September 6, 2015
September 4, 2015
For diabetes in obesity, weight-loss surgery beats medication
(Reuters Health) - Weight-loss surgery beats medication for controlling type 2 diabetes in obese people, according to the longest-term trial ever to compare the two approaches. Half of the patients treated with weight-loss surgery in the study were diabetes-free at five years, said Dr. Francesco Rubino of Kings College London in the UK and colleagues in a report in The Lancet.
September 1, 2015
August 31, 2015
Google Life Sciences Makes Diabetes its First Big Target
Google's life sciences division has its first big mission: developing new ways to treat and manage diabetes. But in a sign that the company is serious about making real progress, it's not diving into diabetes research alone. It is working with French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi, one of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies.
August 28, 2015
The Surprising Link Between Type 2 Diabetes and Alzheimer’s Disease
When it comes to Alzheimer's prevention, most women focus on doing brain games and eating generous doses of omega-3 fatty acids ( avocado, anyone?). But mounting evidence shows that they also need to pay more attention to their blood sugar levels.
August 18, 2015
Obese And Overweight People With Diabetes May Lose More Weight By Taking Liraglutide In Addition To Diet And Exercise
For obese people suffering from Type 2 diabetes, their weight can often enough be a source of great frustration. Not only is obesity and overweightness a significant risk factor of eventually developing diabetes, but individuals with diabetes face an even more uphill climb in losing weight compared to those without diabetes - though it should be noted that long-term weight loss in general is very difficult.
August 6, 2015
July 22, 2015
Sugary Drinks Linked To Health Problems Even In Normal Weight People
A new study projects some hard numbers for what many have suspected in the past - that sugary drinks are linked to diabetes. The researchers at University of Cambridge culled a number of past studies and found some disturbing connections between the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages and type 2 diabetes.
July 14, 2015
The Scary Way Diabetes Affects Thinking Skills And Brain Function
A growing body of research is finding that diabetes can take as devastating a toll on the brain as it takes on the body. A new study published this week in the journal Neurology shows that people with Type 2 diabetes demonstrate a decline in cognitive skills and ability to perform daily activities over the course of only two years.
July 13, 2015
Study: Type 2 Diabetes Reduces Brain Function Within Just Two Years
A new study published in the journal Neurology shows that Type 2 diabetes triggers a significant reduction in cognitive ability within just a two-year period. The main culprits appear to be increased tissue inflammation and decreased blood flow to the brain. Researchers conducted several tests on 65 participants (average age 66) [...]