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For Diabetics, Nasal Powder Fixed Severe Low Blood Sugar

Posted 13 Jun 2017 by

TUESDAY, June 13, 2017 – For many people with diabetes, low blood sugar levels are a serious health risk, but researchers report that a new nasal powder quickly reverses the effects of this dangerous condition. Better yet, it can be administered even when someone is unconscious, the researchers added. The nasal powder contains the hormone glucagon. This hormone tells the body to release stored ...

Severe Low Blood Sugar Episode May Up Death Risk in Those With Type 2 Diabetes

Posted 11 Mar 2017 by

FRIDAY, March 10, 2017 – Just one episode of dangerously low blood sugar might increase the risk of death, heart disease and stroke in people with type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests. The low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) episode had to be so serious that it required a visit to the emergency room, according to researchers from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore. "If you ...

A Better Diabetes Test?

Posted 5 Oct 2016 by

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 5, 2016 – Industry-funded researchers say they've developed a way to improve the accuracy of a standard diabetes test. "We think our approach will enable many patients and their doctors to do a better job controlling blood sugar levels and reduce the long-term risks of heart attack, stroke, blindness and kidney failure" associated with diabetes, said Dr. John Higgins, associate ...

Intensive Type 2 Diabetes Treatment Can Extend Survival: Study

Posted 8 Sep 2016 by

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 7, 2016 – Intensive management of type 2 diabetes can make a difference in how long and how well you live, even if you don't start until middle age, researchers report. People who were already at risk of type 2 diabetes complications were randomly selected to continue with their normal treatment or to be placed in an aggressive and multipronged treatment group. Two decades after ...

Nasal Spray May Give Diabetics Faster Treatment for Low Blood Sugar

Posted 18 Dec 2015 by

FRIDAY, Dec. 18, 2015 – A new nasal spray might make rescue care easier for diabetics who are woozy or even unconscious due to severe low blood sugar, a new clinical trial suggests. The nasal spray contains powdered glucagon, a hormone that causes a prompt increase in blood sugar levels. The trial results showed that the nasal spray is nearly as effective in treating hypoglycemia (low blood ...

People with Type 2 Diabetes May Be Overtested

Posted 9 Dec 2015 by

TUESDAY, Dec. 8, 2015 – Many Americans with type 2 diabetes may be getting unnecessary blood sugar tests – and, in some cases, needless changes in medication, a new study suggests. Researchers found that in a large group of U.S. adults with well-controlled type 2 diabetes, 60 percent were undergoing too many hemoglobin A1C tests. The test, which gauges a person's average blood sugar control ...

Higher-Protein Diet May Help Some With Type 2 Diabetes

Posted 29 Sep 2015 by

TUESDAY, Sept. 29, 2015 – People with type 2 diabetes may benefit from a higher-protein diet, but it likely depends on whether or not they have a particular gene related to vitamin D metabolism, new research suggests. The study of overweight adults with type 2 diabetes found that people lost a similar amount of weight over two years whether they followed a high-protein, low-protein, low-fat or ...

Tight Control of Type 2 Diabetes May Help Prevent Dementia

Posted 15 Sep 2015 by

TUESDAY, Sept. 15, 2015 – Keeping blood sugar levels in check may have a protective effect against dementia in people who have type 2 diabetes, new Swedish research suggests. "The positive association between [average blood sugar levels] and risk of dementia in fairly young patients with type 2 diabetes indicates a potential for prevention of dementia with improved blood sugar control," study ...

Health Tip: Diabetes Can Take a Toll on Teeth and Mouth

Posted 10 Aug 2015 by

-- Diabetes, especially when uncontrolled, can cause damage to your mouth and teeth. The website says possible effects of diabetes on the teeth and mouth include: Dry mouth, due to decreased saliva production. Increased risk of cavities due to less saliva. Gingivitis, characterized by bleeding, inflamed gums. Difficulty tasting food. Slower healing of mouth wounds. Increased ...

FDA Issues Warning for Type 2 Diabetes Drugs

Posted 18 May 2015 by

MONDAY, May 18, 2015 – A certain class of type 2 diabetes drugs can lead to a life-threatening condition called ketoacidosis, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns. These prescription drugs are called sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibitors and include canagliflozin, dapagliflozin and empagliflozin. They work by prompting the kidneys to remove sugar in the blood through urine. ...

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