Type 2 Diabetes Linked to More Alzheimer’s Brain ‘Tangles’

September 2, 2015

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) — People with type 2 diabetes may be more prone to developing the brain “tangles” associated with Alzheimer’s disease, a new study suggests.
The study found that people with type 2 diabetes had a greater accumulation of brain tangles — even if they were free of dementia […]

Younger Women With Diabetes More Vulnerable to Heart Attack: Study

September 2, 2015

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Young women with diabetes are much more likely to have a heart attack than those without the blood sugar disease, new research says.
The study from Poland also found that young women who actually had a heart attack were more likely to be smokers than older women who had […]

Cutting Calories May Help You Fend Off Age-Linked Disease: Study

September 1, 2015

TUESDAY, Sept. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Want to enjoy a healthier old age? Try eating a little less each day.
That’s the suggestion from a new study led by researchers at the U.S. National Institute on Aging (NIA).
The “results are quite intriguing,” study co-author Dr. Evan Hadley, director of geriatrics and clinical gerontology at the […]

FDA Warns of Joint Pain Tied to Common Type 2 Diabetes Drugs

August 28, 2015

FRIDAY, Aug. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Use of a class of widely prescribed medications for type 2 diabetes is tied to severe joint pain in some patients, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned on Friday.
The drugs — sitagliptin (Januvia), saxagliptin (Onglyza), linagliptin (Tradjenta) and alogliptin (Nesina) — come from a newer class of […]

Taking Antibiotics Might Up Risk for Diabetes

August 27, 2015

Taking antibiotics might increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, new research suggests.

Exercise Best Bet Against Diabetes for College Graduates

August 24, 2015

MONDAY, Aug. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Exercise is more likely to help prevent diabetes in college graduates than in those with less schooling, a new study finds.
Researchers examined data from the U.S. National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2007-2012, and found adults with a college degree who were physically active were 6 percent […]

Insulin Pumps Nearly Halve Risk of Heart Disease Death for Type 1 Diabetics

August 19, 2015

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) — People with type 1 diabetes who use insulin pumps seem to have a much lower risk of dying from heart disease or stroke prematurely than those who rely on multiple daily injections of insulin, new research suggests.
“As done in Sweden at the time of […]

Diabetes Drug Might Also Help Some Patients Lose Weight

August 18, 2015

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, Aug. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) — High doses of the diabetes drug liraglutide (Victoza) seem to help patients with type 2 diabetes lose weight, a new study suggests.
In a trial funded by the drug’s maker Novo Nordisk, people who took 3 milligrams (mg) of Victoza daily over 56 weeks lost […]

Type 2 Diabetes Linked to Language Problems in Women

August 13, 2015

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, Aug. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Insulin resistance, a key component of type 2 diabetes, may contribute to language problems in women that can potentially signal early dementia, new research suggests.
The association was not seen in men, although the researchers could not determine exactly why that was so.
In the study, […]

Parents of Kids With Diabetes Need to Plan for School Days

August 8, 2015

SATURDAY, Aug. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Parents of children with diabetes need to plan how their child’s condition will be managed while at school, experts say.
“Diabetes is a disease that must be managed 24/7. Failure to do so can result in serious short- and long-term medical complications,” Linda Siminerio, a certified diabetes educator and […]


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