- Diabetes patients in the Kaiser Health System spent more days with their prescribed statins on hand if they used Kaiser's online refill tool, a study shows.
- Merck & Co said its experimental once-weekly diabetes drug was found to be as good as its blockbuster Januvia, which is taken once a day.
- The best-seller list of pharmaceutical drugs includes treatments for pain, depression, diabetes, and cholesterol, yet also unexpected orphan diseases.
- People who have used marijuana more than 100 times are significantly more likely to have prediabetes when they reach middle age.
- Sanofi said on Monday a second late-stage Phase III study of its LixiLan diabetes drug had met its main target, readying it for regulatory submissions.
- Sgt. Andrew Marr and Dr. Mark Gordon have started a program to better help soldiers and vets with brain injuries find treatment.
- Researchers examined the impact of short bursts of exercise on the hearts of diabetics.
- People with type 2 diabetes who smoke have significantly higher risks of heart disease, stroke, and death than diabetic non-smokers.
- There is still a high prevalence of diabetes and pre-diabetes in the U.S., according to a new study.
- Asian-Americans, who often develop type 2 diabetes at a lower BMI than the general population, have higher than average rates of undiagnosed diabetes.
- Most Americans have a heart up to seven years older than their actual age, and it's putting them at risk for heart attacks and strokes.
- Sink your teeth into okra’s health benefits, which range from treating diabetes to preventing kidney disease.
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.