High-resolution model of six insulin molecules assembled in a hexamer. Credit: Isaac Yonemoto/Wikipedia Insulin levels rise after eating a meal, signaling uptake of circulating glucose by skeletal muscle. In individuals with diabetes this process is often impaired—a condition known as insulin resistance. Insulin must travel across the endothelium or inner lining of small blood vessels […]Continue Reading ...
(HealthDay)—Participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) may reduce the number of low-income older adults with diabetes forgoing medications because of cost, according to a study published online Nov. 19 in JAMA Internal Medicine. Jennifer A. Pooler, M.P.P., and Mithuna Srinivasan, Ph.D., from IMPAQ International in Columbia, Maryland, evaluated data from 1,302 seniors who […]Continue Reading ...
(HealthDay)—The hormone prolactin—most commonly associated with breastfeeding—may play a role in reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests. Researchers found that women with the highest levels of the hormone, though still in the normal range, had a 27 percent reduced risk of developing type 2 diabetes compared to those with the […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Shanna McCutcheon, 32, was shocked and fearful after being diagnosed with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) in her second trimester. “I thought I was pretty active. I wasn’t overweight and my diet wasn’t terrible. I had no symptoms and the pregnancy was going well,” said McCutcheon. “I left my OBGYN office scared […]Continue Reading ...
UVA pediatrician Dr. Mark DeBoer, above, and a colleague from the University of Florida suggest that a scoring system might motivate people with pre-diabetes to make lifestyle changes. Credit: Dan Addison, University Communications A simple scoring system can track the reduction in diabetes risk produced by lifestyle changes and medication in people with pre-diabetes, a […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain When it comes to diet-induced obesity, your immune system is not always your friend. Adipose (fatty) tissue is infiltrated by white blood cells that have been linked to the development of inflammation, insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes. How this happens is complicated and under intense investigation by researchers around the […]Continue Reading ...
High-resolution model of six insulin molecules assembled in a hexamer. Credit: Isaac Yonemoto/Wikipedia The neurobiotechnology research team of the Universitat Jaume I (UJI) in Castellón, Spain, headed by professor Ana María Sánchez, has proven the positive effects of a vegetable hormone, reversing brain alterations caused by high-fat diets, type-2 diabetes, obesity and physical inactivity. The […]Continue Reading ...
The researchers demonstrated in cell cultures and in an animal model that metformin directly binds to the lipid phosphatase SHIP2, reducing its activity. Credit: Lehtonen Lab / University of Helsinki For decades, metformin has been the first-line drug for the treatment of type 2 diabetes, lowering blood glucose levels by inhibiting glucose production in the […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Hot water treatment may help improve inflammation and blood sugar (glucose) levels in people who are unable to exercise, according to a new study. The findings are published ahead of print in the Journal of Applied Physiology. Physical stress such as exercise can cause the short-term elevation of inflammatory markers. After […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Antioxidants could help to reduce the cognitive impairment that diabetes patients experience as a result of low blood sugar levels, according to new research carried out at the University of Dundee. Repeated episodes of low blood sugar leads to cognitive difficulty for patients with diabetes but the study, led by Dr. […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain A high gluten intake by mothers during pregnancy is associated with an increased risk of their child developing type 1 diabetes, suggests a study published by The BMJ today. However, the researchers say that further studies are needed to confirm or rule out these findings before any changes to dietary recommendations […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain A new study from the University of Iowa finds that type 2 diabetes remains overwhelmingly the most common type of diabetes diagnosed in American adults who have the disease. The study found that 8.5 percent of American adults have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and .5 percent with type 1 […]Continue Reading ...
Lifestyle interventions, medication and surgery for patients diagnosed with pre-diabetes is proven to delay or prevent Type 2 diabetes in the majority of patients, but limited access to the often expensive treatments is fueling rising rates of the disease, according to research in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. Currently, one in three American […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain The findings of a study led by the University of Birmingham suggests that exercise during the first few months of diagnosis of type 1 diabetes could delay the progression of the condition. Study participants who continued an active exercise regime after type 1 diagnosis extended their partial remission, also known as […]Continue Reading ...
High-resolution model of six insulin molecules assembled in a hexamer. Credit: Isaac Yonemoto/Wikipedia The role of insulin as a boost to the immune system to improve its ability to fight infection has been detailed for the first time by Toronto General Hospital Research Institute (TGHRI) scientists. TGHRI scientists have identified a specific insulin signaling pathway […]Continue Reading ...
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