August 8, 2002 |
Eating a meal when it is convenient. Indulging in sweets once considered off-limits. Waking up less often at night to go to the bathroom. Such are the little pleasures that make diabetes an ever more manageable disease. As the American Association of Diabetes Educators gathers in Philadelphia this week, the good news is that new treatments allow people with diabetes to live better. The bad news is that more Americans - more overweight than ever - are getting diabetes, and getting it earlier in life.
February 26, 2002 |
Hard to make a case for a diet of sausage A diet heavy in processed meats, including hot dogs and bacon, increases the risk of type 2 diabetes by about 50 percent in men, researchers say. Harvard School of Public Health scientists analyzed the eating habits of thousands of men and found that those who frequently ate bacon, hot dogs, sausage, baloney or other processed meats were 46 percent more likely to develop type 2 diabetes than...
November 27, 2000 |
Doctors know that overweight children are at greater risk for developing Type 2 diabetes - once called adult-onset diabetes. But new research raises the question of whether obesity could also be a factor in the rarer Type 1 diabetes, which used to be called juvenile diabetes. A Finnish study, published today in the journal Diabetes Care, indicated that overweight children older than 3 were more than twice as likely to develop Type 1. The possible obesity connection is of interest to researchers who have been grappling with a 33 percent surge in diabetes prevalence among American adults during the 1990s and the alarming recent appearance of Type 2 diabetes among children.
August 27, 2000
Inside Help. Bensalem police are enlisting hairstylists in their effort to halt domestic violence; "Women will tell their hairdressers things they'd never tell anyone else," said Officer Marilyn MacDougall . . . Diabetes. It soared 33 percent nationally - 70 percent among people in their 30s - during the 1990s, according to poll results published in the journal Diabetes Care; health experts blame widespread obesity . . . Top-rated. Wednesday night's finale to the CBS series "Survivor" attracted more viewers (51.7 million)