Diabetes News and Research

As a patient, it’s so important to understand your condition. This is especially true for people with diabetes. Though diabetes has no known cure right now, you should be aware of the recent medical advances and discoveries as researchers work on finding a cure and improving treatments.

Having access to up-to-date news about diabetes research is one of the best ways to become an educated patient. That’s why we’ll update you with weekly research and treatment information, so that you can take the best care of your diabetes, whether it’s type 1, type 2, or gestational.

The goal is to make you an informed person who can talk with ease about diabetes, not just with relatives and friends but also with your doctor. The more you know, the more involved you can be in your healthcare decisions.

How to Get a Flu Shot Now
11/03/2020 - Where and when to get the flu vaccine
Metformin Recall: Everything You Need to Know
11/03/2020 - FDA Metformin Recall: https://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts/marksans-pharma-limited-issues-expansion-voluntary-nationwide-recall-metformin-hydrochloride Information about the recall: https://www.cigna.com/static/www-cigna-com/docs/individuals-families/member-resources/prescription/metformin-hydrochloride-tablets-drug-recall.pdf FDA Metformin Recall Drug Search List: https://www.fda.gov/drugs/drug-safety-and-availability/search-list-recalled-metformin-products
Why Won't BMI Die?
10/20/2020 -
Are Silk Face Masks the New N95?
10/03/2020 - Why silk masks are the second-most protective face mask against COVID-19 after the N95
CBD for Diabetes?
08/07/2020 - CBD helps to quell inflammation, making it a new holistic option for diabetics to add to their health regimens.
It's Not Unhealthy Behavior. It's Systemic Racism.
07/10/2020 - Even when we account for other factors that people tend to use to blame people of color for their poor health outcomes, such as lifestyle factors, socio-economic status, and other health issues such as diabetes and obesity, the discrepancy in COVID-19 cases and deaths still exists based on race alone.
Web-based Tool to Help Assess Diabetes Outcomes With and Without Surgery
12/02/2019 - New Online Assessment Helps Individuals with type 2 diabetes and obesity to Assess the Pros and Cons of having Gastric bypass Surgery to reduce risk of Diabetes Complications like heart disease and kidney faillure.
You Could Have Diabetes While at a Healthy Weight: Here’s How
10/28/2019 - If you belong to a racial minority, your risk of developing diabetes despite being at a healthy weight will increase as you age, according to data presented by Kaiser Permanente.
Weight Loss Surgery—One Way to Improve Heart Health as Well as Diabetes
09/12/2019 - Opting for gastric bypass is one sure way to reduce your risk of dying and significantly improve your heart health and reverse the negative consequences of type 2 diabetes, according to researchers at the Cleveland Clinic.
Want to Live Longer? Focus on Heart Health to Avoid Falls
08/07/2019 - Having even early asymptomatic signs of heart disease is enough to raise your risk of falls, leading to fractures and shortened lifespan. This is especially true of anyone with type 2 diabetes.
Obesity Paradox: Where the Fat Settles—Not Weight—Matters Most in Diabetes
07/24/2019 - The Obesity Paradox, or skinny fat, is a modern take on where fat settles, around the organs, in front of the abdomen, or in the hips and thighs. Visceral fat poses the greatest risk of disease.
Do Statins Cause Diabetes? Heart Attacks Likely to Pose Greater Concern
07/05/2019 - The possibility of statins causing diabetes has been overblown. The need to reduce risks of having a heart attack or stroke remain significant and statins are the best way to lessen heart disease risks. Losing weight remains the best way to reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
Building Hope Helps Put a Positive Spin on Having Diabetes
07/01/2019 - To help you stay positive and remain hopeful about managing your diabetes, make a plan to take your medication as directed, add more steps to your day, chew don't drink your calories, and ask for help when you need it.
Want to Know Your Risk of Diabetes? Genetic Test May Offer Warning
04/29/2019 - Genetic testing is gaining wider use—venturing into medical risks— given the vast ancestry databases amassing information from millions of Americans.
Hemoglobin A1c Not Reliable in Diagnosing Type 2 Diabetes
03/27/2019 - New data confirm that the hemoglobin A1c test is unreliable in assessing diabetes risk. The A1c misses 3 in 4 people who have prediabetes or type 2 diabetes, especially anyone of non-White ethnicity or race. Going forward, doctors are advised to use one of the more reliable tests to screen for diabetes.
What is the Best Diabetes Medication? One that Can Protect Your Heart Health
03/12/2019 - The new diabetes medications also protect heart health, which is a common complication of type 2 diabetes. If your doctor suggests adding a second drug to your care plan, do it. You'll lower your risk of heart attack and stroke almost in half.
Is the Keto Diet Good or Bad? Is Ketosis a Good Way to Lose Weight?
02/22/2019 - The keto diet helps many people manage their weight, improve blood cholesterol and high blood pressure, and even reverse type 2 diabetes but there are limitations and risks that you should be aware of before you decide to adopt this way of eating.
What Does Obesity Mean for Your Health—Heart, Thyroid, Diabetes?
02/14/2019 - Adults in the US do not understand the negative effects of overweight and obesity, which increase the chance of developing heart disease, diabetes, even cancer. Even dropping 10 pounds can improve health.
Statins May Prevent Diabetic Retinopathy in People with Diabetes
01/18/2019 - Individuals with diabetes who were taking a statin for high blood cholesterol have the added benefit of reducing their risk of developing diabetic retinopathy, and may not need treatment if they do develop this eye disease.
Diabetes and Stress Hyperglycemia Linked with Worse Outcomes After Stroke
01/14/2019 - For people with diabetes, the risk for stroke and heart attack are 1.5 times higher than the general population. Stress hyperglycemia is a warning sign of repeated cardiac events with poorer outcomes and longer hospital stays, according to the newest research.
How to Achieve Healthy Aging While Reducing Your Risk of Diabetes
12/07/2018 - New strategies to help you be more successful at losing just enough weight to reverse diabetes, its complications, and preserving your memory.
 
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