By: Terry Graedon May 8, 2014 1 Comments
    Incidence of Type 2 Diabetes Is Rising Rapidly A…

    The diabetes epidemic in children and adolescents is increasing at an unparalleled rate. Over the last eight years, the number of youngsters with type 2 diabetes has risen by 35%.┬áHispanic youth were…

    By: Terry Graedon February 6, 2014 2 Comments
    Blood Pressure and Cholesterol Control Do Not Pr…

    Type 2 diabetes increases the chance than an older person will encounter cognitive difficulties. Researchers had hoped that lowering blood pressure and cholesterol in such patients would reduce the li…

    By: Terry Graedon January 9, 2014 0 Comments
    Mediterranean Diet Lowers the Likelihood of Deve…

    A randomized controlled trial of the Mediterranean diet from Spain indicates that such a diet can lower the likelihood of high-risk people developing diabetes. In the PrediMed study, people at risk fo…

    By: Terry Graedon January 2, 2014 0 Comments
    Take 2,000 More Steps a Day to Walk Away from Di…

    People with slightly elevated levels of fasting blood sugar are categorized as pre-diabetic. That means they have the early signs of impaired glucose tolerance. They can reverse this trend, however, a…

    By: Terry Graedon September 12, 2013 1 Comments
    Plant-Rich Diets Offer Protection from Type 2 Di…

    Diets rich in the plant compounds called flavonols appear to offer protection from type 2 diabetes. This study included nearly 3,000 volunteers from Framingham, Massachusetts. None of these adults had…

    By: Terry Graedon August 29, 2013 5 Comments
    Whole Fruit But Not Juice May Help Ward Off Type…

    Eating fruit but avoiding fruit juice may help people reduce their risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Epidemiologists analyzed data from three large cohort studies involving more than 180,000 people.…

    By: Terry Graedon June 27, 2013 2 Comments
    Lifestyle Changes Make Sense in Diabetes

    Long-term efforts to help people with type 2 diabetes lose weight and exercise more can improve their quality of life. But such lifestyle interventions may not reduce the risk for heart attacks or str…

    By: Terry Graedon June 27, 2013 1 Comments
    Exercise Trims Belly Fat in Diabetes

    A small study looked at the effect of exercise alone on people with type 2 diabetes. Dutch researchers recruited 12 middle-aged volunteers and offered them two endurance and two resistance training se…

    By: Terry Graedon June 20, 2013 14 Comments
    Red Meat and Blood Sugar Problems

    There's growing evidence that diet impacts the risk of developing diabetes. It would not be surprising to learn that sugary snacks or trans fats in foods like cookies or cupcakes could contribute to t…

    By: Terry Graedon June 20, 2013 4 Comments
    Sleep Deprivation Affects Insulin Sensitivity

    Researchers have long suspected that sleep deprivation may lead to metabolic disturbances, especially weight gain and disrupted blood sugar control. A new study confirms that people who don't sleep en…

    By: Terry Graedon April 11, 2013 3 Comments
    Will Green Coffee Extract Control Blood Sugar?

    Green (unroasted) coffee extract seems to reduce swings in blood sugar in healthy people, and might offer some benefit to those at risk for type 2 diabetes. The research is still preliminary, though, …

    By: Terry Graedon February 21, 2013 0 Comments
    Soda Consumption Correlates to Diabetes Risk

    Diet beverages were not any better than sugar-sweetened drinks in a large, long-term study from Europe, however. This research included more than 66,000 French women who were followed up for 14 years.…

    By: Terry Graedon February 21, 2013 3 Comments
    Diet and Diabetes Linked

    A diet full of processed foods is also associated with a higher risk of type 2 diabetes. A meta-analysis of 24 studies that included 125,000 adults found that those who ate the most low-fiber, easily …

    By: Terry Graedon February 14, 2013 1 Comments
    Mediterranean Diet Against Diabetes

    The Mediterranean diet may be one of the best approaches to healthy eating. Instead of vegetable oil full of omega-6 fatty acids, this dietary pattern relies more on monounsaturated fatty acids found …

    By: Joe Graedon December 20, 2012 2 Comments
    Walking Reduces Blood Sugar Spike

    Blood sugar rises after meals, whether you have diabetes or not. A new study shows, however, that walking after eating can have a significant effect on moderating blood sugar rise. Researchers recruit…

    By: Joe Graedon November 29, 2012 4 Comments
    Is High-Fructose Corn Syrup Linked to Diabetes?

    High-fructose corn syrup has come in for criticism, though not everyone agrees that it is a health hazard. A new analysis in the journal Global Health shows that rates of type 2 diabetes are higher in…

    By: Joe Graedon November 22, 2012 2 Comments
    Vitamin D May Protect Against Type 1 Diabetes

    Researchers at the University of California, San Diego, have found that low levels of vitamin D in the bloodstream are linked to a higher risk of developing insulin-dependent type 1 diabetes. The rese…

    By: Joe Graedon November 22, 2012 5 Comments
    Diabetes on the Rise

    Diabetes is spreading around the world. Experts used to believe that so-called late-onset or type 2 diabetes was mostly a disease of obesity found primarily in industrialized countries. But new data r…

    By: Joe Graedon November 15, 2012 3 Comments
    Tea Drinkers at Lower Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

    Drinking black tea may lower the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a study of people in 50 countries. Type 2 diabetes has been increasing rapidly around the world and is a serious conce…

    By: Terry Graedon June 21, 2012 0 Comments
    Preventing Diabetes

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 80 million Americans are at risk for developing diabetes. Blood sugar and other metabolic measures are elevated in this population. …

    By: Terry Graedon June 14, 2012 2 Comments
    Selenium Lowers Diabetes Risk

    Harvard researchers have been tracking health professionals for decades. Women in the Nurses Health Study and men in the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study answer detailed questionnaires about their…

    By: Terry Graedon May 3, 2012 2 Comments
    Treating Diabetes in Kids Is Difficult

    Type 2 diabetes used to be called adult-onset diabetes, but it is increasingly common in children and teens. There's relatively little information available to guide doctors in treating them. New rese…

    By: Terry Graedon April 12, 2012 3 Comments
    Keeping Blood Sugar Super-Low Not Always Best

    Doctors may have to rethink their recommendations for diabetes control in heart failure patients. Normally, people with diabetes are urged to keep their blood sugar as close to the normal range as pos…

    By: Terry Graedon March 29, 2012 0 Comments
    Weight Loss Surgery for Diabetes

    Another approach to controlling type 2 diabetes involves bariatric surgery. In two studies of severely obese diabetic patients, weight loss surgery worked much better than medication to control blood …

    By: Terry Graedon December 29, 2011 2 Comments
    D-Deficiency Damaging in Diabetes

    People with type 2 diabetes are especially susceptible to coronary artery disease. Scientists in Denmark have found that vitamin D deficiency significantly raises that risk. Two hundred people with ty…

    By: Terry Graedon December 15, 2011 9 Comments
    Tight Blood Sugar Control Does Not Save Lives

    People with type 2 diabetes are often urged to get their blood sugar as close to normal as possible. But several studies have not shown that such tight control has advantages. Now, an analysis of 14 c…

    By: Terry Graedon September 28, 2011 19 Comments
    Tight Blood Sugar Control Fails Again

    Diabetes is a bummer. It increases the risk for all sorts of serious chronic conditions. Patients with diabetes are at increased risk for heart attacks, strokes, kidney problems, vision loss, nerve da…

    By: Terry Graedon July 14, 2011 3 Comments
    Nutty Benefits for Diabetes

    Scientists are still trying to figure out the best diet for people with type 2 diabetes. Such individuals are usually advised to avoid fat, but this results in a higher proportion of energy from carbo…

    By: Terry Graedon July 3, 2011 11 Comments
    Do Statins Trigger Diabetes?

    Statin-type drugs are becoming more and more controversial with time. When lovastatin (Mevacor) was first introduced in 1987, it lowered cholesterol like magic and was hailed as a breakthrough. Since …

    By: Terry Graedon June 9, 2011 5 Comments
    Omega-3 Fats Help Prevent Diabetes

    Type 2 diabetes has become an epidemic in much of the world. Clearly, diet and exercise are two of the most important factors in preventing this devastating disease. Now research suggests that people …

    By: Terry Graedon March 3, 2011 8 Comments
    Intensive Blood Sugar Control Can Be Counterprod…

    In the ACCORD trial, investigators intended to find out if lowering the blood sugar of people with type 2 diabetes to normal levels would reduce their risk of dying. ACCORD stands for Action to Contro…

    By: Terry Graedon November 24, 2010 1 Comments
    Exercise Combination Helps Control Blood Sugar

    Research has shown for some time that exercise is helpful for people with diabetes. What has not been clear is the best kind of exercise. A new study from Louisiana demonstrates that a combination of …

    By: Terry Graedon October 6, 2010 6 Comments
    Low Glycemic Load for Diabetes Prevention

    Diabetes experts have been arguing about diet for decades. For a long time fat was considered a culprit. More recently, though, carbohydrates have come under scrutiny. High glycemic index foods cause …

    By: Terry Graedon September 29, 2010 0 Comments
    Lifestyle Coaching Holds Promise for Diabetes

    An ambitious study of lifestyle intervention for people with type 2 diabetes has reported interim results. The Look AHEAD trial stands for Action for Health in Diabetes. It includes more than 5,000 st…

    By: Terry Graedon September 29, 2010 2 Comments
    Magnesium-Rich Diet Protects Against Diabetes

    To reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, people may need to boost their consumption of magnesium-rich foods. In a 20-year cohort study of almost 5,000 adults, researchers found that those who…

    By: Terry Graedon September 9, 2010 1 Comments
    Prenatal BPA Exposure Boosts Risk of Diabetes in…

    Research published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives suggests that mice exposed in utero to BPA have reduced glucose tolerance and increased insulin resistance. That means they are more…

    By: Terry Graedon July 22, 2010 1 Comments
    Eggs Not Linked to Diabetes

    Eggs have gotten a bad rap because of their cholesterol content. They have also been fingered as contributing to the risk of type-2 diabetes. It turns out the cholesterol complication was a red herrin…

    By: Terry Graedon July 15, 2010 1 Comments
    FDA Debates Avandia Safety

    A diabetes drug that was once highly successful has its future in doubt. In an unusually candid FDA meeting, agency officials showed that they are not in agreement about the safety of Avandia. Some ha…

    By: Terry Graedon June 17, 2010 0 Comments
    Whole Grains May Hold Off Diabetes

    Could brown rice help ward off type 2 diabetes? Harvard scientists analyzed data collected in three large long-term epidemiological studies. They included almost 200,000 individuals, mostly women, in …

    By: Joe Graedon May 27, 2010 8 Comments
    Chocolate Lowers Blood Sugar

    One small study confirmed that chocolate is a tasty way to reduce blood pressure. Surprisingly, it can also lower blood sugar. In this trial, 14 obese adults were given 20 grams of special high-polyph…