Obesity Fueling Rise in Diabetes Rates, Study Finds

September 2, 2014

By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, Sept. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The U.S. obesity epidemic is a driving force behind the rising rates of type 2 diabetes, according to a new study.
Researchers looked at data from five national surveys spanning from 1976 through 2010 to determine how much the increase in diabetes over time could be [...]

Getting Healthier a Big Money-Saver for People With Diabetes

August 22, 2014

Not only is eating better and exercising healthy for people with diabetes, it can save them hundreds of health-care dollars a year, a new study finds.

Blacks May Face Higher Risk of Diabetes-Linked Vision Loss

August 21, 2014

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 [...]

Nearly 1 in 5 Americans Drinks at Least 1 Soda a Day: CDC

August 14, 2014

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 [...]

Nearly 40% of Americans Will Develop Diabetes, CDC Projects

August 13, 2014

Approximately two out of every five Americans will develop type 2 diabetes at some point during their adult lives, according to new U.S. government estimates.

Women, Blacks Hit Harder by Heart Disease Risk Factors

August 11, 2014

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 [...]

Coaching May Help Diabetics Battle Depression, Disease Better

August 6, 2014

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, [...]

The ‘Bear’ Facts on Obesity and Diabetes

August 5, 2014

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 [...]

Poor People With Diabetes Much More Likely to Lose a Limb: Study

August 4, 2014

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 [...]

Big Jump in Doctor’s Office Visits for Young Adults With Diabetes

July 31, 2014

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 [...]


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