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Catching and Treating Gestational Diabetes Early

Ava Lawson | March 15th, 2013
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According to the National Institutes of Health, doctors diagnose about 240,000 cases of gestational diabetes every year – that’s nearly 6 percent of U.S. pregnancies. At present, most health care providers test for the disease using a two-step approach, but there is pressure by many in the medical community to adopt the simpler one-step method, which is backed by the American Diabetes Association (ADA). Recently, the National Institutes of Health panel convened and agreed that more pregnant women would be diagnosed with gestational… Read more »

Low Glycemic Foods Cut Risk Factors for Diabetes

Ava Lawson | February 21st, 2013
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According to a recent medical report, consuming low glycemic foods can help reduce your risk factors for diabetes. The review was published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, and was based on data collected by researchers at the University of California and Oxford University in the United Kingdom, among others. The report examined 24 studies conducted since 1997, which tracked the diet of 125,000 individuals. The data concluded that people who follow a low glycemic diet have a better shot at diabetes… Read more »

Carrots May Fight Effects of Gene that Causes Diabetes

Ryan | January 31st, 2013
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Eating carrots may help people with a genetic predisposition towards diabetes lower their risk of developing the disease, according to Stanford University scientists. In a new update on the science world’s long-running “nature vs. nurture” debate, researchers found that people with genetic variants that have been linked to type 2 diabetes may be able to counteract the effect of the genes through dietary and other lifestyle factors. The study, published in the latest issue of the journal Human Genetics, corroborates a growing amount… Read more »

U.S. News Ranks Best Diabetes Diets

Whitney | January 23rd, 2013
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U.S. News has published its 2013 list of the best diets for diabetics, helping those who are at risk or who have been diagnosed with the condition to make healthy lifestyle choices. Diets were chosen based on their ability to prevent and manage type II diabetes. Many of the diets on the list have also been touted for their weight loss benefits, since weight loss and diabetes prevention tend to go hand in hand. The top five diabetes diets ranked by U.S. News… Read more »

New Diabetes Drug Has Lingering Safety Concerns

Ava Lawson | January 16th, 2013
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A new diabetes medication may enter the market as early as April, if the FDA grants approval for Johnson & Johnson’s Invokana – one of a new class of medicines known as SGLT2 inhibitors. Known by its generic name of canagliflozin, the drug could be useful for the treatment of Type 2 diabetes. However, early research has panelists concerned about the risks of heart attack, stroke and urinary tract infections which were reported during the first year of testing. These side effects could… Read more »