivity



Saliva Test Might Someday Replace Needle Prick for Diabetics
But device is still a long way from use by people



Insulin Pumps May Outperform Daily Injections for Type 2 Diabetes: Study
6-month blood sugar control was better with the devices compared to needles, researchers say



FDA Approves Inhaled Diabetes Medication
Afrezza is taken at mealtimes, along with long-acting insulin or standard diabetes pills



Shortage of Doctors Who Treat Diabetes Looming
There are already too few specialists treating hormone disorders, expert says



U.S. Health Snapshots: Insurance Coverage Expands, but Gaps Remain
Federal reports capture nation's pre-Obamacare health status and health-care coverage



Diabetes Distress Is Distinct From Depression, Researchers Say
New studies look at the emotional fallout from type 1 and type 2 disease



Blacks May Respond Better Than Whites to Diabetes Drug Metformin
In study, medicine seemed to do more to help black patients manage their blood sugar



Insulin Use, Out-of-Pocket Costs Way Up for Type 2 Diabetes
Study questions value of insulin analogs, but U.S. diabetes expert says they're cost-effective



Insulin-Metformin Combo Tied to Poorer Survival in Diabetes Study
Other experts dispute the study's conclusions



Gene May Boost Chances of Type 2 Diabetes for Latinos
Study finds a fivefold increase in risk, but doesn't prove cause-and-effect



Sleep Apnea May Raise Risk of Diabetes, Research Suggests
Up to 30 percent higher chance of developing blood sugar disease seen in study, but findings aren't conclusive



1 in 10 Heart Attack Patients May Have Undiagnosed Diabetes
Recognizing and treating the disease early may prevent cardiovascular complications, study author says



Take Heart: Mediterranean Diet Combats Type 2 Diabetes, Study Says
It's especially beneficial to those at risk of heart disease, researcher contends



Diabetes Drug May Spur Weight Loss in Obese Nondiabetics
One-third who took Victoza lost 10 percent of body weight, researchers say



Diabetics Fare Worse After Heart Surgery, Study Finds
Poorer results, higher costs seen in heart bypass patients with blood sugar disease



Obesity Crisis Has Scaled Even the Himalayas
Rates in remote mountain villages are five times higher than two decades ago



Ultrasound Trumps CT Scan for Diagnosing Kidney Stones in Study
Researchers cite lower cost, less radiation



Kids' Diabetes Rates Up Dramatically in 8 Years, Study Finds
Increase in type 1 diabetes especially baffling to experts



Type 2 Diabetes May Shrink the Brain, Study Suggests
Loss of gray matter can lead to dementia, experts say



Could More Coffee Lower Your Odds for Diabetes?
Yes, says study, but experts note there are better ways to reduce the risk



Low Blood Sugar May Affect Heartbeat in People With Diabetes
Study found abnormal rhythms when blood sugar dipped at night in people with type 2 disease



Diabetes Complication Rates Drop Among U.S. Adults
But at the same time, rates of diabetes have more than tripled, researchers report



FDA Approves New Type 2 Diabetes Drug
Tanzeum is injected once a week and appears to help control blood sugar levels, agency says



Clues to Type 2 Diabetes Discovered on Mount Everest
Study found low oxygen levels in healthy people at high altitudes led to increase in signs of insulin resistance



Nearly 10 Percent of U.S. Adults Now Have Diabetes: Study
Researchers found a nationwide rise of the disease since late 1980s, and a parallel rise in obesity



A Doctor's 'People Skills' Affects Patients' Health
Comfortable relationship can be as beneficial as statins for heart problems, study finds



Obesity-Related Enzyme Targeted in Mouse Study
Findings suggest new way to prompt body to burn extra energy



Childhood Obesity Adds Nearly $20K to Lifetime Medical Costs: Study
Losing weight while young may help kids lower future health care expenses, researcher says



Diabetes Tied to Higher Risk of Pancreatic Cancer in Study
But it's not always clear which disease comes first, researchers say



Exercise, Diet May Help 'Pre-Diabetics' Dodge Heart Disease Death
Study followed Chinese people with high blood sugar for more than two decades



More Evidence Weight-Loss Surgery Helps People With Diabetes
One-third of gastric-bypass patients kept type 2 diabetes under control without meds during three-year study



Diabetes Treatment Falls Short as Heart Failure Drug in Study
Metformin does not have protective effect on left ventricle, researchers say



Stronger Muscles May Mean Better Health for Kids
Study of 6th-graders links greater strength to lower risk for heart disease



Moms Who Keep 'Baby Weight' May Risk Heart Trouble
Study finds weight gain increases odds for heart disease, diabetes



Diabetes in Middle Age May Cause Memory Problems Later
Study also found that high blood pressure has similar impact



Coordinated Care Helps Elderly With Chronic Diseases
Odds of complications, hospital admissions lower when patients see fewer doctors, says study



Elderly Diabetes Patients on Insulin Most Vulnerable to Low-Blood-Sugar Trouble
Study found they were more than twice as likely to end up in ER, five times more likely to be hospitalized



Are All Home-Based Blood Sugar Tests Equal?
FDA takes steps to eliminate potential risks for people with diabetes



Some Helpful Hints When Monitoring Blood Sugar
For starters, wash your hands before you test, experts say



Study Sees No Evidence Linking Diabetes Drugs With Pancreatic Cancer
But FDA assessment calls for further look at injectable type-2 treatments



Diabetes Boosts Stroke Risk for Women, But Not Men: Study
Research finds big gender gap, which one doctor believes is tied to better treatment for men



Obesity's Link to Type 2 Diabetes Not So Clear-Cut: Study
Most participants developed condition after being overweight for years, not after large recent gain



Preemie Birth Linked to Higher Insulin Levels in Kids
These babies could be at increased risk of diabetes later in life, study suggests



Metformin Use Doesn't Cut Incidence of Bladder Cancer
No reduction in risk with increasing duration of metformin use relative to sulfonylureas



Scientists Spot 7 New Regions of DNA Tied to Type 2 Diabetes
Researchers suggest their findings could lead to the development of new treatments for the disease



Yogurt Intake Linked With Lower Risk of Type 2 Diabetes
Consumption of low-fat, fermented dairy products associated with decreased risk of type 2 diabetes



Is Technology Creating a World of Sickly Couch Potatoes?
Study found people in emerging nations with TVs, computers and cars more likely to be obese, have diabetes



Circulating MicroRNAs Linked to Type 2 Diabetes
Levels of circulating miRNAs change with metformin; insulin infusion during clamp



Experimental 'Implanted Insulin' Device Seeks to Control Blood Sugar Levels
The hope: to eliminate daily injections for those with diabetes, but much testing remains to be done



Could Low-Fat Yogurt Help Ward Off Diabetes?
British study also found reduced risk with other fermented dairy products



Intensive BP Reduction Doesn't Prevent Cognitive Decline
Findings in older patients with existing type 2 diabetes mellitus



Intensive Lifestyle Reverses Glucose Abnormalities in Youth
Findings based on youth participating in the Yale Bright Bodies Healthy Lifestyle Program



Smartphone Apps for Diabetes: Do They Really Work?
You can use them to count carbs, log blood sugar, but users say they're no substitute for patient knowledge and a doctor's care



Circulating Uric Acid May Play Protective Role in Obesity
Affects non-enzymatic antioxidant capacity, markers of oxidative stress, but not insulin sensitivity



Type 2 Diabetes Is Often a Family Affair
Study suggests if one spouse has the illness, the odds are raised that the other will develop diabetes, too



Adults With Diabetes Need a Flu Shot: Experts
Large Canadian study finds people with diabetes are more likely to get sick from flu, be hospitalized



Genetic Factors Conferring Diabetes Don't Affect Progression
Increased rate of diabetes progression associated with increased triacylglyceride, low HDL



J-Shaped Link for BMI and Mortality in Incident T2DM
Association J-shaped for all participants, smokers; linear for never smokers



As Weight Rises in People With Diabetes, So Does Death Risk: Study
Notion that obesity might offer protection is a myth, researchers say



Farxiga Approved for Type 2 Diabetes
Along with diet and exercise



FDA Approves Farxiga for Type 2 Diabetes
To be used along with proper diet and exercise



Mediterranean Diet Alone May Lower Diabetes Risk
Key ingredient of study: use of extra-virgin olive oil, not calorie counting or exercise



Study: Kids With ADHD, Aggression May Benefit From 2nd Med
Modest improvements in violent behavior noted with addition of antipsychotic drug



High Fiber, Fruit/Vegetable Intake Cuts Stroke Risk in T2DM
Linked to reduced risk of stroke, not coronary heart disease, in Japanese with type 2 diabetes



Keep the Holidays Merry for Kids With Diabetes
Parents should monitor their child's blood sugar more often, but don't be too restrictive, expert says



Increased Mortality, Morbidity With Young-Onset T2DM
Increased hazard for death; more cardiovascular deaths compared to T1DM with similar age of onset



Diabetes Drug Metformin Tied to Slight Weight Loss in Obese Kids
But, experts say drug isn't meant for that use, while diet and exercise have proven effective



Diabetes Drugs Affect Hearts of Men, Women Differently
Metformin made men's heart metabolism worse, study found



Insulin Sensitizers Linked With Reduced Risk of Cancer in Women
In women with type 2 diabetes, thiazolidinediones found particularly protective



Race Affects Risk of Dementia in Older Diabetes Patients
Age-adjusted risk of dementia highest among Native-Americans and African-Americans



Duration of Diabetes Impacts Outcomes at Any Age
For given age group, longer duration of diabetes linked to increased rates of each outcome



Heartening Drop in Diabetes Complications Seen Among Seniors
But low blood sugar, a side effect of treatment, remains a concern, study authors say



Type 2 Diabetes Might Raise Risk of Liver Cancer
But odds for malignancy are low; study found stronger connection for some minorities



Some Diabetes Drugs May Affect Cancer Risk in Women: Study
'Insulin sensitizers' tied to lower odds of developing cancer when compared to other type of medication



Diabetes, Cardiac Risk Up for Metabolically Healthy Obese
Risk of incident diabetes, cardiovascular disease also up for metabolically unhealthy normal weight



Flavonoid Intake Inversely Linked to Type 2 Diabetes
Large European cohort shows inverse correlation, particularly for flavanols, flavonols



'Healthy' Obesity May Still Carry Higher Health Risks
Researchers found greater odds of developing heart conditions, diabetes despite lack of symptoms



Could Elite Athletes Have Lower Risk for Diabetes?
Small study of Finnish men found protective effect, especially with endurance sports



New Study Paints Grim Health Picture for Obese Teens
Doctors should inform families about short- and long-term consequences, researcher says



Lower Glucose Threshold for T2DM Prevention Ups Costs
For the conventional benchmark of $50,000 per QALY, a threshold of 105 mg/dL is cost-effective



Testing for Pregnancy-Linked Diabetes Should Be Routine, Experts Say
New guidelines from the Endocrine Society aim to detect cases early, get treatment started



Less Brown Adipose Tissue in Asians May Underlie Metabolic Risk
Lower resting energy expenditure, non-shivering thermogenesis in Asians versus white Caucasians



Needle-Free 'Breathalyzer' for Daily Diabetes Testing Shows Promise
But first, device must undergo clinical studies



Could Low 'Brown Fat' Levels Be Tied to Higher Diabetes Risk?
Small study compared effects of this type of body fat in men



Meat Products Could Raise Diabetes Risk: Study
But more research is needed to confirm the findings



ASN: Bardoxolone Methyl No Benefit in T2DM, Stage 4 CKD
Trial stopped early due to increased rate of cardiovascular events with bardoxolone methyl



ASN: ACE Inhibitor Plus ARB No Benefit in Diabetic Nephropathy
Increased risk of hyperkalemia and acute kidney injury; safety concerns resulted in early end to trial



Metformin Little Benefit for CHD Patients Without Diabetes
No effect on mean distal carotid intima-media thickness for coronary heart disease patients



Iron Status Predicts Prognosis in Patients With T2DM, CAD
Low and high serum ferritin, high serum soluble transferrin receptor levels predict poor prognosis



Fruit, Veggie Intake Has No Impact on Insulin Resistance
No difference in insulin resistance for overweight adults eating one to two, four, seven portions/day



Epilepsy Often Hand-in-Hand With Other Health Problems: CDC
Doctors, patients share responsibility for preventing and treating co-occurring conditions, experts say



Clinical Pharmacists Can Aid Patients With Uncontrolled T2DM
Case study involved wheelchair-bound 64-year-old man with hemoglobin A1c of 10 percent



Race/Ethnicity Has No Impact on Long-Term Mortality in T2DM
Long-term risk of death and death/MI/stroke does not vary with race/ethnicity



Early Periods May Signal Greater Diabetes Risk, Study Suggests
Obesity alone doesn't explain the findings, researchers say



More Weight Loss, T2DM Remission With Bariatric Surgery
For obese patients, higher remission rates of T2DM, metabolic syndrome versus non-surgical treatment



Phentermine, Topiramate Reduce Progression to T2DM
Significant weight loss with extended-release tx for those with prediabetes/metabolic syndrome



Lifestyle Changes Cut Diabetes Risk in High-Risk Patients
Limited evidence of benefits of comprehensive intervention for patients diagnosed with T2DM



Lifestyle Advice Should Be Similar With/Without Diabetes
Benefits from healthy diet may be greater in those with diabetes, but associations are similar



Higher Magnesium Intake May Lower Diabetes Risk
May be particularly beneficial in offsetting risk of developing diabetes among those at high risk



Daytime Sleepiness Predicts Hypoglycemia in Diabetes
Findings based on self-reported information from elderly patients with type 2 diabetes



Tom Hanks Has Type 2 Diabetes
He'd been dealing with elevated blood sugar levels for more than 20 years



Very Preterm Birth, Macrosomia Up Women's Diabetes Risk
Moderate preterm and low birth weight babies do not increase T2DM risk over long-term



Poor Sleep Habits Linked With Chronic Diseases, Study Says
Too much shuteye may be even more damaging than too little



EASD: Rich Breakfast Improves Glycemic Control in Diabetes
Big breakfast high in protein and fat better than small breakfast



EASD: Overweight Tied to Lower Mortality in Older T2DM Patients
But also increases the risk of cardiovascular events



EASD: First-Line Sulfonylureas Associated With Higher Mortality
Higher mortality in diabetes with sulfonylureas monotherapy compared with metformin



Could Obesity Help Older People With Type 2 Diabetes?
Study found heavier seniors had lower death risk but higher disease risk, with reasons uncertain



Big Breakfast May Be Best for Diabetes Patients
Study found morning meal rich in protein, fat actually curbed hunger, helped control blood sugar levels



Metformin May Increase Risk of Cognitive Impairment
Calcium supplementation may ameliorate this risk



Blood 'Marker' May Predict Diabetes Risk in Older Women
Study found lower levels of the protein in women with lifestyle factors linked to type 2 disease



Patient-Centered Diabetes Care Best in Those With High HbA1c
Such care is not cost-effective in patients with HbA1c <7.0 percent



New Understanding of Racial Disparities and Diabetes
Similar rates of disease-related deaths found in study



Detection Bias May Explain Raised Bladder CA Risk in T2DM
Increased risk in first year after diagnosis limited to those with fewest doc visits in previous two years



Cinnamon Cuts Blood Glucose Levels in Diabetes Patients
But no significant effect on glycosylated hemoglobin; dose and duration of therapy are unclear



4 Factors Predict Diabetes Remission After Surgery: Study
Scoring system could help determine if weight-loss procedure will help control disease in obese patients



Advanced Glycation Products in Diet Tied to Insulin Resistance
AGEs only affected by cooking; unaffected by moderate fructose intake



Score Predicts Diabetes Remission After Gastric Bypass
Score, based on four preoperative characteristics, predicts probability of early remission



Even Younger Women With Diabetes May Face Higher Odds for Heart Disease
Finding was independent of women's other risk factors in early study



Measures of Glucose and its Variability Are Inter-Related
HbA1C, glycated albumin closely correlated, linked with retinopathy, nephropathy; only HbA1c tied to CVD



Novel Metabolic Regulator May Benefit Obesity and Diabetes
Variant of FGF21 demonstrates beneficial effects on weight, insulin, and lipids



ESC: DPP-4 Inhibitors Don't Reduce Cardio Risk in T2DM
Two studies demonstrate no difference versus placebo for saxagliptin, alogliptin



New Drug Shows Promise for Type 2 Diabetes
It appears to improve blood fat levels and may aid weight loss, researchers report



Eating More Fruits Linked to Lower Diabetes Risk
Consuming more fruit juice associated with higher diabetes risk



Whole Fruits Tied to Lower Diabetes Risk
But fruit juices appeared to raise risk for type 2 disease in long-term study



Urine Test May Show Risk of Mental Decline in People With Type 2 Diabetes
Samples consistently containing protein tied to slowed information processing among older adults



In Type 2 Diabetes, Gut May 'Taste' Sugar Differently
Small study suggests people with condition absorb glucose more rapidly



Gene Variant Linked to Heart Disease in Type 2 Diabetes
Variant associated with glutamic acid metabolism



Study May Explain Why Some Obese People Don't Get Diabetes
Relatively low level of inflammation may hold the key, researchers say



Intestinal Sweet Taste Receptors Disordered in Diabetes
In acute hyperglycemia, T1R2 transcript levels down in healthy individuals, up in diabetes



Antipsychotic Use Among Youth Ups Type 2 Diabetes Risk
Elevated risk seen during first year of use; risk increases with increasing cumulative dose



Brain Atrophy Seen in Patients With Diabetes
Cortical atrophy in T2DM similar to patterns seen in preclinical Alzheimer's disease



Antipsychotic Drugs May Triple Kids' Diabetes Risk, Study Suggests
This class of drugs is increasingly used to treat children with ADHD, depression



Score Predicts 10-Year Risk of Dementia in Type 2 Diabetes
Score includes presence of diabetic foot disease, age, education, depression, and vascular disease



Simple Test May Spot Dementia Risk in Seniors With Diabetes
Scoring system based on risk factors predicted who would develop brain disease a decade later



Mediterranean Diet May Help Thwart Type 2 Diabetes, Study Finds
Low-carb diets also were associated with reduced risk



Depression Linked to Cognitive Decline in Type 2 Diabetes
Over 40-months, patients with depression showed greater cognitive decline on multiple tests



Depression in Diabetes Patients Linked to Dementia, Study Finds
Researchers say type 2 disease with depression associated with greater mental declines



Novel Soy Germ Pasta Improves Gastric Emptying Time
Findings in patients with type 2 diabetes, compared to consumption of regular pasta



Mediterranean Diet Reduces Stroke Risk in Some People
Counteracts effect of gene variant associated with increased glucose and lipids



Diet Choices May Help Diabetics Stave Off Kidney Disease
Fruit, protein and moderate alcohol intake tied to lower risk of chronic disease in study



High Blood Sugar Levels Tied to Small Increases in Dementia Risk
Elevated blood glucose may harm the brain, even in people without diabetes, researchers say



Metformin May Lower Risk of Prostate Cancer Death, Researchers Say
Diabetic men using the drug had higher survival rates in cancer study



No MI Rate Advantage for Aggressive T2DM Glucose Control
More aggressive strategies do not reduce rate of myocardial infarction or preserve renal function



Severe Hypoglycemia Ups Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes
Meta-analysis of cohort studies shows severe hypoglycemia linked with cardiovascular disease



Low Blood Sugar Levels May Pose Heart Risks for Diabetics, Review Suggests
The findings were based on six prior studies



Severe Hypoglycemia Common in Type 2 Diabetes
Highest risk for those with near-normal or very poor glycemic control



In Mice, Diabetes Drug Metformin Tied to Longer, Healthier Lives
Study corroborates other research showing the drug may have benefits beyond diabetes care



Diabetes Doesn't Seem to Affect Alzheimer's Disease Progression
Study looked at seniors' blood sugar tests along with their brain scans



Genetic Risk Score Linked to Increased Risk of Diabetes
Also linked to declines in glucose control and beta-cell function



People With Diabetes May Face Higher Disability Risk
Analysis finds they are roughly 50 percent more likely to have trouble with walking, daily self-care



Skipping Breakfast a Recipe for Heart Disease, Study Finds
Men who miss morning meal much more likely to suffer heart attack, research shows



Diabetes-Linked Amputations Declining, Study Finds
Although disease rates are rising, orthopedic treatments have improved, experts say



Weight Loss May Help Thwart Diabetes
Overweight study patients who shed pounds through lifestyle changes kept full-blown disease at bay



Gastric Surgery in Diabetes Changes Stimulus Response
Surgery improves glucose tolerance but worsens endogenous glucose production



Black Kids With Diabetes Less Likely to Get Eye Exams
Diabetic children at higher risk for retinopathy, which can lead to blindness, studies show



Early Diabetes Signs Often Missed in Alzheimer's Patients
Study uncovered high blood sugar levels in many participants



AAIC: Metformin Treatment Linked to Lower Dementia Risk
Initiating treatment with sulfonylureas, thiazolidinediones, and insulin does not lower risk



Diabetes Drug May Protect the Brain
Study found patients taking metformin were 20 percent less likely to develop dementia



Development of New Diabetes Drug Halted by Maker
Failure of aleglitazar might affect FDA deliberations on whether to ease restrictions on similar drug Avandia



Most Statin Users Won't Have Major Side Effects
However, large review found 9 percent higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes



Breast Milk Supply May Be Linked to Insulin Production: Study
Findings could have implications for prediabetic mothers, researchers say



Prior Hyperglycemia Limits the Effects of Exercise in Diabetes
Pretraining glucose levels influence the effect of exercise on glycemic control in type 2 diabetes



Diabetic Retinopathy Severity Inversely Tied to Cognition
Lower cognitive impairment scores, less dementia for patients with no/mild retinopathy



Pain Reliever Lowers Blood Sugar in Type 2 Diabetics, Study Says
But side effects of aspirin-like drug warrant further study



South Asian Men May Need More Exercise to Stay Healthy: Study
Researchers in Scotland compared their risk of diabetes to that of white men



Exercise Alone May Help Those With Type 2 Diabetes
Small study found it helped even if no other lifestyle changes were made



Diet-Exercise Combo Doesn't Cut Heart Risks in Type 2 Diabetes Patients
But study of overweight patients found lifestyle changes may prevent complications such as kidney failure, eye damage



Secondhand Smoke Exposure Tied to Increased Diabetes Risk
Increased rate of type 2 diabetes in women with childhood, adulthood secondhand smoke exposure



Depression in Women Tied to Diabetes, Cardiac Risk Factors
Correlation between depressive symptoms and BMI, insulin levels and resistance, C-reactive protein



Could Catching Up on Sleep Lower Your Diabetes Risk?
Early study supports weekend power sleeping



Skipping Breakfast May Raise Diabetes Risk
Overweight women who ate morning meal had lower blood sugar, better insulin response in small study



Initiating Statins Linked to Increased Risk of T2DM
Increased risk persists after adjustment; seen after initiation of simvastatin and atorvastatin



Increasing Red Meat Intake Ups Future Risk of T2DM
Increase of 0.5 servings/day linked to 48 percent increased risk in pooled analysis of three cohorts



Red Meat Linked to Increased Diabetes Risk
Large study finds higher consumption increases risk, but experts are at odds with findings



Short Strolls After Meals May Lower Diabetes Risk
Walking 15 minutes three times a day was better for blood sugar levels than one 45-minute walk, small study found



Depression, Antidepressant Use Linked to Future CVD Risk
For participants with type 2 diabetes, correlation seen with development of CVD risk over four years



Estrone Levels Predict Incident Type 2 Diabetes in Men
Findings based on analyses of men participating in the Framingham Heart Study generation 2



Low Blood Sugar May Raise Dementia Risk in Diabetics: Study
Overly aggressive glucose control might backfire in older patients, findings suggest



Even Mild Weight Loss May Lower Diabetes Risk in Obese Teens
Study worked with adolescents and their families to boost activity, healthy eating



Higher Vitamin D Linked to Reduced Diabetes Risk
Analysis pools results from 21 studies



Low Breast-Feeding Rate Linked to Early Deaths, Illnesses: Study
Cost to U.S. is $17 billion a year, researchers say, but experts question findings



Weight-Loss Surgery May Help Moderately Obese, Too
It reduces symptoms of type 2 diabetes, studies found, but surgical risks exist



Could Statins Raise Diabetes Risk?
Some popular brands associated with high blood sugar levels in study, but odds of problems are low



Studies Discuss Complications of Type 2 Diabetes in Youth
Series of studies, editorials discuss complications, including retinopathy, cardiovascular disease



Type 2 Diabetes Progresses Faster in Kids, Study Finds
High blood pressure, other complications seen in adolescence



Fish Oil Pills Might Cut Diabetes Risk, Researchers Say
Higher blood levels of a beneficial hormone seen in those who took the omega-3 supplements



Depression May Raise Low Blood Sugar Risk in Diabetics
Experts say biological changes or a lack of interest in self-care might be to blame



Body Fat Reduction Best Predicts Exercise-Induced HbA1c Change
Improved fitness also highly predictive of HbA1c changes in response to exercise



Money Motivates Weight Loss -- One Step at a Time
Obese adults embrace walking program to avoid hike in insurance premiums, study finds



For Men, Obesity in Youth Ups Cardiometabolic Risk by Age 55
Young obese men have increased risks, including type 2 diabetes, venous thromboembolism



How Weight-Loss Surgery Improves Diabetes Control
Key hormones, amino acids altered during digestion, study finds



Hormone Shows Potential as Diabetes Treatment in Mice
But it's too soon to think of trying it with humans, researchers say



One 12-Ounce Sweet Drink a Day Ups Risk of T2DM 22 Percent
Association for sweet drinks persists, even after adjustment for energy intake, body mass index



Diabetes Self-Care Improves Slowly, U.S. Report Finds
But nearly half of patients aren't meeting goals for blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol



NH-proBNP Strongly Predicts Cardiac Mortality in T2DM
Increased risk also seen in patients with only slightly elevated levels and without preexisting CV disease



Factors Weighing in on Long-Term Diabetes Survival Studied
Those able to survive more than 40 years are likely to have better glycemic, BP, lipid control



Calorie Reduction, Not Bypass Surgery, Ups Diabetes Control
Reduced calorie diet in absence of surgery has larger effect than after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass



BMI at T2DM Diagnosis Has U-Shaped Link With Mortality
Normal weight, obese patients have significantly increased mortality risk versus overweight



Could Coffee Bean Extract Help Control Blood Sugar?
Small study suggests supplement might help, but diabetes expert is skeptical



Risk of Comorbidities Up With Hypoglycemia in T2DM
Risk of cardiovascular events, hospitalization, mortality up with mild, severe hypoglycemia



Mercury Exposure Linked to Raised Diabetes Risk
Researchers suggest selecting seafood known to have lower levels of the metal



Primary Care Model Ups African Americans' Glycemic Control
Education, coaching, medication intensification approach beneficial in type 2 diabetes



Brisk Walking Equals Running for Heart Health: Study
Distance rather than speed reaps the benefits, researchers say



Study Suggests Link Between Hormone Melatonin and Type 2 Diabetes
Experts find an association, but aren't recommending supplementation



New Drug Approved for Type 2 Diabetes
Invokana blocks reabsorption of glucose by the kidneys



New Drug Approved for Type 2 Diabetes
Invokana blocks reabsorption of glucose by the kidneys



Diabetes Care for African-Americans Can Be Improved
Review shows health care-promoted interventions have potential to improve quality of T2DM care



FDA Approves 1st in New Class of Type 2 Diabetes Drugs
Invokana works by blocking reabsorption of glucose in body



Sleep Duration Affects Glycemic Control in Type 2 Diabetes
Patients with type 2 diabetes with either short or long sleep duration have poor glycemic control



Millions on Verge of Diabetes Don't Know It: CDC
Only 11 percent of the 79 million Americans with prediabetes aware they have the condition



Key Variables Examined in Gestational Diabetes Advance
Higher body mass, genetic factors, boost risk for early, late conversion to type 2



Can Green Tea, Coffee Reduce Stroke Risk?
Large Japanese study didn't prove cause and effect, however



Self-Monitoring of Blood Glucose Protocol Cuts hs-CRP
Correlation between reduction in high-sensitivity C-reactive protein and hemoglobin A1c



Cost of Diabetes Care in U.S. Keeps Climbing
Report says it topped $245 billion in 2012; increase reflects growing number of people with the disease



Glucagonlike Peptide 1-Based Tx Increases Pancreatitis Risk
Findings among adults with type 2 diabetes taking exenatide, sitagliptin phosphate



Countries With More Sugar in Food Supply Have More Diabetes
Global study strengthens tie between sweeteners and type 2 disease, experts say



Newest Diabetes Drugs Linked to Higher Pancreatitis Risk
Patients on Januvia, Byetta twice as likely to develop condition, study says



1 in 8 Americans Diagnosed With Type 2 Diabetes: Poll
Only 21 percent of those interviewed say they're well-versed on the disease, Harris Interactive/HealthDay survey finds