Diabetes

Is A Widely Used T2d Test Off The Mark?

(MedPage Today) -- Presence of diabetes, normal glucose tolerance defined only by HbA1c not reliable, study claims
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New Hybrid Closed Loop Insulin Pump Proves Hard To Use For Some Patients With Diabetes

Among first-time users of a new insulin pump that automatically delivers insulin to people with type 1 diabetes, nearly one-fifth stopped using the device, primarily because of difficulties meeting the technical demands system, researchers say.
Related topics: Insulin, Type 1 Diabetes, Medical Research

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Treating Diabetes In Older Adults Requires Simpler Medication Regimens, Looser Glycemic Targets

Simplifying medication regimens and tailoring glycemic targets in older adults with diabetes improves adherence and avoids treatment-related complications.

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Type 2 Diabetes And Women: 'mentally Tiring' Jobs May Up Risk (cme/ce)

(MedPage Today) -- Very mentally tired women were 21% more likely to develop T2D, French study finds.
Related topics: Type 2 Diabetes, Medical Research

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Bull Of The Day: Dexcom (dxcm)

DexCom (DXCM) is a $13 billion med-tech developer of continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) systems for people with diabetes. DXCM became a Zacks #2 Rank after a strong beat and raise quarter reported on 2/21. DexCom delivered Q4 adjusted EPS of...

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Health Tip: Reading Food Labels For Diabetics

-- For people with diabetes, maintaining a healthy diet can be vital to a treatment plan. Reading food labels can help diabetics make the best choices, the Mayo Clinic says. When reading food labels, the clinic suggests: Choose healthy fats, such...
Related topics: Diet, Mayo Clinic

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A Sweet Tooth Could Fuel Cancer Cell Growth

Sugar is increasingly recognized for causing damage to your health when consumed in excess and it’s becoming common knowledge that the substance can be addictive. Along with contributing toward obesity, diabetes and chronic inflammation, the...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Obesity, Medical Research

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Patients With Diabetes At Increased Risk For Sleep Apnea

WEDNESDAY, March 20, 2019 -- Patients with type 2 diabetes are at increased risk for developing obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), independent of other factors, according to a study published online March 12 in Diabetes Care. Anuradhaa Subramanian,...
Related topics: Type 2 Diabetes, Sleep Apnea, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Medical Research

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Low Ef Heart Failure Benefits Most From Sglt2 Diabetes Drug

(MedPage Today) -- DECLARE substudy doesn't leave HFpEF entirely out, though
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Medical News Today: What Causes A Red Spot On The Eye?

A red spot on the eye is usually a subconjunctival hemorrhage that will heal over time without treatment. It can also be due to diabetes complications. Learn more about the causes and treatments here.

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Fda Warns Homeopathic Company About Illegal Product Claims

TUESDAY, March 19, 2019 -- Nutra Pharma Corp. has been warned about illegal marketing of unapproved homeopathic products with claims that they can treat addiction and chronic pain from serious conditions such as cancer, diabetes, shingles, and...
Related topics: Food And Drug Administration, Marketing, Chronic Pain, Cancer, Oncology

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Bluetooth Technology Enables Insulin Adherence Monitoring

TUESDAY, March 19, 2019 -- Adherence to timing and dosing of insulin injections can be objectively measured using Bluetooth-enabled pen caps, according to a study published online March 12 in Diabetes Care. Medha N. Munshi, M.D., from the Joslin...
Related topics: Insulin, Medical Research

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A Wife Who Couldn’t Fully Accept Her Spouse’s Health Problems

My husband, who’s had type 2 diabetes for 20 years, had been struggling for a long while to lower his hemoglobin A1C — a number that measures how well he’s managing his blood sugar over time. When he and I finally investigated the...
Related topics: Type 2 Diabetes, Blood Sugar (glucose)

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The Cruelty Of Managed Medicare

By HANS DUVEFELT MD Jeanette Brown had lost twenty pounds, and she was worried. “I’m not trying,” she told me at her regular diabetes visit as I pored over her lab results. What I saw sent a chill down my spine: A normal weight, diet...
Related topics: Medicare, Diet

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Closed-loop Insulin Tech For Diabetes Will Change Lives - Cnet

The so-called artificial pancreas is on the verge of commercial expansion.
Related topics: Insulin

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Hackers Inspired The Next Big Thing In Diabetes Video - Cnet

Closed-loop insulin tech is a big trend this year.
Related topics: Health Videos, Insulin

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Health Benefits Of Sit-stand Desks Are Minimal (and Don’t Involve Weight Loss), Study Finds

In recent years, a steady stream of research has linked sitting for prolonged periods of time with health concerns, including an increased risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, cancer and early death. The association appears to hold even...
Related topics: Medical Research, Obesity, Type 2 Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease, Cancer, Oncology

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Dick Dale Dead At 81

Dick Dale, known as the “King of The Surf Guitar,” passed away last night at the age of 81. Dale’s bassist Sam Bolle confirmed the news to The Guardian. He had been suffering health issues for years, including rectal cancer, diabetes, kidney...
Related topics: Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Oncology

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Cv Primary Prevention Guidelines Updated

(MedPage Today) -- Aspirin, diabetes, team-care recommendations revised
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Mother Defends Dying Daughter Against Hateful Social Media Comments Due To Her Facial Deformities

Sophia Weaver is a 10-year-old girl who suffers from Rett syndrome, Type 1 Diabetes, as well as extreme facial deformities. Because Sophia has a weakened immune system, she isn’t able to enjoy everyday public activities like going to a...
Related topics: Social Media, Type 1 Diabetes

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