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Flu Vaccine May Help Keep Diabetics Out of the Hospital

Posted by dlife on Tue, Jul 26, 16, 01:16 PM 0 Comment

July 26, 2016 (reuters) — People with diabetes who get the flu vaccine may be less likely to wind up hospitalized for cardiovascular or respiratory problems, a recent study suggests.

"The potential impact of influenza vaccine to reduce serious illness and death highlight the importance to renew efforts to ensure that people with diabetes receive the flu vaccine every year," said lead study author Dr. Eszter Vamos, a public health researcher at Imperial College London.

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Diabetes May Raise Mental Health Admission Risk in Young Adults

Posted by dlife on Tue, Jul 26, 16, 01:12 PM 0 Comment

July 26, 2016 (Medscape) — Young people with diabetes were four times more likely to be hospitalized for mental health or substance use treatment in 2014 than were young adults without the disease, according to a recent study that shines a harsh light on the psychological toll the disease can take on this group.

For every 1,000 young adults aged 19 through 25 who had diabetes, 37 were hospitalized for mental health/substance use, compared to nine young adults without diabetes. The study by researchers at the

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Breastfeeding Leads to Metabolic Changes That Protect Against Type 2 Diabetes, Says Study

Posted by dlife on Tue, Jul 26, 16, 01:08 PM 0 Comment

July 26, 2016 (diabetes.co.uk) — Women with gestational diabetes who breastfeed for more than three months could be protected from type 2 diabetes because of long-term metabolic changes.

German researchers at the Helmholtz Zentrum München made these findings following a study of the metabolism of women with gestational diabetes after giving birth.

In Germany, roughly four per cent of all pregnant women

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Overall Mortality Similar in DCCT/EDIC, General Population

Posted by dlife on Mon, Jul 25, 16, 11:41 AM 0 Comment

July 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Overall mortality is similar in the Diabetes Control and Complications Trial/Epidemiology of Diabetes Interventions and Complications (DCCT/EDIC) study cohort and the general population, according to a study published online July 13 in Diabetes Care.

John M. Lachin, Sc.D., from the George Washington University Biostatistics Center in Rockville, Md., and colleagues compared mortality in the DCCT/EDIC study cohort to that of the general population. They estimated e

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Fatty Pancreas Not Linked to Future Diabetes Risk

Posted by dlife on Mon, Jul 25, 16, 10:16 AM 0 Comment

July 25, 2016 (Healio) — An association of fatty pancreas with future type 2 diabetes can be explained by fatty liver and obesity, according to results of a 5-year study among Japanese adults.

Hajime Yamazaki, MD, of the Center for Gastroenterology at Teine Keijinkai Hospital Sapporo in Japan, and colleagues evaluated data from 813 adults (mean age, 51.8 years; 77.1% men) without diabetes who un

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