Dec. 13, 2010 -- New research suggests it may be possible for people with type 1 diabetes to grow their own insulin-producing cells -- an advancement that could lead to a cure for this form of diabetes. The preliminary findings are slated to be presented at the American Society of Cell Biology 50th
Dec. 10, 2010 -- New guidelines jointly issued by the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Diabetes Association call for people with type 2 diabetes to get at least 150 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous aerobic exercise over the course of at least three days during the week, and not to
Dec. 3, 2010 -- Smoking rates are high among young people with diabetes, and many teens and young adults with the condition report never being asked about their smoking habits or advised by their doctors to stop, according to a new federally supported study. Diabetes and smoking are both risk factor
Dec. 1, 2010 -- Diabetes cuts about 8.5 years off the life span of the average 50-year-old compared to a 50-year-old without diabetes, new research indicates. The study also shows that older adults with diabetes have a lower life expectancy at every age compared to people who do not have the disease
Nov. 23, 2010 -- More than half of all Americans may develop diabetes or prediabetes by 2020, unless prevention strategies aimed at weight loss and increased physical activity are widely implemented, according to a new analysis. These efforts could in theory also save about $250 billion in health ca
Nov. 23, 2010 -- A combination of aerobic exercise and resistance training may offer the biggest benefits for people with type 2 diabetes in helping them control their disease. A new study shows the combination was best at improving HbA1c levels, compared with either type of exercise alone or no exe
Nov. 22, 2010 -- Erectile dysfunction may be an early sign of potential heart-related problems down the road in men with type 2 diabetes. A new study of men with type 2 diabetes shows that those with erectile dysfunction (ED) were much more likely to develop heart disease, suffer a stroke, or die fr
Nov. 18, 2010 -- Pomegranate juice has been touted for years as having many health benefits, and now a new study says it can ward off a number of complications in kidney disease patients on dialysis. In a small study in Israel involving 101 dialysis patients, scientists randomly gave some people pom
Oct. 27, 2010 -- Drinking one or two sugar-sweetened beverages a day increases diabetes risk by 26%, a study shows. In the new analysis, researchers pooled the findings of 11 previously published studies including more than 320,000 participants, attempting to assess the ''big picture." "Drinking sug
Oct. 22, 2010 -- As many as one in three Americans could develop diabetes by 2050 unless a significant dent is made in the obesity epidemic, according to the latest CDC projections. As it stands, one in 10 Americans has diabetes, but this could double -- or even triple -- by 2050 if current trends c
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