Monthly archives: January, 2016

How to reduce medication use and cost in Type 2 diabetics

Study results show that intensive lifestyle intervention (ILI) reduces cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors more than diabetes support and education (DSE), leading to reduced medication use and lower costs. Previous results from the Look AHEAD (Action for Health in Diabetes) study, reported by MedWire News, showed that ILI improves quality of life, physical fitness, and weight …

Risk Factors For Gestational Diabetes

Gestational diabetes is a condition that affects about 4% of all pregnant women. It usually appears midway through the second trimester and disappears after the birth of the baby. It is not permanent. How do you know if you are at risk for developing gestational diabetes? Obesity – with a BMI of 30 or over Family …

Genital, digestive cancer in women could be due to Type 2 diabetes

Women with Type 2 diabetes have significantly increased risk for genital and digestive cancers compared with their nondiabetic peers, show study results. However, men and women with diabetes have significantly reduced risks for prostate cancer and skin cancer, respectively. “Type 2 diabetes mellitus has been associated with an increased risk of a variety of cancers …

Significantly reduced risk for prostate cancer in men who have diabetes.

Men with diabetes have a significantly reduced risk for prostate cancer compared with their nondiabetic peers, report researchers. The team notes that there was a borderline significant trend for a greater inverse association with well versus poorly differentiated cancers. “Observational studies suggest that diabetes is associated with a decreased risk of prostate cancer, but few …

Assessing the age and fasting blood glucose can help identify Type 2 diabetes

Assessing the age and fasting blood glucose (FBG) of cardiac patients can help to reduce the need for oral glucose tolerance tests (OGTTs) to detect undiagnosed Type 2 diabetes, researchers suggest. Guidelines recommend screening all patients with cardiovascular disease with an OGTT, but prior research suggests this may only occur in half of all patients, …