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Diabetics who use verapamil have lower glucose levels, data show

While causal relationship cannot be inferred, findings of a new study are “absolutely encouraging," says the lead author of a new report. The study shows for the first time that there is an association of verapamil use and lower fasting glucose levels in humans with diabetes

Researchers discover a genetic mutation that prevents diabetes complications

The most significant complications of diabetes include diabetic retinal disease, or retinopathy, and diabetic kidney disease, or nephropathy. Both involve damaged capillaries. The biggest risk factor associated with damage to the tiny blood vessels is high blood sugar, although genetic factors are also at play. Show More Summary

New research shows each hour of sedentary time is associated with a 22 percent increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes

Each extra hour of daily sedentary time (for example spent sitting at a computer) is associated with a 22% increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, concludes new research published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes). The study is by Julianne van der Berg, Maastricht University, the Netherlands, and colleagues. read more

American Diabetes Association Presents Guidance on Managing Diabetes in Older Adults in Long-Term Care Facilities

To ensure that this population receives proper care, the American Diabetes Association has issued its first position statement to address the management of diabetes in long-term care facilities, which include assisted living, skilled nursing and nursing facilities.

Community lifestyle intervention reduces cardiovascular disease risk in diabetes patients

It took just 16 two-hour classes on the basics of a healthy lifestyle to substantially reduce cardiovascular risks associated with type 2 diabetes and elevated fasting blood glucose levels for 110 patients, according to a study published in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. read more

Women with sleeping problems far more likely to develop diabetes

New research published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes) shows that in women, sleeping problems are associated with an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, with the increased...Show More Summary

Smartphones and intelligent socks to help prevent diabetic amputations

Diabetic neuropathy is a type of nerve damage associated with the development of foot ulcers in patients with diabetes. Resulting from anatomical deformation, excessive pressure and poor blood supply, it affects over 130 million individuals worldwide. It is also the leading cause of amputation, costing the United States economy alone more than $10 billion annually. read more

Early puberty associated with gestational diabetes

Women who began having menstrual cycles at age 11 had a 39 percent higher risk of developing gestational diabetes, new research has demonstrated. The study followed more than 27,000 women and observed that when menarche began at age 11 compared to age 14, women had a 39 percent higher risk of developing gestational diabetes. Show More Summary

Early puberty associated with gestational diabetes

Women who began having menstrual cycles at a younger age are at greater risk of developing gestational diabetes, a disease affecting up to 7 percent of pregnant women that can cause babies to develop type 2 diabetes and other complications, new research shows. read more

Weekend catch-up sleep can reduce diabetes risk associated with sleep loss

Two consecutive nights of extended sleep, a typical weekend occurrence, appears to counteract the increased risk of diabetes associated with short-term sleep restriction during the work week, at least in lean, healthy, young men eating...Show More Summary

Potatoes Before Pregnancy Linked to Gestational Diabetes, Study Suggests

According to new research from the NIH, higher potato consumption before pregnancy is associated with increased rates of gestational diabetes... The post Potatoes Before Pregnancy Linked to Gestational Diabetes, Study Suggests appeared first on Diabetes Self-Management.

Low resistance to stress at age 18 years can increase the risk of type 2 diabetes in adulthood by up to 50 percent

New research published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes) shows that low resistance to stress in men at age 18 years can increase the risk of type 2 diabetes in adulthood by up to 50%. The study is by Dr Casey Crump, Department of Medicine, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA, and colleagues in Sweden and the USA. read more

Potato consumption before pregnancy linked to diabetes risk during pregnancy

Higher consumption of potatoes before pregnancy is associated with greater risk of developing diabetes while pregnant (known as gestational diabetes mellitus or GDM), concludes a study published by The BMJ today. The US-based researchers...Show More Summary

Sedentary behavior linked to poor health in adults with severe obesity

Sedentary behavior is associated with poor cardiovascular health and diabetes in adults with severe obesity, independent of how much exercise they perform, a study showed for the first time. For every hour spent sitting in 10-minute bouts, odds of diabetes increased 15 percent.

Sedentary behavior linked to poor health in adults with severe obesity

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 12, 2016 - Sedentary behavior is associated with poor cardiovascular health and diabetes in adults with severe obesity, independent of how much exercise they perform, a University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health-led study showed for the first time. read more

Sugar-sweetened drinks linked to increased visceral fat

DALLAS, Jan. 11, 2016--Drinking sugar-sweetened beverages every day was associated with an increase in a particular type of body fat that may affect diabetes and heart disease risk, according to new research in the American Heart Association's...Show More Summary

Medical News Today: Sugar: should we eliminate it from our diet?

Sugar has been associated with obesity and diabetes, among other conditions. But while some health experts believe cutting it from our diet is the way forward, others disagree.

IBM Watson and Medtronic can predict a diabetic's low blood sugar hours before it occurs (IBM)

About 415 million adults worldwide have Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes according to the International Diabetes Association. IBM and medical device maker Medtronic are working on an app that could really help them. By analyzing data from Medtronic...Show More Summary

Medical News Today: Prediabetes linked to early kidney damage

While diabetes is a key risk factor for kidney damage, new research finds that high blood sugar consistent with prediabetes may be associated with early kidney damage.

Weekend Link Love – Edition 378

Research of the Week Exercise enhances brain plasticity. High starch, low fiber diets are linked to type 2 diabetes in women. Vegetarian and vegan diets are associated with mental health issues. They said it, not me. Coffee consumption reduces DNA breaks. Standing for just a quarter of the day is associated with lower body fat […]

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