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Poor night’s sleep may increase type 2 diabetes risk in obese teens

September 20, 2011
Many adolescents have poor sleep habits, but new evidence suggests that this may predispose individuals to developing type 2 diabetes, particularly if they are already overweight. The findings suggest that obese teens should find ways to get healthier amounts of sleep at night.
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Study Links Type 2 Diabetes to Increased Alzheimer’s Disease Risk

September 20, 2011
Research suggests that people with type 2 diabetes should also be on the watch for potential cognitive problems. FInd out more.
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Type 2 diabetes symptoms appear early, study finds

September 19, 2011
Type 2 diabetes often goes undiagnosed until an individual has developed a relatively advanced case. However, when warning signs are detected early, while the person is still in a state known as prediabetes, it may be possible to avoid the condition entirely by making healthier lifestyle choices.
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New legislation seeks to address diabetes epidemic among minority populations

September 19, 2011
Gestational diabetes and type 2 diabetes are significantly more common among racial minorities, but new legislation introduced into Congress seeks to address these issues by making educational and other health resources more available to those affected by the problem.
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Evidence emerges linking type 2 diabetes to cancer, but reasons remain murky

September 16, 2011
Diabetes is known to increase a person's risk of experiencing a number of health complications, including heart disease, kidney problems and visual impairment. However, new evidence suggests that the disease may also predispose a person to certain forms of cancer.
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Diabetics need to find practical ways to get more exercise

September 15, 2011
Second only to eating a healthy diet, getting plenty of exercise is one of the most important things a person with type 2 diabetes can do to support their health.
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Stress may interfere with type 2 diabetes control

September 15, 2011
Stress is a major part of everyday life for millions of Americans. Sucha state of mind can leave anyone feeling anxious or depressed, but the consequences may be even more severe for a person with type 2 diabetes.
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Milk shown to reduce type 2 diabetes risk

September 14, 2011
Moms are always telling their children to drink milk if they want to grow up to be healthy and strong. Now, new research suggests that this advice may also apply to avoiding type 2 diabetes later life.
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Advocates call for action to prevent type 2 diabetes

September 13, 2011
The worldwide type 2 diabetes rate is continuing to worsen, with more people being diagnosed with the condition every year. In order to avert continually rising costs and a public health disaster, experts are calling on governments to address the problem.
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Medicaid cuts could cost individuals with type 2 diabetes, group says

September 12, 2011
With lawmakers in Washington battling over the federal budget, many different ideas have been tossed around for bringing down the national debt. One group is voicing its concern about proposals that threaten to cut funding for Medicaid.
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