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Blood Pressure Study Says Don’t Go Too Low

Blood Pressure Study Says Don’t Go Too Low

Two out of three adults with diabetes have high blood pressure, which contributes to the risk of many complications of diabetes.  But a new study by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) suggests that some VA patients with diabetes are being treated too aggressively for high blood pressure, resulting in blood pressure that is [...]

Surgery May Beat Medication for Type 2 Diabetes

Surgery May Beat Medication for Type 2 Diabetes

The battle against type 2 diabetes may be moving from the pharmacy to the operating table, according to new research published in the New England Journal of Medicine.  A combined study from researchers in Rome, Italy and New York indicates bariatric surgery for weight loss may be more successful at controlling type 2 diabetes than [...]

Excessive Sitting May Increase Diabetes Risk in Women

Excessive Sitting May Increase Diabetes Risk in Women

If you are a woman and you want to reduce your risks of developing diabetes, you need to stop sitting so much.  That was the conclusion drawn by researchers from the University of Leicester Departments of Health Sciences and Cardiovascular Sciences.   Their study showed that women who sit for long periods of time each day [...]

Low Glycemic Breakfast May Reduce Sugar Spikes

Low Glycemic Breakfast May Reduce Sugar Spikes

Many people with diabetes use the glycemic index to help manage their blood sugar.  A recent study from Purdue University showed that eating low glycemic foods early in the day may help prevent blood sugar spikes later in the day. Diabetes is the condition that results when sugar or glucose accumulates in the blood.  Normally [...]

Bacterial Infection May Increase Diabetes Risk

Bacterial Infection May Increase Diabetes Risk

One commonly recognized risk for developing diabetes is being overweight.  Now, research shows an even higher risk may come from the combination of being overweight and being infected with the Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) bacteria. H. pylori is a bacterium that can infect the lining of the stomach. It may cause chronic inflammation of the [...]

Do Statins Increase Diabetes Risk?

Do Statins Increase Diabetes Risk?

Statins are medications that are used to lower cholesterol.  High cholesterol can cause serious health problems including increased risk of cardiovascular disease due to blocked blood vessels.  But research shows that statins may place some people including postmenopausal women at increased risk of developing diabetes. A recent study analyzed data collected in the national, multi-year [...]

Study Shows Decaf Coffee May Benefit Your Brain

Study Shows Decaf Coffee May Benefit Your Brain

If you have type 2 diabetes and you’ve made the switch from regular to decaf coffee, you could actually be benefiting your brain, according to researchers from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Researchers have long known that diabetes can cause problems with brain function.  Diabetes results when the body is not able to correctly [...]

Study Shows Diabetes Increases Dementia Risks

Study Shows Diabetes Increases Dementia Risks

If you have diabetes, you could be at increased risk for dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease and vascular dementia.  But researchers are not in agreement about why this is the case or what can be done to reduce the risks. Diabetes results when excess sugar or glucose accumulates in the blood. Over time, this excess sugar [...]

Insulin Pump May Help Reduce Hypoglycemia in Type 1 Diabetes

Insulin Pump May Help Reduce Hypoglycemia in Type 1 Diabetes

Hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar, is a common concern for people with type 1 diabetes who inject insulin.  A recent study published in Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics shows that certain insulin pumps can help reduce both the severity and the length of hypoglycemia attacks in people with type 1 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes occurs when [...]