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Topic: Diabetes: Management



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



Diabetes Drug Given to Obese Moms-to-Be Won't Keep Baby's Weight Down
Metformin did help control women's blood sugar, study finds



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



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



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



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



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



Vegan Diet Might Ease Diabetic Nerve Pain
Study found those who followed it lost average of 15 pounds, had improved blood flow to feet



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



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



Kidney Patients Living Longer on Dialysis, Study Shows
Better treatments, tighter management of disease may explain promising trend



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



'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



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



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



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



Brain Changes May Accompany Type 1 Diabetes Diagnosis in Kids
Complication called ketoacidosis can affect memory, thinking for six months, reports study



Mouse Study Raises Possibility of New Treatment for Diabetes
Molecule helped insulin last longer, lower blood sugar levels more efficiently, researchers report



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



Study Finds Two Drugs Aren't Better Than One for Kidney Disease
Combo used in patients with diabetes led to more kidney problems, damage



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



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



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



Insulin Pump Shut-Off Feature Prevents Low Blood Sugar, Study Finds
Device could improve quality of life for people with type 1 diabetes, experts say



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



New Insulin Pump Cuts Odds of Overnight Hypoglycemia
Sensor device may ease patient fear of dangerously low blood sugar levels during sleep, experts say



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



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



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



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



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



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



CDC Guidelines Could Cut Bloodstream Infections From Dialysis
Since 1993, hospitalization rates have increased 51 percent for these patients, researchers say



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



Intensive Glucose Control Improves CVD Risk Factors
Favorable changes seen in standard and novel lipoprotein and inflammatory risk factors



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



Cardiac Function Unaffected by Prior Intensive Insulin Therapy
Prior glycemic exposure and not prior intensive insulin therapy impacts cardiac parameters



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



Peer Coaching Model Beneficial for Patients With Diabetes
Peer health coaching linked to improved glycemic control for patients from public health clinics



Computer-Based Programs Show Benefits for Diabetes
Applications for mobile phones have the most impact on monitoring of blood glucose



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



Peds to Adult Diabetes Care Switch Mars Glycemic Control
Those making transition have 2.5-fold increased odds of poor blood sugar levels



Higher Mortality Rate Seen in Middle-Aged Diabetes Patients
All-cause and cardiovascular risks two to three times more, especially for women with 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



Barrier Assessment Improves Care for Elderly With Diabetes
Assessment of barriers to self-care, development of strategies to cope beats usual care



Exercise Improves Quality of Life in Type 2 Diabetes
Aerobic, resistance programs yield significant boosts to both physical and general health



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



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



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



Artificial Pancreas Worked Overnight on Kids With Type 1 Diabetes
System helped keep blood sugar at safe levels among young campers, study found



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