Weight Loss Not Enough for Preventing Diabetes Heart Complications

Modest weight loss in obese patients with type 2 diabetes can achieve various health improvements but does not lower the risk of heart attack or stroke, according to the new findings of a landmark US study. The Look AHEAD (Action for Health in Diabetes) clinical trial found that a long-term intensive lifestyle intervention program, focused on weight loss, leads to many long-term health benefits for obese diabetic patients,…

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Hormone offers hope for diabetes treatment

Article by DAN VERGANO of USA Today, originally published April 29, 2013. Triggers growth of pancreatic ‘beta’ cells A newly discovered mouse hormone may open the door to better treatment for diabetes, researchers suggested Thursday. The hormone, called betatrophin, triggers the growth of pancreatic “beta” cells lost or ineffective in diabetes. Insulin…

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May is Stroke Awareness Month: Prevention of Strokes

Stroke risk can be controlled easier than one might think. With the help of a doctor, many diseases that increase risk can be treated, while lifestyle risk factors such an unhealthy eating and smoking can be changed. High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) High blood pressure is a major risk factor for stroke. Blood pressure…

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Depression linked to time of first severe hypoglycemic episode

Article originally posted on Healio by Katon, WJ, published in Annals of Family Medicine,  May 20, 2013. In adult patients with diabetes, the timing of first severe hypoglycemic episode and number of episodes were significantly associated with depression, according to researchers. Previous research has revealed a link between depression and diabetes. In this study, Wayne…

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