Gestational Diabetes Drug Might Raise Babies’ Complication Risk

March 30, 2015

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, March 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) — When used to treat diabetes that develops during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), the drug glyburide has been linked to a number of complications in the baby, according to a new study.
In fact, infants born to mothers given glyburide (DiaBeta) during pregnancy had a higher risk of […]

Connection Between Diabetes, Advanced Breast Cancer Detected in Study

March 27, 2015

FRIDAY, March 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Women with diabetes may have an increased risk of being diagnosed with advanced breast cancer, a new study from Canada shows.
“Our findings suggest that women with diabetes may be predisposed to more advanced-stage breast cancer, which may be a contributor to their higher cancer mortality,” Dr. Lorraine Lipscombe, […]

FDA OKs New Drug for Diabetes-Linked Eye Condition

March 25, 2015

WEDNESDAY, March 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved the use of Eylea, an injected drug, to treat diabetic retinopathy in patients with diabetic macular edema.
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, diabetic retinopathy is a leading cause of blindness in American adults. A third […]

Study Ties Frequent Antibiotic Use to Higher Odds for Type 2 Diabetes

March 25, 2015

WEDNESDAY, March 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Repeated use of certain antibiotics may increase a person’s risk for type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests.
Researchers analyzed data from one million people in the United Kingdom and found that those who were prescribed at least two courses of four types of antibiotics — penicillins, cephalosporins, quinolones […]

Adopting U.S. Culture Ups Diabetes Risk in Mexican-American Kids

March 23, 2015

MONDAY, March 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The more that Mexican-American children adopt mainstream U.S. culture, the greater their risk for type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests.
Researchers looked at almost 150 Mexican-American children from North Texas. The kids were between the ages of 10 and 14. The researchers assessed how integrated the children were […]

Latest Diabetes Care Guidelines Focus on Individual Approach

March 23, 2015

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, March 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) — When caring for people with diabetes, primary care doctors need to tailor blood sugar targets and treatments to the individual patient, new recommendations suggest.
That’s just one of the guidelines highlighted in an article that experts from the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston published in […]

Why Insulin Resistance May Be More Common in Men

March 23, 2015

MONDAY, March 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) — New research may help explain why obese men are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes than obese women.
As people become overweight, their skeletal muscle develops insulin resistance that can lead to type 2 diabetes, the Canadian study authors explained. They discovered that differences in the activity of […]

Medicaid Expansion Spotted Many Undiagnosed Diabetes Cases

March 23, 2015

MONDAY, March 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The number of people with newly diagnosed diabetes increased by 23 percent in states that expanded the number of low-income people who are eligible for Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, a new study reports.
“The study demonstrated the benefit of new Medicaid coverage in identifying people with diabetes […]

2 Factors Greatly Boost New Moms’ Odds of Type 2 Diabetes

March 18, 2015

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, March 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Obese women who develop diabetes during pregnancy, and then gain 11 pounds or more after giving birth, have more than a 40 times higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests.
Diabetes that develops during pregnancy is known as gestational diabetes. While this […]

Why Isn’t There Any Cheap, Generic Insulin?

March 18, 2015

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, March 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) — New research examines why people with diabetes who depend on injections of lifesaving insulin still have no cheaper generic options to treat their disease.
“Surprisingly, this issue has not been talked about, so we’re asking the question: Why is there no generic insulin?” said senior study […]


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