Credit: CC0 Public Domain Evidence that type 2 diabetes is a cause of erectile dysfunction has been found in a largescale genomic analysis. The study, led by the University of Exeter and the University of Oxford, looked at data on more than 220,000 men across three cohorts, 6,000 of whom experienced erectile dysfunction. The research […]Continue Reading ...
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today permitted marketing of the Tandem Diabetes Care t:Slim X2 insulin pump with interoperable technology (interoperable t:Slim X2) for delivering insulin under the skin for children and adults with diabetes. This new type of insulin pump, referred to as an alternate controller enabled (ACE) infusion pump, or ACE insulin […]Continue Reading ...
For the first time, researchers have shown that ordinary human cells can change their original function. This may give new hope for diabetes patients. Traditional cell biology textbooks say that most cells can only differentiate to the same cell type, with the same function. It seems that some of these textbooks need to be rewritten, […]Continue Reading ...
SATURDAY, Feb. 9, 2019 — Monitoring blood sugar is essential for many people with diabetes, but self-testing is a hassle. For some patients, using a continuous glucose monitor might be the solution. The monitors were originally designed for people with type 1 diabetes to keep track of their blood sugar throughout the day. Using a […]Continue Reading ...
Researchers at The University of Toledo have found a new way to replicate in lab mice the development and progression of Type I diabetes, a breakthrough that has the potential to reshape how the chronic disease is studied. An estimated 1.25 million Americans are living with Type I diabetes. While the condition can be managed […]Continue Reading ...
Type 1 diabetes starts out as a sneak attack. For unknown reasons, the immune system makes antibodies against insulin and other proteins in the insulin-producing islet cells in the pancreas, targeting these healthy cells for destruction. Clinical trials have suggested that, if the attack is stopped early with immune-modulating therapies, full-blown type 1 diabetes might […]Continue Reading ...
Patients undergoing long-term treatment with steroids may suffer from metabolic side effects. Researchers at the Helmholtz Zentrum München and the Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich (LMU), partners in the German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD), have now pinpointed a mechanism that leads to so-called steroid diabetes. Their findings have been published in Nature Communications. “Glucocorticoids […]Continue Reading ...
It has been said that a good personality can help one succeed in life. But can it also guard against disease risk? A new study based on data from the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) shows that positive personality traits, such as optimism, actually may help to reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Results […]Continue Reading ...
The results of a recent Texas A&M University-led study provide insights into the mechanism by which estrogen can decrease insulin resistance and the production of glucose, reducing incidences of Type 2 diabetes mellitus. The study, “Estrogen Improves Insulin Sensitivity and Suppresses Gluconeogenesis via the Transcription Factor Foxo1,” can be found online in the Diabetes journal […]Continue Reading ...
A University of Virginia School of Medicine researcher will provide updates on a UVA-developed artificial pancreas – including early results from a nationwide clinical trial – during a presentation at the AAAS Annual Meeting. The presentation from Boris Kovatchev, PhD, director of the UVA Center for Diabetes Technology, is scheduled for 1:30-2 p.m. Feb. 15. […]Continue Reading ...
Imaging mass cytometry can make a valuable contribution to a better understanding of how type 1 diabetes progresses. Credit: UZH Using the new Imaging Mass Cytometry method, researchers of UZH have investigated the pancreas of healthy organ donors and those with type 1 diabetes. The study shows that many beta cells, which normally produce insulin, […]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 published in the journal Diabetes. With modern techniques more and more previously unknown genetic […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 6, 2019 — Irrespective of age and weight, women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) have an increased risk for type 2 diabetes, according to a study published online Jan. 31 in Diabetes Care. Nadira S. Kakoly, M.P.H., from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, and colleagues estimated nationwide incidence rates and predictors of type […]Continue Reading ...
The National Institutes of Health has awarded a R01 grant to a multi-institutional team to develop and evaluate a pregnancy-specific Artificial Pancreas in a sequence of in-clinic and transitional environment clinical trials. The researchers hope that the first-in-the-nation studies will lead to a safe and effective at-home clinical trial with an extension phase to the […]Continue Reading ...
Jan 25 2019 Diabetes UK is looking for healthcare professionals to lead improvements in diabetes care. The charity is searching for consultants, nurses, GPs, dietitians, podiatrists, pharmacists and psychologists to take part in its Clinical Champions program. The award-winning initiative launched in 2014, in partnership with Novo Nordisk, to address the significant variation in patient […]Continue Reading ...
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