Diabetes News & Features
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- Tu familia, tus amigos y la comida: nuevas costumbres
Obtén más información sobre cómo puedes minimizar los efectos de la diabetes en tu vida social.
- Cómo hablar con tu familia sobre la diabetes
Tu diagnóstico no te afecta solo a ti. Averigua cómo puedes ayudar a que se adapten tus seres queridos.
- Cómo crear un equipo de cuidados de la salud que te comprenda
Aprende cómo encontrar profesionales médicos que entiendan lo que estás pasando.
- Factores que conducen a la diabetes tipo 2
Los latinos tienen un índice más alto de diabetes tipo 2 que otros grupos. ¿Cuáles son las razones?
- The Best Ways to Get Your Diabetes Questions Answered at the Doc
August 3, 2023 — It’s easy to get overwhelmed with information when you’re newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Three experts share the best ways to get your questions answered at the doctor.
- Drinking Kombucha May Help Manage Blood Sugar: Study
August 1, 2023 — People with type 2 diabetes who drank the fermented tea beverage kombucha for 4 weeks lowered their blood sugar from dangerous to safe levels, a small new pilot study from Georgetown University shows.
- Intermittent Fasting vs. Calorie Counting for Type 2 Diabetes
July 25, 2023 — Eating during an 8-hour window is just as good as calorie counting for weight loss, according to new findings released Monday.
- Cells from Cadaver Pancreas May Help Treat Type 1 Diabetes
June 30, 2023 — One product, from cadaver donors, has just been approved by the FDA. The other, made from stem cells, is showing promise in a clinical trial.
- Moderate Drinking Won’t Limit Risk of Obesity, Type 2 Diabetes
June 28, 2023 — New research reveals that even light drinking doesn’t have any protective effect against type 2 diabetes, obesity, and other endocrine conditions.
- Diabetes Association Updates Liver Disease Screening Guidelines
June 26, 2023 — The American Diabetes Association has updated its guidelines to call for increased screening for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in all adults with Type 2 diabetes or prediabetes.
- Exercise May Erase the Genetic Risk of Type 2 Diabetes
June 22, 2023 — Being active can greatly lower your risk of getting type 2 diabetes, even if the condition runs in your family.
- FDA Approves Adult Diabetes Drug for Children
June 21, 2023 — The new approval was based on results from a study of 157 kids ages 10 to 17 years old with type 2 diabetes that wasn't well-controlled, the FDA said.
- Low-Carb Breakfast May Help Stabilize Blood Sugar in Type 2 Diabetes
June 7, 2023 — Heads-up, type 2 diabetes patients: In a new study, researchers found that eating a low-carb breakfast was linked to a smaller spike in blood sugar after the meal, as compared with eating a low-fat breakfast. Eating a low-carb breakfast was also followed by steadier blood sugar levels throughout the rest of the day.
- About 1 in 3 With Diabetes Have Unknown Heart Risk: Study
May 31, 2023 — If you have type 2 diabetes, you could already be at a higher risk for heart disease without knowing it.
- FDA Warns People to Avoid Compounded Semaglutide Medicines
May 31, 2023 — The FDA is warning people to avoid using compounded medicines as substitutes for the popular weight loss and diabetes drugs Ozempic, Rybelsus, and Wegovy.
- New Study Shows Mediterranean Diet Prevents Diabetes
April 28, 2023 — Researchers found that people whose blood biomarker levels indicated they were following a Mediterranean diet had a nearly 30% reduced risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.
- What Are the Healthiest Drinks for People With Type 2 Diabetes?
April 20, 2023 — People with type 2 diabetes who drink large amounts of sugary beverages face an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and of death compared with those who stick to healthier options.
- Severe COVID-19 Linked to New Diabetes Diagnoses
April 19, 2023 — COVID-19 can more than triple the chance of being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes within a year of being infected, according to a new Canadian study.
- Poor Diet Caused Global Surge in Type 2 Diabetes, Study Says
April 17, 2023 — A new study published in Nature Medicine concludes that a surge in global type 2 diabetes cases was driven by three major dietary factors: insufficient intake of whole grains, excess consumption of refined rice and wheat, and overconsumption of processed meat.
- Sanofi Becomes 3rd Insulin Maker to Announce Price Cap
March 17, 2023 — French pharmaceutical company Sanofi announced Thursday that it will cut the list price of its U.S. insulin drug, Lantus, by 78% and will cap the cost of the drug at $35 per month for people with private insurance, making it the third major insulin provider to cut costs for consumers.
- High Caffeine Levels Linked to Lower Body Fat, Diabetes Risk
March 17, 2023 — Having a higher level of caffeine in your blood could reduce body fat and the risk of type 2 diabetes, according to a new study published in BMJ Medicine.
- Novo Nordisk Follows Eli Lilly in Dropping Insulin Prices
March 14, 2023 — Danish drugmaker Novo Nordisk will reduce the U.S. list prices of some of its most widely used insulin products by as much as 75%, the company announced Tuesday.
- Diabetes, Obesity Increasing Among Young People: Study
March 6, 2023 — New health data suggest that young people in America will live shortened, poor-quality lives due to increasing rates of obesity, diabetes, and high blood pressure. The researchers said the ever-escalating rate of health risks in young people should be a “call-to-action” and pointed to sedentary lifestyles contributing to the problems.
- 80% With Diabetes Eligible for New Drugs, but Cost Is a Barrier
March 6, 2023 — Only about 1 in 10 of those who meet the criteria used the drugs in recent years. Also, the high prices for some of the drugs means they may put them out of reach as the first drug treatment for these patients.
- Eli Lilly Cuts Insulin Price by 70%, Caps Out-of-Pocket Cost
March 1, 2023 — As of May 1, non-branded insulins will cost $25 a vial, and Lilly says it will immediately cap out-of-pocket costs at $35 per month.
- Marriage May Help Keep Your Blood Sugar on Target
February 7, 2023 — A study finds that blood sugar levels improved slightly as people transitioned into marriages or domestic partnerships and worsened slightly when they left those relationships.
- Study Connects Liquid Thickener to Lower Blood Sugar After Eating
December 31, 2022 — The study found that xanthan gum increased insulin response and the metabolism of fat. It also was good for the gut microbiome, increasing numbers of two “good” intestinal bacteria.
- Could Intermittent Fasting Help People Ditch Diabetes Meds?
December 15, 2022 — Some people with type 2 diabetes may be able to lose weight, lower their blood sugar, and stop taking diabetes drugs, if they follow an intermittent fasting diet for 3 months, new research suggests.
- Low-Carb Diet May Be Better Than Counting Calories for Diabetes
December 14, 2022 — The benefits of a low-carb, high-fat diet were seen regardless of a person’s calorie intake.
- 9 Dos and Don’ts of Dieting With Diabetes
Maintaining a healthy diet can be hard enough without worrying about diabetes. But with blood sugar to factor it, here are some tips for eating right with diabetes.
- Eating Honey May Help People Manage Cholesterol, Blood Sugar
November 22, 2022 — A new analysis from the University of Toronto shows that eating honey may help people manage high cholesterol or blood sugar levels.
- FDA OKs Treatment to Delay Insulin-Dependent Type 1 Diabetes
November 18, 2022 — Clinical trials showed the injectable drug, which will be sold under the name Tzield, delayed the start of insulin-dependent diabetes by more than 2 years, the FDA said.
- Fake Twitter Account Falsely Said Eli Lilly Was Giving Away Insulin
November 11, 2022 — Eli Lilly is not giving away insulin, the pharmaceutical company clarified on Thursday after a parody Twitter account falsely said the company would do just that.
- Biosimilars May Finally Stop the Rocketing Cost of Insulin
October 26, 2022 — The high cost of insulin is largely due to a lack of competition and too few makers of the current products. One of the best hopes for more affordable insulin is to increase market competition and drive down prices with so-called biosimilar drugs, which are highly similar versions of the original biologic medications – and typically far less expensive.
- Lab-Grown Muscle Sucks Up Sugar to Fight Diabetes
October 19, 2022 — Scientists from Israel have found a way to genetically engineer human muscle so it absorbs a lot more glucose. It could help treat type 2 diabetes someday.
- Yoga, Other Mindfulness Practices Improve Blood Sugar in Type 2 Diabetes
October 14, 2022 — Patients with type 2 diabetes had better blood sugar control when they participated in mind-body-based practices such as yoga.
- Why You Are Your Best Advocate When Managing Diabetes
With type 2 diabetes, it’s vital to know the facts and communicate with your care team, especially when you face care disparities.
- Is There a Relationship Between Blood Sugar Levels and Sleep?
Find out if a good night's rest has any effect on blood sugar levels.
- CGM Versus Fingerstick
Information on diabetes management with fingersticks vs CGM.
- Type 2 Diabetes Meal Delivery Plans
Choosing the right plan can simplify meals and help you stay on track with a diabetes-friendly diet.
- Diabetes Kidney Damage in Young Adults
What it's like to live with diabetic kidney disease and what you can do to prevent it.
- Signs Your Kidneys Are on the Road to Failure
Diabetes can quietly damage your kidneys over time. Learn the warning signs and find out how to prevent or slow kidney disease.
- 9 Diabetes Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
Are you making these common missteps in your diabetes management? Learn how to avoid diabetes mistakes.
- Don't Let Diabetic Retinopathy Take Your Vision
Regular eye exams are crucial to look for diabetic retinopathy. One of the country's leading eye specialists explains why.
- Facing Diabetic Retinopathy Head-On
Get a glimpse at day-to-day life with this condition.
- How Close Are We to a Cure for Type 2 Diabetes?
Type 2 diabetes affects over 400 million people worldwide, but right now there’s no cure. Here’s the latest promising research.
- Living My Best Life With Type 2 Diabetes
Having type 2 diabetes doesn’t mean life is over -- it’s just different. See how one man made the changes for a healthy -- and happy -- life with the condition.
- Why Treatment Is Different If You’re a Person of Color
Research shows certain racial and ethnic groups are sometimes treated differently in health care settings. Learn more about why this happens.
- How Geography Affects the Health Care of Minorities
Learn about the impact of geography on the health care in minority communities, including issues like lack of access to medical care and lack of "walkable" neighborhoods.