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3U researchers discover biological marker that could predict development of Type 1 diabetes
A significant finding has been made by the 3U Diabetes Consortium, of Dublin City University, Maynooth University and the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI), which has the potential to contribute to the identification of biological markers that predict the development of Type 1 diabetes, a chronic autoimmune disease.
March 27, 2017
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6% of cancers are attributable to diabetes and high BMI
Diabetes and high BMI (a BMI over 25 kg/m2) were the cause of 5.6% of new cancer cases worldwide in 2012 - equivalent to 792600 cases, according to the first study to quantify the proportion of cancers attributable to diabetes and high BMI. When considered individually, 544300 cases of cases were attributable to high BMI (equivalent to 3.9% of all cancers), and 280100 were attributable to diabetes (2%).
November 28, 2017
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422 million reasons Apple is building Diabetes sensors
Diabetes prevention and management can only be improved with digital health focused solutions.
April 13, 2017
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A Pill to Replace Needles: Interview with Mir Imran, Chairman and CEO of Rani Therapeutics
Operating within InCube Labs, a multi-disciplinary life sciences R&D lab based in Silicon Valley, Rani Therapeutics is developing a novel approach for the oral delivery of large-molecule drugs such as basal insulin, which is currently delivered via injections. By replacing painful injections with a painless, easy-to-take pill, the technology has the potential to drastically improve the lives of millions of patients suffering from diabetes, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, and many other chronic conditions.
July 4, 2017
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A Report from the Diabetes Professional Care Conference in London
Now in its third year, DPC2017 offered attendees in London an impressive array of presentations, debates, workshops, and networking opportunities. The two-day event at the Olympia featured contributions from over a hundred world experts covering all aspects of diabetes care, and showcased the emerging technologies underpinning tomorrow's healthcare solutions.
November 20, 2017
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A step closer to a cure for adult-onset diabetes
In healthy people, exosomes -- tiny structures secreted by cells to allow intercellular communication -- prevent clumping of the protein that leads to type 2 diabetes. Exosomes in patients with the disease don't have the same ability. This discovery takes us a step closer to a cure for type 2 diabetes.
October 23, 2017
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A teenage girl has created a 3D-printed lens and app that can detect eye disease
The app uses an AI system to identify diabetic retinopathy in photos
August 8, 2017
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A1C Test Gives Different Readings By Race
Study suggests difference stems from both biological and care issues
June 13, 2017
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Adequate vitamin D during childhood linked to decreased risk of islet autoimmunity
Getting enough vitamin D during infancy and childhood is associated with a reduced risk of islet autoimmunity among children at increased genetic risk for type 1 diabetes, according to a study published this week in the journal Diabetes.
October 23, 2017
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Adults as likely to develop type 1 diabetes as children, research finds
Research by the University of Exeter Medical School using UK Biobank found that adults are as likely to develop type 1 diabetes as children, with more than 40 per cent of type 1 diabetes cases occurring after the age of 30.
November 30, 2017
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Air pollution linked to heightened risk of type 2 Diabetes in obese Latino children
High levels of pollution may make insulin-creating cells become less efficient, increasing the risk for type 2 diabetes, researchers say
February 7, 2017
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Air Pollution May Raise Risk of Type 2 Diabetes
Study of obese Hispanic children suggests smog might boost chances of developing the blood sugar disorder
February 10, 2017
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Alarming co-occurrence of type 2 diabetes and CVD demands more awareness to address risks, improve health
The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) today hosted an important health observance briefing to raise awareness of the co-occurrence of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease (CVD), "National Diabetes Heart Connection Day." Diabetes affects 29.1 million people in the U.S., including 8.1 million people who are undiagnosed.
November 9, 2017
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'Alarming' rise in cancer rates driven by diabetes, obesity
New research crunches the numbers on diabetes- and obesity-related cancers and projects a steep rise in diagnosed cases.
November 29, 2017
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Almost every fourth hospital patient suffers from diabetes, study finds
One in four patients in a university hospital suffers from diabetes (22 percent), and again as many suffer from prediabetes (24 percent). These were the findings of a current study by researchers in Tübingen of the German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD) and Helmholtz Zentrum München. Further results of the study: Patients with diabetes have prolonged hospital stays and a higher risk of complications.
August 23, 2017
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Anti-diabetic drug can enhance repair of UV-induced DNA damage in cells of 'Moon children'
The destructive force of UV radiation on DNA molecules is only fully visible, when repair mechanisms fail: patients with the rare genetic disease Xeroderma pigmentosum - also known as "Moon children' - develop inflammations upon exposure to only small amounts of sunlight, rough-surfaced growths and eventually skin cancer occurs often in early age.
November 21, 2017
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Anti-stress compound reduces obesity and diabetes
FKBP51-protein inhibitors could be used for treating diabetes
December 13, 2017
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Anti-stress compounds provide new treatment approach for diabetes and obesity
For the first time, scientists from the Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry in Munich could prove that a stress protein found in muscle has a diabetes promoting effect. This finding could pave the way to a completely new treatment approach.
December 13, 2017
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Apple's Diabetes Monitor Needs to be Affordable, Non-Invasive
Apple is working on a sensor that would monitor diabetics' blood sugar levels, according to CNBC. it's been in the works since the days of Steve Jobs, who reportedly envisioned a wearable like Apple watch that would keep tabs on people's health.
April 25, 2017
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Are peanuts good for diabetes? Effect on disease risk
Peanuts are common in the average American diet in the form of peanut butter, candy bars, and roasted and salted peanuts. But how may eating peanuts affect people with diabetes?
April 28, 2017
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Artificial Beta Cells Can Release Insulin On-Demand
Researchers from the University of North Carolina and North Carolina State University have developed artificial beta cells that can release insulin in response to rising glucose levels in the blood stream. The technology could be used to treat diabetes through subcutaneous injections of the cells into patients, or gradual delivery using a skin patch.
November 2, 2017
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Artificial Pancreas Improves Quality of Life for Type-1 Diabetes Patients
An artificial pancreas could replace insulin trackers for type-1 diabetes sufferers.
October 16, 2017
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Artificial sweeteners: Weight loss friend or foe?
Researchers from the University of Manitoba's George and Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation in Canada find that non-nutritive sweeteners may be linked to risk of weight gain and a greater risk of obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, and heart disease.
July 17, 2017
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Aspirin may cut breast cancer risk for women with diabetes
Researchers have long known that diabetes can increase a woman's risk of breast cancer. A new study, however, suggests that this risk could be significantly reduced with long-term use of low-dose aspirin.
June 12, 2017
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Automatic Injectable System for Blood Glucose Control
Researchers at North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill may have developed a rudimentary artificial pancreas capable of releasing insulin in response to real-time changes in blood glucose content. Their technique involves attaching a modified form of insulin to glucosamine, a chemical that binds to glucose transporters on red blood cells.
May 8, 2017
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Avocados can help to treat metabolic syndrome, says review
A new review of studies looking at the health effects of avocados finds that there is "satisfactory clinical evidence" that the fruit can help to treat metabolic syndrome.
April 11, 2017
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Avocados have beneficial effects on components of metabolic syndrome
A new review investigates the effects of avocados on different components of metabolic syndrome, which is a clustering of risk factors including high blood sugar, cholesterol, blood pressure, and body mass index. These risk factors lead to an increased risk of type 2 Diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
April 10, 2017
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Avocados may help combat the metabolic syndrome
A new review investigates the effects of avocados on different components of metabolic syndrome, which is a clustering of risk factors including high blood sugar, cholesterol, blood pressure, and body mass index. These risk factors lead to an increased risk of type 2 Diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
April 10, 2017
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BD announces Viva insulin pen needles as cost-effective option for people with diabetes
Drug Tariff Amendment Reduces Cost of BD Viva™ Pen Needles to £3.64 per Box
July 4, 2017
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Best Diabetes apps of 2017
Rates of Diabetes may be higher than ever, but there are many apps that can help people with Diabetes manage their condition.
May 9, 2017
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Best insulin injection sites: Absorption time and rotation
Insulin is a hormone that helps manage Diabetes when it is injected into the body.
March 29, 2017
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Best smoothies for people with diabetes
Smoothies may seem like a healthful option, but they can be a very bad choice for people who have diabetes.
May 11, 2017
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Biochemical 'fingerprints' reveal diabetes progression
Researchers describe a new method to study biochemical changes that occur in the pancreas during the development of diabetes. The method is based on molecular spectroscopy and can be used to extract biochemical profiles (or 'fingerprints') containing information about disease progression. The method could facilitate improved understanding of the mechanistic processes on molecular and cellular levels that are key to the development of diabetes.
August 21, 2017
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Biofeedback System for Parkinson's Rehab
Researchers at the University of Houston have developed wearable technology to assist Parkinson's patients to perform rehabilitation exercises in their own home.
August 4, 2017
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Bitter melon and diabetes: How does it affect blood sugar levels?
Diabetes is a condition that affects blood sugar levels and can lead to health issues if not properly managed. Could eating bitter melon be healthful for those looking to manage diabetes?
June 1, 2017
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Broccoli sprout extract may help to treat type 2 diabetes
An effective new treatment for type 2 diabetes could be sitting in your fridge, according to the results of a new study.
June 15, 2017
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Burning more fat, less glucose could lead to diabetes, mouse models indicate
Making muscles burn more fat and less glucose can increase exercise endurance, but could simultaneously cause diabetes, says a team of scientists.
December 23, 2016
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Misc. - C

Caffeine may be able to block inflammation, new research says
This could help explain why caffeine is correlated with health benefits
January 16, 2017
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Can diabetic neuropathy be reversed?
Diabetic neuropathy refers to nerve damage caused by diabetes.
June 15, 2017
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Can outdoor temperatures influence gestational diabetes?
Gestational Diabetes is a birth complication affecting millions of women worldwide. new research examines the link between air temperature and the risk of developing this condition.
May 15, 2017
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Can people with Diabetes eat peanut butter?
Peanut butter may help people to manage diabetes, a condition that affects blood sugar levels. how exactly does this popular snack help to control the condition?
April 26, 2017
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Can people with Diabetes eat popcorn?
Popcorn can be a healthful snack for most people, depending on how it is prepared. with its fairly low calorie and high-fiber content, air popped popcorn is often a go-to snack for dieters.
May 5, 2017
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Can turmeric help manage diabetes? What the evidence says
Turmeric has been used for centuries in both food and medicine. The spice is believed to have many potential benefits for the human body. But could turmeric be a new tool to help manage diabetes?
June 1, 2017
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Can whole-body vibration stave off obesity and diabetes?
An intriguing study, published this week in the journal Endocrinology, compares the benefits of whole-body vibration with regular exercise. Could this innovative intervention help to stave off obesity and diabetes? Preliminary findings suggest that it could.
March 16, 2017
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Can you drink alcohol while taking metformin?
Metformin is a medication that helps manage type 2 Diabetes and occasionally prediabetes. In general, drinking alcohol while taking metformin is not helpful and not recommended by doctors.
May 5, 2017
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Can you get Diabetes from eating too much sugar?
Sugar is irresistible to most people. So irresistible, in fact, that sugar cravings might be rooted in evolution. Craving sugary foods, or so the theory goes, could help prevent starvation.
May 2, 2017
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Carb counting for Diabetes Made Easy
For people with diabetes, carb counting is an important way to make sure your blood glucose levels stay in your target range. While the amount of carbs you should eat depends on many things, such as how much you exercise and any medications you take, the recommended limit is 130 grams per day, distributed evenly between meals.
February 14, 2017
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Carb counting for Diabetes: Meal planning to manage blood sugar
Carb counting is one form of meal planning that can help people with Diabetes manage their blood sugar levels.
May 4, 2017
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CARBS study: Salacia extract provides appetite reduction, satiety and blood sugar management
In the recent CARBS (an acronym for Carbohydrate, Appetite Reduction, Blood Sugar and Satiety) study, researchers at Rutgers University observed that a proprietary salacia extract demonstrated appetite reduction, satiety and blood sugar management benefits. Native to the Indian subcontinent, salacia is a genus of woody climbers well known for its traditional use in Ayurveda as a medicinal food supplement for various health conditions.
August 30, 2017
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Celiac Disease May Follow Type 1 Diabetes
Screening for early signs of both conditions should be done at birth, study suggests
October 10, 2017
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Cell signaling molecules may be key to repairing diabetic nerve injury
Molecules that help cells communicate with each other--called cytokines--might be the key to repairing diabetic nerve damage, according to a new study published in Experimental Neurology. Diabetes devastates nerve cells, which can lead to poor circulation, muscle weakness, blindness, and other painful side effects. The new study showed diabetic mice can't repair nerve cells after damage due to low levels of specific cytokines.
August 1, 2017
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Cell-based therapy for type 1 diabetes?
Scientists reverse diabetes in a mouse model using modified blood stem cells
November 15, 2017
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Chasing Diabetes' Connection To Pancreatic Cancer
Diabetes and pancreatic cancer affect the same organ, but they have more in common than just their location. People who have one of these conditions are also more likely to have the other one.
November 20, 2017
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Childhood obesity quadruples risk of developing type 2 diabetes
Large-scale UK study examines link between body mass index, metabolic health
April 25, 2017
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Children who sleep an hour less at higher risk of type 2 diabetes, says study
A study has found that children who slept on average one hour less a night had higher risk factors for type 2 diabetes, including higher levels of blood glucose and insulin resistance.
August 15, 2017
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Cholesterol-lowering statins linked to increased risk of Diabetes in older women
Older Australian women taking cholesterol-lowering statins face a significantly increased risk of developing diabetes, according to a University of Queensland study.
March 15, 2017
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Cinnamon and diabetes: Effect on blood sugar and overall health
People with Diabetes often face dietary restrictions to control their blood sugar and prevent complications.
April 28, 2017
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Circadian misalignments may favor Diabetes development
Like almost all light-sensitive living beings, human beings follow biological rhythms set on a period of about 24 hours. the circadian clock (from Latin "circa" and "dies", which means "about a day") therefore describes the internal system that allows us to anticipate the changes of day and night by regulating nearly all the aspects of our physiology and behaviour.
March 19, 2017
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Climate change may be upping your risk of diabetes
A new study suggests Type 2 Diabetes is rising along with the temperature
March 21, 2017
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Cocoa compound could 'delay or prevent' type 2 diabetes
With diabetes reaching epidemic proportions, the search is on for innovative ways to reduce the burden. Breaking research finds hope in the most surprising of places - chocolate.
August 30, 2017
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Coconut palm sugar: Can people with diabetes eat it?
In order to manage their condition, people with diabetes need to monitor their sugar intake. A good way of doing this might be by choosing a natural sweetener option. One of theoices is coconut palm sugar.
May 25, 2017
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Common chemicals in plastic linked to chronic disease
A research team from Australia has recently investigated some chemicals commonly found in plastics. They demonstrated a link between higher levels of these chemicals in urine and increases in cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and hypertension in men.
July 14, 2017
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Common ingredient in laundry detergents may help build bioartificial pancreas to cure type 1 diabetes
Two oxygen-producing compounds -- including one that boosts performance in some laundry detergents -- might one day play a key role in helping scientists successfully build a bioartificial pancreas in the lab to cure type 1 diabetes.
November 16, 2017
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Common Virus May Have Ties to Type 1 Diabetes
But enterovirus infections probably aren't the only culprit, researchers say
January 10, 2017
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Compounds found in cocoa could help combat diabetes, say BYU researchers
What if eating chocolate helped prevent and treat diabetes? It's crazy enough to laugh off.
August 28, 2017
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Computer-generated doctor explains test results to patients
A computer-generated physician, now under development explains Diabetes and cholesterol test results to would-be patients in videos designed for viewing on electronic medical record portals. the goal of the project is to make electronic medical record portal messages more useful and engaging for patients, particularly older adults with lower levels of health literacy.
May 9, 2017
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Connecting the dots between insulin resistance, unhealthy blood vessels and cancer
Animal studies examine risk factors that may overlap between colorectal cancer and cardiovascular disease
May 1, 2017
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Coronary artery bypass surgery effective in patients with type 1 diabetes
Coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG) is the best method of treating artherosclerotic coronary arteries in diabetes patients with multivessel disease, even in the presence of type 1 diabetes, a new study reports, clearing up a question in the current recommendation.
August 28, 2017
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Cortisol mediates communication between gut bacteria and brain metabolites, study suggests
Gut microbes have been in the news a lot lately. Recent studies show they can influence human health, behavior, and certain neurological disorders, such as autism. But just how do they communicate with the brain? Results from a new University of Illinois study suggest a pathway of communication between certain gut bacteria and brain metabolites, by way of a compound in the blood known as cortisol. And unexpectedly, the finding provides a potential mechanism to explain the characteristics of autism.
August 21, 2017
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Could Big Lifestyle Changes Be Key to Managing Type 2 Diabetes?
Study finds lower blood sugar, reduced need for medication
August 15, 2017
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Could broccoli be a secret weapon against diabetes?
Concentrated broccoli sprout extract may help type 2 diabetes patients manage their blood sugar, according to a new study.
June 14, 2017
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Could lack of vitamin A be a cause of diabetes?
Researchers have found that vitamin A may be crucial to the insulin-secreting function of beta cells, a discovery that could open the door to new treatments for diabetes.
June 14, 2017
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Could mouthwash be putting you at risk of diabetes?
For many of us, a swig of mouthwash twice per day forms a part of our oral hygiene routine. But according to new research, this seemingly beneficial practice may pose a surprising health risk: mouthwash use could increase the risk of diabetes.
November 28, 2017
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Could type 2 diabetes be transmissible?
Although the findings are preliminary, new research suggests that type 2 diabetes may be transmissible in a way that is similar to prion disorders such as "mad cow disease."
August 2, 2017
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Critical insights into T-cell development
Mutations in the gene encoding the enzyme protein tyrosine phosphatase N2 (PTPN2) have been associated with the development of autoimmune disease including Type 1 diabetes, Crohn's Disease and rheumatoid arthritis.
August 11, 2017
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Dario All-In-One Glucometry System now Available in U.S.
LabStyle Innovations, a Caesarea, Israel firm, is finally making available in the U.S. its tiny all-in-one smartphone-connected glucometer. the firm received FDA clearance late last year and has had the European CE Mark since 2013.
March 18, 2016
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Dawn phenomenon: how to control high morning blood sugars
The dawn phenomenon is a normal, natural rise in blood sugar that occurs in the early morning hours, between roughly 4 and 8 a.m. the shift in blood sugar levels happens as a result of hormonal changes in the body.
May 8, 2017
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Death receptors in the blood can help measure risk of cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes
Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have found that the presence of death receptors in the blood can be used to directly measure the risk of developing cardiovascular diseases and type 2 diabetes. "We see that people with known risk factors such as high blood sugar and high blood fats also have heightened death receptor levels", says Professor Jan Nilsson who led the study.
December 11, 2017
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Deaths due to diabetes higher than expected in Germany
In the October 2017 issue of the journal Diabetes Care, DDZ scientists published their study on the number of deaths in Germany due to diabetes and its complications. The number of diabetes-related deaths worldwide has doubled between 1990 and 2010. In 2013, 5.1 million people worldwide and 620,000 people in Europe are estimated to have died of diabetes or diabetes-related complications.
November 21, 2017
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Decrease in cardiovascular diseases benefits persons with diabetes
The incidence of cardiovascular diseases in Sweden has decreased sharply since the late 1990s. this research included almost three million adult Swedes. In relative terms, the biggest winners are persons with type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
April 25, 2017
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Delayed eating can increase weight and negatively affect fat metabolism
New findings suggest eating late at night could be more dangerous than you think. Compared to eating earlier in the day, prolonged delayed eating can increase weight, insulin and cholesterol levels, and negatively affect fat metabolism, and hormonal markers implicated in heart disease, diabetes and other health problems, according to results from researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.
June 2, 2017
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Designer worm spit supercharges healing
Globally, every 30 seconds a diabetic has a limb amputated because of a non-healing wound. A molecule produced by a Thai liver parasite could be the solution to those non-healing wounds -- and scientists are now able to produce a version of the molecule on a large enough scale to make it available for laboratory tests and eventually clinical trials.
May 25, 2017
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Diabetes and abnormal sweating: what is the connection?
Many people with Diabetes will experience times when they sweat too much, too little, or at odd times.
May 10, 2017
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Diabetes and life expectancy: what effect does type 2 Diabetes have?
Diabetes can cause serious health complications and have an impact on life expectancy. how much a person's life is reduced depends on a combination of factors, such as the severity of the case, additional complications, and response to treatment.
May 16, 2017
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Diabetes and mood swings: Effects on relationships
Diabetes is a condition that impacts the way a person's body uses sugar for energy. However, Diabetes affects much more than blood sugar. It can impact nearly every body system and have an effect on a person's mood.
May 15, 2017
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Diabetes and yeast infections: What you need to know
Yeast lives naturally in our bodies. However, if it begins to overgrow and become a yeast infection, it may cause problems.
June 8, 2017
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Diabetes app forecasts blood sugar levels
First-of-its-kind, personalized glucose forecasting tool may make meal planning simpler for type 2 Diabetes patients
April 27, 2017
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Diabetes can be prevented and reversed with carbohydrate restricted diet, says UAB expert
According to a new comprehensive financial analysis reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association and the Washington Post Diabetes leads a list of just 20 diseases and conditions that account for more than half of all spending on healthcare in the United States.
December 30, 2016
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Diabetes Care Tops U.S. Health Care Spending
Diabetes leads a list of just 20 diseases and conditions that account for more than half of all spending on health care in the United States, according to a new comprehensive financial analysis.
December 28, 2016
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Diabetes Drug Gets FDA Warning Due to Amputation Risk
Canagliflozin tied to a doubling of amputations of legs, feet, agency says
May 17, 2017
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Diabetes drug found to reduce heart and kidney disease risk
Type 2 diabetes is becoming more and more widespread, and with it the risk of associated conditions such as stroke and kidney disease. A new study reveals that a commonly prescribed drug for lowering blood sugar in patients with type 2 diabetes also lowers the risk of cardiovascular and kidney disease.
June 13, 2017
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Diabetes drug helps repair UV-damaged DNA in cells of 'Moon children'
The severe and debilitating genetic disease Xeroderma pigmentosum impedes cells to repair UV-induced DNA damage. Scientists found a drug approved for diabetes treatment to alleviate the impact of the gene defect in cell culture, which led to the discovery of a previously unknown DNA repair mechanism.
November 20, 2017
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Diabetes Drug Invokana Must Warn Patients About Increased Risk Of Foot, Leg Amputation
A new class of Diabetes medicines is heavily advertised on TV and shows great promise in getting patients' blood sugar levels down, but a safety announcement from the Food and Drug Administration warns that one of the drugs, Johnson & Johnson's Invokana, doubles those patients' chance of needing parts of their legs or feet amputated.
May 17, 2017
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Diabetes drug may be effective against deadly form of breast cancer, study suggests
Researchers have discovered that a metabolic enzyme called AKR1B1 drives an aggressive type of breast cancer. the study, 'AKR1B1 promotes basal-like breast cancer progression by a positive feedback loop that activates the EMT program,' suggests that an inhibitor of this enzyme currently used to treat Diabetes patients could be an effective therapy for this frequently deadly form of cancer.
March 7, 2017
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Diabetes drug may help symptoms of autism-associated condition
Metformin shows promise to treat Fragile X syndrome, an inherited form of intellectual disability
May 15, 2017
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Diabetes drug prevents stiffening of heart muscle in obese mouse model
Medication offers cardiovascular protection against obesity, diabetes
June 5, 2017
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Diabetes drug shows promise as Parkinson's treatment
A drug commonly used to treat diabetes could help people living with Parkinson's disease, say researchers.
August 7, 2017
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Diabetes Drug Shows Promise Against Parkinson's
Byetta improved symptoms of motor disease in small, short trial, but more research needed
August 4, 2017
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Diabetes drug takes aim at cancer's fuel source
Shuts down cancer cell's primary way of making energy in patients with head and neck cancer
January 25, 2017
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Diabetes drug trial needs to widen participants to understand full impact of drugs
More work needs to be done to examine the real world effects of the commonly prescribed diabetes drug empagliflozin, new research finds.
June 14, 2017
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Diabetes induced changes in oral microbiome promote periodontal bone loss
A new study led by University of Pennsylvania researchers has found that the oral microbiome is affected by diabetes, causing a shift to increase its pathogenicity.
July 12, 2017
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Diabetes Kills More Americans Than Thought
Condition is third-highest cause of death, study finds
January 25, 2017
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Diabetes leads to increase in autonomic and small fiber neuropathy
Autonomic and small fiber neuropathy used to be considered rare conditions. But with approximately 30 million Americans affected by diabetes -- one of the main underlying causes for these diseases -- it's an emerging problem.
July 13, 2017
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Diabetes linked to bacteria invading the colon
In humans, developing metabolic disease, particularly type 2 diabetes, is correlated with having bacteria that penetrate the mucus lining of the colon, according to a new study.
May 30, 2017
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Diabetes management platform Glooko raises $35 million
Glooko, a startup selling data management healthcare service on top of a device-agnostic platform to make it easier for doctors to remotely monitor patients, has pulled in $35 million Series C funding. It had previously raised $36 million in various rounds, bringing the total up to $71 million.
June 28, 2017
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Diabetes medication could be effective therapy for aggressive type of breast cancer
Around 15-20% of breast cancers are classified as "basal-like." this form of the disease, which generally falls into the triple-negative breast cancer subtype, is particularly aggressive, with early recurrence after treatment and a tendency to quickly spread, or metastasize, to the brain and lungs. There are currently no effective targeted therapies to this form of breast cancer, which is therefore often fatal.
March 7, 2017
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Diabetes patients' immune system can regulate insulin production
Inflammation processes are responsible for the failure of insulin production in diabetes patients. The patients' own immune systems can contribute to treatment of this disease: researchers at the University of Basel and University Hospital Basel have found a feedback mechanism that could help maintain insulin production in overweight sufferers, as they report in the journal Immunity.
November 21, 2017
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Diabetes platform mySugr exits to Roche for as much as $100M
mySugr, a popular digital diabetes management platform which emerged from Austria a few years ago, has been acquired by health giant Roche. It now becomes the heart of Roche Diabetes Care's new patient-centered digital health services. Roche plans to maintain its acquisition as an open and independent platform for health insurance companies, medical technology companies, and pharmaceutical companies.
July 7, 2017
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Diabetes Raises Heart Death Risk 7x in Adults
People younger than 50 with diabetes have a seven-times higher risk of dying from sudden cardiac death, preliminary research suggests.
November 13, 2017
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Diabetes research and care model expanding
Building on its pioneering work to better control type 1 diabetes, the University of Virginia Center for Diabetes Technology is using new investment and four new team members to seek better treatments.
June 6, 2017
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Diabetes Risk May be Higher for Adults with HIV
Longer survival with the virus might make people more vulnerable to chronic conditions, researchers suggest
January 31, 2017
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Diabetes shot boosts motor function for patients with Parkinson's
The results of a Parkinson's disease clinical trial suggest that the type 2 diabetes drug exenatide may work as a treatment that can slow or even stop the disease. Patients who injected the drug every week for 48 weeks performed better in movement tests than those who injected a placebo.
August 4, 2017
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Diabetes Symptoms to Never Ignore
One of the keys to leading a healthy life with Diabetes is to keep your glucose levels, or blood sugar, in check. as your main source of energy, glucose plays a big role in keeping your body working like it should. If you have either type of diabetes, you need to be aware of symptoms that may mean your glucose is out of balance.
February 28, 2017
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Diabetes Treatment Teaches Rogue Cells to Behave
'Stem cell educator' provided at least 4 years' benefit for some people with type 1 or type 2 diabetes, study says
July 14, 2017
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Diabetes: Effective relief for nerve pain steps closer
Drugs that block a protein called HCN2 may have the potential to provide much-needed relief for people with diabetes who have chronic nerve pain.
September 28, 2017
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Diabetes: Heart attack risk due to loss of small blood vessels around the heart
People with Diabetes have a significantly higher risk for heart attack. Now, new research suggests that Diabetes damages the small blood vessels around the heart, and this might explain the link to heart attack.
March 24, 2017
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Diabetes: New compounds may lower blood sugar but prevent weight gain
Researchers are one step closer to a new drug that could lower blood glucose levels in patients with insulin resistance, but without the potentially harmful side effects.
October 25, 2017
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Diabetes: New insulin sensitizers discovered
Potential drug lowered blood sugar without triggering fat storage in mice
October 24, 2017
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Diabetes: Sudden cardiac death risk sevenfold higher in young people
The preliminary findings of a study from Denmark suggest that children and young adults with diabetes may have seven times the risk of sudden cardiac death of young people without it.
November 14, 2017
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Diabetes: Synthetic beta cells could lead to skin patch treatment
A team of scientists has created synthetic pancreatic beta cells that automatically release insulin when they sense high blood sugar.
October 30, 2017
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Diabetes: Treating Wounds and Injuries
No matter how small or superficial a wound is, you should not ignore it if you have diabetes, says Daniel Cohen, DPM, a podiatrist with Medical Associates of Brevard in Brevard County, Fla. If you stub your toe, get a blister from tight shoes, or nick your chin while shaving, you probably give it little thought. But if you have diabetes, you should seek proper treatment.
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Diabetes, High BP In Pregnancy Can Lead to Issues
If you develop both diabetes and high blood pressure during pregnancy, you face a much higher risk of future trouble than women who only develop one of those conditions while pregnant, researchers report.
November 20, 2017
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Diabetic blisters: What you need to know
People with diabetes can sometimes experience blisters on their skin. These are known as diabetic blisters, bullosis diabeticorum, or diabetic bullae.
October 23, 2017
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Diabetics Learn to Wear Monitor From Instagram
2 out of 3 use a device that continuously tracks blood sugar on 'unapproved' body part, study finds
August 7, 2017
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Disparities in exposure to toxins may drive higher diabetes rates in minorities
Unequal exposure to environmental pollutants acting as endocrine-disrupting chemicals is an under-recognized risk factor that may play a key role in driving the higher rates of diabetes among minority and low-income populations, according to a new article.
November 15, 2017
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Do Statins Raise Odds for Type 2 Diabetes?
Maybe, but heart benefits likely outweigh any potential risk from the drugs, experts say
October 24, 2017
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Does acupuncture for diabetes work?
Studies have shown acupuncture can be helpful for relieving diabetes symptoms, in some cases better than diabetes medications.
October 5, 2017
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Drinking diet beverages during pregnancy linked to child obesity, study suggests
Children born to women who had gestational diabetes and drank at least one artificially sweetened beverage per day during pregnancy were more likely to be overweight or obese ad to children born to women who had gestational diabetes and drank water instead of artificially sweetened beverages, according to a study.
June 6, 2017
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Drug could be repurposed to help end transplant rejection
A diabetes drug currently undergoing development could be repurposed to help end transplant rejection, without the side-effects of current immunosuppressive drugs, according to new research by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).
November 21, 2017
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Drug to treat retinal diseases with drops instead of injections
A new compound has been developed to treat diseases of the retina, such as age-related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy, with the ability to be administered by ophthalmic drops instead of intraocular injections. The drug, which has been tested in animals, is a small interfering RNA capable of penetrating the cells of the retina and blocking the formation of new blood vessels.
December 13, 2017
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Dual-drug combination shows promise against diabetic eye disease in animal model
A two-drug cocktail provided better protection against diabetes-related vision loss than a single drug during testing in rat models, a team of researchers has found.
February 16, 2017
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Early Menopause May Be Tied to Type 2 Diabetes
When periods stop before 40, risk is 4 times greater compared to late menopause, study suggests
July 19, 2017
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Early period may indicate risk of Diabetes during pregnancy
Gestational Diabetes affects a significant number of mothers. It is not yet known what causes the disease, but new research suggests that the age at which a woman experienced her first period may play a role.
March 6, 2017
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Early term babies are at greater risk for diabetes and obesity-related diseases
Early term deliveries impact babies' long-term health with increased risk of diabetes and obesity-related illnesses as well as a shortened life span, according to a new study.
August 7, 2017
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Easy step enables people with type 1 diabetes to better regulate blood sugar levels
One additional injection of insulin three hours after eating has been shown to protect people with type 1 diabetes from cardiovascular disease - the leading cause of death among people with the condition.
June 5, 2017
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Easy-to-use omics toolkit sets the stage for new era of biology and precision medicine
Most complex diseases, such as obesity, longevity, and diabetes, are largely influenced by genetic factors. But at the same time, they are also modulated by environmental stimuli, such as diet and physical activity. This interaction between the environment and genetic makeup makes every human unique, and underpins the need for personalized medicine.
November 29, 2017
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Eating at night could increase risk of heart disease and diabetes
Eating during the night is associated with higher risk of heart disease and diabetes, and the body's 24-hour cycle is to blame, according to recent research.
November 9, 2017
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Eating meat linked to higher risk of diabetes
Higher intake of red meat and poultry is associated with significantly increased risk of developing diabetes, which is partially attributed to their higher content of heme iron in these meats, new research shows.
September 5, 2017
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Effects of Diabetes on the body and organs
Over time, the raised blood sugar levels that result from Diabetes can cause a wide range of serious health issues. But what do these health issues involve, and how are the organs of the body affected? Can these effects be minimized?
May 17, 2017
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EKF Diagnostics and Ortho Clinical Diagnostics collaborate on a new diabetic ketoacidosis assay
Ortho Clinical Diagnostics (Ortho), a global leader of in vitro diagnostics, and EKF Diagnostics (EKF) today announced an agreement that allows Ortho customers to access to Beta-Hydroxybutyrate (BHB) assay, an important marker used in conjunction with clinical findings and other lab tests for the diagnosis and management of ketoacidosis and its main causative factor, diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA).
October 12, 2017
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Emergence of diabetes could be monitored using our Google searches
The emergence of Type 2 Diabetes could be more effectively monitored using our Google searches - helping public health officials keep track of the disease and halt its spread - according to research by the University of Warwick.
July 26, 2017
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Encellin is Developing a Cell Therapy Technology to Address Type I Diabetes
Molecular drugs are far from perfect. As biotechnology develops, researchers are finding that human cells may be used in the treatment of certain diseases, and in some cases offer benefits over traditional therapies. This is the theory behind Encellin, a San Francisco-based company that hopes to change the treatment for Type I diabetes.
November 8, 2017
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Enterovirus vaccine protects against virus-induced diabetes in mouse model
Scientists at the University of Tampere (Finland) and the Karolinska Institutet (Sweden) have demonstrated that an enterovirus vaccine can protect against virus-induced diabetes in a mouse model for Type 1 diabetes.
November 20, 2017
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Even 'healthy' weight gain raises pregnancy Diabetes risk
Mothers who gain weight in the years leading up to pregnancy have an increased risk of gestational diabetes. Women gaining more than 2.5 percent of their body weight each year tripled their risk of gestational Diabetes compared to women who maintained a stable weight. this risk doubled for women with a small weight gain (1.5 to 2.5 percent). Even women with small weight gains within the healthy BMI range doubled their risk of gestational diabetes.
April 4, 2017
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EVGA SuperNOVA 850 G3 PSU Review
Like almost all light-sensitive living beings, human beings follow biological rhythms set on a period of about 24 hours. the circadian clock therefore describes the internal system that allows us to anticipate the changes of day and night by regulating nearly all the aspects of our physiology and behavior.
March 19, 2017
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Excess weight may reduce early death risk for older adults with diabetes
Many of us are aware of the health risks associated with being overweight or obese. A new study, however, finds that holding some excess weight may actually benefit older adults with diabetes.
June 12, 2017
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Expanding waistlines and metabolic syndrome: Researchers warn of new 'silent killer'
Caused by overweight and obesity, metabolic syndrome affects 40 percent of Americans age 40 and older
April 6, 2017
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Experts urge use of evidence-based medicine to avoid overtreatment of type 2 diabetes
Research supports an evidence-based medicine (EBM) approach that embraces individualized care to prevent overtreatment, specifically for patients with type 2 diabetes.
January 31, 2017
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Exposure to insecticides that mimic melatonin could put people at higher risk for diabetes
Synthetic chemicals commonly found in insecticides and garden products bind to the receptors that govern our biological clocks, University at Buffalo researchers have found. the research suggests that exposure to these insecticides adversely affects melatonin receptor signaling, creating a higher risk for metabolic diseases such as diabetes.
January 19, 2017
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Extreme Low-Cal Diet Led to Diabetes Remission
An extremely low-calorie diet put type 2 diabetes into remission for many patients, according to a new study.
December 6, 2017
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Fast food and diabetes: Tips and options for eating out
To manage Diabetes effectively, people need to follow a healthful diet. Fast food has a bad reputation for being unhealthy and highly processed.
May 8, 2017
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Fasting blood sugar: Normal levels and testing
Fasting blood sugar provides vital clues about how the body is managing blood sugar levels. Blood sugar tends to peak about an hour after eating, and declines after that.
May 16, 2017
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FDA expands approved use of G5 Mobile Continuous Glucose Monitoring System
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today expanded the approved use of Dexcom's G5 Mobile Continuous Glucose Monitoring System to allow for replacement of fingerstick blood glucose (sugar) testing for Diabetes treatment decisions in people 2 years of age and older with diabetes.
December 21, 2016
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FDA OKs Device With No Finger-Prick For Diabetes
Device eliminates need to prick finger to measure blood sugar levels
September 28, 2017
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Fecal transplant success for diabetes might depend on the recipient's gut microbes
A small clinical trial in the Netherlands found that a fecal transplant from a lean donor can temporarily improve insulin resistance in obese men -- but only half of the recipients responded. Upon further investigation, the researchers discovered that they could predict the success of the treatment by analyzing each patient's fecal gut-bacterial makeup. This understanding could help shape the development of personalized fecal transplant for diabetes.
October 3, 2017
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Feedback from thousands of designs could transform protein engineering
The stage is set for a new era of data-driven protein molecular engineering as advances in DNA synthesis technology merge with improvements in computational design of new proteins.
July 13, 2017
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Foods to avoid for people with diabetes
Taking control of what foods they eat not only helps people manage their diabetes but also influences how well they feel and how much energy they have every day.
May 31, 2017
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For older adults with diabetes, losing weight with diet, exercise can improve circulation
Type 2 diabetes affects blood circulation. When blood flow in the brain is impaired, it can affect the way we think and make decisions. Recently, researchers examined information from a 10-year-long study, focusing on whether participants with type 2 diabetes who lowered calories in their diet and increased physical activity had better blood flow to the brain.
October 30, 2017
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Four pivotal NIH-funded artificial pancreas research efforts begin
Devices would replace traditional, manual methods for management of type 1 diabetes.
February 7, 2017
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Fractyl Labs raises $44 million in Series D to develop a treatment for type 2 diabetes
Fractyl Labs, a Lexington, Massachusetts-based startup developing treatments for diabetes, has raised $44 million in Series D financing from a slew of VC firms, including GV, True Ventures, the IDO Fund, General Catalyst, Bessemer Venture Partners, Domain Associates, Mithril Capital Management, Emergent Medical Partners, L.P., and Deerfield Management Company, L.P.
November 30, 2017
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Fried, Grilled, Baked Foods May Up Diabetes Risk
Researchers suggest steaming, poaching and stewing for better health
September 2, 2016
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Fresh fruit consumption linked to lower risk of Diabetes and diabetic complications
Greater consumption of fresh fruit was associated with a lower incidence of diabetes, as well as reduced occurrence of complications in people with diabetes, in a Chinese population.
April 11, 2017
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Fresh fruit may prevent Diabetes and related complications
Most of us know that eating fresh fruit and vegetables is good for our health. However, people diagnosed with Diabetes may avoid fruit due to its high sugar content. new research investigates the health benefits of fresh fruit consumption among people with diabetes.
April 12, 2017
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From mice, clues to microbiome's influence on metabolic disease
The community of microorganisms that resides in the gut, known as the microbiome, has been shown to work in tandem with the genes of a host organism to regulate insulin secretion, a key variable in the onset of the metabolic disease diabetes, new research has found.
February 17, 2017
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From mother to baby: 'Secondhand sugars' can pass through breast milk
Even a small amount of fructose in breast milk is associated with increases in a baby's body weight
March 2, 2017
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Genetic engineering tool generates antioxidant-rich purple rice
Researchers in China have developed a genetic engineering approach capable of delivering many genes at once and used it to make rice endosperm -- seed tissue that provides nutrients to the developing plant embryo -- produce high levels of antioxidant-boosting pigments called anthocyanins. The resulting purple endosperm rice holds potential for decreasing the risk of certain cancers, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and other chronic disorders.
June 27, 2017
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Genetic factors may link early menopause with diabetes
The early onset of menopause has been shown to correlate with a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a new study. Researchers have investigated the premise that whatever makes some women predisposed to early menopause may also make them more susceptible to diabetes.
July 19, 2017
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Genetically engineered skin grafts may help with diabetes, obesity
Scientists have started to test therapeutic skin grafts that aim to manage glucose levels and body weight in cases of diabetes and obesity. They have recently been tested on wild type mice for the first time, which yielded promising results.
August 3, 2017
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Genetically Modified Skin Graft Works as Built-In Glucose Meter
Easy to use finger prick glucometers have helped diabetics to manage their disease and continuous glucose monitors that stay on the body for days at a time have made it even easier. Still, these will seem like technology from centuries past compared to the genetically engineered and grafted blood glucose sensor developed at the University of Chicago.
October 10, 2017
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Georgia State researchers renew $2.3 million federal grant for diabetic vascular disease research
Dr. Ming-Hui Zou, director of the Center for Molecular & Translational Medicine and a Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar in Molecular Medicine, has renewed a four-year, $2.3 million federal grant to study the role of an enzyme in causing diabetic vascular diseases and the molecular mechanism that leads to these diseases.
May 25, 2017
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Gestational diabetes and cardiovascular disease risk
A history of gestational diabetes was associated with a modest higher long-term risk of cardiovascular disease in women in a new study, although the absolute rate of cardiovascular disease was low in the study's younger group of predominantly white women and adhering to a healthy lifestyle over time appeared to help mitigate the risk, according to a new article.
October 16, 2017
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Gestational Diabetes Poses Risks for Mom, Baby
Study confirms numerous hazards, and experts stress the condition must be treated immediately
February 16, 2017
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Getting fat to 'talk' again could lower blood glucose and weight
Researchers are exploring a novel approach to treating diabetes: implanting a polymer sponge into fat tissue. Their study has shown that in obese mice with symptoms resembling Type 2 diabetes, the implant reduced weight gain and blood-sugar levels -- by getting the fat to 'talk' again.
August 22, 2017
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Getting rid of belly fat the natural way
Belly fat is more than just a superficial concern. It is also a significant risk factor for serious health problems such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
November 8, 2017
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Ginger has beneficial effects against metabolic syndrome
A new review notes that recent epidemiological and clinical studies have built a consensus that ginger has beneficial effects against obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and related disorders--more commonly referred to as metabolic syndrome.
May 16, 2017
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Glooko raises $35 million to accelerate growth in data analytics to support diabetes community
Glooko, the leader in diabetes data management, today announced $35 million in new funding to accelerate growth, expand international presence, and deepen expertise in data analytics. This round was led by Georgian Partners, a Toronto-based investor focused on applied analytics and machine learning.
June 30, 2017
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GM soybean oil causes less obesity and insulin resistance but is harmful to liver function
Mouse study compares Plenish to conventional soybean, coconut, and olive oils
October 2, 2017
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Got the night munchies? Beware diabetes and heart disease
How many of us can honestly say that we've never raided the fridge at 3 a.m., egged on by an uncontrollable hunger for ice-cream? Doing this once or twice is fine, but new research says that if you make this a habit, you could be in trouble.
November 8, 2017
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Graphene-based contact lens sensor for diabetic and glaucoma diagnosis
A recent study, affiliated with UNIST has proposed the possibility of in situ human health monitoring simply by wearing a contact lens with built-in wireless smart sensors.
May 2, 2017
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Grocery lists for type 2 diabetes: what to buy and what to avoid
Diabetes is best managed by being mindful of carbohydrate intake, eating smaller meals regularly, and choosing nutrient dense, healthful options.
May 9, 2017
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Gut bacteria compound may help to prevent type 2 diabetes
New research from Finland suggests that higher blood levels of indolepropionic acid - a product of gut bacteria that is increased by a fiber-rich diet - may help to protect against type 2 diabetes.
April 12, 2017
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Gut microbiota plays a key role in treatment with classic diabetes medication
A clearer picture of how the classic diabetes medication metformin works has emerged. A recent study indicates that the clinical effect -- control of blood glucose -- is achieved through modulation of the gut microbiota.
June 1, 2017
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Harvard Biologist Retracts Groundbreaking Diabetes 'Breakthrough'
A Harvard research team led by biologist Douglas Melton has retracted a promising research paper following multiple failed attempts to reproduce the original findings.
December 28, 2016
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Healing molecule discovery could reduce limb amputations for diabetes patients
Scientists have discovered new insights into a molecule that is part of the body's tissue repair system, in a finding that could help treat non-healing wounds and injuries, such as diabetic foot.
October 4, 2017
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Healthy aging brings unexpected benefits to pancreatic beta cell function, insulin production
New research shows that a cellular program that causes aging can also bring unexpected benefits in the function of pancreatic beta cells and the production of insulin in mice and humans. the findings are reported in the journal Nature Medicine, in a paper entitled "p16Ink4a-induced senescence of pancreatic beta cells enhances insulin secretion". the study was conducted by post-doctoral fellow Dr. Ronny Helman at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, under the guidance of Dr. Ittai Ben-Porath and Prof. Yuval Dor and in collaboration with scientists from Canada and the USA.
March 8, 2016
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Healthy lifestyle reduces heart attack, stroke risk after gestational diabetes, NIH study shows
Women who have had gestational diabetes may be able to reduce or even eliminate their risk for cardiovascular disease by following a healthy lifestyle in the years after giving birth, according to a study by researchers at the National Institutes of Health. The researchers analyzed data from the Nurses' Health Study II (link is external), following health habits and medical history of more than 90,000 women from before pregnancy through middle age and the early senior years.
October 16, 2017
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'Heart Harm' In Middle Age Can Lead To Dementia
Of greatest importance are diabetes, blood pressure and smoking, researchers say
August 7, 2017
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Heart hormones protect against obesity and insulin resistance
Elevated levels of natriuretic peptides in adipose tissue protect against effects of high-fat diet
August 25, 2017
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Heart-healthy middle age tied to lower risk of dementia
The chance of developing dementia is tied to a number of factors, including some that can also influence cardiovascular health, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and smoking. A new study shows that having these risk factors in middle age might increase the likelihood of having dementia later in life.
August 7, 2017
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High consumption of dietary PUFA can lead to lazy behavior and diabetes
A UBC researcher is suggesting the types of cooking oils people consume may be sabotaging their efforts to stay healthy and avoid illnesses such as diabetes.
April 12, 2017
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High levels of enzyme can predict memory impairment and Type 2 diabetes
An enzyme found in the fluid around the brain and spine is giving researchers a snapshot of what happens inside the minds of Alzheimer's patients and how that relates to cognitive decline.
December 19, 2016
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High meat intake increases diabetes risk, study shows
A Singaporean population study has confirmed that a high intake of red meat and poultry can increase a person's risk of diabetes. Fish and shellfish, however, do not pose any risk, researchers say.
September 6, 2017
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High-Tech Monitors May Help with Type 1 Diabetes
Pair of studies found patients taking insulin injections had better levels with devices
January 24, 2017
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High-Tech Tools to Help You Handle Diabetes
Because of your diabetes, you'll want to know about tools that help you track what you eat, what your blood sugar levels are, how much you exercise, and how you feel each day. Some of these include:
October 20, 2017
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Higher intake of red meat, poultry linked to greater diabetes risk
While a plant-based diet is generally considered healthier than a meat-based diet in preventing the risk of diabetes, not all meats affect the risk equally. As Professor Koh Woon Puay, Professor of Clinical Sciences at Duke-NUS Medical School (Duke-NUS), and her team found out, higher intake of red meat and poultry is associated with significantly increased risk of developing diabetes, which is partially attributed to their higher content of heme iron in these meats. This study provides the basis for evidence-based dietary recommendations to the Singapore population in mitigating diabetes risk and reducing the healthcare burden of this chronic condition.
September 5, 2017
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History of diabetes: Past treatments and new discoveries
Diabetes is a condition characterized by high blood sugar levels. It affects millions of people around the world. Research into Diabetes is ongoing but Diabetes is simple to manage for most people.
May 17, 2017
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Hot flashes could be precursor to diabetes, study suggests
Data demonstrates effect of severity and duration of hot flashes on risk of developing diabetes
December 6, 2017
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Hot flashes may increase risk of developing diabetes, study suggests
Hot flashes, undoubtedly the most common symptom of menopause, are not just uncomfortable and inconvenient, but numerous studies demonstrate they may increase the risk of serious health problems, including heart disease. A new study suggests that hot flashes (especially when accompanied by night sweats) also may increase the risk of developing diabetes. Results are being published online today in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS).
December 6, 2017
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How air pollution is linked to type 2 diabetes
Researchers examine associations of air pollution.
June 29, 2017
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How body cells change during type 2 diabetes onset
Researchers have found fresh evidence to explain the processes that occur in the body's cells leading to the onset of type2 diabetes.
December 12, 2017
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How common fats, a lazy lifestyle and Diabetes are connected
A researcher is suggesting the types of cooking oils people consume may be sabotaging their efforts to stay healthy and avoid illnesses such as diabetes.
April 12, 2017
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How diabetes in pregnancy affects baby's heart
Scientists show that high levels of glucose keep heart cells from maturing normally
December 12, 2017
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How Diabetes Is Transforming People Into Real-Life Cyborgs
Diabetes -- both type 1, which is an incurable autoimmune disorder, and type 2 which is a lifestyle disease that can be reversed or cured -- are among the fastest-growing diagnoses in the world. Left untreated, they can cause life-threatening conditions and death. So it's not surprising that the medical establishment is pumping resources into new methods of management.
June 1, 2017
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How does Diabetes affect your sex life?
Having Diabetes affects much more than a person's diet - it can impact every aspect of their life, including their sexual health.
April 28, 2017
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How Does Too Much Sugar Affect your Body?
Chances are you already know that eating too much sugar isn't good for you. Yet you're probably still overdoing it: Americans average about 20 tablespoons of added sugars per day, compared to the recommended 6 tablespoons for women and 9 tablespoons for men. (That doesn't include sugar found naturally in foods like fruits and milk.)
March 30, 2017
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How healthy are low-gluten diets anyway?
Eating less gluten is associated with a higher risk of diabetes, but it's more complicated than that
March 9, 2017
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How insulin-producing cells show their age
Markers of aging will help us understand how beta cells begin to fail in type 2 diabetes
April 5, 2017
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How stevia may help to control blood sugar
An increasing number of people are opting for more healthful alternatives to sugar, and stevia has become a popular choice, particularly among people with diabetes. Studies have suggested that the natural, no-calorie sweetener can help to control blood sugar levels, although exactly how it achieves this has been unclear - until now.
April 12, 2017
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How to make informed decisions from Diabetes commercials
Memorable Diabetes television commercials are often shared widely online. Staying informed about the topics they cover, and understanding key things to look out for, may help people make positive choices about how they manage their condition.
May 12, 2017
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How to manage Diabetes with basal-bolus insulin therapy
Diabetes is a disease that affects the way the body produces and uses insulin. Basal-bolus insulin therapy is a way of managing this condition.
March 28, 2017
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How to use basal insulin: Benefits, types, and dosage
Insulin is a hormone made in the pancreas that is responsible for regulating blood sugar levels. Diabetes is a condition where the body doesn't make enough insulin or can't use it properly.
March 24, 2017
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How to use long-acting insulin: Types, frequency, peak times, and duration
Long-acting insulin can help to stabilize blood sugar levels throughout the day, with only one or two shots.
March 31, 2017
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Humans have three times more brown body fat
A study of 3,000 PET-scans yields new data on the proportion of brown fat
March 1, 2017
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Implementing large-scale teleretinal diabetic retinopathy screening program
Can a large-scale, primary care-based teleretinal diabetic retinopathy screening (TDRS) program reduce wait times for screening and improve the timeliness of care in the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services, the largest publicly operated county safety net health care system in the United States?
March 27, 2017
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Importance of glucose control in adults with Type 1 diabetes
Better management is linked to lower risks of cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death in this population
July 27, 2017
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Improving drugs for type 2 diabetes
Scientists are exploring a central component in glucose regulation. Their findings shed new light on the structure of the glucagon receptor, a highly promising target for Diabetes drug development.
May 17, 2017
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Immune cells could be new target to treat type 2 diabetes, hypertension in overweight people
Immune cells which are reduced in number by obesity could be a new target to treat diseases such as type 2 Diabetes and hypertension that affect overweight people, according to a collaborative study between the University of Manchester, Lund University and the University of Salford.
March 17, 2017
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Immune cells in the brain may cause weight gain
New research suggests that microglia, which are brain-resident immune cells, may offer a new target for obesity treatments. In mice, the scientists found that fat-rich diets cause microglia to trigger overeating and weight gain.
July 4, 2017
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Increased growth factor protects retinal blood vessels in animal models with diabetes
Researchers from the Schepens Eye Research Institute of Massachusetts Eye and Ear have shown that a slight increase in transforming growth factor beta, which is present in preclinical animal models with diabetic eye disease, protects retinal blood vessels from damage that commonly occurs in the early stages of the disease.
February 2, 2017
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Increasing diabetes burden in sub-Saharan Africa has potential to reverse health gains of recent years
As sub-Saharan African countries struggle to cope with the current burden of diabetes, new estimates suggest that costs associated with the disease could more than double and may reach up to US$59.3 billion per year by 2030 if type 2 diabetes cases continue to increase.
July 7, 2017
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Inflammation, Gut Bacteria Tied to Type 1 Diabetes
However, it's not yet clear if these factors actually cause the disease
January 19, 2017
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Injectable solution may provide weeks of glucose control
New treatment lasts more than two weeks in primates, promising to eclipse current treatment options in humans
June 5, 2017
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Innovation Fund Announces National Funding for Promoting Biomedical Technologies
Envision is a nano-sized anti-cancer drug capable of destroying a breast tumor without damaging the surrounding tissue. Or imagine a self-healing skin graft developed from nanomaterials that treat the wounds of those with diabetes. These two biomedical technologies alone could be capable of greatly improving the quality of life for patients and saving millions in healthcare costs for Canadians.
October 13, 2017
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Insecticides mimic melatonin, creating higher risk for diabetes
Scientists provide first evidence that carbamates can upset circadian rhythms
January 19, 2017
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Inulin 101 - A prebiotic fiber with powerful health benefits
If you've been reading up on gut health, then you may have heard of inulin.
August 1, 2017
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Insufficient sleep raises type 2 diabetes risk in children
Could as little as 1 hour of sleep influence children's risk of developing type 2 diabetes? A new study suggests so.
August 16, 2017
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Insulin overdose: Dosage, symptoms, and treatment
Insulin is an important hormone used in medical treatments for people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. It helps the body's cells to properly absorb sugar.
May 4, 2017
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Insulin pens: Types, benefits, and how to use them
Insulin pens are used by people with Diabetes to inject insulin. the pens include an insulin cartridge, a dial to measure dosage, and a disposable needle.
March 28, 2017
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Insulin Pill May Delay Type 1 Diabetes in Some
It's often said that timing is everything. New research suggests this may be true when giving an insulin pill to try to prevent or delay type 1 diabetes.
November 21, 2017
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Intensive glucose control in type 2 diabetes patients can increase mortality risk, study finds
The common approach of intensive glucose control to achieve low blood sugar targets in type 2 diabetes can increase the risk of mortality, finds a study by Cardiff University.
November 15, 2017
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Intensive lifestyle intervention provides modest improvement in glycemic control, reduced need for medication
A high amount and intensity of exercise along with a diet plan resulted in a modest reduction in blood glucose levels among adults with type 2 diabetes, but was accompanied by reductions in the use of glucose-lowering medications, according to a study.
August 15, 2017
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Intestinal bacteria may protect against diabetes
A high concentration of indolepropionic acid in the serum protects against type 2 diabetes, shows a new study. Indolepropionic acid is a metabolite produced by intestinal bacteria, and its production is boosted by a fibre-rich diet. According to the researchers, the discovery provides additional insight into the role of intestinal bacteria in the interplay between diet, metabolism and health.
April 11, 2017
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Intestinal viruses may affect person's chance of developing Type 1 diabetes
Doctors can't predict who will develop Type 1 diabetes, a chronic autoimmune disease in which one's own immune system destroys the cells needed to control blood-sugar levels, requiring daily insulin injections and continual monitoring.
July 11, 2017
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Is agave syrup the best sweetener for diabetes?
Some natural health advocates suggest that people with Diabetes can substitute agave syrup for table sugar and other traditional sweeteners. for those with a sweet tooth, the promise of a better sweetener might seem too good to be true.
April 27, 2017
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Is Diabetes genetic? Facts about hereditary risk
Diabetes is a complex set of diseases with no single cause. Genetic factors make some people more vulnerable to diabetes, particularly with the right environment.
May 16, 2017
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Is it safe to use metformin during pregnancy?
Metformin is a commonly used drug for managing type 2 diabetes. It is considered an effective treatment option for many people with diabetes, but is it safe for pregnant women?
May 12, 2017
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Is Spice Rack Staple Turmeric a Health Star?
Turmeric is taking a turn as the latest "super food" to trend. Sales of this pungent spice with a rich yellow hue have risen steadily over the last few years and are expected to keep climbing.
December 13, 2017
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Is this the formula for reversing type 2 diabetes?
The first-year results of a clinical trial have shown that almost half of people partaking in an intensive weight management program delivered through primary care achieved remission of their type 2 diabetes without medication.
December 6, 2017
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Islets from rat-grown mouse pancreases can help reverse disease in diabetic mice
Rat-grown mouse pancreases help reverse Diabetes in mice, say researchers at Stanford, University of Tokyo
January 25, 2017
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Junk food and diabetes: Recommendations and tips for eating out
More than 29 million people in the United States have diabetes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It is a condition where the body is unable to make enough insulin, or to use it properly.
April 25, 2017
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Just 14 days of physical inactivity can raise risk of chronic disease
It is well established that a lack of exercise can raise the risk of chronic disease, including type 2 Diabetes and heart disease. New research, however, finds that the risk of such conditions could increase with as little as 2 weeks of inactivity.
May 17, 2017
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Kidney disease increases risk of diabetes, study shows
Elevated urea levels likely a culprit
December 11, 2017
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Kidney dysfunction raises diabetes risk, study suggests
Diabetes is known to increase a person's risk of kidney disease. Now, a new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis suggests that the converse also is true: Kidney dysfunction increases the risk of diabetes.
December 11, 2017
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Kids' risk of Diabetes rises with too much screen time
'Excessive screen time is harmful to people's health'
March 13, 2017
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Lack of Sleep May Raise Child's Type 2 Diabetes Risk: Study
It found link -- but no proof -- between less slumber and risk factors for blood sugar disease
August 15, 2017
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Likely new treatment target identified for diabetic retinopathy
In oxygen-compromising conditions like diabetes, the body grows new blood vessels to help, but the result is often leaky, dysfunctional vessels that make bad matters worse.
October 10, 2017
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Likely new treatment target identified for diabetic retinopathy
In oxygen-compromising conditions like diabetes, the body grows new blood vessels to help, but the result is often leaky, dysfunctional vessels that make bad matters worse.
October 10, 2017
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Living at high altitudes linked to lower risk of developing Metabolic Syndrome
Could something as simple as the geographic area in which you live contribute to your risk of developing heart disease and diabetes, or suffering a stroke?
January 30, 2017
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Long-term diabetes complication: Liver inflammation raises cholesterol levels
Inflammatory processes in the liver lead to elevated cholesterol levels in people with diabetes, thus promoting subsequent vascular diseases. The new research presents a previously unknown mechanism.
August 14, 2017
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Low carbohydrate diet may be effective strategy for managing diabetes, research suggests
Following a reduced carbohydrate diet can help to lower blood glucose levels, providing a safe and effective strategy for managing diabetes, new research by London Metropolitan University suggests.
March 7, 2017
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Loyola Medicine study finds high success rate for diabetic Charcot foot surgery
Nearly four out of five diabetic patients with severe cases of a disabling condition called Charcot foot were able to walk normally again following surgery, a Loyola Medicine study has found.
December 14, 2017
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MAIT cells could serve as new biomarkers for early detection, prevention of type 1 diabetes
Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is an autoimmune disease that develops when the immune system attacks beta cells in the pancreas. This destructive process is often attributed to autoreactive T lymphocytes. Yet the innate immune system, our body's first line of defense, also plays an important role in this disease. MAIT cells associated with the mucosae are an integral part of this front-line immunity. They are activated by bacteria--especially those of the intestinal flora, or gut microbiota. The research team wondered what role MAIT cells played in the T1D-related disturbance of this flora and of gut mucosal homeostasis.
October 10, 2017
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Maternal consumption of artificially sweetened beverages during pregnancy linked to obesity in children
Children born to women who had gestational diabetes and drank at least one artificially sweetened beverage per day during pregnancy were more likely to be overweight or obese at age 7, compared to children born to women who had gestational diabetes and drank water instead of artificially sweetened beverages, according to a study led by researchers at the National Institutes of Health. Childhood obesity is known to increase the risk for certain health problems later in life, such as diabetes, heart disease, stroke and some cancers.
June 6, 2017
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Mature B lymphocytes accelerate the healing of diabetic ulcers, other skin injuries
Direct application of immune cells speeds and improves healing of acute and chronic wounds in animal models
October 25, 2017
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Medtronic's MiniMed 670G Hybrid Closed Loop Insulin Delivery System Now Available in U.S.
Medtronic, having received FDA approval last year, is now introducing its MiniMed 670G hybrid closed loop insulin delivery system to the U.S. market. The first such system to become available, the MiniMed 670G utilizes Medtronic's SmartGuard HCL algorithm to deduce when and how much insulin to deliver, yet allowing the patients themselves to make changes when necessary.
June 8, 2017
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Membrane for islets of Langerhans transplantations
Researchers have developed a membrane with which individual islets of Langerhans -- insulin-producing cell clusters -- can be encapsulated. The idea behind the system is that these islets could eventually be safely transplanted to cure type 1 diabetes patients.
October 4, 2017
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Metabolic syndrome is the new 'silent killer', warn researchers
For decades, American waistlines have been expanding and there is increasing cause for alarm. Researchers from the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University make the case that metabolic syndrome -- a cluster of three of more risk factors that include abdominal obesity, high triglycerides, high blood pressure, abnormal lipids, and insulin resistance, a precursor of type 2 Diabetes -- is the new "silent killer," analogous to hypertension in the 1970s. as it turns out, the "love handle" can be fatal.
April 6, 2017
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Metabolite produced by intestinal bacteria protects against type 2 diabetes, study shows
A high concentration of indolepropionic acid in the serum protects against type 2 diabetes, shows a new study from the University of Eastern Finland. Indolepropionic acid is a metabolite produced by intestinal bacteria, and its production is boosted by a fibre-rich diet. According to the researchers, the discovery provides additional insight into the role of intestinal bacteria in the interplay between diet, metabolism and health.
April 11, 2017
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Metformin shows promise as a potential treatment for fragile X syndrome
An inherited form of intellectual disability called fragile X may be treatable with metformin, the most widely used type 2 Diabetes drug. this was the conclusion that researchers came to after studying the social, behavioral, and biological effects of metformin in a mouse model of fragile X.
May 15, 2017
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Mice study provides clues to how genetic variations in gut microbes influence metabolic disease
The community of microorganisms that resides in the gut, known as the microbiome, has been shown to work in tandem with the genes of a host organism to regulate insulin secretion, a key variable in the onset of the metabolic disease diabetes.
February 17, 2017
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Midlife cardiovascular risk factors may increase chances of dementia
Study supports link between cognition and vascular health
August 7, 2017
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Mild-to-moderate obstructive sleep apnea is associated with hypertension, diabetes
Studies show that young and middle-aged adults with sleep apnea have increased risk
June 5, 2017
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Mildly stressing muscle metabolism reverses diabetes and obesity in mice
Mildly stressing muscle metabolism boosts levels of a beneficial hormone that prevents obesity and diabetes in mice, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Iowa.
June 28, 2017
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Mislocalized calcium channel causes insulin secretion defect in diabetes
Researchers have studied beta cells of type-2 diabetic donors, and find that a mislocalized calcium channel contributes to the failed insulin secretion associated with the disease.
May 19, 2017
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Mislocalized calcium channel causes insulin secretion defect in diabetes
Researchers have studied beta cells of type-2 diabetic donors, and find that a mislocalized calcium channel contributes to the failed insulin secretion associated with the disease.
May 19, 2017
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Missing signals lead to diabetic nerve injury
Molecules that help cells communicate with each other -- called cytokines -- might be the key to repairing diabetic nerve damage. Diabetes devastates nerve cells, which can lead to poor circulation, muscle weakness, blindness, and other painful side effects. The new study showed diabetic mice can't repair nerve cells after damage due to low levels of specific cytokines.
August 1, 2017
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MIT researchers develop new machine to rapidly produce customized peptides
Manufacturing small proteins known as peptides is usually very time-consuming, which has slowed development of new peptide drugs for diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and bacterial infections.
February 27, 2017
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Moderate daily vegetable and fruit intake linked to lower rates of psychological stress
Published today in the British Medical Journal Open, the longitudinal study of more than 60,000 Australians aged 45 years and above measured participants fruit and vegetable consumption, lifestyle factors and psychological distress at two time points, 2006-08 and 2010.
March 15, 2017
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Modified insulin and red blood cells used to regulate blood sugar
Researchers have developed a new technique that uses modified insulin and red blood cells to create a glucose-responsive 'smart' insulin delivery system. In an animal model study, the new technique effectively reduced blood sugar levels for 48 hours in a strain of mice that had Type 1 diabetes.
May 8, 2017
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Molecular biologists discover an active role of membrane lipids in health and disease
Cells produce insulin, for example, or generate antibodies. To perform these functions, cells need to produce large quantities of proteins. For this purpose, these cells activate a program, the unfolded protein response (UPR). Errors in the UPR are thought to play a decisive role in the development of diseases such as diabetes or cancer. A research team has now discovered a previously unknown mechanism that controls activation of the UPR.
August 4, 2017
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More Younger Americans Are Suffering Strokes
Researchers cite rise in blood pressure and diabetes, but one specialist questions the findings
April 10, 2017
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Most Cow's Milk Formulas don't Up Diabetes Risk
But one type of formula may be linked to greater chances if given in week 1, study suggests
January 19, 2017
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Mouse cells grown in rats cure Diabetes in mice
Human-animal hybrid embryos may one day provide transplant organs
January 26, 2017
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Multiple diabetes complications increase risk of hospital readmissions, research shows
People who were previously hospitalized for severe hypoglycemia or hyperglycemia are at highest risk for recurrent dysglycemic episodes in the short term (within 30 days of the prior episode) and over the long term. In addition, having multiple diabetes complications significantly increased the risk of readmission not only for severe dysglycemia, but also for all causes that are seemingly unrelated to diabetes.
July 7, 2017
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My Diabetes Coach Named Runner-Up at Novo Nordisk's 2017 HITLAB World Cup of Voice-Activated Technology in Diabetes
Earlier this year, Medgadget spoke with Timon LeDain from Macadamian, a software design and development firm, about My Diabetes Coach, a suite of technologies for pediatric diabetes management being developed in partnership with the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario -- Ottawa Children's Treatment Centre (CHEO -- OCTC). My Diabetes Coach was recognized last week as the Runner Up of Novo Nordisk's 2017 HITLAB World Cup of Voice-Activated Technology in Diabetes.
December 4, 2017
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Nanodiscs catch misfolding proteins red-handed
When proteins misfold, accumulate and clump around insulin-producing cells in the pancreas, they kill cells. Now, researchers, including University of Michigan biophysicists, have obtained a structural snapshot of these proteins when they are most toxic, detailing them down to the atomic level.
December 6, 2017
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Nanotechnology under development could safely, effectively convert bad fat to good fat, treat obesity
A Purdue-based startup is developing a disruptive nanotherapeutic platform that could induce conversion of bad fat to good fat in an effort to provide a safe and effective way to treat obesity and diabetes.
May 23, 2017
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Nasal Powder Fixed Severe Low Blood Sugar
New product much easier to use than rescue injections, researcher says
June 13, 2017
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Neutrons observe vitamin B6-dependent enzyme activity useful for drug development
Scientists have performed neutron structural analysis of a vitamin B6-dependent protein, potentially opening avenues for new antibiotics and drugs to battle diseases such as drug-resistant tuberculosis, malaria and diabetes. Specifically, the team used neutron crystallography to study the location of hydrogen atoms in aspartate aminotransferase, or AAT, an enzyme vital to the metabolism of certain amino acids.
October 16, 2017
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New biomarkers predict accelerated diabetic eye disease
Young onset type 2 diabetes patients have an increased risk of developing diabetic retinopathy at an earlier stage and at a greater frequency, according to researchers.
May 29, 2017
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New blood test may better predict gestational diabetes
Researchers have found that a single measurement of GCD59, a novel biomarker for diabetes, at weeks 24-28 of gestation identified, with high sensitivity and specificity, women who failed the glucose challenge test as well as women with gestational diabetes. It was also associated with the probability of delivering a large-for-gestational-age newborn.
April 27, 2017
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New clinical study to test promising Diabetes drug in people with MND
Could a Diabetes drug be used for Motor Neurone Disease?
March 10, 2017
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New discoveries on the connection between nicotine and type 2 diabetes
Two new discoveries have been made with regard to the beta cells' ability to release insulin. the findings can also provide a possible explanation as to why smokers have an increased risk of type 2 diabetes.
March 8, 2016
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New Implants Could Treat Type 2 Diabetes Without Needles
Implants that deliver a constant metered dose of medication have plenty of promise. They're especially useful for making sure patients don't have to orient their daily schedule around their medication times. For the same reasons, they're a potential solution for patients who tend to forget to take medications that have to be delivered right on schedule. Their major strength is being able to keep a patient's serum concentration of their medication at a specific level.
June 26, 2017
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New research aims to generate in vitro vascularized pancreatic islets from hPSCs
Tiny packets of cells called islets throughout the pancreas allow the organ to produce insulin. Type 1 diabetes -- also known as juvenile diabetes - tricks the immune system into destroying these islets. Patients must take insulin daily to maintain blood sugar, or too much sugar will build up in the blood stream and lead to hyperglycemia, diabetic ketoacidosis, and, if left untreated, death. Patients must self-regulate their blood sugar for their entire lives, unless there were some way to restore the pancreatic islets.
August 23, 2017
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New research rules out sitting as direct cause of diabetes
Sitting may not be as deadly as previously thought, with new research led by the University of Sydney ruling out sitting as a direct cause of diabetes.
February 6, 2017
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New role for immune cells in preventing Diabetes and hypertension
Immune cells which are reduced in number by obesity could be a new target to treat diseases such as type 2 Diabetes and hypertension that affect overweight people, according to a collaborative study.
March 17, 2017
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New scanning technology benefits diabetic eye care in national telemedicine trial
Ultrawide field imaging helps to determine which patients need follow-up examinations or treatment
March 8, 2016
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New skin-graft system a better fix for chronic wounds
More than six million cases of chronic wounds cost $20 billion each year in the United States. Diabetic ulcers, pressure sores, surgical site wounds and traumatic injuries to high-risk patients account for most wounds that won't heal. However, data indicates that a recently developed skin-graft harvesting system aids in chronic wound recovery and reduces care costs by accelerating the healing process.
February 2, 2017
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New Smart Sensor for Measuring Glucose from Skin
The sweat excreted by our skin contains small amounts of glucose that correlate with the concentration of glucose in the blood
March 14, 2017
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New study reveals novel gene involved in maintaining body weight
A new study published online in The FASEB Journal reveals a novel gene involved in maintaining body weight. Specifically, the study suggests that GTRAP3-18 interacts with pro-opiomelanocortin (POMC) in the hypothalamus to regulate food intake and blood glucose levels. Inhibiting the interaction between GTRAP3-18 and POMC might be a strategy for treating leptin/insulin resistance in patients with obesity and/or type 2 diabetes.
October 4, 2017
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New technique uses modified insulin and red blood cells to reduce blood sugar levels
Researchers from North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have developed a new technique that uses modified insulin and red blood cells to create a glucose-responsive "smart" insulin delivery system. In an animal model study, the new technique effectively reduced blood sugar levels for 48 hours in a strain of mice that had Type 1 diabetes.
May 8, 2017
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New tool identifies diabetes patients at risk for low blood sugar emergencies
Tool developed in partnership with the FDA as part of the Safe Use Initiative
August 21, 2017
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New transplant technology could benefit patients with type 1 diabetes
Combining a new hydrogel material with a protein that boosts blood vessel growth could improve the success rate for transplanting insulin-producing islet cells into persons with type 1 diabetes. In an animal model, the technique enhanced the survival rate of transplanted insulin-producing cells, restoring insulin production in response to blood glucose levels and curing these diabetic animals.
June 5, 2017
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New treatment for fatty liver disease and type 2 Diabetes burns up fat in liver
Researchers are planning the clinical trial of a new treatment for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and type 2 Diabetes which harnesses liver cells' own ability to burn accumulated fats.
March 2, 2017
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New type of diabetes caused by a genetic mutation
Scientific research has led to the identification of a new type of diabetes caused by a mutation in the gene RFX6.
October 12, 2017
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Newly discovered disease mechanism for type 2 diabetes
A newly discovered mechanism behind reduced insulin production in type 2 diabetes has been identified by scientists. They describe how insulin-producing cells regress in their development, become immature, and do not work properly. A finding that opens the doors to new clinical treatments.
June 6, 2017
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Newly discovered mechanism in type 2 diabetes opens doors to clinical treatments
A newly discovered mechanism behind reduced insulin production in type 2 diabetes is now being presented. In an article in Nature Communications, researchers at Sahlgrenska Academy describe how insulin-producing cells regress in their development, become immature, and do not work properly. A finding that opens the doors to new clinical treatments.
June 6, 2017
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Newly-developed smart contact lens sensor may help diagnose Diabetes and glaucoma
A recent study, affiliated with UNIST has proposed the possibility of in situ human health monitoring simply by wearing a contact lens with built-in wireless smart sensors.
May 4, 2017
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Nine essential oils for diabetes
Diabetes is a metabolic disorder that affects many people in the United States, and many more around the globe. the disease is usually treated medically but as yet, there is no cure for it.
April 20, 2017
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Nurses central to getting Diabetes care off to a better start
Giving primary health care nurses a greater role in managing Type 2 Diabetes can significantly reduce delays in starting insulin treatment, a team of researchers has found.
March 9, 2017
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Nutritious food could improve medication adherence and health in HIV-positive and Diabetes patients
HIV-positive people who received healthy food and snacks for six months were more likely to adhere to their medication regimens, and they, as well as people with type 2 diabetes, were less depressed and less likely to make trade-offs between food and healthcare, according to a new study led by researchers at UC San Francisco.
January 25, 2017
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Obesity exacerbates type 2 diabetes-related brain abnormalities
People with type 2 Diabetes who are overweight or obese are more likely to have exacerbated and progressive abnormalities in the structure of their brains and cognition, find researchers.
April 28, 2017
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Older patients with diabetes who are obese may have lower risk of premature death
Among older patients with diabetes, those who are overweight or obese may have a lower risk of dying prematurely than their normal weight counterparts. The finding comes from a recent analysis of published studies.
June 9, 2017
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Older women taking statins face higher risk of diabetes
Older women taking cholesterol-lowering statins face a significantly increased risk of developing diabetes
March 15, 2017
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Omega-3 intake through mother's breast milk may lower type 1 Diabetes risk
New research suggests that an early intake of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids through the mother's breast milk may lower the risk of type 1 Diabetes in infants.
May 5, 2017
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Omega-3s may help to treat type 1 diabetes
Type 1 Diabetes is an incurable autoimmune disorder of unknown origin. new research, however, may pave the way for novel, more efficient therapies for type 1 diabetes, as omega-3 fatty acids are found to reduce the autoimmune responses typical of the disease.
April 5, 2017
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Omega-6 could lower type 2 diabetes risk by 35 percent
Eating a diet rich in omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids could reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes by more than a third, a new review concludes.
October 12, 2017
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OneTouch Vibe Plus Insulin Pump and Continuous Glucometry System with App Connectivity FDA Cleared
Johnson & Johnson's Animas division received FDA clearance to introduce its OneTouch Vibe Plus insulin pump and continuous glucose monitoring system. the system uses Dexcom's G5 continuous stick-on glucometer which talks to the OneTouch Vibe Plus, as well as the Dexcom G5 App. Glucose readings can be checked anytime on the Vibe Plus as well as right within the app for discreet easy and frequent monitoring. the app can be used to easily share historical readings with one's physician as well as family caretakers.
December 28, 2016
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Online Game Helps Diabetics Control Blood Sugar
Patients saw lasting improvement while playing team-based diabetes education game, study found
August 8, 2017
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OptiScanner 5000 Cleared in U.S. for Continuous Glucose Monitoring in ICU
OptiScan Biomedical, a company based in Hayward, California, won FDA clearance to introduce its OptiScanner 5000 in the U.S. The device is intended for use in intensive care units to continuously monitor blood plasma glucose levels, something the OptiScanner 5000 can do accurately without having to be regularly calibrated. The device works via an integrated blood centrifuge and spectrometer to provide directly measured plasma-based glucose levels in critically ill patients.
October 18, 2017
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Our muscles measure the time of day
Biological clocks are ticking everywhere throughout our body, and a 'master clock' in the brain synchronizes all the subsidiary ones in various organs. Medical researchers have now found that such a circadian clock is at work in our muscles. Their research shows that perturbations of this machinery might be important for type 2 diabetes development.
October 2, 2017
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Pathways leading to beta cell division identified, may aid Diabetes treatment
Pancreatic beta cells help maintain normal blood glucose levels by producing the hormone insulin -- the master regulator of energy (glucose). Impairment and the loss of beta cells interrupts insulin production, leading to type 1 and 2 diabetes. Using single-cell RNA sequencing, researchers have, for the first time, mapped out pathways that regulate beta cell growth that could be exploited to trick them to regenerate.
May 2, 2017
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Patients at risk over failure to recognize important diabetes subtype
The health of people with diabetes is being put at risk due to the failure of doctors to recognize which type of diabetes they have, a new study.
October 23, 2017
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Patients with Type 2 diabetes and OSA found to be at greater risk of developing diabetic retinopathy
Research led by the University of Birmingham has discovered that patients who suffer from both Type 2 diabetes and obstructive sleep apnea are at greater risk of developing a condition that leads to blindness within an average period of less than four years.
July 4, 2017
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Physicians, patients must focus on remission of diabetic ulcers
Physicians and patients need to focus on remission of diabetic ulcers -- that is, extending the time between their formation, experts say.
June 15, 2017
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Plant protein may protect against type 2 diabetes, meat eaters at greater risk
A new study adds to the growing body of evidence indicating that the source of dietary protein may play a role in the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. the researchers found that plant protein was associated with a lower risk of type 2 diabetes, while persons with a diet rich in meat had a higher risk.
April 19, 2017
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Podimetrics System Helps Prevent Diabetic Foot Ulcers: Interview
Podimetrics is a company that has developed a special foot temperature monitoring pad that can keep track of a diabetic's feet to help detect the onset of foot ulcers. The Podimetrics Mat and the rest of the company's Remote Temperature Monitoring System allow clinicians to receive high resolution temperature scans of the soles of their patients' feet while giving patients the convenience of doing daily tests in the convenience of the home.
July 17, 2017
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Portable device for early Diabetes detection being developed
Researchers are developing a portable device for detecting type 1 or type 2 Diabetes at an early stage. the ultimate aim of the project is to develop a prototype of the device.
January 10, 2017
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Pre-diabetes discovery marks step towards precision medicine
Predictor of metabolic disease identified by machine learning
November 20, 2017
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Prednisone and diabetes: what is the connection?
Prednisone is a steroid that works in a similar way to cortisol, which is the hormone normally made by the body's adrenal glands.
April 20, 2017
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Pregnancy-related conditions taken together leave moms -- and dads -- at risk
Scientists show that the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure or heart disease post pregnancy is drastically higher if the women had both diabetes and high blood pressure while being pregnant. The study doesn't end with the mother's risks. The father's risks also rise if the mother has one gestational condition and rises even higher if she has both.
November 14, 2017
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Promising target may open door to new therapies for preventing bone fractures in diabetes patients
Researchers at New York University College of Dentistry (NYU Dentistry) have described a new target that may open the door to developing therapies for preventing bone fractures in people with type 2 diabetes.
July 7, 2017
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Protecting the guardians
Gut bacteria can alter the protective effects of a gene that wards off type 1 diabetes
August 30, 2017
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Protein discovery may improve treatments for diabetic eye disease
Recent research has discovered a protein that plays a key role in diabetes-related vision loss, which may lead to better treatments for a major cause of blindness and might also have implications for other diseases, including cancer.
October 24, 2017
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Psoriasis severity linked to increased risk of type 2 diabetes
Measuring body surface area in psoriasis can identify highest risk cases, researchers say
November 14, 2017
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Psoriasis severity may influence type 2 diabetes risk
People living with psoriasis are not only at higher risk of type 2 diabetes, but their risk also rises in line with the skin disease's severity, according to recent research from the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine in Philadelphia.
November 16, 2017
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Qualcomm solidifies its role in medical tech with connected glucose meters
The company has teamed up with Johnson and Johnson's Diabetes Care Companies to help bring wireless capabilities to an oft-used blood glucose meter.
June 12, 2017
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Recall: Crib Mattresses Don't Meet Fire Standards
More than 23,000 crib and toddler mattresses have been recalled because they don't meet federal fire standards.
December 13, 2017
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Radical research raises hopes for eye disease treatment for premature babies
Ground-breaking research has demonstrated the previously unknown existence of a disease-fighting immune cell in the eye and points to potential novel ways of treating eye disorders in premature babies and diabetic adults.
October 2, 2017
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Rapidly losing and gaining weight could be dangerous if you have heart disease
Don't yo-yo diet
April 5, 2017
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Rare Tumor May Point the Way to Diabetes Treatment
Insulinomas provide genetic maps for making insulin, researchers say
October 5, 2017
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Rat-grown mouse pancreases help reverse Diabetes in mice
Mouse pancreases grown in rats generate functional, insulin-producing cells that can reverse Diabetes when transplanted into mice with the disease, according to researchers.
January 25, 2017
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Rates of new diagnosed cases of type 1 and 2 Diabetes on the rise among children, teens
Fastest rise seen among racial/ethnic minority groups
April 14, 2017
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Rates of new diagnosed cases of type 1 and type 2 Diabetes on the rise among children, teens
Fastest rise seen among racial/ethnic minority groups.
April 13, 2017
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Real-time monitoring of insulin with a nanotechnology sensor
Insulin is a rather small molecule (molecular weight 5.8 kD) and weakly charged in solution (isoelectric point 5.8) and therefore, low concentrations (<1 µM) are difficult to detect using traditional (e.g., electrochemical) methods.
August 30, 2017
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Recommendations to facilitate optimal CGM use and reporting of data in diabetes clinical research
The advantages of continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) for obtaining real-time blood glucose measurements and its ability to detect and even predict hypo- and hyperglycemic events make it a very useful tool for evaluating experimental glucose-lowering drugs and new approaches for treating diabetes. The current challenges for using CGM in clinical research and specific recommendations for how to optimize the use of CGM and the data collected in clinical trials are explored in an article in Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics (DTT), a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers.
June 2, 2017
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Research could pave way to cure for type 2 diabetes
In healthy people, exosomes - tiny structures secreted by cells to allow intercellular communication - prevent clumping of the protein that leads to type 2 diabetes. Exosomes in patients with the disease don't have the same ability. This discovery by a research collaboration between Chalmers University of Technology and Astrazeneca takes us a step closer to a cure for type 2 diabetes.
October 23, 2017
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Research helps elucidate mechanisms behind low-level laser therapy in treating neuropathic pain
Low-level laser therapy has been shown by recent studies to be a non-invasive and effective alternative for treating neuropathic pain, a chronic condition caused by nerve damage, spinal cord injury or diseases such as diabetes.
March 28, 2017
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Research identifies crucial insights into early T-cell development
Mutations in the gene encoding the enzyme protein tyrosine phosphatase N2 (PTPN2) have been associated with the development of autoimmune disease including Type 1 diabetes, Crohn's Disease, and rheumatoid arthritis.
August 11, 2017
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Research: Prognosis for people with diabetic foot ulcers worse than previously thought
The prognosis for people with an infected diabetic foot ulcer is worse than was previously thought, according to new research.
November 8, 2017
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Researchers aim to develop sustained and controllable insulin release system for treatment of diabetes
The prevalence of Diabetes has grown around the world over the past three decades. In 2016, the World Health Organization estimated that 422 million people had the disease as the rate of obesity also increased. Aside from proper diet and exercise, the best treatment for Diabetes is the delivery of insulin into the body that is both controllable and sustainable over time to manage blood glucose levels.
February 27, 2017
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Researchers compare different types of insulin in treating patients with type 1 or 2 diabetes
Treatment with the insulin degludec compared to glargine U100 for 32 weeks resulted in a reduced rate of hypoglycemic (low blood sugar) episodes among patients with type 1 or 2 diabetes and at least one risk factor for hypoglycemia, according to two studies published by JAMA.
July 4, 2017
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Researchers develop simple test to predict T2D remission after bariatric surgery
A new simple test that helps predicts which people with type 2 diabetes will benefit most from weight loss surgery has been developed by a UCL-led team.
November 21, 2017
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Researchers find link between harmful chemicals and chronic diseases in men
Chemicals found in everyday plastics materials are linked to cardiovascular disease, type-2 diabetes and high blood pressure in men, according to Australian researchers.
July 12, 2017
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Researchers find new link between elevation of certain amino acids and type 2 diabetes
More than 29 million Americans are currently living with diabetes. the majority have type 2 diabetes, and for them insulin resistance - their body's inability to effectively process sugar - is a part of daily life. Therefore, understanding the cause of insulin resistance is critical to tackling this chronic disease.
March 8, 2016
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Researchers find no uniform guidelines for women undergoing oocyte cryopreservation
Oocyte cryopreservation is on the rise, and whether a woman freezes her eggs before undergoing medical treatment that could leave her infertile or undergoes an elective procedure to avoid concerns about reproductive aging, extensive counseling should be the norm.
November 20, 2017
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Researchers identify fasting plasma glucose and insulin as key biomarkers for weight loss
Researchers from the Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports at the University of Copenhagen today announced the findings from a weight loss biomarker study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (AJCN). The study, "Pretreatment fasting plasma glucose and insulin modify dietary weight loss success: results from 3 randomized clinical trials," found that fasting blood sugar and/or fasting insulin can be used to select the optimal diet and to predict weight loss, particularly for people with prediabetes or diabetes.
July 7, 2017
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Researchers identify gene variants linked to both type 2 diabetes and CHD risk
Type 2 diabetes (T2D) has become a global epidemic affecting more than 380 million people worldwide; yet there are knowledge gaps in understanding the etiology of type-2 diabetes. T2D is also a significant risk factor for coronary heart disease (CHD), but the biological pathways that explain the connection have remained somewhat murky.
September 4, 2017
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Researchers identify novel compounds that decrease glucose production in liver cells
Scientists may have found a new tool for studying--and maybe even treating--Type 2 diabetes, the form of Diabetes considered responsible for close to 95 percent of cases in the United States.
March 27, 2017
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Researchers identify protein that delays type 1 Diabetes onset in new mouse model
A new study reveals a counterintuitive cellular strategy that may protect insulin-producing cells from destruction during type 1 diabetes. Nearly one out of every 11 people is diagnosed with Diabetes in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Although a person can develop type 1 Diabetes at any time, it is usually diagnosed during childhood and there is no way to prevent or cure it.
August 30, 2016
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Researchers identify risk factor for drug-induced skin disease in diabetic patients
Researchers have identified a type of human leukocyte antigen (HLA) that is associated with the skin disease bullous pemphigoid (BP) in diabetic patients administered with DPP-4 inhibitory drugs.
December 6, 2017
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Researchers identify three specific molecules that accurately indicate pre-diabetes
Researchers from the University of Sydney's Charles Perkins Centre have identified three specific molecules that accurately indicate insulin resistance, or pre-diabetes - a major predictor of metabolic syndrome, the collection of medical conditions that include abdominal obesity, high blood pressure and high blood sugar levels.
November 20, 2017
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Researchers implicate suspect in heart disease linked to diabetes
Scientists have struggled to trace the specific biology behind diabetes-associated heart disease risk or find ways to intervene. Now, researchers have hunted down a possible culprit -- a protein called IRS-1, which is crucial for the smooth muscle cells that make up veins and arteries.
February 21, 2017
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Researchers investigate how rare sugars could help regulate glucose levels
In an era when the label "natural" hits a sweet spot with consumers, some uncommon sugars emerging on the market could live up to the connotation. Preliminary animal studies have suggested that allulose and other low-calorie, natural rare sugars could help regulate glucose levels.
March 8, 2017
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Researchers pinpoint gene that plays crucial role in formation of neural tube defects
Researchers have identified a gene that plays a key role in the formation of neural tube defects, a problem commonly found in infants of pregnant women with diabetes. this is the first time the gene has been shown to play this role; it opens up a new way to understand these defects, and may one day lead to new treatments that could prevent the problem or decrease its incidence.
May 5, 2017
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Researchers transform skin puncture cells from diabetes patients into insulin
Norwegian researches are one step closer to cure diabetes by making insulin-producing cells from skin cells.
August 9, 2017
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Researchers translate neuroimaging tools to study renal fibrosis in diabetic rats
Osaka University researchers, in collaboration with several Japanese companies, translate neuroimaging tools to study renal fibrosis in rat kidney. The technique is expected to replace the invasive biopsies currently used to identify patients at risk of developing chronic kidney disease.
August 9, 2017
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Researchers unravel how stevia controls blood sugar levels
What makes stevia taste so extremely sweet? and how does the sweetener keep our blood sugar level under control? Researchers have discovered that stevia stimulates a protein that is essential for our perception of taste and is involved in the release of insulin after a meal. These results create new possibilities for the treatment of diabetes.
April 11, 2017
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Resistance-based interval training can improve blood vessel function, study shows
Just one session of interval weight-training can improve the risk of Type 2 Diabetes complications, according to a UBC Okanagan study. this is encouraging news for those starting the new Year with good intentions.
January 11, 2017
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Resveratrol helps protect neuromuscular junctions from negative effects of aging, study shows
Scientists have discovered that resveratrol, a compound in the skin of red grapes and red wine, and metformin, a drug often prescribed to fight type 2 diabetes, have many of the neuroprotective benefits of a low-calorie diet and exercise.
March 7, 2017
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Resveratrol Might Help Diabetics' Arteries
Resveratrol supplements appeared to aid those with the stiffest blood vessels in small study
May 4, 2017
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Resveratrol preserves neuromuscular synapses, muscle fibers in aging mice
Diabetes drug metformin also shows neuroprotective qualities
March 7, 2017
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Review finds no increased cancer risk for people taking oral diabetes medication
People taking a new oral medication for Type 2 diabetes can breathe a sigh of relief concerning suspicions they might be at an increased risk for many types of cancer, according to Indiana University researchers.
September 26, 2017
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Ridiculous Rat-Grown Mouse Organ Transplant Cures Diabetic Mice
It's a beautiful tale of graciousness and sacrifice. Hopeless, drug-addled mice, suddenly stricken with diabetes, are offered a cure at the mercy of their all-knowing scientist overlords. Their rat-tailed comrades miraculously grew functioning mouse pancreases and the higher power, blessed be, healed the mice with the bounty. Amen!
January 25, 2017
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Risk factors for diabetes: Type 1, type 2, and gestational
This article is about risk factors for Diabetes mellitus. Usually just called diabetes, this is a disease that occurs when the body does not make or use insulin in the way it should.
April 27, 2017
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Russian researchers create new approaches to prevention and treatment of diabetes
A team of scientists from the Ural Federal University (UrFU) and the Institute of Immunology and Physiology (IIP, Ural Department of the Russian Academy of Sciences) modeled type 1 diabetes in an experiment to study recovery processes in the pancreas. The results of the study will help develop new approaches to treating diabetes.
December 11, 2017
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Safe exercise guidelines for type 1 diabetes
The set of guidelines will help people with type 1 Diabetes exercise safely to avoid fluctuations in blood sugar
January 24, 2017
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Scientists create wearable diagnostic biosensor that can detect three diabetes-related compounds
Researchers at The University of Texas at Dallas are getting more out of the sweat they've put into their work on a wearable diagnostic tool that measures three diabetes-related compounds in microscopic amounts of perspiration.
June 23, 2017
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Scientists discover how insulin-producing cells show differences in age
Diabetes researchers have puzzled for decades about why insulin-producing beta cells in one pancreatic islet often look and behave quite differently than their counterparts in the same islet or in nearby islets. Using newly identified cellular markers of aging, Joslin Diabetes Center scientists now have shown that this diversity may be driven at least in part by differently aged beta cell populations within the pancreas.
April 12, 2017
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Scientists discover new class of anti-diabetes compounds that reduce liver glucose production
A team of scientists has identified a new class of compounds that reduce production of glucose in the liver, which is linked to type 2 diabetes, the form of Diabetes considered responsible for close to 95 percent of cases in the United States.
March 27, 2017
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Scientists find new genetic locations for type 2 diabetes
Scientists from University College London and Imperial College London in the United Kingdom have identified new genetic locations that might make some people more prone to developing type 2 diabetes.
May 4, 2017
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Scientists identify potential treatment target for diabetic retinopathy
In oxygen-compromising conditions like diabetes, the body grows new blood vessels to help, but the result is often leaky, dysfunctional vessels that make bad matters worse.
October 10, 2017
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Scientists receive $2.8 million federal grant for diabetic cardiomyopathy research
Researchers from Georgia State University's Center for Molecular & Translational Medicine have received a four-year, $2.8 million federal grant to study diabetic cardiomyopathy, diabetes-related changes in the structure and function of the heart muscle.
April 24, 2017
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Screening reduces mortality for those with detectable type 2 diabetes but not for general population, large studies find
Screening for type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular risk factors may not reduce mortality and cardiovascular disease in the general population, suggests new research.
August 23, 2017
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Screening the dark genome for disease
Researchers have developed a method to swiftly screen the non-coding DNA of the human genome for links to diseases that are driven by changes in gene regulation. the technique could revolutionize modern medicine's understanding of the genetically inherited risks of developing heart disease, diabetes, cancer, neurological disorders and others, and lead to new treatments.
April 3, 2017
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Seven herbs and supplements for type 2 diabetes
Diabetes is a widespread disorder affecting the blood sugar and insulin levels in the body. Managing the long-term consequences and complications of Diabetes are as much of a challenge as the disease itself.
April 21, 2017
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Seven yoga poses for diabetes
Yoga is a popular practice that many people find beneficial for their health. It acts as a good form of exercise and may reduce stress. But could it also help people with Diabetes to manage their condition?
May 11, 2017
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Short-term functional high-intensity training may improve beta-cell function in adults with type 2 diabetes
A new study finds that short, functional-movement and resistance training workouts, called functional high-intensity training (F-HIT), may improve beta-cell function in adults with type 2 diabetes. Beta cells in the pancreas produce, store and secrete insulin, which allows your body to use sugar for energy. The small study is the first one of its kind to analyze beta-cell function in F-HIT or resistance training.
May 31, 2017
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Simple mirror technique boosts the performance of diSPIM, study says
Researchers from the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) have significantly improved the efficiency, resolution, and speed of a light-sheet microscope, by using a simple mirror technique and not-so-easy computational analysis, with a wide range of applications for better imaging of embryos and live cells.
November 20, 2017
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Simple step to protect people with type 1 diabetes against heart disease
One additional injection of insulin three hours after eating has been shown to protect people with type 1 diabetes from cardiovascular disease -- the leading cause of death among people with the condition.
June 5, 2017
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Sitting not linked to incident diabetes, new research suggests
Sitting may not be as deadly as previously thought, with new research ruling out sitting as a direct cause of diabetes.
February 7, 2017
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Size-sensing protein controls glucose uptake and storage in fat cells
Researchers have discovered that a molecule which can sense the swelling of fat cells also controls a signaling pathway that allows fat cells to take up and store excess glucose. Mice missing this protein, known as SWELL1, gain less weight (fat) than normal mice on a high-fat diet, but also develop diabetes.
May 25, 2017
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Skin Grafts for Gene Therapy Could Treat Type II Diabetes and Obesity
Scientists at the University of Chicago genetically modified skin cells to produce glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP1) protein that is beneficial in diabetes and reduces appetite, and these investigators grew the cells in a dish to form a skin graft. The grafts could potentially be used to treat diabetes and obesity, and could provide a new way to perform gene therapy for a variety of diseases.
August 4, 2017
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Sleep disorders may predict Alzheimer's disease
Sleeplessness may cause a variety of health problems, some of which include cognitive dysfunction and diabetes. New research suggests that Alzheimer's disease is yet another condition that may be caused by sleep disorders.
July 6, 2017
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Sliding scale insulin therapy: how it works, doses, alternatives
A healthy pancreas releases a burst of insulin as a person begins to eat. this prepares the body for the intake of glucose that is to come.
April 27, 2017
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Slim But Sedentary: Prediabetes Risk May Rise
4 out of 10 'skinny fat' people had higher blood sugar by middle age, study finds
January 27, 2017
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Small group of neurons modulates the amount of insulin that the pancreas must produce
A new study emphasizes the importance of the neuronal mechanisms in the detection of nutrients and the control of glucose levels. The results help to understand diabetes in greater detail.
June 7, 2017
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Smartphone Controlled Cells Produce Insulin in Diabetic Mice
Scientists in China and Switzerland have developed hydrogel implants containing red light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and engineered cells that produce and release insulin in response to the far-red light emitted by the LEDs. the LEDs can be controlled wirelessly using a smartphone app, meaning that the scientists could control insulin levels in diabetic mice using the surgically implanted hydrogel capsules.
May 1, 2017
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Smartphone-controlled cells help keep Diabetes in check
Cells engineered to produce insulin under the command of a smartphone helped keep blood sugar levels within normal limits in diabetic mice, a new study reports.
April 26, 2017
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Smartphone-controlled cells release insulin on demand in diabetic mice
Diabetes: There's literally an app for that
April 26, 2017
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Solution made of silver nanoparticles shows promise in healing diabetic foot ulcers
Researchers at the UNAM save limbs 60 people from its development
August 31, 2016
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Some sugars are good for you, engineers discover
A new use for sugar has been uncovered, which can aid healing and encourage blood vessel formation, say scientists. This would help tackle the increasing number of non-healing skin wounds associated with age, poor blood supply and diabetes. The breakthrough research could save money for health service providers in the UK and overseas, say the authors.
November 16, 2017
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Space under the skin may be optimal location to treat type 1 diabetes
A group of U of T researchers have demonstrated that the space under our skin might be an optimal location to treat type 1 diabetes (T1D).
August 14, 2017
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Specific diabetes medications to protect bone health recommended
Type 2 diabetes (T2D) and osteoporosis often coexist in patients, but managing both conditions can be a challenge. A comprehensive review highlights the most effective treatment options for treating these conditions together.
June 21, 2017
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Spread of misfolded proteins could trigger type 2 diabetes
New research in mice raises the question of whether the disease is transmissible
August 4, 2017
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Statins increase the risk of developing diabetes in at-risk people
Among susceptible individuals, statins -- which are a common cholesterol-lowering medication -- could increase the risk of type 2 diabetes by 30 percent. These new findings are sure to reignite debate.
October 24, 2017
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Stem cells could help improve blood circulation in diabetic patients with peripheral artery disease
Stem cells taken from muscle tissue could promote better blood flow in patients with diabetes who develop peripheral artery disease, a painful complication that can require surgery or lead to amputation.
November 7, 2017
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Stem cells from muscle could address diabetes-related circulation problems
Stem cells taken from muscle tissue could promote better blood flow in patients with diabetes who develop peripheral artery disease, a painful complication that can require surgery or lead to amputation.
November 6, 2017
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Stem Cells May Functionally Cure Type 1 Diabetes
Living with type 1 diabetes can be really rough. There's a lot of injections and that you have to keep up with and even then, heart health, cardiovascular, and brain health can take some big hits. Some choose to use an insulin pump, but even that has its issues. The disorder affects the immune system, causing it to recognize the cells that make insulin and attacks them. One medical device company, Viacyte, is hoping that they've got a device that can protect a special crop of stem cells so that they can live inside the body and produce enough insulin to mostly cure the condition.
August 8, 2017
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Stem cells pave the way for new treatment of diabetes
A new stem cell study shows how we may increase the vital production of insulin in patients suffering from diabetes. The discovery helps to more efficiently at less cost make insulin-producing beta cells from human stem cells. Therefore, the research paves the way for more effective treatment of diabetes. The method may also prove significant to the treatment of a series of other diseases.
November 6, 2017
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Stiffer soles are making life more comfortable for some diabetic patients
New research helps clinicians select suitable material for prescription footwear
May 16, 2017
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Study compares insulin pump therapy and injections in type 1 Diabetes patients during Ramadan fasting
A new study examining the risk of fasting during Ramadan for people with type 1 Diabetes compared blood glucose control and the rates of hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia between users of insulin pump therapy versus multiple daily insulin injections. the researchers report their findings in Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics (DTT), a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers. the article is available free on the DTT website.
April 7, 2017
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Study finds new link between short sleep during pregnancy and gestational Diabetes mellitus
A Singapore-based study has found a new health link between short sleep during pregnancy and gestational Diabetes mellitus (GDM). this is the first study to examine the relationship between sleep duration and GDM in a multi-ethnic Asian population. Findings, published in the journal SLEEP, suggest that addressing sleep concerns during pregnancy could potentially reduce the risk of developing GDM.
January 9, 2017
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Study finds significant drop in proportion of undiagnosed diabetes cases
A study that compared total U.S. diabetes diagnoses over a 26-year period found that while the prevalence nearly doubled, from 5.5 to 10.8 percent, the proportion of missed cases of diabetes dropped significantly during the same period, from 16.3 to 10.9 percent. The study, led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, suggests that increased screening by primary health care providers is yielding a bigger proportion of diagnoses and, as such, more opportunities for treatment.
October 24, 2017
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Study finds tight glycemic control provides no impact on patient-important microvascular outcomes
The glucocentric focus on lowering blood sugar in Type 2 Diabetes may have short-circuited development of new Diabetes therapies, according to a new paper published by Mayo Clinic researchers in the journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes.
August 29, 2016
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Study identifies new biomarker for depression in diabetes
A study published in the current issue of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatic has identified a biomarker for depression in diabetes. Findings of epidemiological studies have shown an overall 2-fold increased prevalence of depression in patients with type 2 diabetes compared with the general population worldwide. Consequently, identifying biological markers and potential therapeutic targets for depression intervention seems crucial to effectively manage comorbid depression in patients with diabetes and improve health outcomes.
October 16, 2017
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Study reveals how a very low calorie diet can reverse type 2 diabetes
A research team has uncovered how a very low calorie diet can rapidly reverse type 2 diabetes in animal models. If confirmed in people, the insight provides potential new drug targets for treating this common chronic disease, said the researchers.
November 9, 2017
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Study reveals impact of diabetes during pregnancy on baby's heart
A new study conducted at the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at UCLA discovered how increased glucose levels caused either by diabetes or other factors keep heart cells from maturing normally. The findings of the study help to explain the reason for babies born to women with diabetes having a greater chance of developing congenital heart disease.
December 13, 2017
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Study reveals link between coffee and low mortality
According to the study, coffee consumption was related to low mortality risk of African-Americans, Japanese-Americans, Latinos, and whites, due to the association of coffee with diseases like cancer, stroke, diabetes, and, other heart, respiratory and kidney diseases.
July 11, 2017
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Study reveals link between higher BMI and increased risk of cardiometabolic diseases
A connection between higher BMI and cardiometabolic disease risk usually arise from observational studies that are unable to fully account for confounding by shared risk factors. Mendelian randomization (a method of analysis using genetic information) is an approach that partially overcomes these limitations. Using mendelian randomization, Donald M. Lyall, Ph.D., of the University of Glasgow, Scotland, and colleagues conducted a study that included 119,859 participants in the UK Biobank (with medical, sociodemographic and genetic data) to examine the association between BMI and cardiometabolic diseases and traits.
July 4, 2017
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Study reveals newly diagnosed type 1 and type 2 Diabetes is on a rising trend among American youth
The report, Incidence Trends of Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes among Youths, 2002--2012, published in the new England Journal of Medicine, reveals a rising rate of type 1 and type 2 Diabetes diagnosis among the population of below 20 years in the United States.
April 18, 2017
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Study shows benefits of CGM in adults with diabetes who take multiple daily injections
DexCom, Inc., the leader in continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) for people with diabetes, is presenting important clinical data for patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes, at the American Diabetes Association's 77th Scientific Sessions, June 9-13 in San Diego, California.
June 9, 2017
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Study shows how 'secondhand sugar' can pass from mother to infant through breast milk
Add breast milk to the list of foods and beverages that contain fructose, a sweetener linked to health issues ranging from obesity to diabetes.
March 2, 2017
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Study shows link between psoriasis severity and greater risk of type 2 diabetes
People with psoriasis are at a higher risk to develop type 2 diabetes than those without psoriasis, and the risk increases dramatically based on the severity of the disease.
November 14, 2017
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Study shows protective link between consumption of legumes and risk of developing type 2 diabetes
Legumes are a food group rich in B vitamins, contain different beneficial minerals (calcium, potassium and magnesium) and sizeable amounts of fibre and are regarded as a low-glycemic index food, which means that blood glucose levels increase only slowly after consumption. Due to these unique nutritional qualities, eating legumes regularly can help improve human health. In fact, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) declared 2016 as the international year of legumes to raise people's awareness of their nutritional benefits.
March 30, 2017
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Study shows texting as good as medication at improving type 2 diabetes management
Research first to focus on low-income Hispanic community
June 9, 2017
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Study suggests new way to prevent vision loss in diabetics, premature babies
A new molecule that induces the formation of abnormal blood vessels in the eyes of diabetic mice has been discovered by researchers. Their study suggests that inhibiting this molecule may prevent similarly aberrant blood vessels from damaging the vision of not only diabetics, but also premature infants.
March 22, 2017
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Study uncovers how inflammation contributes to key feature of diabetes
A new study by researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM) has uncovered how inflammation contributes to a key feature of diabetes, the body's inability to metabolize glucose, a condition known as insulin resistance.
September 12, 2017
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Substance in coffee delays onset of diabetes in laboratory mice
Substances in coffee have been identified that could help quash the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. But few of these have been tested in animals. Now, scientists report that one of these previously untested compounds appears to improve cell function and insulin sensitivity in laboratory mice. The finding could spur the development of new drugs to treat or even prevent the disease.
September 6, 2017
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Sugar sponges sop up and release glucose as needed
Many diabetes patients must inject themselves with insulin, sometimes several times a day, while others take medications orally to control blood sugar. The injections, as well as the side effects from both regimens, can be painful. Now, one team reports progress toward an insulin-free diabetes treatment that requires fewer injections.
May 31, 2017
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Sugar-sweetened drinks raise risk of diabetes, metabolic syndrome
Research review finds link between soda, juice consumption and health problems
November 2, 2017
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Switching off glucocorticoid signaling in bone could protect against diet-induced metabolic disturbances
A high-calorie diet, even without a high amount of fat, causes bone loss, and both high-calorie and high-fat diets induce excessive fat gain and insulin resistance, a new study conducted in mice finds. Study results, to be presented Tuesday at ENDO 2017, the Endocrine Society's 99th annual meeting in Orlando, Fla., found that some of these negative effects happened because of an increase in the actions of glucocorticoids, or stress hormones, in the skeleton.
April 4, 2017
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Swallowable Flexible Sensor to Detect Stomach Movements
Scientists at MIT have developed a flexible sensor that patients can swallow. The sensor sticks to the stomach wall and can relay information about stomach peristalsis. This could help doctors to diagnose disorders that slow down the movement of food through the gastrointestinal tract, or monitor food intake in obese patients.
October 12, 2017
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T1DM weakens autonomic reflex that regulates blood pressure during exercise, study finds
A new study finds that late-stage type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) weakens the autonomic reflex that regulates blood pressure during exercise, impairing circulation, nerve function and exercise tolerance. The study is published in the American Journal of Physiology-;Heart and Circulatory Physiology.
October 19, 2017
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Targeting a microRNA shows potential to enhance effectiveness of diabetes drugs
Researchers have found a vital role for miR-204 in beta cells -- regulating the cell surface receptor that is the target of many of the newer type 2 diabetes drugs, such as Byetta, Victoza, Trulicity, Januvia, Onglyza and Tradjenta. This drug target is the glucagon-like peptide 1 receptor, or GLP1R. Activation of GLP1R with these drugs helps the beta cell produce and secrete more insulin.
November 7, 2017
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Targeting 'simple proteins' may extend metabolic healthspan
A range of age-related metabolic diseases may be prevented by lowering the levels of certain proteins called "fatty acid-binding proteins."
October 10, 2017
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Targeting vitamin D receptors could prevent type 2 diabetes
Targeting vitamin D receptors in insulin-producing cells could be an effective way to prevent type 2 diabetes, suggests a new study.
October 11, 2017
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Telemedicine could improve eye exam access for people with diabetes
People with Diabetes need vision screening every year to prevent blindness. what if the eye doctor came to them?
August 29, 2016
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Ten signs of uncontrolled diabetes
Uncontrolled Diabetes can be fatal. It can also lower quality of life.
May 16, 2017
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Text messaging shows great potential to improve management of diabetes
Low-income Hispanics with Type 2 diabetes who received health-related text messages every day for six months saw improvements in their blood sugar levels that equaled those resulting from some glucose-lowering medications, researchers with the Scripps Whittier Diabetes Institute reported today.
June 9, 2017
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The 10 best diabetes blogs
Living with diabetes can be a challenging burden. But it can be helpful to share your frustrations and successes, and read about people's similar experiences. We have identified the best diabetes blogs that aim to inspire, empower, and educate readers.
June 29, 2017
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The e-Mosquito bites you to monitor glucose levels
Researchers at the University of Calgary have released the latest version of their "Wearable Microsystem for Minimally Invasive, Pseudo-Continuous Blood Glucose Monitoring," a watch-like wearable that "bites" you every few hours to draw blood and test your glucose levels.
June 22, 2017
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The enzyme that makes physical activity healthy: AMPK
Physical activity benefits diabetics and others with insulin resistance. One of the reasons is that a single bout of physical activity increases the effectiveness of insulin. Thus, physical activity helps to reduce the risk of developing diabetes, while also reducing the effects of Diabetes if it does set in. Until now, no one has understood the underlying mechanism of this phenomenon.
January 3, 2017
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The FDA has approved a blood sugar monitor that doesn't require a finger prick
Further proof the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has been warming up to modern technology -- it has just approved the first continuous blood sugar monitor that doesn't require the user to prick themselves over and over for a blood sample.
September 28, 2017
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The risk of type 1 diabetes not increased by swine flu vaccine Pandemrix
There has been a fear that the swine flu vaccine, Pandemrix, would increase the risk of autoimmune diseases other than narcolepsy. However, a new study of children from Sweden and Finland shows that the vaccine increased neither the risk of developing autoantibodies against insulin-producing beta cells nor the occurrence of type 1 diabetes.
October 9, 2017
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The role of vitamin A in diabetes
There has been no known link between diabetes and vitamin A -- until now. A new study suggests that the vitamin improves the insulin producing β-cell's function.
June 13, 2017
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Therapeutic target for diabetes-related blindness
Study reveals single cell type and surface molecule sufficient to cause common complication
March 9, 2017
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Tim Cook is testing a new Apple Watch device that monitors his blood sugar levels
Apple wants to develop the "holy grail" in diabetes: non-invasive, continuous glucose monitoring.
May 19, 2017
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Timing of carbohydrate intake plays role in blood glucose regulation for men with prediabetes
According to a nutrition study led by the German Institute of Human Nutrition (DIfE), a partner of the German Center for Diabetes Research, the so-called internal clock also influences how people with impaired glucose metabolism react to carbohydrate-rich food. for example, in men with prediabetes, abundant consumption of foods containing starch and sugar in the evening had a negative effect on their blood glucose regulation. In comparison, in healthy study participants the timing of carbohydrate intake did not play a significant role in blood glucose regulation.
March 9, 2017
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Tiny Breath Acetone Sensor to Measure Fat Burning During Exercise, Help Monitor Diabetes
Those wishing to lose weight have to watch their diet, but for optimal results they also have to burn existing fat in their bodies through exercise. Any amount of exercise simply won't do, as body fat only burns when pressed to do so by specific physiological situations. Therefore, it would be nice to know that one's exercise is actually achieving the fat burning goals.
October 13, 2017
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This National Diabetes Month, be the center of your diabetes care
Statement from Dr. Griffin P. Rodgers, Director, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health.
November 1, 2017
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Too little gluten in our diet may increase the risk of type 2 diabetes
People with celiac disease or who are gluten intolerant may benefit from a low-gluten diet. a considerable number of people who do not have these diseases still adopt a gluten-free diet in the hope that it benefits their health. new research, however, suggests that a low-gluten diet may even have some adverse health effects, by raising the risk of diabetes.
March 9, 2017
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Towards a safe and scalable cell therapy for type 1 diabetes by simplifying beta cell differentiation
With the vision of providing a cell therapy for type 1 diabetes patients, scientists have identified a unique cell surface protein present on human pancreatic precursor cells providing for the first time a molecular handle to purify the cells whose fate is to become cells of the pancreas -- including insulin-producing cells.
July 31, 2017
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Transforming skin cells to insulin
Researchers at the University of Bergen have transformed skin puncture cells from diabetes patients into insulin producing cells, using stem cell techniques.
August 9, 2017
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Transforming skin cells to insulin
Researches are one step closer to cure diabetes by making insulin-producing cells from skin cells. They have transformed skin puncture cells from diabetes patients into insulin producing cells, using stem cell techniques. The researchers' aim is to transplant these cells under the skin of people with diabetes.
August 9, 2017
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Transplantation of placenta-derived MSCs can prevent diabetes-related CLI in rats
In an effort to determine if stem cell therapy can prevent or improve a condition called "diabetic foot" caused by poor blood flow in patients with diabetes, a team of researchers in China has found that transplanting human placenta-derived mesenchymal stem cells into rats modeled with Diabetes can affect blood vessel growth, potentially improving blood flow and preventing critical limb ischemia (CLI), a condition that results in diabetic foot and frequently leads to amputation.
August 30, 2016
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True impact of diabetic foot ulcers
The prognosis for people with an infected diabetic foot ulcer is worse than was previously thought, according to new research. More than half the patients in the research study did not see their ulcer heal over a year -- and one in seven had to have part or all of their foot amputated.
November 8, 2017
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TUM scientists show how Diabetes damages small blood vessels around the heart
Diabetics have a significantly higher risk of suffering a heart attack. a research team at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has now identified one of the causes: Diabetes is associated with the loss of small blood vessels around the heart. this in turn affects the entire cardiac muscle. a genetic therapy that promotes the growth of blood vessels may offer a remedy.
March 23, 2017
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Two-drug combination shows promise against diabetic retinopathy in animal models
A two-drug cocktail provided better protection against diabetes-related vision loss than a single drug during testing in rat models, a team of University of Florida Health and Dutch researchers has found.
February 15, 2017
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Type 1 diabetes and the microbiota: MAIT cells as biomarkers and new therapeutic targets
Scientists have discovered that the onset of type 1 diabetes is preceded by modification of MAIT lymphocytes. These cells--associated with mucosae and able to recognize elements of the microbiota--could therefore serve as new biomarkers for early detection and prevention of the illness.
October 9, 2017
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Type 1 Diabetes cured in mice using gene therapy
Researchers from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio have found a way to cure type 1 Diabetes in mice. It is hoped that the novel technique - which boosts insulin secretion in the pancreas - will reach human clinical trials in the next 3 years.
May 8, 2017
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Type 1 diabetes: Almost half of patients produce insulin
Type 1 diabetes is often described as a condition in which the body fails to produce the hormone insulin. New research, however, provides further evidence that not all insulin production is lost with the condition, and this may be down to an anti-inflammatory protein.
June 23, 2017
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Type 2 Diabetes and skin health: Conditions and treatment
Skin complications usually occur when blood sugar levels are too high, and they are often the first visible sign of diabetes.
May 9, 2017
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Type 2 diabetes patients on MDI insulin therapy can benefit from CGM use, study shows
DexCom, Inc., announced today the publication of a new study that shows people with Type 2 diabetes on a multiple daily injection (MDI) insulin therapy benefit from the use of continuous glucose monitoring (CGM). Participants in the study achieved significant A1C reduction and spent more time in range, regardless of age, education or math ability.
August 21, 2017
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Type 2 diabetes risk four times higher in women with PCOS
Polycystic ovary syndrome is a widespread condition among women of reproductive age, and a new study suggests that it may also put these women at a significant risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
August 31, 2017
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Type 2 diabetes shares risk genes with heart disease
Using genome data from more than 250,000 people, scientists have identified gene variants that appear to alter the risk of both type 2 diabetes and heart disease - two leading causes of death and disease. They also suggest that the discovery could lead to treatments that use one drug to protect against both illnesses.
September 4, 2017
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Type 2 diabetes statistics: Facts and trends
Diabetes mellitus, or diabetes, is a disease that causes high blood sugar. It occurs when there is a problem with insulin.
July 19, 2017
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Type 2 Diabetes: How to Handle the News
"You have type 2 diabetes.' It's a tough diagnosis to hear. Once you're told, what should you do?
June 1, 2017
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Type 2 diabetes: New biopolymer injection may offer weeks of glucose control
Keeping blood glucose levels as close to normal as possible is important for people with type 2 diabetes, as it lowers the risk of serious complications. However, despite a long list of treatment options, patients still struggle with glucose control, especially when working out meal-specific doses. Treatments that cut down on injections are seen as a way to overcome this problem. Now, in a paper in Nature Biomedical Engineering, scientists describe a new biopolymer injection that could potentially replace daily or weekly insulin shots with one that need only be given once or twice per month.
June 5, 2017
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Type 2 diabetes: Sponge implants may reduce blood sugar and weight gain
In a search for new treatments for type 2 diabetes, researchers have discovered that implanting polymer sponges into fat tissue might offer a way forward.
August 22, 2017
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Type 2 Diabetes: Symptoms, early signs, and complications
Type 2 Diabetes is the most common form of diabetes. Type 2 Diabetes can develop at any age, although it is more common in middle-aged and older adults. But what are the early signs and symptoms of this condition?
May 15, 2017
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Type 2 Diabetes: what is the average age of onset?
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 29.1 million people in the United States have diabetes.
May 10, 2017
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Misc. - U

UK obesity levels among the worst in Europe: Heart disease statistics from more than 45 countries
A decline in deaths from heart attack and stroke in high income countries could be threatened by rising rates of obesity and diabetes, according to a new study.
November 28, 2017
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Under-skin transplants show promise for type 1 diabetes
In theory, transplanting insulin-producing cells into the body should work as a treatment for type 1 diabetes. However, in practice, researchers face many challenges, especially in finding a non-hostile environment for the cells. Now, a new study describes a tissue engineering approach that may create a suitable environment under the skin.
August 16, 2017
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Understanding how gastric bypass works: Finding drug targets for obesity and diabetes
Medical researchers have made a technological advancement toward accelerating the discovery of drug targets for obesity, type II diabetes and other metabolic diseases.
October 5, 2017
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UNIGE scientists unravel key role played by the liver in onset of type-2 diabetes
Affecting as many as 650 million people worldwide, obesity has become one of the most serious global health issues. Among its detrimental effects, it increases the risk of developing metabolic conditions, and primarily type-2 diabetes.
November 28, 2017
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Unique metabolic 'signature' in urine may help predict development of Diabetes in obese teenagers
Researchers have discovered a unique metabolic "signature" in the urine of diabetic, obese black teenagers that they say may become a way to predict the development of type 2 Diabetes in people at risk. they will present their results Tuesday at the Endocrine Society's 99th annual meeting in Orlando, Fla.
April 4, 2017
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Urine test for diabetes: What you need to know
Urine tests can check for a range of things, including blood in the urine, infection, and other systemic conditions. They are frequently used for diagnosing and monitoring diabetes.
October 16, 2017
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UT researchers developing cheap, portable device for detecting Diabetes at early stage
Researchers at the University of Twente, in cooperation with commercial parties, are developing a portable device for detecting type 1 or type 2 Diabetes at an early stage. the STW Technology Foundation is funding a research proposal submitted by Sonia Garc쟠Blanco of UT's MESA+ institute. the ultimate aim of the project is to develop a prototype of the device.
January 10, 2017
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Misc. - V

Vegetarian Diet Could Lower Risk of Heart Failure
Your heart will thank you if you stick to a mostly plant-based diet, a new preliminary study suggests.
November 14, 2017
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Vitamin A and a high-fat diet increasing risk for obesity, diabetes
Vitamin a is an essential nutrient that the human body needs to function properly. But new research suggests that normal levels of vitamin a within a high-fat diet can negatively affect expression of liver genes associated with glucose and fat metabolism.
April 25, 2017
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Vitamin D improves gut flora and metabolic syndrome
Extra vitamin D can restore good bacteria in the gut, according to a study in mice, giving hope in the fight against risk factors for Diabetes and heart disease
December 21, 2016
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Vitamin D might prevent type 1 diabetes
Children who are genetically susceptible to type 1 diabetes could see their risk of the condition reduced if they get enough vitamin D. This is the conclusion of a new study published in the journal Diabetes.
October 24, 2017
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Wearable Wristband Painlessly Measures Glucose and Lactic Acid Levels
In recent years, the annual CES in Las Vegas has been the place for companies to announce what they think will be the next greatest wearable. While we've typically been less than impressed with the new offerings in ktrack-glucose-back-ldpast years, PKVitality showed off what we think is the best one so far.
January 9, 2017
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Weight Gain Between Babies Linked to Diabetes
Danger is greatest for women whose weight was normal before they got pregnant, study finds
August 1, 2017
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Weight gain within healthy BMI range increases gestational Diabetes risk in women
University of Queensland School of Public Health researcher Akilew Adane said women who gained more than 2.5 per cent of their body weight each year had almost triple the risk of gestational Diabetes compared to women who maintained a stable weight.
April 4, 2017
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Weight loss with insulin resistance: Diet tips and strategies
According to the World ion, the prevalence of Diabetes has risen significantly over the last 30-plus years.
May 10, 2017
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Weight management program can put type 2 diabetes into remission
Type 2 diabetes can be reversed following an intensive weight management program, according a randomized trial in adults who have had the condition for up to 6 years. Almost half of participants achieved and maintained diabetes remission at one year without antidiabetic medications.
December 5, 2017
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What is diabetic nephropathy?
Diabetic nephropathy refers to kidney disease that occurs in people with diabetes. The kidneys help regulate the amount of fluids and salts in the body, which helps to control blood pressure and releases different types of hormones.
October 13, 2017
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Who'll be the First to Meld with the Machines? Diabetics
Tia Geri is the shortest player on her club soccer team. But that doesn't stop her teammates from looking up to her. Geri, who turned 17 last month, has been playing with the same group of girls for almost as long as she's been living with type 1 diabetes.
April 27, 2017
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Why do I have high blood sugar levels in the morning?
Some people experience very high blood sugar levels in the morning. But what implications does this have for a person's health?
May 15, 2017
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Why does the same exercise exert effects on individuals differently?
Selenoprotein P, a kind of hepatokine hormone secreted from the liver, has been found, through experiments with cultured muscle cells and mice and through clinical studies, to cause pathology named 'exercise resistance,' which prevents health promotion by physical exercise. the present results elucidate one of the reasons why individual responsiveness to exercise differs markedly as well as shed lights on development of therapy for lifestyle diseases due to lack of exercise, obesity and type-2 diabetes.
March 28, 2017
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With $37 million in funding, health startup Virta aims to cure type 2 Diabetes by watching what you eat
Type 2 Diabetes is a disease affecting 415 million people globally and Virta, a Silicon Valley-based health startup, believes it has something unique to reverse it — remote monitoring of everything you eat.
March 8, 2017
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Women at higher cardiometabolic risk due to fat distribution
The way that fat is distributed across our body puts us at risk of cardiometabolic conditions such as heart disease and diabetes. New research examines how gender influences this risk.
November 28, 2017
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Women have lower tolerance to alcohol following gastric sleeve surgery, study finds
Women who have had gastric sleeve surgery to lose weight may want to consider limiting the number of alcoholic drinks they consume post-surgery.
November 20, 2017
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Women with diabetes who use low-dose aspirin have reduced breast cancer risk
A new study of nearly 149,000 women with diabetes over 14 years showed an overall 18% reduced breast cancer risk for women who used low-dose aspirin compared to those who did not. The study design and results are published in an article in Journal of Women's Health, a peer-reviewed publication from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers.
June 8, 2017
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Women with PCOS have higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes, study reveals
Women who have polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) have a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes (T2D) and are diagnosed at an earlier age with the condition, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. The nationwide study is the first to show a connection between T2D development and PCOS.
August 29, 2017
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Women, Sex, and Diabetes
Diabetes can cause physical and emotional issues that can affect your sex life. for women, the problem can be less obvious than it is for men. If you don't feel quite like yourself in the bedroom, there are things you can do to be more comfortable and at ease.
May 12, 2017
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Misc. - Y

Yale study finds reduced brain glucose levels in people with obesity, type 2 diabetes
Glucose levels are reduced in the brains of individuals with obesity and type 2 diabetes compared to lean individuals, according to a new Yale study. The finding might explain disordered eating behavior -- and even a higher risk of Alzheimer's disease -- among obese and diabetic individuals, the researchers said.
October 19, 2017
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Younger persons newly-diagnosed with type 2 diabetes have poorer health than older patients
The common view of type 2 diabetes as an old person's disease is becoming seriously outdated in step with the increasing number of persons under the age of 45 who develop the disease. New research from Aarhus University now shows that younger persons newly-diagnosed with type 2 diabetes have significantly poorer health and thus a high risk of delayed complications compared with type 2 diabetes patients who first contract the disease twenty years later in life.
December 13, 2017
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Youth with type 2 Diabetes develop complications more often than type 1 peers
NIH, CDC funded study finds many in both groups quickly develop kidney, nerve, eye diseases.
February 28, 2017
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Youth with Type 2 Often Face Complications
This growing group has double the problems as peers with type 1 disease, study finds
February 28, 2017
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