THURSDAY, Aug. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Black Americans are at greater risk for diabetes-related vision loss than other racial groups battling the blood sugar disease, a new study says.
Researchers analyzed data from the U.S. National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, which evaluates about 5,000 people each year. They found that blacks had the highest [...]
By E.J. MundellHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, Aug. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A new survey of American adults across 18 states finds 17 percent drinking at least one sugary soda per day, with rates varying widely across states.
For example, while about 12 percent of people in New York state or Hawaii downed one or more non-diet sodas [...]
By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, Aug. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Chronic diseases that can increase a person’s risk of heart attack or stroke appear to hit women and blacks the hardest, a new population-based study found.
Diabetes and high blood pressure in particular, contribute to an ongoing gender and race gap in heart disease risk, researchers [...]
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Mental health coaching may help diabetes patients with depression and with lowering their blood sugar levels, a new study suggests.
Many people with diabetes suffer depression, which can interfere with their ability to manage their diabetes through monitoring blood sugar levels, being active, eating healthy and taking their medications, [...]
TUESDAY, Aug. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The ways grizzly bears deal with hibernation and fluctuating weight might offer valuable new clues to human obesity and diabetes, new research suggests.
The study authors note that the tissues of obese people with type 2 diabetes become dangerously insensitive to insulin, the hormone that helps control the [...]
MONDAY, Aug. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Poor people with diabetes are much more likely to lose a limb to the disease than affluent patients are, new research suggests.
Researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles, found the odds of having a toe, foot or leg amputated was up to 10 times higher for diabetics [...]
THURSDAY, July 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A new report finds that by 2010, one in every 10 visits Americans made to their doctor’s office involved diabetes, with the greatest rise among those aged 25 to 44.
Data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found the number of office visits for patients with [...]
MONDAY, July 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) — People with higher levels of brown fat have a reduced risk for obesity and diabetes, a new study suggests.
Unlike white fat, which lowers insulin sensitivity, researchers found that brown fat actually improves insulin sensitivity, blood sugar control and fat-burning metabolism.
“This is good news for overweight and obese people,” [...]