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New Medicare Perk: Diabetes Prevention

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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 ...

Exercises for Chronic Health Conditions

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THURSDAY, May 10, 2018 – Exercise can help prevent many chronic illnesses as well as make it easier to manage health conditions, from diabetes to joint pain. In terms of prevention, aim for the recommended 150 minutes of exercise, like brisk walking or cycling, each week. Along with eating a healthy diet, this can cut your risk of diabetes by more than a third, plus increase your level of good ...

AHA: Blood Test Could Offer Life-and-Death Clues for Black Diabetics

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TUESDAY, May 1, 2018 (American Heart Association) – Testing blood for a biological marker called suPAR could help better assess the risk of death among black Americans with type 2 diabetes, according to a new study. SuPAR, or soluble urokinase plasminogen activator receptor, is a protein marker that indicates inflammation in the blood. Scientists have used suPAR to help assess the severity of ...

Can Type 2 Diabetes Lead to Irregular Periods for Teen Girls?

Posted 25 Apr 2018 by

WEDNESDAY, April 25, 2018 – As if coping with type 2 diabetes as a teenager isn't tough enough, it turns out that many girls with the metabolic disorder also have to deal with irregular periods. And menstrual cycles that stray from normal can lead to very heavy bleeding and cause extra cramping, said Dr. Megan Kelsey, lead author of a new study. She's an associate professor of pediatric ...

FDA Approves Bydureon (exenatide extended-release) for Use with Basal Insulin in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes with Inadequate Glycemic Control

Posted 9 Apr 2018 by

April 3, 2018 AstraZeneca today announced the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Bydureon (exenatide extended-release) for injectable suspension as an add-on therapy to basal insulin in adults with type 2 diabetes (T2D) with inadequate glycemic control. Bydureon is approved for adults with T2D whose blood sugar remains uncontrolled on one or more antidiabetic medicines in addition ...

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 ...

Losing Excess Weight in Childhood Cuts Diabetes Risk

Posted 5 Apr 2018 by

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

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

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 ...

Sugary Sodas Linked Again to Increased Heart Risks

Posted 22 Mar 2018 by

WEDNESDAY, March 21, 2018 – Would that ice cold soda be as tempting if you knew that it might shorten your life? New research found that adults over 45 who drank an average of 24 ounces or more of sugar-sweetened beverages every day had more than double the risk of dying from heart disease over a 6-year study period than those who averaged an ounce or less of sugar-sweetened beverages daily. The ...

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 ...

Red and Processed Meats Linked to Liver Woes

Posted 20 Mar 2018 by

TUESDAY, March 20, 2018 – Bacon lovers, a new study has some bad news for you: Eating a lot of processed and red meats may up your odds for a serious liver condition and insulin resistance, a precursor to type 2 diabetes. The study found that people who consumed the highest amounts of red and processed meats had nearly a 50 percent increased risk of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), and ...

Coffee May Have Bigger Effect on Your Body Than Thought: Study

Posted 15 Mar 2018 by

THURSDAY, March 15, 2018 – Coffee has been tied to many health benefits. Now, a small study suggests a daily java habit may affect the body's metabolism more extensively than thought. The study, of 47 adults, found that heavy coffee consumption – four to eight cups a day – altered blood levels of more than 100 metabolites. That refers to a broad range of chemicals that change after eating or ...

Health Tip: Suggestions to Improve Your Cholesterol

Posted 14 Mar 2018 by

-- You should check your cholesterol at least every five years, or more often if there's a problem, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) says. Your blood sugar and blood pressure could influence your cholesterol levels, the association says, so a person with diabetes should pay particular attention to these risk factors. The ADA offers these tips to help lower your cholesterol: If you smoke, ...

Great Recession of 2008 Triggered More Than Financial Woes

Posted 12 Mar 2018 by

MONDAY, March 12, 2018 – The economic downturn of a decade ago did more than shrink retirement portfolios: New research shows it also took a toll on people's health. For instance, blood pressure and blood sugar levels went up. The study found that after the recession, people younger than 65 who were taking blood pressure medication had higher readings for systolic blood pressure (the top number) ...

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