People with a large waist size should take note: Both they and their family members are predisposed to diabetes, according to a survey released by the Taiwan Millennium Health Foundation.
The world is losing the battle against diabetes as the number of people estimated to be living with the disease soars to a new record of 382 million this year, medical experts said on Thursday.
Diabetes pills known as DPP-4 therapies got a mixed safety report on Monday as studies showed they did not raise the risk of heart attacks but might be linked to heart failure, where the heart fails to pump blood adequately.
Eating more whole fresh fruit, especially blueberries, grapes, apples and pears, is linked to a lower risk of type 2 diabetes, but drinking more fruit juice has the opposite effect, says a study.
A decrease in levels of the sleep hormone melatonin has been linked to an increased risk of adult onset diabetes, according to a study published Tuesday.
The number of cases of insulin-requiring type 1 diabetes cases rose sharply in children in Philadelphia over a two-decade span, paralleling increases seen across the United States and in Europe, according to a U.S. study.
Breakthrough research mapping how insulin works at a molecular level could lead to new diabetes treatments and end daily needle jabs, helping hundreds of millions of suffers, scientists said Thursday.
Vision loss likely related to diabetes in the United States increased by 20 percent over less than a decade, according to a U.S. study — a matter of concern as diabetes rates continue to rise, and hit younger and younger people.
Diabetes has already been tied to an increased risk of kidney and cardiovascular troubles, nerve damage and vision loss, and now a Japanese study finds diabetics to be more than twice as likely as those without the disease to have hearing impairment.
Teenagers with type 1 diabetes can develop “diabulimia,” a dangerous and little-known eating disorder in which they cut insulin use to lose weight.