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Sugar Guidelines: Who to Believe? What to Believe?

Sugar Guidelines: Who to Believe? What to Believe?

January 05, 2017
Advice about how much sugar to include in your diet is offered by many public health organizations, but a new report, just published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, finds that the guidelines on sugar limits vary greatly and that many are not based on rock-solid evidence.
For Some Overweight Teen Girls, Oral Glucose Tolerance Best Test: Study

For Some Overweight Teen Girls, Oral Glucose Tolerance Best Test: Study

December 08, 2016
For teen girls who are overweight or obese with irregular menstrual cycles, the choice of a test to determine if they have prediabetes and heart disease risk factors is key, according to a Polish researcher.
Study: 60% of Americans with Diabetes Skip Yearly Eye Exams

Study: 60% of Americans with Diabetes Skip Yearly Eye Exams

November 21, 2016
Annual eye exams are crucial for detecting diabetes-related vision problems which is the best way to prevent loss of eye sight.
Avoiding Diabetes Stigma and Guilt

Avoiding Diabetes Stigma and Guilt

October 05, 2016
The words your health care team uses when they talk to you about your diabetes or pre-diabetes treatment plan can make a big difference in how well you do, experts say.
FDA Approves First Hybrid Artificial Pancreas

FDA Approves First Hybrid Artificial Pancreas

September 29, 2016
A brand-new “artificial pancreas,” the Medtronic MiniMed670G, that automatically checks glucose levels and delivers customized insulin doses to people with type 1 diabetes has won FDA approval.
InPen, a Wireless-Enabled Insulin Pen That Tracks Dosing and More

InPen, a Wireless-Enabled Insulin Pen That Tracks Dosing and More

September 27, 2016
The InPen, manufactured by Companion Medical, is the first and only FDA-approved wireless-enabled insulin pen that calculates and recommends optimal dosing, tracks and records all of one's doses and times, and shares dosing information with one's health care provider through a mobile app.
The Sugar Industry Buried Sugar's Role in Heart Disease

The Sugar Industry Buried Sugar's Role in Heart Disease

September 14, 2016
A scathing report in JAMA Internal Medicine provides compelling evidence that the sugar industry was more concerned with its bottom line than the health of Americans.
Online Diabetes Support Improved Healthy Behaviors

Online Diabetes Support Improved Healthy Behaviors

August 29, 2016
HealthSense is a program of the National Institutes of Health's National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP) started in 2004.
Flu Shots: Health Insurance for People with Type 2 Diabetes

Flu Shots: Health Insurance for People with Type 2 Diabetes

August 09, 2016
The flu vaccine does more than help those with type 2 diabetes avoid coming down with influenza. Getting vaccinated also appears to reduce their risk of death, stroke, pneumonia and heart failure, according to a new British study that tracked more than 124,000 adults with type 2 diabetes for seven years.
How Diabetes Can Mask the Symptoms of a Heart Attack

How Diabetes Can Mask the Symptoms of a Heart Attack

August 04, 2016
In a new study of more than 9,000 people, silent heart attacks—with warning signs so quiet or so unusual that people didn’t seek medical help—were nearly as common as classic heart attacks with well-known symptoms like crushing chest pain. And they were almost as lethal in the long run, tripling the odds of dying during the 9-year study compared to people who didn’t have a heart attack of any kind.
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