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Study: Annual cost of diabetes reaches $245B


The growing toll of diabetes cost the nation a record high $245 billion in 2012, a 41% increase from $174 billion in 2007, according to new research released today. The study Economic Costs of Diabetes in the U.S. in 2012, commissioned by the American Diabetes Association, estimated the health care and work-related costs of diagnosed diabetes. The full study will be published in the April issue of Diabetes Care.


Sotomayor tells life story shaped by disease, overcoming adversity

Sonia Sotomayor

Very soon after being diagnosed with diabetes, 7-year-old Sonia Sotomayor decided she would not depend on the adults in her life — a distant, overworked mother, a doomed, alcoholic father — for the daily shots of insulin that would keep her alive. Read full article >>


Vision loss tied to diabetes on rise in U.S.

Vision loss likely related to diabetes increased by 20 percent over less than a decade in the U.S., according to a new study.


Bedroom TVs boost kids' risk of fat, disease

TVs in Kids' Bedrooms

Kids who have TVs in their bedrooms are twice as likely to be fat and nearly three times as likely to be at risk for heart disease and diabetes as those who don’t, according to a new study that renews concerns about health and screen time.


Early action 'can cut diabetes'


An "early and aggressive" approach to people on the cusp of developing Type 2 diabetes is needed to reduce cases of the disease, a study suggests.


Surgery on Diabetics May Be Better Than Standard Treatment


For some people with diabetes, surgery may be the best medicine. Two studies have found that weight loss operations worked much better than the standard treatments to control Type 2 diabetes in obese and overweight people. Those who had surgery to staple the stomach and reroute the small intestine were much more likely to have their diabetes go into complete remission, or to need less medicine, than people given the typical regimen of drugs, diet and exercise, the studies found. The surgery also helped many to lower their blood pressure and cholesterol.


Chef Paula Deen hid diabetes, pushed high-fat food

Paula Deen, the Southern belle of butter and heavy cream, makes no apologies for waiting three years to disclose she has diabetes while continuing to dish up deep-fried cheesecake and other high-calorie, high-fat recipes on TV....


Group predicts 522M could have diabetes by 2030

Group predicts 522M could have diabetes by 2030

The International Diabetes Federation predicts that one in 10 adults could have diabetes by 2030, according to their latest statistics. In a report issued on Monday, the advocacy group estimated that 522 million people would have diabetes in the next two decades, based on things like aging and demographic changes....


Report: Vaccines generally safe, some side effects

Report: Vaccines generally safe, some side effects

Vaccines can cause certain side effects but serious ones appear very rare - and there's no link with autism and Type 1 diabetes, the Institute of Medicine says in the first comprehensive safety review in 17 years....


Red, processed meat linked to higher risk of type 2 diabetes

Eating processed meats and red meat regularly increases your risk of type 2 diabetes, a large new study shows.


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