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It has long been known that obesity and type 1 diabetes go together hand in hand, but a new study conducted by Austrian researchers has brought the topic back into sharp focus. They looked closely at children and adolescents with the disease to determine which specific factors contribute towards their weight gain. What they found […]

On June 3rd, 2014, news was released about a recent study that reconfirmed the association between diabetes testing and acute myocardial infarction. The study in question was conducted in the U.S. and presented at the American Heart Association’s highly covered, 2014 Quality of Care and Outcomes Research Scientific Sessions. Included with the news was a bit of […]

Diabetics living in the Golden State may want to take notice of a debate currently taking place among their legislators. That’s because the heated conversation has to do with a bill regarding lancing devices, insulin needles and other similar diabetes testing supplies. If the bill does eventually turn into law, it could change how diabetes testing […]

Earlier this year, the U.S. Federal Drug Administration began ruminating over the idea of changing the way that blood glucose monitors are used and classified. Needless to say, it created quite a stir among members of the healthcare community. Many people supported portions of the non-binding guidelines and vehemently opposed others. So what’s all the controversy about? Basically, the […]

In May 2014, a report released jointly by the California Center for Public Health Advocacy and the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research reconfirmed what many have known for some time now, Latinos have a very high risk for developing diabetes. The reason for the prevalence has long been discussed. Just last year, researchers published findings indicating […]

A new commentary published in “BMJ’s Evidence-Based Nursing” reports that women who eat high amounts of red and processed meats have a higher-than-average risk of contracting gestational diabetes than other women do. This commentary was based upon information contained in several reports that have been conducted by researchers across the globe, some of which also […]

For years, people have been searching for solutions to the world’s type 1 diabetes problem. It has lead to all sorts of conjecture as to which combination of actions can prevent, slow down or stop the disease from impacting individual’s lives. The most recent combination to be discussed is type 1 diabetes testing and gluten […]

According to the CDC’s research, diabetes is one of the top five leading causes of death among America’s Latino population. The majority of those that find themselves in that high risk category tend to have type 2 diabetes. Because of that, some members of the scientific research community have long believed that the disease’s prevalence […]

According to a recent report by Fox News, more women than ever are experiencing gestational diabetes. This news report was based on data from the American Diabetes Association, and claims that around 18% of all pregnancies currently result in this condition. The reason for the increase in gestational diabetes is largely due to more women […]

While taste drives most food choices, eating nutrient-rich foods that provide the most nutrition per calorie is one of the best ways to “Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right,” according to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. As part of the 2014 National Nutrition Month® theme, the Academy encourages everyone to choose the most nutritionally-packed […]

According to the International Diabetes Foundation’s figures, more than 380 million people around the world are coping with a diabetes diagnosis. That’s a lot of people that must alter their way of living and use type 1 diabetes testing supplies. However, if the researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health are correct, that number […]

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