Jan 03, 2015

1 In 3 People With Type1 Diabetes Still Make Insulin, Research Suggests Media

29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People with diabetes who have difficulty paying for food, medicine and other basic needs also have trouble managing their diabetes, a new study finds. Those who have trouble paying for food or medicine had the highest risk of poor diabetes control, according to the study. Poor control means higher blood sugar, cholesterol and blood pressure than normal, the researchers said. "Despite insurance coverage, unmet basic needs were common, associated with worse diabetes control, and high use of expensive health services," said lead author Dr. http://news.healingwell.com/index.php?p=news1&id=695034

Poverty Makes Diabetes Care Tougher, Study Reports news

1 in 3 People With Type 1 Diabetes Still Produce Insulin, Study Says Related Health News MONDAY, Dec. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Although it's widely accepted that people with type 1 diabetes produce no insulin, a new study suggests otherwise: Roughly one-third produce the hormone long after they are diagnosed. Residual insulin production can last for more than four decades, researchers reported recently in the journal Diabetes Care. Their findings could help avoid the misdiagnosis of type 1 diabetes as the more common type 2 diabetes and improve treatments for blood sugar control, they suggested. "Other studies have shown that some type 1 diabetes patients who have lived with the disease for many years continue to secrete insulin, and the assumption has been that these patients are exceptional," said study senior author Dr. Carla Greenbaum, director of T1D Exchange Biobank Operations Center, a repository of type 1 diabetes biological samples, in Seattle. http://news.healingwell.com/index.php?p=news1&id=694915

Nearly All Diabetics Should Be on Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs: Experts news

The committee also recommends people with diabetes do resistance training at least twice a week, unless they can't for other medical reasons. The guidelines for people with diabetes also include: A new blood sugar standard for children and adolescents -- a hemoglobin A1C of 7.5 or less. This test gives an average of blood sugar levels for the past two to three months, according to the ADA. A statement that e-cigarettes are not an alternative to smoking or a way to help smokers quit. A recommendation that people 65 or older get the pneumonia vaccine in two separate shots -- PCV13 (Prevnar), followed 12 months later by PPSV23 (Pneumovax). http://news.healingwell.com/index.php?p=news1&id=694926

Diabetes Drug Metformin Safe for Patients With Kidney Disease: Review news

But, the researchers didn't find any significant differences in the children's thinking and memory skills ("cognition"). "Our results show the potential vulnerability of young developing brains to abnormally elevated glucose [blood sugar] levels, even when the diabetes duration has been relatively brief," lead author Dr. http://news.healingwell.com/index.php?p=news1&id=694849

Diabetes May Affect Kids' Brain Growth, Study Reports news

More information The U.S. National Library of Medicine has more about metformin . SOURCE: Yale University, news release, Dec. http://news.healingwell.com/index.php?p=news1&id=694908