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American Diabetes Association’s Twitter fiasco: Does it matter to patients?

The American Diabetes Association (ADA) sparked a social media uproar at its annual conference in San Diego earlier this month when it restricted participants from posting photographs of slide presentations on Twitter: The response by conference attendees — especially those quite active on social media — was brisk, passionate, and hinted at “Orwellian” censorship. Medscape, […]

Stephen Furst, Babylon 5 and St. Elsewhere Star, Dies at 63

Film and television star Stephen Furst has passed away at the age of 63. The actor, who was perhaps best known for his small screen roles in Babylon 5 and St. Elsewhere, died on Friday from complications associated with diabetes, his family confirmed to CNN. Show More Summary

Tweet Revenge: Twitter Erupts As Diabetes Forum Tries To Lock Down Photo Sharing

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Attendees at the American Diabetes Association’s Scientific Sessions in San Diego this year — many of them young researchers who are active on social media — were surprised to be greeted with the foll...

Fasting glucose as a marker for greater weight loss on a high-fiber, low-glycemic diet

(Tufts University, Health Sciences Campus) Preliminary study data presented at the American Diabetes Association's 77th Scientific Sessions finds that study participants with high fasting plasma glucose lost more weight than those with low fasting plasma glucose when following a high-fiber, low-glycemic load diet. Show More Summary

Fasting plasma glucose and insulin are determinants of dietary weight loss success

(Faculty of Science - University of Copenhagen) Differentiated findings for people with prediabetes and type 2 diabetes presented at the American Diabetes Association® 77th Scientific Sessions: For prediabetes, a fiber-rich diet; For type 2 diabetes, a diet rich in healthy fats.

Study: Glooko’s Diabetes Mobile App Improved Glucose & A1C Rates

Diabetes data management company Glooko announced that its mobile app was associated with a drop in average blood glucose, estimated A1C (eA1C) and hyperglycemia rates in people with diabetes, according to results of two retrospective studies. Furthermore, usage of the Glooko mobile app was also associated with an increase in blood glucose test rate. Increased... Read More

Increased rate of deadly diabetes complications associated with new drug

Diabetes awareness is important today as it affects thousands of people. There are two variations of the condition: type 1 and type 2, both of which affect glucose metabolism. It is estimated that approximately 29 million Americans have...Show More Summary

Study reveals sweetened drinks during pregnancy puts infants at higher risk for obesity

(Oxford University Press USA) A recent Danish study of children born to women with gestational diabetes, found that maternal daily consumption of artificially-sweetened beverages during pregnancy was associated with a higher body mass index score and increased risk of overweight/obesity at 7 years.

Mild-to-moderate obstructive sleep apnea is associated with hypertension, diabetes

(American Academy of Sleep Medicine) Preliminary data from two studies suggest that mild-to-moderate obstructive sleep apnea is associated with an increased risk of developing hypertension and diabetes.

Red meat tied to higher risk of dying from many diseases

Eating more red meat is associated with an increased risk of dying from eight common diseases including cancer, diabetes and heart disease, as well as “all other causes” of death, according to a recent U.S. study.

Unemployment associated with 50% higher risk of death in heart failure patients

Not being employed linked with greater likelihood of death than history of diabetes or stroke.

Vitamin a and a high-fat diet increasing risk for obesity, diabetes

Vitamin A is an essential nutrient that the human body needs to function properly. But new research suggests that normal levels of vitamin A within a high-fat diet can negatively affect expression of liver genes associated with glucose and fat metabolism.

Plant protein may protect against type 2 diabetes, meat eaters at greater risk

A new study adds to the growing body of evidence indicating that the source of dietary protein may play a role in the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The researchers found that plant protein was associated with a lower risk of type 2 diabetes, while persons with a diet rich in meat had a higher risk.

Mislocalized calcium channel causes insulin secretion defect in diabetes

(Uppsala University) Researchers from Uppsala University have studied beta cells of type-2 diabetic donors, and find that a mislocalized calcium channel contributes to the failed insulin secretion associated with the disease.

Diabetes drug may help symptoms of autism associated condition

(University of Edinburgh) A widely used diabetes medication could help people with a common inherited form of autism, research shows. Scientists found that a drug called metformin improves sociability and reduces symptomatic behaviors in adult mice with a form of Fragile X syndrome.

Outdoor air temperature linked to risk of gestational diabetes

(Canadian Medical Association Journal) Outdoor air temperature has a direct link to the risk of gestational diabetes, with a 6% to 9% relative increase in the risk of diabetes for every 10°C increase in temperature, according to a study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) http://www.cmaj.ca/lookup/doi/10.1503/cmaj.160839.

Study Points to Seriousness of Hypoglycemia in Type 2 Diabetes

Endocrinology Advisor reported on a recent study which showed that most patients with diabetes requiring a visit to the hospital for a severe low blood sugar had type 2 diabetes. These results were shared at the 26th American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) Annual Scientific Sessions & Clinical Congress in Austin, Texas. Researchers in Sarojini Naidu […]

Livongo Launches New Direct-to-Consumer Diabetes Management Program

Livongo Health, a consumer digital health company focused on empowering people with chronic conditions to live better and healthier lives, today announced partnerships with the American Diabetes Association, Beyond Type 1, Diabetes Hands Foundation, and JDRF to launch the Livongo Family Care Plan. Show More Summary

Book Review: The Diabetes 2-Month Turnaround

The Diabetes 2-Month Turnaround is a new book published by the American Diabetes Association which is a quick course on all the type 2 basics including lingo–helpful for the newly diagnosed. Dr. Laura Hieronymus and Dr. Stacy Griffin have written a guide for those who are either newly diagnosed or for those who are ready […]

Study: Diabetes Strengths Can Help Teens With Type 1 Diabetes Be Resilient

A study published in the American Diabetes Association’s journal Diabetes Care shows that teens who are able to do what it takes to manage their blood sugar levels are more resilient and more likely to have better longterm outcomes. The researchers noted that even though living with type 1 diabetes is challenging, some teens are able to […]

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