Aug. 12, 2009 - If you're getting too little sleep, you may also be getting diabetes. People at risk of diabetes tend to get too little sleep. They also tend to exercise too little and eat unhealthy Western diets. Is poor sleep really a diabetes risk factor? Yes, suggests a study by University of Ch
July 31, 2009 - The FDA today approved Onglyza, a once-daily treatment for type 2 diabetes to be taken in combination with diet and exercise. Onglyza, made by Bristol-Myers Squibb and distributed by Bristol-Myers Squibb and AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, was tested in diabetes patients at relatively l
July 30, 2009 -- Black tea contains a substance that mimics type 2 diabetes drugs Precose and Glyset. Black tea contains more of the substance, a polysaccharide compound, than either green or oolong tea, report Haixia Chen and colleagues of Tianjin University, China. Coarse tea has been used as a di
July 10, 2009 -- Medtronic Inc. is voluntarily recalling Lot 8 of its Quick-set infusion sets, which deliver insulin from MiniMed Paradigm insulin pumps to diabetes patients. The reason for the recall: Some of those infusion sets don't work properly and could lead to dangerous insulin doses. "Patien
July 7, 2009 -- Higher levels of a protein made by fat cells is linked to a lower risk of type 2 diabetes. A new review of research shows people with higher levels of the protein adiponectin consistently have a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Adiponectin is a protein produced by fat cells
July 2, 2009 -- Shaky data from European studies suggest that the long-acting insulin product Lantus might slightly increase cancer risk in people with type 2 diabetes. People should not stop taking Lantus because of this finding, says the FDA. A wide range of diabetes organizations -- and the edito
June 9, 2009 -- Evidence of insulin resistance and changes in blood sugar linked to type 2 diabetes can be measured more than a decade before the disease occurs, new research confirms. The findings suggest that diabetes prevention efforts that focus on people with prediabetes may come too late to ma
June 8, 2009 -- The popular diabetes drug metformin may contribute to vitamin B12 deficiency, according to a new study. Researchers found that 40% of type 2 diabetes patients using metformin had vitamin B12 deficiency or were in the low-normal range for the essential vitamin. And 77% of metformin us
June 8, 2009 -- A new diabetes drug -- to be called Victoza if approved -- works better than Byetta, a head-to-head clinical trial shows. Byetta is the first of the class of type 2 diabetes drugs called GLP-1 analogs. The drug takes advantage of the body's own signaling system to increase insulin ou
June 8, 2009 -- Treating depression improves insulin resistance in patients at risk for type 2 diabetes, a new study shows. The research strongly suggests that depression is a direct risk factor for type 2 diabetes and that treating depression may protect against the disease. The link between depres
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