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Study Finds A Growing Diabetes, Obesity Epidemic In California

Study Finds A Growing Diabetes, Obesity Epidemic In California

According to a new study conducted by researchers from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, a majority of adults in California are considered obese or overweight and with more than 2 million diagnosed with diabetes. The researchers are seeing this as a growing epidemic that may become a great concern for those living in California. Obesity and diabetes, along with heart disease which is usually related condi
Overweight Americans Struggling With Losing Weight

Overweight Americans Struggling With Losing Weight

A study shows that only a few Americans who have been overweight or obese are able to lose excess weight and then maintain the loss. According to researchers from Penn State College of Medicine, only one in every six Americans who are obese or overweight is quite successful in losing weight and then keeping it off. About two thirds of the adult population in America are considered overweight which is considered as
Concerns Sprout Over Regulation Of Diabetes Drugs

Concerns Sprout Over Regulation Of Diabetes Drugs

There are concerns recently arising from how medications associated with diabetes is being regulated. According to an investigation made by the British Medical Journal, the system used in regulating, evaluating and promoting diabetes medications worldwide may be up for further review. According to BMJ Editor-In-Chief Dr. Fiona Godlee, medications for diabetes such as the top-selling drug rosiglitazone, more comm
New Diabetes Risk Assessment Now Online

New Diabetes Risk Assessment Now Online

A team of UK-based researchers have developed a method for people, no matter the ethnicity, to know their risk of having diabetes online. The Departments of Cardiovascular Sciences and Health Sciences of University of Leicester, lead by Professors Melanie Davies and Kamlesh Khunti, have teamed up with Diabetes UK and University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust to come up with the Diabetes Risk Score system. The we
The High Cost Of Treating Americans With Diabetes

The High Cost Of Treating Americans With Diabetes

Data gathered from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) shows that US hospitals have spent $83 billion caring for diabetic patients in 2008. in the same year, about one in five hospitalizations involved a patient with diabetes. The amount mentioned is 23 percent of what hospitals in the US spent overall to treat all conditions in 2008. This includes costs associated with 540,000 diabetes related h
Eye Disorder Risk High Among Older Diabetics

Eye Disorder Risk High Among Older Diabetics

According to a recent study, around 30 percent of adults with diabetes in the United States who are over 40 years old are said to have diabetic retinopathy with around 4 percent of them having the type that can threaten their eyesight. Diabetic retinopathy is the damage to the retina as a result of complications of diabetes milletus. Diabetic milletus is said to be the leading cause of legal blindness among US adu
High-Risk Pool Insurance for Diabetics

High-Risk Pool Insurance for Diabetics

Many diabetics across America are deprived of health insurance simply because insurers do not cover diabetes in their insurance policies.  However, diabetic people can still avail for a health insurance through the "high-risk pool" program. Thirty states has established high-risk pools that offer health insurance coverage to residents who are "uninsurable" because private insurers might tur
Buying Individual Insurance for Diabetics

Buying Individual Insurance for Diabetics

Not many are lucky enough to be insured either by the company they work for or through public programs like Medicare, which is why they resort to buying individual insurance coverage.  However, not all insurance companies are willing to provide coverage for chronic diseases like diabetes.  But there are ways to be able to purchase health insurance despite the obstacles being faced by diabetics. In the cas