Type 2 diabetes is associated with obesity and increased risk of heart, kidney and eye ailments. And heart attacks are the most common cause of death of those with the disease. But a new study has linked the excess risk of death from any cause to the level of control of blood glucose, as well as to the degree of kidney complications.
Weight-loss surgery has been shown to help control weight and improve metabolic parameters among obese diabetics. This new study, which produced very impressive results, shows the actual degree of improvement of various types of surgery.
Type 1 diabetes occurs when the body fails to produce insulin. But Belgian researchers have come up with a potential solution: reprogramming pancreatic cells to produce insulin and respond to glucose. They announced this week that it's working well in models, with study in humans to hopefully take place.
Experts describe childhood obesity as the canary in the coal mine for chronic diseases. But too many parents are in denial about their children s weight and attitudes vary among different ethnic groups and income levels, among other variables.
A new follow-up study shows that tight blood sugar control for diabetes has little if any benefit on cardiovascular outcomes: stroke or heart attack. So why bother, given the risk of low blood sugar from Rx? There are other reasons.
According to new research published in JAMA, one in three US adults are at risk of heart disease, diabetes, and stroke due to metabolic syndrome. Metabolic syndrome is present when someone has three or more of the following conditions: increased blood pressure, elevated blood sugar
Type 1 diabetes, previously known as juvenile diabetes, affects approximately 1.25 million American children and (much less commonly) adults. Unlike the much more common type 2 diabetes, which is largely related to lifestyle, type 1 an autoimmune disease
The causes of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are poorly understood. There have been many culprits, including environmental pollutants, parental ages, and genetic determinants, but these are at best, theoretical, and at worst, made up.
Despite an increase in awareness and public health efforts, the diabetes epidemic in America persists. The CDC estimates 21 million Americans were living with diabetes as of 2010 with 1.5 million new cases being diagnosed each year
Evidence supporting a link possibly causal between statins and diabetes has been accumulating for a while now. But never before has any study shown such an increased risk: 46 percent?! Of concern, but we would advise waiting for more confirmation.
Vitamin D has been widely touted as a miracle" vitamin having a myriad of health effects beyond its basic function of enabling the absorption of calcium from food. Although vitamin D plays an important role in bone health and should be consumed in the form of
Diabetic retinopathy a complication of diabetes caused by degeneration of the blood vessels in the retina is the most common diabetic eye disease, and a leading cause of blindness in American adults (after age-related macular degeneration). According to the