- The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) now recommends blood sugar testing for all overweight adults ages 40 to 70 even if they don’t have symptoms of diabetes.
- People who get less than six hours of sleep a night may be more likely to have risk factors that increase their odds of diabetes, heart disease and strokes, a Korean study suggests.
- New research shows diabetic patients who receive primary care from a nurse practitioner do not see an increase in potentially preventable hospital admissions.
- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has declined to approve AstraZenecea's fixed-dose diabetes drug before more clinical data is done to address concerns.
- A genetic variant that determines how and where women's bodies store fat may protect against diabetes.
- We've all had some weird dreams before, but could they be the result of more than just your strange imagination?
- Sanofi said its application for review for its new drug, lixisenatide, a diabetes treatment, had been accepted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
- As you can imagine, sugars like fructose can do some pretty devastating things to your system.
- These are the health effects just an hour after eating a Big Mac, from increasing blood sugar levels to hunger pangs.
- A system that combines frequent blood sugar measurements with software that varies the rate at which insulin is pumped into the body can significantly improve glucose control in type 1 diabetics.
- Eli Lilly and Co's new Jardiance pill slashed deaths by 32 percent in a study of 7,000 patients with type 2 diabetes at risk of heart attack and stroke, a finding that researchers said could make it a mainstay diabetes treatment.
- New research fuels the idea that sex-based therapy for diabetes patients could have a greater impact on reducing disease-related complications, such as heart attack and stroke.
Diabetes is a group of metabolic diseases in which a person has high blood sugar, either because the body does not produce enough insulin, or because cells do not respond to the insulin that is produced. Both type 1 and 2 are chronic conditions that usually cannot be cured. Adequate treatment of diabetes is important, as well as blood pressure control and lifestyle factors such as smoking cessation and maintaining a healthy body weight.