TUESDAY, July 14, 2020 -- When something as routine as grocery shopping might lead to a deadly COVID-19 infection, stress is inevitable -- and that extra tension can make it harder for people with diabetes to manage their disease.
The reason? The stress hormone cortisol is linked to higher blood sugar levels, according to a new study.
THURSDAY, July 9, 2020 -- Eating more fruits, vegetables and whole grain foods could lower your risk of type 2 diabetes, two new studies suggest.
In one study, researchers looked at more than 9,700 people who developed type 2 diabetes and over 13,600 who didn't. Participants were from eight European countries and part of a long-term cancer and nutrition study.
THURSDAY, July 2, 2020 -- An experimental ultrafast-acting insulin could work four times quicker than current fast-acting formulas, researchers say.
For the study, the researchers focused on a form of insulin called monomeric insulin. Though its structure should, in theory, allow it to act faster, monomeric insulin is too unstable for practical use, so the Stanford University team had to find a way around that problem.
FRIDAY, June 19, 2020 -- If you have diabetes and live in rural America, the closest specialist may be hours away. But new research shows that effective help may be as close as your phone.
The study found that a six-month telehealth program led to a significant drop in blood sugar levels. Participants had an average A1C level of 9.25% at the study's start and an average of 7.89% at the end. That benefit was maintained a year after the study ended.
WEDNESDAY, June 17, 2020 -- Technology often makes life easier to manage, and new research confirms that's definitely the case for people with type 1 diabetes.
Continuous glucose monitors -- devices that approximate blood sugar levels every few minutes -- can help teens and young adults better manage their diabetes. They can also help older adults prevent dangerously low blood sugar levels (hypoglycemia), according to two new studies.
TUESDAY, June 16, 2020 -- With U.S. coronavirus cases now past 2 million, a new report finds that COVID-19 is much more lethal for Americans with underlying health issues -- illnesses such as heart disease, diabetes or lung ailments.
In fact, "deaths were 12 times higher among patients with reported underlying conditions," compared to healthy individuals, according to an analysis of more than 1.3 million cases of COVID-19 reported to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention by May 30.