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Greater Risk for Type 2 Diabetes in Women with PCOS
Polycystic ovary syndrome is a hormonal disorder that affects many women. In the past, the condition has been linked to type 2 diabetes, but it hasn't been clear whether weight plays a role in that diabetes risk as well.
African Americans Respond Better to Diabetes Rx
Managing adult onset diabetes, which often develops in overweight patients, affects an estimated 29 million Americans and can lead to a number of complications.
Depression May Really Be Diabetes-Related Distress
People with diabetes are twice as likely as the average person to have depression. Research, however, indicates that what may be labeled as “depression” is actually disease-related distress.
A Better Diet Might Prevent Diabetes
Some risk factors for type 2 diabetes, such as a family history of the condition, age and race, may be out of a person's control. But people do have control over other risk factors, including diet.
Debate Over Cholesterol Guidelines for Diabetes Patients
Last year, new guidelines on treating high cholesterol placed a focus on overall risk instead of specific cholesterol levels. Those recommendations set off a debate in the medical community. The controversy rages on.
In England, One in Three Have Prediabetes
More people around the globe are developing diabetes. More than a third of the US and half of the Chinese population are estimated to have prediabetes. Rates in Britain are soaring as well.
As Insulin Use Rose, So Did Out-of-Pocket Costs
Many people with diabetes take insulin, which can help their body process blood sugar. As faster- and longer-acting insulins have been developed, insulin use — and cost — has increased.
Bariatric Surgery Often Pushes Diabetes into Remission
Losing weight is often the first step to controlling type 2 diabetes. Some weight loss methods may work better against diabetes than others.
Rare, Deadly Disease More Likely in Obese Women on Dialysis
Scientists don’t fully understand calciphylaxis, a rare and potentially deadly blood vessel condition. But new research points to some of the major factors linked to the disease.
Weight Loss Surgery Seems to Be a Diabetes Game-Changer
To fight diabetes, patients can make changes in diet and exercise, take medication, or in some cases, undergo weight loss surgery. For the obese, surgery has been shown to cut both weight and diabetes risk.