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Does Mental Illness Raise Diabetes Risk?

Posted 4 days ago by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, June 20, 2018 – Americans with severe mental illness are more than twice as likely to develop type 2 diabetes, and the increased risk is highest among minorities, a new study suggests. Researchers looked at more than 15,000 patients with severe mental illness and found that 28 percent had type 2 diabetes. The rate in the general population is 12 percent. Among people with severe ...

One Blood Test Might Be Enough to Diagnose Diabetes

Posted 5 days ago by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, June 19, 2018 – New research suggests that a single blood test could confirm type 2 diabetes, saving patients time and health care costs. Currently, it's recommended that a blood test focused on elevated fasting levels of blood sugar (glucose) or a blood component called glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) be confirmed with a second blood test at a follow-up visit. But taking the test twice ...

Health Tip: 4 Steps to Manage Diabetes

Posted 10 days ago by Drugs.com

-- Every year, 1.7 million people in the United States are diagnosed with diabetes, the U.S. National Institutes of Health says. Left untreated, diabetes can lead to heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, blindness and other health problems, the agency says. The NIH suggests: Take time to learn all you can about diabetes. With the help of your doctor, develop a clear plan with goals and ways to ...

Do Antipsychotic Meds for Kids Raise Diabetes Risk?

Posted 11 days ago by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, June 13, 2018 – Widely used antipsychotic medications for troubled kids and teens can trigger weight gain and decrease insulin sensitivity, putting them at increased risk for diabetes, according to a new study. Antipsychotic medications are used in youngsters to treat nonpsychotic disorders associated with disruptive behavior, such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), ...

Job Strain Plus Heart Disease, Diabetes a Lethal Mix for Men

Posted 19 days ago by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, June 5, 2018 – If you're a man and you suffer from heart disease or diabetes, stress at work may shorten your life, a new study finds. The researchers said a demanding job in which you have little or no control over your work environment is a formula that can increase the risk of dying early whether you suffer from heart disease or not. But that risk jumps 68 percent for men with heart ...

Health Tip: Stay Fit at Work

Posted 30 May 2018 by Drugs.com

-- Sitting for long hours at a desk can lead to poor posture, lower-back pain and increased risk for cardiovascular disease and diabetes. The American Council on Exercise suggests how to combat the negative effects of too much sitting: Stand for a few minutes every hour to activate unused muscles. Sit on a stability ball for 30 minutes per day to work your core. Participate in walking meetings, ...

Artificial Sweeteners Won't Affect Your Blood Sugar: Study

Posted 30 May 2018 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, May 30, 2018 – Can an artificially sweetened drink or food really satisfy your sweet tooth without raising your blood sugar levels? That depends on what's in the food or drink, but a new review confirms that artificial sweeteners alone won't cause a spike in blood sugar. "It's been widely accepted that nonnutritive sweeteners don't raise blood sugar, but there's never been a ...

New Medicare Perk: Diabetes Prevention

Posted 16 May 2018 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, May 15, 2018 – Millions of U.S. seniors can now take part in a Medicare program designed to prevent prediabetes from progressing to type 2 diabetes. Almost half of Americans 65 and older have prediabetes, and many don't know it. In addition to an increased risk of type 2 diabetes, prediabetes puts people at risk of heart disease and stroke, according to the American Association of ...

Using Diet to Stave Off Diabetes

Posted 7 May 2018 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, May 7, 2018 – Diabetes has become a worldwide epidemic, but you can protect yourself with a healthier diet. And the same type of diet can help you manage diabetes if you already have it. According to experts at Boston's Joslin Diabetes Center and the Harvard School of Public Health, specific foods that help reduce your risk include green leafy vegetables, oat cereal, yogurt and dairy ...

Get Fit to Cut Your Diabetes Risk During Pregnancy

Posted 27 Apr 2018 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, April 27, 2018 – If she's fit, a woman is less likely to develop diabetes during pregnancy, a new study contends. Researchers who followed 1,300 U.S. women found that high levels of fitness before pregnancy were tied to a 21 percent lower risk of gestational diabetes. These findings show that women should think about getting into shape before conceiving, according to the University of ...

FDA Approves AI Device to Spot Diabetic Eye Disease

Posted 12 Apr 2018 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, April 12, 2018 – Artificial intelligence software that can detect diabetes-related damage to the retina – called diabetic retinopathy – has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The IDx-DR program analyzes images of a patient's retinas taken with a special camera. The digital images are uploaded to a cloud server on which IDx-DR software is installed. The software ...

FDA Approves Toujeo (insulin glargine) Max SoloStar

Posted 8 Apr 2018 by Drugs.com

BRIDGEWATER, N.J., March 27, 2018 /PRNewswire/ – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Sanofi's Toujeo (insulin glargine 300 Units/mL) Max SoloStar, the highest capacity long-acting insulin pen that will be available on the market. The new Max SoloStar pen holds 900 Units of Toujeo, more than any other long-acting insulin pen in the U.S., and provides up to 160 Units/mL of Toujeo ...

Losing Excess Weight in Childhood Cuts Diabetes Risk

Posted 5 Apr 2018 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, April 5, 2018 – If an overweight child slims down before puberty, the risk of type 2 diabetes seems to slide away with the lost pounds. Later weight loss also lowers the risk of type 2 diabetes in adulthood, just not as much, new research reports. "The sooner we can get children to a healthy weight and lifestyle, the better off they'll be," said nutritionist Samantha Heller from NYU ...

Those With Diabetes Less Likely to See Dentist Despite Health Risks

Posted 4 Apr 2018 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, April 4, 2018 – Many adults with diabetes don't see the dentist often enough, even though they're at increased risk for gum disease, researchers say. In a new study, investigators analyzed data from just over 2.5 million American adults who took part in an annual federal government health survey. The survey results showed that people with diabetes or prediabetes were least likely to ...

Diabetes Now Affects 23 Million U.S. Adults

Posted 29 Mar 2018 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, March 29, 2018 – The latest tally of Americans adults affected by diabetes finds more than 23 million struggle with the blood sugar disease. Of those, the vast majority – 21 million cases – are caused by type 2 diabetes, which is often linked to overweight or obesity, according to the report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Another 1.3 million cases are ...

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