By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, Feb. 14 (HealthDay News) -- In news that might one day help humans who struggle with type 1 diabetes every day, Spanish researchers report that a single session of gene therapy injections cured five beagle puppies who had the blood sugar disease. Even fo
By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, Feb. 8 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have documented a startling rise in the rate of type 1 diabetes in one city: Diagnoses in kids younger than 5 jumped by 70 percent between 1985 and 2004 in Philadelphia. Overall, the rate of type 1 diabetes in childre
Jan. 28, 2013 -- People with diabetes who want to lower their risk of heart attack and stroke should focus on controlling their blood pressure and ''bad'' cholesterol, according to a new study of more than 26,000 patients. Controlling both these risk factors, the researchers found, made patients les
Jan. 29, 2013 -- The American Academy of Pediatrics has issued the first-ever guidelines for the management of type 2 diabetes in children and teens. Type 2 diabetes is rising rapidly among children and teens because of soaring obesity rates. It now accounts for up to 1 in 3 new cases of diabetes in
Jan. 16, 2013 -- An FDA advisory panel has given its blessing to canagliflozin (Invokana) for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. The panel voted 10 to 5 in favor of the drug’s approval, but did express concern about heart and stroke risks. The FDA is not obligated to follow the advice of its panels,
Nov. 27, 2012 -- Countries that mix high-fructose corn syrup into processed foods and soft drinks have higher rates of diabetes than countries that don’t use the sweetener, a new study shows. In a study published in the journal Global Health, researchers compared the average availability of high-fru
Nov. 21, 2012 -- The number of children and teens with type 1 and type 2 diabetes is expected to spike dramatically in the next 40 years, creating what one expert calls a potential catastrophe for the nation’s health care system. Rates of type 2 diabetes could increase four times over the next 40 ye
Nov. 15, 2012 -- The number of people diagnosed with diabetes in the U.S. jumped by 50% or more in 42 states and by more than 100% in 18 of those states in just under two decades, according to the latest snapshot from the CDC. The new data set looked at rates of diabetes in the U.S. from 1995 and 20
Nov. 7, 2012 -- Drinking black tea may help protect against type 2 diabetes, but more study is needed to confirm an association. When researchers analyzed data from 50 countries, they found that the rate of diabetes was lowest in countries where people drank the most black tea. Type 2 diabetes rates
Oct. 22, 2012 -- Adding beans and other legumes to the diet appears to help people with type 2 diabetes improve their blood sugar control and lower their risk of heart disease, according to new research. Two diets were tested in 121 men and women with type 2 diabetes. Both diets were healthy, but on
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