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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.
Diabetes Cases Have Quadrupled

Diabetes Cases Have Quadrupled

April 07, 2016
The number of adults with diabetes worldwide has more than quadrupled since 1980, rising from 108 million to 422 million in 2014, according to a new study published in The Lancet.
Cheaper Insulin Is on the Way

Cheaper Insulin Is on the Way

April 04, 2016
The first “biosimilar” insulin is set for sale in the U.S. later this year; now, a new study in the journal Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism says it works as well as the brand-name drug it’s based on.
For Weight Loss and Better Blood Sugar, Try Mindful Eating

For Weight Loss and Better Blood Sugar, Try Mindful Eating

March 30, 2016
Practicing mindfulness techniques with eating can be an effective tool for weight loss and improved blood sugar, according to a new study published in the March 2016 journal Obesity.
Insulin Prices Still High

Insulin Prices Still High

March 24, 2016
The price of injectable insulin, used by nearly 10 million Americans with diabetes, has risen sharply, forcing some patients to cut back on their insulin to save money.
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