Practical Steps to Prevent Diabetes

So, do you want to hear the good news or the bad news first? Okay, here’s the bad news—type 2 diabetes is on the rise in the United States, with more than 100 million adults living with diabetes or prediabetes, according to a 2017 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report. The good news?...

Real-Talk Answers to Your Adult Diabetes Questions

Diabetes mellitus, or diabetes, is a disease that refers to the body's problems with insulin, a hormone produced in the pancreas. Insulin plays a vital role in metabolism–in helping glucose (sugar) to move out of the blood into cells, which use the glucose for fuel. In type 1 and type 2 diabetes, there's a need...

New Method Makes Diabetes Blood Sugar Tests Easier to Understand

SAN FRANCISCO — Although it sounds complicated, a new math formula could make it much easier for people with diabetes to keep track of their blood sugar. ...

FDA Adds Cancer Risk to Diabetic Foot Ulcer-Drug Label

Regranex Gel 0.01% (becaplermin), a cream used to treat diabetic foot ulcers, will now carry a “boxed warning” on its label after a study found a greater number of cancer-related deaths in frequent users of the drug, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Friday. ...

Aggressive Therapy Doesn't Cut Heart Risk in Diabetes

SAN FRANCISCO — Tightly controlling blood sugar to lower-than-recommended standards using insulin and other drugs does not reduce the risk of stroke and heart attacks in people with type 2 diabetes—and may even be harmful, according to two major studies presented Friday at the American Diabetes Association’s annual meeting in San Francisco. ...

Watching Blood Pressure, Cholesterol May Benefit Diabetics’ Hearts

June 11, 2008 (San Francisco) — People with type 2 diabetes who tightly control their blood sugar to lower-than-recommended levels have no greater heart benefits than those who use standard therapy, according to a study of U.S. veterans. It was the third major study of heart disease prevention presented this week at the American...

Bisphenol A: Plastic Chemical Linked to Diabetes, Heart Disease Risk

TUESDAY, Sept. 16 (Health.com) — The first large-scale human study of bisphenol A (BPA), a controversial chemical found in hard plastic bottles—including baby bottles—and in the lining of food cans, suggests that long-term exposure may raise the risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and liver problems. ...

Can You Be Fat and Healthy? Depends Where You Are Fat

MONDAY, August 11, 2008 (Health.com) — Is it possible to be fat and healthy? Two major new studies published this week in Archives of Internal Medicine suggest the answer is "maybe," depending on where the fat lurks in your body. In normal and overweight people, those with belly fat are at greater risk of...

A Lethal Mix: Diabetes Increases Cancer Mortality Risk

Getty Images/Health By Theresa TamkinsTUESDAY, Dec. 16, 2008 (Health.com)...

Genes Only Slightly Helpful For Predicting Diabetes

Istockphoto By Anne HardingWEDNESDAY, Nov. 19, 2008 (Health.com) —...

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