Top Read News: #Diabetes

Here are the top read news for #diabetes:


Dr. David Holtzman in his lab at Washington University School of Medicine, in St. Louis, is among the researchers studying links between blood sugar and the brain.Diabetes May Be a Risk Factor for Developing Alzheimer’s, Study Finds:

Two recent studies show blood-sugar levels can affect the brain—-adding new evidence that diabetes might be a significant risk factor for developing Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Read more


A salad with tomatoes, feta cheese and black olivesVegan Diet Eases Nerve Pain of Diabetes:

For people with diabetes, switching to a plant-based diet may ease the searing nerve pain that can come with the condition, and perhaps reduce their risk of losing a limb, a small pilot study has found. Read more


ap_diabetesroundup_ffGlucose-Sensing Contacts and More Brilliant Diabetes Tech:

MORE THAN 200 million people on this planet worry about the same invisible villain: their blood glucose. High, low, just right? For many of these diabetics, it’s a medical version of Goldilocks that entails four or more blood-test finger pricks a day and a jab in the thigh with a needle full of insulin at mealtimes. It’s a drag and I should know—I was diagnosed as a type 1 diabetic 20 years ago. At the time my father thought to himself, “She’ll be cured by the time she’s in college.” I’m now well beyond college age, and not only do I still have diabetes but I still use (basically) the same hardware and medications. Read more



Statins Linked to Diabetes and Complications in Healthy Adults:

Statin use for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease among healthy adults has been linked to an increased risk for diabetes, diabetes complications, and overweight/obesity in a new retrospective cohort study that tracked individuals in a database for an average of 6.5 years. Read more


diabetesCould a few extra pounds help diabetics live longer?

A controversial new study suggests that some extra weight may be linked to a longer life for people with type 2 diabetes. Read more