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Three new members elected to Joslin Diabetes Center Board of Trustees

Three new members elected to Joslin Diabetes Center Board of Trustees Jul 09, 2019 Source: Joslin Diabetes Center Boston, Ma., (July 9, 2019) – Joslin Diabetes Center, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, today announced that three new members have been elected to its Board of Trustees: Todd Abbrecht, Head of Private Equity, Thomas H. Lee Partners […]

Joslin researchers uncover protective factor in diabetic eye disease

Joslin researchers uncover protective factor in diabetic eye disease

Joslin researchers uncover protective factor in diabetic eye disease Increased levels of RBP3 both protects against and treats diabetic retinopathy Jul 03, 2019 Source: Joslin Diabetes Center BOSTON – (July 3, 2019) – Researchers at Joslin Diabetes Center have shown that a protein found in the eye can protect against and potentially treat diabetic eye disease. At […]

Three new members elected to Joslin Diabetes Center Board of Trustees

Study suggests genetic testing for young people diagnosed with type 1 diabetes

Study suggests genetic testing for young people diagnosed with type 1 diabetes A subset of patients treated for decades for autoimmune disease may have monogenic diabetes that can be treated by pills. Jul 02, 2019 Source: Joslin Diabetes Center BOSTON — (July 2, 2019) — A Joslin Diabetes Center study among people treated for type 1 diabetes […]

Three new members elected to Joslin Diabetes Center Board of Trustees

Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative taps Joslin researchers for Human Cell Atlas project

Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative taps Joslin researchers for Human Cell Atlas project Human Cell Atlas (HCA) is a scientist-led, international effort to map all cells in the human body Jun 28, 2019 Source: Joslin Diabetes Center BOSTON – (June 28, 2019 – Researchers from Joslin Diabetes Center have been selected by the Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) as one of […]

Three new members elected to Joslin Diabetes Center Board of Trustees

How to manage diabetes

How to manage diabetes Jun 27, 2019 Source: Medical News Today While there is no cure for diabetes, with treatment and self-management strategies, a person can live a long and healthy life. Diabetes is a chronic disease that affects millions of people around the world. In the United States, 1.5 million people receive a diabetes diagnosis […]

Three new members elected to Joslin Diabetes Center Board of Trustees

Statins may double the risk of type 2 diabetes

Statins may double the risk of type 2 diabetes Jun 26, 2019 Source: Medical News Today New research finds an elevated risk of type 2 diabetes among people who take statins in an effort to lower their cholesterol levels and keep heart disease at bay. Many people take statins to lower cholesterol and reduce the risk […]

Three new members elected to Joslin Diabetes Center Board of Trustees

Performance-Enhancing Bacteria Found in the Microbiomes of Elite Athletes

Performance-Enhancing Bacteria Found in the Microbiomes of Elite Athletes Introducing this bacteria to sedentary individuals improves exercise capacity Jun 24, 2019 Source: Joslin Diabetes Center New research has identified a type of bacteria found in the microbiomes of elite athletes that contributes to improved capacity for exercise. These bacteria, members of the genus Veillonella, are not […]

Three new members elected to Joslin Diabetes Center Board of Trustees

Cholesterol medication could invite diabetes, study suggests

Cholesterol medication could invite diabetes, study suggests Patient data shows association between statins and type 2 diabetes Jun 25, 2019 Source: Ohio State University A study of thousands of patients’ health records found that those who were prescribed cholesterol-lowering statins had at least double the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The detailed analysis of health […]

Three new members elected to Joslin Diabetes Center Board of Trustees

Researchers find protein that might prevent, reverse diabetes

Researchers find protein that might prevent, reverse diabetes Jun 22, 2019 Source: Medical News Today A recent study finds that targeting a specific protein within the fat cells of mice reverses type 2 diabetes. The results also show that the protein can prevent the disease from developing. Since the 1980s, the global prevalence of diabetes has […]

Three new members elected to Joslin Diabetes Center Board of Trustees

How strength training may help people with diabetes

How strength training may help people with diabetes Jun 21, 2019 Source: Medical News Today Brazilian scientists conducted a study on mice and found that strength training can reduce liver fat and improve blood sugar levels in people with diabetes. Insulin is a hormone that the pancreas produces to regulate blood sugar levels. When the body […]

Three new members elected to Joslin Diabetes Center Board of Trustees

Fish without pollutants protect against diabetes type 2

Fish without pollutants protect against diabetes type 2 Jun 19, 2019 Source: Chalmers University of Technology If the fatty fish we eat were free of environmental pollutants, it would reduce our risk of developing type 2 diabetes. However, the environmental pollutants in the fish have the opposite effect and appears to eliminate the protective effect from […]

Three new members elected to Joslin Diabetes Center Board of Trustees

Facebook posts better at predicting diabetes, mental health than demographic info

Facebook posts better at predicting diabetes, mental health than demographic info Jun 17, 2019 Source: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine Language in Facebook posts may help identify conditions such as diabetes, anxiety, depression and psychosis in patients, according to a study from Penn Medicine and Stony Brook University researchers. It’s believed that language in posts […]

Three new members elected to Joslin Diabetes Center Board of Trustees

Vitamin D supplements may not prevent type 2 diabetes

Vitamin D supplements may not prevent type 2 diabetes Jun 16, 2019 Source: Medical News Today A large new study has examined the effects of vitamin D on a diverse group of adults and found no evidence that this supplement can prevent type 2 diabetes. Vitamin D is an essential vitamin; it builds and maintains healthy […]

Three new members elected to Joslin Diabetes Center Board of Trustees

Lower risk of Type 1 diabetes seen in children vaccinated against ‘stomach flu’ virus

Lower risk of Type 1 diabetes seen in children vaccinated against ‘stomach flu’ virus Jun 13, 2019 Source: University of Michigan A U-M study found that type 1 diabetes rates were one-third lower in children who received all doses of the rotavirus vaccine. Vaccinating babies against a virus that causes childhood “stomach flu” greatly reduces their […]

Three new members elected to Joslin Diabetes Center Board of Trustees

Genetic marker linked to increased risk of diabetic peripheral neuropathy

Genetic marker linked to increased risk of diabetic peripheral neuropathy Jun 11, 2019 Source: Joslin Diabetes Center Discovery presents pathway for potential drug development for serious complication that costs nearly one-quarter of U.S. diabetes-care spending. BOSTON – (June 11, 2019) – Researchers from Joslin Diabetes Center, using a genome-wide association study, have identified a genetic factor […]

Three new members elected to Joslin Diabetes Center Board of Trustees

Type 1 diabetes: Drug delays onset by 2 years

Type 1 diabetes: Drug delays onset by 2 years Jun 10, 2019 Source: Medical News Today New research finds that the immunotherapy drug teplizumab delays the onset of type 1 diabetes by 2 years, on average, in high-risk individuals. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease affecting about 1.25 million children and adults in the United […]

Three new members elected to Joslin Diabetes Center Board of Trustees

Undetected diabetes linked to heart attack and gum disease

Undetected diabetes linked to heart attack and gum disease Jun 10, 2019 Source: Karolinska Institutet People with undetected glucose disorders run a higher risk of both myocardial infarction and periodontitis, according to a study published in the journal Diabetes Care by researchers at Karolinska Institutet. The results demonstrate the need of greater collaboration between dentistry and […]

Three new members elected to Joslin Diabetes Center Board of Trustees

Diabetes can be detected in gut of cats

Diabetes can be detected in gut of cats Jun 07, 2019 Source: University of Copenhagen The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences Diabetes patients show reduced gut bacterial diversity, and now researchers from the University of Copenhagen have learned that the same is true of cats. The researchers behind the new study hope to be […]

Three new members elected to Joslin Diabetes Center Board of Trustees

Study follows the health of older adults with prediabetes problems

Study follows the health of older adults with prediabetes problems Jun 06, 2019 Source: Wiley In a Journal of Internal Medicine study that followed older adults with prediabetes for 12 years, most remained stable or reverted to normal blood sugar levels, and only one-third developed diabetes or died. Among 918 individuals aged 60 years and older […]

Three new members elected to Joslin Diabetes Center Board of Trustees

WVU study links exposure to chemicals found in household items to lower heart disease rates in diabetics

WVU study links exposure to chemicals found in household items to lower heart disease rates in diabetics Jun 05, 2019 Source: West Virginia University Chemicals found in nonstick cookware, cleaning products and paint may help lead to new treatments for heart disease in diabetic adults, according to a West Virginia University epidemiologist’s research. Kim Innes, […]

Three new members elected to Joslin Diabetes Center Board of Trustees

Diabetes drug alleviates anxiety in mice

Diabetes drug alleviates anxiety in mice Jun 03, 2019 Source: Society for Neuroscience The antidiabetic medication metformin reduces anxiety-like behaviors in male mice by increasing serotonin availability in the brain, according to a study published in JNeurosci. These findings could have implications for the treatment of patients with both metabolic and mental disorders. People with […]

Three new members elected to Joslin Diabetes Center Board of Trustees

Researchers restore beta-cell function by deleting old cells

Researchers restore beta-cell function by deleting old cells Acceleration of beta-cell aging determines diabetes — senolysis improves disease outcomes May 30, 2019 Source: Joslin Diabetes Center Research from Joslin Diabetes Center has shown in mice that insulin resistance increases the proportion of aged beta-cells which are dysfunction. Such an increase in aged beta-cells could lead […]

Three new members elected to Joslin Diabetes Center Board of Trustees

Massive sequencing study links rare DNA alterations to type 2 diabetes

Massive sequencing study links rare DNA alterations to type 2 diabetes May 22, 2019 Source: Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard An international consortium of scientists has analyzed protein-coding genes from nearly 46,000 people, linking rare DNA alterations to type 2 diabetes. The study, one of the largest known of its type, includes data from […]

Three new members elected to Joslin Diabetes Center Board of Trustees

Cirrhosis and liver cancer risk higher in people with type 2 diabetes

Cirrhosis and liver cancer risk higher in people with type 2 diabetes May 21, 2019 Source: Medical News Today People with type 2 diabetes should receive regular monitoring of liver function, as they could be at risk of developing life-threatening cirrhosis and liver cancer. This was one of the conclusions of a very large study of […]

Three new members elected to Joslin Diabetes Center Board of Trustees

Type 1 diabetes: New pancreatic cell transplant system shows promise

Type 1 diabetes: New pancreatic cell transplant system shows promise May 17, 2019 Source: Medical News Today Scientists have developed a way to increase the effectiveness of pancreatic islet transplantation, a promising therapy for type 1 diabetes. Immune rejection by the recipient is a major barrier to pancreatic islet transplants from donors becoming routinely available for […]

Three new members elected to Joslin Diabetes Center Board of Trustees

Early weight-loss surgery may improve type 2 diabetes, blood pressure outcomes

Early weight-loss surgery may improve type 2 diabetes, blood pressure outcomes May 16, 2019 Source: National Institutes of Health Despite similar weight loss, teens who had gastric bypass surgery were significantly more likely to have remission of both type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure, compared to adults who had the same procedure. Results are from […]

Three new members elected to Joslin Diabetes Center Board of Trustees

‘Smart’ insulin could prevent hypoglycemia during diabetes treatment

‘Smart’ insulin could prevent hypoglycemia during diabetes treatment. Development works to keep blood sugar at normal levels May 16, 2019 Source: UCLA Samueli School of Engineering UCLA bioengineers and their colleagues have developed a new type of insulin that could help prevent hypoglycemia in people who use the drug to manage diabetes. The treatment is being evaluated […]

Three new members elected to Joslin Diabetes Center Board of Trustees

A guide to low-carb diets for diabetes

A guide to low-carb diets for diabetes May 16, 2019 Source: Medical News Today A low-carb diet can help people with diabetes better manage their blood sugar levels. Carbohydrates or carbs raise blood glucose more than other foods, meaning the body must produce more insulin to digest them. Reducing carb intake can help stabilize blood glucose. […]

Three new members elected to Joslin Diabetes Center Board of Trustees

What are the symptoms of gestational diabetes?

What are the symptoms of gestational diabetes? May 15, 2019 Source: Medical News Today Gestational diabetes is a temporary form of diabetes that occurs during pregnancy when the body stops producing or responding to insulin adequately. If the body is unable to respond to insulin appropriately, high levels of sugar build up in the bloodstream and […]

Three new members elected to Joslin Diabetes Center Board of Trustees

Study identifies enzymes that prevent diabetic kidney disease

Study identifies enzymes that prevent diabetic kidney disease May 13, 2019 Source: Joslin Diabetes Center DKD protective factors could be used as biomarkers and for personalized clinical intervention BOSTON — (May 13, 2019) — A new study from Joslin Diabetes Center has proven that certain biological protective factors play a large role in preventing diabetic kidney […]

Three new members elected to Joslin Diabetes Center Board of Trustees

Diabetes leg pain: Everything you need to know

Diabetes leg pain: Everything you need to know May 13, 2019 Source: Medical News Today Diabetes develops when a person’s body does not make enough insulin to process sugars present in the blood. This can lead to many complications, including leg pain. When people with diabetes experience leg pain, it may be the result of nerve […]

Three new members elected to Joslin Diabetes Center Board of Trustees

Ways to prevent gestational diabetes

Ways to prevent gestational diabetes May 13, 2019 Source: Medical News Today Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes that can occur during pregnancy. It is not always possible to prevent it, but a pregnant woman can take steps to reduce her risk. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), gestational diabetes develops […]

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What are the best cereals for people with diabetes?

What are the best cereals for people with diabetes? May 10, 2019 Source: Medical News Today In addition to their health concerns, some people with a recent diabetes diagnosis worry that they will no longer be able to eat the foods they enjoy, including cereal. However, there are many types of cereal that people with diabetes […]

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Diabetes linked to different forms of cancer in males vs. females

Diabetes linked to different forms of cancer in males vs. females May 10, 2019 Source: Medical News Today Previous research has suggested a link between the presence of diabetes and a person’s risk of cancer. Now, a large study in a Chinese population shows that type 2 diabetes is associated with an increased risk of cancer […]

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Diabetes: Best diets for weight loss

Diabetes: Best diets for weight loss May 09, 2019 Source: Medical News Today For people with diabetes, reaching and maintaining a healthy weight is essential. A healthy weight helps manage blood sugar levels and reduce the chances of additional complications, such as a stroke or heart attack. People with diabetes who want to lose weight must […]

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Diabetic ketoacidosis: What to know

Diabetic ketoacidosis: What to know May 09, 2019 Source: Medical News Today Diabetic ketoacidosis is a life-threatening complication of diabetes that occurs when the body breaks down fats too quickly. Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) occurs in people with diabetes when the body does not make or receive enough insulin. In this article, learn about the causes and […]

Three new members elected to Joslin Diabetes Center Board of Trustees

Nature vs. nurture: What fuels obesity, diabetes?

Nature vs. nurture: What fuels obesity, diabetes? May 09, 2019 Source: Medical News Today Our environment and lifestyle can affect the function of our genes without altering the genetic code. A review article summarizes research over the past decade showing how this contributes to obesity and type 2 diabetes. Nature versus nurture is a phrase with […]

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Can diabetes influence cancer’s spread?

Can diabetes influence cancer’s spread? May 08, 2019 Source: Medical News Today Some researchers argue that there may be a direct link between having diabetes and exposure to an increased risk of metastasis in cancer. New research validates this idea, explaining how diabetes can elevate this risk. Hundreds of millions of people across the globe live […]

Three new members elected to Joslin Diabetes Center Board of Trustees

How do you prevent type 2 diabetes?

How do you prevent type 2 diabetes? May 08, 2019 Source: Medical News Today There are steps that people can take to significantly reduce their risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Maintaining a healthy weight, eating well, and exercising often are three very effective preventative measures. According to the American Diabetes Association (ADA), over 9% of […]

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Advancing cell therapy for diabetes – Boosting the yield of insulin-producing cells for diabetes therapy

Advancing cell therapy for diabetes – Boosting the yield of insulin-producing cells for diabetes therapy May 08, 2019 Source: Harvard University A team of researchers led by Harvard University scientists has improved the laboratory process of converting stem cells into insulin-producing beta cells, using biological and physical separation methods to enrich the proportion of beta cells in […]

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Pushing early beta-cell proliferation can halt autoimmune attack in type 1 diabetes model

Pushing early beta-cell proliferation can halt autoimmune attack in type 1 diabetes model May 06, 2019 Source: Joslin Diabetes Center Many in-development cures for type 1 diabetes have understandably focused on tackling the autoimmune aspect of the disease before figuring out a way to replace the destroyed beta cells. But what if focusing on the beta […]

Three new members elected to Joslin Diabetes Center Board of Trustees

Type 2 diabetes: Intensive hypertension therapy may lower death risk

Type 2 diabetes: Intensive hypertension therapy may lower death risk May 04, 2019 Source: Medical News Today According to a new study, intensive treatment for high blood pressure may reduce the risk of death from any cause, including cardiovascular disease, in people with type 2 diabetes. Diabetes is one of the most common and costly chronic […]

Three new members elected to Joslin Diabetes Center Board of Trustees

Does insulin resistance cause fibromyalgia?

Does insulin resistance cause fibromyalgia? May 07, 2019 Source: The University of Texas Medical Branch Researchers led by a team from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston were able to dramatically reduce the pain of fibromyalgia patients with medication that targeted insulin resistance. This discovery could dramatically alter the way that chronic pain can […]

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Obesity: Could fat cell differences predict diabetes risk?

Obesity: Could fat cell differences predict diabetes risk? May 03, 2019 Source: Medical News Today Differences in the cells that store fat in the body could explain why some people are more prone to obesity-related conditions, such as type 2 diabetes. Scientists at the University of Melbourne, in Australia, led an investigation that examined human white […]

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To control blood sugar, set strict meal times

To control blood sugar, set strict meal times May 02, 2019 Source: Medical News Today A new small-scale study has found that men at risk of developing type 2 diabetes could benefit from eating all their meals within a restricted 9-hour time frame. Doing so, even without changing other dietary habits, can help keep blood sugar levels […]

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Type 2 diabetes: Simple method can help tailor treatment

Type 2 diabetes: Simple method can help tailor treatment May 01, 2019 Source: Medical News Today Using simple, routine measures that are easy to obtain in a diabetes clinic, such as age at diagnosis and body mass index, can be an effective way to choose the best treatment for a person with type 2 diabetes. This was […]

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Study sheds light on strategies for managing diabetic macular edema in people with good vision

Study sheds light on strategies for managing diabetic macular edema in people with good vision Apr 29, 2019 Source: Joslin Diabetes Center Initial management with close monitoring appears to provide visual results equal to immediate treatment BOSTON – (April 29, 2019) – Newly available results will influence the standard approach for treating diabetic macular edema in […]

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Gestational diabetes in India and Sweden

Gestational diabetes in India and Sweden Apr 26, 2019 Source: Lund University Indian women are younger and leaner than Swedish women when they develop gestational diabetes, a new study from Lund University shows. The researchers also found a gene that increases the risk of gestational diabetes in Swedish women, but which, on the contrary, turned out […]

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This common food additive may fuel weight gain, diabetes

This common food additive may fuel weight gain, diabetes Apr 25, 2019 Source: Medical News Today Food additives are a mainstay of Western diets. New research shows how a commonly used anti-mold agent alters sugar metabolism and drives insulin resistance in mice and men. Obesity and type 2 diabetes have reached epidemic levels, with nearly 40 percent of adults in […]

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What to know about diabetic shock

What to know about diabetic shock Apr 24, 2019 Source: Medical News Today Diabetic shock occurs when blood sugar levels drop dangerously low. Diabetic shock is not a medical term, but people often use it to describe a state of severe hypoglycemia that requires another person’s help. People with mild low blood sugar, which doctors […]

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How is the pancreas involved in diabetes?

How is the pancreas involved in diabetes? Apr 23, 2019 Source: Medical News Today The pancreas is the organ that produces insulin, and it plays a major role in regulating blood glucose levels. Type 1 diabetes occurs when the pancreas does not make enough or any insulin. Type 2 diabetesdevelops when the body cannot use insulin correctly. In […]

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Researchers identify new novel circulating proteins that are involved in progression of diabetic kidney disease to end stage renal failure

Researchers identify new novel circulating proteins that are involved in progression of diabetic kidney disease to end stage renal failure Apr 22, 2019 Source: Joslin Diabetes Center In a breakthrough study published today in Nature Medicine, researchers at Joslin Diabetes Center have identified a group of 17 circulating inflammatory proteins that are consistently associated with the […]

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Are beans good for diabetes?

Are beans good for diabetes? Apr 17, 2019 Source: Medical News Today Beans are a diabetes superfood, meaning they are an excellent choice for people with diabetes and provide many health and nutritional benefits. The American Diabetes Association (ADA) created a list of beneficial foods for diabetes, or diabetic superfoods, that are “rich in vitamins, […]

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Can purple corn reduce inflammation, diabetes?

Can purple corn reduce inflammation, diabetes? Apr 17, 2019 Source: Medical News Today New research suggests that chemicals in purple corn can reduce inflammation and insulin resistance in a mouse cell model. Eating a healthful diet is a cornerstone of the prevention and management of type 2 diabetes. Fruit, nonstarchy vegetables, whole grains, nuts, seeds, […]

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Is pineapple good for diabetes?

Is pineapple good for diabetes? Apr 16, 2019 Source: Medical News Today Pineapple can affect blood sugar more than some other fruits, but a person with diabetes can still incorporate it into a healthful meal plan. Fruit contains carbohydrates and so can raise blood glucose levels. However, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) say that people […]

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Diabetes: Can cheese control blood sugar?

Diabetes: Can cheese control blood sugar? Apr 16, 2019 Source: Medical News Today A new study shows that cheese improved insulin sensitivity in prediabetic rats, but industry funded the research. According to the American Diabetes Association (ADA), 30.3 million adults in the United States live with diabetes, and the condition is the seventh leading cause […]

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Drug reduces risk of kidney failure in people with diabetes, study finds

Drug reduces risk of kidney failure in people with diabetes, study finds Apr 15, 2019 Source: Stanford Medicine Canagliflozin, a drug approved to lower glucose levels in diabetic patients, can slow the progression of kidney disease, according to a study co-authored by a Stanford Medicine researcher. A new landmark clinical trial shows that a drug […]

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Maternal gestational diabetes linked to diabetes in children

Maternal gestational diabetes linked to diabetes in children Apr 15, 2019 Source: Science Daily Children and youth of mothers who had gestational diabetes during pregnancy are at increased risk of diabetes themselves, according to new research published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). Early detection of diabetes is important in children and youth, as many […]

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Breast Milk Analyses Could Lead to New Opportunities for Reducing Earliest Risk of Childhood Obesity

Breast Milk Analyses Could Lead to New Opportunities for Reducing Earliest Risk of Childhood Obesity Apr 10, 2019 Source: Joslin Diabetes Center New research suggests the composition of breast milk in normal weight mothers differs from that of overweight mothers, and that variations in small molecule metabolites found in breast milk are possible risk factors […]

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Diabetes: Could targeting this protein prevent hypoglycemia?

Diabetes: Could targeting this protein prevent hypoglycemia? Apr 08, 2019 Source: Medical News Today People with type 1 or type 2 diabetes who take insulin have a higher risk of developing hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar. Now, a study of how a protein works in the pancreas could lead to new treatments for protecting against the […]

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People under 40 diagnosed with type 2 diabetes face excess risk of cardiovascular disease, death

People under 40 diagnosed with type 2 diabetes face excess risk of cardiovascular disease, death Apr 08, 2019 Source: American Heart Association People under age 40 who are diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes are more likely to have or die from cardiovascular disease than those of similar age without diabetes and the excess risks were more […]

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Which are the best bedtime snacks for diabetes?

Which are the best bedtime snacks for diabetes? Apr 04, 2019 Source: Medical News Today A high-protein, low-fat snack before bed may help people with diabetes stabilize their blood sugar levels overnight. Everyone’s blood sugar levels change throughout the night. In people with type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes, these fluctuations can cause high blood […]

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What to know about diabetes and amputation

What to know about diabetes and amputation Apr 03, 2019 Source: Medical News Today People with diabetes are prone to nerve damage and circulation issues. In some cases, this can make a foot or lower leg amputation necessary. However, effective treatment can usually prevent this complication. Reduced blood flow to the feet means that people with […]

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One person diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes every three minutes

One person diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes every three minutes Apr 01, 2019 Source: Diabetes UK New analysis by Diabetes UK has shown that one person is diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes every three minutes in England and Wales. 202,665 people were diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in England and Wales in 2017, the most recent year […]

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NHS trains doctors using virtual reality to improve care for patients with diabetes

NHS trains doctors using virtual reality to improve care for patients with diabetes Apr 02, 2019 Source: Oxford Medical Simulation The NHS England diabetes team has partnered with Oxford Medical Simulation to train doctors using virtual reality. Doctors can now practice in virtual reality medical emergencies, to improve care for patients with diabetes in the real world. […]

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Shift work increases diabetes and heart disease risk

Shift work increases diabetes and heart disease risk Apr 02, 2019 Source: The Physiological Society With over 20% of the population in industrial countries engaging shift work — in sectors such as healthcare and transportation — we urgently need to understand its health burden (1). Many studies have shown that shift work is associated with heart […]

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Gout treatment may help prevent obesity-related type 2 diabetes

Gout treatment may help prevent obesity-related type 2 diabetes Apr 02, 2019 Source: NIH/Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development The drug colchicine, used to treat the arthritic condition gout, could potentially reduce complications accompanying metabolic syndrome, a combination of high blood pressure, high blood sugar and other conditions that increase the […]

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New Evidence Links Lifespan Extension to Metabolic Regulation of Immune System

New Evidence Links Lifespan Extension to Metabolic Regulation of Immune System MAR 21, 2019 Source: Joslin Diabetes Center Joslin researchers show that caloric restriction lowers levels of innate immunity and inflammation, leading to increased longevity. BOSTON — (March 21, 2019) — Scientists have known for decades that caloric restriction leads to a longer lifespan. It has […]

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Removal of ‘zombie cells’ alleviates causes of diabetes in obese mice

Removal of ‘zombie cells’ alleviates causes of diabetes in obese mice MAR 25, 2019 Source: Mayo Clinic Mayo Clinic researchers and their collaborators have shown that when senescent cells — also known as “zombie cells” — are removed from fat tissue in obese mice, severity of diabetes and a range of its causes or consequences decline […]

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Treating diabetes in older adults requires simpler medication regimens, looser glycemic targets

Treating diabetes in older adults requires simpler medication regimens, looser glycemic targets MAR 23, 2019 Source: The Endocrine Society Endocrine Society’s Clinical Practice Guideline offers diagnosis and treatment recommendations New Orleans, LA – Simplifying medication regimens and tailoring glycemic targets in older adults with diabetes improves adherence and avoids treatment-related complications, according to a Clinical Practice Guideline […]

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A1c test misses many cases of diabetes

A1c test misses many cases of diabetes MAR 23, 2019 Source: The Endocrine Society Using the hemoglobin A1c blood test to diagnose diabetes tends to underestimate the prevalence of the disease, according to a new study to be presented Saturday, March 23 at ENDO 2019, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting in New Orleans, La. “Based […]

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New hybrid closed loop insulin pump proves hard to use for some patients with diabetes

New hybrid closed loop insulin pump proves hard to use for some patients with diabetes MAR 23, 2019 Source: The Endocrine Society Among first-time users of a new insulin pump that automatically delivers insulin to people with type 1 diabetes, nearly one-fifth stopped using the device, primarily because of difficulties meeting the technical demands system, […]

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Diabetes drug effective against heart failure in wide spectrum of patients

Diabetes drug effective against heart failure in wide spectrum of patients MAR 18, 2019 Source: American College of Cardiology Those with reduced ejection fraction see greatest decrease in death and hospitalizations. New Orleans, LA (Mar 18, 2019) – The cardiovascular benefits of the diabetes drug dapagliflozin extend across a wide spectrum of patients and are especially […]

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Cardiovascular Screenings Uncover Two Cases of Diabetes And Significant Levels of High Cholesterol in Middle Schoolers

Cardiovascular Screenings Uncover Two Cases of Diabetes And Significant Levels of High Cholesterol in Middle Schoolers MAR 15, 2019 Source: Cincinnati Children’s 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 […]

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Type 2 diabetes: Work stress may raise risk in women

Type 2 diabetes: Work stress may raise risk in women MAR 13, 2019 Source: Medical News Today A new review featuring in the European Journal of Endocrinology suggests that a stressful work environment may increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes in women. More than 100 million people in the United States have diabetes or prediabetes, according to the latest statistics. […]

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SGLT-2 inhibitors induce a fasting state that triggers metabolic benefits

SGLT-2 inhibitors induce a fasting state that triggers metabolic benefits MAR 07, 2019 Source: Joslin Diabetes Center BOSTON – (March 7, 2019) – SGLT-2 inhibitors are a relatively new class of diabetes drugs that have shown many benefits for people with type 2 diabetes who have not responded well to previous interventions, including diet changes and […]

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Smoking, high blood pressure, diabetes and obesity each linked to unhealthy brains

Smoking, high blood pressure, diabetes and obesity each linked to unhealthy brains MAR 11, 2019 Source: European Society of Cardiology Factors that influence the health of our blood vessels, such as smoking, high blood and pulse pressures, obesity and diabetes, are linked to less healthy brains, according to research published in the European Heart Journal […]

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Moderate muscle strength may lower risk for type 2 diabetes

Moderate muscle strength may lower risk for type 2 diabetes MAR 11, 2019 Source: Iowa State University Of the 30 million Americans with diabetes, 90 to 95 percent have type 2, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. New research shows building muscle strength may be one way to lower risk for the […]

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AI study of risk factors in type 1 diabetes

AI study of risk factors in type 1 diabetes MAR 09, 2019 Source: University of Gothenburg In combination with conventional statistical methods, artificial intelligence (AI) has now been used in a study of risk factors in type 1 diabetes. The objective was to identify the most important indicators of elevated risk for cardiovascular disease and death. […]

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App uses smartphone camera, flashlight to detect diabetes

App uses smartphone camera, flashlight to detect diabetes MAR 06, 2019 Source: American College of Cardiology Same technology that tracks heart rate on popular wearable devices may soon screen for diabetes, too. Type 2 diabetes is among the strongest risk factors for heart disease, yet up to 1 in 3 people living with diabetes don’t know […]

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Diabetes’ sworn enemy could ultimately be a valuable ally

Diabetes’ sworn enemy could ultimately be a valuable ally MAR 06, 2019 Source: University of Montreal When people talk about diabetes, they usually also talk about insulin. Diabetes is a disease that affects millions of people around the world; insulin is a hormone that helps control this disease. Now a third term could soon be joining […]

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Gaining a little weight after quitting tobacco is offset by the benefits for people with diabetes; smoking long term is associated with cognitive decline

Gaining a little weight after quitting tobacco is offset by the benefits for people with diabetes; smoking long term is associated with cognitive decline MAR 05, 2019 Source: American Heart Association American Heart Association Meeting Report — Presentations P383; Session – P03-I: Smoking/Tobacco Use and P018; Session – P01-C: Aging in Older Adults Study Highlights: People […]

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Neurodegenerative diseases identified using artificial intelligence

Neurodegenerative diseases identified using artificial intelligence MAR 04, 2019 Source: The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine Researchers have developed an artificial intelligence platform to detect a range of neurodegenerative disease in human brain tissue samples, including Alzheimer’s disease and chronic traumatic encephalopathy, according to a study conducted at the Icahn School of […]

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Number of people with diabetes reaches 4.7 million

Number of people with diabetes reaches 4.7 million FEB 27, 2019 Source: Diabetes UK One in ten over 40s now has Type 2 diabetes, and the number of people living with all types of diabetes has reached 4.7 million in the UK. The number of people affected by diabetes is expected to reach 5.5 million by 2030. New figures […]

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New Study Shows Red Raspberries May Help With Glucose Control in People with Pre-Diabetes

New Study Shows Red Raspberries May Help With Glucose Control in People with Pre-Diabetes FEB 25, 2019 Source: Illinois Institute of Technology 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 […]

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Diabetes: Nuts could reduce cardiovascular risk

Diabetes: Nuts could reduce cardiovascular risk FEB 25, 2019 Source: Medical News Today New evidence supports the current recommendation for people with type 2 diabetes to eat nuts to prevent cardiovascular issues and premature death. Nuts are packed full of essential nutrients that could benefit overall health. They contain high levels of unsaturated fatty acids, fiber, vitamin E, folate, […]

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How diabetes causes muscle loss

How diabetes causes muscle loss FEB 22, 2019 Source: Kobe University Diabetes mellitus is associated with various health problems including decline in skeletal muscle mass. A research group led by Professor Wataru Ogawa at the Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine revealed that elevation of blood sugar levels leads to muscle atrophy and that two […]

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Diabetes linked to back pain

Diabetes linked to back pain FEB 22, 2019 Source: University of Sydney People with diabetes have a 35 percent higher risk of experiencing low back pain and 24 percent higher risk of having neck pain than those without diabetes, a review by University of Sydney researchers has found. Their findings, based on meta-analyses of studies […]

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Viruses that linger in gut could trigger type 1 diabetes

Viruses that linger in gut could trigger type 1 diabetes FEB 20, 2019 Source: Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health Researchers at the Center for Infection and Immunity (CII) at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, provide new evidence supporting an association between elevated levels […]

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Quality of overall diet is key to lowering type 2 diabetes risk

Quality of overall diet is key to lowering type 2 diabetes risk FEB 06, 2019 Source: Duke-NUS Medical School Consistent with studies in other populations, findings from the first local study, The Singapore Chinese Health Study, conducted by researchers in the National University of Singapore’s (NUS) Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health and Duke-NUS […]

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Short anti-rejection therapy improves survival of transplanted pancreatic islets in diabetic animals

Short anti-rejection therapy improves survival of transplanted pancreatic islets in diabetic animals FEB 01, 2019- Karolinska Institutet – Transplanted pancreatic islets in diabetic animals can survive for a long period of time if the animals are treated with short anti-rejection therapy around the time of the transplant. This has been shown by researchers at Karolinska Institutet, […]

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Can the eye help achieve islet transplant tolerance in type 1 diabetes?

Can the eye help achieve islet transplant tolerance in type 1 diabetes? JAN 31, 2019 – Diabetes Research Institute Foundation – It is said that the eyes are the window to the soul, but they may also open the door for discovering new ways to achieve immune tolerance to transplanted islets in type 1 diabetes, according […]

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Experimental phone app works with insulin pumps to control diabetes

Experimental phone app works with insulin pumps to control diabetes JAN 29, 2019- Reuters Health – An artificial pancreas system that uses a smart phone app coupled with a glucose sensor and an insulin pump has shown promise in a preliminary trial in people with type 1 diabetes, researchers report. Currently, patients with type 1 diabetes […]

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Diabetes: How optimism may influence your risk

Diabetes: How optimism may influence your risk JAN 27, 2019- Medical News Today – New research suggests that optimism may have a protective effect against type 2 diabetes in postmenopausal women. A range of factors can raise the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Some of these factors — such as diet, physical activity, and weight — […]

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How a dog can make it easier to manage diabetes?

How a dog can make it easier to manage diabetes? JAN 16, 2019- Medical News Today – Dogs can be great friends — they will offer unconditional love, joy, and company. But they can also support your health and well-being in other, more specific ways. Fresh evidence now suggests that dogs could help people with type […]

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Statins may help prevent diabetes-related eye problems

Statins may help prevent diabetes-related eye problems JAN 11, 2019- Reuters Health – Diabetic patients who take statins to treat high cholesterol may get an added benefit: a lower risk of damage to the retina, a new study suggests. Researchers found that diabetic patients taking statins were 14 percent less likely to develop retinopathy than […]

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Diabetes: Can we teach the body to heal itself?

Diabetes: Can we teach the body to heal itself? JAN 08, 2019- Medical News Today – In diabetes, the pancreas is unable to produce enough insulin, the hormone that is key to regulating levels of blood sugar. New research now asks if we can teach pancreatic cells to address this problem on their own. The […]

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Diabetes tied to worse word recall in older adults

Diabetes tied to worse word recall in older adults JAN 09, 2019- Reuters Health – Older people with type 2 diabetes may struggle more with verbal memory than their peers without the disease, a recent study suggests. Researchers followed 705 older adults without dementia for an average of 4.6 years. At the start, participants were […]

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Sugary sodas tied to higher risk of kidney disease

Sugary sodas tied to higher risk of kidney disease JAN 03, 2019- Reuters Health – People who drink lots of sugar-sweetened soda and fruit juices may be more likely to develop chronic kidney disease than those who don’t, a U.S. study suggests. Researchers examined survey data on beverage consumption among 3,003 African-American men and women […]

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Diabetes: Drug duo helps body replenish its insulin-producing cells

Diabetes: Drug duo helps body replenish its insulin-producing cells JAN 02, 2019- Medical News Today – Scientists have taken a key step in the pursuit of a cure for diabetes that restores the body’s ability to make insulin. They have created a new drug cocktail that can induce insulin-producing cells to regenerate at a rate […]

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Our bodies may cure themselves of diabetes in the future

Our bodies may cure themselves of diabetes in the future JAN 04, 2019- The University of Bergen – Diabetes is caused by damaged or non-existing insulin cells inability to produce insulin, a hormone that is necessary in regulating blood sugar levels. Many diabetes patients take insulin supplements to regulate these levels. Diabetes is caused by […]

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Diabetes and erectile dysfunction may be genetically linked

Diabetes and erectile dysfunction may be genetically linked DEC 31, 2018- Medical News Today – New research, published in the American Journal of Human Genetics, suggests that a genetic susceptibility to type 2 diabetes may be a cause of erectile dysfunction. Erectile dysfunction (ED) affects approximately 30 million adults in the United States. There are […]

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Study indicates that fathers who exercise before conception produce children who are healthier throughout their lives

Study indicates that fathers who exercise before conception produce children who are healthier throughout their lives – Joslin Diabetes Center – Recent studies have linked development of type 2 diabetes and impaired metabolic health individuals to their parents’ poor diet, and there is increasing evidence that fathers play an important role in obesity and metabolic […]

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People with Type 2 diabetes now have personalized treatment options

People with Type 2 diabetes now have personalized treatment options NOV 01, 2018- VCU NEWS – One out of every 10 Virginia residents has diabetes, according to the Virginia Department of Health. Those more than 630,000 Virginians are a fraction of the 30.3 million people with the disease across the country. Salvatore Carbone, Ph.D., research instructor of […]

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Type-1 diabetics ‘missing out on life-changing glucose monitors’

Type-1 diabetics ‘missing out on life-changing glucose monitors’ NOV 08, 2018- BBC – Tens of thousands of type-1 diabetics in England are being denied access to a “life-changing” blood sugar monitor due to a postcode lottery, data suggests. The Freestyle Libre, used by Prime Minister Theresa May, was made available on the NHS last November. […]

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Alzheimer’s may be treated with diabetes drugs

Alzheimer’s may be treated with diabetes drugs NOV 05, 2018- Medical News Today – A new study finds that people with Alzheimer’s disease who also took antidiabetes medication exhibited fewer molecular markers of the neurological condition. These findings could inform future Alzheimer’s treatments. New research — led by Vahram Haroutunian, Ph.D., a professor of psychiatry […]

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Genetic factors tied to obesity may protect against diabetes

Genetic factors tied to obesity may protect against diabetes NOV 02, 2018- University of Exeter – Some genetic variations associated with obesity actually protect against Type 2 diabetes, heart attack and stroke, new findings suggest. Experts believe that where on the body people store surplus fat, whether round their middle or round the liver, may […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Immunosuppressive combo quells type B insulin resistance

Immunosuppressive combo quells type B insulin resistance SEP 24, 2018- Reuters Health News – Combined immunosuppressive therapy is highly effective against a rare but potentially deadly and hard-to-control type of diabetes, according to a prospective study. This approach is recommended for managing “one of the most severe forms of diabetes—type B insulin resistance due to the autoantibodies […]

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Collaborative Care Improves Depression but Not Incident Diabetes

Collaborative Care Improves Depression but Not Incident Diabetes SEP 21, 2018- Endocrinology Advisor Contributing Writer – Collaborative care for depression leads to improved outcomes in terms of depressive symptoms, according to a study published in PLoS One. However, the risk for incident diabetes is not mitigated by collaborative care as opposed to normal care. This study included 119 older adults with depression and […]

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Is tight blood sugar control right for older adults with diabetes?

Is tight blood sugar control right for older adults with diabetes? SEP 17, 2018- Harvard Medical School – Medha Munshi, MD One of the best parts of being a geriatrician (a specialist caring for older adults) is to meet individuals who are aging successfully, taking care of themselves, and taking their health seriously. Well-informed individuals usually like to […]

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Can people with type 2 diabetes stop taking metformin?

Can people with type 2 diabetes stop taking metformin? SEP 20, 2018- Healthline/Medical News Today – Metformin is generally a safe and effective treatment for type 2 diabetes. However, it can cause side effects, and some people may prefer to manage the condition through lifestyle and dietary changes. Type 2 diabetes occurs when the body’s cells stop responding […]

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El plan con el que Chile redujo un 22% el consumo de bebidas azucaradas en cuatro años

El plan con el que Chile redujo un 22% el consumo de bebidas azucaradas en cuatro años JUL 08, 2018- El País – La aprobación de una ley que grava con impuestos especiales este tipo de productos ha sido clave en la reducción del consumo. Desde el año 2014 a la actualidad, los chilenos han disminuido en un […]

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Air pollution contributes significantly to diabetes globally

Air pollution contributes significantly to diabetes globally JUL 02, 2018- Washington University in St. Louis – Newswise—New research links outdoor air pollution—even at levels deemed safe—to an increased risk of diabetes globally, according to a study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the Veterans Affairs (VA) St. Louis Health Care System. The […]

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Insomnia a risk factor for type 2 diabetes

Insomnia a risk factor for type 2 diabetes JUN 29, 2018- Reuters Health News – A new study provides more evidence that people who suffer from insomnia may be at increased risk for developing type 2 diabetes. The study found that people with insomnia were 28% more likely to develop type 2 diabetes during the […]

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Work stress may be deadly for men with heart disease and diabetes

Work stress may be deadly for men with heart disease and diabetes JUN 28, 2018- Reuters Health News – Men with heart disease, diabetes, or a history of stroke are more likely to die prematurely when they have a stressful job even when they’re relatively healthy, a large European study suggests. Doctors have long advised […]

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Diabetes: The insulin pill may finally be here

Diabetes: The insulin pill may finally be here JUN 26, 2018- Healthline/Medical News Today – Individuals with type 1 diabetes must inject themselves with the required dose of insulin daily to manage their condition. In the future, injections may no longer be necessary; scientists are developing a viable way of delivering insulin in pill form. Type […]

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Breaking research that could reduce the development of type 2 diabetes in women after pregnancy

Breaking research that could reduce the development of type 2 diabetes in women after pregnancy JUN 27, 2018- Newswise – Newswise—A novel study in AACC’s Clinical Chemistry journal shows that women with a history of gestational diabetes are at increased risk for type 2 diabetes if they eat a diet high in branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) and can’t […]

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Type 2 diabetes: Using coffee for ‘glucose control’

Type 2 diabetes: Using coffee for ‘glucose control’ JUN 27, 2018- Healthline/Medical News Today – One day, people with type 2 diabetes might be able to regulate their blood sugar by drinking tea or coffee, thanks to synthetic biology. Scientists at ETH Zurich in Switzerland have designed and tested a synthetic gene circuit that responds to […]

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Diagnosing diabetes from a single blood sample

Diagnosing diabetes from a single blood sample JUN 19, 2018- Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health – Newswise — The study, published June 19 in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine, found evidence that a positive result for two standard diabetes markers in a single blood sample is a highly accurate predictor of diabetes and […]

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Regenerative bandage accelerates healing in diabetic wounds

Regenerative bandage accelerates healing in diabetic wounds Shape-conforming hydrogel leverages the body’s own healing mechanisms rather than releasing drugs or biologics Date: June 11, 2018 Source: Northwestern University Summary: Researchers have developed a new device, called a regenerative bandage, that quickly heals painful, hard-to-treat sores without using drugs. During head-to-head tests, the new bandage healed […]

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Can you put on weight if you have diabetes?

Can you put on weight if you have diabetes? JUN 08, 2018- Healthline/Medical News Today – Diabetes usually results in excess sugar in the blood, which can lead to serious health problems. Although people often associate diabetes with weight gain, the condition can also cause weight loss. Achieving and maintaining a healthy weight may not be […]

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Common diabetes drug found safe for most diabetics with kidney disease

Common diabetes drug found safe for most diabetics with kidney disease JUN 05, 2018- Johns Hopkins Medicine News – Results of a large-scale study suggest that the oral diabetes drug metformin is safe for most diabetics who also have chronic kidney disease (CKD). The study of more than 150,000 adults by Johns Hopkins Medicine investigators found […]

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Poor sleep may fuel harmful eating habits and diabetes

Poor sleep may fuel harmful eating habits and diabetes JUN 05, 2018- Healthline/Medical News Today – Sleep deprivation may contribute to our craving for unhealthful foods, leading to a night-time snacking habit, recent research suggests. This, in turn, can heighten the risk of obesity and diabetes. Snacking in the late hours of the night may not […]

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Tailored Letter May Improve Gestational Weight Gain in Gestational Diabetes

Tailored Letter May Improve Gestational Weight Gain in Gestational Diabetes JUN 01, 2018- Endocrinology Advisor Contributing Writer – A letter based on the electronic health care record data of women with gestational diabetes, describing 6 tailored health messages designed to improve gestational weight gain, led to better outcomes in comparison with usual care, but primarily among […]

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New guidance on treating diabetes in elderly and frail adults

New guidance on treating diabetes in elderly and frail adults MAY 30, 2018- University of Exeter Medical School – New guidance has been published on managing diabetes in the elderly, including for the first time how to manage treatment for the particularly frail. The guidance was produced from a collaboration between experts in diabetes medicine, […]

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Food insecurity linked to type 2 diabetes risk

Food insecurity linked to type 2 diabetes risk MAY 29, 2018- Reuters Health News – Canadians who cannot afford to eat regularly or to eat a healthy diet have more than double the average risk of developing type 2 diabetes, a study suggests. To reduce the burden of diabetes on individuals and the national health-care […]

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American Diabetes Association releases long- and short-term public policy recommendations for improving insulin affordability

American Diabetes Association releases long- and short-term public policy recommendations for improving insulin affordability MAY 25, 2018- American Diabetes Association Press Releases – Today, the American Diabetes Association® (ADA) released its “ADA Public Policy Statement: Insulin Access and Affordability,” (Public Policy Statement) outlining both long- and short-term recommendations for improving insulin affordability. The ADA’s recommendations […]

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Food insecurity linked to type 2 diabetes risk

Food insecurity linked to type 2 diabetes risk MAY 29, 2018 – Reuters Health News – Canadians who cannot afford to eat regularly or to eat a healthy diet have more than double the average risk of developing type 2 diabetes, a study suggests. To reduce the burden of diabetes on individuals and the national […]

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Married couples share risk of developing diabetes

Married couples share risk of developing diabetes Date: May 22, 2018 Source: University of Copenhagen The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences Summary: Researchers have discovered a connection between the BMI of one spouse and the other spouse’s risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The researchers therefore believe that efforts to detect undiagnosed diabetes and […]

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Are apples good for diabetes?

Are apples good for diabetes? MAY 23, 2018- Healthline/Medical News Today – Apples are a nutritious snack, but are the sugars and carbohydrates in an apple good or bad for blood sugar and insulin levels if a person has diabetes? According to the American Diabetes Association, although they contain sugars and carbohydrates, eating apples and other fruit […]

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Diabetes researchers find switch for fatty liver disease

Diabetes researchers find switch for fatty liver disease Carbs, fats and protein: One molecule to rule them all? Date: May 17, 2018 Source: Duke University Summary: Researchers have identified a key fork in the road for the way the liver deals with carbohydrates, fats and protein. They say it could be a promising new target […]

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American Diabetes Association Celebrates Implementation of U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s National Menu Labeling Policy

American Diabetes Association Celebrates Implementation of U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s National Menu Labeling Policy MAY 16, 2018- American Diabetes Association Press Releases – On behalf of more than 114 million Americans living with and at risk for diabetes, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) celebrates the recent implementation of the national menu labeling policy by […]

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New study of youth with type 1 diabetes connects ‘honeymoon period’ with lower LDL cholesterol

New study of youth with type 1 diabetes connects ‘honeymoon period’ with lower LDL cholesterol MAY 16, 2018- UMass Medical School Communications – A new study by UMass Medical School physician-scientist Benjamin U. Nwosu, MD, finds that children with type 1 diabetes who experienced a partial clinical remission, or “honeymoon phase,” had significantly lower low-density […]

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Doctors slow to switch diabetes treatment when oral meds don’t work

Doctors slow to switch diabetes treatment when oral meds don’t work MAY 16, 2018- Reuters Health News – When type 2 diabetes isn’t well controlled with oral medications, doctors are often slow to switch patients to more intensive treatment, a US study suggests. Researchers found that only about one-third of patients with poorly controlled blood […]

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Type 2 diabetes study: Fiber increased insulin secretion

Type 2 diabetes study: Fiber increased insulin secretion MAY 03, 2018- University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine – Paresh Dandona, MD, PhD, has led research showing that taking a fiber supplement can help patients with type 2 diabetes boost their insulin secretion—even after eating a high-fat, high-carbohydrate meal. The research builds on work Dandona […]

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Diabetes: Body fat percentage, not BMI, predicts risk

Diabetes: Body fat percentage, not BMI, predicts risk APRIL 23, 2018 – Healthline/Medical News Today – The results of a new study urge health-care providers to account for body fat distribution, in addition to BMI, in their decision to screen people for diabetes and prediabetes. BMI is a traditional measurement that divides a person’s weight by their […]

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The American Diabetes Association encourages everyone to get up and get moving on May 2 for National Get Fit Don’t Sit Day

The American Diabetes Association encourages everyone to get up and get moving on May 2 for National Get Fit Don’t Sit Day APRIL 24, 2018 – American Diabetes Association Press Releases – The American Diabetes Association (ADA) is calling on people across the country to get moving in honor of its fourth annual National Get Fit […]

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Hacking human ‘drug trafficking’ network could make diabetes treatments more effective

Hacking human ‘drug trafficking’ network could make diabetes treatments more effective Date: April 23, 2018 Source: Imperial College London Summary: Making tiny changes to existing diabetes treatments can alter how they interact with cells, and potentially make the medicines more effective. FULL STORY Making tiny changes to existing diabetes treatments can alter how they interact […]

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Why zero-calorie sweeteners can still lead to diabetes, obesity

Why zero-calorie sweeteners can still lead to diabetes, obesity Common artificial sweeteners shown to change how the body processes fat and energy Date: April 23, 2018 Source: Experimental Biology 2018 Summary: Increased awareness of the health consequences of eating too much sugar has fueled a dramatic uptick in the consumption of zero-calorie artificial sweeteners in […]

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Material educativo INCMNSZ Estimados amigos: Les compartimos este material educativo que ha elaborado el Profesor Sergio Hernández con la comunidad ALAD para orgullo de México y América Latina. Este centro de excelencia se localiza en nuestro querido Instituto ¨Salvador Zubirán¨ Les invitamos a visitarlo. Felicitaciones. Un cordial saludo, www.innsz.mx/opencms/contenido/departamentos/CAIPaDi/ www.innsz.mx/opencms/contenido/departamentos/CAIPaDi/caipadi-info-pacientes.html

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Bloodless revolution in diabetes monitoring

Bloodless revolution in diabetes monitoring Date: April 9, 2018 Source: University of Bath Summary: Scientists have created a non-invasive, adhesive patch, which promises the measurement of glucose levels through the skin without a finger-prick blood test, potentially removing the need for millions of diabetics to frequently carry out the painful and unpopular tests. FULL STORY […]

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American Diabetes Association disappointed by changes to essential health benefits that put people with diabetes at risk

American Diabetes Association disappointed by changes to essential health benefits that put people with diabetes at risk April 11, 2018 – American Diabetes Association Press Releases – Today, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) expresses disappointment with the Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2019, announced on April 9 by the U.S. Department of Health and Human […]

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New dressing improves healing of diabetic foot ulcers

New dressing improves healing of diabetic foot ulcers APRIL 11, 2018 – Reuters Health News – A new wound dressing that generates nitric oxide (NO) (EDX110) improves healing of diabetic foot ulcers, according to results from the ProNOx1 trial. “The critical factors that delay the healing of diabetic foot ulcers are ischemia and infection,” Dr. […]

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Where you live, walk, and eat are important for controlling diabetes

Where you live, walk, and eat are important for controlling diabetes APRIL 06, 2018 – Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health News – In the first study to directly examine the relationship between environment and an individual’s ability to control their diabetes, researchers at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and the New […]

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Female body shape gene may increase risk of type 2 diabetes

Female body shape gene may increase risk of type 2 diabetes APRIL 09, 2018 – University of Oxford News – Scientists at the University of Oxford have identified a gene that, in women, is linked to the creation and location of new fat cells and, in turn, contributes to an increased risk of type 2 […]

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Genetic signature predicts diabetes diagnosis

Genetic signature predicts diabetes diagnosis April 09, 2018 – The University of Queensland News – University of Queensland researchers have found a way to identify infants who will go on to develop type 1 diabetes. UQ Diamantina Institute researcher Professor Ranjeny Thomas said the discovery would lead to the development of better screening tests to identify […]

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Successful Hepatitis C Treatment May Reduce Risk for Developing T2D

Successful Hepatitis C Treatment May Reduce Risk for Developing T2D April 06, 2018 – Virginia Schad, PharmD – This article originally appeared here. Patients with hepatitis C who achieve SVR may have a reduced risk for developing type 2 diabetes. Successful treatment of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection and achieving sustained virologic response (SVR) may reduce […]

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Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Disease in Youth With Type 1 Diabetes

Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Disease in Youth With Type 1 Diabetes April 06, 2018 – Anna Kitabjian, MSN, RN – Early treatment of cardiovascular disease risk factors such as dyslipidemia, hypertension, obesity, and glycemic control in youth diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D) may have beneficial long-term benefits such as decreased risk for acquiring cardiovascular […]