Sustaining modest weight loss for 10 years, or taking an anti-diabetic drug over that time, can prevent or lower the occurence rate of type 2 diabetes in people at high risk for developing the disease, as per the Diabetes Prevention Program Outcomes Study (DPPOS), a long-term follow-up to a landmark 2001 diabetes prevention study……..
Healthcare expenses are on the ascending trend and millions of people find healthcare costs very unaffordable. Even though medical-coverage is a little on the costlier side, it can be far more expensive to go without it. God forbid, if you were to meet with an accident or fall critically ill, the medical bills could be truly overwhelming, possibly out of your reach. Therefore it is very essential for you to find affordable health insurance……..
A progressively more complex and expensive array of therapys for type 2 diabetes is being prescribed to an increasing number of adults, as per a report in the October 27 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. In 2000, more than 11 million Americans had been diagnosed with diabetes, as per background information in the article. „By 2050, the number of Americans with diabetes is expected to soar to 29 million, a prevalence of 7 percent,“ the authors write. „The annual economic burden of diabetes is estimated at $132 billion and increasing. In 2002, more than one-tenth of U.S. health care expenditures were attributable to diabetes.“ As costs and prevalence increase, managing diabetes also has become increasingly complex, as physicians prescribe more medications to each patient and combine drugs from different therapeutic classes……..
Individuals living in neighborhoods conducive to physical activity and providing access to healthy foods may have a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes in a five-year period, as per a report in the October 12 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. „The worldwide epidemic of type 2 diabetes mellitus is largely driven by the combined rise in obesity, intake of energy-dense or nutrient-poor foods and physical inactivity,“ the authors write as background information in the article. Interventions to reduce risk on the individual levelincluding surgery, medicine and behavior changehave had mixed results. Large-scale behavior change appears to be necessary to reverse the diabetes epidemic, but such a change is difficult to achieve and appears to be unsustainable if the surrounding environment is not supportive……..
Type 1 (juvenile) diabetes and celiac disease appear to share a common genetic origin, scientists at the University of Cambridge and Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, have confirmed. Their findings, which are reported in this week’s edition of the New England Journal (NEJM), identified seven chromosome regions which are shared between the two diseases. The research suggests that type 1 diabetes and celiac disease may be caused by common underlying mechanisms such as autoimmunity-related tissue damage and intolerance to dietary antigens (foreign substances which prompt an immune response)……..