Diabetes Growth May Be Slowing
After nearly two decades of rapid growth in the number of Americans with diabetes — likely driven by obesity and low levels of physical activity — that public health trend could be changing.
Common Diabetes Rx May Affect Thyroid Function
People who have type 2 diabetes and a sluggish thyroid may need to watch the medication they take to control their blood sugar.
FDA Approves New Rx for Type 2 Diabetes
Unchecked high blood sugar can lead to serious complications like heart disease and nerve damage. But a newly FDA-approved medicine may regulate blood sugar in type 2 diabetes patients.
Diabetes May Affect Young and Old Differently
Diabetes affects millions in the US. But new research suggests that it may affect patients in different ways.
Exercise Levels Low in Diabetes Patients
Diabetes is a disease closely tied to weight, but are patients getting enough exercise to slim down? Maybe not, suggests a new study.
Rx Could Cut Diabetes Complications
A first-of-its-kind study examined the potential relationship between taking statins, prescription medicines that treat high cholesterol, and diabetes complications like vision loss and kidney damage.
Diabetes May Slow the Middle-Aged Brain
As people age, their brains may not work at full speed. For middle-aged people with type 2 diabetes, a decline in brain function may be more likely than for those who don’t have the disease.
Breakfast Each Day May Keep Diabetes Away
Children are constantly told that eating a healthy breakfast may help with weight control and academic performance. But it may also prevent type 2 diabetes.
Type 2 Diabetes Prevalence Increased, Especially Among Men
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that more than 1 in 3 adults are obese. And rising obesity rates may be tied to a rise in diabetes.
Blacks May Have Higher Risk for Diabetic Vision Loss
Diabetes affects more than 300 million people around the world and has many negative effects, including a higher risk of hypertension, stroke and even vision loss. And a new study suggests blacks may be more at risk for diabetic vision loss.