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Obesity levels have reached their historically highest point--surpassing hunger as a global problem--and type 2 diabetes cases could triple by 2050, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control.
1 comment - Posted Dec 6, 2013
People with type 2 diabetes who have trouble with mobility and are unable to exercise may see benefits similar to exercise from neuromuscular electrical stimulation.
0 comments - Posted Nov 27, 2013
(Editor's note: With just one week to go until Thanksgiving, we thought you'd enjoy learning about Brenda's time-tested approach to creating a diabetes-friendly traditional turkey day treat.)
4 comments - Posted Nov 21, 2013
A new score chart may help obese patients with type 2 diabetes determine beforehand if gastric bypass surgery will - or will not - be an effective way to send their diabetes into remission, better determining if such a drastic surgery is the right choice to make in treating the disease.
0 comments - Posted Nov 18, 2013
According to results of a new study, high levels of serum calcium - the calcium that shows up in extracellular fluid or muscle tissue - could be linked to type 2 diabetes.
0 comments - Posted Nov 12, 2013
A new study shows that a majority of people taking drugs to treat type 2 diabetes stop taking their medications within six months, while almost all of them stop taking them within a year.
2 comments - Posted Nov 7, 2013
The National Institutes of Health is investing millions of dollars in new research to determine if vitamin D supplements play a role in preventing type 2 diabetes.
0 comments - Posted Nov 5, 2013
It's always fun to get a different take on things. You sit for years a few rows up from first base and then one day you decide to go sit out by left field. Who knew the game could look so different?
2 comments - Posted Nov 3, 2013
For type 2's, at what level of ketones should you avoid exercising?
0 comments - Posted Oct 20, 2013
Massachusetts-based GI Dynamics, Inc. says it is currently enrolling subjects at 17 sites across the United States for its clinical trial of the EndoBarrier for people who have uncontrolled type 2 diabetes and are obese. The company expects to enroll approximately 500 people who meet the enrollment criteria at up to 25 sites in the United States.
0 comments - Posted Oct 15, 2013
When actor Tom Hanks revealed that he has type 2 diabetes last week on David Letterman's "Late Show," it caused more of a stir than even celebrity chef Paula Deen's admission that she has the disease.
2 comments - Posted Oct 13, 2013
A simple algorithm used to scan electronic health records could be a breakthrough in identifying cases of type 2 diabetes, according to a study published in BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making. And that could lead to timely treatment and prevention of diabetes complications.
0 comments - Posted Oct 11, 2013
People with type 2 diabetes and those heading toward that diagnosis may face a quicker decline in their beta cell function than previously understood, according to a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. That means the progress and challenges for such patients may progress more quickly than doctors expects and need more aggressive treatment.
0 comments - Posted Oct 9, 2013
For people with type 1 diabetes (and some with type 2), the question is simple-and crucial: How much insulin should you give yourself with a meal?
5 comments - Posted Oct 5, 2013
According to researchers, dapagliflozin, a diabetes drug developed jointly by two pharmaceutical companies has shown significant benefits when teamed with metformin and sulfonylurea.
0 comments - Posted Sep 28, 2013
I just read an interesting commentary online where a type 2 writer laments about how many times well-meaning friends and relatives tell him they know the secret to curing diabetes- you just have to follow certain diets, or take certain vitamins or supplements, or do some exotic form of yoga.
5 comments - Posted Sep 25, 2013
The drug of choice to treat type 2 diabetes may have uses beyond the treatment of diabetes alone, according to the results a new study.
0 comments - Posted Sep 21, 2013
Discussion has gone back and forth for several years now on whether cinnamon might be a powerful, previously unappreciated arrow in the quiver of diabetes medicines.
3 comments - Posted Sep 13, 2013
People with type 2 diabetes who use insulin to help control elevated blood sugar might be able to end their dependence on it if new research progresses.
2 comments - Posted Sep 11, 2013
For those living with type 2 diabetes, kidney disease is unfortunately one of the associated risks.
0 comments - Posted Sep 10, 2013
If your commute to work is short enough to be tackled on foot, you might want to consider setting your alarm a little earlier. Not only could you save big bucks on gas, according to a new study, you might also reduce your risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
1 comment - Posted Sep 9, 2013
Even as we learn more about type 2 diabetes, that increase in information is not being taken as seriously as it should be, according to data presented at a recent meeting of the American Association of Diabetes Educators.
0 comments - Posted Sep 6, 2013
Fear is a funny thing. In a controlled situation, say a movie theater or roller coaster, it can be exciting. It gets our blood pumping, gets our adrenaline racing. But in the real world, where anything can happen and safety isn't assured, fears can get out of hand.
1 comment - Posted Sep 5, 2013
Is it important to determine the exact type of diabetes you have if you're already on insulin and maintaining very good blood sugar control, and if so, why?
0 comments - Posted Aug 21, 2013
BALTIMORE-Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine are enrolling patients with type 2 diabetes into an NIH-funded clinical trial to evaluate the long-term benefits and risks of four widely used diabetes drugs in combination with metformin, the most common first-line medication.
0 comments - Posted Aug 18, 2013
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0 comments - Posted Oct 24, 2012
Recently, a Finnish study evaluated nearly 2,800 nondiabetic individuals, close to 500 of whom were using statins, after they had participated in a year of lifestyle interventions intended to improve their glucose metabolism. (Statins are lipid-lowering drugs that inhibit an enzyme crucial to the production of serum cholesterol; high cholesterol is associated with hardening of the arteries and cardiovascular problems.) The study was conducted by Dr. Nina Rautio and colleagues at Pirkanmaa Hospital in Tampere, Finland.
0 comments - Posted Oct 13, 2012