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Obese teens likely to turn out impotent men
New York Daily News
"We were surprised to observe a 50 percent reduction in testosterone in this (latest) paediatric study because these obese males were young and were not diabetic," Dandona, professor of medicine at Buffalo and head, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes ...

Diabetes, Heart Disease Risks Rise For Those Who Sit
WebProNews
The study, led by the Diabetes Research Group at the University of Leicester, looked at 18 different studies that included a total of 794,577 patients. It found that those who sit for prolonged periods double their risk of diabetes, heart disease, and ...

What sleep deprivation does to your fat cells
Boston.com
The ill effects of getting too little sleep -- weight gain, increased diabetes risk and more -- have been known for a long time, but now researchers think they've identified the cellular process for how sleep deprivation takes its toll. Just a few ...

Type 2 Diabetes and Psoriasis Connection Appears Strong
eMaxHealth
Among all the risk factors for type 2 diabetes--obesity, high triglycerides, insulin resistance, and others--one that seems unlikely is the skin condition called psoriasis. Yet findings of a new meta-analysis support and enhance the connection between ...

Alzheimer's: Is it a new type of diabetes?
Fox News
The researchers tested the brains of deceased non-diabetic patients with Alzheimer's disease to demonstrate that even with normal blood sugar levels, those brains showed that they were resistant to insulin activation. Type 1 and type 2 diabetes are ...

How overeating leads to diabetes and obesity
Newstrack India
Washington, October 18 (ANI): Overeating can cause a malfunction in brain insulin signalling, and lead to obesity and diabetes, according to new research from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Christoph Buettner, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine ...

Doctors say go slow on diabetic drug after study sees cancer risk
Times of India
CHENNAI: Doctors in India are seeking restraint in the use of commonly used anti-diabetic drug pioglitazone after studies showed that it increases the risk of bladder cancer. Diabetologists in India say they are already seeing bladder cancers even ...

The new normal in health insurance: High deductibles
Gant Daily
Critics say high-deductible insurance is just a way for corporations to shift costs onto workers, especially those dealing with chronic illness such as diabetes and arthritis. Further, consumers aren't prepared to shop for treatment because reliable ...

Sleep Apnea Linked To Diabetes (Again)
Huffington Post
New research adds more evidence to the link between sleep problems and metabolic disorders like diabetes. Moderate and severe obstructive sleep apnea are predictors of Type 2 diabetes, according to a new study presented at the ATS 2012 International ...

EHRs and the worsening diabetes epidemic
EHRIntelligence.com
A recent study published in the journal Pediatrics showed that rates of diabetes and prediabetes among teens tripled during the course of the last decade. This represents one of the most pressing issues facing the healthcare industry, ...

NYC Mayor Bloomberg Seeks Ban on Super-Size Soft Drinks
Bloomberg
... latest of several anti-obesity and nutrition initiatives undertaken by the administration. It is among strategies to combat what the administration has described as an epidemic of obesity and related illnesses such as heart disease and diabetes.

Dubai Health Authority and Sanofi continue momentum to fight diabetes
AME Info
This year, the campaign will reach out to all governmental bodies in the Emirate of Dubai to conduct free health screenings and educate staff members about how to prevent diabetes as well as educate diabetics on how to better manage their condition so ...

Saudi Arabia Ministry of Health Diabetic Foot Academy draws over 150 medical ...
AME Info
Diabetic Foot Academy highlights the need for more public education and professional training to understand the etiology of diabetic foot complications and its impact on patients' limbs and lives. The latest Diabetic Foot Academy (dfa) concluded in ...

Ottawa Cosmetic Dentistry Experts Share Study Linking Gum Disease Care to Diabetes
PR Leap (press release)
COM) OTTAWA, CANADA - Ottawa cosmetic dentistry specialists, Drs. David Bartos and Mark Northcott relay outcomes of a University of Pennsylvania study relating gum disease treatment to lowered medical costs for diabetes patients.

Alarm over undiagnosed diabetes in pregnancy
Irish Times
THERE HAVE been calls for standardised diabetes screening for expectant mothers after a new study has shown that in pregnancy the disease is going undiagnosed and untreated. Women who develop gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) – the most common ...

'Obesity in Malaysia is on the upward trend'
New Straits Times
Almost one in two Malaysians are either overweight or obese, placing them at a high risk for diabetes," Dr Santha Kumari told a press conference, here, today. She said a recent study showed that 22 per cent of Malaysians above the age of 30 were ...

Latest thinking on controversial statins, cholesterol and heart disease risk
MinnPost.com (blog)
That benefit is barely significant, says Begley, especially when compared with the health risks associated with statin use, which include muscle pain or weakness (in about 5 percent of people who take the drugs) and, most worrisomely, diabetes.

Tight Glucose Control No Help to Kidneys
MedPage Today
Intensive glucose control for type 2 diabetes may help control some markers of kidney health, but doesn't clearly prevent clinical kidney problems. Note that the intensive strategy had no impact on doubling of serum creatinine level, risk of end-stage ...

Carolyn Guilford: Fighting diabetes takes knowledge, patience and a plan
Savannah Morning News
By CAROLYN GUILFORD Question from a reader: "Two years ago my family practice physician said I was pre-diabetic, and was at risk for type 2 diabetes. However, his only caution was to watch my sugar intake. Now I've been diagnosed with diabetes and ...

Native Americans work to escape the clutches of a diabetes epidemic
Kansas City Star
Two — which they now hope to help change using the first — Native Americans suffer and often die of diabetes. "It seemed inevitable," said Lamsam, 50, a visiting professor in journalism at the University of Kansas who grew up on an Osage reservation ...

Lilly, Novo chase Sanofi with new diabetes drugs
FierceBiotech
Denmark-based Novo has recently launched a major US recruitment blitz, expecting to add new reps and researchers to aid its growing diabetes franchise and boost its US workforce by 15%. Last year Lilly hammered out a deal with Boehringer Ingelheim that ...

Nine Healthcare Associations to Support the Primary Care Cardiometabolic Risk ...
Houston Chronicle
The Cardiometabolic Risk Summit provides a unique forum in which the primary care healthcare team can learn about the latest clinical strategies for and up-to-date research on preventing and managing diabetes, dyslipidemia, hypertension, obesity, ...

Studies Show Diabetes-Related CVD Decrease
MD News (press release)
The investigators found that, from the earliest to the latest sample, among adults with diabetes, the CVD death rate decreased by 40 percent and all-cause mortality decreased by 23 percent. Similar declines in mortality were seen for both men and women ...

Complicated link between diet drinks, health, study finds
Fox News
iStock Studies have hinted that diet-soda lovers could face higher risks of diabetes and heart disease, but new findings suggest that overall diet may be what matters most in the end. Several studies have found that people who regularly down diet soda ...

The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) and the American College of Endocrinology (ACE) do not endorse A1C criteria for predia- betes or for those patients at risk for diabetes. AACE/ACE do support an A1C of 5.5% to 6.4% as a screening test for prediabetes if it leads to measurement of a fasting glu- cose level or performance of a glucose tolerance test for diagnosis.

AACE Position: Insulin Resistance Syndrome

Study finds some insulin production in long-term type 1 diabetes
Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) research has found that insulin production may persist for decades after the onset of type 1 diabetes. Beta cell functioning also appears to be preserved in some patients years after apparent loss of pancreatic function. The study results appear in the March issue of Diabetes Care.


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Study on Economic Impact of Diabetes doesn't Distinguish between T1D and T2D
One of the common frustrations for people with diabetes is the lack of understanding about the difference between type 1 diabetes (T1D) and type 2 diabetes (T2D).

Research Offers Insight to How Fructose Causes Obesity and Other Illness
ScienceDaily (Feb. 27, 2012) — A group of scientists from across the world have come together in a just-published study that provides new insights into how fructose causes obesity and metabolic syndrome, more commonly known as diabetes. In this study which was performed in lab animals, researchers found that fructose can be metabolized by an enzyme that exists in two forms. One form appears to be responsible for causing how fructose causes fatty liver, obesity, and insulin resistance. The other form may actually protect animals from developing these features in response to sugar.

Diabetes May Start in the Intestines, Research Suggests
ScienceDaily (Feb. 15, 2012) — Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have made a surprising discovery about the origin of diabetes. Their research suggests that problems controlling blood sugar -- the hallmark of diabetes -- may begin in the intestines.

Long-time Diabetics Have Increased Risk Of Stroke
The longer you have diabetes, the higher your risk for stroke, according to a study in Stroke, an American Heart Association journal.

New Study Shows High Insulin Resistance Is Correlated With Rapid Decline In Renal Function In Elderly Populations
Elderly people with the metabolic syndrome - defined as having multiple risk factors associated with developing diabetes and heart disease - had an increased risk of chronic kidney disease, according to a recent study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM).

Cocoa May Enhance Skeletal Muscle Function
A small clinical trial led by researchers at UC San Diego School of Medicine and VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS) found that patients with advanced heart failure and type 2 diabetes showed improved mitochondrial structure after three months of treatment with epicatechin-enriched cocoa. Epicatechin is a flavonoid found in dark chocolate.

Famous People with Diabetes, Athletes with Diabetes, Celebrities ...
www.dlife.com/diabetes/famous_people - CachedDiabetes can affect anyone, the famous and non-famous alike, but it doesn't have to stop you from achieving your goals. Take a look at our list of people-from ...

9 out of 10 Physicians Feel Mood Disorders Negatively Impact Diabetes Care ...
MarketWatch (press release)
WALTHAM, MA, Nov 02, 2011 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- A new study of over 5000 clinicians by QuantiaMD, the largest mobile and online physician community, explores the top challenges in diabetes patient care. In the study, clinicians shed light on the ...

C-Reactive Protein (CRP)
A C-reactive protein (CRP) test is a blood test that measures the amount of a protein called C-reactive protein in your blood. C-reactive protein measures general levels of inflammation in your body

Risk for Diabetes Tied to Degree and Duration of Obesity
Medscape
September 13, 2011 — Degree and duration of obesity, expressed as excess body mass index (BMI)-years, shows a better correlation with the risk of developing type 2 diabetes compared with BMI alone, according to a new study. Joyce M. Lee, MD, MPH, ...

Worldwide diabetes cases reach 366 million
Los Angeles Times
The entire Diabetes Atlas, which includes breakdowns by region, will be available in November. "IDF's latest atlas data are proof indeed that diabetes is a massive challenge the world can no longer afford to ignore," said IDF President Jean Claude ...

One person drops dead from diabetes every 7 seconds
Catholic Online
Cash-strapped governments have balked at finding new money, although the cost of inaction may be even greater, with annual healthcare spending on diabetes alone now put at $465 billion. "The International Diabetes Federation's latest Atlas data are ...

Estimate of diabetes sufferers higher than previously thought
Sept. 13 (Bloomberg) -- Diabetes afflicts 366 million people, killing one every seven seconds, according to the International Diabetes Federation, which said new estimates of the global burden should spur greater action from world leaders.

Lifetime 'Dose' of Excess Weight Linked to Diabetes
Renal Business Today
Hispanics in this group were twice as likely to develop diabetes compared to whites, while blacks in this group had one-and-a-half-times greater risk than whites. Based on the latest findings, Lee suggests obesity prevention and treatment efforts ...

Diabetes deaths soar as obesity levels increase
Scotland on Sunday
In the latest study, the researchers from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), set out to measure what they called "deaths amenable to healthcare" - defined as deaths which should not occur with timely and effective care. ...

Studies: Why Diet Sodas Are No Benefit to Dieters
Read more: http://healthland.time.com/2011/06/29/studies-why-diet-sodas-are-no-boon-to-dieters/#ixzz1XHqh3kYq

Insulin Treatment Associated with Higher Mortality Rates
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
A recent study that analyzed over 3400 French adults over a period of 14 years found that those with Type 2 diabetes who received insulin treatment had a significantly increased risk of death as reported by diabeticlive.com. ...

Strokes Rising Among Teens, Young Adults: CDC
Doctors Lounge
Obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and other risk factors may be to blame, researchers say. By Steven Reinberg THURSDAY, Sept. 1 (HealthDay News) -- Strokes are on the rise among teens and young people, a new government report shows. ...

Long-term illnesses timebomb for county
News & Star
This growth in the number of older people will see an increase in cases of dementia, diabetes and other long-term health conditions – putting increasing pressure on the county's health services. Latest demographic predictions show that over the next 20 ...
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Unconventional Early Diabetes Detection
CBS42
Opticians, chiropodists, and dentists may be the key to early Type II diabetes detection, according to a pilot study. An estimated 150 million people worldwide have diabetes, but up to 50 percent with the condition are thought to be undetected and may ...

Report shows Central Minnesota has highest diabetes, stroke mortality rates
St. Cloud Times
Central Minnesotans had the highest diabetes and stroke mortality rates, and the highest pneumonia and influenza mortality rate among people 85 and older. "It's surprising to me," said Dr. Christopher Wenner, a family physician in Cold Spring and ...

Red wine effective in battling diabetes
Toronto Sun
(Jasmine Franklin, QMI Agency) EDMONTON - Researchers at the University of Alberta have discovered that a powerful antioxidant found in red wine could prevent diabetes in offspring. "Although this is an early-phase research discovery, if it holds true ...

CDC: Strokes rising among younger ages
USA Today
The increase may be due partly to the increasing numbers of young people who have diseases such as high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes -- diseases usually associated with older adults, they added. High blood pressure, smoking, diabetes, ...

Diabetes partly to blame for rise in stroke in young people
Diabetes.co.uk
Type 2 diabetes, as one of the risk factors involved in strokes, along with high blood pressure and high cholesterol, obesity and smoking, could be partly to blame for the increase. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that the ...

Taking Diabetes Prevention To The Workplace
KUHF-FM
Houston employers are signing up for a new program to prevent and treat diabetes. It's estimated about 800-thousand people in the Houston region have diabetes and thousands more are at risk. While members swam laps downstairs, about a hundred employers ...

New Diabetes Prevention and Control Programs Expand to North Texas to Help ...
MarketWatch (press release)
DALLAS & FORT WORTH, Texas, Aug 25, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Several major organizations are working together to tackle one of North Texas' most serious health concerns: diabetes. UnitedHealthcare, YMCAs and local pharmacy partners are launching "NOT ...

Diabetes Prevalence in Russia Sets Insulin on Growth Trajectory
SBWire (press release)
The number of diabetes patients has been consistently increasing in Russia due to rapid adoption of modern ways of living, says RNCOS in its latest research study. Noida, UP -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/30/2011 -- According to our latest research report, ...

Chocolate could reduce risk of diabetes, according to study
Diabetes.co.uk
Scientists from the University of Cambridge found that chocolate could lower the risk of chronic conditions such as heart disease, diabetes and stroke. The research, which was published in the British Medical Journal, examined seven separate studies ...

Metabolic risk factors may increase diabetes risk in obese individuals
Private MD
Obesity may be one of the leading causes of type 2 diabetes, but only some overweight individuals end up receiving positive HbA1c tests indicating they have the metabolic condition. A new study explains that the presence of other metabolic risk factors ...

Innovative New Diabetes Prevention and Control Program Launched Today at ...
MarketWatch (press release)
CDC Director Dr. Ann Albright Endorses "NOT ME" Workplace Solution at Event Sponsored by UnitedHealthcare, Kroger and the YMCA of Greater Houston HOUSTON, Aug 30, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dr. Ann Albright, director of the Division of Diabetes ...

Type 2 diabetes patients face cancer risk
NEWS.com.au
The latest research was carried out as part of University of Western Australia's long-running Freemantle Diabetes. The group of people were recruited for the study in the mid-1990s and checked to see how many developed cancer. ...

Diabetes Mellitus Affected by Change in Airplane Cabin Pressure
ThirdAge
People with diabetes mellitus may be taking a risk when opting to fly in an airplane, Reuters Health reports. According to researchers, changes in cabin pressure during flights may cause insulin pumps to deliver too much or too little of the medication ...

Type 2 Diabetes Rates Rising Around the World
Fox News
By Deirdre Imus Recently, the Washington Post reported on another study confirming diabetes rates are rising dramatically among adults around the globe. In the United States, the study found the "steepest increase over the past three decades for men ...

Cancer, diabetes, hypertension largest cause of death
Times of India
The latest WHO data paints a worrying picture. At present, out of every 10 deaths in India, eight are caused by non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as cardiovascular diseases, cancers, chronic respiratory diseases and diabetes in urban India. ...

Why some obese people are diabetic
Times of India
A team of researchers led by one of Indian-origin, has discovered why some obese people develop chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease, and others do not. The researchers took a novel approach of looking specifically at the body fat of ...

Diabetes more common in poor areas: study
StarPhoenix
By Lana Haight, The StarPhoenix August 26, 2011 More needs to be done to prevent diabetes among those living in Saskatoon's inner city, where people have a higher likelihood of developing the chronic disease, says a Saskatoon Health Region report ...

65M more obese adults in US by 2030: study
Toronto Sun
There will be 65 million more obese adults in the US and 11 million more in the UK by 2030, leading to millions of additional cases of diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and cancer, say researchers at Columbia University and Oxford University. ...

Benefits of diabetes education
Daily Sun
Diabetes education is an active process that supports people in building self-management skills, and provides for shared decision making about how best to fit diabetes treatment into daily life. The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) is wholly ...

PONDER: How to control the chance of getting diabetes
Odessa American
Too often we pour our attention on the latest pill or diabetes gadget, yet fail to recognize that our fate is mostly in our own hands based on the choices we make in our everyday lives. This study was called the Cardiovascular Health Study. ...

Chocolate 'may cut stroke risk'
The Press Association
Chocolate-lovers could be cutting their risk of heart disease, diabetes and stroke, research suggests. Previous studies have found that chocolate, particularly of the dark variety, contains compounds which may reduce the inflammation that leads to ...

Mexicans fare poorly in Texas study of diabetes risks
Houston Chronicle
By DON FINLEY SAN ANTONIO — Diabetes seems to be deadlier for Mexican-Americans than for Anglos, and much deadlier for diabetics living in Mexico, according to the latest findings from a landmark San Antonio-led study. The San Antonio Heart Study, ...
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Patients With Diabetes, High Blood Pressure More Likely to Develop Glaucoma
MedIndia
by VR Sreeraman on August 19, 2011 at 2:19 PM People who suffer from diabetes and high blood pressure may have an increased risk of developing open-angle glaucoma (OAG). Joshua D. Stein, MD, MS, a glaucoma specialist at Kellogg, led a research team ...

Fighting diabetes in St. Paul, one YMCA at a time
Pioneer Press
By Christopher Snowbeck Nearly 80 million Americans are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes - a common condition that doctors say is a gateway to other costly health problems. But in the Twin Cities, a select group of these "pre-diabetic" patients ...

Million drivers face losing licence under EU diabetes diktat
Daily Mail
By Jenny Hope Up to one million people with diabetes could lose their driving licences because of harsh new European rules classifying them as unfit to drive. Experts claim the 'unnecessarily strict' changes will affect hundreds of thousands who have ...

As If Traveling With Diabetes Wasn't Hard Enough
A Sweet Life (blog)
As if all this wasn't enough I woke up this morning and went to look at the latest news and found a Reuters' report saying a new study claims that changes in cabin pressure during flights may cause insulin pumps to deliver too much or too little ...

Relationship Between Glaucoma And Diabetes, Hypertension
South Asia Mail
Many Americans suffer from diabetes and hypertension and, according to a study by researchers at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center, these individuals may have an increased risk of developing open-angle glaucoma (OAG). Joshua D. Stein, MD, ...

High levels of CRP are caused by infections and many long-term diseases. But a CRP test cannot show where the inflammation is located or what is causing it. Other tests are needed to find the cause and location of the inflammation.

Weight Loss Enhances Sex For Men With Diabetes
ThirdAge
Diabetic men are at risk for sexual problems and bladder issues because of nerve damage or reduced blood flow caused by the disease and as many as 75 percent of men with diabetes have some degree of erectile dysfunction. However, the problem often goes ...

Healing Chronic and Problem Wounds
TribLocal
By NorthShore University HealthSystem@NSPR2 Yesterday at 9:17 am By Susan J. White Every year close to six million Americans suffer from chronic wounds caused by diabetes, circulatory problems and other conditions. Those numbers are on the rise, ...

Herceptin Side Effects May Increase Risk of Heart Problems: Study
AboutLawsuits.com
Spanish researchers found that older patients with a history of cardiac disease or diabetes were at higher risk of heart problems after taking the drug. Their findings were published in the latest issue of the Annals of Oncology. ...

YMCA reaches out to prevent diabetes
Hanford Sentinel
The YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program was selected winner of the Faith-based and/or Community-based Initiatives category for the Department of Health and Human Services Healthy Living Innovation Awards. The awards are designed to identify and ...

Depressed? Don't read this article.
Catholic Online
Depression has already been linked to high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, smoking, and physical inactivity, all themselves risk factors for stroke. Men might be lucky, however,. They are one-half as likely to suffer from depression as women, ...

The Institute for Vibrant Living Shares Breaking News: Recent Study Strongly ...
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
The Institute for Vibrant Living shares a study that suggests Vitamin D reduces the risk of type 2 Diabetes. Good news for people at risk for Type 2 Diabetes! Some recent and ongoing studies suggest that there may now be a safe, inexpensive way to keep ...

The mysteries of belly fat
Las Vegas Review-Journal
By ARAcontent Health professionals are concerned about belly fat because it can trigger: heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, diabetes, fatty liver, liver cancer, stress, depression and Alzheimer's. Scientists believe that it is the fat below ...

AMI Foundation reaffirms meat's role in healthy, balanced diet
CattleNetwork.com
"This study is just the latest example of 'nutrition whiplash' for consumers," Hodges concluded. "The best medical and scientific advice to follow to reduce the risk for type 2 diabetes, or any chronic disease for that matter, is to manage high blood ...

Fatty food stuffs trigger diabetes, scientists find
Siliconindia.com
By PTI, Tuesday, 16 August 2011, 04:31 Hrs London: For the first time, scientists have discovered how fatty food trips a genetic switch in the body that can trigger diabetes, a finding they say could lead to a potential cure for the disease. ...

Red And Processed Meats Increase Diabetes Risk; Nuts And Dairy Reverse Effect
Medical News Today
A new study finds that processed products such as bologna and hot dogs, and red meat in general can increase your risk of type 2 diabetes by almost half, and that by getting your protein from other rich sources such as nuts, whole grains and dairy low ...

Leaders in Dentistry: A conversation with Dr. Donald S. Clem
DrBicuspid.com
DrBicuspid: The latest research finds that patients with periodontal disease may be at an elevated risk for several systemic conditions, such as heart disease, diabetes, and adverse outcomes in pregnancy. Do you think there is enough awareness of this ...

Life expectancy shortened with 6 hours of daily TV
Ubergizmo
Previously published data on the relationship between TV viewing time and death from analyses of the Australian Diabetes, Obesity and Lifestyle Study (AusDiab) were used, in addition to figures from the Australian national population and mortality for ...

Risk of heart disease in women with diabetes and depression
Irish Medical Times
Depression and diabetes appear to be associated with a significantly increased risk of death from heart disease and risk of death from all causes over a ...

One Company That Benefits The Most From The Soaring Diabetes Epidemic

Forbes (blog)
By ROBERT LANGRETH The CDC is out with new numbers on the diabetes epidemic showing that it is continuing to surge out of control. Now 26 million Americans ...

105 Million in U.S. Have Diabetes or Prediabetes, CDC Says

BusinessWeek
26 (HealthDay News) -- Diabetes now affects nearly 26 million Americans of all ages and 79 million people have what doctors call "prediabetes," according to ...

Rising diabetes rate leaves 'a lot to be done,' doctor says

Palm Beach Post
By the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's latest count, about 1 in 12 Americans has diabetes, a debilitating disease in which the body has ...

YMCA initiates new diabetes prevention program

La Crosse Tribune
The program is the latest effort of the YMCA Activate America: Pioneering Healthier Communities. La Crosse is among 64 communities in the nation in ...

The Root Cause Of Blood Vessel Damage In Diabetes Discovered

Medical News Today
A key mechanism that appears to contribute to blood vessel damage in people with diabetes has been identified by researchers at Washington University School ...

The Celebrity Apprentice 2010 - Bret Michaels Gets SCARY News - Daughter Has ...
Gather.com
When he called his daughter, Bret Michaels recieved the news that his daughter, Raine, was being tested for diabetes. Bret Michaels has diabetes, ...

Ministry of Health Prepares for Opening Rashid Diabetes Center Next May WAM - Emirates News Agency
Ajman, 17 April 2010 (WAM) - HE Dr. Hanif Hassan, UAE Minister of Health visited Rashid Center for Diabetes and Obesity in Ajman in preparation of its ...

Report a real eye-opener for Canadians, cardiologist says The Kingston Whig-Standard
The report found that between 1994 and 2005, the rate of obesity in those 35 to 49 years of age has risen 20%, high blood pressure by 127% and diabetes by ...

Study Finds Link Between Gum Disease, Diabetes KEYC
Tonight in Health Watch:Nearly 24 million children and adults in the United States--have diabetes...and many of them don't know they even have it. ...

Tackling the Burden of Diabetes at Its Root Causes
Kansas City infoZine
By Jason Eberhart-Phillips, MD - “You have diabetes.” -- Three words that a doctor never wants to say, and a patient never wants to hear. ...

Research links oral health, overall well-being
Vancouver Sun
Correlations and associations have been found between poor oral health and many systemic diseases such as cardio-vascular disease, diabetes, ... 

 
Risks: Greater Risks for Cancer Patients With Diabetes New York Times
By RONI CARYN RABIN People with diabetes are at increased risk for developing some cancers, and are more likely than nondiabetics to die of cancer. ...

Brain-hormone circuit that helps police diabetes, female fertility unraveled Daily News & Analysis
"Many people, and even many physicians, think you develop diabetes that is solely secondary to obesity," said Dr. Joel Elmquist, professor of internal ...

Fate Of Our Children: Live Sicker, Die Younger Huffington Post (blog)
How's this for a chilling forecast: the prevalence of diabetes in America will double in the next two-and-a-half decades. A recent study conducted by the ...

Diabetes Worsens Postop Mortality in Cancer Medscape
This showed that preexisting diabetes was associated with a 51% greater risk for short-term postoperative mortality in cancer patients, ...

Study finds diabetes drug has fracture risks
Bend Bulletin
By Patricia Anstett / Detroit Free Press Women with Type 2 diabetes who take a commonly prescribed drug for the problem are at a higher risk of bone ...

More treatment doesn't always mean better health USA Today
ACCORD, a $300 million study sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, found that patients with type 2 diabetes who take the billion-dollar Abbott ... 

HARVARD MEDICAL SCHOOL ADVISER Diabetes can affect eyes as well Detroit Free Press
Question: I was recently diagnosed with diabetes. After explaining how to check my blood sugar, my doctor said I should have my eyes checked for diabetic ...

Health Officials Urge Diabetes Prevention WPTZ The Champlain Valley
Early diagnosis is essential to successfully treat and prevent or delay diabetes and complications such as heart disease, blindness, kidney disease, ...

Molecular targets for diabetes-related erectile dysfunction identified
Oneindia
Current estimates suggest that as many as 75 percent of men with diabetes will develop some degree of ED, and in many cases diabetics develop more severe ...

Antidepressant use may be higher among Type 2 diabetics
Los Angeles Times (blog)
Use of antidepressants has gone up over the years, but those with Type 2 diabetes may be taking more than the general public. ...

Hispanics Have High Rate Of Diabetes KIONrightnow.com
Few Latinos showed up to a health fair in Salinas, where free diabetes tests were offered. Yet this group has one of the highest rates for diabetes. ...

Immigrants more likely to develop diabetes, study shows Globe and Mail
This reflects the reality that in the developing world, where most immigrants and refugees to Canada originate, rates of Type 2 diabetes are soaring. ...

 
Study Reveals Diabetes Effects Mood, Sex Life AHN
London, England (AHN) - The results of a new research study has found that diabetes can have a major effect on people's lives, with just under half (44 ...
Diabetes Control Study WSOC Charlotte
The Lancet in February 2010, reports that a median A1c level of 6.4 percent was associated with a significantly higher risk of heart attack and death from all causes. Mortality rates were highest among aggressively managed patients taking insulin.
Diabetes raises cancer-surgery death Washington Post (blog)
People with diabetes are at substantially greater risk of dying after undergoing cancer surgery, research released this morning shows. ...
Ten Facts About Diabetes and Kidney Disease in Hispanic Americans ParentYourParents.com (blog)
Diabetes is the sixth leading cause of death in the US and the single leading cause of kidney failure in adults. Hispanic Americans have a high rate of ...
History of diabetes mellitus and the risk of prostate cancer: The Ohsaki ... UroToday
The association between diabetes mellitus and the risk of prostate cancer has been tested in previous prospective cohort studies in western populations. ...
Consensus Moving to A1c as a Better Predictor of Diabetes Than Fasting Glucose Diabetes Health (press release)
The level of blood glucose in the sample gives a good indication of whether the patient is non-diabetic, is at risk for diabetes, or has the disease. ...

Maple syrup reduces cancer, diabetes risk UPI.com
SAN FRANCISCO, March 26 (UPI) -- Maple syrup can substantially slow the growth of cancerous cells in several cancers and help reduce the risk of diabetes, ...

Pre-Diabetes Patients Have Extremely High Cases of Kidney Disease HULIQ
Researchers have drawn a connection between the prevalence of kidney disease among undiagnosed people with diabetes or pre-diabetes. ...

Diabetes a disaster for Indigenous Australians ABC Online
TONY EASTLEY: Aboriginal leaders say diabetes is the number one health issue affecting Indigenous Australians. Half of all Australia's Indigenous people ...

Kidney disease behind undiagnosed diabetes Times of India
People with prediabetes and undiagnosed diabetes may already be suffering kidney damage, claims a new study. According to the study appearing in an upcoming ...

92 million people in China living with diabetes dBTechno
When it comes to diabetes cases look no further than China who is now home to the most of any country in the world. Recent statistics from the country show ...

China faces 'diabetes epidemic' BBC News
China faces a diabetes epidemic, with almost one in 10 adults having the disease while most cases remain undiagnosed, researchers have said. ...

State is diabetes epicenter Edmond Sun
ENID — Diabetes often has been called the silent killer. It has no outright symptoms, other than indications of high blood pressure and high cholesterol.

Native American Diabetes rate Indian Country Today
More than 16 percent of American Indians and Alaska Natives aged 20 and older have diagnosed diabetes, compared to a national average of seven percent. ...
Drugs in pre-diabetics do little to slow progression to diabetes or to heart ... Los Angeles Times (blog)
A combination of drugs that researchers hoped would delay progression to diabetes and/or heart disease in people with impaired glucose tolerance provided ...
Diabetes Heart Treatments May Cause Harm New York Times
By GINA KOLATA Three aggressive treatment strategies doctors had expected would prevent heart attacks among people with Type 2 diabetes and some who are the ...
Alzheimer's report sees growing problems SW Iowa News
Conditions such as high blood pressure and diabetes, which are known risk factors for Alzheimer's and other dementias in all groups, are more common in ...
Protect Your Kidneys by Controlling Diabetes and High Blood Pressure Food Consumer
Diabetes and high blood pressure are common causes of kidney disease. However, most people with kidney disease are not aware of their condition. ...
'Diabetes control reduces kidney disease risk by 21%' Daily Times
By Amar Guriro KARACHI Health experts on Thursday suggested that people with diabetes should go through regular medical checkups, as diabetics were more ...
Latest Alzheimer's Study WTVY
Although there are no known genetic reasons to explain these differences, doctors say high blood pressure and diabetes are huge risk factors for both mental ...
Anticipation Builds, as the World's Leading Diabetologists Prepare for Ground ... PR-USA.net (press release)
According to the latest research, diabetes mellitus is the second leading cause of death in the UAE and affects approximately 25 per cent of UAE Nationals. ...
Study: Prediabetics not doing enough to avoid full-blown diabetes Dr. Cutler
Researchers from the Division of Diabetes Translation of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Emory University and the National Institute of ...
Protect Your Kidneys - Control Diabetes Bernama
This is partially caused by the rise of diabetes and hypertension, which increases the risk for kidney disease. According to the National Kidney Foundation ...
Having Prediabetes May Not Kick-Start Prevention Efforts BusinessWeek
TUESDAY, March 2 (HealthDay News) -- Knowing you're on the cusp of developing diabetes apparently isn't enough to make most people take steps to prevent it. ...
MPs debate Peripheral Arterial Disease DeHavilland (press release) (subscription)
However, the vast majority of amputations undertaken in the national health service are caused by peripheral arterial disease, diabetes or, quite often, ...
Fracture risk tied to diabetes drug Seattle Times
Women with type 2 diabetes who take medicines called thiazolidinediones, or TZDs, are at a higher risk of bone fractures, a Henry Ford Hospital study has ...
Stroke Rate Increases Among Young Adults Oneindia
The increased prevalence of diabetes, hypertension and obesity could be a possible explanation for such an alarming trend.
Diabetes cases grow, but healthy diet can help Newsday (subscription)
About 25 percent of people older than 60 have diabetes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The disease is the sixth-leading cause ...

Major depression more than doubles dementia risk in diabetic adults Daily News & Analysis
WASHINGTON: A new study has shown that major depression more than doubles the risk of dementia among adults with diabetes. Dementia is the progressive ...

For Canada's obsese, exercise alone isn't going to cut it Montreal Gazette
Eric Ravussin, who is recognized internationally for his work in obesity and diabetes, says the amount of exercise needed to cause significant weight loss ...

Hearing loss twice as likely with diabetes UPI.com
23 (UPI) -- People with diabetes are twice as likely to have hearing loss as those who do not have diabetes, a US audiologist says. ...
(BPRW) Diabetes Hits African American Communities Hard Black PR Wire (press release)
(BLACK PR WIRE/FAMU-TALLAHASSEE) – Diabetes has become one of the major health problems facing Americans today. In the African American community, ...
Diabetes to exact huge costs on poor countries Reuters
"Diabetes is moving from being a disease of developed countries to a disease in developing countries like India and China, and this could put pressure on ...
Avandia News and Possible Avandia Recall After Avandia Senate Report Gather.com
Earlier we discussed the diabetes drug Avandia, also referred to as rosiglitazone, and a possible Avandia recall. The latest Avandia news reveals a link ...
Statins may raise diabetes risk Food Consumer
People using cholesterol-lowering statins were found at 9 percent more likely to develop diabetes, according to researchers who said that the heart benefits ...
Type 2 Diabetes Cases To Rise 98 Percent By 2020 eMaxHealth
Due to rising obesity rates, a 2020 prediction states type 2 diabetes could raise up to 98 percent. The report "A prediction of Obesity Trends for Adults ...
Diabetes drug raises bone fracture risk in older women Daily News & Analysis
Washington DC: Women with type 2 diabetes who take a commonly prescribed class of medications to treat insulin resistance may be at a higher risk for ...
Child Obesity Risks Death at Early Age, Study Finds New York Times
Youngsters with a condition called pre-diabetes were at almost double the risk of dying before 55, and those with high blood pressure were at some increased ...
Avandia Heart Attack Risk Twice as High as Other Diabetes Drugs: Study AboutLawsuits.com
The results of a new study indicate that side effects of Avandia may double the risk of heart attacks when compared to other diabetes drugs. ...
Oprah announces diabetes tests Chicago Sun-Times
Oprah Winfrey announced on her show Thursday that Walgreens will offer free blood-glucose screenings today for Type 2 diabetes at all of its 24-hour ...
Study Finds 1 in 5 People Unable to Benefit From Exercise FOXNews
Researchers at London University also found that regular exercise did little to prevent some medical conditions, like heart disease or diabetes. ...
• Diabetes drug spending rose from $6.7 billion in 2001 to $12.5 billion in 2007
• Rise in cost due to new classes of drugs, multiple prescriptions, more doctor visits
• Inexpensive, generic drug may outperform newer, costlier versions
• Nearly 24 million Americans, 8 percent of the population, have Type 2 diabetes
The number of Americans with diabetes has grown to about 24 million people, or roughly 8 percent of the U.S. population.  A report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, based on data from 2007, indicates an increase of about 3 million cases since over just two years. The CDC estimates another 57 million people have a condition called pre-diabetes, which puts people at increased risk for the disease.   Diabetes results from defects in insulin production that causes sugar to build up in the body. It is the seventh leading cause of death in the U.S.
Sources: •           National Diabetes Fact Sheets 2007
The diabetes epidemic .......             Sharon Ginn, St Pete Time

Recently a 40% increased risk of heart attacks and heart failure was reported in diabetics prescribed the medication Avandia.             David Lipschitz, St Pete Times

Should we all be taking vitamin D? Times Online
Since then UK research has shown that children given vitamin D supplements are around a third less likely to develop diabetes. Vitamin D is a steroid and ...
Family history of obesity and diabetes raises diabetes risk, Study TheMedGuru
by Pankhuri Kapoor - February 1, 2010 Boston, Massachusetts, February 1 -- Women with a family history of type 2 diabetes and obesity are twice more likely ...
Overweight in 20s Could Lead to Serious Problems in 40s Science Daily (press release)
31, 2010) — People who are obese and have type 2 diabetes in their 20s will be at higher risk of having a heart attack or stroke in their 40s if they do not ...
Diabetic complications worse for depressed patients eMaxHealth
The findings are extracted from the Pathways Epidemiological Follow-up Study that included a review of patient records with diabetes. ...
Steve Cameron: The ugly truth about diabetes Merced Sun-Star
A huge number of people -- and this once included me, I'm sorry to say -- totally misunderstand the entire concept of diabetes, what it is and what it means ...
Brain Vessel Disease May Help Predict ESRD in Diabetes Study suggests silent ... ModernMedicine
29 (HealthDay News) -- Patients with type 2 diabetes who have cerebral microvascular disease are more likely to develop renal disease, according to a study ...
Diabetics face risk of heart disease The Hillsdale Daily News
Two out of three people with diabetes die of either a heart attack or stroke. Despite this increased risk, individuals with diabetes can take important ...
New Scientific Studies Show Further Evidence of Avandia Dangers PR Web (press release)
All 26375 patients records reviewed included a diagnosis of Diabetes and the use of at least one oral diabetic medication used between years 2000 and 2006. ...
It's the phenome and not the genome: put your money on mortal flesh Atlantic Online (blog)
In their report (titled, "Utility of genetic and non-genetic risk factors in prediction of type 2 diabetes: Whitehall II prospective cohort study" and ...
Researchers discover link between diabetes, muscle abnormalities in new study Drug Store News (blog)
2) A study published in the journal Diabetes Care has found abnormalities in the muscle cells and may benefit adults ages 18 to 25 years with diabetes. ...
Diabetes Doctors Not Listening to Patients HULIQ
The study is questioning whether diabetics are having trouble managing their diabetes because of doctor-patient disagreements. “Both sets of priorities are ...
Heart disease is a woman's disease too San Jose Mercury News
Diabetes is one of the most significant risk factors for heart disease. Two out of three people with diabetes die from heart disease or stroke. ...
WALNUT POWER! Valley Independent Sentinel
That's too bad, because walnuts have been shown in a study to improve cardiovascular health in people with Type 2 diabetes. Eating two ounces of walnuts per ...
Diabetes Drug Ups Risk for Bone Fractures in Older Women, Study Suggests Science Daily (press release)
14, 2010) — A Henry Ford Hospital study finds women with type 2 diabetes who take a commonly prescribed class of medications to treat insulin resistance may ...
Eye Damage from Diabetes Remains the leading Cause of Blindness in Adults; 5.3 ... Newswise (press release)
Nearly sixty percent of all diabetes patients are expected to develop diabetic retinopathy within ten years of their diagnosis. Diabetic retinopathy is the ...

 

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Last week I began a discussion about a modern epidemic, a deadly disease that one of every two of you have, a disease that's making you fat, sick and will kill you, but 90 percent of you don't even know you have it. This disease is diabesity, the continuum of abnormal biology that ranges from mild insulin resistance to full-blown diabetes. This week I want to explain the real causes of diabesity and provide eight steps you can take to reverse this disease starting today. The Real Causes of Diabesity The entire spectrum of diabesity including all of its complications -- diabetes, elevated blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol -- are simply downstream symptoms that result from problems with diet, lifestyle, and environmental toxins interacting with our unique genetic susceptibilities. Those are the real causes of diabesity. And the reason these dietary and lifestyle factors lead to diabesity is because they create a condition known as insulin resistance. Contrary to what most people think, Type 2 diabetes is a disease of too much, not too little, insulin. Insulin is the real driver of problems with diabesity. When your diet is full of empty calories and an abundance of quickly-absorbed sugars, liquid calories and carbohydrates (like bread, pasta, rice and potatoes), your cells slowly become resistant to the effects of insulin and need more and more to do the same job of keeping your blood sugar even. Thus you develop insulin resistance. A high insulin level is the first sign of a problem. The higher your insulin levels are, the worse your insulin resistance. Your body starts to age and deteriorate. In fact, insulin resistance is the single most important phenomenon that leads to rapid and premature aging and all its resultant diseases, including heart disease, stroke, dementia and cancer. As your insulin levels increase it leads to an appetite that is out of control, increasing weight gain around the belly, more inflammation and oxidative stress, and myriad downstream effects including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, low HDL, high triglycerides, weight gain around the middle, thickening of the blood and increased risk of cancer, Alzheimer's and depression. These are all a result of insulin resistance and too much insulin. Elevated blood sugar is not the source of the problem. And because insulin resistance (and diabesity) are a direct outcome of diet and lifestyle, the condition is 100 percent reversible in the vast majority of cases. Most people just need to eliminate the things that are sending their biology out of balance and include what's needed to help the body rebalance itself. For most, the interventions required are extremely simply and extraordinarily effective.