Health News

New Diabetes Rx Gets FDA Go-Ahead
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new medication to treat type 2 diabetes.
Beware of These Diabetes Medications
If something sounds too good to be true, it's probably a scam. That thinking applies to some recent products marketed as cures for diabetes.
To Manage Diabetes, Take a Walk
Taking a brief walk after meals may help patients with type 2 diabetes manage their blood sugar more effectively, a new study found.
Should Sugary Drinks Be Taxed?
Taxing sugary drinks may lower consumption and, in turn, reduce obesity, type 2 diabetes and even tooth decay, according to a new World Health Organization (WHO) report.
'Artificial Pancreas' Approved
The US Food and Drug Administration has approved the first "artificial pancreas" device to monitor blood glucose (sugar) and adjust long-acting or basal insulin doses.
Depression and Gestational Diabetes
Depression and gestational diabetes may be linked, according to the National Institutes of Health.
The Glycemic Index Problem
The glycemic index varies so much that it may be an unreliable indicator of blood sugar response, according to a new study.
Diabetes Rx Could Fight Heart Disease
A drug often prescribed for type 2 diabetes could fight heart disease in patients with type 1 diabetes, a new study found.
More Exercise, Less Disease
Many past studies have shown that physical activity provides health benefits, but exactly how much physical activity provides the most benefit?
Triple Diabetes Rx Combo May Work
A combination of three diabetes medications may help patients control their blood sugar and lose weight, a new study found.