(HealthDay)—Patients with type 2 diabetes are frailer than participants without diabetes, and frailty increases the risk for fragility fractures, according to a study published in the April issue of Diabetes Care. Guowei Li, from Guangdong Second Provincial General Hospital in Guangzhou, China, and colleagues assessed whether frailty was associated with fracture risk and whether frailty […]Continue Reading ...
It’s Saturday morning and the women of the Contreras family are busy in Montclair, Calif., making pupusas, tamales and tacos. They’re working to replace the income of José Contreras, who has been held since last June at Southern California’s Adelanto ICE Processing Center, a privately run immigration detention center. José’s daughter, Giselle, drives around in […]Continue Reading ...
A casual observer of Wednesday’s House Energy and Commerce subcommittee hearing might think insulin prices just go up by themselves. After all, the key industry executives filed opening statements to the congressional panel outlining patient-assistance programs, coupons and discounts — a range of price reductions that might make one think this life-or-death diabetes medication is […]Continue Reading ...
(HealthDay)—Testosterone therapy (TTh) can prevent progression to type 2 diabetes (T2D) in men with prediabetes and hypogonadism, according to a study published online March 12 in Diabetes Care. Aksam Yassin, M.D., Ph.D., from the Institute for Urology and Andrology in Norderstedt, Germany, and colleagues examined whether TTh in men with hypogonadism and prediabetes prevents progression […]Continue Reading ...
New research published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for Study of Diabetes [EASD]) shows that, in women who develop gestational diabetes (GDM) during pregnancy, the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in the years following childbirth is doubled compared to women who do not develop GDM. This increased risk remains even if women […]Continue Reading ...
Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have tweaked the recipe for coaxing human stem cells into insulin-secreting beta cells and shown that the resulting cells are more responsive to fluctuating glucose levels in the blood. Here, the new beta cells appear red as they secrete insulin in response to glucose. Credit: […]Continue Reading ...
When Erin Gilmer filled her insulin prescription at a Denver-area Walgreens in January, she paid $8.50. U.S. taxpayers paid another $280.51. “It eats at me to know that taxpayer money is being wasted,” said Gilmer, who has Medicare and was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes while a sophomore at the University of Colorado in 2002. […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have identified a mechanism that can explain the impaired wound healing in diabetes which can lead to diabetic foot ulcers. The study is published in the scientific journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. In diabetic mice, wound healing improved when the identified signalling […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Researchers say patients should continue to take the drugs, which are commonly prescribed to older men, but warn they may need additional health checks. The team stressed that current treatment guidelines do not need to change, based on their study of patient health records. Men with enlarged prostates are commonly prescribed […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Caucasians and Hispanics with diabetes have a greater risk of fracture compared to those without diabetes, while African Americans with diabetes have little to no additional fracture risk, according to a study to be presented Saturday, March 23 at ENDO 2019, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting in New Orleans, La. “Diabetes […]Continue Reading ...
The immune-mediated destruction of insulin-producting islets in the pancreas is the cause of type 1 diabetes. Still from WEHI-TV animation ‘Insulin Production and Type 1 Diabetes’ Credit: WEHI-TV, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, Australia A drop in the number of young children diagnosed with type 1 diabetes could be associated with the introduction of routine […]Continue Reading ...
Images showing the movement of the glucose regulator GK (green) in the nucleus in the presence or absence of the new treatment TTP399. This new diabetes treatment activates GK to lower glucose levels. Credit: A. Vella et al., Science Translational Medicine (2018) An experimental drug may help people with type 2 diabetes curb their blood […]Continue Reading ...
(HealthDay)—A behavioral weight loss intervention is effective among overweight and obese individuals with serious mental illness (SMI), regardless of their diabetes status, according to a study published online Feb. 14 in Diabetes Care. Eva Tseng, M.D., M.P.H., from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, and colleagues compared weight change from baseline to […]Continue Reading ...
Tim Anderson takes his blood pressure at home. A new study by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center found that following seven lifestyle guidelines, including maintaining healthy blood pressure levels, reduces the risk of developing diabetes by 80 percent. Credit: The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Lifestyle and health factors that are good […]Continue Reading ...
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