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July 2014

Diabetes Health: Endocrine Theme for Crossword Puzzle #10

Test your knowledge to see how well you understand the Endocrine Glands.

comments 0 comments - Posted Jul 6, 2014

Teen Energy Sports Drink Consumption: linked to Other Bad habits

Most studies targeting teen beverage consumption focus on sugar-laced sodas, but researchers say adolescents are also drinking many sports drinks and energy drinks, both of which had been linked to other unhealthy habits. According to the results of a new study from Minnesota, teen consumption of sports and energy drinks can lead to more physical activity. It also has been linked to increased consumption of other sugared beverages, cigarette smoking, more time spent playing video games and social media sites.

comments 0 comments - Posted Jul 1, 2014

March 2013

Lack of Sleep Affects Portion Size and Food Choices in Young Men

Don't get enough sleep? According to a small, new study, this may make you eat larger portions of high-calorie foods and, accordingly, increase your risk of gaining weight.

comments 0 comments - Posted Mar 18, 2013

September 2012

Could Skewed Biorhythms Cause Obesity?

According to a Scottish study recently published in Bioessays, the confusing signals created by modern technology's ability to turn night into day may be contributing to the global epidemic of obesity.

comments 0 comments - Posted Sep 8, 2012

May 2011

Is Sex Good for Your Heart Health?

Dear Diabetes Health,

comments 2 comments - Posted May 21, 2011

July 2010

New Hope for Men Troubled with Sleep Apnea and Snoring

Widely recognized evidence supports the fact that Obstructive Sleep Apnea is a very serious health risk primarily afflicting men over the age of forty, yet 80 to 90 percent of cases go undiagnosed except for the telltale symptoms of chronic fatigue and snoring. Precision diagnosis and recent developments in FDA-approved mouthpiece technology can now provide an unprecedented 78 percent reduction of the condition without surgery, and offer for the first time an effective and convenient alternative for those intolerant to using the frequently prescribed but highly rejected Continuous Positive Airway Pressure therapy.

comments 1 comment - Posted Jul 28, 2010

June 2010

Do You Have Obstructive Sleep Apnea?

It raises fasting blood sugars. It increases the risk for type 2 diabetes. Millions of people suffer from it. And many don't even know they have it.

comments 1 comment - Posted Jun 30, 2010

May 2010

Skimping on Sleep Linked to Diabetes and Higher Mortality Rates

As awareness of pre-diabetes grows, the list of conditions that can lead to it seems to be growing. Along with obesity and a sedentary lifestyle, researchers may start listing lack of sleep as another danger signal. Two recently published studies conclude that sleep deprivation can lead to insulin resistance-a precursor for diabetes-and even increase the risk of early death.

comments 0 comments - Posted May 26, 2010

Decreased Sleep Means Increased Insulin Resistance

A new study to be published in the June issue of the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM) says that a single night of too little sleep can induce insulin resistance. 

comments 2 comments - Posted May 6, 2010

March 2010

Naps Among Older People Linked to Higher Diabetes Rate

A university study of 20,000 Chinese adults aged 50 and older says that people who nap four to six days a week have a higher rate of type 2 diabetes than people who either never take a daily snooze or do so less often.

comments 2 comments - Posted Mar 10, 2010

August 2009

Lack of Sleep Could Increase Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

Endocrinologists at the University of Chicago say that lack of sufficient sleep may contribute to insulin resistance and decreased glucose tolerance, two conditions that up the long-term risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

comments 0 comments - Posted Aug 14, 2009

July 2009

Pregnant Women Who Snore Are More Likely to Develop Diabetes

Women who frequently snore-at least three nights a week-run a substantially higher risk of developing gestational diabetes during pregnancy than non-snorers.

comments 0 comments - Posted Jul 9, 2009

March 2009

If You Think Cat Naps Are the Answer to Short Nighttime Sleeps, Brits Say Naps Not Good Type 2

If you fancy cat naps and think that they might be a handy way to circumvent the ill effects of too little sleep at night (see Sleeping Less Than 6 Hours a Night? Your Risk of Developing a Type 2 Precursor Is Nearly 5x Higher), think again: A British study of the napping habits of more than 16,000 people in China has concluded that taking a nap even once a week can increase your risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 26 percent over people who never take naps.

comments 7 comments - Posted Mar 25, 2009

Sleeping Less Than Six 6 Hours a Night? Your Risk of Developing a Type 2 Precursor Is Nearly 5x Higher

If you get less than six hours of sleep per night, your risk of developing impaired fasting glucose rises by a factor of 4.56, according to a report from the American Heart Association. 

comments 2 comments - Posted Mar 25, 2009

December 2008

Sleep Apnea Therapy Improves BG Levels in Type 2s

A common treatment for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) decreased the average glucose level during sleep of type 2s who were newly diagnosed with OSA. After seven weeks of the therapy, known as continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), the diabetic patients' average BG level fell 20 mg/dl.

comments 1 comment - Posted Dec 22, 2008

September 2008

Diagnose Your Own Sleep Apnea
Diagnose Your Own Sleep Apnea

A small, portable device used for the home diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea has been deemed very reliable, according to new research presented at the 2008 American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation (AAO-HNSF) Annual Meeting & OTO EXPO, in Chicago, Illinois.

comments 0 comments - Posted Sep 29, 2008

More on the Sleep Apnea/Diabetes Connection: Doctors Urged to Take It More Seriously
More on the Sleep Apnea/Diabetes Connection: Doctors Urged to Take It More Seriously

Despite the fact that 94 percent of doctors are aware of the association between sleep apnea and diabetes, only 47 percent of them screen for the condition in their patients with diabetes. 

comments 3 comments - Posted Sep 4, 2008

September 2002

Z-z-zs Tell All

Women who snore are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes, according to the results of a study conducted by doctors at Harvard.

comments 0 comments - Posted Sep 1, 2002

Z-z-zs Tell All: Snoring Shown to Be a Risk Factor for Type 2 Diabetes in Women

Women who snore are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes, according to the results of a study conducted by doctors at Harvard.

comments 0 comments - Posted Sep 1, 2002

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