Monthly archives: April, 2016

New diabetes Risk Assessment Developed ‎

A team from the University of Leicester, led by Professor Melanie Davies from the Department of Cardiovascular Sciences and Professor Kamlesh Khunti from the Department of Health Sciences, has developed an easy way for people to assess their risk of having diabetes. Working in partnership with Diabetes UK, the largest diabetes charity in the country, …

The High Cost of Diabetes

Although an estimated 7.8 percent of Americans have been diagnosed with diabetes, patients with this metabolic disease rack up 23 percent of hospital costs nationwide, a new federal analysis finds. Their collective hospital bill in 2008, the most recent year for which data were available: almost $83 billion. The average hospital stay for someone with …

Weight Loss Surgery Controlling Diabetes

According to CDC investigators, the prevalence of diabetes in the U.S. has risen by about 5 percent annually since 1990 and today about 24 million Americans have the disease. Researchers based at the University of Chicago say if the current trend continues, the number of diabetes cases will nearly double in the next 25 years, …