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Insulin May Do More Harm Than Good For Some Patients With Type 2 Diabetes
2014-07-01 03:23:59

University of Michigan Health System Harm to quality of life outweighs benefits of treatment for older patients and those with negative feelings about side effects, burden of medication For patients with type 2 diabetes – especially those over age 50 – the negative impact of side effects like weight gain and burdens like frequent insulin shots trumps the benefits of drugs, says a new study by the University of Michigan Health System, the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, and...

2014-06-27 18:41:48

Stanford University Medical Center Women who are obese before they become pregnant face an increased risk of delivering a very premature baby, according to a new study of nearly 1 million California births. The findings from the Stanford University School of Medicine provide important clues as to what triggers extremely preterm births, specifically those that occur prior to 28 weeks of pregnancy. The study, published in the July issue of Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology, found...

2014-06-24 10:08:51

Diabetologia New research published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes) shows that calcium and vitamin D supplementation improves the metabolic profile of pregnant women with gestational diabetes. The research is by Dr Ahmad Esmaillzadeh, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran, and colleagues. Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), a pregnancy complication, is characterized by carbohydrate intolerance and metabolic disorders....

2014-05-20 11:09:05

The JAMA Network Journals Increased physical activity among women who had gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) can lower the risk of progression to Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). GDM is a common pregnancy complication, defined as glucose intolerance with onset or first recognition during pregnancy. T2DM is an escalating worldwide epidemic and preventing the disease is a global health priority. About one-third of women of reproductive age with T2DM have a history of GDM, so a diagnosis...

2014-05-06 14:45:21

New studies provide fresh evidence that the same factors that lead to diabetes contribute to low milk supply in some new mothers. In a study to be presented May 5, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center researchers discovered that problems with mothers' insulin metabolism may affect their milk production. The study found that women diagnosed with low milk supply were 2.5 times more likely to have experienced gestational diabetes compared to women seen at the clinic solely because...

2014-05-02 12:26:56

OAKLAND, Calif., May 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Women with high levels of a common liver enzyme measured prior to pregnancy were twice as likely to subsequently develop gestational diabetes than those with the lowest levels, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published today in the journal Diabetes Care. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130718/SF49717LOGO The liver plays an important role in regulating glucose levels in the body. The liver enzyme, called gamma-glutamyl transferase...

2014-04-16 10:09:13

Higher maternal body mass index (BMI) before or in early pregnancy is associated with an increased risk of fetal death, stillbirth, and infant death, with women who are severely obese having the greatest risk of these outcomes from their pregnancy, according to a study in the April 16 issue of JAMA. Worldwide, approximately 2.7 million stillbirths occurred in 2008. In addition, an estimated 3.6 million neonatal deaths (death following live birth of an infant but before age 28 days) occur...

2014-04-11 23:00:14

"Cure Diabetes Naturally" book, developed by Jacob Swilling, promises to help people mange their blood sugar levels effectively. A full review on the site Vkool.com brings great news to people suffering from diabetes. Seattle, Wa (PRWEB) April 11, 2014 According to the review on Vkool.com, the "Cure Diabetes Naturally" book actually is effective in providing patients all the basic information they need to reduce high blood sugar and improve their health. In the...

2014-04-07 16:32:35

New research published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes) suggests that Sweden—the country already thought to have the second highest prevalence of type 1 diabetes in the world—could have 2-3 times more adolescents and young adults with type 1 diabetes than previously estimated. The research is by Dr Araz Rawshani, Swedish National Diabetes Register, Gothenburg, Sweden, and colleagues. Current estimates in Sweden are based on the...

2014-04-01 15:36:23

New research reveals that both pregnant women with diabetes and with type 2 diabetics have high levels of a fat metabolite that impairs pancreatic cells from secreting insulin. The findings, which are published in the April 1 issue of the Cell Press journal Cell Metabolism, suggest that blocking the effects of this fat metabolite may help prevent and treat diabetes. In nearly one-fifth of pregnancies, diabetes can arise (called gestational diabetes), and when this happens, it puts the...


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