"New study is wake-up call for diet soda drinkers"
"(CBS) Sorry, soda lovers - even diet drinks can make you fat. That's the word from authors of two new studies, presented Sunday at a meeting of the American Diabetes Association in San Diego. "Data from this and other prospective studies suggest that the promotion of diet sodas as healthy alternatives may be ill-advised" Dr. Helen Hazuda, professor of medicine at University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, said in a written statement. "They may be free of calories, but not of consequences..."
"Camp Sugar Falls focuses on diabetes"
" DOTHAN, Ala. -- Cameron Davis Burleson remembers the date well — Sept. 13, 2007. That’s when Cameron was diagnosed with type I diabetes. It was a lot for the then 8-year-old to absorb. “I can never forget it,” Cameron, now 12, said of the day he was diagnosed. “It’s a special day to me because I’m living with a disease, and some people don’t survive it"..."
"'Sex And The City' Star Talks Diabetes Awareness"
"Chris Noth has an unquestionably recognizable face. Having starred in television shows that run the gamut of genres -- from Mr. Big in “Sex and the City” to Detective Mike Logan on “Law & Order” to Peter Florrick on “The Good Wife” -- Noth has attracted quite a bit of critical acclaim and fan attention. Now, he’s using that star power to raise awareness about diabetes...
"Cooking healthy, budget-friendly meals when you have diabetes"
"Celebrity Chef Charles Mattocks was already well known for frugal, healthy cooking tips. But eight months ago, when he learned he had diabetes, the 38-year-old dad added another twist to his cooking repertoire - cooking for diabetes. A regular on 'Today,' and 'The Dr. Oz Show,' Chef Mattocks will answer questions on cooking healthy, budget-friendly meals when you have diabetes - or if you just want to save money and eat well. Join us Wednesday, June 8, at noon to chat with Chef Charles Mattocks..."
"Diabetes risk in pregnancy tied to weight change"
" (Reuters Health) - Overweight moms who lose weight after their first baby are less likely to develop diabetes during their second pregnancy, a new study shows. The researchers found the reverse was also true: all women - overweight or not -- who gained weight between pregnancies had a better chance of developing diabetes during their second pregnancy than women whose weight remained stable..."
"Taking a walk for a cure"
"Type 1 diabetes is the most severe form of diabetes. It is a non-preventable autoimmune disease that strikes children and adults suddenly. It happened that way to Baylee Cooney. She was five in the fall of 2008 and enjoying being in kindergarten at Falkland elementary school. She was getting over the flu when her mother noticed that she was urinating excessively and eating more than usual...
"Mums, beware of diabetes after baby-birth
"A new study has revealed that women who gain weight between their first and second pregnancies have a heightened risk for developing pregnancy-related diabetes in their second pregnancy. However, losing weight between the two pregnancies appeared to reduce gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) risk during the second pregnancy..."
"Simply Eating Less Fat May Cut Diabetes Risk
"TUESDAY, May 24 (HealthDay News) -- Losing weight may not be required to lower a person's risk for diabetes, a new study contends. Rather, the study found, small dietary changes can make a big difference in risk, even without weight loss and particularly among blacks..."
"Omega-3s can prevent type 2 diabetes: study
"They’re touted to ward off heart attacks, stoke, dementia and macular degeneration. Now, two reports suggest omega-3 fatty acids can also guard against type 2 diabetes. Omega-3 fatty acids belong to the family of polyunsaturated fat. You’ll get two of them from fish and seafood – eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). Oily fish like salmon, trout, sardines, anchovies, mackerel and herring are the best sources...
"Ford Motors To Provide SYNC Diabetes, Allergy Monitoring In Autos"
"Call me crazy, but Detroit is going incredibly health conscious and has begun developing technology that will be able to monitor glucose levels, provide severe allergy alerts and keep medical records available all at the touch of a button in your car's interior. Ford Motor Company and their SYNC technology are leading the way..."
"Study Suggests Women With These Conditions May Have Greater Risk of Having an Autistic Child"
"May 11, 2011 (San Diego) -- Women who have diabetes, high blood pressure, or are obese before pregnancy are more likely to have a child with autism, according to new research. "For mothers with at least one of these conditions, there was a 60% increased risk for autism in the offspring," says Irva Hertz-Picciotto, PhD, an autism researcher at the University of California, Davis MIND Institute..."
"Team Type 1 takes on diabetes awareness"
"He's not doping, he's diabetic. Six of the pro cycling team's 20 riders have diabetes, and they need insulin to regulate their blood sugar. "The first year we were racing on the professional scene, guys were still hiding their needles," said Phil Southerland, Team Type 1 founder and CEO. "I said, 'You don't have to hide it. This is what we have to do to live.'"..."
"Study: Costs skyrocket for young diabetics"
"Younger diabetic patients face high healthcare costs compared to youth without the disease, according to a study published in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention journal Diabetes Care. These costs were reported to be $9,061 vs. $1,468, respectively, in 2007..."
"Exploring group checkups for diabetes, Parkinson's"
"WASHINGTON — Wait a minute, Doc. You want me to share my appointment with 10 other patients? Group appointments aren't just for psychotherapy anymore. Put diabetes, high blood pressure and maybe even Parkinson's disease on the list. Shared checkups aim to help patients who are battling certain chronic diseases, and they're far from the typical 15-minute office visit. They're stretched over 90 minutes or even two hours, offering more time to quiz the doctor about concerns, learn about managing the disease — and get tips from fellow patients..."
"Exercise Programs Help Control Diabetes"
"May 3, 2011 -- Structured exercise programs that include aerobic exercise and/or resistance training help improve blood sugar levels in people with diabetes, new research indicates. Scientists led by Daniel Umpierre, MSc, of the Hospital de Clinica de Porto Alegre in Brazil, performed an analysis of studies looking at the effects of structured exercise programs of at least 12 weeks duration on lowering HbA1c. They also analyzed studies evaluating the effects of physical activity advice alone or along with nutritional counseling on HbA1c..."
"Diabetes Costs Are High for Young People"
"April 28, 2011 -- Young people who have diabetes face much higher medical bills than children and teenagers who do not have the disease, and much of the extra tab is due to prescription drugs and outpatient care, the CDC says. A new CDC study says the annual medical expense for young people with diabetes totals about $9,061, vs. $1,468 for teens and kids without the disease..."
"FDA accepts application for Astra diabetes drug"
"AstraZeneca PLC and Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. say the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has accepted for review a new drug application for diabetes drug dapagliflozin. The companies added on Tuesday that a marketing authorization application for dapagliflozin has also been validated by the European Medicines Agency..."
"Gene Mutation Linked to Type 2 Diabetes"
"Scientists have identified a unique genetic mutation in about 10 percent of people with type 2 diabetes studied in the United States and Europe. The discovery could help some people learn if they are at risk of developing diabetes so they can seek early treatment and possibly avoid getting the disease altogether..."
"Mediterranean diet linked to lower heart disease risk"
"The Mediterranean diet has had many fans over the years, even in the scientific community. A new analysis of 50 studies involving half a million participants reinforces what many healthcare professionals already have said about the diet: It helps lower the risk of heart disease and diabetes..."
"Complaints and Concerns about Medicare Competitive Bidding for Home Medical Equipment Can Be Reported Via a Toll-Free Number and Website"
"WASHINGTON, Dec. 31, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On January 1, 2011, Medicare starts a new "competitive bidding" program for durable medical equipment and supplies in nine metropolitan regions: Charlotte, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Dallas-Fort Worth, Kansas City, Miami, Orlando, Pittsburgh, and Riverside, California. This program will affect thousands of Medicare beneficiaries who use the following equipment and related services and supplies: power wheelchairs, walkers, oxygen, CPAP and respiratory assistive devices, hospital beds, enteral nutrients (tube feeding), support surfaces, and mail-order diabetic supplies..."
"Almonds ward off diabetes, says study"
"Eating almonds could help prevent diabetes and heart disease, according to a study. The research found incorporating the nuts into our diets may help treat type 2 diabetes, which accounts for 90 to 95 per cent of all cases. As well as combating the condition, linked to obesity and physical inactivity, it could tackle cardiovascular disease, the report published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition said..."
"Wanted: A new name for Type 1 diabetes"
"If there’s one thing Lara Abramson is tired of hearing, she says, it’s onlookers who insists that people with diabetes shouldn’t eat sugary treats. Ms. Abramson leads a summer camp in the Halifax region for children with Type 1 diabetes, a diagnosis she received at age 6. Each year, she listens to kids talk about having to defend themselves when an adult catches them eating a cookie. But, in fact, people with Type 1 diabetes can eat sugar as long as they balance their carbohydrate and insulin intake..."
"Nat & Kat ('The Amazing Race')"
"After traveling 32,000 miles across four continents and 30 cities, doctors Nat & Kat were crowned the winners of The Amazing Race! The best friends had been strong contenders throughout the season, winning race legs with their logic, athleticism and easy-going manner, while also battling their own personal challenges (eating meat for vegetarian Kat and dealing with diabetes and a fear of heights for Nat). They scooped the $1 million check on Sunday night's season finale but also made their mark on race history by becoming the first all-female team to triumph in the CBS competition. We caught up with them to chat about their success..."
"Experts: Exercise Crucial for Patients With Type 2 Diabetes"
"Dec. 10, 2010 -- New guidelines jointly issued by the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Diabetes Association call for people with type 2 diabetes to get at least 150 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous aerobic exercise over the course of at least three days during the week, and not to skip more than two days of exercising..."
"Earl the Pearl Monroe talks diabetes"
"NBA legend Earl (The Pearl) Monroe will be remembered on the court for his spins, dribbling and silky shooting skills with the Baltimore Bullets and New York Knicks before retiring in 1980."
"Protecting Yourself From the Cost of Type 2 Diabetes"
" ONE in 10 Americans has diabetes, and if present trends continue, one in three will suffer from the disease by the year 2050, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Already this incurable, chronic and often debilitating illness costs the country’s health care system a staggering $174 billion a year..."
"Living with diabetes: Bret Michaels 'finds a way to survive on the road'"
"Musician Bret Michaels' life seems more like Grey's Anatomy than his current reality TV show, Life As I Know It. He has type 1 diabetes, visited the emergency room for an appendectomy and a brain hemorrhage this year, and he's preparing for heart surgery in January..."
"Health Talk: Lifestyle changes can reduce your risk of diabetes"
"If you have watched the evening news over the last year, undoubtedly you have seen several new stories focusing on obesity and the health issues it is causing..."
"Diabetes Drugs May Slow Lung Cancer"
" Nov. 2, 2010 -- Certain diabetes medications, including metformin, may slow the progression of lung cancer and lengthen survival, according to a new study..."
"Diabetes tied to colon cancer in men, not women"
"A new study confirms there is a link between type 2 diabetes and an increased risk of colon cancer -- but the added threat may be less than previous research has suggested, and seems to be fading among women..."
"Sugar-sweetened beverages linked to type 2 diabetes"
"You can’t ask people to drink sugar-sweetened beverages and see who develops type 2 diabetes, researcher Vasanti Malik explains. That would be like asking people to smoke when you have good reason to know it might harm them, she said..."
Family raises $7,000 at JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes for son with Type 1 juvenile diabetes."
" The kid was always thirsty. He was only 6 and his mother thought he was losing too much weight. That he urinated too often. That he had no energy. " The kid was always thirsty. He was only 6 and his mother thought he was losing too much weight. That he urinated too often. That he had no energy. "So in July of 2008, I took my son Dominic to our pediatrician," says Weslee Damiano, who lives in Whitestone with her husband, Lou, and older twin sons. "We told her our concerns about Dominic who was always a healthy kid and athletic. She immediately suspected diabetes. After some tests they discovered how extremely high his blood sugar was. We were sent directly to the emergency room of Schneider Children's Hospital, where Dominic was admitted for three days..."
"Belly Fat Is Key to U.S. Diabetes Risk"
"Oct. 7, 2010 -- Middle-aged Americans tend to have more belly fat than their English counterparts, and the difference may explain the higher diabetes rate in the U.S. compared to England. Investigators with the University College London and the nonprofit research group RAND Corporation first reported on health differences between older Americans and people in England in 2006, finding diabetes incidence in the U.S. to be twice as high as in England..."
"Bret Michaels Joins ADA to Stop Diabetes"
" Bret Michaels, musician and winner of NBC's "Celebrity Apprentice," has joined the American Diabetes Association in their movement to Stop Diabetes(R) by raising awareness about diabetes this November for American Diabetes Month..."
"Racing with diabetes: Brookfield man doesn't let disease slow him down"
"When most people think of escaping, they picture a cabin on the lake or perhaps a resort in the Caribbean. For David Kittleson, escaping means hopping into a fire-resistant suit, strapping on a helmet, and racing around a track at 100 mph or more. What makes this remarkable is that Kittleson has diabetes. While that may not seem significant, an unbalanced sugar level could cause severe problems, including difficulty concentrating and loss of consciousness...
"Study strongly links adult diabetes to air pollution"
Adult diabetes is strongly linked to air pollution, even in areas where pollution levels are deemed safe by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, finds a new epidemiologic study by researchers at Children's Hospital Boston. The report, among the first large population-based studies to link diabetes prevalence to air pollution, is consistent with prior laboratory research that found an increase in insulin resistance -- a precursor to diabetes -- in obese mice exposed to particulates...
"U of Minnesota, Mayo to expand diabetes research"
"MINNEAPOLIS — The University of Minnesota and the Mayo Clinic announced Tuesday they hope to raise between $250 million and $350 million for expanded research into treatments and a cure for diabetes. The institutions said diabetes-related treatment is consuming one of every three Medicare dollars spent in the U.S., and $2 billion in health care costs in Minnesota. More than 269,000 Minnesotans have the disease, making it imperative to push research forward...
"Training Smarter, Not Harder: An Interview With Melissa-Marie Kauffman"
"Melissa-Marie Kauffman is a third generation type 1 diabetic. In 1950, Melissa’s grandmother, a sixteen-year-old single mom, received a diagnosis of type 1 diabetes. Thirty-nine years later her son, Melissa’s father, was diagnosed with type 1, too. He was forty-years-old. Melissa herself was diagnosed on Thanksgiving 2002 at the age of 13. She’d been very tired and thirsty for a week before her diagnosis. Knowing well the symptoms of diabetes, her father was immediately suspicious and wanted to check her blood sugar. Melissa refused. Denial was easy, until she felt so ill she was sleeping most of the time. When her father did finally check, Melissa’s blood sugar level was over 400...
"'Pre-diabetes' raises risk of heart attack, stroke"
"(Reuters Health) - A set of conditions known to accompany or portend type 2 diabetes, including obesity and high blood sugar, could more than double a person's risk of developing heart disease, according to a new study. Further, the findings suggest that these factors can even work their negative influence in the absence of full-blown diabetes...
"Researchers discover a possible test to predict Type 2 diabetes"
"British researchers reported Friday that it may be possible to identify people who are going to develop Type 2 diabetes even before symptoms occur. If the test can be verified, it might be possible to screen people who are at higher-than-normal risk of developing diabetes and intervene before symptoms, and the broad spectrum of complications that accompany them, occur...
"Local man bikes across Canada in support of diabetes awareness"
"EMC lifestyle - A young man from Elginburg has embarked on a journey to raise awareness about a disease that is sweeping across the nation: diabetes. Twenty-three-year-old Braydon Deans McLean made the flight to British Columbia on Saturday to begin a 7,000-kilometre bike ride across Canada raising awareness about the growing diabetes epidemic and to raise funds for the local chapter of the Canadian Diabetes Association...
"Walk for a Cure"
"NEW HARTFORD — The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s one-mile Sweet Steps Walk to Cure Diabetes will be held on Saturday, Sept.11 at 10 a.m. at Sherrill Brook Park in New Hartford. Over 94 percent of every dollar raised through the event will go directly to research for a cure for diabetes...
"Diabetes drug can reduce risk of cancer, researchers find"
"A growing body of evidence suggests that the widely used diabetes drug metformin can reduce the risk of cancer, researchers said Wednesday. A study in mice exposed to tobacco carcinogens shows that the drug can reduce the development of lung tumors by more than 70%, and results from a small clinical trial in Japan suggest it can reduce rates of colorectal tumors in humans. The National Cancer Institute is now organizing a clinical trial to test the drug in people who smoke, and other trials are testing it against breast and prostate cancer...
"Diabetes Drug Avandia as Safe as Actos: Study"
"GlaxoSmithKline's diabetes drug Avandia was no riskier to the heart than a rival, U.S. researchers said on Tuesday, a finding that contradicts earlier studies and adds new fodder to the roiling debate over the drug's safety...
"Green leafy vegetables can cut risk of diabetes:study"
"Aug 20 (Reuters Life!) - Eating more green leafy vegetables can significantly cut the risk of developing diabetes, scientists said on Friday. British researchers reviewed six earlier studies on links between diabetes and the consumption of fruits and vegetables and found eating an extra serving a day of vegetables like spinach, cabbage, and broccoli reduced adults' risk of getting type 2 diabetes by 14 percent...
"Cinnamon extract may reduce diabetes"
" A water soluble extract of cinnamon, which contains antioxidative compounds, could help reduce risk factors associated with diabetes and heart disease, suggests a new study. The study was led by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) chemist Richard Anderson. For the study, conducted in Ohio, co-author Tim N. Ziegenfuss, now with the Center for Applied Health Sciences based in Fairlawn, Ohio, enrolled volunteers and collected samples...
"Good defense against scams"
"I have received three phone calls from “Federal Census Health.” Both persons had a foreign accent. When I asked where they were calling from, they both said “from Washington.” Somehow they have my name, address, phone number, date of birth, and the fact that I have diabetes. OK, they offered a free talking glucometer and three months of diabetic testing supplies. I mentioned I already get these free from my insurance company. No matter, they were anxious to send me the goods...
"Eye Damage Common in Older Diabetes Patients"
"Aug. 10, 2010 -- Diabetes has increased in the United States and so, too, has the prevalence of diabetic retinopathy, according to a new CDC study. CDC researchers estimate that 28.5% of U.S. diabetes patients over age 40 have diabetic retinopathy, an eye disorder in which the blood vessels of the retina are damaged by diabetes. CDC researchers also reported that 4.4% of the U.S. population is estimated to have vision-threatening retinopathy, which, if left untreated, can lead to blindness...
"AstraZeneca to Pay $198 Million for Seroquel Lawsuits"
"AstraZeneca Plc will pay about $198 million to settle 17,500 lawsuits, or about two-thirds of the total cases alleging its antipsychotic drug Seroquel causes diabetes in some users. The settlements resulted from court-ordered mediation, the London-based drugmaker said in a statement today. AstraZeneca previously agreed to pay at least $55 million to resolve more than 5,500 cases alleging the company knew Seroquel could cause diabetes and failed to adequately warn patients, people familiar with those settlements said. These earlier agreements are part of the 17,500 settlements, the company said...
"Diatic Medical: The New Generation of Diabetic Supplies"
"Diabetes is one of the fastest growing medical conditions in the United States, and with costs of treatment skyrocketing, many are searching for affordable treatment options. Diatic Medical is a new generation diabetic supply company that delivers products directly to its consumers’ homes at affordable prices. Diatic also provides information on weight loss, diet plans, exercise, and access to online communities where diabetics can find support...
"FDA orders halt in enrollment in clinical trial for diabetes drug Avandia"
"WASHINGTON – The FDA today ordered drug maker GlaxoSmithKline to stop enrolling new patients in a controversial clinical trial of its widely marketed diabetes drug, Avandia...
"Bones May Hold Key to New Diabetes Drugs"
"Bone cell responses to insulin may control how the rest of the body responds, studies in mice suggest. Reports in the July 23 issue of Cell from two separate research teams indicate that insulin receptors in osteoblasts mediate release of the hormone osteocalcin, which speeds up glucose metabolism elsewhere in the body in what one of the groups called a "feed-forward loop."
"American Diabetes Services and Support Plus Medical Merge"
"The company provides home delivery of medical equipment, including diabetes testing supplies, disposable catheters for urological care and other medical supplies...
"For our future, diabetes initiative must be reauthorized"
"To combat this deadly threat, we must implement a comprehensive approach that includes arming people with information; ensuring access to comprehensive health insurance that covers insulin, medications, test strips and glucose meters; and adequately funding scientific research."
"Faced with conflicting and less-than-conclusive scientific evidence, a Food and Drug Administration advisory panel recommended Wednesday that the controversial diabetes drug Avandia remain on the market — but with tighter supervision and increased warnings about the danger of heart attacks.
Advisory recommendations are not binding and the FDA is expected to take at least several weeks to consider its response, but the panel's expression of increased concern is likely to further reduce doctors' reliance on what was once the drug of choice for treating Type II diabetes..."
"We've reported extensively on how cell phones can improve the health of underserved citizens in many impoverished countries. The same principles are being applied much closer to home, in low-income, American urban areas.
As the Associated Press reports, Dr. Richard Katz of George Washington University Hospital in Washington, D.C., is exploring how cell phones might help diabetics in inner cities control blood-sugar levels and theoretically save money for cash-strapped Medicaid programs. Participating patients are given phones with Internet access at subsidized rates as long as they follow their doctors' instructions."
"DOCTORS are hardening their opposition to the federal government's plan to provide block funding for GPs to treat patients with diabetes. About 88 per cent of doctors in a national survey say they would oppose patients enrolling in the scheme.
The government says the $436 million scheme, to be introduced from 2012 as part of its health reforms, would ''transform the way Australians with long-term illness are treated'' by paying GPs $1200 a year for each patient whose care they co-ordinate..."
"If you need a drug for Type 2 diabetes, Consumer Reports has long advised that a time-tested older medication called metformin is your safest and best first bet. Two studies published Monday, both involving a newer drug, Avandia, underscore why.
In the first study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, researchers led by David Graham of the Food and Drug Administration analyzed Medicare records of more than 227,000 people who took either Avandia or another diabetes drug, Actos. They found that those using Avandia had an increased risk of stroke, heart failure and death..."
"Intervention can help middle-schoolers ward off diabetes" "By Mary Brophy Marcus, USA TODAY
ORLANDO — Middle-schoolers at high risk for diabetes can shed pounds and reduce their risk for this disease if health interventions are made in the school, suggests new research.
The National Institutes of Health-funded study presented at the American Diabetes Association's 70th Scientific Sessions here aimed to determine if changes in school food programs — such as lowering fatty foods and adding fruits and vegetables — adding longer and more intense physical education classes and enhancing classroom activities aimed at promoting behavioral changes would help lower the risk of type 2 diabetes..."
"A new scam is targeting diabetic Medicare beneficiaries across Indiana, according to the Indiana Association of Area Agencies on Aging (IAAAA).
Scammers have been telephoning beneficiaries from a Florida phone number (737) 786-9211, claiming to be from Medicare or what sounds like "Med-care". Complaints of similar calls have been reported from every area code in Indiana..."
"Summer heat may mean trouble for diabetics" "Now that summer is officially here, it's a good time to talk about diabetes and hot weather. High heat and humidity can do a number on diabetics, affecting perspiration, medication and supplies. But not everyone who has diabetes is aware of how weather might affect them, according to a new survey. Researchers from the Mayo Clinic in Arizona, collaborating with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the National Weather Service, obtained 152 surveys from patients at a Phoenix diabetes clinic. One in 5 patients said they would not take any preventative measures until it was more than 100 degrees -- but that may be too late...."
"Some obese people not at heart disease, diabetes risk" "A long-term Dutch study has shown that obese people without metabolic risk factors for diabetes and heart disease, such as high blood pressure and cholesterol, do not have the elevated cardiovascular risk typical of obesity. However, these people represent only a small percentage of the obese population, the study found. "Some obese persons have a normal cardiovascular risk profile, and they have no increased risk for heart and blood vessel disease [because of their weight]," said study co-author Andre van Beek, of University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, the Netherlands. "However, periodic evaluation of their risk profile remains essential," Beek added. The study found that in a large population of obese individuals, only 6.8 percent were "metabolically healthy," meaning they had no history of heart disease or stroke, no diabetes or high blood pressure, and no dyslipidemia (irregularities in blood fats, including cholesterol and triglycerides) or any use of cholesterol-lowering medications..."
"Kids with diabetes can get Nintendo points for testing blood sugar" "Monitoring blood glucose levels is key to managing diabetes. But when children have the disease, it's often hard to get them to cooperate..."
"Low muscle mass ups diabetes risk" "LOS ANGELES, May 31 (UPI) -- Dieting alone may not be enough to prevent type 2 diabetes, a U.S. researcher cautions..."
"Health bill will help pharmacists" "The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the recently passed health care law, allows most community pharmacists to continue providing diabetes testing supplies and other essential medical products..."
"Preserve community access to diabetes supplies, says pharmacy group" "Backers of a bill that would remove certain diabetes testing supplies from national competitive bidding say it will inject "some sanity" into the program..."
"Clinical Studies for Diabetics" "You receive all your diabetic supplies for free and even receive a stipend of $300 for the whole length of the study..."
"Merck to Seek New Drug Approvals" Merck & Co. plans to file five new drug applications this year but said it has ended development of its first stab at a follow-on biologic drug, illustrating the risks of this emerging field...
"Michelle Obama Makes 70 Recommendations on Child Obesity" ..Michelle Obama Makes 70 Recommendations on Child Obesity Michelle Obama announced 70 recommendations to help curb the rising childhood obesity rates. The report reveals 1 in 3 children in the U.S. are overweight or obese. Michelle Obama is aiming to stop this growing problem at the source, pregnant women. The report states pregnant women that retain healthy weights...
"Bran May Reduce Risk of Death from Diabetes" Boston, MA, United States (AHN) - A new study touts significant health benefits of women with type-2 diabetes eating a diet high in whole grain bran. Harvard Medical School researchers said that participants in a recent study who ate the most bran had a 35-percent lower risk of death from cardiovascular disease and a 28-percent reduction of dying from all causes, compared with women in the study who ate the least amount...
"Male Obesity Linked to Low Testosterone Levels" Obesity, a condition linked to heart disease and diabetes, now appears to be associated with another health problem, but one that affects men only – low testosterone levels. A new study conducted by University at Buffalo and published online...
"Diabetes Doubles Risk of Colorectal Cancer in Some Women" Older women who have diabetes face another potential health challenge: colorectal cancer. Researchers from Mayo Clinic report that having diabetes more than doubles the risk of developing certain types of colorectal cancer among women older than 55...
"Definitive diabetes indicator deceptively high in African-American children" New Orleans, LA – Researchers at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans and Children's Hospital of New Orleans have found that there is a major difference in the hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) response to blood glucose between African-American and Caucasian children with diabetes...
"Daily sugary drinks increase diabetes risk" Daily sugary drinks increase diabetes risk! Daily intake of sugary, aerated drinks can increase the risk of heart disease and diabetes. Soft drinks such as colas, different flavors of fruit juices and sports drinks have mushroomed in recent times...
"Diabetes Drug Makers Move Before Ruling, Plus Fast Food News" On Friday, Amylin (AMLN) and partner Eli Lilly (LLY) are expected to get a decision by the Food and Drug Administration on Byetta, its once-a-week treatment for Type II diabetes. We've been watching Alkermes (ALKS), which supplies the technology that makes the drug last longer and therefore allow the weekly regimen. In pre-market trading today ALKS is up 5 percent, AMLN is up 0.6 percent, and LLY is up 0.06 percent...
"Processed Meats Linked heart disease, diabetes" March 9, 2010 (WLS) -- Eating processed meat can increase the risk for heart disease and diabetes. Researchers at Harvard say hot dogs, bacon, sausage...