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Poor glycemic control tied to symptoms of depression

September 4, 2012 in News

There has been a lot of buzz in diabetes research lately about the connection between diabetes and depression. Multiple studies have shown that people with diabetes are more likely to suffer from depression than those without diabetes; now researchers are focusing on the specifics of the connection so that they can design better treatments for those who suffer from both conditions. Read the rest of this entry →

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Can the “gift of life” give back?

September 4, 2012 in News

On their home page, the American Red Cross invites you to “Give the gift that everyone wants but money can’t buy” by donating blood. New research is suggesting that regular blood donation may give back to the donor as well.

Yes, giving blood that may save someone’s life can provide anyone with an emotional lift. What researchers in Germany found during their controlled clinical trial, however, were signs of important health benefits for obese patients with metabolic syndrome. Read the rest of this entry →

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Don’t lose your mind! Poor glucose management can lead to brain volume loss late in life.

September 4, 2012 in News

Here’s yet another reason to stick to your blood glucose self-management regimen: poor control over your blood glucose can result in brain atrophy – basically, your brain shrinking in volume.

Brain atrophy happens as a result of the loss of cells, and its exact effects vary depending on where the cells are lost. Regardless of the location of the damage, declines in function occur, and the condition often gets progressively worse over time. A variety of cognitive and neurological problems can develop, including dementia. Read the rest of this entry →

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Type 2 Diabetes and the Blame Game

September 4, 2012 in News

A recent editorial in Diabetes Health hit me hard – the article described one woman’s experience with confronting feelings that she was being blamed for her diabetes (you can read her article at the link below). One of my good friends received a diagnosis of Type 2 Diabetes recently, after having been prediabetic for many years. Initially, she didn’t tell me – the subject came up sideways during a get-together. I realized she was embarrassed to tell me, because she knows I work for studies focused on preventing type 2 diabetes. She told me that she was struggling with the diagnosis; she felt like a failure because she had been ‘unsuccessful’ at preventing herself from getting diabetes despite all her hard work. Read the rest of this entry →

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Better lifestyle habits are saving lives!

September 4, 2012 in News

A recent release from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggests that patients with type 2 diabetes are taking better care of themselves and receiving better care than ever before.

According to the study, the death rate for diabetes from either stroke or heart disease was 40% lower in 2006 than in 1997. The overall death rate for adults with diabetes from all causes was also lower, showing a 23% decrease. Read the rest of this entry →