Diabetes News

  • Early detection of prediabetes can reduce risk of developing cardiovascular disease
    A diagnosis of prediabetes should be a warning for people to make lifestyle changes to prevent both full-blown diabetes and cardiovascular disease (CVD), according to scientists at Wake Forest School of Medicine. Read more »
  • Fewer than half of adults and youth with type 1 diabetes in the US achieve treatment goals
    A new study has shown that only a minority of patients in the U.S. with type 1 diabetes (T1D) achieve target levels of hemoglobin A1c, a measure of blood glucose management over time. In fact HbA1c levels have increased in young adults and teens in 2016-2018 compared to 2010-2012 according to the study published in Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics (DTT). Read more »
  • Possible link between rotavirus vaccine and decline in type 1 diabetes
    A drop in the number of young children diagnosed with type 1 diabetes could be associated with the introduction of routine rotavirus vaccination of Australian infants, according to a new study by Melbourne researchers. Read more »
  • How to develop personalised diabetes treatment
    Diabetes can lead to blindness, kidney failure, heart attack, stroke, lower limb amputation and premature death. It was the seventh leading cause of death in 2016, according to the World Health Organization. The Diabetes Atlas of the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) predicts that by 2045, some 629 million people (aged 20-79) will have diabetes if no action is taken. The IDF also notes that in high-income countries, about 87 percent to 91 percent of all people with diabetes are estimated to have type 2 diabetes, compared with 7 percent to 12 percent who are estimated to have type 1 diabetes. Considering the fact that type 2 diabetes is rising across all regions in the world and that the effectiveness of existing therapies varies significantly between individuals, scientists are increasingly focusing on targeted treatments. Read more »
  • Leaving two-hour gap between dinner and bedtime may not affect blood glucose
    Leaving a two-hour gap between the last meal of the day and bedtime doesn't seem to be associated with any discernible difference in blood glucose levels among healthy adults over the long term, suggests Japanese research published in the online journal BMJ Nutrition, Prevention & Health. Read more »
  • Pregnant mom's high blood sugar affects kids at ages 10 to 14
    Up to 20 percent of women develop gestational diabetes – high blood sugar – during pregnancy, but the long-term effects on their children haven't been known. Read more »
  • FDA panel has tie vote on new type 1 diabetes drug
    (HealthDay)—A U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory panel vote on whether to recommend approval of the first oral medication for type 1 diabetes ended in an 8-8 tie Thursday. Read more »
  • New device achieves better blood sugar control in young children with type 1 diabetes
    The number of people living with type 1 diabetes is increasing worldwide, particularly among young children. According to the International Diabetes Federation, there were more than one million children with type 1 diabetes in 2017. In this disease, which cannot be prevented or cured, the immune system destroys the cells in the pancreas that produce insulin, making it impossible for the body to regulate blood sugar levels on its own. Poor management of blood sugar levels can lead to loss of eyesight, heart and kidney disease, and even loss of life if glucose levels drop too much. Read more »
  • Study points to alternate therapy for rare form of diabetes
    Vanderbilt University Medical Center researchers say an unexpected finding during the cellular analysis of human pancreatic tissue has revealed new information about a rare type of diabetes and underscores the importance of genetic testing for some individuals diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Read more »
  • Ertugliflozin seems safe, effective for type 2 diabetes treatment
    (HealthDay)—Ertugliflozin appears safe and effective at improving long-term glycemic control among adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) inadequately controlled on metformin, according to a study published online Jan. 7 in Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism. Read more »
  • Experimental drug could be new option for type 2 diabetes
    An experimental drug may help people with type 2 diabetes curb their blood sugar without causing it to drop to dangerously low levels. Read more »
  • Novel same-day Type 2 diabetes treatment study launches in US
    A same-day procedural therapy to improve glucose control for Type 2 diabetes patients will be investigated in a pilot study at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). Absalon D. Gutierrez, MD, and Nirav C. Thosani, MD, are among the first physician-researchers in the country to assess the safety and effectiveness of The Revita System, designed to help improve blood sugar levels without the need for additional medications. Read more »
  • New hope for stem cell approach to treating diabetes
    Scientists working to develop more effective treatments for diabetes are turning to stem cells. Such cells can be transformed into cells that produce insulin, the hormone that controls blood sugar. Read more »
  • New risk score far more effective for diabetes diagnosis
    A new way of screening babies and adults for future risk of type 1 diabetes will be much more effective at identifying the condition than current methods, new research has concluded. Read more »
  • Higher risk of fracture in type 1 diabetes may be linked to poor blood sugar control
    Patients with type 1 diabetes and poor blood sugar control face a higher risk of fragility fracture—any fall from standing height or less that results in a broken bone—than type 1 diabetes patients with good blood sugar control, according to a study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Read more »
  • Study finds following heart health guidelines also reduces diabetes risk
    Lifestyle and health factors that are good for your heart can also prevent diabetes, according to a new study by researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and College of Medicine that published today in Diabetologia, the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes. Read more »
  • Physical activity reduces mortality in patients with diabetes
    Patients with type 2 diabetes should be prescribed physical activity to control blood sugar and improve heart health. That is one of the recommendations in a position paper of the European Association of Preventive Cardiology (EAPC), a branch of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). The paper is published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology. Read more »
  • Type 2 diabetes before 40 tied to mental illness hospitalizations
    (HealthDay)—People who develop type 2 diabetes before they turn 40 are twice as likely to be hospitalized for mental illness as those who develop the blood sugar disease after 40, a new study shows. Read more »
  • Use of diabetes monitoring tests in primary care suboptimal
    (HealthDay)—Many primary care patients are not given tests recommended for monitoring diabetes, according to a study published in the December issue of Family Medicine and Community Health. Read more »
  • Statin therapy reduces risk for diabetic retinopathy in T2DM
    (HealthDay)—For Taiwanese patients with type 2 diabetes and dyslipidemia, statin therapy is associated with a reduced risk for diabetic retinopathy, according to a study published online Jan. 10 in JAMA Ophthalmology. Read more »
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