Topic: risk

More frequent office visits associated with improvements in risk factors for patients with diabetes

Visiting a primary care clinician every two weeks was associated with greater control of blood glucose, blood pressure and cholesterol levels among patients with diabetes, according to a new report. … more

More-Frequent Office Visits Associated With Improvements in Risk Factors for Patients With Diabete

September 26, 2011 (JAMA) — Visiting a primary care clinician every two weeks was associated with greater control of blood glucose, blood pressure and cholesterol levels among patients with diabetes … more

Diabetics’ Coronary Calcium Levels Strongly Linked to Heart Attack Risk

September 26, 2011 (UC Irvine) — Notable levels of calcium buildup in coronary arteries can be strong predictors of heart attacks and strokes in people with diabetes and metabolic syndrome, accordin … more

Diabetics’ coronary calcium levels strongly linked to heart attack risk

Notable levels of calcium buildup in coronary arteries can be strong predictors of heart attacks and strokes in people with diabetes and metabolic syndrome, according to a new study. … more

Extra Sleep Reduces Risk of Diabetes as Reported by DiabeticLive.com

New research shows that getting enough sleep also reduces the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes in teenagers who are obese as Reported by DiabeticLive.com.(PRWeb September 25, 2011)Read the full s … more

Post Prandial Elevations Linked to Alzheimer’s Risk

Dementia risk may rise when glucose gets out of control, particularly after meals, according to a longitudinal study….
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New Research on Diabetes and Pregnancy as Reported by DiabeticLive.com

A recent Israeli study confirmed that women with well-managed diabetes are not at an increased risk of giving birth to infants with RDS (respiratory distress syndrome), preterm infants, and infants … more

Popular Diabetes Drugs May Raise Pancreatic Cancer Risk, Study Suggests

Title: Popular Diabetes Drugs May Raise Pancreatic Cancer Risk, Study SuggestsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/22/2011 4:06:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 9/23/2011 … more

EU Finds Novo Nordisk’s Detemir Safe for Children Aged 2-5

The European Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) adopted a positive opinion on the extended use of Novo Nordisk’s basal insulin analogue, insulin detemir, in children with type 1 … more

Eat More Beans, Less White Rice, to Reduce Diabetes Risk

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Dietary Supplement May Lower Risk of Developing Type 2 Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome

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Early research shows dietary supplement may lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes

In an early preclinical study in mice, researchers demonstrated that a dietary supplement may help inhibit development of insulin resistance and glucose intolerance, conditions involved in development … more

Why You Should Get A Flu Shot

As fall comes around I hear people debating, “Should I get the flu shot?”, “Should I vaccinate my kids?”.  I’m always surprised to hear just how hesitant people are to … more

Takeda Launches New Type 2 Diabetes Combination Drug

Takeda Pharmaceutical announced  the launch of LIOVEL®, a fixed dose combination tablet of NESINA® (alogliptin) and ACTOS® (pioglitazone HCl) for treatment of type 2 diabetes.
 

 
LIOVEL is … more

Diabetics at Increased Risk of Developing Alzheimer’s and Other…

Patients who had been living with diabetes were 2.05 times more likely to have developed Alzheimer's than individuals with normal glucose tolerance; the researchers adjusted for confounding…( … more

Strawberries: The Next Super Food For Diabetics?

A study conducted by the Salk Institute for Biological Studies Cellular Neurobiology Laboratory (CNL) has shown that eating 37 strawberries a day can lessen the risk of developing complications fro … more

Blueberry Consumption Associated with Reduced Risk of Metabolic…

The study showed that blueberries may have the potential to reduce a variety of risk factors for metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular disease. Phytochemicals — a type of naturally-occurring…(P … more

Heart Attack During Recreational Hockey Games Reduced with the Heart…

Middle-aged men are at risk of heart attacks during recreational hockey games when they push themselves too hard. During this time of year professional teams are starting up along with recreational … more

Vegetarian Diet Might Increase the Risk of Cardiovascular Diseases,…

Nutri-Med Logic Corp: According to a recently published study by the Laboratory of Nutrition, Faculty of Pharmacy, University Louis Pasteur, France, vegetarian diet is promoting illness and mortali … more

Depression Tied to Higher Risk for Stroke

Title: Depression Tied to Higher Risk for StrokeCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/20/2011 6:06:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 9/21/2011 … more

Good night’s sleep may reduce risk of type 2 diabetes in obese teens

Obese teenagers who don’t get the proper amount of sleep may have disruptions in insulin secretion and blood sugar (glucose) levels, say pediatric researchers. Their study suggests that getting a good … more

Transformation

       We have fought with the enemy for as long as we can remember – millennia or perhaps eons. The war is as old as we are; older in fact. But, it does not define us. Indeed we do not th … more

Test could detect breast cancers earlier in young, high-risk African-American women

Certain cancer signaling pathways that are activated in aggressive cancer can be detected very early, even in precancerous cells, among young African-American women at high risk for breast cancer. Thi … more

Good Night’s Sleep May Reduce Risk of Type 2 Diabetes in Obese Teens

September 20, 2011 (Newswise) — Obese teenagers who don’t get the proper amount of sleep may have disruptions in insulin secretion and blood sugar (glucose) levels, say pediatric researchers. Thei … more

Diabetes may significantly increase the risk of dementia

People with diabetes appear to be at a significantly increased risk of developing dementia, according to a new study. … more

Talking to the FDA

Those of you who’ve heard me talk about the FDA is disparaging ways may be surprised by this post, but it comes from the heart.

As someone with type 1 diabetes, it’s too easy to be persuaded that the … more

Talking to the FDA

Those of you who’ve heard me talk about the FDA is disparaging ways may be surprised by this post, but it comes from the heart.

As someone with type 1 diabetes, it’s too easy to be persuaded that the … more

Diabetes May Significantly Increase Your Risk of Dementia

September 19, 2011 (Newswise) — People with diabetes appear to be at a significantly increased risk of developing dementia, according to a study published in the September 20, 2011, print issue of N … more

EASD: Having Diabetes and Feeling Bad Add Up to Shorter Life

Men with type 2 diabetes and an acute myocardial infarction who score lower on quality-of-life measures have a greater mortality risk than other men with these conditions whose scores indicate they fe … more

People with Diabetes Are Twice as Likely to Develop Dementia

According to a new study, people with diabetes appear to be at a significantly increased risk of developing dementia and the study also found that risk of developing dementia significantly increased f … more

Possible link between two Type 2 diabetes drugs and pancreatic cancer, suggested by new research

Two newer drugs used to treat Type 2 diabetes could be linked to a significantly increased risk of developing pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer, and one could also be linked to an increased risk of t … more

Have Diabetes, Will Travel

I’m pleased as punch to be representing ASweetLife this weekend at the Stanford Medicine 2.0 Conference! Besides the fact that Stanford is a beautiful campus and the sun is shining this weekend, … more

Multiple Lifestyle Factors Contribute to Diabetes Risk

Collectively, lifestyle factors, including not smoking, regular physical activity, healthy diet, moderate alcohol consumption, and normal body weight, are associated with a substantially decreased ris … more

Possible Link Between Two Diabetes Drugs and Pancreatic Cancer

September 16, 2011 (Newswise) — Two newer drugs used to treat Type 2 diabetes could be linked to a significantly increased risk of developing pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer, and one could also b … more

Solyndra Obama’s Enron

What would the reaction of the media would have been if when Enron imploded it was revealed that the Bush Administration had guaranteed a half billion dollars in loans?Remember Enron? When this huge … more

Letter from the Editor #590: Eating Patterns in the US Are Getting Worse

When we research the articles for the newsletter we often look for items that represent thought trends in diabetes management and if this week’s news is any indication then food choices are starting t … more

Certain Risk Factors Could Spur Heart Failure in Normal-Weight People

Title: Certain Risk Factors Could Spur Heart Failure in Normal-Weight PeopleCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/14/2011 10:05:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/14/2011 … more

Evaluating Care For Women With Diabetes Undergoing Fertility Treatments

A study conducted in Haifa, Israel and published in Diabetes Care, determined that medical care for women with diabetes who undergo fertility treatments is suboptimal.  The study, believed to be the … more

Novo Nordisk’s New Ultra-Long-Acting Insulin Proves Effective for Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes

Novo Nordisk’s ultra-long-acting insulin degludec, an investigational basal insulin being developed, showed significant blood sugar reductions in patients with type 2 diabetes even when doses w … more

White House Blames Solyndra Fiasco On Bush

Increadibly, after spending months touting it’s decision to loan $535 million to the now-bankrupt California solar energy upstart Solyndra, on Wednesday while testifying before Congress about the comp … more

Lifetime ‘Dose’ of Excess Weight Linked to Diabetes Risk

Title: Lifetime ‘Dose’ of Excess Weight Linked to Diabetes RiskCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/12/2011 4:06:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 9/13/2011 … more

Filtered Coffee Defends against Diabetes

Scientists in Norway claim that consuming a lot of filtered boiled coffee could help reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The study assessed the amount of coffee consumed by 360,000 non-dia … more

Climbing With Diabetes: An Interview with Living Vertical’s Steve Richert

I’m a type 1 diabetic, and I’m a climber, but just barely.  That is, I’m definitely a type 1 diabetic, but I’m a mostly-indoors, when-I-can, easy-route wannabe boulderer. I ca … more

One in five Canadians has metabolic syndrome

Approximately one in five Canadians has metabolic syndrome — a combination of risk factors for diabetes and heart disease — according to a new study. … more

How Long a Person Is Overweight May Decide their Diabetes Risk

Being obese might up the chance of developing Type 2 diabetes, but the true risk factors may lie in how much someone is overweight and how long they’ve been that way. This is crucial information becau … more

Link between high cholesterol and Alzheimer’s disease revealed in new study

People with high cholesterol may have a higher risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new study. … more

Blacks develop high blood pressure one year faster than whites, study finds

Blacks at risk of having high blood pressure develop the condition one year before whites and have a 35 percent greater chance of progressing from pre-hypertension to high blood pressure, according to … more

Type 2 Drug Bydureon Proves More Effective Than Other Common Diabetes Treatments

Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Eli Lilly and Alkermes announced new analyses from the DURATION-3 and DURATION-4 trials demonstrating patients treated with the investigational medication Bydureon (exenatide … more

Optimal Range of HbA1c for the Prediction of Future Diabetes

An HbA1c cut-point of 5.7% is a suitable value for predicting future diabetes. It is reasonable to consider an HbA1c range of 5.7-6.4% as a category of increased risk for diabetes, similar to an IFG o … more

Insulin Treatment Associated with Higher Mortality Rates

A recent study that analyzed over 3,400 French adults over a period of 14 years found that those with Type 2 diabetes who received insulin treatment had a significantly increased risk of death as.. … more

Extra Pounds a Deadly Risk Factor for Black Women: Study

Title: Extra Pounds a Deadly Risk Factor for Black Women: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/7/2011 6:06:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 9/8/2011 … more

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Study: Memory Loss Boosts Risk of Death

Title: Study: Memory Loss Boosts Risk of DeathCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/7/2011 11:01:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/7/2011 … more

Improving Lifestyle Reduces Diabetes Risk

Title: Improving Lifestyle Reduces Diabetes RiskCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/6/2011 11:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/6/2011 … more

Letter from the Editor #589

Could chopsticks be the answer to diabetes and obesity? In a study released from Otago University the speed of eating has a big effect on weight gain and if we could just slow them down then maybe we … more

On Democrats and the fog of Mediscare

As Yuval Levin aptly notes, one of the great services that a clear, smart, lucid essay can provide is to encapsulate a set of facts that lots of people may be aware of in isolation but that few have u … more

Multidisciplinary Manual

 
How to implement a multidisciplinary team care approach for people with diabetes in all clinical settings. Guide reveals steps to team-oriented diabetes care. The National Diabetes Education Prog … more

Lifetime ‘dose’ of excess weight linked to risk of diabetes

A new study shows the amount of extra weight carried by teens and young adults and how long they carry the extra weight impacts their risk for diabetes later in life. Researchers have revealed the ris … more

Lifetime ‘Dose’ of Excess Weight Linked to Risk of Diabetes, According to U-M Study

September 6, 2011 (Newswise) — Obesity is a known risk factor for developing type 2 diabetes. But it hasn’t been clear whether the “dose” of obesity—how much excess weight a person has, and … more

Multidisciplinary Manual

 
How to implement a multidisciplinary team care approach for people with diabetes in all clinical settings. Guide reveals steps to team-oriented diabetes care. The National Diabetes Education Prog … more

More Research Showing Chocolate Good for the Heart and Brain

British investigators are reporting that individuals who ate the most chocolate had a 37% lower risk of cardiovascular disease and a 29% lower risk of stroke compared with individuals who ate the leas … more

Treatment with Inspra Shows Reduction in CV Mortality for those at High Risk

Even patients with such high-risk features as diabetes or renal compromise showed highly significant drops in CV mortality or heart-failure hospitalizations from treatment with eplerenone (Inspra, Pfi … more

Favorable Benefit Risk Profile for the DIAMOND System in Type 2…

The favorable Benefit-Risk profile of the DIAMOND (TANTALUS) System , a minimally invasive gastric stimulator for treatment of Type 2 Diabetes and its metabolic comorbidities, developed by MetaCure … more

Smoking May Raise Disease Risk by Increasing Hormones

Title: Smoking May Raise Disease Risk by Increasing HormonesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/1/2011 11:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/1/2011 … more

Researchers Link Bowel Cancer to Type 2 Diabetes in Men

September 1, 2011 (The University of Western Australia) — Researchers at The University of Western Australia today released the results of a long-running study which has established a significant li … more

Sleeping Soon After Dinner May Raise Stroke Risk

Title: Sleeping Soon After Dinner May Raise Stroke RiskCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/31/2011 11:01:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/31/2011 … more

Smoking after menopause may increase sex hormone levels: Elevated sex hormone levels associated with chronic disease risk

A recent study found that postmenopausal women who smoke have higher androgen and estrogen levels than non-smoking women, with sex hormone levels being highest in heavy smokers. … more

Blood Protein Might Signal Death Risk in Elderly

Title: Blood Protein Might Signal Death Risk in ElderlyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/30/2011 10:05:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/30/2011 … more

Heavy chocolate consumption may be linked to heart health, study suggests

High levels of chocolate consumption might be associated with a one third reduction in the risk of developing heart disease, a new study suggests. … more

Could Lots of Chocolate Lower Your Heart Risk?

Title: Could Lots of Chocolate Lower Your Heart Risk?Category: Health NewsCreated: 8/29/2011 10:05:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/29/2011 … more

NIH-Funded Researchers Discover Genetic Link to Mesothelioma

Scientists have found that individuals who carry a mutation in a gene called BAP1 are susceptible to developing two forms of cancer — mesothelioma, and melanoma of the eye. Additionally, when these … more

Want To Be Healthy? Eat More Chocolate

That’s according to a recent meta-analysis as reported in medpageToday: In six studies, people who ate the most chocolate — about two pieces of chocolate per week — had a 37% lower risk of any cardi … more

Working Moms Have Fatter Kids

Children get fatter the more time their mothers spend at work, research has suggested. The Scottish government study said part of the reason could be because busy moms may serve up more ready meals an … more

Toe Story

Injured toe, four days after the fact
Eli, my 18 year old son, sat at the kitchen table and paged through the local newspaper as he ate his breakfast.
“Mom, what are diabetic shoes?”
I loo … more

Pesticide Exposure Can Increase Type 2 Diabetes Risk

Researchers said they have confirmed a link between Type 2 diabetes and pesticides known as persistent organic pollutants. The study is not the first to show a link between the disease and the polluta … more

Best Diagnostic Test to Predict Heart Attack Risk

The presence of calcium in coronary arteries is a much better predictor of heart attack and stroke than C-reactive protein among people with normal levels of LDL cholesterol, according to this study.. … more

Insulin Pumps Can Increase or Decrease Insulin Dose when Flying

Changes in cabin pressure during flights may cause insulin pumps to deliver too much or too little of the medication — possibly putting sensitive diabetes patients at risk, researchers report….
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Prospective evaluation of post-prandial triglycerides and cardiovascular events in patients with coronary artery disease

The Homburg Cream and Sugar (HCS) study was designed to determine whether the measurement of postprandial triglyceride in addition to the assessment of glucose tolerance and traditional risk factors m … more

Moderate Exercise for 15 Minutes Daily Improves Survival 14 Percent

The minimal amount of physical activity to reduce mortality risk is 15 minutes a day of moderate-intensity exercise, according to the results of a prospective cohort study. Each additional 15 minutes … more

Value of Intensive Treatment for Early Diabetes Questioned

When early type 2 diabetes is detected by screening, intensive management doesn’t seem to cut the risk of certain complications later on, a Danish study indicates….
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Two Years of Obesity Increases Risk of Death by 7 Percent

A study found that participants face a 7% increase in mortality risk for every two years of being obese, while every 10 years of obesity more than doubles the risk of all-cause mortality….
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September’s UN Summit on Non-Communicable Diseases Stalled

Just a few weeks away, the U.S., Europe and Canada are now stalling to commit to actions, outcomes and timelines at the upcoming U.N. summit on non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Cancer, cardiovascular … more

Patients Discharged From a Hospital at Increased Risk of Unintentional Discontinuation of Medications for Chronic Diseases

August 24, 2011 (JAMA) — Following discharge from a hospital, patients are at an increased risk of unintentional discontinuation of commonly prescribed chronic disease medications, with this risk ev … more

Diastolic Dysfunction Appears to Worsen Over Time; Associated With Increased Risk of Developing Heart Failure

August 24, 2011 (JAMA) — A follow-up of participants in a heart function study finds that the prevalence of left ventricular diastolic dysfunction (left ventricular filling [with blood] is abnormal … more

Friends For Life: Talking to Children With Diabetes Founder Jeff Hitchcock

This year’s Children With Diabetes Friends For Life conference was the organization’s 12th annual get-together in Orlando, Florida.  It drew hundreds of families, adults and children with … more

MU Study Link Inactivity with Risk Factors for Type 2 Diabetes

August 23, 2011 (University of Missouri) — 79 million American adults have prediabetes and will likely develop diabetes later in life, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As … more

ACS Recent Study Finds Women at Greater Risk of Dying From Sedentary…

A recent study from the American Cancer Society has shown that excessive sitting leads to a higher risk of mortality among women than men. TrekDesk treadmill desks offer a solution.(PRWeb August 23 … more

Inactivity linked to risk factors for Type 2 diabetes

As the number of people diagnosed with diabetes continues to grow, researchers are focusing on discovering why the prevalence of the disease is increasing. New research finds that ceasing regular phys … more

TRX vs Blood Sugar

I gave up on the gym last winter, and since then I’ve been working out at home with a TRX Suspension Trainer.  Forgive me while I sound like an infomerical, but for me, the TRX is an amazing to … more

Channel Surfing Health Risks Comparable to Lighting Up According to…

Sitting in front of a television shown to be as harmful to health as smoking. TrekDesk treadmill desks remove the risk.(PRWeb August 22, 2011)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/20 … more

ARB Doesn’t Prevent Diabetes in Cardiovascular Disease

Lead researcher Dr. Joshua I. Barzilay stated, “Despite any possible benefits for hypertension, blocking the renin angiotensin system with telmisartan (Micardis) did not have the added benefit of impr … more

Love Your Liver

It’s been over 40 years now but I can still remember the plaintive cry of my father,” How can this be?!!?  I ate nothing today. NOTHING!!!” He was talking about his blood sugar, of cour … more

Love Your Liver

It’s been over 40 years now but I can still remember the plaintive cry of my father,” How can this be?!!?  I ate nothing today. NOTHING!!!” He was talking about his blood sugar, of cour … more

Scores Help Predict Benefit from Intensive Diabetes Therapy

Validated measures of cardiovascular risk and comorbidity at baseline helped predict response to intensive glucose control in a post hoc analysis of patients who participated in the Veterans Affairs D … more

The Fattier Your Heart the Greater Your Heart Disease Risk

Study links buildup of this hidden fat to heart threat, even in people without symptoms….
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Lifestyle Changes Prevents Diabetes in Nonobese with Elevated Fasting Glucose

A lifestyle-modification program aimed at changes in diet and increased activity levels seemed to significantly cut the risk of type 2 diabetes that was primarily “overweight” rather than obese and th … more

Gene that exacerbates risk factors for heart disease and diabetes identified

A scientist has discovered how a gene known as SIRT3 contributes to a suite of health problems sweeping across America, offering new insight into how to combat these potentially fatal conditions. … more

UN Member States Jeopardise International Progress on Diabetes Epidemic

International progress on non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and chronic respiratory disease, is at grave risk, because of recent efforts by some member … more

15 Minutes of Exercise Every Day Reduces Risk of Death

Title: 15 Minutes of Exercise Every Day Reduces Risk of DeathCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/17/2011 11:01:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/17/2011 … more

Relationship between glaucoma and diabetes, hypertension

Many Americans suffer from diabetes and hypertension and, according to a new study, these individuals may have an increased risk of developing open-angle glaucoma. … more

Study Focuses on Relationship Between Glaucoma and Diabetes, Hypertension

August 17, 2011 (Newswise) — Many Americans suffer from diabetes and hypertension and, according to a study by researchers at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center, these individuals may hav … more

Life Insurance For Diabetes & Other Pre-Existing Conditions

Today’s Guest Host has interesting back-story, and here it is. Last year my BIL (Brother-in-law,) Clark told me about one of his friends/clients, Gordon Conwell. Back Story: Clark is an uber IT guy, i … more

Diamyd Shifts Away from Diabetes To Cut Costs

Diamyd Medical announced it has shifted its focus from the development of the diabetes therapy Diamyd® to the the development of drug candidates for the treatment of chronic pain.
Earlier this year t … more

A Little Exercise Goes a Long Way to Cut Disease, Death Risk

Title: A Little Exercise Goes a Long Way to Cut Disease, Death RiskCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/15/2011 8:06:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 8/16/2011 … more

The Institute for Vibrant Living Shares Breaking News: Recent Study…

The Institute for Vibrant Living shares a study that suggests Vitamin D reduces the risk of type 2 Diabetes. Good news for people at risk for Type 2 Diabetes! Some recent and ongoing studies sugges … more

Daily Hot Dogs and Hamburgers Increases Diabetes Risk 51 Percent

A daily serving of processed meats, such as bacon, lunch meats and sausage catapults the risk of type 2 diabetes by 51% according to research from the Harvard School of Public Health. The data for the … more

High Dairy Intake in Teens May Reduce Diabetes Risk by 38 Percent

New research has shown eating plenty of dairy foods as a teenager may reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes during adulthood….
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Two Steps to Predict Future Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

A 2-step model helps predict future risk for type 2 diabetes, according to the results of a validation study….
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Guest Post: Off The Beaten Path With Diabetes

Today kicks of a week of Guest Hosts on Diabetesaliciousness because I’m off to Toronto, Canada where I hope to have a few adventures of my own in one of Notrth America’s most beautiful cities!
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No Longer Waiting

GS drove the thirty-minute drive to my doctor’s appointment so that I could sidestep stressing about the freeway traffic.  Yet as I sat in the passenger seat, I could feel my anxiety build thinking … more

Arthritis sufferers’ increased risk of heart disease due to disease-related inflammation and other factors, study finds

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) sufferers are at an increased risk of dying due to cardiovascular disease. A new five-year study showed that the risk of cardiovascular disease for people with RA is due to d … more

Pioglitazone Gets New Cancer Risk Labeling

The FDA has approved updated label information for pioglitazone (Actos) and medications that contain it, following its warning in June about bladder cancer risk with the drug….
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Red, Processed Meat Linked to Higher Type 2 Diabetes Risk

Eating processed meats and red meat regularly increases your risk of type 2 diabetes, a large new study shows….
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Depression Raises Women’s Stroke Risk

Title: Depression Raises Women’s Stroke RiskCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/12/2011 11:01:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/12/2011 … more

Daily Hot Dog May Feed Diabetes Risk: Study

Title: Daily Hot Dog May Feed Diabetes Risk: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/10/2011 2:05:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 8/11/2011 … more

Depression linked to increased risk of stroke in women

Depression is associated with a moderately increased risk of stroke. Depressed women taking anti-depressant drugs — particularly selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors — had an increased stroke ris … more

The Health Benefits of Coffee

I was eighteen the first time I enjoyed a cup of coffee.  My boyfriend Mike (who later became my husband) invited me to meet him for coffee at a cafe in downtown Jerusalem.  I had just graduated fr … more

Breast Cancer Drug Raises Risk of Heart Problems in Older Women: Study

Title: Breast Cancer Drug Raises Risk of Heart Problems in Older Women: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/10/2011 10:05:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/10/2011 … more

Sleep Apnea Could Up Risk of Dementia In Elderly Women

Title: Sleep Apnea Could Up Risk of Dementia In Elderly WomenCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/9/2011 6:06:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 8/10/2011 … more

Red meat linked to increased risk of type 2 diabetes

Researchers have found a strong association between the consumption of red meat — particularly when the meat is processed — and an increased risk of type 2 diabetes. The study also shows that replac … more

No proof fibrate drugs reduce heart risk in diabetes patients on statins, experts say

Type 2 diabetes patients, who face higher risk of cardiovascular disease, often take a combination of medications designed to lower their LDL or “bad” cholesterol and triglyceride levels while raising … more

Red Meat Linked to Increased Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

August 10, 2011 (Harvard School of Public Health) — A new study by Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) researchers finds a strong association between the consumption of red meat—particularly wh … more

Diabetes Feeties.

(That has to be one of the goofiest subject lines I’ve had in the last few … evers.)A few days ago, I received an email from a fellow T1 PWD who has been living with diabetes several decades … but … more

Trastuzumab raises risk of heart problems in the elderly with history of heart disease or diabetes, study suggests

The first study to investigate the effect of the breast cancer drug trastuzumab (Herceptin) on heart and vascular function in elderly patients has found that it increases the risk of heart problems, p … more

Smoking Linked to Raised Risk of Irregular Heartbeat, Study Finds

Title: Smoking Linked to Raised Risk of Irregular Heartbeat, Study FindsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/5/2011 6:06:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 8/8/2011 … more

Tylenol Maker Lowers Maximum Dose

Tylenol Maker Lowers Maximum Dose
McNeil Consumer Healthcare announced it is lowering the maximum daily dose instructions for Extra Strength Tylenol to six pills a day (3,000 mg) to reduce the risk o … more

Some Ethnic Groups More Vulnerable to Dangerous Fat

South Asians tend to store fat around organs, raising coronary artery disease risk, study finds. This organ-hugging fat, which can lead to diabetes and coronary artery disease, is more common among pe … more

8 Things you probably shouldn’t say to a Diabetic: A toast to Wendell Fowler!

Things you probably shouldn’t say to a Diabetic as risk of bodily harm or more likely being yelled at/flipped the bird. Consider yourself warned:

1)      You can’t eat that! You’re Diabeti … more

8 Things you probably shouldn’t say to a Diabetic: A toast to Wendell Fowler!

Things you probably shouldn’t say to a Diabetic as risk of bodily harm or more likely being yelled at/flipped the bird. Consider yourself warned:

1)      You can’t eat that! You’re Diabeti … more

Menopause and Diabetes Risk

Menopause does not adversely affect diabetes risk or strategies to prevent diabetes in women who already have an increased risk for the disease, investigators reported….
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New Risk for Sudden Death in Dialysis Patients

A low concentration of homoarginine in the blood appears to be a risk factor for sudden cardiac death and heart failure death among diabetic patients who require hemodialysis, researchers found….
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Sweetened Drinks Boost Heart Disease Risk

Beverages sweetened with fructose or high-fructose corn syrup can worsen cardiovascular risk factors, even in the young and healthy, researchers have found….
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New and Unique Strategies Proposed for Older Americans with Diabetes

The need to establish diabetes management programs that are more accessible to the elderly is gaining greater urgency amid unprecedented growth of older minority populations who are most at risk, part … more

TSA Confiscates A Pregnant Woman With Diabetes Insulin! People With Chronic Illnesses Need Protection From TSA!

So once again, a light and airy Friday post is out of the question, and you have TSA @ Denver International Airport to thank for that. As if people with diabetes and other chronic conditions & illness … more

Eating Too Much Fructose Can Increase Heart Disease Risk Factors, Study Finds

August 5, 2011 (UC Davis) — Adults who consume high levels of sugar have significantly elevated levels of several risk factors for heart disease, according to a new study by a team of researchers at … more

Joslin Researchers Discover New Link Between Obesity and Insulin Resistance

Obesity is the main culprit in the worldwide avalanche of type 2 diabetes. But how excess weight drives insulin resistance, the condition that may lead to the disease, is only partly understood. Scien … more

‘Revelation’ from the NYT: ‘Debt deal does not actually reduce spending’

As though he had slept through the entire debt-ceiling debate and what Tea Partiers and most Republicans have been screaming about since day 1, and he figures everyone else did too, Binyamin Applebaum … more

Even with regular exercise, people with inactive lifestyles more at risk for chronic diseases

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 25 percent of Americans have inactive lifestyles (they take fewer than 5,000 steps a day) and 75 percent do not meet the weekly exercise re … more

Fish Linked to Lower Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

Dietary fish consumption is linked to a lower risk for type 2 diabetes in men but not in women, according to the results of a study done in Japan. The study cohort consisted of 22,921 men and 29,759 w … more

What’s the Best Exercise for Heart Health?

A combination of weight training and aerobic exercise might be the best prescription for overweight people at risk for diabetes and heart disease, a new study suggests. People doing only aerobic exerc … more

Guest Post: The PODS People.

When I was at the Roche Summit in San Diego last month, I had the pleasure of hanging out with Brandy Barnes, founder of The Diabetes Sisters organization aiming to connect and inspire women with diab … more

Last-Minute, ‘Just In Case’ Measures Always Pay Off

As I packed my backpack before the long, hard hike I took yesterday, I found myself downplaying my needs.  I should preface that statement by saying that I really didn’t know it was going to be … more

Type 2 diabetes: ‘Intensive’ versus ‘conventional’ blood glucose control — No clear picture

A new analysis has found that the risk of death and cardiovascular disease, such as stroke, remains unchanged whether glucose control is intense or conventional. Researchers did find, however, that wh … more

HbA1c Predicts Cardiovascular Risk

Hemoglobin A1c level was a better predictor of the risk of CVD than simply using a diagnosis of diabetes to establish risk, a new analysis of two large cohort studies showed….
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Increased Muscle Mass May Lower Risk of Pre-Diabetes

August 1, 2011 (Newswise) — A recent study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM) found that the greater an individual’s total … more

Type 2 Diabetes and Hypoglycemia – A Lesson in What Not to Do

Hypoglycemia or low blood sugar is not often thought to be a worry for people with type 2 diabetes.  However, many of us inject insulin or take oral medications that put us at risk for blood suga … more

Weight-Based Insulin Dosing Safe at Recommended Doses

Weight-based insulin doses up to 0.6 units per kilogram are associated with a low risk of hypoglycemia, according to a new report….
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Last-Minute, ‘Just In Case’ Measures Always Pay Off

As I packed my backpack before the long, hard hike I took yesterday, I found myself downplaying my needs.  I should preface that statement by saying that I really didn’t know it was going to be … more

Dietary Fish Linked to Lower Risk for Type 2 Diabetes in Men

Dietary fish consumption is linked to a lower risk for type 2 diabetes in men but not in women, according to the results of a prospective study….
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Unintended Glucose Patterns Predict Death

Day-to-day glucose levels that stray too high when tight control is the aim, or too low when therapy isn’t intense, may signal mortality risk, an ACCORD trial subanalysis indicated….
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Building Muscle May Reduce Diabetes Risk, Study Says

Title: Building Muscle May Reduce Diabetes Risk, Study SaysCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/28/2011 2:05:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 7/29/2011 … more

Hypertriglyceridemia in the Obese is Due to Two Defects

Obesity is a recognized risk factor for heart disease, but it is the location of fat — in the belly or in the liver — that combines to drive metabolic defects that produce hypertriglyceridemia, rese … more

Menopause Does Not Boost Diabetes Risk, Study Finds

Title: Menopause Does Not Boost Diabetes Risk, Study FindsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/27/2011 2:05:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 7/28/2011 … more

Increased muscle mass may lower risk of pre-diabetes: Study shows building muscle can lower person’s risk of insulin resistance

A recent study has found that the greater an individual’s total muscle mass, the lower the person’s risk of having insulin resistance, the major precursor of type 2 diabetes. … more

Best of the ADA Scientific Sessions

We’ve just returned from a packed journey through the American Diabetes Association’s 71st Scientific Sessions. As the number of people affected by diabetes globally reaches 347 million, the worl … more

Diabetes + Pregnancy = Hard Work

I’m now 22 weeks pregnant and we’re more than half way through this amazing journey to meet our baby. I know I’m long overdue with an update, but honestly I’ve not had a lot of time to write abo … more

Parenting a no-good bratty pants child with Diabetes

*Disclaimer!* I have no children, and at the most have been entrusted with a surly cat who is bribed into good behavior with copious amounts of treats. But a have been a no-good bratty young upstart w … more

Parenting a no-good bratty pants child with Diabetes

*Disclaimer!* I have no children, and at the most have been entrusted with a surly cat who is bribed into good behavior with copious amounts of treats. But a have been a no-good bratty young upstart w … more

CDC: 34% of US Adults, 73 Million People, Are Obese

Southern states remain among the most obese, suggests a CDC survey released July 19. Twelve states had obesity rates of 30% or higher in 2010, according to the Behavior Risk Factor Surveillance Syste … more

Onion Skins Help Reduce Diabetes Risk

According to the results of a new study, onion skins have now joined the list of things that could offer potential benefits for people with type 2 diabetes. The study, at the University of Madrid foun … more

Blood Test May Better Predict Diabetics’ Heart Risk: Study

Title: Blood Test May Better Predict Diabetics’ Heart Risk: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/25/2011 6:06:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 7/26/2011 … more

Diabetes Drug Dapagliflozin Rejected by FDA Panel

A federal advisory committee voted 9 to 6 on July 19 that a first-of-its-kind diabetes drug should not be approved for use because of safety concerns, including a possible increased risk of breast and … more

Does menopause matter when it comes to diabetes?

Menopause has little to no impact on whether women become more susceptible to diabetes, according to a one-of-a-kind study that provides good news for older women. Postmenopausal women had no higher r … more

Does Menopause Matter When It Comes to Diabetes?

July 26, 2011 (Newswise) — Menopause has little to no impact on whether women become more susceptible to diabetes, according to a one-of-a-kind study.
Postmenopausal women had no higher risk for dia … more

Takeda Resubmits New Type 2 Diabetes Drugs for FDA Approval

Takeda has resubmitted two New Drug Applications (NDA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for alogliptin and the fixed-dose combination therapy alogliptin/pioglitazone, which combines … more

Test measuring blood glucose control may help predict risk of CVD events in patients with diabetes

Measuring hemoglobin A 1c (HbA 1c ) levels in patients with diabetes is associated with improvement in models for predicting risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD), according to a new report. … more

New data-based strategies and treatment models can improve diabetes care for older African-Americans

Better data are needed to evaluate access to care by minority groups at increased risk for diabetes, such as older African-Americans, and to assess the benefits of new community-based treatment strate … more

Vitamin D Deficiency Linked to Diabetes

Australia’s The Age reports: [...] The largest study of its kind found that people with higher levels of vitamin D in their blood were less likely to develop type 2 diabetes than those with lower l … more

Physical Activity by Women at High Risk of Diabetes

Women should get at least 150 minutes of physical activity each week to help reduce their risk of developing type 2 diabetes….
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Early Metformin Therapy Delayed Onset, and Prevention of PCOS

Recent data suggest that treatment with metformin during late childhood or early puberty may impede or prevent the development of polycystic ovary syndrome in girls at high risk for the disease….
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Letter from the Editor #582

The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) recently held a series of webinars to help clinicians in “Achieving and Outperforming Type 2 Diabetes HEDIS Measures. (http://www.diabetesincontrol. … more

Elderly at Greater Risk for Heat Stroke, Experts Warn

Title: Elderly at Greater Risk for Heat Stroke, Experts WarnCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/21/2011 10:05:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/21/2011 … more

Metabolic syndrome increases risk of both major types of primary liver cancer

Incidence rates of hepatocellular carcinoma and intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma have increased in the US. A new study found that metabolic syndrome significantly increases risk of developing these pri … more

By The Sweat of My Fingertips

Between refrigeration and Frios, it’s easy enough to keep insulin cool on hot summer days.  Keeping ourselves cool, however, is not as easy.  It’s so hot in Tel Aviv that we’re swe … more

Dementia Risk for Retired Football Players?

Title: Dementia Risk for Retired Football Players?Category: Health NewsCreated: 7/20/2011 11:01:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/20/2011 … more

Mom Has Alzheimer’s? Your Risk May Be High

Title: Mom Has Alzheimer’s? Your Risk May Be HighCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/19/2011 11:01:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/19/2011 … more

Experimental drug raises ‘good’ cholesterol, may help control diabetes

An experimental cholesterol drug improved blood sugar control in diabetic patients on statins, a new study shows. The drug raises levels of “good” cholesterol and may help lower cardiovascular disease … more

Study: Coffee Protects Against Alzheimer’s

Interested in protecting yourself against the memory-robbing effects of Alzheimer’s disease? According to a new study reported by scientists at the University of South Florida in Tampa, you can do so … more

Exenatide Reduced Heart Failure Risk by 50 Percent in Type 2′s

Data from a retrospective analysis have demonstrated a reduction in the probability for patients with type 2 diabetes to develop heart failure when adding exenatide injection to current treatment. The … more

The Murk Between Safety and Risk

I fell on the ice, hard. My left elbow and wrist hurt the most, but still the impact vibrated through my whole skeleton. I sat there for a minute, and the coldness soothed me and staved off the insta … more

Maintaining Good Health May Reduce Dementia Risk

Title: Maintaining Good Health May Reduce Dementia RiskCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/14/2011 11:01:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/14/2011 … more

The High Carb Diet That Keeps You Healthy, Fit and Trim

I used to tell people that I ate a low carbohydrate diet. I actually believed this up until I had a recent realization. My diet is actually high in carbs — oatmeal, beans and lots of non-starc … more

Diabetes + Pregnancy = Hard Work

I’m now 22 weeks pregnant and we’re more than half way through this amazing journey to meet our baby. I know I’m long overdue with an update, but honestly I’ve not had a lot of time to write abo … more

Diabetes + Pregnancy = Hard Work

I’m now 22 weeks pregnant and we’re more than half way through this amazing journey to meet our baby. I know I’m long overdue with an update, but honestly I’ve not had a lot of time to write abo … more

High Sodium, Low Potassium Diet Linked to Increased Risk of Death

July 13, 2011 (CDC) — Americans who eat a diet high in sodium and low in potassium have a 50 percent increased risk of death from any cause, and about twice the risk of death from heart attacks, acc … more

Tethys PreDx � Diabetes Risk Score (DRS) Shown to Improve the Cost-effectiveness of Diabetes Prevention

July 12, 2011 (Tethys) — Tethys Bioscience announced the publication of study results showing that the cost-effectiveness of type 2 diabetes prevention can be significantly improved when the PreDx D … more

Statin Dose and Risk of Incident Diabetes

A recent meta-analysis found a link between statin therapy and increased risk of developing new onset diabetes. The researchers found: “In 5 statin trials with 32,752 participants without diabetes at … more

High Aspirin Dosage May Curb Heart Attack Risk in Diabetes

New research from scientists in Canada has revealed that taking aspirin every day could offer benefits for those managing their diabetes….
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Is Inhaled Insulin Closer to Reality?

New data on the inhalable insulin product Technosphere Insulin Afrezza, from MannKind Corp., indicate that the treatment confers no discernible risk for increased cardiovascular (CV) events, while ano … more

Chantix Linked to Heart Risks

Users of the smoking-cessation drug varenicline (Chantix) had a small but statistically significant increase in the risk of cardiovascular events, a meta-analysis of randomized trials showed….
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Impaired Fasting Glucose Does Not Boost Cardiovascular Risk

Impaired fasting glucose doesn’t independently increase the risk of cardiovascular events in adults, according to a large new study….
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Depressed Diabetes Patients Have High Risk for MI

Patients with depression or diabetes have an increased risk of MI, but the risk is even higher in patients with both conditions, according to a new study….
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Study: Green Tea Reduces Cholesterol Risk

According to a recent study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, green tea reduces LDL and total cholesterol, which could explain the reasoning behind green tea’s apparent reductio … more

Healthy Lifestyle Cuts Risk of Sudden Cardiac Death

Title: Healthy Lifestyle Cuts Risk of Sudden Cardiac DeathCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/6/2011 11:01:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/6/2011 … more

ADA: Intensive Therapy Yields Negligible Benefits in Type 2 Diabetes

In patients diagnosed with type 2 diabetes through screening in general practice, intensive multifactorial treatment improved cardiovascular risk factors, compared with usual care, new findings sugge … more

ADA: Higher Vitamin D Levels Linked to Lower Diabetes Risk

Higher levels of vitamin D in the blood appear to be associated with a reduced risk for incident diabetes among people at high risk for the disease….
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ADA: Public Knows about Diabetes, Yet Takes No Action

Americans are well informed about the risks, dangers, and signs of diabetes, but that knowledge does not appear to translate into actions to prevent or control the disease, researchers reported. Almos … more

ADA: Vascular Status Predicts Hypoglycemia

Type 2 diabetes patients with microvascular or macrovascular complications, or those taking certain monotherapies, are more likely to experience hypoglycemia and require outpatient hospital visits, re … more

Drinking Water May Cut Risk of High Blood Sugar

Title: Drinking Water May Cut Risk of High Blood SugarCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/1/2011 11:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/1/2011 … more

Pre-pregnancy diet affects the health of future offspring, mouse study suggests

Poor maternal diet before conception can result in offspring with reduced birth weights and increased risk of developing type II diabetes and obesity. In a new study, mice that were fed a low protein … more

Best of the ADA Scientific Sessions

We’ve just returned from a packed journey through the American Diabetes Association’s 71st Scientific Sessions. As the number of people affected by diabetes globally reaches 347 million, the worl … more