Diabetes

Beating Diabetes:

Every five minutes, someone in Australia is diagnosed with diabetes. It's Australia's fastest growing chronic condition, but as its prevalence grows more people are adding dietary supplements to their diets in the hope of reducing their risk of the...

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Happy World Diabetes Day! Officials Say More Than 50% Of Adults Are Undiagnosed

The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) released a report on Thursday stating that 463 million adults are currently living with diabetes worldwide, of whom more than half are undiagnosed.

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Diabetes Technology Often Priced Out Of Reach

THURSDAY, Nov. 14, 2019 -- While the high price of insulin has gotten a lot of attention lately, it's not the only cost issue facing people with diabetes. New technologies designed to improve blood sugar management often cost too much for people...
Related topics: Insulin, Blood Sugar (glucose)

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Fda Panel Rejects Empagliflozin For Use In Type 1 Diabetes

The FDA advisers said the pivotal approval study was too short and did not involve enough patients to characterize efficacy or safety. Medscape Medical News
Related topics: Food And Drug Administration, Type 1 Diabetes, Medical Research

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Endoscopic Procedure Promising For T2d Patients With Nash

(MedPage Today) -- BOSTON -- A minimally invasive endoscopic procedure appeared to improve certain metabolic abnormalities, including liver fat content and HbA1c levels, in patients with type 2 diabetes, a researcher said here. Duodenal mucosal...
Related topics: Type 2 Diabetes, Medical Research

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Medical News Today: Diabetes: Why Some Anti-inflammatories May Increase Risk

Recent findings suggest that glucocorticoids — a class of anti-inflammatory drugs that doctors often prescribe — may increase the risk of diabetes.

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Un Leads Bid For Cheaper Insulin, Expanding Access For Diabetics Worldwide

Overly expensive insulin could be a thing of the past – and life-changing news – for millions of diabetics under a plan launched by the World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday to diversify production globally, just ahead of World Diabetes...
Related topics: Insulin

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A Possibly Fishy Complication Of An Alaskan Cruise

A 69-year-old man with a medical history of hypertension, diabetes, and obesity with a body mass index of 33 was admitted with altered mental status. He and his wife were returning from a 14-day Alaskan cruise. On their return, the wife started...
Related topics: Hypertension, Obesity

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Promising Biomarkers For Diabetic Nephropathy

A big-data analysis identifies various glycolytic pathway enzymes, particularly PKM2, that could serve as potential therapeutic targets for diabetic kidney disease. Medscape Nephrology
Related topics: Enzymes, Kidney Disease

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Press Conference And Rally To Fight Mass Diabetes Amputations

On World Diabetes Day, November 14, as the New York City Council prepares to pass new diabetes-related legislation, South Bronx-based Health People: Community Preventative Health Institute will host a "Pray-In" at the New York State Department of...

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Moving Diagnostics Out Of The Lab And Into Your Hand

Handheld electrochemical sensors are part of the daily routine for millions of people with diabetes around the globe who monitor their blood sugar levels with electric glucometers. While such sensors have revolutionized at-home medical testing for...
Related topics: Blood Sugar (glucose)

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New Potential Approach To Type 2 Diabetes Treatment

The protein adipsin, which is produced in body fat, helps protect insulin-secreting cells called pancreatic beta cells from destruction in type 2 diabetes, according to a new study. Among middle-aged adults, higher levels of the protein in the blood...
Related topics: Type 2 Diabetes, Proteins, Insulin, Medical Research

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Vit D Flops For Kidney Protection In T2d

(MedPage Today) -- WASHINGTON -- Neither vitamin D nor omega-3 fatty acid supplementation showed kidney benefits for patients with type 2 diabetes, a researcher said here. Among 934 patients with diabetes, declines in estimated glomerular...
Related topics: Vitamins, Type 2 Diabetes, Medical Research

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Medicaid Patients With Lupus Undergoing Coronary Revascularization Have Higher 30-day Death Rate...

New research found that the 30-day death rate for Medicaid patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) who underwent coronary revascularization procedures for cardiovascular disease was double that of patients with diabetes mellitus who...
Related topics: Medicaid, Lupus, Medical Research, Cardiovascular Disease, Cardiology

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Analysis Uncovers Rising Rates Of Kidney Injury In Women Who Are Hospitalized During Pregnancy

* Rates of kidney injury in women who are hospitalized during pregnancy are on the rise, especially in women with diabetes. * Results from the study will be presented at ASN Kidney Week 2019 November 5-November 10 at the Walter E. Washington...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Calculator Predicts Heart Benefits Of Bariatric Surgery

(MedPage Today) -- LAS VEGAS -- A new web-based calculator showed promise for predicting individualized outcomes following bariatric surgery, according to a study reported here. Using regression and machine learning techniques paired with...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Haitians Seek Medical Help From Us Navy Ship Amid Protests 

Hundreds of Haitians with health problems ranging from diabetes to bullet injuries lined up Friday hoping to be seen by a staff member aboard the USNS Comfort, which docked in Port-au-Prince this week for its last stop of a five-month medical...
Related topics: Protests

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A 5-year-old Boy Saves Diabetic Mom's Life: 'i Would've Been Dead'

A 5-year-old boy is being hailed a hero after his quick thinking helped save his diabetic mother's life.Read more...

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Why The Lower Risk Of Prostate Cancer In Men With Diabetes?

(MedPage Today) -- Men with diabetes may appear to be at lower risk for prostate cancer because they are less likely to get a biopsy when they have elevated prostate-specific antigen (PSA), a large cohort study suggested. The study, which...
Related topics: Prostate Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Biopsy, Medical Research

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Why Primary Care Will Soon Only Treat Chronic Conditions

(MedPage Today) -- In most other human activities, there are two speeds, fast and slow. Usually, one dominates. Think firefighting versus bridge design. Health care spans from one extreme to the other. Think code blue versus diabetes...

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