Get Checked for Diabetes While Getting Your Teeth Cleaned?

February 26, 2015

THURSDAY, Feb. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The dentist’s office may be a good place to screen people for diabetes, a new study suggests.
“In light of findings from the study, the dental visit could be a useful opportunity to conduct diabetes screening among at-risk, undiagnosed patients — an important first step in identifying those who […]


Low Levels of Vitamin D Linked to Type 2 Diabetes Risk

February 23, 2015

MONDAY, Feb. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) — People with low levels of vitamin D appear to have an increased risk for type 2 diabetes, even if they aren’t overweight or obese, a new study suggests.
The study included almost 150 people in Spain. Their vitamin D levels were checked, as was their body mass index (BMI […]


Small Study Links Lack of Sleep to Type 2 Diabetes Risk

February 19, 2015

THURSDAY, Feb. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A new study helps explain why getting too little sleep might boost diabetes risk.
Researchers say lack of sleep can lead to increased levels of substances called free fatty acids in the blood. These substances interfere with the ability of the hormone insulin to regulate blood sugar levels.
The […]


Study Compares Drugs for Diabetes-Linked Eye Disease

February 18, 2015

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A vision-robbing condition called diabetic macular edema can strike people with diabetes.
Now, a new study compared three leading drugs for the condition — Avastin, Eylea and Lucentis — and found that Eylea came out on top, at least for patients with “moderate” vision loss.
The study, funded by […]


Minority Kids Less Likely to Get Latest Type 1 Diabetes Care, Study Finds

February 17, 2015

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, Feb. 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The care of type 1 diabetes has evolved rapidly over the past few decades, but not all racial and ethnic groups seem to be benefiting from the latest treatments, a new study indicates.
The researchers found that black children with type 1 diabetes were less […]


Minority Kids Less Likely to Get Latest Type 1 Diabetes Treatments, Study Finds

February 17, 2015

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, Feb. 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The care of type 1 diabetes has evolved rapidly over the past few decades, but not all racial and ethnic groups seem to be benefiting from the latest treatments, a new study indicates.
The researchers found that black children with type 1 diabetes were less […]


Smoking During Pregnancy May Raise Diabetes Risk for Daughters: Study

February 16, 2015

MONDAY, Feb. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Women whose mothers smoked while pregnant may be two to three times more likely to develop diabetes as adults, new research suggests.
The finding is based on the tracking of 1,800 women whose mothers had been participants in an earlier study.
All the mothers had received obstetric care in the […]


Blood Pressure Meds Lower Heart, Stroke Risks in Diabetics: Analysis

February 10, 2015

By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, Feb. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A new analysis shows that people with type 2 diabetes are less likely to suffer heart attacks, strokes or die early when they take blood pressure medications — even if they don’t actually have high blood pressure.
“Stroke, heart attack and other circulatory diseases are […]


Here’s Why Type 1 Diabetes May Be More Deadly for Women Than Men

February 9, 2015

Women with type 1 diabetes have a nearly 40 percent greater risk of dying from any cause and more than double the risk of dying from heart disease than men with type 1 diabetes, Australian researchers report.


FDA Approves 1st Drug for Diabetic Retinopathy

February 6, 2015

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, Feb. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved the drug Lucentis (ranibizumab) to treat diabetic retinopathy in patients with diabetic macular edema.
A leading cause of blindness among adults in the United States, diabetic retinopathy is the most common diabetic eye disease, the agency said […]



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