Myth: No one in my family has diabetes, so I won’t get the disease. Fact: It’s true that having a parent or sibling with diabetes increases your risk for getting diabetes. In fact, family history is a risk factor for both type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes. However, many people with diabetes have no […]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 ...
DNA testing company 23andMe will soon release a DNA test that can predict an individuals’ risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The company wants the test to be available to all, despite concerns from experts. xsense | Shutterstock The motto of the company is “Everyone has a right to their genetic information.” The latest announcement […]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 ...
A new study looking at the long term effects of losing substantial amounts of weight has found that it could reverse type 2 diabetes in more than a third of the patients. With the rising epidemic of obesity and type 2 diabetes around the world, this could be an important finding. Image Credit: Bon Appetit […]Continue Reading ...
Knowledge of a newly discovered genetic disorder, which means that a person cannot produce the protein TXNIP (thioredoxin interacting protein) in their cells, can open for the development of new diabetes drugs. This is shown in a study from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden published in the journal Diabetes. With modern techniques more and more previously […]Continue Reading ...
Osaka University researchers clarify part of mechanism behind the development of steroid diabetes Steroids are used for treating various diseases such as allergic disorders, but they occasionally cause adverse effects, such as steroid diabetes and other metabolic disturbances. Since steroids act throughout the body, how these adverse effects are caused and by which organ are […]Continue Reading ...
A pilot study of 45 middle school kids shows that more than a third of those screened had abnormal levels of blood sugar or high cholesterol. Two had blood sugar levels (HbA1c) in the diabetes range. The study supports routine screening for diabetes and abnormal lipids, but most are not routinely screened, even though the […]Continue Reading ...
Mar 12 2019 Diabetes UK has launched a new resource to help healthcare professionals to support the emotional needs of adults with diabetes. Diabetes is more than a physical condition because the relentless need for self-management can have a profound impact on emotional health. Monitoring blood glucose, injecting insulin, taking medications, and trying to constantly […]Continue Reading ...
Mar 11 2019 Researchers at Cardiff University have found that women taking metformin and/or insulin during gestational diabetes could reduce the risk of long-term complications for their child. The team discovered that the placentas of women treated with the drugs didn’t exhibit DNA alterations associated with type 2 diabetes, while those of women not treated […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain A study released today from the Illinois Institute of Technology shows the benefits of including red raspberries in the diet of individuals with pre-diabetes and insulin resistance. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an estimated 34 percent of American adults, around 84.1 million in all, had prediabetes […]Continue Reading ...
A new study reveals that the multipotent stromal cells (MSCs) of persons with diabetes have diminished capacity to fight off bacterial infection, providing new understanding into the basis of diabetes-associated immune dysfunction. The research is published in Stem Cells and Development, a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers. Zijun Zhang and colleagues from […]Continue Reading ...
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles has been awarded a $1.36M grant from The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust to adapt a patient-driven model of care that Clinical Diabetes Director, Jennifer Raymond, MD, MCR, developed to increase treatment compliance among difficult to reach populations. Helmsley’s funding will also be used to investigate how to […]Continue Reading ...
A plant-based diet improves the secretion of insulin and incretin hormones in those with type 2 diabetes, according to new research published in Nutrients. Researchers compared the effects of a plant-based meal to a meal containing meat on the hormone levels of a group of 20 men who have type 2 diabetes in a randomized […]Continue Reading ...
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