Diabetes affects up to 14 percent of the U.S. population – an increase from nearly 10 percent in the early 1990s – yet over a third of cases still go undiagnosed.
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By Melissa Healy, Los Angeles Times Bariatric surgery did more to improve symptoms of diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol after three years than intensive treatment with drugs alone, according to new results from a closely watched clinical trial involving patients who were overweight or obese. Study participants who had gastric bypass surgery or sleeve […]
Washington (AFP) – When it comes to managing type 2 diabetes in overweight people, stomach-shrinking surgeries are still more effective than trying to shed pounds with pills and lifestyle changes, researchers said Monday. Three years into a U.S. study that compares various approaches — gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy and simply trying medical counseling, diet, exercise […]
San Francisco (AFP) – The Google lab known for working on unusual projects like self-driving cars is crafting a contact lens that could help diabetics manage blood sugar levels. “We’re now testing a smart contact lens that’s built to measure glucose levels in tears,” project co-founders Brian Otis and Babak Parviz said Thursday in a […]
London (AFP) – Health experts launched a drive on Thursday to cut sugar levels in food in an effort to tackle obesity and diabetes. The Action on Sugar campaign aims to make the public more aware about the impact of sugar on health, particularly among children, who it says are often targeted by industry. It […]