Diabetes News & Features
- 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
November 23, 2022 — 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.
- Tips to Navigating Thanksgiving Dinner If You Have Diabetes
November 22, 2022 — Start the day by eating a healthy breakfast such as a frittata with lots of vegetables or Greek yogurt with nuts.
- 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
October 12, 2022 — With type 2 diabetes, it’s vital to know the facts and communicate with your care team, especially when you face care disparities.
- Type 1 Diabetes Cases Poised to Double Worldwide by 2040
September 23, 2022 — Most people with existing and new-onset type 1 diabetes are adults, and much of the increase is expected in low- and middle-income countries.
- Early Weight Loss May Be Best Predictor of Long-Term Success
September 19, 2022 — Analysis of data from a Scottish weight loss clinic finds that the only predictor of 5% weight loss at 16 weeks and at 3 years was 0.5% loss at 4 weeks.
- Congressman’s Wife Dies After Taking Herbal Remedy for Diabetes, Weight Loss
August 24, 2022 — Lori McClintock, the wife of U.S. Rep. Tom McClintock of California, died after ingesting white mulberry leaf, according to the Sacramento County coroner. The plant is generally considered safe and is used in herbal remedies that claim to lower blood sugar, boost weight loss, and combat high cholesterol. Her death highlights the potential dangers of dietary supplements.
- Some Diabetes Drugs Contain Potential Cancer-Causing Substance: FDA
August 10, 2022 — Merck & Co.’s Januvia and Janumet, which are popular diabetes drugs, could be contaminated with a substance that could cause cancer, the FDA said in an announcement on Tuesday.
- Short Walks After Meals Can Cut Diabetes, Heart Risks: Study
August 9, 2022 — Taking a brief walk after eating can help lower the risk of type 2 diabetes and heart problems, according to a recent study published in Sports Medicine.
- Meet a Champion Climber with Type 1 Diabetes
August 9, 2022 — Managing type 1 diabetes is never easy. But if you ask 16-year-old climbing star Katie Bone, she’ll tell you that she will never let this disease get in the way of her goals.
- Walking 10,000 Steps Lowers Death Risk in Diabetes Patients: Study
July 15, 2022 — Walking 10,000 steps per day may reduce the risk of death for those that have trouble regulating their blood sugar, according to the findings from a new study of almost 1,700 American adults with prediabetes or diabetes.
- Is There a Relationship Between Blood Sugar Levels and Sleep?
July 11, 2022 — Find out if a good night's rest has any effect on blood sugar levels.
- CGM Versus Fingerstick
July 11, 2022 — Information on diabetes management with fingersticks vs CGM.
- California Will Make Low-Cost Insulin, Newsom Says
July 8, 2022 — California Gov. Gavin Newsom says the state government will manufacture its own low-cost insulin to make the drug more affordable for residents.
- Seniors With Prediabetes: Eat Better, Get Moving, but Don't Fret Over Diabetes
June 24, 2022 — About half of adults 65 and older have above-normal blood sugar levels that put them in the prediabetes category. Although that is a signal to improve your eating habits and get more exercise, researchers say only a small percentage of the group will develop diabetes.
- Diabetes Drug Drives 'Amazing' Weight Loss in Obesity Trial
June 6, 2022 — A drug recently approved for type 2 diabetes in the United States is also very effective for treating obesity and has shown better weight loss than any previous medication, according to results from a new clinical trial.
- Type 2 Diabetes Speeds Aging in the Brain
May 31, 2022 — A new study suggests type 2 diabetes is linked to memory and thinking problems, and it's because the disease makes the brain age faster.
- Maryland Governor Signs Bill to Limit Insulin Costs
May 19, 2022 — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan signed legislation this week to limit insulin costs for people living with diabetes. The legislation caps the co-pay for a 30-day supply of insulin at $30 for those on state-regulated commercial health insurance plans.
- Vegan Diet Aids Weight Loss in People With Diabetes
May 6, 2022 — An analysis of multiple studies finds going vegan may help people with diabetes lose weight and lower blood sugar -- even better than following the Mediterranean diet.
- House Passes Bill to Limit Cost of Insulin to $35 Per Month
April 1, 2022 — The cost of insulin for patients with insurance ranges from $334 to $1,000 a month.
- New Digital Program Targets Uncontrolled Diabetes in Black Community
March 14, 2022 — A new clinical trial is using digital tools to teach underserved communities how to keep type 2 diabetes in check.
- Nonprofit Plans to Make Affordable Generic Insulin
March 4, 2022 — Subsidiary of organization formed to supply generic drugs to hospitals branches out to retail drugs with support from health plans
- Physical Activity, not Just Exercise, Key for Type 2 Diabetes
February 15, 2022 — New recommendations from the American College of Sports Medicine say all individuals with type 2 diabetes should engage in regular physical activity and reduce sedentary time.
- Type 2 Diabetes Meal Delivery Plans
January 21, 2022 — Choosing the right plan can simplify meals and help you stay on track with a diabetes-friendly diet.
- 'Artificial Pancreas' Can Help Kids With Type 1 Diabetes
January 20, 2022 — New research suggests an "artificial pancreas" system may beat standard treatment in controlling the blood sugar disease in young children.
- 80% of Americans With Diabetes Struggle to Manage Health
January 10, 2022 — Fewer than 1 in 5 in the U.S. meet targets for blood sugar, blood pressure, and lipids.
- Diabetes Kidney Damage in Young Adults
January 6, 2022 — 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
January 6, 2022 — Diabetes can quietly damage your kidneys over time. Learn the warning signs and find out how to prevent or slow kidney disease.
- How Diabetes May Lead to Kidney Failure
January 6, 2022 — Learn how diabetes puts you at risk for kidney disease, and what you can do to avoid it.
- How Is Diabetic Kidney Disease Treated?
January 6, 2022 — Diabetes ups your risk for kidney disease. Here’s how to avoid or slow down damage -- and get the best outcome if you’re already headed toward kidney failure.
- Insulin Isn't the Only Blood Sugar Regulator
January 5, 2022 — Researchers have discovered a second hormone that could be a new target for treating diabetes.
- Medicare Insulin Negotiations Would Have Saved $17 Billion
December 14, 2021 — Democrats seek to bolster chances for passage of a law addressing drug prices with a new report, which quotes a Novo Nordisk employee saying “all I want for Christmas” is an insulin price hike.
- Daytime Eating May Cut Diabetes Risk in Night-Shift Workers
December 13, 2021 — “When you eat matters for determining… blood sugar levels, which are relevant for night workers as they typically eat at night" and may be at greater risk for diabetes.
- One in Ten Adults Worldwide Have Diabetes
December 8, 2021 — This number is expected to increase over the coming years, leading experts calling for effective intervention strategies and prevention care
- Patients Can Experience Burnout Too
December 7, 2021 — Although the primary focus of clinical burnout has been health care professionals -- with good reason -- a new model suggests adding the patient could improve chronic condition outcomes.
- ‘Foot Selfies’ May Improve Remote Diabetic Foot Monitoring
November 12, 2021 — Device using a foot platform and voice-command smartphone app allows patients to take photos of the bottoms of their feet and digitally transmit them.
- New Single-Button Blood Glucose Monitor Available in U.S.
November 8, 2021 — The POGO Automatic system eliminates the need to carry lancets and test strips.
- Alarming Number of Youths with Type 2 Diabetes Have Eye Damage
October 1, 2021 — Diabetic retinopathy, a complication that can eventually lead to sight loss, found in nearly half of young adults with type 2 diabetes.
- Targeted Blood Sugar Level With Diabetes May Help Prevent a 2nd Stroke
September 30, 2021 — A new study finds that for people with diabetes who have a stroke, there may be an ideal blood sugar target to prevent another one or a heart attack.
- Intermittent Fasting Can Cut Your Risk of Diabetes, Heart Disease
September 27, 2021 — Researchers find the time of day that you eat may be just as important for your health as what you eat.
- 9 Diabetes Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
September 14, 2021 — Are you making these common missteps in your diabetes management? Learn how to avoid diabetes mistakes.