Type 2 Diabetes
Type 2 diabetes can have a slow onset, and early symptoms can be confused with signs of stress, being overweight, or a poor diet. But the arsenal of tools to combat diabetes grows every year.
Not Just Living With, but Living Well With, Type 2 DiabetesHere's a shocker: About a quarter of the 24 million Americans who have diabetes don't know it yet. Whether you're a newbie or a veteran, there is much more than medicine involved in the treatment of this disease.
Type 2 Diabetes News
By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 18 (HealthDay News) — A diagnosis of type 1 diabetes often seems to come out of the blue. But German researchers say they can predict who will likely develop the chronic disease. Blood samples taken from children at increased genetic risk of type 1 diabetes reveal significant “preclinical” clues, the [...]
People who eat a lot of red meat increase their risk of developing type 2 diabetes, while those who cut down on red meat cut their risk. Those are the findings of a large new study out of Singapore involving 149,000 U.S. men and women.
Older adults at risk for getting diabetes who took a 15-minute walk after every meal improved their blood sugar levels, a new study shows. Three short walks after eating worked better to control blood sugar levels than one 45-minute walk in the morning or evening, said lead researcher Loretta DiPietro, chairwoman of the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services in Washington, D.C.
By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 10 (HealthDay News) — Low blood sugar in older adults with type 2 diabetes may increase their risk of dementia, a new study suggests. While it’s important for diabetics to control blood sugar levels, that control “shouldn’t be so aggressive that you get hypoglycemia,” said study author Dr. Kristine Yaffe, a [...]
Using an immune-suppressing medication and adult stem cells from healthy donors, researchers say they were able to cure type 1 diabetes in mice. “This is a whole new concept,” said the study’s senior author, Habib Zaghouani, a professor of microbiology and immunology, child health and neurology at the University of Missouri School of Medicine in Columbia, Mo.
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