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Health Tip: Common Symptoms of Diabetes

Posted 6 days ago by

-- Millions of people in America have diabetes, the American Diabetes Association says. While diabetes isn't curable, early detection can help prevent some severe complications. The ADA says common symptoms of diabetes include: Feeling very thirsty. Feeling very hungry, despite having eaten recently. Being fatigued. Having blurry vision. Having cuts or bruises that are slow to heal. Having ...

High Cost Has Over 1 in 4 Diabetics Cutting Back on Insulin

Posted 6 days ago by

MONDAY, Dec. 3, 2018 – More than one-quarter of people with diabetes have skimped on needed insulin because of the drug's soaring price tag, according to a new small study. Surveying nearly 200 Americans with type 1 or type 2 diabetes, researchers found 26 percent had underused insulin because of cost. But insulin isn't a drug you can safely ration, doctors warn. "For people with type 1 ...

AHA: Autoimmune Response in Type 1 Diabetes May Lead to Heart Disease

Posted 13 days ago by

MONDAY, Nov. 26, 2018 (American Heart Association) – Keeping type 1 diabetes under tight control through medication may help prevent people with the disease from developing an immune reaction to their own bodies, one that specifically attacks the heart, according to new research. Type 1 diabetes is the less common form of the disease that affects the way the body regulates blood sugar, or ...

Doctor Not Available for Diabetes Care? Nurse Practitioners Do Just as Well

Posted 13 days ago by

MONDAY, Nov. 26, 2018 – There are many areas of the United States where doctors are in short supply, but the good news for diabetics is that nurse practitioners and physician assistants can often help fill that care gap. In fact, new research compared the care given by doctors, nurse practitioners and physician assistants to people with diabetes and found no significant differences in care. ...

High Deductibles May Mean Poorer Diabetes Care

Posted 19 days ago by

TUESDAY, Nov. 20, 2018 – For Americans with diabetes, high-deductible health insurance plans may lead to delays in diagnosing and treating dangerous blood vessel diseases, a new study suggests. "People with diabetes in high-deductible health insurance plans compared to people with diabetes without high-deductible health insurance had delays in care for macrovascular complications of a month to ...

Vaccines Are Critical If You Have Diabetes

Posted 12 Oct 2018 by

FRIDAY, Oct. 12, 2018 – If you have diabetes, you need all recommended vaccinations, the American Association of Diabetes Educators says. Diabetes reduces the immune system's ability to fight certain infections. This raises the risk for serious complications from diseases that vaccines protect against – including flu, pneumonia, hepatitis B, tetanus and shingles. "People with diabetes may be at ...

Storing Insulin in Home Fridges May Lower Effectiveness

Posted 10 Oct 2018 by

TUESDAY, Oct. 9, 2018 – Many diabetes patients store their insulin at the wrong temperature in their fridge and that could reduce its effectiveness, a new study says. Insulin should be stored in a refrigerator at between 36 and 46 degrees Fahrenheit (2 to 8 degrees Celsius), and at 30 to 86 degrees F (2 to 30 degrees C) when carried by the patient in a pen or vial, the researchers said. Even ...

Type 1 Diabetes Often Misdiagnosed in Adults

Posted 9 Oct 2018 by

TUESDAY, Oct. 9, 2018 – It's not always easy – even for doctors – to tell if someone has type 1 or type 2 diabetes when they're diagnosed as an adult. And a new study finds mistakes are common. That's what happened to British Prime Minister Theresa May when she was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in 2012. She was in her 50s at the time. Despite having all of the symptoms common to type 1 ...

Severe Infections Rising Among Americans With Diabetes

Posted 3 Oct 2018 by

TUESDAY, Oct. 2, 2018 – The number of Americans with diabetes who wind up in hospitals with serious infections, or who develop them while in the hospital, is on the rise. Between 2010 and 2015, the number of diabetics hospitalized for infections rose 52 percent (from 16 per 1,000 people to 24 per 1,000), according to researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "People ...

Diabetes, Dementia Can Be Deadly Combination

Posted 2 Oct 2018 by

TUESDAY, Oct. 2, 2018 – The risk of death from dangerously low blood sugar is much higher among seniors who have both diabetes and dementia than those with diabetes alone, a new study finds. Researchers analyzed data from nearly 20,000 people aged 65 and older with type 1 or type 2 diabetes who were followed for up to five years after their first recorded low blood sugar episode. Those with both ...

FDA Medwatch Alert: Caution When Using Pen Needles to Inject Medicines: FDA Safety Communication

Posted 30 Sep 2018 by

Audience: Patients and caregivers who use or are considering using pen injectors with pen needles to inject prescription medicines. Health care providers who treat patients, or who train users on pen needles and pen injectors Specialties Health care providers including Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Health Educators, Pharmacists, and Physicians Device Pen needles ...

Health Tip: Dispelling Myths About Diabetes

Posted 10 Aug 2018 by

-- On behalf of the millions of Americans living with diabetes, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) says it wants to dispel some common myths about the disease. The ADA cites these examples: If you are overweight, you will develop diabetes eventually. While being overweight is a risk factor for diabetes, it is not the only one. Family history, age and ethnicity also affect a person's risk. ...

Early Onset Type 1 Diabetes Linked to Heart Disease, Shorter Life

Posted 10 Aug 2018 by

FRIDAY, Aug. 10, 2018 – People with type 1 diabetes have a much greater risk of serious heart problems and early death, especially if they were diagnosed before age 10, new research suggests. But the study only found an association, and didn't prove cause and effect. More than 27,000 type 1 diabetics in Sweden were followed for an average of 10 years. The patients were compared with a control ...

Study Confirms Added Cancer Risk for Diabetics, Especially Women

Posted 20 Jul 2018 by

FRIDAY, July 20, 2018 – The increased risk of cancer in people with diabetes is higher for women than men, a new study finds. Previous research identified the link between diabetes and cancer risk, but this study looked at whether that risk differs between men and women. The takeaway: Among people with diabetes, women have a 6 percent higher risk of cancer than men, the researchers said. And ...

Insurance Gaps Costly for Those With Type 1 Diabetes

Posted 11 Jul 2018 by

WEDNESDAY, July 11, 2018 – Gaps in private insurance coverage are common among American adults with type 1 diabetes, raising their risk for health crises, a new study finds. "Type 1 diabetes requires intensive daily management in order to simply remain alive, so interruptions to care and coverage of insulin and supplies can pose a major risk," said study leader Mary Rogers. She's a research ...

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