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Vaccine May Stop Immune Attack in Type 1 Diabetes

Early trial found it boosts insulin production, appears safe. A new type of vaccine may stop the autoimmune attack that occurs in people with type 1 diabetes, researchers report. continue reading »

Diabetes Risk May Rise If You Routinely Skip Breakfast

Overweight women who ate morning meal had lower blood sugar, better insulin response in small study. Eating breakfast every day may help overweight women reduce their risk continue reading »

Hispanics and Diabetes

According to national examination surveys, Mexican Americans are almost twice as likely as non-Hispanic whites to be diagnosed with diabetes by a physician. continue reading »

Health Tip: Should I Be Screened for Prediabetes?

Who's at risk? - Prediabetes is a condition characterized by abnormally high blood sugar levels that are not so high that diabetes may be diagnosed. continue reading »

Specialist Sees Link Between Obesity, Diabetes and Breast Cancer in Mexico

The obesity suffered by 30 percent of Mexico's adult population, and diabetes, considered the principal cause of death, increase the risk of breast cancer in this country, specialist Enrique Gimenez Jimeno told Efe. continue reading »

Sex Life of Diabetic Women May Suffer

Many taking insulin report problems achieving orgasm, study finds. Sex is less satisfying for middle-aged and older women with diabetes than those without the disease, new research suggests. continue reading »

Serious Exercise May Benefit Middle-Aged Arteries

Highly active people had less stiffening of their blood vessels, study found. High levels of exercise help prevent stiffening of the arteries in middle-aged people, a small new study says. continue reading »

Tight Blood-Sugar Control Shows Mixed Results for Health of Kidneys: Study

The approach might ease certain signs of kidney damage in diabetics, but longer-term benefit unclear. Intensive control of blood sugar levels reduces the risk of certain signs of kidney damage a continue reading »

Asthma Can Complicate Diabetes Care in Kids

Untreated asthma may worsen blood sugar control, study suggests, but reasons remain unclear. Children hit with the double whammy of type 1 diabetes and asthma have an especially tough time keeping their blood sugar under control, a new study finds. continue reading »

Health Tip: Managing Diabetic Heart Disease

Follow your treatment plan. he risk of developing diabetic heart disease (DHD) is directly related to a person's blood sugar level, the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute says. continue reading »

CDC Releases County Level Estimates for Leisure-Time Physical Inactivity

CDC has released new county/county equivalent-level estimates of leisure-time physical inactivity. This data compliments the previously released county level data on both obesity and diagnosed diabetes. continue reading »

Diabetes Research Made Significant Strides in Past Year

Advances in treating type 1 diabetes best news as World Diabetes Day approaches. Even as the threat of diabetes continues to grow, scientists have made significant discoveries in the past year that might one continue reading »

Residents Look to Lead Healthier Lives After Study

After a study by the Sinai Urban Health Institute, Humboldt Park and other Chicago neighborhood residents were presented with startling facts, but instead of ignoring the findings, the residents chose to take action and lead healthier live continue reading »

Intervention Improves Outlook in Type 2 Diabetes

A program designed to help people with type 2 diabetes lose and keep off extra weight led to improved diabetes control and cardiovascular disease risk factors. The finding suggests that lifestyle changes can have long-term benefits for overweight and obese people with diabetes. continue reading »

Detecting Diabetes and Caring For It

One of the best things you can do for your health is to know how to detect diabetes before it becomes an even bigger problem in your life by not taking care of it. Believe it or not there are quite a few people out there who don't exactly know what diabetes is. continue reading »

Chicago Bulls to host “Score One for Your Health”

The Chicago Bulls are hosting a free health screening on October 15, 2010 at the United Center 10am to 2:30pm. Along with the screening, information on diabetes, heart disease, prostate health, and more will be available. continue reading »

La relación entre la diabetes y la enfermedad de Alzheimer se hace más fuerte

Un estudio reciente correlaciona los problemas de insulina con placas cerebrales asociadas a la demencia Dos de las enfermedades más comunes y temidas en Estados Unidos podrían compartir una conexión, según una nueva investigación que sugiere que tener resistencia a la insulina o diabetes tipo 2 eleva el riesgo de desarrollar placas cerebrales asociadas con la enfermedad de Alzheimer. continue reading »