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Is Diabetes Taking a Bite Out of Your Teeth?

Researchers at Duke University found that people with diabetes lost teeth at twice the rate of people without diabetes. More...

A Serving of Yogurt a Day Keeps Type 2 Diabetes at Bay?

Recent research suggests that consuming just one serving a day of yogurt can lower the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by up to 18 percent. More...

Is Agave Syrup a Better Sweetener Alternative?

Unlike sugar, agave has a high concentration of fructose—even more than that in high fructose corn syrup. More...

Injections Beat Laser for Retinopathy Treatment

Researchers found that Lucentis improved vision better than laser therapy and carried little risk of peripheral vision loss. More...

Diabetes Medication Linked to Joint Pain

The drugs include sitagliptin (Januvia), saxagliptin (Onglyza), linagliptin (Tradjenta) and alogliptin (Nesina) taken as either a single-ingredient drug or a multi-ingredient drug combined with other diabetes medicines such as metformin. More...

Talking About the Glycemic Index

Because people with diabetes need to control their blood glucose, the glycemic index might seem like an important tool for helping them choose foods. But Health After 50 nutritional guidelines by the American Diabetes Association (ADA) conclude that people with diabetes don't have to restrict their food choices to those low on the glycemic index. More...

Consider Cost When Choosing Diabetic Neuropathy Treatment

With limited evidence available on the most effective treatment for diabetic neuropathy, University of Michigan experts say cost may be a deciding factor for doctors when choosing a drug to prescribe for easing the pain. More...

From Research: Managing Prediabetes Cuts Heart Risks, Too

People who make lifestyle changes to prevent prediabetes from progressing may also lower their risk of dying of heart disease years down the road. More...

Should You Be Screened for Diabetes?

Don't be surprised if, at your next office visit, your doctor draws blood to test for diabetes even if you don't have risk factors such as excess weight, high blood pressure or a close relative with the condition. More...

Hypoglycemia: Know the Symptoms

Tight glucose control can increase your risk of low blood sugar, or hypoglycemia. This risk may outweigh the benefits of tight control in elderly people. More...

Managing Blood Sugar: When Injections Don’t Work, A Pump Could Be The Answer

About 30 percent of people with type 2 diabetes fail to achieve healthy blood glucose levels despite using multiple daily insulin injections. According to an international team of researchers, such patients might fare better by using an insulin pump. More...

What Is the A1c Test and How Can It Help You Control Your Diabetes?

The hemoglobin A1c (A1c) test is a blood test that measures the amount of glucose attached to hemoglobin -- the oxygen-carrying protein in red blood cells that gives blood its color. The A1c test was originally used to monitor glucose levels in people already diagnosed with diabetes, but it is now also used to diagnose type 2 diabetes and prediabetes. More...

Research on the "Bionic" Pancreas

People with type 1 diabetes achieved better glucose control and had fewer episodes of hypoglycemia (low blood glucose levels) when they used a "bionic" pancreas compared with an insulin pump, researchers reported in The New England Journal of Medicine (Volume 371, Page 313). More...

FDA Approves Inhaled Insulin

Afrezza, a rapid-acting inhaled insulin, was recently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for people with diabetes who require mealtime insulin. More...

Focus on Nocturnal Hypoglycemia

Nocturnal hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar that occurs during sleep, is a worrisome problem for people with diabetes. You may awake during an episode, but many people doze through bouts of nocturnal hypoglycemia, since the body's normal response to low blood sugar is inhibited during sleep. In a worst-case scenario, nocturnal hypoglycemia can cause coma or a potentially fatal cardiac event. More...

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