Illegally Sold Diabetes Treatments Are A Far-Reaching Problem

There are 26 million people in the U.S. who have diabetes, including about 7 million who are undiagnosed, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Millions more have pre-diabetes, meaning they have higher than normal blood sugar levels and can reduce their risks of developing diabetes through healthy lifestyle changes, including diet and exercise. “Products that promise an easy fix might be alluring,

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CDC Reports Decline of Diabetes-Related Complications

While new cases of type 2 diabetes are rising rapidly, recent research shows that complications from the disease are on the decline.Research compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that over a 20-year period, rates of the five major complications associated with diabetes – heart attack, stroke, end-stage kidney failure, lower limb amputation and deaths from hyperglycemia – all saw drastic

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Adults with Diabetes and the Risk of Seasonal Influenza

If you have diabetes, the flu can be particularly risky. According to the results of a new study, working-age adults with type 2 diabetes are at an especially increased risk of doctor visits, hospitalizations and death from the flu, making an annual vaccine all the more important for this at-risk group. Researchers from Manitoba, Canada, looked at more than 160,000 subjects of an average age

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Tracking Hospital Infections

When we visit the hospital, we don’t expect to be released with more problems than when we checked in. But that’s a very real possibility, according to a sobering new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The study, which appeared in the New England Journal of Medicine, says that if 25 patients enter a hospital for treatment, at least one of them

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