Exercise Might Not Help Some Type 2 Diabetics Control Their Blood Sugar

November 20, 2014

THURSDAY, Nov. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Certain genes might prevent regular exercise from improving blood sugar control in up to a fifth of people with type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests.
The issue has long been pondered by doctors working with diabetic patients, one expert said.
“For many years we have been under the impression [...]


Cost of Diabetes Care Keeps Climbing, Report Shows

November 20, 2014

THURSDAY, Nov. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The cost of diabetes care in the United States has increased 48 percent in recent years, climbing to more than $322 billion annually, a new report shows.
Even greater increases in cost were seen with prediabetes care, which have risen 74 percent, and undiagnosed diabetes, which have jumped 82 [...]


Type 1 Diabetes Lowered Survival in Study

November 19, 2014

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) — People with type 1 diabetes faced a much higher risk of dying over the course of a 14-year study than people without the disease, Swedish researchers report.
The good news was that the closer someone with type 1 diabetes got to their blood sugar [...]


Study Finds No Added Benefit From Routine Heart Scans for Diabetics

November 18, 2014

TUESDAY, Nov. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Routine screening for heart disease isn’t effective for people with diabetes who have no symptoms but are at high risk for a heart attack, according to a new study.
Researchers found the screenings do not help prevent heart attacks or help patients avoid being admitted to the hospital for [...]


Nearly 3 in 10 Americans With Diabetes Don’t Know It: Study

November 18, 2014

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, Nov. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Almost 8 million Americans have diabetes but don’t know it, a new study shows.
That’s despite the fact that about two-thirds of those with undiagnosed diabetes have seen a doctor two or more times in the past year, according to the researchers.
The study also found that [...]


Most in U.S. Aren’t Suitable Kidney Donors, Study Says

November 14, 2014

By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, Nov. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Even if they were willing, most people in the United States aren’t qualified to be kidney donors because of health or financial reasons, a new study has found.
More than 75 percent of the population could not donate, said Dr. Anthony Bleyer, a nephrologist at Wake [...]


Undiagnosed Sleep Problems May Be Common Among Firefighters

November 13, 2014

THURSDAY, Nov. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Sleep disorders such as sleep apnea, insomnia, shift work disorder and restless leg syndrome are common among firefighters, new research shows.
These conditions are linked with a higher risk for car accidents, a research team from Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston suggests.
Firefighters with sleep disorders are [...]


Weight-Loss Surgery Has Low Complication Rates, Study Finds

November 6, 2014

THURSDAY, Nov. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) — People with type 2 diabetes who undergo a weight-loss procedure called laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery have a low risk for complications or death, according to a new study.
“The perception has been that gastric bypass is a very risky operation, but the reality is, it is as safe, if [...]


Metformin Beats Other Type 2 Diabetes Drugs for First Treatment: Study

October 28, 2014

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, Oct. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) — People newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes who are initially given the drug metformin are less likely to eventually need other drugs to control their blood sugar, a new study suggests.
The study found that, of those started on metformin, only about one-quarter needed another drug [...]


Type 1 Diabetes Increasing Among White American Kids

October 27, 2014

MONDAY, Oct. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The rate of type 1 diabetes has increased substantially among elementary school-age white children in the United States, a new study shows.
The study of young white people found nearly 6,000 new cases diagnosed in teens and kids ages 19 and younger between 2002 and 2009. Youngsters between [...]



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