Top News – #Diabetes

Here are the top read news for #diabetes.

diabetesLife expectancy for type 1 diabetes may be improving:

Reuters Health) – On average, people with type 1 diabetes die 11 to 13 years earlier than people without the condition, according to a new study from Scotland. While the news may be disheartening for people with type 1 diabetes, the study’s senior researcher said the new results are more encouraging than previous estimates that found larger gaps in life expectancies. Read more


The Link Between Mental Trauma and Diabetes:

BC5544-001Women with symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have a two-fold increased risk for type 2 diabetes, according to a new study. “When we are under stress we are more likely to get sick, but women with PTSD are in this extreme stress response a lot of the time,” says study author Karestan Koenen, an epidemiology professor at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. Read more




Tired nurse yawning.Working night shifts may increase diabetes risk for black women:

Researchers suggest that black women who work night shifts are at a higher risk of developing diabetes compared with women who have never worked the night shift. A new study also reports that the risk increases as more years are spent working through the night. Read more




When Diabetes Treatment Goes Too Far:

NEW HAVEN — ONE of my elderly patients has Type 2 diabetes and heart disease. He takes a number of medications, including insulin to control his blood sugar levels. A few years ago, he was driving when his blood sugar suddenly dropped. He felt lightheaded for a moment, and then ran into a tree. Read more