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Flu Shots: Health Insurance for People with Type 2 Diabetes

Flu Shots: Health Insurance for People with Type 2 Diabetes

August 09, 2016
The flu vaccine does more than help those with type 2 diabetes avoid coming down with influenza. Getting vaccinated also appears to reduce their risk of death, stroke, pneumonia and heart failure, according to a new British study that tracked more than 124,000 adults with type 2 diabetes for seven years.
How Diabetes Can Mask the Symptoms of a Heart Attack

How Diabetes Can Mask the Symptoms of a Heart Attack

August 04, 2016
In a new study of more than 9,000 people, silent heart attacks—with warning signs so quiet or so unusual that people didn’t seek medical help—were nearly as common as classic heart attacks with well-known symptoms like crushing chest pain. And they were almost as lethal in the long run, tripling the odds of dying during the 9-year study compared to people who didn’t have a heart attack of any kind.
Substitute Healthy Fats for Saturated Fats, Refined Carbs to Reduce Diabetes Risk

Substitute Healthy Fats for Saturated Fats, Refined Carbs to Reduce Diabetes Risk

July 20, 2016
Study results reveal that eating healthy fats, and fewer refined carbs, is tied to better A1c levels.
Prediabetes Missed in Large Numbers of People, New Research Finds

Prediabetes Missed in Large Numbers of People, New Research Finds

July 15, 2016
Learn results of research calling into question current prediabetes screening guidelines. Many people with the condition are being overlooked.
Bye, Bye Butter Guilt?

Bye, Bye Butter Guilt?

June 29, 2016
Experts found no link between butter and heart disease or overall death, slightly protective link between butter and diabetes. But butter still doesn't get a green light.
New Clues About How Anxiety Boosts Diabetes Risk

New Clues About How Anxiety Boosts Diabetes Risk

June 27, 2016
If you have an inability to deal well with stress, your immune system may malfunction, increasing the risk of getting type 2 diabetes, experts say.
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.
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