Corresponding authors, Dr. Sean Hartig, is on the left, and Natasha Chernis. Credit: Baylor College of Medicine About 422 million people around the world, including more than 30 million Americans, have diabetes. Approximately ninety percent of them have type 2 diabetes. People with this condition cannot effectively use insulin, a hormone made by the pancreas […]Continue Reading ...
Vitamin B supplements have a protective effect on kidney function in children and adolescents with type-1 diabetes, according to research presented today at the 57th Annual European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology Meeting. These findings indicate that simple supplementation of vitamin B complex may protect against the development and progression of kidney disease in children with […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Life-expectancy for individuals with younger-onset disease is on average 16 years shorter compared to people without diabetes, and 10 years shorter for those diagnosed at an older age Being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at a young age is associated with more cardiovascular complications and higher risk of premature death than […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain The research findings ‘Understanding the complexity of glycaemic health – Systematic bio-psychosocial modelling of fasting glucose in middle-age adults; a DynaHEALTH study’ have recently been published in the International Journal of Obesity. They form a major output of the DynaHEALTH study, a large-scale European-funded research collaboration, providing evidence to support the […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: public domain A blood test conducted as early as the 10th week of pregnancy may help identify women at risk for gestational diabetes, a pregnancy-related condition that poses potentially serious health risks for mothers and infants, according to researchers at the National Institutes of Health and other institutions. The study appears in Scientific Reports. […]Continue Reading ...
By SIRIKANLAYA KHLIBNGERN/shutterstock.com”> Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) is used in a variety of applications from plumbing to health care to electronics. Credit: By SIRIKANLAYA KHLIBNGERN/shutterstock.com Today, nearly 40 percent of U.S. adults and 21 percent of youth are obese. This trend is on the upswing and the worldwide population is becoming more obese – which is […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain The emerging field of diabetology—a sub-specialty of endocrinology focused on the treatment of people with diabetes—is intended to address an emerging crisis in health care: Nearly one-third of Americans has a type 2 diabetes diagnosis or has prediabetes. Compounding this problem, numbers of endocrinologists, the physicians who specialize in treating diabetes, […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain For people with type 2 diabetes, switching to sulfonylurea drugs to control blood sugar levels is associated with an increased risk of complications compared with staying on the drug metformin, finds a study in The BMJ today. As such, the researchers say that continuing metformin when introducing sulfonylureas is safer than […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain By blocking a protein, VDAC1, in the insulin-producing beta cells, it is possible to restore their normal function in case of type 2 diabetes. In preclinical experiments, the researchers behind a new study have also shown that it is possible to prevent the development of the disease. The findings are published […]Continue Reading ...
High-resolution model of six insulin molecules assembled in a hexamer. Credit: Isaac Yonemoto/Wikipedia Disease management programmes (DMPs) should be regularly updated to adapt them to the current state of medical knowledge. Requirements for the content of DMPs are laid down in a directive of the Federal Joint Committee (G-BA), the main decision-maker in the German […]Continue Reading ...
A new UC San Francisco study has discovered a key biological difference in how people of European and Chinese descent put on weight—a finding that could help explain why Asians often develop type 2 diabetes at a much lower body weight than Caucasians. The research, published online May 28, 2018 in the Journal of Clinical […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Clinicians can match people with type 2 diabetes to the right drug for them to improve control of blood sugar and help avoid damaging side-effects, simply by factoring in simple characteristics such as sex and BMI into prescribing decisions, new research has shown. The study, by the University of Exeter Medical […]Continue Reading ...
Glucose C6H12O6. Credit: Wikipedia. A device that keeps extra-close tabs on the ups and downs of blood glucose levels reveals that most people see only a partial picture of the sugar circulating in their blood, according to a study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine. It turns out that the level of […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Polyneuropathy is one of the most common complications in people with diabetes. However, it can also occur with certain risk factors or diseases before the onset of diabetes. First symptoms are often pins-and-needles sensations in the feet. Although polyneuropathy is present in about 30 percent of people with diabetes, it often […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Diabetes affects a body from head to toe. Now there’s a resource that illustrates its effect on both—and all the parts in between. Thanks to research, what we know about diabetes and how to treat it has grown vastly over time. Now, researchers at the […]Continue Reading ...
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