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Topic: Diabetes: Misc.



Should the Annual Physical Be Scrapped?
Harvard doctors argue for and against this medical ritual



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



Infant Heart Defect May Be Linked to Pre-Diabetic Sugar Levels in Pregnancy
Moderately increased glucose could be cause for concern, study suggests



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



More Evidence High-Fiber, Mediterranean Diet Is Good for You
Plant-based regimens can boost fatty acids that lower your risk for diabetes, heart disease, study says



Childhood Trauma May Boost Heart Disease Risk for a Lifetime
Learning how to manage stress effectively might help, experts say



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



Sedentary Behavior Linked to Heart Disease in Hispanics
Those who are least active face added health risks even if they exercise, study finds



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



Adult Obesity Rate Tops 30 Percent in Half of States
Highest rates found in the South and Midwest: report



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



Artificial Pancreas Works Well in Home Trial
Study found improved diabetes management in a real-world setting



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



'Organic Pollutants' Linked to Gestational Diabetes
High PCBs levels in early pregnancy associated with greater risk, study shows



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



Obamacare Likely to Spur Rise in Chronic Disease Diagnoses: Study
More with insurance may lead to better treatment of high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes



Very High-Calorie Diets Show How Overeating May Lead to Diabetes
In study, men consumed 6,000 calories daily for a week, with unhealthy results showing up within days



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



Health Tip: Choosing the Right Insulin Injection Site
Avoid injecting at the 'exact' same spot



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



Cutting Calories May Help You Fend Off Age-Linked Disease: Study
Smaller portions could lower risk of heart disease, diabetes, even in low-risk people



FDA Warns of Joint Pain Tied to Common Type 2 Diabetes Drugs
Agency advises users with such symptoms to contact their doctor



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



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



Insulin Pumps Nearly Halve Risk of Heart Disease Death for Type 1 Diabetics
Better blood sugar control, greater education may help explain results, researchers say



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



Health Tip: Diabetes Can Take a Toll on Teeth and Mouth
Here's how it can affect pearly whites



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



Stand, Don't Sit, to Get Healthier, Researchers Say
Even if you exercise, sitting for long periods linked to higher blood sugar, cholesterol levels



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



Heart Disease, Alzheimer's Linked by Common Risk Factors
Study finds diabetes, smoking and obesity also affect brain areas tied in memory



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



Common Diabetes Meds Tied to Lower Risk for Parkinson's
Study can't prove cause and effect, but saw dip in odds for people taking drugs such as Actos and Avandia



Study Refutes Notion That Diabetes Drug Actos Raises Bladder Cancer Risk
Outcome data for more than 200,000 U.S. diabetes patients fails to show a link



Psoriasis Drug May Help Preserve Pancreas Cells in Type 1 Diabetes
Used early after diagnosis, drug appears to have long-lasting effects, study reports



Type 1 Diabetes Linked to Higher Risk of Dementia
Study found people with blood sugar disorder were about 80 percent more likely to have memory troubles



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



Insured Americans Up to 3 Times Likelier to Get Preventive Care: CDC
Type of coverage doesn't matter, researchers say



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



Health Tip: Controlling Diabetes During Hot Weather
Drink lots of water, and check blood sugar often



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



Study Questions Safety of Chemicals Used in Plastic Consumer Products
Researchers say they see link to risk of high blood pressure and diabetes in children



Cost a Barrier to Healthier Diets for Diabetic Kids, Study Shows
Why many parents of children with type 1 diabetes struggle to provide better food choices



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



Chronic Ills May Add Up to a Shortened Life Span
Study finds combination of diabetes, heart disease and stroke can cut up to 15 years of life expectancy



Promise From a New Weight-Loss Drug
Two-thirds who took Saxenda lost 5 percent of body weight, study shows



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



New Trial Tests Whether TB Shot Fights Type 1 Diabetes
Researchers will look at effects in people with longstanding disease



Health Tip: If You Have Peripheral Neuropathy
Always protect your feet



Certain Diabetes Drugs May Aid Weight Loss by Curbing Cravings
Medications called GLP-1 receptor agonists appear to change brain's response to food, researchers say



Exercise Can Cut Risk of Pregnancy-Related Diabetes: Study
Women who were more physically active while expecting also were about 2 pounds lighter



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



Diabetes Drug Metformin May Lower Glaucoma Risk
Study found people with highest dose were 25 percent less likely to develop eye condition



Average New Yorker Sits 7 Hours Each Day: Study
Rates may even be higher, and experts warn that too little daily activity can cause serious harm



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



Low-Income Southerners at Highest Risk for Vision Loss
Restricted access to eye and health care likely to blame, study authors suggest



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



Baby's Gender May Influence Mom's Diabetes Risk
Carrying sons linked to gestational diabetes, girls to later type 2 risk, researchers say



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



Shift Work Linked to Health Problems
Excess weight, sleep issues more common among those with changing schedules, study finds



Immune System Genes May Change With the Seasons: Study
Altered activity could explain why some diseases are worse in some months than others, researchers say



Health Tip: Store Diabetes Supplies Safely
Avoid extreme temperatures



Many Aging Boomers Face Chronic Illness, But Death Rate Is Falling: CDC
Report finds nearly half need a heart drug, almost a fifth are diabetic



Health Tip: Living With Diabetes and Heart Disease
Suggestions for dealing with this double whammy



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



Diabetes Drug May Not Guard Against Pancreatic Cancer
Survival not significantly different from patients who didn't take metformin, study finds



More Kids With Type 1 Diabetes Facing Dangerous Complication
Diabetic ketoacidosis can prove serious; researchers point to lack of insurance leading to late diagnosis



Could High-Dose Insulin Prevent Type 1 Diabetes in High-Risk Kids?
Study found daily capsules of the natural hormone triggered protective immune response



Remote Amazon Tribe Members Have Greater Germ Diversity in Their Bodies
Finding suggests that 'Western' lifestyle may be driving diseases like asthma, diabetes, obesity



Kids With Type 1 Diabetes Face Much Higher Hospitalization Rates
British study finds fivefold jump in admissions, especially for the youngest, poorest patients



To Protect Your Aging Brain, Start With Exercise
New report also suggests quitting smoking, managing health conditions and socializing



Is Gestational Diabetes Linked to Autism?
High blood sugar might interfere with normal brain development, researcher says



Health Tip: Diabetics Who Compete
Follow these safety suggestions



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



Night Owls Run Higher Risk of Health Problems, Study Finds
Even with the same amount of sleep as early risers, they were more prone to diabetes, muscle loss



Gestational Diabetes Drug Might Raise Babies' Complication Risk
Study links glyburide to more infant intensive care and respiratory distress



Connection Between Diabetes, Advanced Breast Cancer Detected in Study
Findings suggest need to modify screening methods



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



FDA OKs New Drug for Diabetes-Linked Eye Condition
Eylea injections appear to ease diabetic retinopathy, studies show



Eylea Approval Expanded to Include Diabetic Retinopathy
Among people with diabetic macular edema



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



Why Isn't There Any Cheap, Generic Insulin?
Unique development of medication allowed drug makers to extend patents for decades, review says



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



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



Study Suggests Link Between Adult Diabetes, Exposure to Smoke in Womb
Review of daughters hints at increased risk in middle age



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



Healthy Living in Middle Age Keeps Heart Failure at Bay Decades Later
Avoid obesity, hypertension, diabetes and you may live up to 13 more years without the illness, study finds



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



Study Compares Drugs for Diabetes-Linked Eye Disease
Eylea has slight advantage over Avastin, Lucentis for people with macular edema, but cost is an issue



Minority Kids Less Likely to Get Latest Type 1 Diabetes Care, Study Finds
Experts aren't sure what's causing differences in insulin pump use, blood sugar levels



Smoking During Pregnancy May Raise Diabetes Risk for Daughters: Study
Being lean did not protect against blood sugar disease, researcher notes



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



Lucentis Approved for Diabetic Retinopathy
Among diabetics with macular edema



Type 1 Diabetes More Deadly for Women Than Men, Study Finds
Experts aren't sure why, but say better treatment and support needed for both sexes



FDA Approves 1st Drug for Diabetic Retinopathy
To be used in those with diabetic macular edema, injections fight leading cause of blindness



Change in Gut Bacteria May Precede Type 1 Diabetes in Kids
Small study offers hope for a diagnostic test some day, researchers say



1 in 5 Younger Diabetics Lacks Good Medical Care, Study Says
CDC team found 19 percent hadn't seen a doctor within last 6 months



Blood Test Aims to Detect Parkinson's in Early Stages
Researchers also hope it will help doctors track treatment



Too Much Alcohol at Midlife Raises Stroke Risk, Study Finds
The danger zone: more than 2 drinks daily



Diabetes Patients Lax With Meds If Diagnosed With Cancer, Study Finds
Effect was more pronounced if cancer had a grim prognosis



Eczema Linked to Other Health Problems
Study finds higher risk of heart disease, stroke in people with the skin condition



Diabetes-Related Foot Condition Often Missed
Charcot foot can lead to deformity, disability if not treated in time, experts say



Realistic Targets May Boost Exercise Rates, Experts Say
For those who are inactive, any activity may be better than none



Pizza Takes a Slice Out of Kids' Health, Study Finds
Children, teens consume more calories, fat and salt on days they eat this American staple



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



Type 1 Diabetes Linked to Lower Life Expectancy in Study
But, second study suggests that intensive blood sugar management can make a difference



Study Debunks Notion of 'Healthy Obesity'
Very heavy people slip into poor health over time, researchers find



1 in 3 People With Type 1 Diabetes Still Produce Insulin, Study Says
More likely for patients diagnosed as adults



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



Diabetes May Affect Kids' Brain Growth, Study Reports
But there was no effect on thinking and memory skills, researchers say



Asians Need Type 2 Diabetes Screening at Lower Body Weight: Experts
ADA says this group tends to put on pounds around the waist, a particularly bad spot for diabetes risk



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



Global Life Expectancy Continues to Climb
Women have slightly greater gains than men, study finds



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



Progress Still Needed on 'Race Gap' in Older Americans' Health
Blacks have made some gains, especially in the West, but whites still fare better overall, study finds



Free Clinics Run by Med Students on the Rise
More than half of all medical students are involved in such clinics, study says



Painkiller Tramadol Linked to Low Blood Sugar
Study finds the drug may be riskier than expected



Obesity-Related Ills May Shave Up to 8 Years Off Your Life: Study
Excess weight also shortens the time you live free of chronic diseases that lower quality of life, researchers say



Could a 'Mediterranean' Diet Extend Your Life?
Study points to genetic signs that the antioxidant-rich regimen might boost longevity



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



Health Tip: Easing the Stress of Diabetes
Make sure you get enough exercise



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



Exercise Might Not Help Some Type 2 Diabetics Control Their Blood Sugar
Study suggests that about 20 percent of patients carry 'exercise-resistant' genes



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



Type 1 Diabetes Lowered Survival in Study
Better blood sugar management helped, but risk during 14-year period was still doubled



Study Finds No Added Benefit From Routine Heart Scans for Diabetics
Proper management of disease is best way to reduce heart attack risk, researchers say



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



Most in U.S. Aren't Suitable Kidney Donors, Study Says
Health or financial reasons disqualify more than 75 percent, researchers report



Undiagnosed Sleep Problems May Be Common Among Firefighters
These disorders linked to risk for car accidents and poor health, study suggests



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



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



Type 1 Diabetes Increasing Among White American Kids
Children 5 to 9 years old hardest hit, study finds



Gestational Diabetes May Influence Daughter's Weight Later
Girls' risk of being overweight may be more than tripled, study finds



Health Tip: Breast-feeding With Diabetes
Potential benefits for both mom and baby



Early Study Points to Diabetes Drug Controlled by Light
In lab, exposure to blue light activated medication, but experts stress that much more research is needed



Race Doesn't Affect Obesity's Toll on Health
Obese blacks were no more or less likely to die early than were obese whites, research shows



Smoking-Related Illnesses in U.S. Total 14 Million, Report Finds
Many Americans suffer from multiple conditions related to cigarettes



Stem Cell Success Raises Hopes of Type 1 Diabetes Cure
In laboratory, researchers have developed insulin-producing beta cells



Fried Foods Linked to Raised Risk of Diabetes in Pregnancy
Seven or more weekly portions of greasy fare may double odds, researchers say



U.S. Life Expectancy Hits Record High of Nearly 79 Years: CDC
Lifestyle changes cited as reason for gains, researchers 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



Heart Bypass Patients May Not Need Tight Blood Sugar Control: Study
Survival rates similar for those with looser glucose limits, trial finds



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



Study Compares Insulin Regimens for Type 1 Diabetes
Long-acting versions may beat intermediate-acting forms of the medicine for safety, effectiveness



Healthy Lifestyle Before Pregnancy May Cut Gestational Diabetes Risk
Factors that appear to lower odds include healthy weight, exercise and no smoking



Gene Study Finds No Proof Vitamin D Guards Against Type 2 Diabetes
Some past research had suggested a possible benefit against the disease



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 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



Healthy Lifestyle Changes Linked to Reduced Risk for Dementia
Never too late to take steps to help avoid the memory-robbing disorder, researchers say



Traffic Pollution Linked to Higher Levels of Obesity Hormone
Findings could help explain association between dirty air, risk for heart disease, researchers say



Diabetics Face Much Greater Risk of Heart Damage, Study Says
Ultra-sensitive test detects trouble even with normal cholesterol, researchers find



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



Golden Retriever Study Sniffs for Cancer Clues
Researchers enrolling 3,000 dogs to learn about risk factors for canine disease



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



Can Prediabetes Raise Risk of Certain Cancers?
Study found link to breast, colon, liver and other tumors



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



Getting Healthier a Big Money-Saver for People With Diabetes
Sticking with a fitness and nutrition plan can save more than $500 a year in health-care costs, study finds



Blacks May Face Higher Risk of Diabetes-Linked Vision Loss
Diabetic macular edema seems to strike some types of patients more frequently



Health Tip: Reducing Your Chances of Heart Disease if You Have Diabetes
Keep risk factors in check



Nearly 1 in 5 Americans Drinks at Least 1 Soda a Day: CDC
Of 18 states surveyed, Mississippi had highest rate with 32 percent of adults downing a daily soda



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



Women, Blacks Hit Harder by Heart Disease Risk Factors
High blood pressure, diabetes play the biggest roles, new research reports



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



The 'Bear' Facts on Obesity and Diabetes
Hibernating grizzlies offer new clues to common human ailments, scientists say



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



Jardiance Approved for Type 2 Diabetes
Blocks re-absorption of blood sugar by kidneys



Big Jump in Doctor's Office Visits for Young Adults With Diabetes
Overall, 1 in 10 consultations in the U.S. now involves a person with the illness, CDC says



Healthy Habits May Help Childhood Cancer Survivors Avoid Chronic Ills
Lifestyle choices influence long-term outcomes, researcher says



Healthy 'Brown Fat' May Cut Odds for Obesity, Diabetes
Study confirmed it helps regulate blood sugar levels, increases insulin sensitivity in people with more of it



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



Life Skills, Parenting Classes May Cut Inflammation in Poor Kids
That, in turn, may help reduce health ills, such as diabetes and heart disease, researcher says



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



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



Older Adults Can Safely Donate a Kidney, Study Finds
No greater risk for heart disease, diabetes or death among donors, researchers say



Severe Obesity Cuts Up to 14 Years Off Life: Study
As weight climbs, so do related deaths from heart disease, diabetes and cancer, researchers say



Aerobic/Strength Training Combo May Be Best Workout for Diabetics
In study, people with type 2 disease had better blood sugar control when both modes used



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



Health Tip: Recognize Symptoms of Diabetes
Early detection can help prevent serious complications



Gut Cells May Be Coaxed to Make Insulin for People With Type 1 Diabetes
Early study in mouse and human cells shows promise, but more research is needed



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



Inhaled Medication Afrezza Approved to Treat Diabetes
A rapid-acting inhaled insulin



Nursing Home Care May Be Out of Reach for Many Aging 'Boomers': Study
Price tag for 1 year of institutionalized care is now about $84,000, federal report says



People With Heart Disease, Diabetes May Be More Likely to Stay on Statins
Study also finds former smokers, overweight better at taking cholesterol-lowering drugs as prescribed



Cooler Indoor Temps May Help 'Good Fat' Grow
In small study, levels of healthy brown fat in men rose as thermostats were turned down



Gut Microbes Differ in Obese or Diabetic People, Study Finds
There's been research to suggest that changes in 'good' intestinal bacteria could affect health



Health Tip: Helping Somone With Diabetes
Find out if the person is overwhelmed



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



Rising Stroke Rate for Blacks in South Carolina, Study Finds
Increase in stroke risk factors such as diabetes and high blood pressure may be to blame, researchers say



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



1 in 10 Moms-to-Be Develop Pregnancy-Linked Diabetes: CDC
Obesity a major risk factor for condition that causes problems for both mother and baby, experts say



'Walkable' Neighborhoods May Help Cut Diabetes Rates
Residents of areas that encourage walking also have lower obesity rates, Canadian research shows



'Bionic Pancreas' Improves Blood Sugar Control for People With Type 1 Diabetes
Device removes guesswork from insulin therapy, reduces low blood sugar episodes, study finds



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



Scientists Reverse Type 1 Diabetes in Mice
Finding might lead one day to new ways to treat humans with blood sugar disease, researchers say



Experts Revise Optimum Blood Sugar Level for Kids With Type 1 Diabetes
Targeted levels are made lower, but young patients need individualized care, ADA guideline says



Gut Bacteria in Young Diabetic Kids Show Differences
Findings suggest diet might someday play preventive role, researchers say



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



U.S. Diabetes Cases Jump to 29 Million: CDC
Nearly 1 in 10 people now face higher risks for various ills linked to the blood sugar disease, report finds



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



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



Weight-Loss Surgery May Ease Type 2 Diabetes Long-Term
New 15-year study says these procedures outperform regular care for obese patients



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



For Obese Diabetics, Weight-Loss Surgery May Work Best
Those who had gastric bypass dropped the most weight, some saw their type 2 diabetes disappear, studies found



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



Diabetes May Be Bigger Threat to the Female Heart: Study
Women with diabetes face 40 to 50 percent greater risk of heart disease than men with diabetes, researchers say



Adults With Autism at Risk for Many Health Problems: Study
Research shows rates of mental, physical problems higher in these patients than among other adults



Intensive Insulin Therapy Might Aid Diabetics After Heart Attack
Study suggests tight blood sugar control ups survival, but recent medical advances may also play role



Diabetics Fare Well After Kidney Transplants, Study Finds
Five-year survival rates now similar to transplants in people without diabetes



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



Health Tip: Risk Factors for Type 2 Diabetes
Some you can control, others you can't



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



Scientists Find New Way to Observe 'Good' Brown Fat
Information from MRI scans might help in obesity, diabetes research



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



Tanzeum Approved for Type 2 Diabetes
Along with diet and exercise



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



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



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



Depressed Diabetics May Face Higher Risk of Kidney Disease
Study suggests connection is more about physical changes than patients' self-care



Blindness Rates Dropping Worldwide, Study Finds
But more could be done to improve vision loss, researchers say



Childhood Abuse May Lead to Health Ills in Adulthood
Might trigger hormone problems linked to obesity, diabetes, study suggests



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



Diabetes Linked With Lower Cancer Survival: Study
Diabetic people may have issues that complicate and hamper cancer care, researchers say



Pregnancy-Related Diabetes Tied to Future Heart Risk
20-year study compared thickness of neck arteries



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



Lack of Sleep Compounds Health Problems for Obese Teens: Study
Researchers report it was independently associated with higher risk of heart disease, diabetes



Overweight Moms May Have Dangerously Big Babies
Excessive weight gain leads to serious problems for mothers and infants, study suggests



Obesity Rates Triple in Canada
More than one in five will be obese by 2019, study says



FDA's New Food Labels Would Focus on Calories, Sugar Content
Another goal: give consumers a better understanding of realistic serving sizes



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



Health Tip: Moisturize Your Diabetic Feet
Helps prevent cracking and drying



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



Heavy Kids Exposed to Everyday Chemicals May Face More Heart Risks
Endocrine system might be disrupted by these water, stain repellants, study says



Myalept Approved for Rare Fat Tissue Disorder
Drug is meant for people with deficiency of the hormone leptin



Outpatient Care for Kidney Disease May Lead to Complications
Small study found side effects such as low blood sugar, high potassium, severe dizziness



Food Price Hikes May Affect Those With Type 2 Diabetes
USDA study finds glucose levels increase as produce, low-fat dairy become more costly



For a Sugar-Free Valentine's Day...
Here are some alternative gifts for a loved one with diabetes



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



FDA to Investigate Diabetes Drug Saxagliptin for Possible Heart Failure Risk
Marketed as Onglyza and Kombiglyze XR, drug appears to have no effect on heart attack or stroke risk



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



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



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



Many New Mothers Skip Important 6-Week Checkup, Study Finds
At these appointments, obstetrician reviews pregnancy, makes transition to primary care



Diabetes Does Not Worsen Outcomes of Cervical Laminoplasty
Patients with and without diabetes with cervical spondylotic myelopathy experience similar benefits



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



Scientists Generate Insulin-Producing Cells in Diabetic Mice
If early results translate to humans, need for daily injections might be eliminated in future, researchers say



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



Shivering, Like Exercise, May Help Boost Weight Loss
When you shiver, your body converts white fat to healthier brown fat, study finds



Health Tip: If You've Been Diagnosed With Pre-Diabetes
Commit to eating healthier



Blood Sugar Monitoring System Approved for Children
However, device didn't perform as well in kids as in adults, FDA says



FDA Approves Continuous Glucose Monitoring System for Children
However, device doesn't perform as well in children as in adults, FDA says



Controlling Blood Pressure, Cholesterol May Not Boost Brain Health for Diabetics
Study found no effect, but longer-term trials may be needed to see a benefit, experts add



Adipose Tissue Macrophage Iron Content Altered in Obesity
Reduction in percentage of iron-rich macrophages; ATMs undergo inflammatory shift in obesity



Another Win for the Mediterranean-Style Diet
Firefighters who followed it most closely saw less weight gain, lower risk of heart trouble



January 2014 Briefing - Diabetes & Endocrinology



High Estrogen Levels Plus Diabetes May Boost Dementia Risk
Study of older women found having more of hormone from fat tissue after age 65 unwise



High Estradiol Levels Linked to Dementia in Women
Risk even higher in women who also have diabetes



Risk of Flu-Linked Hospitalization Up for Adults With Diabetes
Increase in all-cause hospitalization; no increase in flu-like illness, pneumonia and flu



Diabetes With Obesity Ups Liver Transplant Morbidity
However, these concomitant risk factors do not appear to affect recipient survival



Most Patients at Diabetes Risk Consider Themselves Healthy
Although most docs discuss weight and physical activity, these factors are at lowest at-goal rates



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



Scientists ID New Genes Linked to Belly Fat
Findings could advance efforts to develop personalized obesity treatments, researchers say



Chinese Herb Capsule May Help Reduce Progression to Diabetes
Tianqi mixture of 10 herbs safe and effective for reducing incidence of T2DM in subjects with IGT



Sleep During the Day May Throw Genes Into Disarray
Study might explain why health problems are more common among night workers



Chocolate, Tea, Berries May Cut Diabetes Risk: Study
Substances found in some people's favorite foods appear to benefit blood sugar, inflammation levels



Markers Other Than HbA1c Useful for Monitoring Diabetes
Fructosamine and glycated albumin measure short-term glycemic control



PAs, NPs Are Effective in Team-Based Diabetes Care
Populations served, goals important to consider in defining roles on care teams



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



Gene Mutation Not Linked to Vascular Complications
No association between glucokinase mutations and clinically significant complications



USPSTF Recommends GDM Screening After 24 Weeks
Insufficient evidence to evaluate benefits and harms of screening before 24 weeks



U.S. Panel Urges Diabetes Screening for All Pregnant Women
Preventive Services Task Force recommends blood sugar test after 24 weeks of pregnancy



Health Tip: Is Your Blood Sugar Low at Night?
Sweating while sleeping may be a warning sign



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 + Extra-Virgin Olive Oil Cuts Diabetes Risk
Dietary changes without weight loss reduce risk among adults at high risk of cardiovascular disease



Tibial Nerve Decompression Doesn't Cut Cross-Sectional Area
Patients with painful diabetic polyneuropathy have a larger cross-sectional area, thickness to width ratio



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



December 2013 Briefing - Diabetes & Endocrinology



Health Tip: Take Care of Your Glucose Meter
And make sure you know how to use it



Many Patients With Diabetes Not Getting Needed Eye Care
Less than half of those with diabetic macular edema were told that their eyes were affected



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



Walk More to Cut Heart Attack and Stroke Risk, Study Suggests
People with pre-diabetes appear to benefit from adding extra steps to their daily stroll



Anxiety Tied to Stroke Risk in Study
But direct link not proven



Many With Diabetes Don't Realize Disease Can Harm Vision
Researchers say patient education, more proactive care could stop damage in most cases



Antiviral Treatment Benefits Patients With Diabetes
HCV treatment may lower risk of end-stage renal disease, stroke, acute coronary syndrome



Periodontal Treatment Doesn't Up Glycemic Control in T2DM
No significant difference in mean HbA1c levels with non-surgical periodontal tx among diabetes patients



Typical Gum Disease Treatments Won't Help Ease Diabetes, Study Finds
Despite ties between the two illnesses, gum therapies didn't help with blood-sugar control



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



Health Tip: How Diabetes Affects Oral Health
It raises risk of gum disease



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



AACR: Diabetes Linked to HCC Risk Across Ethnic Groups
Highest risk seen for Latinos; estimated 26 percent of HCC cases in Latinos due to diabetes



Genetic Risk Score Linked With Prior Gestational Diabetes
But does not predict progression to diabetes or influence response to disease intervention



Study Explores Links Between Leptin, Ghrelin and Barrett's
In men, leptin linked to Barrett's, especially in those with GERD; ghrelin also linked to Barrett's



Health Tip: Traveling for the Holidays With Diabetes
Don't forget medication and supplies



Eye Care Use Low Among Low-Income Blacks With Diabetes
Utilization particularly low for young patients



Vitamin D Deficiency Associated With Gestational Diabetes
CYP24A1 protein production, mRNA expression up in placental tissue from women with GDM



Poor People With Diabetes May Miss Out on Eye Care
Younger patients overlooked more often, study finds



Many at Risk for Diabetes and Don't Know It, Study Finds
Doctors may not be discussing ways to avoid developing the blood sugar disease, researchers say



November 2013 Briefing - Diabetes & Endocrinology



Racial Disparities Persist in Diabetes Care Outcomes
Black patients lag in recommended care even in setting of patient-centered medical home



Health Tip: Keep Diabetes in Check
Suggestions for holiday eating



Age at First Childbirth Influences Later Diabetes Risk
Childbirth at ≤19 years independently linked to increased odds of diabetes post menopause



Daily Text Messages Improve Diabetes Outcomes
Diabetes control and medication adherence improve; fewer trips to the emergency room



Higher Spending on Poor Leg Circulation May Not Pay Off
Amputation rate for peripheral artery disease was similar despite wide variance in treatment costs between regions



Risk of Hospitalized Fall Injury Up for Seniors With Diabetes
Risk factors include history of falling, poor standing balance, HbA1c ≥8 percent



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



Health Tip: Exercise Advice for Those With Diabetes
For starters, figure out the best time of day



Guidelines Issued for Managing Diabetes in Pregnancy
Guidelines recommend universal testing for diabetes early in pregnancy, evidence-based care



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



AAPS: Breathalyzer May Be Useful to Monitor Blood Glucose
Non-invasive device measures a marker of blood glucose levels



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



Soaring Prices, Not Demand, Behind Massive Hike in U.S. Health Spending
Major survey of U.S. health care trends yields surprises



Urine Test May Spot Heart, Kidney Risk in Kids With Type 1 Diabetes
Screening could help identify those who would benefit from early treatment, researchers say



Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy Prevalent in Youth With T2DM
Prevalence of DPN significantly higher among youth with type 2 diabetes than type 1 diabetes



Diabetes Greatly Raises Younger Women's Heart Risk: Study
For those under 60, diabetes quadruples the risk of heart disease, bringing it on par with men



Family Planning Program for Teens With Diabetes Effective
Greater knowledge and willingness to discuss reproductive health



October 2013 Briefing - Diabetes & Endocrinology



New Drug May Someday Battle Obesity and Diabetes
Mouse studies found it did double duty; human trials too short to see effect, researchers report



Scientists Report Transplant Advance for Type 1 Diabetes
Used in single patient, special chamber may allow implantation of insulin-producing cells without rejection



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



Weight-Loss Surgery Seems to Beat Diet and Exercise
Study finds surgery more effective at least two years out



Health Tip: Caring for Calluses
It's especially important for diabetics



Intestinal Barrier Sleeve Shows Benefit in Rat Model of Diabetes
Reduction in body weight from loss of fat mass; improvements in glucose, lipid homeostasis



California Teens Drinking More Sugary Drinks: Report
Daily consumption of soda, sports and energy drinks contributes to obesity crisis, experts warn



Inpatient Diabetes Education Linked to Lower Readmissions
Findings seen for all-cause 30-day readmissions and to a lesser extent 180-day readmissions



In Diabetes Patients, QOL Similar Two Years After CABG, PCI
FREEDOM trial substudy looks at functional status after revascularization for multi-vessel disease



Diabetes May Outrank Weight Measurement When It Comes to Weight-Loss Surgery
Age and smoking status are also key factors when thinking about procedure, study shows



Bypass May Beat Angioplasty for Diabetics With Heart Disease
Study found higher quality of life after bypass than with less-invasive angioplasty



People With Type 1 Diabetes May Still Have Insulin-Producing Cells
Finding indicates these cells could possibly be replenished, researchers say



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



Health Tip: Understanding Gestational Diabetes
Listen to your doctors advice



High Blood Sugar May Raise Risk for Surgical Wound Problems: Study
Important for diabetics to get glucose levels under control before procedures, authors say



Smokers With Diabetes More Likely to Attempt Quitting
Occurrence of quit attempts 13 percent higher among adults with diagnosed diabetes



Exercise May Be As Effective As Drugs for Some Conditions
But diuretics more effective than exercise for lowering mortality in heart failure



ECC: Diabetes May Lead to More Breast, Colorectal Cancer
Diabetes status also tied to increased cancer-specific mortality



September 2013 Briefing - Diabetes & Endocrinology



Gel May Offer Simple Treatment for Newborns With Low Blood Sugar
However, U.S. experts say inexpensive medication is promising but needs more research



Common Diabetes Drugs May Carry Risk, Study Suggests
Patients taking sulfonylureas had a higher death risk than those on metformin, researchers say



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



Parenthood May Reduce Diabetes-Related Death Risk, Study Suggests
Benefits more pronounced for women than men, researchers contend



Psoriasis Drug May Help Treat Type 1 Diabetes: Report
Alefacept appeared to reduce need for insulin in study



Child's Chronic Illness Can Affect the Whole Family
Care demands can create more stress than severity of illness, researchers say



Cost and Perceived Need Barriers to Diabetes Eye Care
Findings among adults with diabetes not seeking annual eye care in the previous 12 months



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



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



Whole-Body MRI Helps Predict CVD Burden in Diabetes Patients
Findings independent of other established clinical or laboratory markers



Poorer Outcomes After Non-Cardiac Surgery in DM
Diabetes linked to increased odds of 30-day post-op mortality, complications, and expenses



Autonomic Dysfunction Predicts Cardiovascular Events in T2DM
And, cardiovascular autonomic neuropathy is associated with severe hypoglycemia



Two Studies Highlight Benefits of Electronic Health Records
New record-keeping method may help improve diabetes care, tracking of childhood growth disorders, studies say



Performance-for-Pay Incentives Improve Cardiovascular Care
And, use of EHRs linked to reduced emergency department visits, hospitalizations in diabetes



Telephone-Based Care Ups Pediatric Diabetes Management
More than half of all calls resolved without further referral, leading to potential cost-savings



Gestational Diabetes Tied to Increased Sleep Apnea Risk
Pregnant women with gestational diabetes lose over an hour of sleep each night



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



New Diabetes Drug Seems Safe for Heart, Study Finds
Onglyza study reflects new cautious approach to oversight of diabetes medicines, experts say



August 2013 Briefing - Diabetes & Endocrinology



Health Tip: If Your Child Has Diabetes
How to prepare for a field trip



Hormone Test May Indicate Risk of Gestational Diabetes
Low levels of adiponectin prior to pregnancy may identify women at high risk for GDM



Gene May Raise Diabetics' Chances of Heart Disease
People with type 2 diabetes plus a certain variant of DNA had 36 percent higher risk, study found



T2DM Family Hx Tied to Higher Prediabetes Risk in Non-Obese
Family history of type 2 diabetes ups prediabetes risk by 26 percent, but link only seen in non-obese



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



Sleep Apnea Seen in Pregnant Women With Gestational Diabetes
Small study finds they face higher risk of the night-time breathing disorder



Leukocyte Telomere Length Linked to Diabetes Risk
American Indians with shortest versus longest telomere length have almost two-fold increased risk



Pregnancy Linked to Sleep Apnea, Especially With GDM
Gestational diabetes linked to increased odds of obstructive sleep apnea, after adjustment for BMI



Family History of Diabetes Makes 'Prediabetes' More Likely, Study Finds
However, the effect was strongest for people who were not obese



Ultrawide Field Retinal Imaging Improves Telehealth Evaluation
Image evaluation time was also reduced significantly for diabetic retinopathy with UWFI



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



Oral Fluoroquinolones Linked to Dysglycemia Risk in Diabetes
Hypoglycemia risk varies by fluoroquinolone, but most common with moxifloxacin



Plastics Chemicals May Boost Kids' Risk for Obesity, Diabetes
Studies tied phthalates, BPA to insulin resistance, higher body fat



Insulin Pumps Better Than Injections for Kids With Type 1 Diabetes: Study
Over a median of 3.5 years, the devices worked better at controlling blood sugar, researchers say



Severe Hypoglycemia in Diabetes Tied to Cardiac Disease
Patients with type 1, type 2 diabetes experience severe HTN, hypokalemia, QT prolongation



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



Metformin Usually Adequate for Control of Gestational Diabetes
About 26 percent of women initially treated with metformin require supplemental insulin



Certain Antibiotics Tied to Blood Sugar Swings in Diabetics
Drugs such as Cipro, Avelox were most implicated, but experts say other factors may be at play



Liraglutide Augments Weight Loss in Pre-Type 2 Diabetes
Significantly more weight loss; improved insulin resistance, SBP, glucose, triglycerides



Link Between Obesity, Diabetes and Death Risk Is Complicated
In large U.S. study, body weight mattered more for non-diabetics



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



Mediterranean Diet May Counter Genetic Risk of Stroke
People who consumed plenty of nuts or olive oil fared better in study



First-Trimester Biomarker May Help Identify Early GDM Risk
Glycosylated fibronectin may identify women in first trimester at risk for gestational diabetes



Italian Study Shows Gender Disparity in Diabetes Care
Patient and physician attitudes can play an important role in process measures and outcomes



Higher Glucose Levels Linked to Increased Dementia Risk
Significantly increased risk of dementia seen for older adults with and without diabetes



Psoriasis, Other Medical Conditions May Be Linked, Study Says
As skin disorder worsened, likelihood of multiple diseases rose, researchers found



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



Walking to Work Tied to Lower Diabetes Risk
Car commuters have higher blood pressure, more obesity, U.K. study also found



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



Could Dietary Tweaks Ease Type 1 Diabetes?
Foods rich in amino and fatty acids may help preserve insulin production, study suggests



Rare Eye Disease Leaves People Without an Iris
Aniridia, a genetic disorder, can cause blindness as well as metabolic illnesses, experts say



July 2013 Briefing - Diabetes & Endocrinology



Diabetes Testing Strips Recalled for Potential False Readings
Batches of Nova Max Glucose Test Strips could give erroneous, overly high blood sugar readings



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



Review Estimates Risk of Physical Disability in Diabetes
Meta-analysis including 26 studies shows significantly increased risk of disability



FDA Sends Warnings to Makers of Illegal Diabetes Treatments
Products make false claims, could be unsafe and may delay proven therapies, agency says



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



Lower Extremity Amputations Fall in Medicare Patients
Drastic amputations at proximal levels drop, while orthopedic treatments for diabetic foot ulcer rise



Type 1 Diabetes Hope: Animal-to-Human Cell Transplants
Researchers working with rodents say they're one step closer



Bacteria Infection Risk May Be Higher for Pregnant Women With Diabetes
But hospital-related infection not more likely with gestational-type diabetes



Meeting Dual HbA1c & LDL-C Goals Improves Diabetes Care
Greater clinical, economic benefit seen with meeting both goals versus either alone



Quitting Smoking May Boost Diabetes Risk Slightly in Older Women
But heart and lung benefits outweigh the risk, expert says



Post-Breast Cancer, Metformin Has No Effect on Mortality
No effect seen on all-cause, cancer-specific death for women with breast cancer and diabetes



Sucralose Affects Response to Oral Glucose Load in Obese
For obese who do not use non-nutritive sweetener, sucralose affects glycemic, insulin response



Salsalate Improves Glycemic Control in Type 2 Diabetes
But drug also has some undesirable cardiac and renal effects



June 2013 Briefing - Diabetes & Endocrinology



Medicare Savings Coming for Diabetic Supplies
Some seniors on fee-for-service plans may need to change ordering method



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



American Diabetes Association, June 21-25, 2013



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



Acute Hypoglycemia Impairs Executive Cognitive Function
Study finds effect size large in terms of accuracy and time needed to complete tasks



Socioecological Factors Contribute to Diabetes Epidemic
American Diabetes Association calls for public health environmental approach



ADA: Lifestyle Changes Have No Lasting Benefit in T2DM
Lifestyle intervention including diet and exercise did not reduce cardiovascular events in long term



ADA: Insulin-Pump Tx With Threshold-Suspend Beneficial
Less frequent nocturnal hypoglycemia events with insulin-pump therapy with threshold-suspend



Stress Tests for Ischemia Compared in Diabetes Patients
Exercise stress tests with myocardial perfusion imaging show more ischemia than ECGs



U.S. Doctors' Group Labels Obesity a Disease
Advocates say AMA's move will boost resources to fight weight-gain epidemic, but others question decision



A Deadly Form of Diabetes That Doctors Sometimes Miss
Common signs of type 1 diabetes often resemble symptoms of other illnesses



Blood Test Might Predict Type 1 Diabetes in Children, Study Finds
Evidence of two autoantibodies signaled a 70 percent risk, researchers say



Physical Function Limitations Prevalent in Prediabetes
Middle-aged and older adults with prediabetes have increased odds of physical function limitations



Rates of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus Vary by State
Obesity is largest single factor affecting variability in rates of gestational diabetes between states



Local Health Departments Beginning to Use Twitter
More than half of departments with Twitter accounts tweet about diabetes



ENDO: Skipping Breakfast Tied to Insulin Resistance in Obese
Obese women have higher insulin, free fatty acid total AUC after one day of skipping breakfast



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



Diet Rich in Unsaturated Fat May Up Insulin Sensitivity
OmniHeart Trial shows that composition of diet may be another way to up insulin sensitivity



Weight Loss Improves Sexual Function in Diabetes
Improves sexual function in obese women with type 2 diabetes



Educational Intervention Aids Food-Insecure Diabetes Patients
Findings among low-income patients with diabetes receiving self-management support



Metformin Doesn't Reduce Gestational Diabetes With PCOS
Deterioration of insulin sensitivity is not affected by metformin treatment



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



Short Post-Meal Walks Control Postprandial Hyperglycemia
For older people, three 15-minute bouts of walking seem more effective than 45-minute walk



Two-Way Tie for Hypoglycemia, Dementia in Diabetes
For older adults with diabetes, bidirectional association seen after multivariate adjustment



Bariatric Bypass Achieves Greater Cholesterol Lowering
Cholesterol affected independent of weight loss, glucose metabolism, insulin resistance



Biomarker May Predict Gestational Diabetes Mellitus
Increased levels of soluble (pro)renin receptor may be an early sign of gestational diabetes



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



FDA Panel Votes to Loosen Restrictions on Avandia
Expert panel reviews data on heart damage attributed to controversial drug



Fish Oil Supplementation May Lower Risk of Diabetes
Meta-analysis shows fish oil supplements moderately increase circulating adiponectin



Stem Cell Therapy Cures Type 1 Diabetes in Mice
Whether the new approach would work in humans is unknown, experts say



Weight Loss Diets Improve Renal Function in Obese
Low-fat, Mediterranean, and low-carbohydrate diets are similarly effective regardless of diabetes



May 2013 Briefing - Diabetes & Endocrinology



Health Tip: Finding Fungal Infections
Here's what to watch for



Aggressive Lowering of BP May Up Risk of CHD in Diabetes
Blood pressures below 120/70 mm Hg linked with increased risk of coronary heart disease



Health Tip: Help Kids With Diabetes Deal With Shots
Prepare the injections where the child can't see you



Thyroid Disorders Tied to Complications in Pregnancy
Up to 4 percent of pregnancies involve mothers with thyroid conditions, study authors say



FDA Approves A1c Test for Diabetes Diagnosis
Test is first of its kind to receive clearance for this purpose



USPSTF Recommends Gestational DM Screening After 24 Weeks
Few data available for gestational diabetes screening before 24 gestational weeks



Task Force: Screen for Gestational Diabetes After 24 Weeks of Pregnancy
Practice would provide a substantial benefit with few risks, experts say



'Nano' Medicine Might Someday Free Diabetics From Daily Needles
In mouse study, animals received enough insulin to function for days at a time



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



In Utero Smoke Exposure Ups Subsequent Health Risks
Mothers' smoking increases daughters' chances of gestational diabetes, obesity



Depression Linked to Severe Hypoglycemia in Diabetes
Shorter time to first episode, higher number of severe episodes in depressed versus non-depressed



No Benefit of Intensive Insulin Rx in Hyperglycemia in Hospitalized
Guidelines from the American College of Physicians note that insulin may cause harm



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



Prednisolone Disturbs Carbohydrate Metabolism
Patients with inflammatory diseases should consider other anti-inflammatory agents



Exercise Prevents Fructose-Induced Hypertriglyceridemia
Changes induced by high-fructose diet are normalized with moderate aerobic exercise



Marijuana Use Tied to Lower Fasting Insulin Level, HOMA-IR
Current users have lower fasting insulin, lower insulin resistance, smaller waist circumference



Free Fatty Acids Linked to Cardiac Risk in Late Adulthood
Associated with insulin resistance during young adulthood



Metformin Won't Aid Breast Cancer Survival in Diabetics
Study counters prior research suggesting the medicine might help cancer patients



Hospital Hypoglycemia Rates Up in Black Men With Diabetes
Home diabetes regimen partially explains the increased risk of hypoglycemia



Title V Coverage Varies Across States for Diabetes
Children with diabetes in 32 states eligible to Title V programs; based on link to federal poverty limit



American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, May 1-5, 2013



Cases Question Diagnostic Criteria for Inherited Diabetes
Patients developed diabetes ketoacidosis even though this normally excludes genetic testing



Injecting Insulin Through Clothes May Contribute to Infection
Emerging evidence of prolonged incubation period for cutaneous mycobacterium



'What's Bad for the Heart Also Bad for the Brain'
Smoking, diabetes, other things that harm physical health linked to poorer mental function, study says



April 2013 Briefing - Diabetes & Endocrinology



Medicaid Expansion Enhances Financial and Mental Well-Being, Study Says
Yet no clear evidence the program improves diabetes, high-blood pressure, other ills, at least in early years of enrollment



Men Who Are Obese While Young Can Pay a Price Later
Danish study found overweight males in their 20s had worse health in middle age



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



Too Much Drinking, Weight May Harm Liver
Study suggests women at higher risk for chronic liver disease



Gene Variants Link to Insulin Resistance Based on Diet
Variants of IRS1 associated with metabolic syndrome under certain dietary conditions



Report Updates Impact of Hypoglycemia in Diabetes
Reviews outcomes, strategies, and current gaps in knowledge



Teens Targeting Strength, Cardio Fitness Battle Insulin Resistance
Findings detected among assessed youth followed into young adulthood



12 Ounces of Sugary Soda a Day Raises Diabetes Risk: Study
European researchers found odds rose by up to 22 percent at this level of consumption



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



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



U.S. Heart Failure Costs Could Skyrocket: Report
Better awareness, prevention and treatment are crucial, experts say



AMA Reveals First Step Toward Improving Health Outcomes
First stage of initiative focuses on prevention of cardiovascular disease and diabetes



Diabetes Target Achievement Up From 1999 to 2010, More Needed
Only 14.3 percent meet targets for glycemic control, BP, LDL cholesterol, and tobacco use



Living in 'Stroke Belt' as Teen May Raise Future Risk
Study looked at whether adults eventually had a stroke and compared areas where they had lived



Patient Characteristics Impact CABG-PCI Treatment Effect
Link between CABG and reduced mortality greater for those with diabetes, tobacco use, heart failure



Vascular Markers Linked to Cognitive Decline in Diabetes
Decline associated with stroke and subclinical markers of macrovascular disease



Low-Carb Diet Doesn't Improve Gestational Diabetes Outcomes
Insulin needs, pregnancy outcomes no different with low carbohydrate versus control diet



Activated Carotid Bodies Key in Metabolic Disruption
Carotid body activation by insulin involved in diet-induced insulin resistance, hypertension



Some Slightly Obese May Gain From Weight-Loss Surgery, Guidelines Say
Medical groups lower threshold for body-fat levels in new recommendations



Risk of New-Onset Diabetes Varies With Different Statins
Lowest risk for pravastatin 40 mg/day; higher risk for rosuvastatin 20mg/day versus placebo



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



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



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



Resveratrol Has No Effect in Healthy Obese Men, Study Finds
Data raise doubts about its use as a human nutritional supplement in metabolic disorder



Diabetes-Linked Autoantibodies May Alter Children's Gut Microbes
β-cell autoimmunity correlates with low amount of lactate- and butyrate-producing species



Diabetes Has Negative Impact on Individual's Ability to Work
Review shows those with disease were absent more days a year and retired earlier



Timing, Duration of Obesity Impact Adult Diabetes Risk
Persistent adolescent obesity is associated with increased odds of later disease onset



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



Decreased Melatonin Secretion Tied to Risk for Type 2 Diabetes
More research needed to assess if this is a modifiable risk factor, researchers say



Diabetes Affects Improvements After Lumbar Spine Surgery
Diagnosis for more than 20 years, HbA1c more than 6.5 percent were independent risk factors



March 2013 Briefing - Diabetes & Endocrinology



Follow-Up Care After Chest Pain Called Crucial
High-risk patients who saw doctor within month of ER visit reduced risk for heart attack, death



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



Health Tip: Dieticians Can Help Diabetics
To balance activity and food



Health Tip: Prevent Low Blood Sugar
Take meds as prescribed to ward off hypoglycemia



CDC Launches New Graphic Antismoking Ads
Emotional ads put a face to devastating effects from both smoking and secondhand smoke



Psoriasis Tied to Increased Risk of New-Onset Diabetes
Study finds that even those with mild symptoms of the skin condition face a significant danger



Poor 'Health Literacy' Keeps Patients From Taking Meds
In study, adults with diabetes who didn't grasp health info often skipped needed drugs



Age of Menarche, Menopause Linked to Cardiovascular Risk
History of onset may help identify women predisposed to heart disease, osteoporosis



Certain Lifestyle Factors Linked to Arthritis in Study Patients
Screening for smoking, obesity and diabetes may help identify those at greater risk for rheumatoid arthritis



Telehealth in Addition to Usual Care Not Cost-Effective
For adults with long-term health conditions, no increase in quality adjusted life years



Most People With Prediabetes in the Dark About Their Condition
Increased awareness needed to keep them from progressing to type 2 diabetes



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



Intensive Glycemic Control Linked to Highest Weight Gains
Insulin, TZD chief culprits, but that knowledge may spur preventive strategies in future



Sugary Drinks Tied to 25,000 U.S. Deaths a Year
Study estimated beverages' role in worldwide obesity and heart disease, diabetes, some cancers



Cardiac Benefits of Physical Activity in Diabetes Studied
Moderate physical activity may negate the impact of diabetes on cardiovascular mortality



Patients With Diabetes Don't Wear Custom Footwear Enough
Insufficient adherence for those with recently healed ulcers; seen particularly at home



Certain Diabetes Medications May Lower Heart Failure Risk
Study found people taking newer drugs were 44 percent less likely to be hospitalized with the condition



ACC: GLP-1 Analog Use Cuts Heart Failure Events in Diabetes
Use of glucagon-like peptide 1 analogs tied to reduced risk of heart failure hospitalization



Drug May Ease Angina in People With Type 2 Diabetes
Ranexa shows effectiveness, especially in patients with poor blood sugar control, study finds



Estimated Cost of Diabetes $245 Billion in U.S. in 2012
Largest component of medical expenses is hospital inpatient care, accounting for 43 percent of cost



Neonatal Size Unaffected by Gestational Diabetes Drugs
Changes in metabolic markers similar with metformin and insulin treatment



Tooth Loss Associated With Higher Risk for Heart Disease
Reason for link between teeth, gums and heart health is still unclear, researcher says



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



Over 50? Checklist May Predict If You'll Be Alive in 10 Years
Although not a crystal ball, researchers say it might help doctors and patients make better choices



Mini-Organ Would Mimic Pancreas to Treat Type 1 Diabetes
Bioengineered implant could house transplanted insulin-producing cells, researchers say



Prospective Human Data Link Mercury Exposure to Diabetes
Increased risk of incident diabetes in highest versus lowest quintile of mercury exposure



February 2013 Briefing - Diabetes & Endocrinology



Glycemic Control Not Linked to Adverse Outcomes After TKA
No increased risk of revision, deep infection, DVT, or PE with controlled or uncontrolled diabetes



Overall Sedentary Time Shows Major Cardiometabolic Impact
Sedentary time found to be strong indicator of cardiometabolic health in adults at risk of T2DM



Too Much Sitting Could Court Diabetes, Study Finds
There was an effect on blood sugar, other factors even when exercise was factored in



Hyperbaric Oxygen No Benefit for Diabetic Foot Ulcers
No improvement in healing or prevention of amputations with hyperbaric oxygen



Diabetes Doesn't Seem to Raise Risks After Knee Replacement
Rates of infection, blood clots similar in those with and without the condition, study finds



Home-Based Telehealth Not Effective for Chronic Conditions
No benefit on quality of life, psych outcomes for patients with COPD, diabetes, heart failure



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



Too Much Sitting Linked to Chronic Health Problems
Risks for diabetes, cancer and heart disease all seem to rise with more time spent seated, study finds



U.S. Kids Consuming Fewer Calories, Report Finds
Experts credit healthier fare at schools, information campaigns for the turnaround



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



A1C, Blood Pressure, LDL Goals Improving in Diabetes
More patients achieving ABC goals, but can be further improved, especially for minorities



More Americans Successfully Managing Diabetes
But large U.S. government study shows there's a lot of room for improvement to prevent complications



FDA Should Work to Cut Sugar Levels in Sodas, Experts Say
Petition by leading consumer advocate group and academics urges artificial sweeteners be used instead