Nearly 5.5 million Latinas suffer from elevated fasting plasma glucose (FPG) and almost 4 million of those women were never told by a healthcare provider that they were at risk for diabetes, a recent study shows. The data showed that a quarter of the 4 million Latinas studied had not seen a healthcare provider in a year. Coupled with an overall lack of understanding about diabetes, it is imperative that health care providers begin incorporating diabetes screening assessments into most, if not all, health care visits, in order to increase early identification for those at risk for diabetes.
Researchers have found a critical link between extra body fat and diabetes. Higher levels of a molecule called Retinol Binding Protein 4 (RBP4) play a key role in the development of insulin resistance. RBP4 creates a complex interplay between two branches of the body's immune system, leading to chronic fat tissue inflammation and, ultimately, insulin resistance. High RBP4 leads to insulin resistance, as well as cardiovascular risk factors such as hypertension and elevated levels of LDL cholesterol.
U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Monday that it is removing some restrictions on the prescription of GlaxoSmithKline Plc's Avandia- a diabetes drug. The agency eased rules on the drug's use after studies showed that it doesn't increase heart attack risk.
If you need motivation to lose weight, Dubai might be the best place to get it. In response to expanding waistlines in a region where fast food is common and comfortable outdoor exercise is not, the local government is offering to give citizens a gram of gold for each kilogram lost by Aug. 16, Emirates 24/7 reports.
Diet soda may be making people fat and putting them at risk for diabetes, according Susan Swithers of the department of psychological sciences and ingestive behavior research center at Purdue University.
Exercise changes the expression of a person's DNA in such a way that it alters the way fat is stored, according to researchers from Lund University in Sweden. The study is the first to describe what happens on an epigenetic level in fat cells when individuals participate in even small doses of exercise.
A new study based on a novel insulin pump feature produced by Medtronic, Inc. shows that it safely reduces nighttime hypoglycemia without affecting HbA1C levels, a measurement indicative of a person's average blood glucose control.
Avandia, also known as rosiglitazone, may get a second chance after a panel of FDA advisers voted 20 to 26 to recommend removing or modifying the drug’s highly restrictive label and distribution system.
Artificial sweetener sucralose, which sold as Splenda, Aqualoz, and Canderel, was found to cause blood sugar and insulin levels to jump higher than when consumers only drank water, a new study found.
Marijuana may help protect against diabetes, according to a study published in The American Journal of Medicine.
Weight loss following gastric bypass surgery may change more than just people's waistlines - it may actually change their genes.