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Diabetes Rx May Do Double-Duty for Parkinson’s Disease
Sometimes important scientific discoveries occur secondhand. For Parkinson's disease, that may be exactly the case.
Heart Health Effects of Diabetes Rx Depended on Gender
Type 2 diabetes patients have a high risk of heart disease. Recognizing the effects of diabetes medication on the heart may help change those risks — which might depend on gender.
Diabetes Medications May Impact Cancer Risks
People with type 2 diabetes have higher cancer risks than the general population. The link may have to do with how diabetes affects the metabolism. Diabetes medications may also figure into the equation.
Trends in Treating Diabetes
Diabetes is a big problem in the US — and thus, it is a big focus of doctors, researchers and pharmaceutical companies alike. New medications and developments alter how diabetes is treated.
Diabetes Drugs Cut Colon Cancer Risk
There are many factors to think about when prescribing drugs to diabetes patients. One of these factors is the cancer risk of a particular drug; or in some cases, the cancer-preventing powers of that drug.
Type 2 Tough to Treat in Teens
As childhood obesity becomes more common, so does diabetes in youth. With all the risks linked to diabetes, it is important that these children get their blood sugar under control - a task that is not always easy.
More Studies Find Bladder Cancer Risk
People with type 2 diabetes have an elevated risk of several types of cancer, including liver and pancreatic cancer. The use of one diabetic medication increases the risk of another form of cancer.
Diabetes Around the World
Around the world, millions of people face an increased risk of early death from diabetes and cardiovascular diseases related to diabetes. Researchers found that poor diagnoses and ineffective treatment are to blame.
Diabetes Discriminates
A new study suggests that lower potassium levels in the blood of African-Americans may help explain why they are more likely than whites to develop type 2 diabetes.
The Key is in the Pee
Scientists have developed a simple home urine test that can determine if patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes are producing their own insulin.