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
TUESDAY, May 14 (HealthDay News) — Despite prior research suggesting that the widely used diabetes drug metformin might help cancer patients, a new study finds it does not boost survival for older breast cancer patients with diabetes. Previous research has found that metformin was associated with an up to 30 percent reduction in new cancers in [...]
Heart disease risk factors can lead to a decline in brain function in both younger and older adults, Dutch researchers report. The new study included nearly 3,800 people, aged 35 to 82, who were checked for heart disease risk factors such as smoking, diabetes and high levels of “bad” cholesterol, and given tests to assess their memory and mental skills such as the ability to plan and reason and to begin and switch tasks.
By Karen PallaritoHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 1 (HealthDay News) — As states prepare to expand Medicaid in 2014, a new study provides insight into how that health insurance coverage might affect low-income adults and what it means for access to care and the cost of care. The study found that having Medicaid — the U.S. public [...]
Gastric bypass — a widely used weight-loss procedure — appears to change the hormones and amino acids produced during digestion, which could explain how the surgery eliminates symptoms of type 2 diabetes, according to a small new study. The findings could lead to new treatments for type 2 diabetes, the researchers said. Untreated, diabetes can lead to heart disease, blindness, amputations and kidney disease.
By Brenda GoodmanHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 30 (HealthDay News) — A coalition of manufacturers has pledged to provide new prosthetic legs for victims of the Boston Marathon bombings if their health insurance won’t cover the full cost of the devices. Prosthetic limbs are prescribed by doctors and have to be fitted to suit an amputee’s activity level [...]
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