Posted 2:00 PM 6/18/2013 by By Serena Gordon
TUESDAY, June 18 (HealthDay News) -- A diagnosis of type 1 diabetes often seems to come out of the blue. But German researchers say they can predict who will likely develop the chronic disease.
Blood samples taken from children at increased genetic risk of type 1 diabetes reveal (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 6/17/2013 by By Steven Reinberg
MONDAY, June 17 (HealthDay News) -- People who eat a lot of red meat increase their risk of developing type 2 diabetes, while those who cut down on red meat cut their risk.
Those are the findings of a large new study out of Singapore involving 149,000 U.S. men and women.
Posted 12:00 PM 6/16/2013 by By Kathleen Doheny
SUNDAY, June 16 (HealthDay News) -- Eating breakfast every day may help overweight women reduce their risk of diabetes, a small new study suggests.
When women skipped the morning meal, they experienced insulin resistance, a condition in which a person requires more insulin to bring their (More)
Posted 7:00 AM 6/12/2013 by By Kathleen Doheny
WEDNESDAY, June 12 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults at risk for getting diabetes who took a 15-minute walk after every meal improved their blood sugar levels, a new study shows.
Three short walks after eating worked better to control blood sugar levels than one 45-minute walk in the (More)
Posted 3:00 PM 6/11/2013 by Robert Preidt
TUESDAY, June 11 (HealthDay News) -- Clever food labeling can fool well-intentioned consumers into believing that foods labeled sugar-free, fat-free or whole-wheat are healthy choices, a dietitian says.
"Consumer food marketing can be extremely persuasive, and the right buzzword on a (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 6/10/2013 by Robert Preidt
MONDAY, June 10 (HealthDay News) -- Elementary schools are less likely to sell unhealthy snack foods and drinks if school districts or states have rules that limit the sale of such products, a new study finds.
However, more than three-quarters of public elementary schools in the United (More)
Posted 12:00 PM 6/7/2013 by Robert Preidt
FRIDAY, June 7 (HealthDay News) -- Obese teens don't need to lose large amounts of weight to lower their risk of developing diabetes, according to a new study.
Researchers found that obese teens who reduced their body-mass index (BMI) by 8 percent or more had improvements in insulin (More)
Posted 3:00 PM 6/6/2013 by Robert Preidt
THURSDAY, June 6 (HealthDay News) -- Low breast-feeding rates in the United States are a serious threat to women's health and a drain on the nation's health dollars, according to a new study.
Researchers concluded that low breast-feeding rates may be linked to as many as 5,000 cases of (More)
Posted 10:00 AM 6/5/2013 by By Serena Gordon
WEDNESDAY, June 5 (HealthDay News) -- Using an immune-suppressing medication and adult stem cells from healthy donors, researchers say they were able to cure type 1 diabetes in mice.
"This is a whole new concept," said the study's senior author, Habib Zaghouani, a professor of (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 6/4/2013 by By Serena Gordon
TUESDAY, June 4 (HealthDay News) -- For the extremely obese, the benefits of weight-loss surgery generally outweigh the risks of the procedure. Now, new research suggests that the same might be true for less-obese people as well.
For those who are mildly or moderately obese, weight-loss (More)
Posted 5:00 AM 6/3/2013 by Diana Kohnle
(HealthDay News) -- Fungal conditions are relatively common in people with diabetes, and may cause an uncomfortable, itchy rash.
The American Diabetes Association offers this information about a fungal skin infection:
Posted 5:00 AM 5/30/2013 by Diana Kohnle
(HealthDay News) -- Children with diabetes may need regular injections and blood tests, which can be very scary and uncomfortable.
The Nemours Foundation offers suggestions for the parents of these children:
Posted 12:00 PM 5/29/2013 by Mary Elizabeth Dallas
WEDNESDAY, May 29 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnant women with thyroid disorders are at greater risk for premature delivery and other pregnancy complications, a new study indicates.
Researchers caution that these complications could have both short-term and long-term health consequences for (More)
Posted 7:00 AM 5/28/2013 by By Serena Gordon
TUESDAY, May 28 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have developed a network of so-called "nanoparticles" that theoretically could be injected into the body and release insulin to counteract rising blood sugar levels in people with diabetes.
Tested so far in mice, the nano-network was able to (More)
Posted 3:00 PM 5/27/2013 by Mary Elizabeth Dallas
MONDAY, May 27 (HealthDay News) -- All women should be screened for gestational diabetes after 24 weeks of pregnancy regardless of whether they have symptoms of the condition, according to a new draft recommendation statement issued by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF).