Diabetes

Vitamin D does not improve glycemic control in prediabetes

(HealthDay)—Supplementation with vitamin D does not appear to improve glycemic indices or cardiovascular risk factors in individuals with prediabetes, according to research published online June 19 in Diabetes Care.

Health

Get the world on its feet: The role of exercise training

Western societies are struggling to pay for their ever increasing medical budgets. In the US up to 393 billion US-$ were spent in 2005 for cardiovascular diseases alone. Based on epidemiologic studies in primary prevention ...

Diabetes

Genetic risk score linked to increased risk of diabetes

(HealthDay)—A genetic risk score based on 46 gene variants linked to type 2 diabetes is associated with increases in the risk of type 2 diabetes and declines in glucose control and beta-cell function, according to a study ...

Diabetes

Routine blood tests could predict diabetes

Random plasma glucose tests could be used to predict which patients will develop diabetes, according to a study of Veterans Affairs treatment data. Researchers from several VA systems showed that levels of glucose found during ...

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