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Group Program Helps Those with Prediabetes Boost Physical Activity

Group Program Helps Those with Prediabetes Boost Physical Activity

June 24, 2016
A new study finds that enrolling in a lifestyle intervention program that encourages both weight loss and increased activity really does help people boost their workout time. The researchers followed 223 people enrolled in such programs, tracking the effect on physical activity.
FDA Toughens Kidney Warnings on Invokana and Farxgia

FDA Toughens Kidney Warnings on Invokana and Farxgia

June 17, 2016
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) told two drug makers to toughen the existing warnings about the risk of kidney injury for their diabetes drugs. The two drugs are canagliflozin (Invokana, Invokamet) and dapagliflozin (Farxiga, Xigduo XR).
Is Reversing Diabetes Possible with Diet Alone?

Is Reversing Diabetes Possible with Diet Alone?

May 25, 2016
A physician in the U.K. says a very low-calorie diet regimen and the resulting weight loss can reverse type 2 diabetes; U.S. expert says studies are short-term and concept is not new.
Diabetes & Hearing Loss Linked

Diabetes & Hearing Loss Linked

May 20, 2016
Growing research suggests that people with diabetes need to be on the lookout for hearing loss.
Research on "The Biggest Loser" May Help Dieters

Research on "The Biggest Loser" May Help Dieters

May 10, 2016
A new study followed 14 contestants of season eight of "The Biggest Loser," for six years. The study, led by Kevin Hall, PhD, an expert on metabolism at the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, is the longest follow-up study of metabolic changes and body composition after weight loss, the authors claim.
Animal Study Links Antibiotic Use to Type 1 Diabetes

Animal Study Links Antibiotic Use to Type 1 Diabetes

May 05, 2016
A new animal study found that overuse of antibiotics may predispose people to type 1 diabetes. Though preliminary, the research found an association between gut bacteria, antibiotic use and susceptibility to diabetes.
A Text a Day Keeps Excess Weight at Bay?

A Text a Day Keeps Excess Weight at Bay?

April 29, 2016
Texting, in tandem with other programs and care, is an ideal way to help patients achieve weight loss and numerous other health goals, according to several recent studies. It's especially helpful, experts say, for those with chronic conditions such as diabetes.
Dexcom Recall: Continuous Glucose Monitor Alarms May Not Work

Dexcom Recall: Continuous Glucose Monitor Alarms May Not Work

April 27, 2016
Dexcom, Inc., a major US maker of continuous glucose monitoring systems (CGMs), is urging users of its G4 Platinum and G5 Mobile CGM systems to test their units and contact the company immediately if alarms for low and high blood sugar levels aren’t functioning. The company announced a voluntary recall of the receivers after consumers complained about the problem.1
 Mindfulness Meditation and Your Health

Mindfulness Meditation and Your Health

April 20, 2016
If you've been struggling with losing weight, reducing stress, keeping your blood sugar levels under control or minimizing your risk of getting type 2 diabetes, and success has eluded you, researchers say learning how to practice more mindfulness may help.
Bring on the Full-Fat Dairy? Not So Fast

Bring on the Full-Fat Dairy? Not So Fast

April 11, 2016
Adults who consumed more full-fat dairy products (as reflected by higher levels of certain fatty acids in their blood samples) had a lower risk of getting type 2 diabetes over a long-term follow-up, according to a new study from Circulation.
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