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Nearly 10% of U.S. Adults Now Have Diabetes: Study

Posted by dlife on Fri, Apr 18, 14, 12:09 PM 0 Comment

April 18, 2014 (WebMD) The percentage of Americans with diabetes has doubled since 1988, with nearly one in 10 adults now diagnosed with the blood-sugar disease, researchers report.

In the late 1980s and early 1990s, the rate of diagnosed and undiagnosed diabetes was 5.5 percent of the U.S. population. By 2010, that number had risen to 9.3 percent. That means 21 million American adults had confirmed diabetes in 2010, according to the researchers.

Several encour

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Lexicon Pharma's Diabetes Drug Successful in Mid-Stage Study

Posted by dlife on Tue, Apr 15, 14, 01:27 PM 0 Comment

April 14, 2014 (Reuters) — Lexicon Pharmaceuticals Inc said its experimental drug to treat diabetes reduced the use of insulin at meal times in a mid-stage study of patients with type 1 diabetes, sending the company's shares up as much as 17 percent.

Lexicon said the drug, codenamed LX4211, reduced the total dose of insulin taken by patients at meal times by 32 percent, compared with a 6 percent reduction in patien

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FDA Approves Tanzeum to Treat Type 2 Diabetes

Posted by dlife on Tue, Apr 15, 14, 01:23 PM 0 Comment

April 15, 2014 (FDA) —

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Tanzeum (albiglutide) subcutaneous injection to improve glycemic control, along with diet and exercise, in adults with type 2 diabetes.

Type 2 diabetes affects approximately 24 million people and accounts for more than 90 percent of diabetes cases diagnosed in the United States. Over time, high blood sugar levels can increase the risk for serious complications, including heart disease, blindness, a

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Clues to Type 2 Diabetes Discovered on Mount Everest

Posted by dlife on Tue, Apr 15, 14, 10:29 AM 0 Comment

April 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Research conducted on climbers atop Mount Everest offers new insight into the biological triggers for type 2 diabetes.

Specifically, the British investigators learned more about how low oxygen levels in the body (hypoxia) may be linked with insulin resistance, a risk factor for diabetes. Insulin resistance occurs when cells in the body fail to respond to insul

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Are Chromium Supplements Beneficial If You Have Type 2 Diabetes?

Posted by dlife on Mon, Apr 14, 14, 03:16 PM 0 Comment

April 14, 2014 (Emax Health) — The results of two reviews of the effect of chromium supplements in people with type 2 diabetes have provided strikingly different results. Since this mineral has been viewed as a natural treatment option for diabetes for many years, it's time to take stock of the conflicting information.

Chromium is a mineral that has been shown to boost the activity of insulin, according to the National Institutes of Health, and to play an important role in the breakd

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