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Gene mutation points to new way to fight diabetes, obesity, heart disease

Gene mutation points to new way to fight diabetes, obesity, heart disease OCT 09, 2018- NIH/National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute – Researchers say they have discovered a gene mutation that slows the metabolism of sugar in the gut, giving people who have the mutation a distinct advantage over those who do not. Those with […]

Can eating too much fruit cause type 2 diabetes?

Can eating too much fruit cause type 2 diabetes? OCT 11, 2018- Medical News Today – Although scientists are not clear about what causes type 2 diabetes, people can have certain risk factors that include a family history of diabetes, being overweight, and having prediabetes. Fruit does contain sugar, but is unlikely to be harmful to […]

Blood sugar control tied to long-term brain health with type 1 diabetes

Blood sugar control tied to long-term brain health with type 1 diabetes OCT 05, 2018- Reuters Health News – People with type 1 diabetes who are able to maintain good blood sugar control may reduce their long-term risk of developing dementia, a US study suggests. Among more than 3,400 type 1 diabetes patients in a large […]

Weight loss drug may prevent and treat diabetes

Weight loss drug may prevent and treat diabetes OCT 08, 2018- Medical News Today – The results of a recent clinical trial, published in the journal The Lancet, show that a weight loss drug may prevent and treat diabetes. More than 30 million people, or 9% of the population of the United States, are living with diabetes, explain the Centers […]

Diabetes Experts Release New Guidelines on Managing Hyperglycemia in Type 2 Diabetes

Diabetes Experts Release New Guidelines on Managing Hyperglycemia in Type 2 Diabetes OCT 05, 2018- UNC HEALTH CARE – New recommendations, co-written by UNC School of Medicine’s John Buse, MD, PhD, cover the type of drugs patients should be prescribed and how providers can better help patients manage their health. BERLIN – The European Association for […]

What are the early signs/symptoms of type 2 diabetes?

What are the early signs/symptoms of type 2 diabetes? SEP 27, 2018- Medical News Today – Type 2 diabetes causes a person’s blood sugar levels to become too high. Recognizing the early signs and symptoms of this chronic condition can result in a person getting treatment sooner, which reduces the risk of severe complications. Type 2 diabetes is […]

Type 2 diabetes: Five genetic ‘clusters’ may explain evolution

Type 2 diabetes: Five genetic ‘clusters’ may explain evolution SEP 25, 2018- Medical News Today – Currently, there is one standard therapeutic approach for type 2 diabetes, despite the fact that the condition evolves in different ways in different people. A recent study mapping genetic data for this condition may lead to a more personalized strategy. Teams […]

Estimated Prevalence of Diabetes in the United States

Estimated Prevalence of Diabetes in the United States SEP 24, 2018- HealthDay News – The prevalence of type 1 and type 2 diabetes is 0.5 and 8.5 percent, respectively, among U.S. adults, according to a study published online Sept. 4 in The BMJ. Guifeng Xu, M.D., from the University of Iowa in Iowa City, and colleagues conducted a […]

Genomic study brings us closer to precision medicine for type 2 diabetes

Genomic study brings us closer to precision medicine for type 2 diabetes SEP 21, 2018- Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard – Analysis reveals disease’s complexity, suggests potential clinical subtypes defined by genetics and physiology Most patients diagnosed with type 2 diabetes are treated with a “one-size-fits-all” protocol that is not tailored to each person’s physiology and […]

Online diabetes prevention programs are as effective as in-person programs for weight loss, study finds

Online diabetes prevention programs are as effective as in-person programs for weight loss, study finds SEP 24, 2018- Newswise – Findings Researchers examined participation and weight loss results in an online diabetes prevention program; an in-person diabetes prevention program; and the Veterans Administration’s face-to-face standard-of-care weight management program, called MOVE! In the primary analysis, enrollees in the […]