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 Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Drinking more coffee might lower your risk for type 2 diabetes, a new large U.S. study suggests. People who boosted their daily java intake by more than one cup over four years reduced their diabetes risk, while adults who drank less coffee in that time frame [...]
A savage dog attack results in the total dismembering of a teenage girl’s ear. And though the ear remains fully intact, complications during the initial reattachment process raise the real risk she could lose her ear forever. So a Rhode Island doctor turned to leeches.
THURSDAY, April 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) — In a possible advance for obesity research, an MRI scan has pinpointed “good” brown fat in a living adult for the first time. The researchers say their success could help efforts to fight obesity and diabetes. Unlike white fat, brown fat is considered good because it burns calories and helps [...]
By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The rates of five serious complications from diabetes — heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, amputations and death — have all dropped dramatically since 1990, a new U.S. government study shows. Heart attack rates have decreased nearly 70 percent in people with diabetes. Stroke rates have dropped [...]
TUESDAY, April 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Millions of Americans with type 2 diabetes have a new treatment option with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s approval Tuesday of a once-weekly injectable drug, Tanzeum. The FDA described Tanzeum (albiglutide) as a “glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist — a hormone that helps normalize patients’ blood sugar [...]
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