Diabetes can hurt the heart, the eyes and the kidneys. New research indicates a more ominous link: That diabetes increases the risk of getting Alzheimer's disease and may speed dementia once it strikes.
Diabetics not only are at higher risk of suffering a heart attack or stroke, they are also more susceptible to diseases of the eyes, kidneys and nervous system.
People who get fewer than six hours of sleep at night are prone to abnormal blood sugar levels, possibly putting them at risk for diabetes, U.S. researchers said on Wednesday.
The medical cost coverage for DPP-4 inhibitors, a breakthrough in the treatment of patients with Type 2 diabetes, by the national health insurance (NHI) program formally took effect from March 1.
Diabetes can slow the brain, causing trouble with two types of mental processing in adults of all ages, Canadian researchers reported on Wednesday.
Diabetics are at greater risk of a cataracts and glaucoma as well as astigmatism than non-diabetics, results of a U.S. study published in the Neu-Isenberg-based German medical journal, Aerzte Zeitung, indicated recently.
New drugs to treat an epidemic of diabetes in the U.S. will have to be screened more closely for heart risks, U.S. government health officials said Wednesday.
A diet rich in nuts, beans and lentils beat a high cereal-fiber diet in controlling symptoms of diabetes and heart disease, Canadian researchers said on Tuesday.
Mahadevappa, a villager in India’s southern state of Karnataka, was diagnosed with diabetes 18 years ago and put on drugs since.
Genes that increase the risk of heart disease in the general population carry an even greater risk of heart trouble in diabetics, U.S. researchers said on Tuesday.