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30 May

Best Time of Day to Exercise for Blood Sugar Control

People with type 2 diabetes who exercise in the afternoon experience the greatest reduction in blood sugar levels, new study finds.

28 Apr

Simple Outpatient Procedure Helps Type 2 Diabetics Control Blood Sugar without Insulin, Study Finds

In the first human trial, a new endoscopic procedure helped improve insulin resistance in people with type 2 diabetes, according to researchers.

04 Oct

Can yoga and meditation help control and prevent diabetes?

A new study concludes that mind-body practices are highly effective in lowering blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes.

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Rate of Pregnant U.S. Women Who Have Diabetes Keeps Rising

The number of American women who have diabetes when they become pregnant has increased dramatically over five years, health officials reported Wednesday.

Between 2016 and 2021, the rate of pregnancy among diabetic women has risen 27%, from about 9 per 1,000 births to 11 per 1,000 births, according to the re...

There's a Best Time of Day to Exercise for Folks With Type 2 Diabetes

If you're one of the millions of folks living with type 2 diabetes, you know that regular exercise can help you keep your blood sugar in check.

Now, new research suggests that working out in the afternoon may help maximize these benefits.

The new study wasn’t designed to say how, or even if, exercising in the afternoon is better for blood sugar control, but researchers have s...

Blood Sugar May Be Key to Brain Power After a Stroke

Having higher blood sugar can lead to quicker loss of brain power after a stroke, a new study suggests.

High blood pressure and cholesterol were not associated with a similar mental loss, even in those at higher genetic risk for dementia.

“Having a stroke increases a person’s risk of dementia up to 50-fold, but we lack a comprehensive treatment approach that could reduce this ri...

One-Time Endoscopic Treatment Might Replace Insulin for People With Type 2 Diabetes

Could a one-hour procedure that involves zapping a part of the intestines mean no more insulin for millions of folks with type 2 diabetes?

Maybe, according to a small study scheduled for presentation next week at the Digestive Disease Week meeting in Chicago.

The new minimally invasive procedure used controlled electrical pulses to change the lining of the first part of the small i...

Weight-Loss Surgery Might Reverse the Nerve Damage That Diabetes Brings

While the immediate goal of bariatric surgery is to help obese patients shed significant weight, new research shows it may also reduce diabetes complications, including nerve damage.

Investigators followed 127 weight-loss surgery patients for two years. They found the surgery led to a sustained drop in previously high blood sugar (glucose) levels as well as in levels of certain lipids (fa...

Spinal Cord Stimulation May Ease Diabetic Neuropathy

Electrical stimulation from a spinal cord implant can provide long-lasting relief for people with diabetic neuropathy, updated clinical trial results show.

“Two years after starting with using that stimulator device, they're still having the same quality of improvement as what we first saw,” said lead researcher

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  • March 1, 2023
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  • Type 1 Diabetes and Use of 'Off-Label' Drugs: Benefits, but Concerns, Too

    While people with type 1 diabetes can see some benefit from newer medications prescribed off-label, there is also risk, and these patients should be monitored closely, according to a new study.

    Type 1 diabetes is universally treated with insulin injections, but only about one-fifth of patients achieve blood sugar control with it,

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  • February 20, 2023
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  • A1C: What Is It, and What Does It Mean for Your Heart?

    You might think about cholesterol when you consider your cardiovascular health.

    It's also important to consider your A1C levels.

    Sugar is just as bad for your heart as cholesterol -- if not worse, said Dr. Daniel Lodge, a thoracic surgeon at Penn State Health Specialty S...

    Flu Shot Could Be a Lifesaver for Folks With Chronic Ills

    The U.S. flu season is expected to extend into spring, and experts say it's not too late to get a flu shot.

    Last year's flu season was mild, but this season has already seen triple the number of flu-related deaths in the United States.

    “Even a minor respiratory virus can be hard on someone with lung disease, and the flu is especially challenging,” said

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  • February 8, 2023
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  • Ozempic: Dieters Who Use Scarce Diabetes Drug Could Face Side Effects

    Mila Clarke started taking Ozempic in 2020 to help manage her diabetes, but was pleasantly surprised to find herself soon shedding pounds.

    “I was like, this is really weird because I'm not having to try very hard to do this,” said Clarke, who has been diagnosed with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes and chronicles her diabetes journey on her

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  • February 1, 2023
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  • Artificial Pancreas Device May Help Folks With Type 2 Diabetes

    An artificial pancreas has long been considered the holy grail for people with type 1 diabetes, and new research suggests a more convenient version of this technology may help the millions of people living with type 2 diabetes.

    Type 2 is the more c...

    Could Coffee Lower a Woman's Odds of Diabetes After Pregnancy?

    Women who had diabetes during pregnancy might want to treat themselves to another cup of joe.

    New research shows that drinking coffee may lower their risk of type 2 diabetes.

    Compared to the general female population, women who had gestational diabetes may have 10 times the risk for type ...

    More Steps Per Day, Lowered Odds for Diabetes in Women

    Move your body every day to guard against type 2 diabetes.

    That's the upshot of a new study that analyzed Fitbit data and type 2 diabetes rates from participants in a nationwide research program, reporting that women who logged more steps each day had a lower risk of diabetes.

    "We investigated the relationship between physical activity and type 2 diabetes with an innovative approach...

    Insulin Pumps Ease Diabetes Care. So Why Are Black Patients Less Likely to Get One?

    Insulin pumps can help folks with type 1 diabetes get better control of their disease and minimize how often they inject insulin, and use of the devices has taken off in the past 20 years.

    That's the good news from a new study.

    The not-so-great news is that a large gap in wh...

    Scientists Use 'Gentler' Cell Transplants to Reverse Diabetes in Mice

    Scientists have used a transplant procedure to apparently cure diabetes in lab mice, without the need for immune-suppressing drugs afterward.

    The success is a first step in developing a safer way to use cell transplants to possibly cure type 1 diabetes. But that's a long way off, researchers said — and findings in mice often fail to translate to humans.

    In type 1 diabetes, the bod...

    Yoga, Mindfulness Could Be Powerful Tools to Manage Blood Sugar

    Yoga, meditation and other mindfulness practices may help people with type 2 diabetes lower their blood sugar — nearly to the degree that standard medications like metformin do, a new analysis suggests.

    That does not mean people should swap their medication for

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  • October 5, 2022
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  • Vision Damage May Begin Long Before Type 2 Diabetes Is Diagnosed

    Nerve damage is a common side effect of type 2 diabetes and it might start in the eyes long before the condition is ever diagnosed, new research suggests.

    In this study, scientists used neuropathy, or nerve damage, in the eye's cornea as a proxy for the damage to nerves throughout the body.

    The study included nearly...

    FDA Warns of Cybersecurity Risk With Certain Medtronic Insulin Pumps

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning patients who use a particular insulin pump system that unauthorized people could access it and change how much insulin a patient receives.

    The pump at the center of the FDA alert is the Medtronic MiniMed 600 Series Insulin Pump S...

    Could a Common Diabetes Drug Ease Bipolar Disorder?

    A half-century-old diabetes drug appears to help treat bipolar disorder by reversing patients' insulin resistance, according to a small-scale clinical trial.

    Bipolar patients who responded to the drug metformin experienced improvement in their

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  • July 27, 2022
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  • Medicare's Free Wellness Visit Can Prevent Diabetes Amputation

    Annual wellness visits covered by Medicare reduce diabetes patients' risk of amputation by more than one-third, a new study finds.

    "Our results confirmed our hypothesis that Annual Wellness Visits are associated with a reduced risk of major lower-extremity amputations, highlighting the importance of con...

    Kids' Access to Insulin Pumps: Race, Income Matters

    Overall use of insulin pumps among U.S. youngsters with type 1 diabetes has climbed in recent decades, but those who are poor or from minority groups are less likely to have the devices, a new study finds.

    Insulin pumps, which do away with the need for numerous painful injections, have been shown to ...

    'Open Source' Automated Insulin Delivery Systems Help People With Type 1 Diabetes

    Open-source automated insulin delivery (AID) systems are an effective and safe way for people with type 1 diabetes to control their blood sugar levels, researchers say.

    The AID systems combine an insulin pump, a contin...

    Technology Helped Kids With Type 1 Diabetes During Pandemic

    High-tech devices and communication helped ease the impact of COVID-19 lockdowns on children with type 1 diabetes, researchers said in a new study.

    Pandemic shutdowns caused significant disruptions in health care, and previous studies have shown that diabetes patients had worse blood sugar (glucose) control and more difficulty accessing care during the early days of the pandemic.

    Bu...

    Managing a Baby's Low Blood Sugar Is Key to Health

    Correcting low blood sugar in infants reduces their risk of brain development problems later in life, new studies show.

    Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) is common in babies, affecting more than 1 in 6. Glucose (sugar) is the main source of energy for the brain, and untre...

    When Diabetes Strikes, Eye Exams Can Save Your Sight

    Could an annual eye exam save your sight if you have diabetes? Most definitely, one vision expert says.

    "Diabetes is known to alter the health of the blood vessels in the retina and these vascular changes do not cause symptom...

    Blood Sugar, Cholesterol Issues in 30s Could Raise Alzheimer's Risk

    Your 30s can be a magical time filled with career strides, vacations you can actually afford, love, marriage and even a growing family of your own.

    It's likely not the decade where you begin to fret about your risk for developing Alzheimer's disease in the future. But maybe it should be.

    This is the main takeaway from new research based on data from the multi-generational

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  • March 23, 2022
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  • People Are Now Living More Years in Good Health: Study

    Older adults may not only be living longer, but better as well, according to a new U.K. study.

    Researchers found that since the 1990s, British adults age 65 and up have been enjoying more years living independently, free of disability.

    That's despite the fact that many chroni...

    Are Health Care Apps in Your Future?

    Are you managing a chronic health problem, be it obesity or diabetes or heart disease or asthma?

    There's likely an app for that.

    Health apps are becoming more and more sophisticated, offering smartphone users help in dealing with chronic ailments, said Dr. David Bates, chief of internal med...

    Newly Diagnosed Diabetes in COVID Patients Often Temporary: Study

    Newly diagnosed diabetes in many COVID-19 patients may be a temporary type triggered by COVID, according to a new study.

    Blood sugar levels returned to normal in about half of the newly diagnosed diabetes patients after they left the hospital, and only 8% required insulin after one year, according to the report published online recently in the

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  • Apps Can Help Keep Older Folks Healthy - But Most Don't Use Them

    Mobile health apps can help older Americans but only about four in 10 use them, and those most likely to benefit are least likely to take advantage of them, a new survey reveals.

    Health apps monitor everything from calories and exercise to blood pressure and blood sugar to help users manage chronic conditions or achieve health goals.

    "Now that most older adults have at least one mob...

    'Artificial Pancreas' Can Help Kids With Type 1 Diabetes

    Having a child with type 1 diabetes can be a challenging health condition for parents to manage, but new research suggests an "artificial pancreas" system may beat standard treatment in controlling the blood sugar disease in young children.

    Forms of the technology -- which automatically monitors and regulates blood sugar -- are already available for adults and kids with

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  • January 20, 2022
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  • Insulin Isn't the Only Blood Sugar Regulator

    Scientists have known for 100 years that insulin is the body's main mechanism for controlling blood sugar levels, but researchers have now discovered a second hormone does the same job a bit differently -- and they say it could be a new target for treating diabetes.

    The hormone, called FGF1, is produced in the body's fat tissue. Like

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  • Experts Issue Guidelines on Diabetes-Linked Nerve Damage

    A leading medical group has updated a guideline for treating pain and numbness caused by diabetes.

    The problems, which affect the hands and feet, are the result of nerve damage, also known as diabetic neuropathy. The new guideline from the Ame...

    High-Altitude Exercise Could Bring Danger to People With Type 1 Diabetes

    Hiking and skiing in the mountains may wreak havoc on the blood sugar levels of those with type 1 diabetes, new research suggests.

    Exercise offers many benefits -- such as improved heart health, better insulin sensitivity and quality of life -- for people with diabetes and is often recommended by the...

    Have Diabetes? Here's How to Save Your Sight

    Managing your diabetes can be tough, but your eyes might thank you for it.

    Diabetic retinopathy is a diabetes complication that damages the retina's blood vessels, often resulting in vision loss and blindness. The condition occurs in more than half of people with diabetes.

    It affects nearly 8 million Americans and that number is expected to double by 2050, according to an Ameri...

    Medtronic Expands Recall to Include More Than 463,000 Insulin Pumps

    Medtronic has expanded a recall of its MiniMed 600 series insulin pumps to include more than 463,000 of the devices.

    The pumps may deliver incorrect dosing of insulin and the recall has been identified by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as a Class I recall -- the most serious type -- because use of the recalled devices may cause serious harm or death.

    The pumps are used by peo...

    Statins: Good for the Heart, Maybe Not So Good for Diabetes

    Statins are proven to lower cholesterol, but they may also come with a downside for patients with diabetes: A new study finds they may make the blood sugar disease worse.

    Researchers found that among those taking statins, 56% saw their diabetes progress, compared with 48% of those not taking statins. And the higher the dose of the statin, the faster the progression of the diabetes.

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    Obamacare's Medicaid Expansion Helped Americans' Blood Pressure

    With the expansion of Medicaid under Obamacare, fewer Americans are uninsured and more are getting their blood pressure and blood sugar under control, a new study finds.

    The gains are especially strong among Black and Hispanic patients, according to Boston University researchers.

    "Our results suggest that over the longer-run, expanding Medicaid eligibility may improve key chronic di...

    Diabetes-Linked Amputations: Your Race, State Matters

    Poorly controlled diabetes can lead to amputations of toes, feet or legs, though it isn't inevitable.

    But your race and where you live might play a big part in whether amputation is your fate if you are diagnosed with the blood sugar disorder, new research suggests.

    "If you go to the experts that are there to help you live a [healthy] lifestyle with diabetes, this does not have to h...

    Some Diabetes Meds Might Also Lower Alzheimer's Risk

    Older adults who take certain diabetes drugs may see a slower decline in their memory and thinking skills, a new study suggests.

    Researchers in South Korea found that among older people who'd been having memory issues, those using diabetes drugs called DDP-4 inhibitors typically showed a slower progression in those symptoms over the next few years. That was compared with both diabetes-fre...

    When Deductibles Rise, More Diabetes Patients Skip Their Meds

    As many Americans know, today's health insurance plans often come with high deductibles. Those out-of-pocket costs could cause harm: New research shows that 20% of people who have diabetes and high-deductible health plans regularly skip their medications.

    Not keeping up with your diabetes medications comes with the potential risk of an emergency room visit or a hospitalization.

    FDA OKs Automatic Use of a Cheaper Generic  Insulin

    U.S. pharmacists will now be able to automatically substitute a cheaper biosimilar for a more expensive brand-name insulin, the U.S Food and Drug Administration announced Wednesday.

    The agency's approval of an "interchangeable" biosimilar could save diabetics and health plans millions each year, the Associated Press reported. Until now, doctors have had to specifically prescribe ...

    Americans With Diabetes Were Hit Hard by COVID Pandemic

    As many as two of every five Americans who've died from COVID-19 were suffering from diabetes, making the chronic disease one of the highest-risk conditions during the pandemic, an expert says.

    About 40% of deaths from COVID-19 in the United States were among diabetics, a "really quite sobering" statistic that should prompt people with the ailment to get vaccinated, said Dr. Robert Gabbay...

    Which Blood Sugar Meds Work Best Against Type 2 Diabetes?

    You have type 2 diabetes, and you are already taking an old standby drug, metformin. But you still need help controlling your blood sugar levels. Which medication would be the best?

    New research pitted several diabetes drugs against each other and came up with an answer: The diabetes drugs Lantus and Victoza were better at controlling blood sugar over time than Amaryl or Januvia.

    "W...

    Weekly Injected Drug Could Boost Outcomes for Patients With Type 2 Diabetes

    People with type 2 diabetes face heightened risks for heart attack and stroke, as well as progressive kidney disease. But a new once-a-week injected drug called efpeglenatide could greatly reduce their odds for those outcomes, new research shows.

    The clinical trial was conducted in over 28 nations and involved more than 4,000 patients with type 2 diabetes.

    Over two years, patients ...

    Poorly Managed Diabetes Raises Odds for More Severe COVID

    Hospitalized patients with diabetes who hadn't been taking their medication had more severe cases of COVID-19, a new study shows.

    "Our results highlight the importance of assessing, monitoring and controlling blood glucose [sugar] in hospitalized COVID-19 patients from the start," said study author Sudip Bajpeyi, associate professor of kinesiology at the University of Texas at El Paso. H...

    America Is Losing the War Against Diabetes

    After years of improvement, Americans with diabetes may be losing some ground in controlling the condition, a new government-funded study shows.

    Researchers found that between 1999 and the early 2010s, U.S. adults with diabetes made substantial gains: A growing percentage had their blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol down to recommended levels.

    Since then, the picture has ch...

    In People With Type 1 Diabetes, Poor Blood Sugar Control Could Raise Dementia Risk

    Severe high and low blood sugar events in older adults with type 1 diabetes may significantly increase their risk of dementia, according to a new study.

    "For people with diabetes, both severely high and low blood sugar levels are emergencies and both extremes can largely be avoided," said study author Rachel Whitmer, associate director of the Alzheimer's Disease Research Center at the Uni...

    Blood Sugar Tests Using Sweat, Not Blood? They Could Be on the Way

    A new quick and painless sensor that measures blood sugar in human sweat may mean far fewer finger pricks for the millions of people who live with diabetes.

    Monitoring blood sugar to make sure it remains in the target range is the cornerstone of diabetes management, but the pain and inconvenience of daily finger pricks can be a deterrent for many.

    The investigational, touch-based t...

    Losing Weight Can Beat Diabetes and Also Help the Heart

    An aggressive weight-loss program not only achieves remission of type 2 diabetes, but may also end the need for blood pressure medications, new research shows.

    "Our study shows that, in addition to possible remission from type 2 diabetes, there are other very important health benefits, as weight loss is a very effective treatment for hypertension [high blood pressure] and its associated s...

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