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Yes, You Can! (Prevent Diabetes)

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 84 million adults have the condition, and 9 out of 10 individuals with prediabetes don’t know they have it. Without weight loss and physical activity, it is estimated that 15-30% of those with prediabetes will develop type 2 diabetes within 5 years.

By |November 23rd, 2019|Health, Nutrition|2 Comments

Surviving a war, but fighting the battle at home with Type 2 Diabetes

W.L. Harris made it through combat in the jungles of Vietnam relatively unscathed, but some 50 years later, the 71-year old U.S. Marine Corps Veteran now battles a different life-altering trauma: type 2 diabetes.

By |July 17th, 2019|VA Medical Centers|2 Comments

Researchers publish long-term findings from VA Diabetes Trial

VA researchers have published long-term follow-up results from a major clinical trial involving Veterans with diabetes. Patients who had received intensive therapy to lower blood sugar levels saw no significant drop in heart attacks or strokes over the long term.

By |July 2nd, 2019|Research|7 Comments

VA study on cholesterol genetics could lead to new treatments for heart disease, diabetes

VA researchers recently identified three genetic mutations that govern cholesterol levels, which could lead to new drugs to treat cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

By |October 10th, 2018|News Releases, Research|Comments Off on VA study on cholesterol genetics could lead to new treatments for heart disease, diabetes

41 VA medical centers to participate in landmark study to test relationship between diabetes and heart health

Veterans with Type 2 diabetes and elevated triglycerides have an increased risk for cardiac events and may be eligible to participate in a new study that aims to reduce this risk. 

By |April 10th, 2018|News Releases, Research|19 Comments

Program aims to help Veterans with diabetes fend off foot ulcers

Researchers at the VA New York Harbor Healthcare System are making steady progress on a four-year, $1.1 million award from the VA Rehabilitation Research and Development Service to find a way to prevent the recurrence of diabetic foot ulcers in Veterans who had a previous foot ulcer that healed. The project, known as "STEP UP to Avert Amputation in Diabetes," is now in its third year.

By |February 22nd, 2018|Health|5 Comments

Diabetes message for Veterans: Setting safe blood glucose limits

Prevention of low blood sugar is a public health issue of national importance. Among older Americans, medications that can cause low blood sugar are associated with more emergency room visits than all but two other high-risk medications. VHA is asking you to take a moment to learn about low blood sugar and assist us in getting the word out.

By |November 8th, 2017|Health|Comments Off on Diabetes message for Veterans: Setting safe blood glucose limits

Stopping diabetes with targeted delivery of medicine is goal of VA researcher

A Louisiana VA researcher is the principal investigator in groundbreaking research focusing on gender differences and the role of male and female hormones in diabetes.

By |August 2nd, 2017|Health, Research|4 Comments

Fit for life: Helping Veterans with diabetes through weight management

Diabetes is one of the most prevalent conditions in our Veteran population, affecting the lives of millions of patients and their families every day. In fact, nearly 25% of the Veterans we treat have the disease, and over 70% are at risk due to weight concerns. These are among the many reasons why American Diabetes Month in November is so important, as it raises awareness [...]

By |November 17th, 2016|VA Careers|Comments Off on Fit for life: Helping Veterans with diabetes through weight management
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