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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 ...

Human Insulin as Good as Costly Synthetic Versions

Posted 29 Jun 2018 by

FRIDAY, June 29, 2018 – Human insulin is as safe and effective as newer, more expensive insulin analog drugs for people with type 2 diabetes, researchers report. The new study included people with type 2 diabetes who were followed for an average of 1.7 years after they started using insulin. "We found that for patients with type 2 diabetes in usual practice, the use of the more expensive insulin ...

Mom's Diabetes May Be Tied to Baby's Autism Risk: Study

Posted 25 Jun 2018 by

MONDAY, June 25, 2018 – Pregnant women who have any form of diabetes may face higher odds that their child could develop autism, a new study suggests. Whether it's type 1, type 2 or gestational diabetes, which specifically affects pregnant women, having the blood sugar disease might be linked to an increased autism risk, the researchers said. "The risk appears to be highest in type 1, then type ...

Will the Future Be Needle-Free for Diabetics?

Posted 25 Jun 2018 by

MONDAY, June 25, 2018 – For many diabetics, one of the most dreaded aspects of managing their condition is the need to inject insulin multiple times a day. But Harvard researchers have discovered a way to deliver insulin in a pill, and it appears to work well – at least in rats. A lot of questions remain: What is the proper dose compared to injected insulin? Will it be delivered uniformly? And, ...

TB Vaccine Linked to Better Type 1 Diabetes Control

Posted 21 Jun 2018 by

THURSDAY, June 21, 2018 – Could a vaccine from the early 1900s be the key to preventing serious diabetes complications? Maybe, say researchers from Harvard University and Massachusetts General Hospital. A little more than three years after getting two tuberculosis shots four weeks apart, about 50 people with type 1 diabetes saw their long-term average blood sugar levels drop significantly – and ...

Stigma Adds to Burden of Type 1 Diabetes

Posted 20 Jun 2018 by

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

Posted 19 Jun 2018 by

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?

Posted 14 Jun 2018 by

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

Posted 14 Jun 2018 by

-- 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 ...

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