New guidelines for Type 2 diabetes patients suggests changing a standard for blood-sugar levels that other medical groups still stand by.
Diabetes’ prevalence has exploded in the US over the past 20 years. Nearly 30 million Americans live with the disease today — more than three times the number in the early 1990s.
And researchers have long known that diabetes is an underreported cause of death on death certificates, the primary data source for determining life expectancy trends. That’s because people with diabetes often have multiple health conditions, or “comorbidities,” such as cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity, and even cancer.
Type 2 diabetes can wreak havoc on the entire body, affecting everything from hearing and vision to sexual function, mental health and sleep. It is the leading cause of blindness, amputations and kidney failure, and it can triple the risk for heart attack and stroke. But with vigilant monitoring, a person can keep Type 2 diabetes under control and live well. Five men and women speak about living with diabetes.
We don't really understand how bariatric surgery improves type 2 diabetes.
Type 2 diabetes is a national crisis — the numbers are staggering. In 2015, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) reported that about 29 million Americans had type 2 diabetes. An additional 84 million adult Americans had prediabetes, a condition that typically progresses into full-blown diabetes if untreated.
Bariatric surgery has been shown to relieve Type II diabetes. Scientists at Glyscend are developing a drug that could mimic the effect—but with no surgery required.
Although diabetes can lead to cardiovascular disease, kidney failure, blindness and even amputation of toes, feet and legs – a procedure 200 U.S. patients undergo every day – we have not been able to get most people to change their behavior.
Understanding the growing diabetes problem, its causes and the lack of action is complex.
Preventative medicine is rapidly becoming the focus of many doctors who would prefer to help their patients prevent rather than treat a disease like diabetes.
A new study suggests Type 2 diabetes is rising along with the temperature.
Diabetes is big business, and many have been convinced that managing it forever is their only option. But it is possible to cure the disease.
The CDC's latest report offers no explanation for the rise. But, at least with type 2 diabetes, the rise of diabetes is linked to America's increasingly sedentary lifestyle. It's no coincidence that obesity is becoming a bigger problem as diabetes gets worse as well.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said in a safety alert Friday that some widely used treatments for Type 2 diabetes can cause severe and disabling joint pain, raising concerns for a big-selling class of drugs.
The FDA alert applies to a category of pills known as DPP-IV inhibitors...
Hoodwinked by the diabetes industry, we spend, as a society, tons of money treating this so-called risk factor called hemoglobin A1c, yet all that money does almost nothing to save lives or help people live longer. We should be spending healthcare dollars that purchase health.
Many experts believe Type 2 diabetes is an incurable disease that gets worse with time. But new research raises the tantalizing possibility that drastic changes in diet may reverse the disease in some people.
You might not know this from listening to the American Diabetes Association or Paula Deen, the new face of the disease, but the first line of defense against type 2 diabetes is weight loss.
Reversal of diabetes has been studied in those undergoing bariatric surgery, where reduction in the size of the stomach reduces patients’ ability to eat large quantities and often results in major weight loss. But this is the first study where the reversal has lasted for as long as six months.
A new link between high levels of certain amino acids and type 2 diabetes was found by a team led by researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, using mouse and human muscle and blood samples to evaluate the mechanisms that lead to insulin resistance.
The call from 45 international organizations represents a massive shift in care guidelines.
New guidelines for surgical treatment of type 2 diabetes bolster hopes of finding a cure, according to Francesco Rubino, but long-standing preconceptions must be put aside.
Virta is one of a handful of companies attempting to attack the epidemic—some 28 million Americans suffer from Type 2 diabetes—without relying on medications.
Launched in 2019, Beyond Type 2 is a program of the nonprofit organization Beyond Type 1. Beyond Type 2 is a place for everyone impacted by Type 2 diabetes to share their stories, get connected to the community, and find resources on topics from daily management to mental health.
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Virta is an online specialty medical clinic that reverses type 2 diabetes safely and sustainably, without the risks, costs, or side effects of medications or surgery. Drawing on decades of research, including that of our founders and advisors, Virta is driving two major innovations.
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