Diabetes News & Features
Bariatric Surgery Beats Lifestyle Changes for Type 2 Diabetes
- FDA: Avoid Smartwatches That Claim to Measure Glucose Levels
February 22, 2024 — Smartwatches and rings that claim to measure glucose levels without piercing the skin aren’t approved by the FDA and may be inaccurate.
- Certain Type 2 Diabetes Drugs Lower Risk of Kidney Stones
February 6, 2024 — Patients with type 2 diabetes treated with SGLT2 inhibitors vs other common diabetes drugs show up to a 31% reduced risk of kidney stone development.
- Prices Raised for Diabetes, Obesity Drugs and Hundreds of Others
January 18, 2024 — Manufacturers of diabetes drugs that have also become popular for weight loss raised their medication prices at the start of 2024. Pharmaceutical companies have also increased list prices on 775 brand-name drugs.
- How to Maximize the Benefits of Exercise For Type 1 Diabetes
January 17, 2024 — A few simple precautions can help prevent hypoglycemia.
- Insulin Price Cap of $35 Takes Hold
January 4, 2024 — The price of insulin was capped this week by the last of the major three suppliers, meaning more Americans are now paying no more than $35 for the diabetes treatment.
- Are Glucose Monitors for Those Without Diabetes a Good Idea?
December 12, 2023 — Before you buy a continuous glucose monitor, know that diabetes experts are unified in their concerns that the devices are not quite ready for the consumer market and people who don’t have diabetes.
- Stem Cell Therapy Implant Shows Promise For Type 1 Diabetes
December 11, 2023 — Researchers say the treatment may someday provide a cure for the chronic, life-altering condition.
- Walk Briskly to Lower Type 2 Diabetes Risk, Researchers Say
November 30, 2023 — New research suggests a walking speed of at least 2.5 mph, the equivalent of a brisk walk, may help lower your risk of Type 2 diabetes.
- People With Diabetes Have a Higher Risk of Colon Cancer: Study
November 14, 2023 — People with diabetes had a 47% increased risk of getting colorectal cancer, compared to people without diabetes, according to results of a large new study. Getting a colonoscopy dramatically reduced the risk, the results showed.
- Can Diabetes Drugs Lower the Risk of Age-Related Dementia?
November 6, 2023 — A new study suggests that stopping metformin speeds up cognitive decline in older people who have diabetes. What does this mean for them?
- Intermittent Fasting May Hold Keys to Diabetes Treatment
November 3, 2023 — Because weight loss is often a goal and avenue to better health for many people with type 2 diabetes, researchers are looking at how intermittent fasting might help
- Type 2 Diabetes Risk in South Asians: Expert Q&A
People of South Asian descent may have a higher risk of type 2 diabetes than they might expect, even if they're not overweight. Find out when to ask for type 2 diabetes screening.
- ¿Recién diagnosticado? Qué puedes esperar
La diabetes tipo 2 te cambiará la vida. Obtén información sobre lo que puedes esperar.
- 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?
- Cómo crear un equipo de cuidados de la salud que te comprenda
Aprende cómo encontrar profesionales médicos que entiendan lo que estás pasando.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Beyond Medication: How to Stay on Top of Your Diabetes
Your lifestyle has a huge impact on your blood sugar. Learn how making a few changes to your daily routine can help you manage the disease.
- 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.
- 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.