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Certain Diabetes Meds Tied to Higher Odds for Amputation

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THURSDAY, Nov. 15, 2018 – A specific class of diabetes medication appears to double the risk of losing a leg or foot to amputation, a new study reports. People on sodium-glucose cotransporter2 (SGLT2) inhibitors were twice as likely to require a lower limb amputation as people taking another type of diabetes medication, Scandinavian researchers found. Patients also had a doubled risk of diabetic ...

FDA Approves Invokana (canagliflozin) to Reduce the Risk of Heart Attack, Stroke or Cardiovascular Death in Adults with Type 2 Diabetes and Established Cardiovascular Disease

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TITUSVILLE, NJ, October 30, 2018 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Invokana (canagliflozin) to reduce the risk of major adverse cardiovascular (CV) events, including heart attack, stroke or death due to a cardiovascular cause in adults with type 2 diabetes (T2D) who have established CV disease. ...

Smoking, Diabetes May Be Especially Risky for Women's Hearts

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THURSDAY, Nov. 8, 2018 – Smoking, diabetes, high blood pressure: all bad for the heart, but perhaps worse for women's hearts than men's, new research shows. Looking at data on 472,000 Britons ages 40 to 69, researchers found that all three of these heart disease risk factors increased the odds of heart attack for both sexes. But the rise in risk went even higher for women than men. For example, ...

AHA: Stress May Raise Type 2 Diabetes Risk in Women

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TUESDAY, Nov. 6, 2018 (American Heart Association) – Traditional risk factors like obesity, high blood pressure and a sedentary lifestyle may not be the only predictors of type 2 diabetes. New research points to the role that stress may play in the development of the condition in women. The study, being presented Nov. 10 at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions conference in ...

Could Diabetes Drugs Help Curb Alzheimer's?

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THURSDAY, Nov. 1, 2018 – Alzheimer's patients taking diabetes drugs may have fewer signs of dementia in their brains than similar patients not taking the drugs, new research finds. Specifically, the post-mortem study found that people who'd taken diabetes meds had fewer abnormalities in tiny blood vessels in their brains, and less abnormal gene activity. "The results of this study are important ...

Pounds Regained After Weight-Loss Op Can Tell Your Doc a Lot

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WEDNESDAY, Oct. 17, 2018 – Tracking pounds regained after weight-loss surgery can help predict a patient's risk for serious health problems like diabetes, a new study says. "Clinicians and patients want to know the extent of weight regain following bariatric surgery and how it may affect their health," said study lead author Wendy King, an associate professor of epidemiology at the University of ...

Obesity Surgery May Cut Heart Attack Risk in Diabetics

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TUESDAY, Oct. 16, 2018 – Obesity surgery may help prevent heart attacks and strokes in people who are severely overweight and have diabetes, a new large study suggests. It's already known that obesity surgery can help people shed pounds and better control health conditions like diabetes and high blood pressure. But it has not been clear whether that translates into fewer heart attacks and ...

Diabetes Can Make Weight-Loss Harder. Here's Help

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SUNDAY, Oct. 14, 2018 – Because of the medications they take, losing weight can be difficult for people with diabetes. Diabetes medications are a major roadblock to weight loss, according to a paper from the American Association of Diabetes Educators. "Diabetes medications are vital in helping manage blood sugar, so you shouldn't stop taking them. Instead, ask (your doctor) about alternative ...

Vaccines Are Critical If You Have Diabetes

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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 ...

Does Breastfeeding Hormone Protect Against Type 2 Diabetes?

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THURSDAY, Oct. 11, 2018 – The hormone prolactin – most commonly associated with breastfeeding – may play a role in reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests. Researchers found that women with the highest levels of the hormone, though still in the normal range, had a 27 percent reduced risk of developing type 2 diabetes compared to those with the lowest levels in the normal ...

Can Intermittent Fasting Help Reverse Type 2 Diabetes?

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WEDNESDAY, Oct. 10, 2018 – Occasional fasting may help control type 2 diabetes, a small Canadian study suggests. "The use of a therapeutic fasting regimen for treatment of [type 2 diabetes] is virtually unheard of," said Dr. Jason Fung, of Scarborough Hospital, in Ontario, and colleagues. But this trial showed that 24-hour fasting regimens can significantly reverse or eliminate the need for ...

Storing Insulin in Home Fridges May Lower Effectiveness

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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 ...

Severe Infections Rising Among Americans With Diabetes

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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 ...

Type 2 Diabetes Tied to Raised Risk of Tumors, Cancer Deaths

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TUESDAY, Oct. 2, 2018 – Type 2 diabetes is associated with an increased risk of developing cancer and dying from certain forms of the disease, a new study suggests. However, the researchers noted, the absolute increased risk is low. "Our findings do not suggest that everyone who has diabetes will go on to develop cancer in later life," said study leader Hulda Hrund Bjornsdottir, from the Swedish ...

Diuretics Taken By Diabetes Patients May Raise Odds for Amputation

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MONDAY, Oct. 1, 2018 – People with type 2 diabetes who are taking common drugs called diuretics may be at a significantly increased risk of losing a foot or leg, according to a new French study. Researchers found that taking a diuretic raised the odds of having an amputation, or requiring an angioplasty or bypass, by 75 percent or more, compared with those not using the medicines. Based on the ...

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