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Diet reduces insulin need in gestational diabetes

A low-glycemic index diet can significantly reduce the need for insulin in women with gestational diabetes, without compromising...

British dogs trained to sniff out diabetes danger

Dogs are being trained in Britain as potential life-savers to warn diabetic owners when their blood sugar levels fall to...

Diabetes drug shows promise in multiple sclerosis

Treatment with the diabetes drug Actos, known technically as pioglitazone, seems to reduce brain shrinkage and may have other...

Cannabis might treat diabetes, says top researcher

Cannabis plant extracts could potentially form the basic ingredients for a market-leading diabetes drug, the scientist who...

Problems for babies of obese mothers start in womb

A pre-diabetic condition -- insulin resistance -- is more often present at birth in babies of obese mothers than in those...

Statins may cut liver cancer risk for diabetics

People with diabetes run a higher-than-normal risk of developing liver caner, but it seems that taking the popular "statin"...

Many obese and diabetic women neglect contraception

Forty percent of diabetic women and up to one third of overweight or obese women do not use contraception, according to findings...

Analyses raise new questions about diabetes care

Strict lowering of blood sugar may not have been the cause of excess deaths in a major study of patients with type 2 diabetes,...

Adults with diabetes urged to exercise most days

Adults with type 2 diabetes should be getting aerobic exercise on most days of the week, as well as some weight training,...

Adult type 1 diabetics have higher depression rates

Adults with type 1 diabetes report more symptoms of depression and more often use anti-depressant medication than adults...

Syncria phase II trial data unexceptional

GlaxoSmithKline's experimental diabetes drug Syncria seems comparable to but not significantly better than other so-called...

Roche diabetes drug to start late stage trial

A diabetes drug from Switzerland's Roche Holding AG showed promising results in a mid-stage trial and will be developed further,...

Stents no better than heart drugs in diabetics

Diabetics with stable heart disease do just as well taking drugs alone as getting quick angioplasty or bypass surgery to...

Blood-sugar extremes cloud diabetic kids' thinking

For children with type 1 diabetes, blood sugar levels that are either too low or too high may disrupt their ability to concentrate...

Pre-conception diabetes control important

Women with type 1 diabetes should keep their blood glucose levels well controlled before they become pregnant, in order to...

Coffee seen OK for diabetic men

There's reassuring news for coffee lovers with type 2 diabetes. Drinking even fairly high amounts of coffee does not raise...

Fewer Americans following a healthy lifestyle

The number of middle-aged and older Americans who eat right, exercise and keep their weight down has declined substantially...

Daily glucose testing may lower macrosomia risk

Daily self-monitoring of blood sugar, or blood "glucose," levels by pregnant women who have mild gestational diabetes is...

Type 1 diabetes to double in European kids under five

The number of European children under 5 with type 1 diabetes could double by 2020, an alarming trend that suggests environmental...

Undiagnosed sleep apnea common in obese diabetics

Obstructive sleep apnea is often undiagnosed, and therefore untreated, in many obese patients with type 2 diabetes, according...

Type 2 diabetes treatment options widened in UK

UK diabetics have a wider range of treatment options available to them following fresh guidelines issued by the country's...

Type 2 diabetes on the rise in Asia

In recent decades, the prevalence of type 2 diabetes in Asian populations has increased markedly, according to a review article...

Harmful effects of obesity start early

Hardening of the arteries, due to build-up of cholesterol plaques, has been linked to obesity and now new research shows...

Stress mires teens' adjustment to diabetes

Adolescents have more difficulty adjusting to life with insulin-dependent (type 1) diabetes when stressed over poorly controlled...

Statins may cut liver cancer risk in diabetics

Cholesterol-lowering "statin" drugs, such as Lipitor or Zocor, appear to lower the chances of people with diabetes developing...

Cholesterol drug cuts amputation risk for diabetics

The anti-cholesterol drug fenofibrate appears to reduce risks of amputation for diabetics by as much as 36 percent, a study...

Antidepressants may not work in heart patients

People with depression, who also have high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, or other risk factors for heart disease,...

Diabetes personal trainer helpful in teenagers

A personalized, motivational, problem-solving diabetes management program -- spearheaded by a diabetes personal trainer --...

Diabetes poorly controlled in depressed teens

Depressive symptoms are associated with poor control of blood sugar in adolescents with type 1, or "insulin-dependent," diabetes....

Circulatory problems still bedevil diabetics

For people with diabetes who develop poor circulation in their lower limbs because of the disease, the risk of major amputation...

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