Doctoral students Alan Chiu, left, and Duo An hold a sample of TRAFFIC (Thread-Reinforced Alginate Fiber for Islets enCapsulation). In the background, left to right, are Minglin Ma, Dan Luo, Meredith Silberstein and Dr. James Flanders. Credit: Cornell University For the more than 1 million Americans who live with type 1 diabetes, daily insulin injections […]Continue Reading ...
(HealthDay)—If you call 911, you expect to get the medical services you need. But new research suggests that when it comes to severe low blood sugar episodes in people with diabetes, first responders might not be able to administer a potentially lifesaving medication called glucagon. Glucagon is an injectable medication that prompts the liver to […]Continue Reading ...
(HealthDay)—An interactive, personalized simulation can change behavioral intentions among individuals with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), according to a study published in the January to June issue of JMIR Diabetes. Bryan Gibson, D.P.T., Ph.D., from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, and colleagues conducted a within-subjects experiment to test the efficacy of an […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain In a long-term national study, breastfeeding for six months or longer cuts the risk of developing type 2 diabetes nearly in half for women throughout their childbearing years, according to new Kaiser Permanente research published Jan. 16 in JAMA Internal Medicine. “We found a very strong association between breastfeeding duration and […]Continue Reading ...
Blood glucose monitoring. Credit: Wikipedia A cost analysis by researchers at the University of Chicago Medicine shows treatment plans that set individualized blood sugar goals for diabetes patients, tailored to their age and health history, can save $13,546 in health care costs over their average lifetime when compared with treatment strategies that stick to a […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain 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. Further, the researchers deduced that a likely culprit of the two-way relationship between […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Irregular eating habits such as skipping breakfast are often associated with obesity, type 2 diabetes, hypertension and cardiovascular disease, but the precise impact of meal times on the body’s internal clock has been less clear. A new Tel Aviv University study now pinpoints the effect of breakfast on the expression of […]Continue Reading ...
High-resolution model of six insulin molecules assembled in a hexamer. Credit: Isaac Yonemoto/Wikipedia 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. But the molecular mechanisms by which […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain In a surprising finding, blacks and whites have the same risk of developing diabetes when all biological factors for the disease are considered over time, reports a large new Northwestern Medicine study. The finding flips long-held beliefs that there is an unexplained or genetic reason why blacks have double the rate […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain In a study involving 2861 participants, socially isolated individuals were found to be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes more often than individuals with larger social networks. The findings are published in the open access journal BMC Public Health. Promoting social integration and participation may be a promising target in prevention strategies […]Continue Reading ...
(HealthDay)—Children whose parents have type 1 diabetes (T1D) have a higher risk of being diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to a study published online Jan. 26 in Diabetes Care. To identify individuals with T1D and their offspring, Jianguang Ji, M.D., Ph.D., from Lund University in Sweden, and colleagues used the Swedish National Hospital Discharge […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain A new study reports that chronic exposure to arsenic interferes with insulin secretion in the pancreas, which may increase the risk of diabetes. The paper, published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology—Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology. Arsenic is an element that occurs naturally in soil, plants and water […]Continue Reading ...
(HealthDay)—For patients with type 2 diabetes, all weight categories show increased long-term mortality, with a nadir at a body mass index (BMI) of 25 to Diabetes Care. Jon Edqvist, from the University of Gothenburg in Sweden, and colleagues prospectively assessed short- and long-term mortality among individuals with type 2 diabetes with a recorded diabetes duration […]Continue Reading ...
(HealthDay)—Decisions about diabetes care can become harder as people age, and that may be especially true for those needing hospice care. A new study has found that, among people getting hospice care in a nursing home, diabetes care may lead to higher rates of dangerous low blood sugar episodes, known as hypoglycemia. That finding came […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain The long-awaited results from the first large international trial to try to prevent type 1 diabetes shows that modified baby formula in which cow’s milk proteins have been split does not prevent type 1 diabetes in children with genetic risk factors for the condition, according to researchers at Children’s Hospital of […]Continue Reading ...
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