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The Newest and Cheapest Diabetes Fighter: Selenium-Rich Diet

August 12, 2012

This summer, there’s been lots of bad news about diabetes. Recent headlines have warned our sweet tooth is killing us and youth diabetes rates are soaring. Connecticut’s governor even signed a bill last week to offer diabetes training to school employees so they can better assist diabetic students. But there’s also good news. Recent...
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Some of those whose diabetes is cured by surgery have recurrence

August 11, 2012

Bariatric surgery is one of the most successful treatments known for Type 2 diabetes, curing as many as 95% of those with the disorder, which is usually caused by obesity. A new study by researchers at the Mayo Clinic Arizona in Scottsdale, however, suggests that more than a fifth of those who are cured...
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Newer ‘Second-Line’ Diabetes Drug Linagliptin May Outperform Older Meds

August 11, 2012

THURSDAY, June 28 (HealthDay News) — A new drug for type 2 diabetes causes significantly less weight gain and may carry lower risks for hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), heart attack and stroke than standard medications, a new study indicates. Researchers in Germany noted that the new drug, linagliptin (Tradjenta), is intended for use in...
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Is Obesity a Disease? Doctors Debate

August 11, 2012

Obesity puts people at risk for a whole host of conditions, including Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and sleep problems. But is obesity itself a disease? Doctors are divided on the issue. Some say obesity is indeed a disease, with causes beyond eating too much and exercising too little, and consequences that harm...
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People who walk a lot have lower risk of diabetes

August 11, 2012

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Among people with low physical activity and a high risk of diabetes, those who walk more throughout the day are less likely to actually get the blood sugar disorder, according to new research. The study, published in the journal Diabetes Care, is part of a growing body of evidence...
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Gestational Diabetes: a Heavy Problem

August 11, 2012

July 2, 2012 by Jennifer Wider, MD SWHR Medical Writer Newswise — Gestational diabetes occurs when a woman exhibits high blood sugar for the first time during pregnancy. Scientists have determined a correlation between maternal weight and risk of gestational diabetes. In an effort to reach more women at risk of having heavy babies,...
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The Link between Stress and diabetes: a tangled affair

August 10, 2012

More than 200 years before doctors first pioneered the treatment of insulin for diabetes, an English physician described the disease as being caused by “sadness or prolonged sorrow”. It is a claim that has intrigued researchers who have sought to find out if a link exists between depression or stressful events and the triggering...
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Study Ties Chemicals in Beauty Products to Women’s Diabetes Risk

August 10, 2012

FRIDAY, July 13 (HealthDay News) — Chemicals in beauty and personal care products may boost women’s risk of diabetes, a new study suggests, although the authors cautioned that the finding is far from conclusive. Researchers found that elevated concentrations of chemicals called phthalates in women’s bodies are associated with an increased chance of developing...
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What is the role of chronic inflammation in America’s deadliest diseases?

August 10, 2012
What is the role of chronic inflammation in America’s deadliest diseases?

What do heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, stroke and cancer have in common? Scientists have linked each of these to a condition known as chronic inflammation, and they are studying how high-fat foods and excess body weight may increase the risk for fatal disorders. Inflammation is the body’s natural response to injury and outside irritants....
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Pumping Iron Cuts Diabetes Risk

August 8, 2012
Pumping Iron Cuts Diabetes Risk

Pumping iron can cut the risk of type 2 diabetes in men, a new study found. The study of more than 32,000 men found those who lifted weights for at least two and a half hours a week were 34 percent less likely to develop type 2 diabetes, a chronic disease linked to complications...
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Curry Favors Type 2 Diabetes Prevention

August 6, 2012

The study: Curcumin extract, found in the spice turmeric, may help prevent Type 2 diabetes. In a double-blind placebo study, 240 people with pre-diabetes (a precursor to full-blown diabetes) were randomly assigned to take curcumin tablets or a placebo for nine months. At the end of the study, 16.4 percent of participants in the...
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Preventing pre-diabetes from becoming diabetes

August 6, 2012

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 79 million American adults have pre-diabetes.  As you might guess, pre-diabetes can, and often does, develop into diabetes.  Unfortunately, chances are that the cardiovascular damage that occurs with type 2 diabetes is already occurring with pre-diabetes. The good news, however, is that a diagnosis...
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Understanding Diabetes

July 28, 2012

DIABETES Mellitus is a disease in which blood sugar (glucose) levels are abnormally high because the body does not produce enough of the hormone insulin or the body fails to respond to insulin. When sugar from food is absorbed into the bloodstream, the pancreas responds by producing insulin. Insulin plays a key role in...
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Curcumin capsules found to curb diabetes risk

July 28, 2012

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Supplements containing a compound in curry spice may help prevent diabetes in people at high risk, a small clinical trial suggests. Researchers found that over nine months, a daily dose of curcumin seemed to prevent new cases of diabetes among people with so-called prediabetes – abnormally high blood sugar...
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How to reduce the risk of diabetes

July 24, 2012
How to reduce the risk of diabetes

Diabetes is a progressive disease with no cure, can strike virtually anyone from children to adults, and is on the rise. The American Diabetes Center reports that in 2011, 25.8 million U.S. children and adults were diabetics, representing 8.3 percent of the population, with 1.9 million new cases of diabetes reported in adults over...
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Diabetes Risk From Cosmetics And Food Packaging

July 17, 2012

According to a new study published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives, researchers found a possible connection between compounds used in the manufacture of perfumes, scented lotions, food packaging and diabetes, especially in women. Hidden in those products is a type of chemical called phthalates. Most people in the United States are exposed to...
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Diabetes Summer Health Guide: Seven Tips to Avoid Heat-Related Illnesses

July 8, 2012

MINNETONKA, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– This summer, UnitedHealth Group’s Diabetes Prevention and Control Alliance (DPCA) is reminding the nearly 26 million Americans living with diabetes that they are at higher risk for serious, heat-related illness, and offers tips for enjoying a safe, healthy and fun-filled season. “Summer is a great time to head outdoors to the...
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Diabetes drug may up bladder cancer risk

July 8, 2012

EDMONTON, Alberta, July 6 (UPI) — The medication pioglitazone, used to treat type 2 diabetes, is linked to an increased risk of bladder cancer, Canadian researchers say. Dr. Jeffrey Johnson of the School of Public Health at the University of Alberta and colleagues conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized-controlled trials and observational...
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Diabetes Rates Increase Significantly Among American Youth

June 13, 2012

PHILADELPHIA, PA–(Marketwire -06/09/12)- The first analysis of diabetes trends among American youth reveals that the prevalence of both type 1 and type 2 increased among young people substantially over the past decade. Researchers also found that complications such as nerve damage are already emerging in young people, raising concerns about the long-term health consequences...
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Diabetes Could Be Reduced With Aggressive Treatment Of Pre-Diabetes, Study

June 13, 2012

Featured Article Academic Journal Main Category: Diabetes Article Date: 11 Jun 2012 – 2:00 PDT Treating pre-diabetes early and aggressively with intensive lifestyle changes or medication could be an effective way to significantly reduce the chances of developing type 2 diabetes later. This was the implication of a new study reported online first in...
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