Type 2 diabetes and sleep problems in midlife women

Hormone changes are known to alter insulin sensitivity and glucose metabolism, as well as interfere with women’s sleep patterns. But little was known about the association between diabetes and sleep disturbances during the menopause transition until now, as a new study concludes that women with diabetes are at greater risk for sleep disturbances. Study results are published online today in […]

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High blood sugar levels and BMI linked to stillbirth in mothers with diabetes

High maternal blood sugar levels and BMI are risk factors for stillbirth in mothers with diabetes, according to a new study in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes), with babies at the lowest and highest weights being most at risk. Mothers with pre-pregnancy diabetes are at a four to five times increased risk of […]

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CDC assesses burden of eye disorders in adults with diabetes

(HealthDay)—Eye disorders frequently affect adults aged 45 years and older with diagnosed diabetes, and disorders are more common for those with diagnosed diabetes for 10 years or more, according to a July data brief published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Health Statistics. Amy E. Cha, Ph.D., M.P.H., from the National Center for Health […]

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Diabetes type 2: One major warning sign to watch out for – have you experienced this?

Diabetes type 2 is a serious condition where the insulin a person’s pancreas makes can’t work properly, or their pancreas can’t make enough insulin. This can cause blood sugar levels to rise unimpeded, overtime this can pose serious health risks such heart and disease and strokes. A lot of people don’t get any symptoms or they don’t notice them. It […]

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Phenols in cocoa bean shells may reverse obesity-related problems in mouse cells

Scientists may have discovered more reasons to love chocolate. A new study by researchers at the University of Illinois suggests that three of the phenolic compounds in cocoa bean shells have powerful effects on the fat and immune cells in mice, potentially reversing the chronic inflammation and insulin resistance associated with obesity. Visiting scholar in food science Miguel Rebollo-Hernanz and […]

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A stomach bug vaccine for babies may cut their diabetes risks

A vaccine against diabetes? Drops that protect babies from a stomach bug cuts risks for the chronic disease by one third, study finds Every year, 17,900 children and young adults under 20 are diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in the US  The number of children diagnosed with the chronic disease fell after the introduction of the rotavirus vaccine The Centers […]

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Trial finds vitamin D does not prevent type 2 diabetes in people at high risk

Taking a daily vitamin D supplement does not prevent type 2 diabetes in adults at high risk, according to results from a study funded by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), part of the National Institutes of Health. The Vitamin D and Type 2 Diabetes (D2d) study enrolled 2,423 adults and was conducted at 22 sites […]

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Stress: How stressed are we? This new self-test provides concrete results

A new device displays the own Stress levels Stress is unhealthy and promotes numerous heart diseases and has a negative effect on the Psyche. But what does it actually mean when someone says: “I’m stressed.” So far, there is no proper method to detect a harmful Stress levels. A simple self-test can change this now. An American research team developed […]

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Stress: How stressed are You? New self-test provides reliable information

A new device displays the own Stress levels Stress is unhealthy and promotes numerous heart diseases and has a negative effect on the Psyche. But what does it actually mean when someone says: “I’m stressed.” So far, there is no proper method to detect a harmful Stress levels. A simple self-test can change this now. An American research team developed […]

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Recent plateauing seen in prevalence of diagnosed diabetes

(HealthDay)—The prevalence of diagnosed diabetes has plateaued during the last eight years, while the incidence has declined, according to a study published online May 28 in BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care. Stephen R. Benoit, M.D., M.P.H., from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, and colleagues calculated the annual prevalence and incidence of diagnosed diabetes (type […]

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