THURSDAY, April 12, 2018 -- Artificial intelligence software that can detect diabetes-related damage to the retina -- called diabetic retinopathy -- has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
The IDx-DR program analyzes images of a patient's retinas taken with a special camera. The digital images are uploaded to a cloud server on which IDx-DR software is installed.
THURSDAY, March 29, 2018 -- The latest tally of Americans adults affected by diabetes finds more than 23 million struggle with the blood sugar disease.
Of those, the vast majority -- 21 million cases -- are caused by type 2 diabetes, which is often linked to overweight or obesity, according to the report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
FRIDAY, March 30, 2018 -- New research shows that for people with type 1 diabetes who can no longer sense when their blood sugar levels drop too low, an islet cell transplant can dramatically improve their lives.
Some people with type 1 diabetes develop a condition called hypoglycemia unawareness, which means they no longer feel symptoms when their blood sugar levels are dropping dangerously. This can lead to severe low blood sugar levels (hypoglycemia), which can cause seizures and coma.
TUESDAY, March 6, 2018 -- The American College of Physicians (ACP) has issued new guidance on managing type 2 diabetes -- including relaxing the long-term blood sugar target called hemoglobin A1C.
The A1C is a blood test that gives doctors an estimate of your blood sugar level average over the past few months. For most adults, the American Diabetes Association recommends a target A1C of below 7 percent. This goal may be altered based on individual circumstances.