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Kombucha Helps Lower Blood Sugar Levels in People with Diabetes, Small Study Finds

Patients with type 2 diabetes who drank Kombucha daily for 4 weeks saw a significant improvement in their blood sugar levels, researchers say.

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Consistently bad sleep is linked to a person’s risk of developing type 2 diabetes, a new study shows.

Both too little and too much sleep is tied to diabetes risk, and swinging wildly between the two patterns of poor sleep reflects the most risk, researchers reported ...

WEDNESDAY, July 17, 2024 (HeathDay News) -- Sleeping long hours one night but only a few hours the next can be unhealthy, with a new study finding "irregular" sleep patterns could be a risk factor for type 2 diabetes.

The results "underscore the importance of consistent sleep patterns as a strategy ...

Some diabetes drugs appear to lower the risk that people with type 2 diabetes will develop dementia or Alzheimer's disease, a new evidence review says.

The risk of dementia and Alzheimer's is significantly lower in pa...

Want to reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes? Avoid bright light at night, a recent study suggests.

More exposure to light at night, between 12:30 a.m. and 6 a.m., is linked to a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes, researchers found.

That's likely because l...

A common plastics chemical might increase a person's risk of diabetes, a new study warns.

People fed small doses of Bisphonol A (BPA) developed significantly worse insulin sensitivity within a four-day period, researchers found.

"We were surprised to see that reducing BPA exposure, such as using stainle...

The COVID virus, or rather people's immune response to it, has changed and it might be prudent to wait a couple days after symptoms start before taking a COVID test, researchers report.

"For COVID, we found that if you only have one test, it's best to wait two days after symptoms arise to use it, because the virus is unlikely to be detectable until then,"said study first author

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  • June 26, 2024
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  • The stress hormone cortisol appears to play a role in tough-to-treat type 2 diabetes, a new study finds.

    About 1 in 4 people (24%) with tough-to-treat type 2 diabetes have elevated cortisol levels, researchers found.

    "These results are significant as they highlig...

    A person's gut microbiome appears to increase their risk of developing type 2 diabetes, researchers claim.

    Specific strains of gut microbes are more commonly found in people with type 2 diabetes, and these strains seem to heighten the risk of developing the metabolic d...

    Think twice about ordering that double cheeseburger, salami on rye or juicy T-bone.

    Just two servings of red meat a week -- processed or unprocessed -- can increase your risk of type 2 diabetes by 62%, according to a new study.

    "A modest but statistically signifi...

    Rates of diabetes in younger adults are rising globally -- and it could be shortening life spans.

    A diagnosis of type 2 diabetes at age 30 can cut life expectancy by up to 14 years, according to findings from a new study. Even a diagnosis at age 50 ca...

    Drinking dark tea daily may help balance blood sugar levels and stave off type 2 diabetes, the form of the disease most closely tied to obesity.

    This is the main message from a new study that looked at tea-drinking habits and diabetes risk among people in China.

    Folks who drank dark tea every day had a 53% lower risk of developing prediabetes and a 47% reduced risk for type 2 diabet...

    Ozempic, a type 2 diabetes drug that has increasingly been used to help with weight loss, will now be labeled as having the potential to block intestines.

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently made the label update for the drug made by ...

    Restricting eating to certain times -- a regimen known as intermittent fasting -- may be the best way to help people with type 2 diabetes lose weight.

    Researchers found that people with type 2 diabetes who ate only between noon and 8 p.m. lost more daily weight than those who counted calories.

    Both strategies resulted in similar improvements to participants' blood sugar levels.


    People with type 2 diabetes could soon have access to convenient once-a-week insulin shots that could replace the daily injections now required.

    A once-weekly insulin formulation called icodec performed just as well as daily doses of the insulin degludec, phase 3 clinical trial results show.

    Icodec now awaits approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration based on these results, ...

    A bunch of healthy fruits and vegetables could be just what the doctor ordered.

    Nonprofit groups and public health agencies have experimented with the idea of a produce prescription over the years. Now, a new study simulates what would happen if patients with diabetes and diet-related conditions were given free or discounted produce and nutrition education nationwide.

    The researcher...

    Having a couple of drinks a day won't protect you from obesity or diabetes, a new study suggests.

    Everybody knows that heavy drinking isn't good for your health, but whether moderate alcohol consumption is protective or harmful is still open for debate, researchers say.

    "Some research has indicated that moderate drinkers may be less likely to develop obesity or diabetes compared to ...

    Gastric bypass surgery is a potential long-term cure for type 2 diabetes, especially if the procedure is performed before the disease progresses, a new study argues.

    Among a large group of obese people with type 2 diabetes, about half achieved remission for an average seven years after undergoing gastric bypass surgery -- the longest follow-up ever for such a group, researchers said.


    After drugmaker Novo Nordisk tweaked its diabetes drug Ozempic into Wegovy -- a formulation expressly designed to help users shed pounds -- sales of both drugs skyrocketed.

    Other pharmaceutical giants took notice, and over the past weekend the results of multiple clinical trials from would-be competitors were unveiled at this year's annual meeting of the American Diabetes Association (ADA...

    Diabetes is skyrocketing, with more than 500 million people of all ages living with the disease today and the number of cases worldwide projected to hit 1.3 billion in the next 30 years.

    "The rapid rate at which diabetes is growing is not only alarming but also challenging for every health system in the world, especially given how the disease also increases the risk for ischemic heart dis...

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved two drugs that have been used in adults with type 2 diabetes for years for use in children aged 10 and up.

    The approvals of Jardiance (empagliflozin) and Synjardy (empagliflozin and metformin hydrochloride) provide a new class of medications for pediatric type 2 diabetes. They join metformin, which has been approved for children wi...

    Intermittent fasting is all the rage due to the lengthy list of health benefits associated with this style of eating.

    Now, a new, small study suggests that one type of intermittent fasting -- early time-restricted eating -- may be key for preventing type 2 diabetes in people who are at high risk for the blood sugar disease.

    The study included 10 people with prediabetes and obe...

    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 som...

    COVID-19 hospitalizations in the United States fell below 9,000 in the past week, the first time that milestone has been reached since tracking began in the summer of 2020.

    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that hospitalizations were at 8,256...

    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...

    Put down that sugary soda. It could be deadly, particularly if you have type 2 diabetes.

    A nearly two-decade-long study linked high intake of sugar-sweetened beverages -- soda, lemonade and fruit punch -- with premature death in people with type 2 diabetes. The link was found for both h...

    Most cases of type 2 diabetes can be linked to making poor food choices, a new study finds.

    Researchers from Tufts University in Boston linked poor diet to 14 million cases of type 2 diabetes -- about 70% of new diagnoses globally -- in 2018.

    The biggest impact came from insufficient intake of whole grains, too much refined rice and wheat, and overconsumption of processed meat.


    Intermittent fasting is all the rage due to its laundry list of potential health benefits -- from weight loss to longevity.

    Now, new research suggests that it may beat low-calorie diets when it comes to preventing type 2 diabetes in high-risk people.

    Folks who only ate between 8 a.m. and noon for three days a week and ate normally for the other four days showed greater improvements ...

    Cutting some carbohydrates may help people with type 2 diabetes live longer -- as long as they are swapping sugar for vegetables instead of steak, new research suggests.

    The study, of more than 10,000 U.S. adults with type 2 diabetes, found that those who ate relatively fewer carbohydrates were less likely to die over the next 30 years, versus those with a bigger taste for carbs.


    Troubling new research finds that rates of type 1 and type 2 diabetes are continuing to increase in children and young adults.

    Asian or Pacific Islander, Black and Hispanic children had higher rates, the study found.

    "Our research suggests a gro...

    Most Americans with type 2 diabetes are candidates for newer, pricey medications, but few are getting them, a new government study shows.

    Researchers found that of U.S. adults with the blood sugar disease, over 80% could stand to benefit from the medications, based on recommendations from the American Diabetes Association (ADA). But only 10% of those people were actually taking the drugs ...

    Women who give birth to bigger-than-average babies are susceptible to developing type 2 diabetes later in life, a new study suggests.

    Large-for-gestational age infants are defined as those weighing 8 pounds or more, said lead study author Dr. Kartik Kailas Venkatesh, an assistant professor of epidemiology at...

    Vitamin D supplements are typically used to guard against bone loss and fractures, but new research offers up another possibility: For folks with pre-diabetes, they may help lower the chances of a full diabetes diagnosis.

    Across three clinical trials, investigators found that vitamin D supplements were modestly effective in curbing the risk of pre-diabetes progressing to 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 common form of diabetes, and is clos...

    It's easy to blame the childhood obesity epidemic for growing cases of type 2 diabetes, but a new study finds nearly one-quarter of all diagnoses are not related to obesity.

    "The finding was somewhat surprising,"said Dr. Constantine Samaan, an associate professor in the department of pediatrics at...

    People at risk for developing diabetes could help themselves now by eating fewer carbs, according to new research.

    While low-carb diets are a common next step for someone diagnosed with the disease, people who are prediabeti...

    A finger that "locks"can be a telltale sign of another condition: Diabetes.

    Researchers suspected that this trigger finger, often in the ring finger or thumb, might indicate diabetes after frequently finding the condition in patients who had or developed diabetes. It's ...

    More than 1 million Americans with diabetes have to ration lifesaving insulin because they can't afford it, a new study shows.

    Many people delayed picking up their insulin prescription, while others took lower doses than they needed, researchers found.


    The earlier a woman is diagnosed with diabetes, the sooner she may enter menopause, new research shows.

    Rates of diabetes have grown steadily, so researchers wanted to understand the long-term implications of

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  • If you are one of the millions of people with type 2 diabetes, losing weight can help reverse the blood sugar disease even if you aren't overweight or obese, new research reveals.

    Here's the proof: 70% of people with type 2 diabetes who were a normal weight during the study went into remission after they lost roughly 10% o...

    Two common diabetes medications seem to outperform two others when it comes to controlling blood sugar levels, a large U.S. trial has found.

    The trial of more than 5,000 people with type 2 diabetes found that two injection medications -- a long-acting insulin and

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  • Every year, hibernating bears are able to feast, pack on a huge amount of weight and then lie around for months -- all without suffering the health consequence of diabetes. Now researchers are closer to understanding their secret.

    Scientists with the Washington State University Bear Center say they've zeroed in on eight proteins that appear key to keeping hibernating grizzlies diabetes-pr...

    If you're constantly burning the midnight oil, you may be setting yourself up for type 2 diabetes and heart disease.

    When compared with folks who go to bed early and wake with the sun, night owls are more likely to be insulin-resistant, a new study finds. When the body doesn't respond well to the hormone insulin, blood sugar can build up in your bloodstream, eventually leading to

    Now might be a good time to brew another cup of tea.

    Researchers studying the impact of tea found that drinking four or more cups of black, green or oolong tea every day was linked to a 17% lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes over the course of a decade. <...

    People with type 1 diabetes who need to inject insulin a few times a day could eventually be switching to an easier-to-take tablet that dissolves inside the cheek.

    Canadian researchers working with rodents report they have created an insulin that could be taken in pill form without most of bein...

    Though it's not clear how diabetes may be related to hearing loss, many people experience both conditions simultaneously.

    About 37 million Americ...

    People with type 2 diabetes might face a substantially increased risk of heart failure if they take ibuprofen or some other type of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), a new Danish study indicates.


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  • Intermittent fasting might help people with type 2 diabetes better control their blood sugar levels, a new study has found.

    People with diabetes who restricted their eating to within a daily 10-hour window wound up with blood sugar levels in the normal range for about three hours longer than when they ate whenever they pleased, the researchers reported.

    These patients also experien...

    Breast cancer is tough to beat, but if you also have diabetes and poor blood sugar control your long-term risk of death rises, researchers report.

    Their study included 488 women with metastatic breast cancer, which is cancer that has spread to other organs. Overall survival rates five year...

    Texas and Florida are big U.S. centers for Americans dealing with short- and long-term diabetes complications, a new study shows.

    The findings could help direct support to people who need it the most, according to the researchers.

    "Our analysis has enabled us to create a map of the United States that showcases hot spots of different diabetes complications and any demographic informa...

    Certain common viruses, including the genital herpes virus, might contribute to the risk of type 2 diabetes, a new study hints.

    Type 2 diabetes is a highly prevalent disease, with older age and obesity being two of the major risk factors. Now the new study suggests that two herpes viruses -- herpes ...

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