Diabetics are at risk of developing dementia earlier and dying sooner, according to research in the American Journal of Epidemiology.
Researchers recently identified a molecular "switch" mechanism that takes place during successful wound care healing. The discovery is likely to aid in the understanding of how wounds get better, and fuel preventive treatments.
Far too few clinical trials are focused on seniors with diabetes, according to an analysis recently published in the journal Diabetologia. Researchers at the Duke University School of Medicine looked at about 2,500 diabetes-related trials that appeared on the ClinicalTrials.gov website between 2007 and 2010.
People with diabetes are at risk of developing dementia earlier and dying sooner, according to recently published research.
The Food and Drug Administration recently approved a new kind of type 2 diabetes drug to help better control glucose levels. Invokana prevents the kidney from reabsorbing glucose, according to the FDA.
Far too few clinical trials are focused on seniors with diabetes, according to an analysis recently published in the journal Diabetologia.
The Food and Drug Administration recently approved a new kind of type 2 diabetes drug to help better control glucose levels.
Long-term care providers might want to think twice about including oxygen exposure in the treatment regimen for residents with diabetic foot ulcers. Oxygen treatment does not improve wound healing and may actually be harmful, according to new findings by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine.
Diabetes medications Januvia and Byetta significantly increase the risk of pancreatic inflammation, according to Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine researchers.
The Food and Drug Administration is investigating a possible link between commonly prescribed diabetes drugs and pancreatic cancer. The drugs, including Januvia and Byetta, were previously connected with fatal cases of pancreatic inflammation known as pancreatitis.
It's not a secret that employees who work in healthcare, whether they are medical journalists or nurses, don't always earn gold stars when it comes to managing their own health. Witness the nurses clustering in a "butt hut" outside a facility, an administrator taking a cavalier approach to his or her diet, or saleswomen wearing sole-killing heels at a conference.
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine researchers looked at 1,269 people who took at least one prescription diabetes drug between 2005-2008, comparing them to a control group of 1,269 diabetics who did not take a prescription drug to treat the condition during that period.
A recent breakthrough could lead to more effective treatments for tenacious wounds such as diabetic foot ulcers, according to a report in the journal Nature Chemistry.
Seniors who suffer transient ischemic attacks, or mini-strokes, are at greatly heightened risk for experiencing a full-blown stroke soon after and should seek treatment quickly. That's according to recently published research from neurologists at Chicago's Loyola University Medical Center.
People with type 2 diabetes can eat immediately after injecting insulin without compromising their blood sugar level, according to a recently published study in the journal Diabetes Care.
Invacare Corporation has completed the sale of its medical supplies business to AssuraMed for about $150 million, the firm announced. Invacare will retain its equipment business, which includes wheelchairs and respiratory equipment.
A new study shows that patients with early stage colon cancer who also have diabetes or high blood pressure (both components of metabolic syndrome) have a greater risk for a recurrence of the cancer and a higher mortality rate compared to colon cancer patients without the diseases.
GlaxoSmithKline will pay a $90 million settlement to 38 states that claimed it unlawfully promoted its diabetes treatment Avandia (rosiglitazone). As a result of the settlement, GSK must change the way it promotes its diabetes drugs, including Avandia.
Patients with diabetes are more than twice as likely to have hearing impairment than individuals without, according to a recent study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM).
People with type 2 diabetes are more likely than non-diabetics to develop urinary tract infections, a British study recently found.
A 53-year-old man with type 2 diabetes presents to his internist with erectile dysfunction, increased appetite, and blurry vision. At his last visit 6 months ago, his LDL-C was borderline high.
In what is the biggest healthcare fraud settlement in U.S. history, drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline will pay $3 billion and plead guilty to illegally promoting prescription drugs.
Researchers are developing a breathalyzer that may soon be able to detect diabetes, lung cancer, viral infections and other maladies that often affect nursing home patients. Patients blow into a small valve attached to a box that is about half the size of a typical shoebox and weighs less than one pound. The device then seeks biomarkers for conditions and ailments. Funding for the project has been provided by the National Science Foundation.
More than three million patients will be monitored by mobile networks by 2016, according to a Juniper Research report. The growth will be driving by higher demand for healthcare peripherals and greater processing power in smartphones, the investigation concludes. The cost of managing diabetes and other chronic conditions will decrease as a result, authors note.
Women with chronic ailments experience more intense pain than men, according to a new study. Results and further research could eventually lead to more accurate pain-medication prescribing for both men and women, experts say.
Johnson & Johnson could face penalties for not reporting incidents where insulin pumps have failed, the Food and Drug Administration has warned.
In a rare blow to positive news surrounding statins, a new study reveals the heart drugs are associated with a higher risk of diabetes in older women.
Residents with diabetes may soon be able to use their tears — rather than have blood drawn up to10 times each day — when it's time to measure glucose levels. University of Michigan researchers using an electrochemical sensor device found that glucose levels from the tears may suffice. Many people are reluctant to have their blood drawn, because of the resulting inconvenience and pain. Investigators said they hope to eliminate the need to have blood drawn in the future.
There is new hope for diabetics who dread frequent finger pricks and blood draws used to monitor their blood glucose levels. Scientists say they are developing a device that can test blood sugar levels via teardrops instead of blood.
People who suffer from depression have a 45% increased risk of stroke and a 55% higher risk of having a fatal stroke, according to a new study.