diabetes

Diabetes' new frontier: China

Mar 24, 2014
Hundreds of millions of Chinese have moved to the city, leaving behind farmer’s diets.
Posted In: China, diabetes, obesity

FDA goes after makers of alternative diabetes treatments

Jul 24, 2013
The Food and Drug Administration says products marketed as natural or homeopathic treatments for diabetes can be dangerous.
Posted In: diabetes, FDA, health care

FDA to consider lifting safety warnings on Avandia, but is it too little, too late?

Jun 5, 2013
The FDA is expected to take another look at controversial diabetes drug Avandia after researchers at Duke have concluded the drug doesn't increase the risk of cardiovascular death as previously reported.
Posted In: diabetes, GlaxoSmithKline, FDA

Everyone pays the high cost of diabetes

Mar 7, 2013
New research says diabetes cost the nation a record $245 billion in 2012, up more than 40 percent in the past five years.
Posted In: diabetes, American Diabetes Association, obesity, disease

California cities vote on soda tax

Nov 6, 2012
A ballot initiative in Richmond and El Monte proposes a tax on sugar-sweetened drinks. Proponents say it could help prevent diabetes among low-income residents and generate revenue, but the soft drink industry is spending millions to block it.
Posted In: soda tax, diabetes, california

Dogs trained to spot diabetics' blood sugar swings

Sep 24, 2012
There's a burgeoning industry of inexpensive classes that promise to train dogs to alert their diabetic owners to a change in their blood sugar.
Posted In: dogs, diabetes, Health

Consuming white rice linked to risk of diabetes

Mar 16, 2012
Publishing in the British Medical Journal, researchers looked at four studies covering 350,000 people in Asia and the West.
Posted In: Health, Food, diabetes