Flu season's approaching so roll up your sleeve
The only thing predictable about the flu is its unpredictability. U.S. health officials are urging virtually all Americans to get vaccinated for the coming season. Even though last year's flu season was one of the mildest on record,
that's no sign of what this season will bring.
Changes in intestinal bacteria linked to type 2 diabetes
People with type 2 diabetes have a different balance of bacteria in their digestive system than do people without the disease, new research indicates.
Aerobic exercise cuts kids' diabetes risk
Getting plenty of aerobic exercise can help overweight children reduce their risk of diabetes, according to a new study.
Belly fat adds to diabetes risk in obese adults
Obese adults with excess abdominal fat and insulin resistance are more likely to develop diabetes than obese adults without these characteristics, a new study suggests.
Scientists ID gene for insulin sensitivity
Scientists have discovered the single gene that causes insulin sensitivity, which they say might someday help lead to new diabetes treatment.
In diabetes, any protein in urine may signal heart risk
Any amount of measurable protein in the urine -- even if it is within the normal range -- may increase the risk of heart problems in people with type 2 diabetes, according to a new study.
FDA approves generic versions of Actos
The first generic versions of pioglitazone (Actos) have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to help adults with type 2 diabetes control blood glucose levels.
FDA gives nod to first drug for diabetic eye disease
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the drug Lucentis as a treatment for diabetic macular edema (DME), making it the first medicine approved for the ailment.