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Pediatrician’s Group Warns Against Low-Carb/Keto Diets for Kids

A new policy report from the American Academy of Pediatrics urges physicians and parents not to use low-carb diet for kids with diabetes or at risk for the disease.

01 Aug

Kombucha Helps Lower Blood Sugar Levels in People with Diabetes, Small Study Finds

Patients with type 2 diabetes who drank Kombucha daily for 4 weeks saw a significant improvement in their blood sugar levels, researchers say.

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Too Little, Too Much: Poor Sleep Linked to Vessel Damage in Those With Diabetes

Diabetics who sleep too little or too much are more likely to suffer damage to their small blood vessels, a condition that can cause organ damage throughout their bodies.

Short sleep duration is tied to a 2.6 times increased risk of small blood vessel damage, also known as microvascular disease, in people with diabetes, a new study reports.

Likewise, the study found long sleep durat...

FDA Clears First OTC Continuous Blood Glucose Monitor

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved the country's first continuous glucose monitor for type 2 diabetes.

The new Dexcom Stelo Glucose Biosensor System, which will be available by summer, is intended for people 18 and older who have type 2 diabetes but do not take insulin, according to the agency.

Also known as CGMs, these monitors consist of tiny sensors that pr...

Yogurt Makers Can Make Limited Claims About Type 2 Diabetes Prevention: FDA

Yogurt makers can now make limited claims about the food's power to help prevent type 2 diabetes, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says.

In a statement released Friday, the agency said it will not object to "qualified health claims" that say th...

Mounjaro Beats Ozempic for Weight Loss in Early Trial

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 29, 2023 (Healthday News) -- The diabetes drug Mounjaro prompted more weight loss among overweight and obese adults than Ozempic did in a real-world setting, researchers report.

Both Mounjaro (tirzepatide) and Ozempic (semaglutide) mimic the effects of the gut hormone GLP-1, which triggers insulin production, helps control appetite and slows the movement of food through th...

Breast Cancer Drug Could Trigger Dangerous High Blood Sugar

For certain patients with advanced breast cancer, a drug called Piqray (alpelisib) may extend survival. But new research confirms the medication often causes seriously high blood sugar levels.

"This is a very effective drug that we should be using to treat breast cancer, but the problem is that it causes high blood sugar, which also can decrease the efficacy of the medication,"explained s...

Your Wrist Could Give Clues to Future Health

One day, it may be possible to monitor people for risk of disease through continuously measuring skin temperature.

Researchers have found in a new study that wrist temperature is associated with future risk of disease.

"These findings indicate the potential to marry emerging technology with health monitoring in a powerful new way,"said senior author

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  • September 25, 2023
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  • 'Night Owls' Are Often Less Healthy, Upping Diabetes Risk

    Staying up late comes naturally to some folks, whether they're working or relaxing deep into the night.

    But being a night owl might come at a cost to one's health.

    People who are night owls have a higher risk than early birds of becoming diabetic, a new study has found.

    "We found that night owls were at 72% increased risk of developing diabetes when we compare them to early bi...

    Weekly Insulin Shot Could Be a Game Changer for Those With Type 2 Diabetes

    People with type 2 diabetes could soon have access to convenient once-a-week insulin shots that could replace the daily injections now required.

    A once-weekly insulin formulation called icodec performed just as well as daily doses of the insulin degludec, phase 3 clinical trial results show.

    Icodec now awaits approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration based on these results, ...

    Could 'Produce Prescriptions' Save $40 Billion in Medical Bills Among Those With Diabetes? Study Says Yes

    A bunch of healthy fruits and vegetables could be just what the doctor ordered.

    Nonprofit groups and public health agencies have experimented with the idea of a produce prescription over the years. Now, a new study simulates what would happen if patients with diabetes and diet-related conditions were given free or discounted produce and nutrition education nationwide.

    The researcher...

    Diabetes Medications: Choosing Which Ones Are Best for You

    You have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. What are your medication options?

    That depends on what type of diabetes you have and what risk factors you carry.

    In type 2 diabetes, the body becomes resistant to the insulin and the pancreas has to make more. Insulin resistance can be caused by obesity, lack of exercise, medication, stress or hereditary factors. Initially, the pancreas...

    Exercise + Weight Loss Perfect Combo to Fight Diabetes

    Pairing exercise with a 10% weight loss can make a major health improvement in people living with obesity and prediabetes, a new study says.

    Building in regular exercise more than doubled sensitivity to insulin compared to just weight loss alone. This has the potential to prevent or delay prediabetes from progressing into type 2 diabetes while also decreasing the risk of heart diseas...

    Weight-Loss Surgery Can Keep Diabetes at Bay for Years: Study

    Gastric bypass surgery is a potential long-term cure for type 2 diabetes, especially if the procedure is performed before the disease progresses, a new study argues.

    Among a large group of obese people with type 2 diabetes, about half achieved remission for an average seven years after undergoing gastric bypass surgery -- the longest follow-up ever for such a group, researchers said.

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    Almost 10 Million Americans Have Diabetes-Linked Eye Disease

    Nearly 10 million Americans are at risk for blindness from diabetic retinopathy, a new study finds.

    In 2021, an estimated 9.6 million people in the United States -- 26% of those with diabetes -- had the eye illness and nearly 2 million had the most severe form, "vision-threatening diabetic retinopathy" (VTDR), researchers say. That's 5% of those with diabetes.

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  • June 19, 2023
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  • Burdened by Medical Bills, Many Americans With Diabetes Turn to Crowdfunding for Help

    How prohibitive is the cost of diabetes care?

    For American patients, including those with insurance, the full scope of related expenses is often so onerous that some have turned to crowdfunding platforms like GoFundMe as a way to raise cash for care, new research shows.

    Despite the fact that insulin is largely free or low-cost for many, the price of many other basics of diabet...

    Rate of Pregnant U.S. Women Who Have Diabetes Keeps Rising

    The number of American women who have diabetes when they become pregnant has increased dramatically over five years, health officials reported Wednesday.

    Between 2016 and 2021, the rate of pregnancy among diabetic women has risen 27%, from about 9 per 1,000 births to 11 per 1,000 births, according to the re...

    There's a Best Time of Day to Exercise for Folks With Type 2 Diabetes

    If you're one of the millions of folks living with type 2 diabetes, you know that regular exercise can help you keep your blood sugar in check.

    Now, new research suggests that working out in the afternoon may help maximize these benefits.

    The new study wasn't designed to say how, or even if, exercising in the afternoon is better for blood sugar control, but researchers have som...

    U.S. COVID Hospitalizations Reach Record Low

    COVID-19 hospitalizations in the United States fell below 9,000 in the past week, the first time that milestone has been reached since tracking began in the summer of 2020.

    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that hospitalizations were at 8,256...

    Blood Sugar May Be Key to Brain Power After a Stroke

    Having higher blood sugar can lead to quicker loss of brain power after a stroke, a new study suggests.

    High blood pressure and cholesterol were not associated with a similar mental loss, even in those at higher genetic risk for dementia.

    "Having a stroke increases a person's risk of dementia up to 50-fold, but we lack a comprehensive treatment approach that could reduce this risk, ...

    One-Time Endoscopic Treatment Might Replace Insulin for People With Type 2 Diabetes

    Could a one-hour procedure that involves zapping a part of the intestines mean no more insulin for millions of folks with type 2 diabetes?

    Maybe, according to a small study scheduled for presentation next week at the Digestive Disease Week meeting in Chicago.

    The new minimally invasive procedure used controlled electrical pulses to change the lining of the first part of the small i...

    Weight-Loss Surgery Might Reverse the Nerve Damage That Diabetes Brings

    While the immediate goal of bariatric surgery is to help obese patients shed significant weight, new research shows it may also reduce diabetes complications, including nerve damage.

    Investigators followed 127 weight-loss surgery patients for two years. They found the surgery led to a sustained drop in previously high blood sugar (glucose) levels as well as in levels of certain lipids (fa...

    Spinal Cord Stimulation May Ease Diabetic Neuropathy

    Electrical stimulation from a spinal cord implant can provide long-lasting relief for people with diabetic neuropathy, updated clinical trial results show.

    "Two years after starting with using that stimulator device, they're still having the same quality of improvement as what we first saw,"said lead researcher

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  • March 1, 2023
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  • Type 1 Diabetes and Use of 'Off-Label' Drugs: Benefits, but Concerns, Too

    While people with type 1 diabetes can see some benefit from newer medications prescribed off-label, there is also risk, and these patients should be monitored closely, according to a new study.

    Type 1 diabetes is universally treated with insulin injections, but only about one-fifth of patients achieve blood sugar control with it,

  • Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter
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  • February 20, 2023
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  • A1C: What Is It, and What Does It Mean for Your Heart?

    You might think about cholesterol when you consider your cardiovascular health.

    It's also important to consider your A1C levels.

    Sugar is just as bad for your heart as cholesterol -- if not worse, said Dr. Daniel Lodge, a thoracic surgeon at Penn State Health Specialty S...

    Flu Shot Could Be a Lifesaver for Folks With Chronic Ills

    The U.S. flu season is expected to extend into spring, and experts say it's not too late to get a flu shot.

    Last year's flu season was mild, but this season has already seen triple the number of flu-related deaths in the United States.

    "Even a minor respiratory virus can be hard on someone with lung disease, and the flu is especially challenging,"said

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  • February 8, 2023
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  • Ozempic: Dieters Who Use Scarce Diabetes Drug Could Face Side Effects

    Mila Clarke started taking Ozempic in 2020 to help manage her diabetes, but was pleasantly surprised to find herself soon shedding pounds.

    "I was like, this is really weird because I'm not having to try very hard to do this,"said Clarke, who has been diagnosed with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes and chronicles her diabetes journey on her

    Artificial Pancreas Device May Help Folks With Type 2 Diabetes

    An artificial pancreas has long been considered the holy grail for people with type 1 diabetes, and new research suggests a more convenient version of this technology may help the millions of people living with type 2 diabetes.

    Type 2 is the more common form of diabetes, and is clos...

    Could Coffee Lower a Woman's Odds of Diabetes After Pregnancy?

    Women who had diabetes during pregnancy might want to treat themselves to another cup of joe.

    New research shows that drinking coffee may lower their risk of type 2 diabetes.

    Compared to the general female population, women who had gestational diabetes may have 10 times the risk for type ...

    More Steps Per Day, Lowered Odds for Diabetes in Women

    Move your body every day to guard against type 2 diabetes.

    That's the upshot of a new study that analyzed Fitbit data and type 2 diabetes rates from participants in a nationwide research program, reporting that women who logged more steps each day had a lower risk of diabetes.

    "We investigated the relationship between physical activity and type 2 diabetes with an innovative approach...

    Insulin Pumps Ease Diabetes Care. So Why Are Black Patients Less Likely to Get One?

    Insulin pumps can help folks with type 1 diabetes get better control of their disease and minimize how often they inject insulin, and use of the devices has taken off in the past 20 years.

    That's the good news from a new study.

    The not-so-great news is that a large gap in wh...

    Scientists Use 'Gentler' Cell Transplants to Reverse Diabetes in Mice

    Scientists have used a transplant procedure to apparently cure diabetes in lab mice, without the need for immune-suppressing drugs afterward.

    The success is a first step in developing a safer way to use cell transplants to possibly cure type 1 diabetes. But that's a long way off, researchers said -- and findings in mice often fail to translate to humans.

    In type 1 diabetes, the body...

    Yoga, Mindfulness Could Be Powerful Tools to Manage Blood Sugar

    Yoga, meditation and other mindfulness practices may help people with type 2 diabetes lower their blood sugar -- nearly to the degree that standard medications like metformin do, a new analysis suggests.

    That does not mean people should swap their medication for

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  • October 5, 2022
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  • Vision Damage May Begin Long Before Type 2 Diabetes Is Diagnosed

    Nerve damage is a common side effect of type 2 diabetes and it might start in the eyes long before the condition is ever diagnosed, new research suggests.

    In this study, scientists used neuropathy, or nerve damage, in the eye's cornea as a proxy for the damage to nerves throughout the body.

    The study included nearly...

    FDA Warns of Cybersecurity Risk With Certain Medtronic Insulin Pumps

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning patients who use a particular insulin pump system that unauthorized people could access it and change how much insulin a patient receives.

    The pump at the center of the FDA alert is the Medtronic MiniMed 600 Series Insulin Pump S...

    Could a Common Diabetes Drug Ease Bipolar Disorder?

    A half-century-old diabetes drug appears to help treat bipolar disorder by reversing patients' insulin resistance, according to a small-scale clinical trial.

    Bipolar patients who responded to the drug metformin experienced improvement in their

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  • July 27, 2022
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  • Medicare's Free Wellness Visit Can Prevent Diabetes Amputation

    Annual wellness visits covered by Medicare reduce diabetes patients' risk of amputation by more than one-third, a new study finds.

    "Our results confirmed our hypothesis that Annual Wellness Visits are associated with a reduced risk of major lower-extremity amputations, highlighting the importance of con...

    Kids' Access to Insulin Pumps: Race, Income Matters

    Overall use of insulin pumps among U.S. youngsters with type 1 diabetes has climbed in recent decades, but those who are poor or from minority groups are less likely to have the devices, a new study finds.

    Insulin pumps, which do away with the need for numerous painful injections, have been shown to ...

    'Open Source' Automated Insulin Delivery Systems Help People With Type 1 Diabetes

    Open-source automated insulin delivery (AID) systems are an effective and safe way for people with type 1 diabetes to control their blood sugar levels, researchers say.

    The AID systems combine an insulin pump, a contin...

    Technology Helped Kids With Type 1 Diabetes During Pandemic

    High-tech devices and communication helped ease the impact of COVID-19 lockdowns on children with type 1 diabetes, researchers said in a new study.

    Pandemic shutdowns caused significant disruptions in health care, and previous studies have shown that diabetes patients had worse blood sugar (glucose) control and more difficulty accessing care during the early days of the pandemic.

    Bu...

    Managing a Baby's Low Blood Sugar Is Key to Health

    Correcting low blood sugar in infants reduces their risk of brain development problems later in life, new studies show.

    Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) is common in babies, affecting more than 1 in 6. Glucose (sugar) is the main source of energy for the brain, and untre...

    When Diabetes Strikes, Eye Exams Can Save Your Sight

    Could an annual eye exam save your sight if you have diabetes? Most definitely, one vision expert says.

    "Diabetes is known to alter the health of the blood vessels in the retina and these vascular changes do not cause symptom...

    Blood Sugar, Cholesterol Issues in 30s Could Raise Alzheimer's Risk

    Your 30s can be a magical time filled with career strides, vacations you can actually afford, love, marriage and even a growing family of your own.

    It's likely not the decade where you begin to fret about your risk for developing Alzheimer's disease in the future. But maybe it should be.

    This is the main takeaway from new research based on data from the multi-generational

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  • March 23, 2022
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  • People Are Now Living More Years in Good Health: Study

    Older adults may not only be living longer, but better as well, according to a new U.K. study.

    Researchers found that since the 1990s, British adults age 65 and up have been enjoying more years living independently, free of disability.

    That's despite the fact that many chroni...

    Are Health Care Apps in Your Future?

    Are you managing a chronic health problem, be it obesity or diabetes or heart disease or asthma?

    There's likely an app for that.

    Health apps are becoming more and more sophisticated, offering smartphone users help in dealing with chronic ailments, said Dr. David Bates, chief of internal med...

    Newly Diagnosed Diabetes in COVID Patients Often Temporary: Study

    Newly diagnosed diabetes in many COVID-19 patients may be a temporary type triggered by COVID, according to a new study.

    Blood sugar levels returned to normal in about half of the newly diagnosed diabetes patients after they left the hospital, and only 8% required insulin after one year, according to the report published online recently in the

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  • Apps Can Help Keep Older Folks Healthy - But Most Don't Use Them

    Mobile health apps can help older Americans but only about four in 10 use them, and those most likely to benefit are least likely to take advantage of them, a new survey reveals.

    Health apps monitor everything from calories and exercise to blood pressure and blood sugar to help users manage chronic conditions or achieve health goals.

    "Now that most older adults have at least one mob...

    'Artificial Pancreas' Can Help Kids With Type 1 Diabetes

    Having a child with type 1 diabetes can be a challenging health condition for parents to manage, but new research suggests an "artificial pancreas" system may beat standard treatment in controlling the blood sugar disease in young children.

    Forms of the technology -- which automatically monitors and regulates blood sugar -- are already available for adults and kids with

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  • January 20, 2022
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  • Insulin Isn't the Only Blood Sugar Regulator

    Scientists have known for 100 years that insulin is the body's main mechanism for controlling blood sugar levels, but researchers have now discovered a second hormone does the same job a bit differently -- and they say it could be a new target for treating diabetes.

    The hormone, called FGF1, is produced in the body's fat tissue. Like

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  • January 5, 2022
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  • Experts Issue Guidelines on Diabetes-Linked Nerve Damage

    A leading medical group has updated a guideline for treating pain and numbness caused by diabetes.

    The problems, which affect the hands and feet, are the result of nerve damage, also known as diabetic neuropathy. The new guideline from the Ame...

    High-Altitude Exercise Could Bring Danger to People With Type 1 Diabetes

    Hiking and skiing in the mountains may wreak havoc on the blood sugar levels of those with type 1 diabetes, new research suggests.

    Exercise offers many benefits -- such as improved heart health, better insulin sensitivity and quality of life -- for people with diabetes and is often recommended by the...

    Have Diabetes? Here's How to Save Your Sight

    Managing your diabetes can be tough, but your eyes might thank you for it.

    Diabetic retinopathy is a diabetes complication that damages the retina's blood vessels, often resulting in vision loss and blindness. The condition occurs in more than half of people with diabetes.

    It affects nearly 8 million Americans and that number is expected to double by 2050, according to an Ameri...

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