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Metformin May Reduce Cancer Death Risk

Metformin, a commonly prescribed diabetes drug, may reduce the risk of dying from some cancers for postmenopausal women with type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests. The study found that for women with type 2 diabetes and cancer, the odds of dying from cancer appeared to be 45 percent higher compared to women with cancer … Continue reading Metformin May Reduce Cancer Death Risk

Type 2 Diabetes: What’s The Deal With Sugar-Free?

Have you ever stopped to compare the carbohydrate content of “sugar-free” products to regular sugared products? If you haven’t, you might be in for a surprise. While the word “sugar-free” sounds good and in-line with what we should be eating, I’ve found that words and numbers don’t always match. Many sugar-free products contain a sugar … Continue reading Type 2 Diabetes: What’s The Deal With Sugar-Free?

Diabetes Health in the News Podcast: Sleep Efficiency Tied to Insulin Resistance

https://media.blubrry.com/diabeteshealthpodcast/p/www.diabeteshealth.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Oct-6_-2015_-7_28_38-PM.m4aPodcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSClick here to listen to today’s Diabetes Health in the News Podcast! Researchers from Maastricht University in the Netherlands recently examined sleep patterns in overweight and obese teens. These adolescents were found to have higher homeostasis model assessment of insulin resistance, with sleep … Continue reading Diabetes Health in the News Podcast: Sleep Efficiency Tied to Insulin Resistance

Living With Type 1 Diabetes: Timing of First Solid Food Intake Linked to T1 Risk

New parents might not want to rush the introduction of solid food into their baby’s diet. That’s not to say they want to put it off, either. According to the results of a study, babies who ate their first solid food either before four months or after six months of age were more likely to … Continue reading Living With Type 1 Diabetes: Timing of First Solid Food Intake Linked to T1 Risk

Living With Type 2: Short Walks May Work Best at Preventing Diabetes

Taking short walks every half hour could do more to reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes than a 30-minute walk every day, according to a new study. The findings cement the idea that those with sedentary jobs should get up and step away from their desks regularly to prevent risks to their health. … Continue reading Living With Type 2: Short Walks May Work Best at Preventing Diabetes

Diabetes Health Type 2: The Hypoglycemia That Isn’t There

In the past few years, endocrinologists have recommended easing up on tightly controlled type 2 patients, especially among older people. Much of that advice is an outcome of the ACCORD study from the early 2000s which showed—to the chagrin of almost everybody who either treats or has diabetes—that too tight control over blood glucose levels … Continue reading Diabetes Health Type 2: The Hypoglycemia That Isn’t There

Diabetes Health in the News: Genetic Hyperglycemia Tied to Increased Coronary Artery Disease Risk

Research has found that a genetic predisposition for hyperglycemia increases the risk of developing coronary artery disease. This is independent of certain coronary artery disease risk factors like type 2 diabetes. The study was completed at the Center for Genomic Medicine at Boston’s Massachusetts General Hospital. Researchers performed a randomized analysis using data from studies … Continue reading Diabetes Health in the News: Genetic Hyperglycemia Tied to Increased Coronary Artery Disease Risk

Diabetes Health in the News Podcast: Link Found Between Type 1 Diabetes & Epilepsy

A new study suggests that people with type 1 diabetes could be three times more likely to develop epilepsy than people without diabetes. This risk was even higher for children – kids under the age of six with type 1 diabetes were found to be six times more likely to develop epilepsy. Even more alarming, … Continue reading Diabetes Health in the News Podcast: Link Found Between Type 1 Diabetes & Epilepsy

Diabetes Health Type 1: Immune Boost Eliminates Insulin Injections

https://media.blubrry.com/diabeteshealthpodcast/p/www.diabeteshealth.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/Dec-12_-2015_-10_45_09-PM.m4aPodcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS  Click here to listen to today’s Diabetes Health in the News Podcast! American researchers have found a way for people living with diabetes, immune cells, to do away with daily insulin injections for up to a year. People with diabetes lack a … Continue reading Diabetes Health Type 1: Immune Boost Eliminates Insulin Injections