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  • Vaccines Are Critical If You Have Diabetes

  • Can Intermittent Fasting Help Reverse Type 2 Diabetes?

  • Type 1 Diabetes Often Misdiagnosed in Adults

  • Severe Infections Rising Among Americans With Diabetes

  • Diabetes, Dementia Can Be Deadly Combination

  • 30 Million Americans Now Have Diabetes

  • Early Onset Type 1 Diabetes Linked to Heart Disease, Shorter Life

  • Access to Diabetes Drugs Improved Under Affordable Care Act: Study

  • Insurance Gaps Costly for Those With Type 1 Diabetes

  • Diabetes Diagnosis 'Silver Lining'? Other Family Members' Health May Improve

  • Human Insulin as Good as Costly Synthetic Versions

  • Weight Loss May Reverse Course of Atrial Fibrillation

  • Aggressive Treatment Doesn't Slow Type 2 Diabetes in Children: Study

  • Artificial Pancreas Helps Hospitalized Type 2 Diabetics

  • Will the Future Be Needle-Free for Diabetics?

  • Does Mental Illness Raise Diabetes Risk?

  • Stigma Adds to Burden of Type 1 Diabetes

  • Can IV Fluids Harm the Brain of Those With Serious Diabetes Complication?

  • Artificial Sweeteners Won't Affect Your Blood Sugar: Study

  • A Young Life Lost to High Insulin Prices

  • Start Exercising to Cut Your Heart Failure Risk

  • Put Your Best Feet Forward, Despite Diabetes

  • Annual Eye Exam Is Vital if You Have Diabetes

  • Primary Care Doctors Loosen Type 2 Diabetes Goals

  • The Sooner Type 2 Diabetes Arrives, the Worse for Your Heart

  • Emergency Services Crews Often Unprepared for Diabetic Crises

  • Many Stroke Survivors Don't Improve Health Habits

  • Weight-Loss Surgery's Benefits Wane Over Time for Diabetics

  • Big Strides Made in Diabetes Care

  • Diabetics May Often Fare Poorly in Hospice Care

  • Goodbye, Needles? Patch Might Be the Future for Blood-Sugar Tracking

  • With Diabetes, Be on the Alert for Foot Sores

  • How to Safely Navigate Diabetes and Thanksgiving

  • Kidney Failure Declining Among U.S. Diabetics: CDC

  • Fewer Diabetes Cases Being Missed
    More Americans than thought getting second test to confirm diagnosis, study shows

  • Diabetes Pill Might Replace Injection to Control Blood Sugar
    Global study shows blood glucose levels dropped significantly, and low rates of low blood sugar

  • Pump May Beat Shots for Type 1 Diabetes
    Study found young patients had better blood sugar control with insulin pump, but cost is higher

  • Flu Shot Key for People With Diabetes
    Infection makes it harder to manage diabetes, increases risk of complications, health experts say

  • Diabetes Threatens Kidneys, Vision of Millions of Americans
    Untreated type 2 disease can lead to serious complications, diabetes experts say

  • Chronic Illness Can Plunge Young Adults Into Despair
    Study found those diagnosed with diabetes, asthma were 3 times more likely to try to kill themselves

  • Could Big Lifestyle Changes Be Key to Managing Type 2 Diabetes?
    Study finds lower blood sugar, reduced need for medication

  • Online Game Helps Those With Diabetes Control Blood Sugar
    Patients saw lasting improvement while playing team-based diabetes education game, study found

  • Instagram Shows How Diabetics Really Wear a Glucose Monitor
    2 out of 3 use a device that continuously tracks blood sugar on 'unapproved' body part, study finds

  • Many Primary Care Docs May Miss Prediabetes
    Fewer than 1 in 10 surveyed named all risk factors identified by the American Diabetes Association

  • New Diabetes Treatment Teaches Rogue Immune Cells to Behave
    'Stem cell educator' provided at least 4 years' benefit for some people with type 1 or type 2 diabetes, study says

  • FDA Warns Diabetics Against Use of Secondhand Test Strips
    Previously purchased products may not have been stored properly, could lead to inaccurate results

  • Broccoli Extract Shows Promise for Type 2 Diabetes
    But supplement only seems to help a certain group of people with the disease

  • For Diabetics, Nasal Powder Fixed Severe Low Blood Sugar
    New product much easier to use than rescue injections, researcher says

  • Key Diabetes Test Gives Higher Blood Sugar Readings in Black Patients
    Study suggests difference stems from both biological and care issues

  • Can Folks With Type 2 Diabetes Forgo the Finger Stick?
    Self-monitoring of blood sugar had no effect on long-term glucose levels in those not taking insulin, researchers say

  • Health Tip: What's My Target Blood Glucose?
    It varies based on these factors

  • Diabetes Drug Gets FDA Warning Due to Amputation Risk
    Canagliflozin tied to a doubling of amputations of legs, feet, agency says

  • When Is It Safe to Drive With Type 1 Diabetes?
    Researchers say new checklist can help determine when low blood sugar should keep you off the road

  • Is Annual Eye Exam a Must for People With Type 1 Diabetes?
    An individual's level of risk for diabetic eye disease should guide how often they're screened, study says

  • Intensive Treatment Shows Potential Against Type 2 Diabetes
    Up to 40 percent experienced temporary remission, small study finds

  • Severe Low Blood Sugar Episode May Up Death Risk in Those With Type 2 Diabetes
    Study also found a jump in heart disease and stroke odds

  • Youth With Type 2 Diabetes Often Face Complications
    This growing group has double the problems as peers with type 1 disease, study finds

  • Dentists at the Front Line in Diabetes Epidemic
    Severe gum disease can signal undiagnosed case of blood sugar disease

  • Dealing With Diabetes Distress
    The blood sugar disease often comes with enormous mental and emotional strains, specialists say

  • Is There a Link Between Diabetes and Pancreatic Cancer?
    Type 2 diabetes onset or worsening may be early sign of deadly, hard-to-detect cancer, study suggests

  • High-Tech Blood Sugar Monitors May Help People With Type 1 Diabetes
    Pair of studies found patients taking insulin injections had better levels with devices

  • Cold-Weather Foot Care Key for Diabetics
    It's important to make sure feet stay as dry as possible, especially between the toes

  • Native Americans Make Progress Against Diabetes Complication
    Kidney failure down by 54 percent over 2 decades, CDC report finds

  • Metformin Still Best as First Type 2 Diabetes Treatment
    American College of Physicians updated diabetes guidelines, said second drug can be added

  • FDA OKs High-Tech Diabetes Device to Help Replace Fingerstick Tests
    Dexcom G5 is first continuous glucose monitoring system that can be used for treatment decisions

  • Chemo More Damaging to Hearts of Diabetics: Study
    Those with blood sugar disease showed more early warning signs of heart failure

  • Diabetics Can Keep Disease Complications at Bay
    Vascular expert urges regular doctor visits, eye exams, healthy lifestyle

  • U.S. Heart Disease Rates Fell 20 Percent Since 1980s: Study
    Researchers chalk it up to better meds, prevention efforts

  • Nearly 6 in 10 Diabetics Skip Eye Exams, Study Finds
    These annual check-ups could help prevent 95 percent of vision loss

  • New Guidelines Urge Diabetics to Move More
    They should do light physical activity every 30 minutes, not every 90 minutes

  • Have Type 2 Diabetes? Try Walking After Eating
    Study found it lowered blood sugar levels more than other exercise, particularly if done after dinner

  • Exercise Can Help Manage Type 1 Diabetes
    But physical activity doesn't replace need for insulin treatment

  • A Better Diabetes Test?
    Scientists say their mathematical formula improves accuracy of standard blood screen

  • Children With Diabetes Can Have Bright Future
    Advances in management of blood sugar disease help avoid long-term complications, doctor says

  • FDA Approves 1st 'Artificial Pancreas' for Type 1 Diabetes
    Automated insulin delivery system will ease some of the burden of living with the condition

  • Smart City Planning Can Cut Deadly Diseases, Improve Air Quality
    Study found big benefit in limiting urban sprawl, encouraging walking and biking

  • Marriage May Help Diabetics Keep Weight Off
    Study also found it lowered chances of risk factors for heart disease among men, but not women

  • 31 Million Older Americans Aren't Getting Enough Exercise
    Inactivity boosts their risk for falls, broken bones, serious disease and early death, CDC warns

  • Pilots on Insulin Therapy Can Safely Fly Commercial Planes: Study
    But they must check blood sugar before and during flights, regulations say

  • Intensive Type 2 Diabetes Treatment Can Extend Survival: Study
    Researchers also found lower risk of complications such as heart and kidney disease, vision problems

  • 'Glycemic Index' May Be Too Unreliable to Manage Diabetes: Study
    Wide variability seen after eating same food at different times

  • Regular Exercise: Antidote for Deadly Diseases?
    High levels of physical activity linked to lower risk for two cancers, diabetes, heart disease and stroke

  • FDA OKs New Injectable Type 2 Diabetes Medication
    Drug lowers blood sugar levels, and doesn't boost risk of heart problems, agency says

  • 1 in 10 Alzheimer's Patients at Risk for Avoidable Hospital Stays
    Study suggests need for better management of other health problems

  • Which Diabetes Drug Is Best?
    Study calls it a draw, with a slight edge for metformin

  • Health Tip: When Your Blood Glucose Rises
    Here are possible reasons why

  • Heart Disease Down Among Over-40 Americans
    Better control of risk factors such as smoking, high blood pressure likely behind the change

  • Spare the Meat, Skip the Type 2 Diabetes?
    A mostly plant-based diet may help lower risk of the blood sugar disease, study suggests

  • Tight Blood Sugar Control Helps Fight Diabetic Eye Disease
    People with type 2 diabetes cut their risk in half with intensive management, researchers report

  • Diabetes Doesn't Doom Seniors to Disability
    Study found increase in 'good' years of life in recent decades

  • Intensive Blood Sugar Control May Be Too Much for Some With Type 2 Diabetes
    Individualized treatment is important, expert says

  • Weight-Loss Surgery Helps Treat Type 2 Diabetes
    45 professional groups say the procedure improves blood sugar control

  • As Fitness Levels Rise, Diabetes Risk Drops
    But change requires dedication to regular exercise in the long run, study shows

  • Pharmacists Can Manage Some Chronic Conditions Effectively, Study Suggests
    But it's not clear if they could reduce symptoms more or help you live longer than your doctor can

  • Widely Used Type 2 Diabetes Drug May Reduce Cancer Death Risk
    Older women taking metformin saw a boost in survival, study suggests

  • FDA: 2 Diabetes Drugs May Be Linked to Heart Failure Risk
    Warning pertains to drugs containing saxagliptin or alogliptin

  • A Wearable Patch Might Help Manage Diabetes Painlessly
    Experimental technology senses blood sugar and delivers medicine with microneedles

  • Diabetes Treatment May Affect Breast Density
    Women on insulin might need extra breast cancer screening, expert suggests

  • New Transplant Technique Might Free Type 1 Diabetics From Daily Injections
    Mouse study showed that putting insulin-producing cells in capsules protected the rodents from immune system

  • Artificial Pancreas to Get Long-Term 'Real-Life' Trial
    Researchers will measure how well the new technology helps people with type 1 diabetes

  • Diabetic Kidney Damage May Start Earlier Than Thought
    Higher-than-normal blood sugar levels can lead to kidney failure over time, research says

  • Losing Pancreas Fat May Treat Type 2 Diabetes
    Small study reports good results after weight-loss surgery

  • Nasal Spray May Give Diabetics Faster Treatment for Low Blood Sugar
    Trial found it easier to use than current remedy, an injection

  • Type 2 Diabetes May Raise Dementia Risk, Especially in Women: Study
    Expert recommends aggressive screening for females

  • People with Type 2 Diabetes May Be Overtested
    Study finds those with good control get blood sugar measured too often at doctor's office

  • Smog Raises Heart Risks in Those With Diabetes, Study Says
    Long-term study showed prolonged exposure linked to heart disease, stroke

  • Type 1 Diabetes: An Unrelenting Disease
    How the blood sugar condition constantly affects daily living

  • Short Bursts of Intense Exercise Might Benefit Type 2 Diabetics
    Research suggests brief but harder workouts may provide better blood sugar control

  • Insulin Pumps Give Kids With Type 1 Diabetes Better Blood Sugar Control
    Study included almost 55,000 children and teens

  • Kidney Disease Rates Have Stabilized in U.S., Study Finds
    Experts credit improved treatment of 2 leading causes: high blood pressure and diabetes

  • Prescription Drug Use on the Rise in U.S.
    Many adults take 5 or more medications, often for preventable ills, study finds

  • Helping Your Diabetic Child Have a Safe Halloween
    Counting carbs and swapping treats help kids stick to treatment goals, expert says

  • Too Many Seniors With Diabetes Are Overtreated, Study Suggests
    Even when blood sugar, blood pressure levels dropped too low, doctors didn't cut back on meds

  • Higher-Protein Diet May Help Some With Type 2 Diabetes
    Study finds benefit for those with gene variant related to vitamin D metabolism

  • Sedentary Behavior Linked to Heart Disease in Hispanics
    Those who are least active face added health risks even if they exercise, study finds

  • Artificial Pancreas Works Well in Home Trial
    Study found improved diabetes management in a real-world setting

  • Tight Control of Type 2 Diabetes May Help Prevent Dementia
    Conversely, poor blood sugar control appears to increase risk of brain troubles, study finds

  • Can Eye Screening for Diabetic Kids Be Delayed a Bit?
    Yearly exams for most with type 1 disease can wait until 5 years after diagnosis or age 15, whichever is later, researchers suggest

  • Health Tip: Choosing the Right Insulin Injection Site
    Avoid injecting at the 'exact' same spot

  • Exercise Best Bet Against Diabetes for College Graduates
    Less educated need more help preventing and managing blood sugar disease, researcher says

  • Diabetes Drug Might Also Help Some Patients Lose Weight
    Researchers note higher dosage used in study isn't approved for treatment of blood sugar disease

  • Parents of Kids With Diabetes Need to Plan for School Days
    Only 30 states have laws ensuring children access to proper care

  • Skipping Breakfast a Bad Idea for People with Type 2 Diabetes
    Missing morning meal could raise blood sugar levels the rest of the day, study says

  • Active As Teen, Free of Diabetes In Later Life?
    Findings showed insulin resistance peaks in early adolescence, so exercise crucial during this period

  • People With Type 2 Diabetes Do Benefit From Blood Sugar Checks
    Study suggests monitoring at least twice a day helps people manage better

  • Just 1 in 3 Seniors With Diabetes Has Disease Under Control
    Blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol levels key to managing disease, experts say

  • Psoriasis Drug May Help Preserve Pancreas Cells in Type 1 Diabetes
    Used early after diagnosis, drug appears to have long-lasting effects, study reports

  • Diabetes Drug Given to Obese Moms-to-Be Won't Keep Baby's Weight Down
    Metformin did help control women's blood sugar, study finds

  • Cost a Barrier to Healthier Diets for Diabetic Kids, Study Shows
    Why many parents of children with type 1 diabetes struggle to provide better food choices

  • Type 2 Diabetes May Damage Thinking Skills: Study
    Test performance declined noticeably in just two years

  • Diabetes Rates Fall in Neighborhoods With Healthy Food, Parks and Gyms
    Study suggests making these resources easily accessible, affordable might cut odds of disease

  • Order in Which Food Is Eaten May Affect Type 2 Diabetics' Blood Sugar
    Eating protein, vegetables and fat before carbohydrates might help, study says

  • Exercise May Have Benefits Beyond Fitness in Type 2 Diabetes
    Study finds aerobics or strength training can improve blood sugar levels, lower body fat and waist size

  • Tight Food Budget Can Wreak Havoc on Diabetes Management
    Study finds worse blood sugar control in those who worry about having enough to eat

  • Certain Diabetes Drugs May Aid Weight Loss by Curbing Cravings
    Medications called GLP-1 receptors appear to change brain's response to food, researchers say

  • New Trial Tests Whether TB Shot Fights Type 1 Diabetes
    Researchers will look at effects in people with longstanding disease

  • Tight Blood Sugar Control Helps the Heart in Type 2 Diabetes
    But study showed it's not enough to prevent related deaths

  • Vegan Diet Might Ease Diabetic Nerve Pain
    Study found those who followed it lost average of 15 pounds, had improved blood flow to feet

  • Diabetes Drug Metformin May Lower Glaucoma Risk
    Study found people with highest dose were 25 percent less likely to develop eye condition

  • Kids With Type 1 Diabetes Face Much Higher Hospitalization Rates
    British study finds fivefold jump in admissions, especially for the youngest, poorest patients

  • Gestational Diabetes Drug Might Raise Babies' Complication Risk
    Study links glyburide to more infant intensive care and respiratory distress

  • Kidney Patients Living Longer on Dialysis, Study Shows
    Better treatments, tighter management of disease may explain promising trend

  • Medicaid Expansion Spotted Many Undiagnosed Diabetes Cases
    Study finds changes under Affordable Care Act also made treatment available

  • Latest Diabetes Care Guidelines Focus on Individual Approach
    Blood sugar goals higher for some; Asian-Americans need screening at lower weights; statins for those over 40

  • Why Isn't There Any Cheap, Generic Insulin?
    Unique development of medication allowed drug makers to extend patents for decades, review says

  • Diabetes Groups Call for Greater Scrutiny of Insulin Pumps
    American and European associations want more standardization of new technologies

  • Could the Future Be Finger-Stick Free for Diabetics?
    New devices make monitoring blood sugar easier, but needle not eliminated yet

  • Minority Kids Less Likely to Get Latest Type 1 Diabetes Care, Study Finds
    Experts aren't sure what's causing differences in insulin pump use, blood sugar levels

  • Blood Pressure Meds Lower Heart, Stroke Risks in Diabetics: Analysis
    Patients did better even if they didn't actually have high blood pressure

  • Type 1 Diabetes More Deadly for Women Than Men, Study Finds
    Experts aren't sure why, but say better treatment and support needed for both sexes

  • 1 in 5 Younger Diabetics Lacks Good Medical Care, Study Says
    CDC team found 19 percent hadn't seen a doctor within last 6 months

  • Diabetes Patients Lax With Meds If Diagnosed With Cancer, Study Finds
    Effect was more pronounced if cancer had a grim prognosis

  • Diabetes-Related Foot Condition Often Missed
    Charcot foot can lead to deformity, disability if not treated in time, experts say

  • Are Seniors With Diabetes Overtreated?
    Very tight blood sugar control can pose problems without benefits, study says

  • Type 1 Diabetes Linked to Lower Life Expectancy in Study
    But, second study suggests that intensive blood sugar management can make a difference

  • Poverty Makes Diabetes Care Tougher, Study Reports
    Too little money for food, housing and medicine affects disease management

  • Diabetes May Affect Kids' Brain Growth, Study Reports
    But there was no effect on thinking and memory skills, researchers say

  • Nearly All Diabetics Should Be on Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs: Experts
    New guidelines from the American Diabetes Association recommend greater statin use

  • 'Low-GI' Diet May Not Benefit Blood Sugar
    Focus should be on eating healthy foods rather than glycemic index, experts say

  • Technology Helps Manage Diabetes: FDA
    Insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitors assist with blood sugar management

  • Painkiller Tramadol Linked to Low Blood Sugar
    Study finds the drug may be riskier than expected

  • Midlife Diabetes Linked to Memory Problems Later
    Blood sugar disorder associated with 19 percent greater decline in thinking skills, study reports

  • Holiday Overindulgence Risky for People With Type 2 Diabetes
    Carbohydrate-heavy meals can send blood sugar levels soaring, expert warns

  • Holiday Eating Tips for People With Diabetes
    Plan ahead and make exercise a part of your tradition, expert advises

  • Yogurt Every Day May Help Keep Diabetes Away
    Study found modest effect against the disease, but experts say overall healthy diet is still best approach

  • Cost of Diabetes Care Keeps Climbing, Report Shows
    Increases also seen for prediabetes, undiagnosed diabetes care

  • Exercise Might Not Help Some Type 2 Diabetics Control Their Blood Sugar
    Study suggests that about 20 percent of patients carry 'exercise-resistant' genes

  • Type 1 Diabetes Lowered Survival in Study
    Better blood sugar management helped, but risk during 14-year period was still doubled

  • Study Finds No Added Benefit From Routine Heart Scans for Diabetics
    Proper management of disease is best way to reduce heart attack risk, researchers say

  • Nearly 3 in 10 Americans With Diabetes Don't Know It: Study
    Many had even seen a doctor in the past year, researchers report

  • Weight-Loss Surgery Has Low Complication Rates, Study Finds
    New research suggests gastric bypass as safe as appendix or gallbladder removal

  • Weight-Loss Surgery Lowers Type 2 Diabetes Risk, Study Shows
    Obese people who had gastric bypass, banding were 80 percent less likely to develop blood sugar disease

  • Metformin Beats Other Type 2 Diabetes Drugs for First Treatment: Study
    Researchers find this commonly used medication controls blood sugar for many

  • Colleges Could Do More for Students With Chronic Ills, Study Finds
    Only half of campus clinics felt they could handle diabetes care, and many don't identify students with needs

  • Impotence Drug Might Counter Common Gene Mutation in Type 2 Diabetes: Study
    But using yohimbine won't replace lifestyle changes as the cornerstone of treatment, experts say

  • Heart Bypass Patients May Not Need Tight Blood Sugar Control: Study
    Survival rates similar for those with looser glucose limits, trial finds

  • Diabetes Drug Metformin May Affect Thyroid in Some Patients
    Medicine tied to lower thyroid-stimulating hormone levels in those with underactive thyroid

  • Tight Blood Sugar Control Doesn't Prevent Strokes in Diabetics: Study
    But keeping blood pressure in check does, researchers say

  • FDA Approves Another Weekly Injectable Drug for Type 2 Diabetes
    Trulicity helps lower blood sugar levels when used alone or with other medications, agency says

  • Combo Diabetes Therapy Outperforms Other Treatments, Study Finds
    Patients with type 2 disease were less likely to gain weight, suffer dangerous drops in blood sugar levels

  • Statins May Help Prevent Diabetes-Related Nerve Damage, Study Finds
    Cholesterol-lowering drugs might protect against damage to small blood vessels, researchers report

  • Can Prediabetes Raise Risk of Certain Cancers?
    Study found link to breast, colon, liver and other tumors

  • 40 Percent of Americans Will Develop Diabetes, CDC Projects
    Rates for black women and Hispanics even higher at 50 percent

  • Coaching May Help Diabetics Battle Depression, Disease Better
    Study found mental health sessions allowed patients to manage blood sugar levels more effectively

  • Poor People With Diabetes Much More Likely to Lose a Limb: Study
    Most amputations are preventable with earlier treatment, researchers note

  • Protein Temporarily Reversed Type 2 Diabetes in Mice
    Scientists report that injection lowered blood sugar levels, improved insulin insensitivity

  • Experts Revise Optimum Blood Sugar Level for Kids With Type 1 Diabetes
    Targeted levels are made lower, but young patients need individualized care, ADA guideline says

  • 'Bionic Pancreas' Improves Blood Sugar Control for People With Type 1 Diabetes
    Device removes guesswork from insulin therapy, reduces low blood sugar episodes, study finds

  • Diabetes Distress Is Distinct From Depression, Researchers Say
    New studies look at the emotional fallout from type 1 and type 2 disease

  • Insulin-Metformin Combo Tied to Poorer Survival in Diabetes Study
    Other experts dispute the study's conclusions

  • Diabetes May Be Bigger Threat to the Female Heart: Study
    Women with diabetes face 40 to 50 percent greater risk of heart disease than men with diabetes, researchers say

  • Brain Changes May Accompany Type 1 Diabetes Diagnosis in Kids
    Complication called ketoacidosis can affect memory, thinking for six months, reports study

  • Mouse Study Raises Possibility of New Treatment for Diabetes
    Molecule helped insulin last longer, lower blood sugar levels more efficiently, researchers report

  • Low Blood Sugar May Affect Heartbeat in People With Diabetes
    Study found abnormal rhythms when blood sugar dipped at night in people with type 2 disease

  • More Evidence Weight-Loss Surgery Helps People With Diabetes
    One-third of gastric-bypass patients kept type 2 diabetes under control without meds during three-year study

  • Elderly Diabetes Patients on Insulin Most Vulnerable to Low-Blood-Sugar Trouble
    Study found they were more than twice as likely to end up in ER, five times more likely to be hospitalized

  • Study Sees No Evidence Linking Diabetes Drugs With Pancreatic Cancer
    But FDA assessment calls for further look at injectable type-2 treatments

  • Smartphone Apps for Diabetes: Do They Really Work?
    You can use them to count carbs, log blood sugar, but users say they're no substitute for patient knowledge and a doctor's care

  • Keep the Holidays Merry for Kids With Diabetes
    Parents should monitor their child's blood sugar more often, but don't be too restrictive, expert says

  • Many With Diabetes Don't Realize Disease Can Harm Vision
    Researchers say patient education, more proactive care could stop damage in most cases

  • Heartening Drop in Diabetes Complications Seen Among Seniors
    But low blood sugar, a side effect of treatment, remains a concern, study authors say

  • Poor People With Diabetes May Miss Out on Eye Care
    Younger patients overlooked more often, study finds

  • Study Finds Two Drugs Aren't Better Than One for Kidney Disease
    Combo used in patients with diabetes led to more kidney problems, damage

  • Needle-Free 'Breathalyzer' for Daily Diabetes Testing Shows Promise
    But first, device must undergo clinical studies

  • Big Breakfast May Be Best for Diabetes Patients
    Study found morning meal rich in protein, fat actually curbed hunger, helped control blood sugar levels

  • Insulin Pump Shut-Off Feature Prevents Low Blood Sugar, Study Finds
    Device could improve quality of life for people with type 1 diabetes, experts say

  • Diet Choices May Help Diabetics Stave Off Kidney Disease
    Fruit, protein and moderate alcohol intake tied to lower risk of chronic disease in study

  • Could Dietary Tweaks Ease Type 1 Diabetes?
    Foods rich in amino and fatty acids may help preserve insulin production, study suggests

  • Low Blood Sugar Levels May Pose Heart Risks for Diabetics, Review Suggests
    The findings were based on six prior studies

  • Diabetes Doesn't Seem to Affect Alzheimer's Disease Progression
    Study looked at seniors' blood sugar tests along with their brain scans

  • People With Diabetes May Face Higher Disability Risk
    Analysis finds they are roughly 50 percent more likely to have trouble with walking, daily self-care

  • FDA Sends Warnings to Makers of Illegal Diabetes Treatments
    Products make false claims, could be unsafe and may delay proven therapies, agency says

  • Diabetes-Linked Amputations Declining, Study Finds
    Although disease rates are rising, orthopedic treatments have improved, experts say

  • Black Kids With Diabetes Less Likely to Get Eye Exams
    Diabetic children at higher risk for retinopathy, which can lead to blindness, studies show

  • Development of New Diabetes Drug Halted by Maker
    Failure of aleglitazar might affect FDA deliberations on whether to ease restrictions on similar drug Avandia

  • Medicare Savings Coming for Diabetic Supplies
    Some seniors on fee-for-service plans may need to change ordering method

  • Pain Reliever Lowers Blood Sugar in Type 2 Diabetics, Study Says
    But side effects of aspirin-like drug warrant further study

  • Exercise Alone May Help Those With Type 2 Diabetes
    Small study found it helped even if no other lifestyle changes were made

  • Diet-Exercise Combo Doesn't Cut Heart Risks in Type 2 Diabetes Patients
    But study of overweight patients found lifestyle changes may prevent complications such as kidney failure, eye damage

  • New Insulin Pump Cuts Odds of Overnight Hypoglycemia
    Sensor device may ease patient fear of dangerously low blood sugar levels during sleep, experts say

  • Short Strolls After Meals May Lower Diabetes Risk
    Walking 15 minutes three times a day was better for blood sugar levels than one 45-minute walk, small study found

  • Low Blood Sugar May Raise Dementia Risk in Diabetics: Study
    Overly aggressive glucose control might backfire in older patients, findings suggest

  • Weight-Loss Surgery May Help Moderately Obese, Too
    It reduces symptoms of type 2 diabetes, studies found, but surgical risks exist

  • 'Nano' Medicine Might Someday Free Diabetics From Daily Needles
    In mouse study, animals received enough insulin to function for days at a time

  • Type 2 Diabetes Progresses Faster in Kids, Study Finds
    High blood pressure, other complications seen in adolescence

  • Depression May Raise Low Blood Sugar Risk in Diabetics
    Experts say biological changes or a lack of interest in self-care might be to blame

  • CDC Guidelines Could Cut Bloodstream Infections From Dialysis
    Since 1993, hospitalization rates have increased 51 percent for these patients, researchers say

  • Hormone Shows Potential as Diabetes Treatment in Mice
    But it's too soon to think of trying it with humans, researchers say

  • Diabetes Self-Care Improves Slowly, U.S. Report Finds
    But nearly half of patients aren't meeting goals for blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol

  • FDA Approves 1st in New Class of Type 2 Diabetes Drugs
    Invokana works by blocking reabsorption of glucose in body

  • Millions on Verge of Diabetes Don't Know It: CDC
    Only 11 percent of the 79 million Americans with prediabetes aware they have the condition

  • Certain Diabetes Medications May Lower Heart Failure Risk
    Study found people taking newer drugs were 44 percent less likely to be hospitalized with the condition

  • Cost of Diabetes Care in U.S. Keeps Climbing
    Report says it topped $245 billion in 2012; increase reflects growing number of people with the disease

  • Mini-Organ Would Mimic Pancreas to Treat Type 1 Diabetes
    Bioengineered implant could house transplanted insulin-producing cells, researchers say

  • Artificial Pancreas Worked Overnight on Kids With Type 1 Diabetes
    System helped keep blood sugar at safe levels among young campers, study found

  • More Americans Successfully Managing Diabetes
    But large U.S. government study shows there's a lot of room for improvement to prevent complications

  • First-Ever Guidelines Issued for Treating Type 2 Diabetes in Kids
    Experts say rising obesity makes condition much more common in children

  • Preventing Kidney Disease May Cut Diabetes Deaths, Study Says
    10-year mortality for those with both conditions was 31 percent

  • Health Tip: Get Regular Care to Manage Diabetes
    Factors to check at each doctor's visit

  • New Diabetes Guidelines May Lower Patient Medical Bills
    Fewer people will need blood pressure meds, while some should check blood sugar more

  • Intensive Lifestyle Changes Keep Type 2 Diabetes at Bay
    Weight loss, exercise brought remission to few and better health to many more

  • Primary Care Doctors Meet Needs of Diabetics, Study Says
    These physicians routinely discuss lifestyle changes, adjust drug dosages

  • As Vision Problems in U.S. Rise, Diabetes May Explain Why
    Study finds many new cases of eye trouble occur in people under 40

  • Airport Security X-Rays May Damage Diabetes Devices
    Experts warn of malfunction potential for insulin pumps, continuous glucose monitors

  • Diabetes Prevention: Start Small, Experts Say
    Here are some simple ways to keep type 2 diabetes at bay

  • World Diabetes Day Designed to Raise Awareness
    366 million people now have the disease; estimates see 552 million cases by 2030

  • Popular Diabetes Meds Put to the Test
    Metformin poses fewer heart risks than sulfonylureas, study says

  • With Diabetes, Boosting Exercise Should Be Done Safely
    Certain precautions can help reduce risk of dangerously low blood sugar, experts say

  • Fewer U.S. Kids Dying of Diabetes: CDC
    More than 60 percent decline over 4 decades is likely due to better treatment, awareness

  • Foot Ulcers Tied to Increased Death Risk for People With Diabetes
    Better care for both conditions needed, study authors say

  • New Survey Examines States' Investments in Dealing With Diabetes
    Report showed dip in federal grants to prevent, treat condition

  • Diabetes Screening May Not Lower Overall Death Rates
    10-year British study found no survival benefit for population at large

  • Diabetes Patients Should Have More Voice in Treatment: Experts
    New guidelines say individual, doctor and evidence must all contribute to decisions

  • Confusion Over Diabetes Types Adds to Patients' Woes
    Causes, treatment differ between type 1 and type 2 disease

  • Obesity Biggest Risk Factor for Diabetes Among Poor: Study
    Lifestyle changes key to decreasing disease rate among the disadvantaged

  • Weight-Loss Surgery May Help Prevent Type 2 Diabetes
    Medications, lifestyle changes still first-line prevention, researchers say

  • Pain Reported by Nearly Half With Type 2 Diabetes
    Specialized treatment may be needed to improve quality of life, researchers suggest

  • Normal-Weight People With Type 2 Diabetes Have Higher Death Risk: Study
    In surprise finding, odds of dying twice as high if weight is normal at diagnosis

  • Hi-Tech Advances May Improve Diabetics' Lives
    But new analysis shows they don't necessarily improve blood sugar control

  • Major Medical Groups Back Sweeteners as Diet Aid
    Top heart and diabetes organizations endorse their use -- with a caveat on 'compensating' with high-calorie foods

  • Weight-Loss Surgery May Improve Diabetes-Related Kidney Damage
    Obese patients who had bariatric procedure had lower rates of kidney disease, study found

  • Could Psoriasis Increase Odds for Type 2 Diabetes?
    Obesity may be the key to both, experts say

  • Sleep Apnea May Spur Carb Cravings in Diabetics
    Researchers urge primary care doctors to screen those with type 2 disease for the disorder

  • More Progress Made on Artificial Pancreas for Diabetes Patients
    Several groups refining systems that would monitor and adjust blood sugar levels

  • No Cancer Risk From Long-Acting Insulin: Studies
    Insulin glargine (Lantus) appears safe, but longer studies needed, researcher says

  • Many People With Type 1 Diabetes Missing Treatment Goals: Study
    Blood sugar control remains a challenge despite improvements in care

  • Prediabetes Linked to Higher Stroke Risk in Study
    But association depends on how blood sugar is measured and other health factors

  • Bigger Waist Tied to Increased Risk of Diabetes
    Waist circumference was a stronger risk factor in women than men, study finds

  • Could Bloodletting Ease Heart Risks for the Obese?
    Small study backs long-abandoned practice, but one cardiologist says there are far better, modern treatments

  • Tight Blood-Sugar Control Shows Mixed Results for Health of Kidneys: Study
    The approach might ease certain signs of kidney damage in diabetics, but longer-term benefit unclear

  • As Obesity Rates Rise, Cases of Kidney Stones Double: Study
    More Americans now suffer from kidney stones than from heart disease, stroke or diabetes

  • Overweight Moms More Apt to Have Large Babies, Study Says
    A woman's weight before, during pregnancy mattered more than glucose levels in predicting baby's size

  • Diabetes Can Take a Toll on Your Emotions
    And this psychological component may make it harder to control the blood-sugar disorder, experts say

  • Two-Drug Therapy Helped Kids With Type 2 Diabetes
    But best combination of meds for young patients still isn't known, experts say

  • Diabetes Groups Issue New Guidelines on Blood Sugar
    Type 2 illness can't be treated with one-size-fits-all approach, new recommendations advise

  • Weight-Loss Surgery Beat Drugs for Cutting Diabetes in Very Obese
    In small study, type 2 disease was reversed for some patients who had bariatric procedure

  • Climate Change Could Be Tough on Seniors' Health: Study
    Wide temperature swings in summer could lead to 10,000 excess deaths in U.S. per year

  • Weight-Loss Surgeries May Beat Standard Treatments for Diabetes
    Studies found many patients who had procedures could reduce, stop medications afterward

  • Treating Gum Disease May Help Diabetics Avoid Complications
    Good periodontal care helped reduce hospitalizations, medical costs over time, study found

  • New Type 2 Diabetes Drug Helps Lower Blood Sugar: Study
    But, FDA wants questions about the drug's long-term safety answered before approval

  • High Heels Can Bring on Ingrown Toenails
    Can't trade in stilettos for sensible shoes? You can still protect your feet

  • Stroke Risk Rises With Duration of Type 2 Diabetes: Study
    After 10 years with blood sugar disease, chances of brain attack tripled, researchers say

  • Prediabetes Not to Blame for Nerve Damage: Study
    Doctors should seek other causes of condition known as polyneuropathy

  • Kidney Damage Greatly Raises Diabetics' Risk for Death
    Control of blood sugar, catching early signs of damage may help prevent advanced kidney disease

  • Specific Dietary Goals May Help Diabetics Eat Better
    Given target of eating 8 servings of fruits, nuts and other low glycemic index foods daily, most achieved it

  • Short Breaks During Exercise OK for Diabetes Control: Study
    But with or without pauses, more benefit achieved in low-oxygen setting, study finds

  • Diabetes Takes Toll on Women's Hearing: Study
    Especially in women over 60, hearing is much worse for those with poorly controlled disease

  • Type 1 Diabetes Treatment Disappoints in Trial
    Vaccine-based approach didn't affect insulin needs or other markers

  • Lifestyle Counseling Helps Diabetes Patients Control Blood Sugar
    More than 30,000 got advice on diet, exercise in primary care settings

  • Many Docs Use Costly MRIs to Diagnose Nerve Condition: Study
    Cheaper tests to spot diabetes-linked nerve damage are effective, researchers say

  • Rate of Leg, Foot Amputations Among Diabetics Drops: CDC
    Researchers point to better management of disease in explaining the trend

  • Treating Diabetes, Depression Together May Make Sense
    Study found both conditions improved when addressed simultaneously

  • Diabetes Takes a Toll on Lifetime Earnings: Study
    Teens with disease more likely to drop out of high school, make less money, researchers found

  • A Life-Saving Lesson That Took Decades to Learn
    Maryland woman has her type 2 diabetes under control at 38, and her future is brighter

  • Holiday Travel Tips for People With Diabetes
    Expert advice on managing airport hassles, time-zone changes and insulin needs

  • Driving Isn't An Issue for Most People With Diabetes
    American Diabetes Association warns against blanket driving restrictions, recommends individual assessments

  • Hispanics With Diabetes Urged to Get Yearly Foot Care
    Regular exams can prevent foot ulcers, nerve damage and amputations, podiatrists say

  • Fewer Diabetic Vision Problems Reported: CDC
    Researchers say better control of the blood sugar disease could explain the trend

  • Health Tip: Recognizing Symptoms of Hyperglycemia
    High blood sugar may be dangerous

  • Healthy Halloween Advice for Children With Diabetes
    Expert suggests ways for kids to keep blood sugar under control, without feeling deprived

  • Super-Tight Blood Sugar Control May Not Ease Mental Decline in Diabetics
    But, standard therapy might help slow cognitive troubles, experts say

  • Blood Pressure Drop During Dialysis May Raise Clot Risk
    Low BP occurs in about 25% of these treatment sessions in kidney-failure patients, researchers say

  • Controversial Cholesterol Drug Might Lower Blood Sugar Levels in Diabetics
    But, torcetrapib, which raises 'good' cholesterol, showed heart risks in earlier trial that was halted

  • Health Tip: Controlling Your Diabetes
    How tight control of blood glucose can benefit your health

  • For People With Diabetes, Pets May Pose Unusual Hazards
    In one case, dog chewed on sleeping owner's toe, leading to amputation

  • After Diabetes Diagnosis, Concentrate on Dietary Changes, Study Says
    Exercise made little difference in first year of treatment, researchers found

  • Diabetic Girls May Have Heart Risk Factors
    Study authors not clear on why, but urge doctors to watch teens closely

  • Class of Drugs Linked to Higher Heart Risk in Older Diabetics
    Researchers saw a lower risk with metformin, but experts say study's not the final word

  • Singer Crystal Bowersox Comes to Terms With Diabetes
    Good medical management got the Idol runner-up back on top

  • Weight-Loss Surgery Helps Less Obese Patients: Study
    They experienced greater weight loss, remission of type 2 diabetes

  • Simply Eating Less Fat May Cut Diabetes Risk
    Study identifies dietary change, not weight loss, as the key factor

  • Fat Cats, Dogs Developing Diabetes, Report Finds
    Illness jumped 32 percent in dogs in just five years

  • Poor Sleep Might Worsen Diabetes
    Researchers recommend losing weight, paying more attention to value of sleep

  • Structured Exercise Programs Help Lower Blood Sugar, Study Finds
    People with type 2 diabetes benefited most from supervised activity, analysis finds

  • Diabetes in Kids Comes With Hefty Price Tag
    Study finds medical costs are six times higher than for other young Americans

  • New Clues to How Gastric Bypass Surgery Combats Diabetes
    Levels of amino acids linked to insulin resistance drop right after procedure

  • Treat Depression to Boost Diabetes Self-Care: Study
    Telephone counseling led to lower blood pressure, more exercise, researchers say

  • Do Immune System Ills Help Drive Type 2 Diabetes?
    Findings from mouse, human research suggest new insights on the blood sugar disease

  • Latest Artificial Pancreas Trials Reduce Risk of Low Blood Sugar
    Device also improves blood sugar control, but more research needed, reports study

  • Certain Diabetes Drugs Better for Heart Health, Study Finds
    Metformin, the usual first choice medication, said to lead the pack

  • Teen Weight Affects Later Heart Disease Risk: Study
    But diabetes risk tied more to adult weight, Israeli researchers find

  • Two Different Heart Drugs May Work Equally Well for High-Risk Patients
    Study found ARB, calcium channel blocker both helped those with hypertension, glucose intolerance

  • Some Type 1 Diabetics Seem Shielded Against Complications
    In one group that had diabetes for 50 years, many never developed expected problems, study finds

  • Nick Jonas Lives Large, Despite Diabetes
    Teen star says careful management and good support help keep him healthy

  • Dark Chocolate May Harbor Benefits for the Heart
    Despite possible upside, cocoa carries risks and won't overcome bad health habits, expert says

  • Actos Cut Risk of Prediabetes Becoming Diabetes in Study
    It lowered chances by 72 percent but showed side effects, researchers say

  • Analysis Confirms Diabetes Drug May Harm the Heart
    Latest finding adds to evidence that Avandia raises risk of heart attack, death

  • Metformin Still Best First-Line Type 2 Diabetes Drug
    It has the fewest side effects, costs less, concludes analysis

  • Diabetics Do Better With Empathetic Doctors
    Blood sugar and cholesterol scores more likely to be good when physicians had high empathy scores, study finds

  • New Drug May Trim Insulin Injections to Just 3 a Week
    Phase 2 trial results offer diabetics hope for a simpler daily regimen

  • Diabetes Often Not Diagnosed or Treated Properly
    Millions risk early death as a result, warn researchers

  • Tight Blood Sugar Control May Put Some Diabetics at Risk
    Death risk higher in those with type 2 and heart disease striving for 'normal' glucose levels: study

  • Diabetes Ups Death Risk Overall, Study Shows
    Cancer, infectious diseases, even suicide, more common among diabetics

  • Many Dialysis Patients at Risk for High Radiation Exposure
    Long-term use of scans for diagnosis, treatment raises cancer concerns, researchers say

  • Peer Support Beats Usual Care for Depression, Analysis Finds
    But it may not be helpful for people with severe depression, one expert suggests

  • The More You Walk, the Lower Your Diabetes Risk: Study
    10,000 steps daily 5 days a week three times more protective than just 3,000 steps a day

  • Diabetes Soaring Among American Adults: Report
    The number of people treated for the illness rose more than two-fold between 1996 and 2007

  • In Women, Diabetes Plus Depression a Deadly Combo
    Depression may hinder disease management, researchers say

  • Team-Based Treatment Helps Those With Cluster of Chronic Illnesses
    Study found health, quality of life improved when care was coordinated across the board

  • New Test Links Blood Protein to Heart Disease, Diabetes Risk
    High levels were also associated with risk of death from all causes

  • Type 1 Diabetes Death Rate is Falling, But Not Fast Enough
    Average rate is still 7 times higher in people with the disease vs those without it, study finds

  • Exercise Combo Best for Type 2 Diabetes
    Alternating aerobic exercise and resistance training significantly lowered blood sugar, study finds

  • Diabetes, Depression Can Be Two-Way Street
    But experts note factors such as obesity, inactivity might also be at play

  • Cell Phone 'Telemonitoring' May Help Control Blood Pressure
    In study, more than a third of diabetics using the system improved their results

  • Diabetes Research Made Significant Strides in Past Year
    Advances in treating type 1 diabetes best news as World Diabetes Day approaches

  • Are You at Risk of Developing Diabetes?
    Know the risk factors and warning signs, experts advise

  • Drop Seen in Rate of End-Stage Kidney Disease in Diabetics
    However, as diabetes has surged actual number of cases rose, review of U.S. data found

  • One-Third of U.S. Adults Could Have Diabetes by 2050: CDC
    'Alarming numbers' point to importance of healthier lifestyles in reversing the trend, experts say

  • Peer Support May Bring Better Control of Diabetes
    Drop in blood sugar levels equivalent of using oral diabetes drug, study finds

  • Even Well-Controlled Diabetes May Present Post-Surgery Risk
    Study also finds high blood sugar levels in non-diabetics ups death risk

  • Language Barrier Hurts Diabetics, Study Finds
    Spanish-speaking patients fare better with doctors they understand, researchers say

  • How People With Type 2 Diabetes Can Lose Weight, Keep It Off: Study
    Intensive lifestyle change program yielded better results than support group

  • High Blood Sugar Levels Increase Infection Risk From General Surgery
    Reducing high blood glucose might bring down odds of surgical site infection, researchers say

  • Study Finds Bariatric Surgery Lowers Gestational Diabetes Risk
    But weight loss procedure has its own set of risks, experts note

  • Mouse Study May Help Explain Fish Oil's Benefits
    Giving rodents omega-3 fatty acids helped counteract inflammation that can lead to diabetes

  • Health Tip: Diabetics Should Eat on Schedule
    Suggestions for planning ahead

  • New Data Supports Link Between Diabetes Drugs, Fractures
    Avandia, Actos increase chances of broken bones in older men and women, study shows

  • Implantable Sensor Measures Blood Sugar Levels
    Wireless device transmitted accurate readings in pigs for more than a year, study shows

  • Dementia May Differ in Those With and Without Diabetes
    Vascular disease most likely cause of brain impairment in diabetics, research shows

  • Changes in Fat Cells May Pave Way for Type 2 Diabetes
    May result in the 'hyperinflammation' seen in the disease, researchers say

  • Community-Based Diabetes Prevention Program Promising: Study
    Model works as well as individual counseling, researchers say

  • Insulin Pump With Blood Sugar Sensor May Improve on Injections
    Study finds it leads to better diabetes management for type 1 patients

  • Latest Study on Diabetes Drug Avandia Finds No Heart Risks
    Report in direct contrast to other new research that found the opposite

  • Tight Blood Sugar Control in Older Diabetics May Not Reduce Heart Risk
    But intensive control does improve other conditions, including eye and kidney health, study finds

  • Artificial Pancreas Continues to Show Promise
    New research finds it improves blood sugar control overnight in type 1 diabetics

  • No Omega-3 Heart Benefit Seen in Women With Type 1 Diabetes
    But men with condition who consumed the most had lower incidence of heart disease, study found

  • U.S. Report Finds Too Few Clinics Target Diabetes, Obesity
    Local centers need to face growing threat, federal researchers say

  • Blacks Seem More Vulnerable to Deadly Blood Infection
    Study suggests higher rates of diabetes, kidney disease might explain why sepsis hits them harder

  • Many Diabetics Unaware of Hot Weather Hazards
    Although disease raises risk of heat illess, they don't heed the dangers, survey finds

  • Old Drugs May Have New Use Against Hepatitis C
    Drugs used for obesity, diabetes might fight dangerous liver infection, study shows

  • Glucose 'Tattoo' Could Track Blood Sugar Levels for Diabetics
    Device includes 'carbon nanotubes' injected under skin, say researchers

  • Drug Combo Staves Off Type 2 Diabetes
    Low doses of metformin, Avandia cut risk by two-thirds in study

  • Caring for Diabetic Pets Helps Humans Get Healthier
    Owners learn more about the disease and how to prevent it, study finds

  • Health Tip: Why Do Some Diabetics Have Nerve Damage?
    Common reasons for diabetic neuropathy

  • Diabetes Test Results May Be Deceptive in Black Children
    Study finds racial disparities in hemoglobin A1c screenings

  • Pig Pancreas Cells Help Type 1 Diabetics
    Early trial finds technique is safe, improves blood sugar control

  • Injection Helps Treat Hard-to-Control Type 2 Diabetes
    Adding daily shot improves blood glucose levels when standard regimen fails, study finds

  • Managing Type 1 Diabetes Can Stress Teens
    Glucose levels tend to rise, study finds, as youths control their own care

  • Health Tip: Ward Off Hypoglycemia
    Suggestions that may help prevent low blood sugar

  • If Your Doctor Prescribes an HbA1c Test
    It can detect possible diabetes complications

  • Gastric Pacemaker Offers Hope for Those With Stomach Disorders
    It seems to relieve intractable nausea through electrical impulses, study says

  • Novel Method Eyed for Normalizing Blood Sugar
    Working with mice, diabetes researchers reactivate key cellular pathway

  • Diabetes Screening Should Start Sooner
    Study found checking for blood sugar disease earlier cut complications, costs

  • Accepting Help Improves Survival Among Diabetics
    Go-it-alone types have 33 percent higher risk of death, study finds

  • New Inhaled Insulin Shows Promise for Diabetes
    Afrezza works faster, appears to have fewer side effects than predecessor

  • Arthritis Drug May Fight Diabetes, Too
    Study finds that salsalate helps control blood sugar levels

  • Processed Meat May Harm the Heart
    Salt and preservatives may be the culprits, researchers suggest

  • Having Prediabetes May Not Kick-Start Prevention Efforts
    Most people still didn't lose weight or exercise, study finds

  • Most Americans Think It's Others Who Are Unhealthy
    Survey found most people thought they were fine, while their docs disagreed

  • Artificial Pancreas Helps Type 1 Diabetics During Sleep
    Study found device kept blood sugar of children, teens stable longer

  • Tight Blood Sugar Control May Raise Risk of Death
    Guidelines should be revised to include a low limit for glucose levels, researchers say

  • Skipping Insulin May Not Be Uncommon
    Doctors need to be more attuned to patients' issues to stop risky practice, expert says

  • Diabetes Drug Looks Safe for Heart Failure Patients
    Metformin might even improve advanced heart disease, researchers find

  • Mail-Order May Help People Stick to Med Regimens
    Streamlined approach leads more to take drugs as prescribed, study finds

  • Diabetes Meds May Be Falling Through 'Doughnut Hole'
    Medicare payment gap prompts some to forego medication, study finds

  • Fat Hormone Controls Gene Linked to Diabetes
    Gene known to dampen blood sugar disease, researchers say

  • Markers Predict Kids' Risk of Diabetes as Adults
    Review found higher blood pressure, body-mass index, blood fat and sugar levels spelled future trouble

  • Nerve Stimulation Device Doesn't Ease Most Back Pain
    Review finds little evidence of relief with technology called TENS

  • New Guidelines Urge A1C Test for Diabetes Diagnosis
    Simple blood test may catch type 2 diabetes, prediabetes sooner, with no fasting

  • Health Tip: Breast-feeding With Diabetes
    You'll burn more calories

  • Tighter Blood Sugar Control Not Best for Some Diabetics
    Other medical problems must be weighed first, study finds

  • Too-Strict Blood Sugar Control May Lead to Car Crashes
    Driver's license approvals for diabetics should be re-evaluated, expert says

  • One Step Closer to New Diabetes Treatment
    Researchers identify role mitochondrial function plays in insulin production

  • Americans Get Failing Grade on Diabetes Awareness
    Survey finds abundant myths about debilitating disease

  • Does Diabetes Slow Alzheimer's?
    French study suggesting delayed progression gets guarded response from U.S. experts

  • Red-Grape Compound May Improve Diabetes
    But so far resveratrol works only as an injection into the brain of mice, study finds

  • Body Clock, Blood Sugar Control Seem Linked
    Findings could lead to better diabetes treatments, researchers predict

  • Study Urges Treatment for Even Mild Gestational Diabetes
    Women, babies alike benefit when therapy goes to more than just severe cases, experts say

  • Irregular Heartbeat Risk Higher in Women With Type 2 Diabetes
    Reason behind gender difference isn't clear, researchers say

  • Mediterranean Diet May Be Best for Type 2 Diabetes
    Reduced need for meds, helped some lose weight compared to low-fat diet

  • Avandia Raises Heart Failure Risk More Than Actos
    Diabetes drug shouldn't be used when there's a safer alternative, study says

  • Immunoglobulin Can Predict Some Diabetic Complications
    Increased excretion of IgM foretells serious cardiovascular issues: study

  • Gut Hormone Could be Key to Blood Sugar
    Lab study may point to new direction for diabetes treatment

  • Tight Management of Type 1 Diabetes Worth the Effort
    Rates of serious complications drop with intensive therapy, study shows

  • Older Diabetics Should Avoid Dementia Meds
    Combo linked to higher risk for hyperglycemia hospitalization in study

  • Drugs May Not Slow Kidney Damage in Diabetes
    Study uncovers possible benefit, though, in stemming vision loss

  • Nicotine May Help Spur 'Prediabetes'
    Toxin ups cortisol levels, encourages insulin resistance, study finds

  • Effect of Strict Diabetes Control on Heart Still Unclear
    Reviews show it wasn't to blame for excess deaths in one trial, but when therapy starts could be key

  • Weight-Loss Surgery Options Compared in Super-Obese
    Duodenal switch may be more effective than gastric bypass, researchers say

  • Strict Blood Sugar Control Lowers Heart Risks in Diabetics
    It prevents many complications of chronic disease, experts say

  • Drug May Lessen Amputation Risk for Diabetics
    Researchers suggest that findings could alter treatment methods

  • High Blood Fats Tied to Diabetic Nerve Loss
    Triglycerides better predictor of neuropathy than blood glucose levels, study suggests

  • Glucose Control Pays Long-Term Benefits for Diabetics
    Analysis shows even small improvements may prevent eye, kidney and nerve damage

  • Productivity Takes a Hit From Obesity, Diabetes
    More lost time signals need for workplace interventions, experts say

  • Gene Therapy Improves Diabetic Neuropathy in Study
    Injections appear to be safe, but more research needed

  • Lifestyle Factors Tied to Older Adults' Diabetes Risk
    As population ages, even small changes affect incidence, study finds

  • Device Thwarts Attacks on Transplanted Pancreatic Cells
    Could reduce need for immunosuppressants in treatment of type 1 diabetes

  • Fructose-Sweetened Drinks Up Metabolic Syndrome Risk
    But glucose-based beverages may not have same impact, study finds

  • Drug May Not Help Diabetes-Related Eye Damage
    Finding need not limit prevention of blindness, experts say

  • Laughter May Lower Heart Attack Risk in Diabetics
    Those who chuckled daily had better 'good' cholesterol than those who didn't, study shows

  • Halting Avandia Use Hikes Blood Sugar Levels
    Study found diabetics who discontinued drug had less treatment, worse management of disease

  • Pancreatic Islets in Forefront of Diabetes Research
    Cells could play major role in treatment, if supply is adequate, study finds

  • Stem Cells Buy Freedom From Insulin for Type 1 Diabetics
    In small study, most of patients got temporary reprieve from daily injections

  • Certain Diabetes Drugs May Pose Eye Risk
    Use of Avandia, Actos tied to a retinal disorder, study finds

  • Plain-Language Guides Detail Insulin Treatments
    U.S. agency compiles comparison of therapies for both doctors and patients

  • For Diabetics, On-Demand Care May Not Help
    Blood pressure control was worse with newer scheduling option, study finds

  • Diabetics May Soon Have Low-Sugar Vegetable Juice
    Chinese scientists used bacteria to strip the drink of carbs

  • Researchers Use Gene to End High Blood Sugar in Mice
    Whether method might someday help people awaits further study

  • Millions of Americans With Chronic Ills Put Off Health Care
    Survey shows they suffer consequences of delaying doctor visits, filling prescriptions

  • Abnormal Heart Rhythm Boosts Death Risk for Diabetics
    Blood pressure and cholesterol should be controlled more aggressively, study suggests

  • 'Fasting Signal' Offers Clues to Insulin Resistance in the Obese
    Drugs blocking this communication may offer therapeutic benefits, mouse study finds

  • Out-of-Control Blood Sugar May Affect Memory
    Close monitoring can keep problem from advancing, experts say

  • Health Tip: Your Diabetes Health-Care Team
    Who should be on it

  • Saliva Test Could Monitor Type 2 Diabetes
    Test might one day replace current blood tests, researchers say

  • Diabetes Linked to Cognitive Problems
    Study found impairments were mild, but they could signal later trouble

  • Americans Consuming More Sugary Beverages
    Adults gulping an average of 300 calories every day, study finds

  • Doctors Urged to Screen Diabetics for Sleep Apnea
    Treatment may reduce risk of cardiovascular disease

  • Exercise Protects Black Women From Type 2 Diabetes
    Brisk walking, limiting TV seems to benefit this high-risk group

  • Not All Dementia Is Called Alzheimer's
    Vascular cognitive impairment impedes ability to organize thoughts, but it is preventable

  • Experts Say Blood Sugar Guidelines Remain Effective
    Despite conflicting studies, diabetes groups say good glycemic control still best course

  • Health Tip: Eye Health for Diabetics
    Signs that you should see a medical professional

  • Strict Blood Sugar Lowering Won't Ease Diabetes Heart Risk
    Blood pressure, cholesterol control may be type 2 diabetics' best bet, researchers say

  • 2 Diabetes Drugs Double Fracture Risk in Women
    Both Avandia and Actos lower bone density, new analysis shows

  • Diabetic Eye Disease Rates Soaring
    CDC study projects that by 2050, up to 16 million people will have vision problems

  • Vitamin K Slows Insulin Resistance in Older Men
    But effect for women not same, as study cites obesity as possible cause

  • Diabetics Spend Thousands More on Care
    Tab is $4,174 more a year, but study says proper management, lifestyle changes can help

  • Chromosome Linked to Diabetics' Heart Risks
    Genetic variation identifies those with poor glucose control likely to have artery disease

  • Cancer Drugs May Treat Type 1 Diabetes
    Experiments in mice show Gleevec and Sutent reverse, prevent autoimmune disease

  • Blood Sugar Control Helps Diabetics Preserve Sight
    Close monitoring means type 1 patients can avoid retinopathy, study suggests

  • Aspirin Doesn't Guard Diabetics Against Heart Disease
    Second study found vitamins E, C did little to protect healthy men, either

  • Coated Stents Best for Heart Patients With Diabetes
    Were safer, more effective than bare metal ones, study shows

  • Fish Twice a Week Cuts Diabetics' Kidney Risks
    Dietary change enhances blood glucose control, study finds

  • Diabetes, Hypertension Hasten Death in Alzheimer's Patients
    They're more than twice as likely to die sooner, study finds

  • Too Few Understand Diabetes' Dangers
    Americans more fearful of shark bites than this common, potentially lethal disease, survey shows

  • Cost of Diabetes Care Has Doubled
    Newer, more expensive drugs, rising rates of blood sugar disease to blame, study finds

  • Treatment for Type 2 Diabetes Updated
    Lifestyle changes, the drug metformin remain recommended initial therapy

  • Spices, Herbs Boost Health for Diabetics
    Study finds antioxidants lower inflammation caused by high blood sugar

  • High-Risk Kids, Diabetics Need Regular Blood Pressure Checks
    Experts offer guidance during hypertension meeting

  • Older Diabetics With Depression Face Higher Death Rate
    Study suggests poor self-care partly to blame

  • Metabolic Syndrome Raises Colon Cancer Risk 75%
    Finding suggests need for more careful screening for these patients, researcher says

  • New Diabetes Drug Works Well in Trial
    Could be approved for U.S. market by next year, researcher says

  • Drug Fights Diabetic Eye Disease
    Retinopathy is a potentially blinding complication, but Atacand may help

  • Moderate Aerobic Exercise Lowers Diabetics' Liver Fat
    Study cites benefits for type 2 patients seeking to avoid cardiovascular problems

  • Chamomile Tea May Ward Off Diabetes Damage
    Rats fed herbal extract showed significant decrease in blood sugar levels

  • 'Healthy Fat' Chemical Aids Body's Metabolism
    Mouse study uncovers new class of hormones that could reverse obesity-related disease

  • Premixed Insulin May Offer Better Blood Sugar Control
    Study compared these formulations to long-acting insulin and other medications

  • New Noninvasive Device Could Control Diabetes
    Intestinal liner leads to significant drops in blood sugar levels, researcher says

  • Tight Blood Sugar Control Helps Diabetics Long-Term
    A period of strict management with drugs has effects that last long after therapy ends, study finds

  • Once-Weekly Diabetes Drug Boosts Blood Sugar Control
    But Byetta has also been linked recently to patient deaths

  • Under-the-Skin Blood Sugar Monitor Boosts Diabetes Control
    Device sends out readings every 5 minutes round the clock, researchers say

  • Newer Blood Pressure Drug Better for Some Heart Patients, Diabetics
    Study found telmisartan offered slight benefit for those unable to take ACE inhibitors

  • Weight Loss After Diabetes Diagnosis Offers Big Benefits: Study
    And the improvements in blood sugar and blood pressure last, even if weight comes back

  • Laser Therapy as Good as Drugs for Diabetic Eye Problems
    Had fewer side effects than corticosteroids, study finds

  • Some Sweeteners Inhibit Enzyme Tied to Type 2 Diabetes
    Antioxidants in date sugar, dark brown sugars help control blood pressure, heart disease

  • Twofold Action Urged for Pre-Diabetes
    Goal is to prevent progression to the full-blown disease and its huge costs

  • Kids' Obesity May Lead to Epidemic of Adult Diabetes
    Impact has yet to be felt, since type 2 course may take 10 years to show, study says

  • New Spanish Consumer Guide Compares Diabetes Meds
    Publication aimed at assisting the 1 in 8 Hispanics with type 2 disease

  • New Molecular Trigger Described for Hypertension, Diabetes
    Out-of-control enzymes do damage in both conditions, study finds

  • Unhealthy Meals Dull Older Diabetics' Memory
    Antioxidant vitamins counter cognitive decline, but experts say eating healthy is better

  • Weight Loss After Gastric Bypass Is Key to Easing Diabetes
    Patients who dropped most pounds went off diabetes meds and into remission, study found

  • Diabetes Drug May Prevent Early Puberty in Young Girls
    Metformin delayed first menstruation, cut body fat for those at risk of insulin resistance

  • Diabetes and Depression Go Hand-in-Hand
    And doctors need to be aware of the connection, study says

  • No Matter the Doctor, Black Diabetics Fare Worse Than White Counterparts
    Study found doctors with patients of both races still showed disparities in outcomes

  • Weekly Drug Helps Type 2 Diabetics
    Longer-lasting exenatide maintained glucose levels, helped patients lose weight, study reports

  • Older Diabetics' Risk of Cardiac Ischemia Lower Than Thought
    Those 55 to 75 with type 2 disease have same odds for condition, regardless of screening

  • Doctors Urged to Look for Link Between Type 2 Diabetes, Sleep Apnea
    Group pushes new clinical practices to have patients presenting with one checked for other

  • Formula Puts Doctor, Patient Glucose Readings on Same Page
    Math converts two systems into better measurement, study says

  • Gum Care Helps Control Type 2 Diabetes and Its Complications
    Periodontal disease associated with higher levels of insulin resistance, studies say

  • Genetically Engineered Mice Regenerate Beta Cells
    Finding may prove a major advance in type 1 diabetes research, study says

  • Panel Calls for Better Diabetes Screening
    New testing methods would offer help to millions of diabetics who are missed

  • New Antioxidant Drug Shows Promise Against Diabetes
    But more studies on cardiovascular risks needed, report says

  • Arthritis Hits More Than Half of Diabetics
    Painful joint condition hinders exercise that helps manage both conditions, experts say

  • Metabolic Syndrome Triggered by Overeating, Not Obesity
    Mouse study concludes weight gain is an early symptom, not a direct cause

  • Diabetic Food Shopping That Won't Break a Budget
    With prices rising, group offers tips that save dollars, make sense

  • Aggressive Cholesterol, Blood Pressure Treatment Shows Some Benefit
    But jury still out on whether it makes difference in high-risk groups, study finds

  • Uric Acid May Help Spot Diabetic Kidney Disease Early
    Higher concentrations correlated with lower organ function, study concludes

  • Diabetics Face Doubled Risk of Heart Attack
    Danger level same as non-diabetics who already have had a heart attack, study says

  • Diabetes Drug Slows Clogging of Arteries
    Actos better at fighting plaque build-up than older medication, study finds

  • Lung Capacity Declines Faster With Diabetes
    Finding shows respiratory system suffers collateral damage from blood sugar disease

  • More Vitamin D in Childhood Cuts Later Diabetes Risk
    Supplements and sunlight influence development of some autoimmune disorders, study says

  • Self-Management Program Helps Diabetics
    31 employers in 10 cities waive co-pays if diabetic is "coached" by pharmacist

  • Minorities, Poor Have Tougher Time Monitoring Diabetes
    Study found those who used insulin fared worse than white counterparts

  • Constant High Blood Sugar Disables Insulin 'Off' Switch
    Researchers say mouse study reversing that pattern offers hope of new diabetes treatments

  • Marker for Diabetes Might Miss Early Vision Complication
    Eye damage begins at blood sugar levels below current threshold for diagnosis, study finds

  • Overweight Hispanic Kids Show Early Markers for Diabetes
    Blood vessel damage sets stage for insulin resistance, heart disease, study finds

  • 'Diabulimia' Triples Risk of Death Among Women With Diabetes
    Restricting insulin doses to lose weight increases chances of complications, study finds

  • National Effort Needed to Address Hyperglycemia in Heart Patients
    American Heart Association says high blood sugar condition linked to high mortality

  • Health Tip: Symptoms of Diabetic Neuropathy
    Characterized by loss of feeling or painful tingling

  • Current Blood Sugar Control Test Results 'Inaccurate'
    Study says measurement underestimates true glucose control in hemodialysis patients

  • Researchers Make Stem Cells That Secrete Insulin
    Mouse study suggests it could help control diabetes in humans

  • No Difference Found in Treatments for Acute Kidney Failure
    Continuous vs. intermittent dialysis produced same results, analysis shows

  • Harnessing Human Energy for Medical Good
    Device could use act of walking to power artificial limbs, insulin pumps, pacemakers

  • Dogs Could Be a Diabetic's Best Friend
    Study aims to prove anecdotes that canines can smell dangerous drops in blood sugar levels

  • Caffeine Could Spell Trouble for Diabetics
    Consuming equivalent of 4 cups a day led to spikes in blood sugar levels

  • Stem Cells Finally Found in Pancreas
    Discovery could lead to new treatments for diabetes, researchers say

  • Illness Presents Diabetics With Special Challenges
    Managing medications when sick can keep complications at arm's length, group advises

  • Statin Therapy Helps Diabetic Patients
    British study finds cholesterol-lowering drugs reduce risk of major vascular events

  • Lowering Co-Pays on Some Drugs Help Fight Chronic Diseases
    Study found patients started using preventive medicines more often

  • Diabetes Group Backs Low-Carb Diets
    Recommendations cite importance of restricted calorie intake for diabetics wanting to manage their weight

  • Health Tip: What's an A1c Test?
    It helps track diabetics' blood sugar levels

  • Older Diabetics Using Avandia Face Increased Death Risk
    Canadian study also found those over 65 more likely to have heart trouble with drug

  • Adults With Diabetes Doing Better Prevention Job
    U.S. studies show they're keeping good track of daily blood sugar levels, while avoiding heart disease

  • Blood Pressure Drug Combo Helps Diabetic Hearts
    Large, long-term global study shows diuretic plus ACE inhibitor reduced risk of dying from heart disease

  • Treating Diabetes During Pregnancy Could Lead to Thinner Kids
    Increased chances of being overweight, obese by age 7 were virtually erased, study finds

  • Diabetics Face More Complications After Trauma
    They're also less likely to be discharged to home, study finds

  • Drugs Old and New May Fight Diabetes
    Anti-malaria drug cut disease risk, and new drugs helped diabetics lose weight

  • Pumpkin Extract Aids Insulin Production
    Compound regenerated damaged pancreatic cells in diabetic rats, researchers say

  • Simple Guide Helps Diabetics Manage Their Meds
    Questionnaire promotes better doctor-patient talks about statin drugs

  • Type 2 Diabetes Takes Toll on Teens
    Doctors need to use more aggressive measures to treat, prevent disease, experts say

  • Worksite Health Programs Boost the Bottom Line: Study
    Better control of diabetes, heart disease means more productive workers

  • Studies Uncover Genes Boosting Type 2 Diabetes Risk
    But it's not an excuse not to eat right and exercise, expert says

  • Sopranos Star Tackles Health Role
    Aida Turturro hits the road to educate people about diabetes

  • Health Tip: Testing Your Blood Glucose
    What's a healthy reading?

  • Study Confirms Link Between Hormone, Insulin-Producing Cells
    Neuropeptide regulating appetite may help in developing new diabetes treatments

  • Health Tip: If Your Blood Sugar is Low
    Symptoms of hypoglycemia

  • Islet Cell Transplants Not Cure for Type 1 Diabetes Yet
    Study says improved techniques, immunosuppressants could brighten picture

  • Blacks, Hispanics Hospitalized More Often for Diabetes, Heart Disease
    Many cases could have been prevented through better outpatient care, U.S. group finds

  • Oral Medications Can Replace Insulin for Many With Rare Neonatal Diabetes
    Presence of genetic mutations signals the ability to switch treatments

  • Gene Variant Ups Type 2 Diabetes Risk
    But lifestyle changes, such as exercise, counteract effects of this gene, study suggests

  • Health Tip: How to Check Your Blood Sugar
    Diabetics need to monitor often

  • Protein Linked to Insulin Resistance in Humans
    Discovery could lead to targeted therapies for preventing type 2 diabetes

  • 'Double Diabetes' Poses Double Threat
    More Americans are developing both forms of the blood sugar disease, experts say

  • Combo of Tests Predicts Type 1 Diabetes
    Eighty percent accuracy found, could enhance future clinical trials

  • Treatment Preserves Insulin-Making Cells in Type 1 Diabetes
    Patients needed less insulin to treat their disease, researchers say

  • Tight Glucose Control Cuts Heart Disease Risk in Half
    Researchers urge type 1 diabetics to monitor levels closely

  • Pre-diabetes a Costly Condition for Patients
    Study finds they rack up more medical bills than those with normal blood sugar levels

  • Insulin Identified as Trigger for Type 1 Diabetes
    Next step: vaccine trials against this autoimmune disease

  • Obesity: Bad For Men, Women and Kids
    Being overweight is hard on everyone's hearts, new studies find

  • Gene Heightens Type 2 Diabetes Risk
    It could someday pinpoint those most vulnerable, researchers say

  • Widening Waistlines Predict Diabetes in Men
    Belt size beats body mass index as disease indicator, study finds

  • Sleep Disorder Treatment Also Aids Diabetics
    Lower glucose reduces risk for other complications of disease

  • Diet, Exercise Top Drugs in Preventing Diabetes
    Two studies find lifestyle changes are the better, cheaper option

  • Cell Phones Cameras Put Doctors in the Picture
    Leg wound photos help experts treat from a distance

  • Helping Hispanics Manage Diabetes
    Study to examine whether community health workers can make a difference

  • Glucose Levels in Critically Ill Patients Can Be Critical
    Control of blood sugar benefits patients in intensive care, researchers say

  • VA Beats Managed Care in Treating Diabetes
    Patients more likely to get needed tests, with better health outcomes, study finds

  • New Way to Treat Type 2 Diabetes Developed
    Israeli scientists say technique may also be useful with Alzheimer's, Parkinson's