MONDAY, July 9, 2018 -- When someone is diagnosed with diabetes, other family members seem more likely to adopt health lifestyle changes, too.
A new study found that partners of people newly diagnosed with diabetes were 50 percent more likely to attend weight management classes and 25 percent more likely to get medication to help quit smoking.
TUESDAY, June 26, 2018 -- Early and aggressive drug treatment does not slow progression of type 2 diabetes in obese children, researchers say.
The new study included 91 obese diabetes patients aged 10 to 19, who were divided into two groups. One group took a long-lasting insulin called glargine for three months, followed by nine months of the diabetes drug metformin. The other group took only metformin for 12 months.
WEDNESDAY, June 13, 2018 -- Widely used antipsychotic medications for troubled kids and teens can trigger weight gain and decrease insulin sensitivity, putting them at increased risk for diabetes, according to a new study.
Antipsychotic medications are used in youngsters to treat nonpsychotic disorders associated with disruptive behavior, such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), the researchers noted.
For years, doctors thought that giving IV fluids too quickly could trigger brain swelling in children experiencing a serious diabetes complication called ketoacidosis. But new research now suggests the treatment is safe.
WEDNESDAY, June 13, 2018 -- For years, doctors thought that giving IV fluids too quickly could trigger brain swelling in children experiencing a serious diabetes complication called ketoacidosis. But new research now suggests the treatment is safe.
In four different scenarios, the rate of fluid replacement, as well as the concentration of saline (salt) in that fluid, didn't raise the risk of brain injury.