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Stigma Adds to Burden of Type 1 Diabetes

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TUESDAY, June 19, 2018 – Michael Wright was just 16 when he was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, and although his friends supported him, he always felt different. "I would do my injections and testing in private [in another room or even the bathroom] to avoid having conversations about diabetes with people," he said. It was also to avoid stares from strangers or awkward questions about how he got ...

One Blood Test Might Be Enough to Diagnose Diabetes

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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 ...

Can IV Fluids Harm the Brain of Those With Serious Diabetes Complication?

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WEDNESDAY, June 13, 2018 – For years, doctors thought that giving IV fluids too quickly could trigger brain swelling in children experiencing a serious diabetes complication called ketoacidosis. But new research now suggests the treatment is safe. In four different scenarios, the rate of fluid replacement, as well as the concentration of saline (salt) in that fluid, didn't raise the risk of ...

Health Tip: 4 Steps to Manage Diabetes

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-- 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 ...

A Young Life Lost to High Insulin Prices

Posted 29 May 2018 by

TUESDAY, May 29, 2018 – Alec Smith was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes shortly before his 24th birthday. When he turned 26, he lost his health insurance. Less than a month later, he lost his life because he couldn't afford the exorbitant price of his life-saving insulin. "Alec had a full-time job that didn't offer health insurance. But because he was working full-time, he didn't qualify for ...

Add Muscle Weakness as Another Cost of Type 1 Diabetes

Posted 18 Apr 2018 by

WEDNESDAY, April 18, 2018 – Poor muscle health may be a complication of type 1 diabetes, even in young people who get plenty of exercise. That's the finding of Canadian researchers who analyzed muscle samples from young adults with and without type 1 diabetes who did more than the weekly amount of exercise recommended by Diabetes Canada. In the young adults with diabetes, the muscle biopsies ...

FDA Approves Toujeo (insulin glargine) Max SoloStar

Posted 8 Apr 2018 by

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 ...

Those With Diabetes Less Likely to See Dentist Despite Health Risks

Posted 4 Apr 2018 by

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 ...

For Hard-to-Manage Type 1 Diabetes, Transplant Makes Life Better

Posted 30 Mar 2018 by

FRIDAY, March 30, 2018 – New research shows that for people with type 1 diabetes who can no longer sense when their blood sugar levels drop too low, an islet cell transplant can dramatically improve their lives. Some people with type 1 diabetes develop a condition called hypoglycemia unawareness, which means they no longer feel symptoms when their blood sugar levels are dropping dangerously. ...

Diabetes Now Affects 23 Million U.S. Adults

Posted 29 Mar 2018 by

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 ...

Health Tip: Using Diabetes Equipment

Posted 21 Mar 2018 by

-- Millions of Americans living with diabetes use a blood glucose meter to keep track of their blood sugar. Since these are medical devices, they are regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The FDA offers these suggestions when using a blood glucose meter: Follow the manufacturer's instructions carefully. Ask your health care provider to watch you test yourself to ensure that you are ...

Annual Eye Exam Is Vital if You Have Diabetes

Posted 8 Mar 2018 by

THURSDAY, March 8, 2018 – A yearly eye exam is a key part of diabetes treatment, experts say. Diabetic eye disease is the leading cause of blindness among people aged 40 to 60, cautioned Dr. Malav Joshi, an ophthalmologist at the Krieger Eye Institute in Baltimore. And the longer people have diabetes, the greater the odds of developing vision problems. However, "diabetic eye disease is ...

Emergency Services Crews Often Unprepared for Diabetic Crises

Posted 26 Jan 2018 by

FRIDAY, Jan. 26, 2018 – If you call 911, you expect to get the medical services you need. But new research suggests that when it comes to severe low blood sugar episodes in people with diabetes, first responders might not be able to administer a potentially lifesaving medication called glucagon. Glucagon is an injectable medication that prompts the liver to release stored glucose. This quickly ...

Big Strides Made in Diabetes Care

Posted 5 Jan 2018 by

FRIDAY, Jan. 5, 2018 – This past year was a busy, productive one for diabetes research and care. "2017 was a year of progress in our understanding of diabetes and its complications, the tools available to help people manage their diabetes, and attention to the economic and accessibility challenges faced by people with diabetes," said Dr. William Cefalu, chief scientific and medical officer for ...

Diabetics May Often Fare Poorly in Hospice Care

Posted 4 Jan 2018 by

THURSDAY, Jan. 4, 2018 – Decisions about diabetes care can become harder as people age, and that may be especially true for those needing hospice care. A new study has found that, among people getting hospice care in a nursing home, diabetes care may lead to higher rates of dangerous low blood sugar episodes, known as hypoglycemia. That finding came from the researchers' analysis of data on ...

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