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Study shows shorter people are at higher risk of type 2 diabetes


Short stature is associated with a higher risk of type 2 diabetes, according to a new study in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes).Tall stature is associated with a lower risk, with each 10cm difference in height associated with a 41 percent decreased risk of diabetes in men and a 33 percent decreased risk in women.
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College students with diabetes: lower quality of life


Going off to college, while stressful for any student, poses risks to those with diabetes. Researchers found people who worked at or attended universities had high levels of diabetes distress, a condition of feeling worried and frustrated about living with diabetes that is associated with fewer self-care behaviors, suboptimal glycemic control and lower quality of life.
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Football scores a health hattrick for women with prediabetes


A new study from the University of Southern Denmark shows that football is a surprisingly efficient type of physical training for female prediabetes patients, with impressive effects on cardiovascular health after 16 weeks of training for 55-70-year old women with no prior football experience.
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Diabetes treatment targets have not improved in the US since 2005


More than 30 million Americans are living with diabetes. Diabetes treatment is generally focused on controlling blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol level, as well as promoting smoking cessation. A new study by investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) suggests that the achievement of these targets has not improved for U.S. adults with diabetes since 2005.
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Reduced carbohydrate intake improves type 2 diabetics' ability to regulate blood sugar


Patients with type 2 diabetes improve their ability to regulate blood sugar levels if they eat food with a reduced carbohydrate content and an increased share of protein and fat. This is shown by a recent study conducted at Bispebjerg Hospital in collaboration with Aarhus University and the Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports at the University of Copenhagen.
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Gestational diabetes: diet and exercise do not reduce the risk


The assumption that minimising weight gain in obese pregnant women is advantageous for avoiding gestational diabetes has not been borne out. Indeed, it might even be detrimental to the mother and the unborn child to restrict carbohydrate intake during pregnancy.
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