A Type 2 diabetes drug presented new hope in treating Alzheimer’s disease. Containing three growth factors, it proved to be effective in reducing brain inflammation, and much more.
Medicine January 2, 2018
A research group developed a skin patch that regulates blood sugar level without inducing any pain. It contained an innovative formula that acts unlike any other existing treatment for Type 2 diabetes.
Medicine January 2, 2018
Raising the price of sugary drinks in Jamie's Italian restaurants causes sales to drop by 11 percent, a new experiment reveals. As a result, the increase in price of those beverages has led to the decrease in sugary drink consumption.
Public Health October 19, 2017
Scientists grafted genetically edited human skin cells to treat type-2 diabetes and prevent obesity in mice. The removable patches could be a viable replacement for insulin shots.
Biotech August 6, 2017
A new study reveals that drinking alcohol three to four times a week in moderate amounts reduces the risk for diabetes. Is it too good to be true?
Healthy Living/Wellness July 29, 2017
Invokana can significantly reduce heart events in type 2 diabetes patients but doubles risk for toe and lower foot amputations. How does Johnson & Johnson's Invokana fare compared with rival drug Jardiance?
Medicine June 13, 2017
FDA required Johnson & Johnson to include a boxed warning about the risk for foot and leg amputations in type 2 diabetes patients who use Invokana. Who are most at risk for amputations?
Public Health May 16, 2017
To boost brain power during old age or middle age, exercise is the best bet - especially for those in the 50s. According to a study by Australian researchers, thinking power and memory skills improve remarkably when people exercise.
Healthy Living/Wellness April 25, 2017
Black people are 1.7 more likely to contract diabetes than white people, statistics show. Since this chronic condition seems to be more prevalent among ethnic minorities, the American Diabetes Association has designed culturally specific programs to raise disease awareness.
Public Health April 17, 2017
A study has revealed that type 2 diabetes has tripled in the United States and school-age children are being hit. It is estimated that nearly 208,000 people younger than 20 years old are living with diagnosed diabetes.
Public Health April 15, 2017
Do you have diabetes? Learn more about some of the most common signs and symptoms of diabetes that you should be on the lookout for.
Healthy Living/Wellness April 9, 2017
Find the truth about a gluten-free diet and type 2 diabetes. Major Harvard study begs you to think twice before jumping on the gluten-free diet bandwagon.
Public Health March 10, 2017
Researchers have proven that a hunger suppressing drug may prevent prediabetic people from developing type 2 diabetes. The drug, called liraglutide, prevents overeating which in turn keeps the patient's weight under control.
Medicine February 23, 2017
Diabetes accounts for 12 percent of the total number of deaths in the United States. This is a number higher than previously thought, raising concerns even more about the disease.
Public Health January 27, 2017
Researchers have discovered that Interval Weight-Training is efficient for people who suffer from Type 2 diabetes. While the type of exercise improves blood circulation for all categories of people, the best results were obtained among diabetes patients.
Public Health January 15, 2017
A new research involved the creation of a microchip that can stimulate the production of insulin in mice. The device could be employed in creating a permanent treatment for type 2 diabetes.
Medicine December 6, 2016
A new study conducted by an Australian team of scientists suggests that a hormone found in both humans and animals could be changed in order to produce insulin. The research analyzed the evolutionary changes in the hormone's functions.
Medicine December 1, 2016
The US Preventive Services Task Force suggests that appropriate intervention by healthcare providers could help promote rate and duration of breastfeeding. The recommendations also challenge WHO’s advice on pacifier use.
Healthy Living/Wellness October 27, 2016
New research found a link between increased body mass index and type 2 diabetes, suggesting that being less in shape doubles the risks of developing liver cancer later in life.
Healthy Living/Wellness October 17, 2016
Napping for an hour or more during the day was linked to a 45 percent increased risk for type 2 diabetes. What does prolonged sleep tell about a person's lifestyle?
Public Health September 15, 2016
How do you prepare your meals? A new study in New York City suggests that the way you cook food can affect your risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
Healthy Living/Wellness September 4, 2016
The risk factors that boost the likelihood of women to suffer from type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke increase in severity before menopause and not after. Women should pay attention to their lifestyle and make changes if needed before menopause, researchers suggest.
Healthy Living/Wellness August 3, 2016
Past studies have found that higher BMI may be linked to higher risk of death or heart attack. However, a new report that focused on twins suggests that higher BMI is strongly linked to type 2 diabetes, but not heart attack.
Public Health August 3, 2016
Type 2 diabetes patients who were vaccinated with flu vaccine are less likely to be admitted to the hospital because of stroke and heart failure. They also have lower risk of death during the flu season.
Medicine July 26, 2016
A new review finds no significant difference among type 2 diabetes patients who take antidiabetic drugs and their rates of cardiovascular and all-cause mortality. Findings support the official advice that metformin is a good initial disease treatment.
Medicine July 20, 2016
Riding a bike to work or cycling for fun could help reduce your risk for type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests. Researchers say it is not too late to pick up the habit.
Healthy Living/Wellness July 13, 2016
Pepsi replaced aspartame in its Diet Pepsi last year due to the sweetener's cancer link. What prompted the beverage company to reintroduce the controversial ingredient?
Public Health June 28, 2016
Babies born with genetically low birth weight have increased risks of developing type 2 diabetes later in life. This is the first research to analyze the possible causal association between type 2 diabetes risk and low birth weight.
Public Health June 27, 2016
A new study found that a plant-based diet significantly slashed the risk for type 2 diabetes. This makes the case for increased consumption of fruits and vegetables, nuts and seeds and other plant-based food sources.
Healthy Living/Wellness June 17, 2016
After almost four years of clinical trials, a study on liraglutide has finally concluded. Results showed that the injectable drug can reduce cardiovascular risk by 13 percent in patients with type 2 diabetes, without any serious adverse effects.
Medicine June 14, 2016
New research suggests that patients with type 2 diabetes who were hospitalized due to a major heart disease have higher chances of dying in the next 18 months than others. Researchers hope more attention is given to the matter.
Public Health June 13, 2016
Obese patients who underwent weight-loss surgeries have better survival rates compared with those who did not. Such surgeries are also found to help improve blood sugar levels in patients with type 2 diabetes.
Healthy Living/Wellness June 3, 2016
A low-carbohydrate diet can help lower type 2 diabetes risk by nearly 90 percent. Findings suggest that a strict diet coupled with regular exercise can benefit pre-diabetes people.
Healthy Living/Wellness June 1, 2016
What's hiding behind the sweetness? Findings show that while artificial sweeteners, especially aspartame, can help people cut down on calories, these sugar substitutes can increase the risk for type 2 diabetes.
Healthy Living/Wellness May 26, 2016
Results of an ongoing clinical trial show a potential danger of using Canagliflozin, which is sold under the brand names Invokana and Invokamet. The diabetes drug has been linked with increased risk for foot and leg amputations.
Medicine May 23, 2016
People who have sleep problems and those who work overnight shifts are at increased risk for type 2 diabetes. A gene variant's link with melatonin could be to blame.
Healthy Living/Wellness May 14, 2016
Type 2 diabetes emerged in a new study as more prevalent among refugees who settled in high-deprivation communities. The findings are deemed important in tackling the current European refugee crisis and its health consequences.
Public Health May 6, 2016
Obesity and type 2 diabetes have both been linked to psoriasis in a recent Danish twin study. Scientists have explored a potential genetic connection between psoriasis and obesity, possibly improving the skin disease's treatment and prevention.
Healthy Living/Wellness May 2, 2016
Male sex hormone testosterone may help treat diabetes, a new study has found. The findings may help pave the way for new treatments for type 2 diabetes.
Healthy Living/Wellness May 1, 2016
Obesity, Type 2 Diabetes, and Psoriasis are shown to correlate with each other in a new study out of Denmark. What could be responsible for this link?
Healthy Living/Wellness April 29, 2016
There are several possible reasons behind hearing loss, and researchers are adding type 2 diabetes to the list after discovering that the condition has a connection with loss of hearing.
Healthy Living/Wellness April 25, 2016
Women who developed pregnancy-related diabetes are at a higher risk of developing hypertension and high blood pressure much later in life, suggests a new study. The good news is, a healthy diet can address this issue.
April 21, 2016
The battle against diabetes continues, as a major trial in Scotland aims to prevent type 1 diabetes in children. Researchers will test an alternative theory to prevent the disease's development using metformin, a type 2 diabetes drug.
Life April 20, 2016
Compared to other people, Asians are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes due to genetics. Asian Americans get the disease at lower weights and at younger ages.
Life April 19, 2016
Researchers find that the common diabetes drug metformin can lower the death risk from cancers among postmenopausal women who also have type 2 diabetes. Experts caution that more research is needed to determine the drug's exact role in the association.
Life April 19, 2016