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In the first human trial, a new endoscopic procedure helped improve insulin resistance in people with type 2 diabetes, according to researchers.
A new study concludes that mind-body practices are highly effective in lowering blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes.
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...
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...
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...
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
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,
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...
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
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
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...
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 ...
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 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 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, 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
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...
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...
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
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...
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 (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...
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.
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...
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
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 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 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
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...
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
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
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...
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...
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 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 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.
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...
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...
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...
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.
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 ...
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...
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.
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
The younger people are when they develop type 2 diabetes, the higher their risk of dementia later in life, a new study suggests.
Many studies have pointed to links between diabetes and higher dementia risk. Experts say it's likely because diabetes can harm the brain in a number of ways.
Now, the new findings suggest that younger people with diabetes may be at particular risk down th...
Just two weeks of treatment with an experimental drug can delay the onset of type 1 diabetes by several years, researchers report.
The drug, called teplizumab, is already under review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration based on earlier evidence of its effectiveness.
If it gets the green light, it would become the first drug approved for delaying type 1 diabetes in high-risk pe...