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New technology better controls type 1 diabetes

New technology better controls type 1 diabetes Oct 27, 2019 Source: Medical News Today Type 1 diabetes has no cure, and although there are several treatment options available, many people find managing the condition challenging. New technology could help reduce that burden. More than 1 million children and adults in the United States have type 1 […]

Study looks at distribution of new cases of diabetes, density of specialists

Study looks at distribution of new cases of diabetes, density of specialists

Study looks at distribution of new cases of diabetes, density of specialists Oct 23, 2019 Source: Brigham and Women’s Hospital In the last five years, the landscape of type 2 diabetes treatment has changed dramatically. Two new classes of drugs — SGLT2 inhibitors and GLP-1 receptor agonists — have been shown to prevent some of […]

New technology better controls type 1 diabetes

Diabetes: A next-generation therapy soon available?

Diabetes: A next-generation therapy soon available? Oct 16, 2019 Source: Université de Genève Insulin, a hormone essential for regulating blood sugar and lipids, is normally produced by pancreatic β cells. In many people with diabetes, however, pancreatic cells are not (or no longer) functional, causing a chronic and potentially fatal insulin deficiency that can only be […]

New technology better controls type 1 diabetes

Does the rotavirus vaccine prevent type 1 diabetes?

Does the rotavirus vaccine prevent type 1 diabetes? Oct 16, 2019 Source: Medical News Today Scientists have highlighted a possible link between infection with rotavirus and an increased risk of developing type 1 diabetes. Undergoing vaccination against the pathogen may be an effective way to prevent the condition. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune condition. The […]

New technology better controls type 1 diabetes

Artificial pancreas system better controls blood glucose levels than current technology

Artificial pancreas system better controls blood glucose levels than current technology Study based at Joslin Diabetes Center and other centers shows safety, efficacy benefits for people with type 1 diabetes Oct 16, 2019 Source: Joslin Diabetes Center A multi-center randomized clinical trial evaluating a new artificial pancreas system — which automatically monitors and regulates blood glucose […]

New technology better controls type 1 diabetes

Smoke Signals – Study Shows Path Linking Nicotine Addiction to Increased Risk for Diabetes

Smoke Signals – Study Shows Path Linking Nicotine Addiction to Increased Risk for Diabetes Oct 16, 2019 Source: The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine Researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have discovered a circuit in rats that links cigarette smoking and the risk of developing type 2 […]

New technology better controls type 1 diabetes

The diabetes pandemic and the promise of connected care

The diabetes pandemic and the promise of connected care Oct 3, 2019 Source: Joslin Diabetes Center Digital diabetes management systems (“connected diabetes care”) have the potential to become part of a new diabetes care model, augmenting the traditional practice of diabetes care by providing continuous and on-demand assistance that aligns with the 24/7 demands of diabetes as […]

New technology better controls type 1 diabetes

New metabolic discovery may inform heart disease, diabetes solutions

New metabolic discovery may inform heart disease, diabetes solutions Oct 2, 2019 Source: Cornell University Science may be inching closer to thwarting obesity, heart disease and Type 2 diabetes, as Cornell biochemists have uncovered a key step in how the human body metabolizes sugar, according to new research published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry. Martha S. […]

New technology better controls type 1 diabetes

Research may show way to minimize complications after heart treatment

Research may show way to minimize complications after heart treatment Insulin may drive the clogging of stents that often follows coronary angioplasties in people with diabetes. Oct 1, 2019 Source: Joslin Diabetes Center People with diabetes are much more likely to develop heart disease than those without the condition. They also are several times more likely to […]

New technology better controls type 1 diabetes

Better quality ‘good’ cholesterol may fight atherosclerosis in diabetes

Better quality ‘good’ cholesterol may fight atherosclerosis in diabetes Oct 1, 2019 Source: Medical News Today Diabetes can accelerate the development of atherosclerosis, a condition in which the arteries harden. According to a new study in mouse models, increasing the levels of some forms of cholesterol could help treat this condition. Research has shown that people with […]

New technology better controls type 1 diabetes

High-fructose + high-fat diet damages mitochondria in the liver increasing risk of fatty-liver disease and metabolic syndrome

High-fructose + high-fat diet damages mitochondria in the liver increasing risk of fatty-liver disease and metabolic syndrome Glucose does not have the same effect, study finds Oct 1, 2019 Source: Joslin Diabetes Center Researchers at Joslin Diabetes Center have found that high levels of fructose in the diet inhibit the liver’s ability to properly metabolize fat. This […]

New technology better controls type 1 diabetes

Food insecurity in young adults raises risk for diabetes, high blood pressure, asthma

Food insecurity in young adults raises risk for diabetes, high blood pressure, asthma Stress, fasting-binging, calorie-dense eating may lead to inflammation and insulin resistance Oct 1, 2019 Source: University of California – San Francisco A paradox of food insecurity in wealthy countries is its association with excess weight. Now, a study led by researchers at UC […]

New technology better controls type 1 diabetes

Scientists identify a possible new treatment for diabetic retinopathy

Scientists identify a possible new treatment for diabetic retinopathy Sep 19, 2019 Source: Elsevier About one in three diabetic patients develops diabetic retinopathy (DR), which can impair vision and lead to blindness. A new study in The American Journal of Pathology, published by Elsevier, provides clear evidence that high glucose increases the levels of enzymatic precursor […]

New technology better controls type 1 diabetes

Circulating molecules in blood may be stepping stone for type 1 diabetes early prediction

Circulating molecules in blood may be stepping stone for type 1 diabetes early prediction Sep 19, 2019 Source: University of Turku Researchers from the Turku Bioscience Centre in Finland have found changes in molecules in the blood that might be new markers of type 1 diabetes. New findings may help understand the early pathogenesis of the […]

New technology better controls type 1 diabetes

Child’s gluten intake during infancy, rather than mother’s during pregnancy, linked to increased risk of developing type 1 diabetes

Child’s gluten intake during infancy, rather than mother’s during pregnancy, linked to increased risk of developing type 1 diabetes Sep 18, 2019 Source: Diabetologia New research presented at the Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) in Barcelona, Spain (16-20 September) shows that a child’s intake of gluten at age 18 […]

New technology better controls type 1 diabetes

How can diabetes cause joint pain?

How can diabetes cause joint pain? Aug 29, 2019 Source: Medical News Today Diabetes can cause joint pain in various ways, including by damaging the joints or nerves. It also has links with two types of arthritis. Over time, uncontrolled diabetes can affect the muscles and skeleton, leading to joint pain, nerve damage, and other symptoms. Also, […]

New technology better controls type 1 diabetes

What to know about PCOS and diabetes

What to know about PCOS and diabetes Aug 29, 2019 Source: Medical News Today Diabetes and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) are common medical conditions. The two are linked, and problems with insulin can characterize both conditions. Approximately 1 in 10 females of childbearing age have PCOS, and around 9.4% of people in the United States have diabetes. […]

New technology better controls type 1 diabetes

Gene therapy reduces obesity and reverses type 2 diabetes in mice

Gene therapy reduces obesity and reverses type 2 diabetes in mice Aug 29, 2019 Source: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press The obesity epidemic affects nearly half a billion people worldwide, many of them children. Obesity-related diseases including heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and cancer are a leading cause of preventable death. Obesity is caused by […]

New technology better controls type 1 diabetes

How blood sugar levels affect risks in type 1 diabetes

How blood sugar levels affect risks in type 1 diabetes Aug 28, 2019 Source: University of Gothenburg A major new study on the association between blood glucose levels and risks of organ impairment in people with type 1 diabetes can make a vital contribution to diabetes care, in the researchers’ view. The Swedish study now published […]

New technology better controls type 1 diabetes

How diabetes can increase cancer risk: DNA damaged by high blood sugar

How diabetes can increase cancer risk: DNA damaged by high blood sugar Aug 25, 2019 Source: American Chemical Society For years, scientists have been trying to solve a medical mystery: Why do people with type 1 or type 2 diabetes have an increased risk of developing some forms of cancer? Today, researchers report a possible explanation […]

New technology better controls type 1 diabetes

Ginkgo biloba may aid in treating type 2 diabetes

Ginkgo biloba may aid in treating type 2 diabetes Aug 22, 2019 Source: University of Cincinnati The extract of the leaves of Ginkgo biloba, a popular dietary supplement, may offer some therapeutic benefits in fighting Type 2 diabetes, according to a study co-authored by a researcher at the University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine. “In […]

New technology better controls type 1 diabetes

Omega-3, omega-6, and total dietary polyunsaturated fat for prevention and treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials

Omega-3, omega-6, and total dietary polyunsaturated fat for prevention and treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials Aug 21, 2019 Source: BMJ Introduction Type 2 diabetes mellitus is a leading cause of death and increases risks of cardiovascular disease, blindness, kidney failure, and lower limb amputation.1 More than 400 […]

New technology better controls type 1 diabetes

Meaningful PTSD symptom decrease may lower type 2 diabetes risk

Meaningful PTSD symptom decrease may lower type 2 diabetes risk Aug 21, 2019 Source: Saint Louis University Research from Saint Louis University finds treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) that leads to an improvement in symptoms was associated with a 49 percent lower risk of incident type 2 diabetes. The study, “Clinically Meaningful PTSD Improvement and […]

New technology better controls type 1 diabetes

What drives inflammation in type 2 diabetes? Not glucose, says new research

What drives inflammation in type 2 diabetes? Not glucose, says new research Aug 21, 2019 Source: University of Kentucky To date, the underlying causes of inflammation in obesity and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) have been poorly understood, which has hampered efforts to develop treatments to prevent complications from a disease that is the third leading […]

New technology better controls type 1 diabetes

Type 2 diabetes may affect heart structure and increase complications and death among heart failure patients of Asian ethnicity

Type 2 diabetes may affect heart structure and increase complications and death among heart failure patients of Asian ethnicity Aug 21, 2019 Source: American Heart Association Type 2 diabetes affects the structure of the heart in heart failure patients and increases their risk for repeat hospitalizations and/or early death, according to new research published in the […]

New technology better controls type 1 diabetes

Football scores a health hat-trick for 55- to 70-year-old women with prediabetes

Football scores a health hat-trick for 55- to 70-year-old women with prediabetes Aug 20, 2019 Source: University of Southern Denmark Faculty of Health Sciences Physical fitness is a strong mortality predictor and exercise training is now considered a cornerstone in the non-pharmacological prevention and treatment of lifestyle diseases, including hypertension, type 2 diabetes and osteoporosis. A […]

New technology better controls type 1 diabetes

Discovery enables clear identification of diseased beta cells in type 2 diabetes

Discovery enables clear identification of diseased beta cells in type 2 diabetes This study not only solves the problem of cell separation in the laboratory, but helps improve understanding of how type 2 diabetes progresses as a disease. Jul 29, 2019 Source: Joslin Diabetes Center Researchers at Joslin Diabetes Center, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, […]

New technology better controls type 1 diabetes

Could eating local food reduce blood pressure and diabetes risk?

Could eating local food reduce blood pressure and diabetes risk? Jul 26, 2019 Source: Medical News Today A recent pilot study finds that consuming local foods with fewer additives might reduce abdominal fat, blood pressure, and diabetes risk. The study is small-scale, but the findings are intriguing. The food that we eat has a huge effect […]

New technology better controls type 1 diabetes

Researchers create model to predict risk of low blood sugar in people with diabetes

Researchers create model to predict risk of low blood sugar in people with diabetes Jul 26, 2019 Source: Regenstrief Institute A new study identifies the risk factors that could help healthcare providers recognize patients being treated for diabetes who are most likely to have low blood sugar. The predictive risk model, developed and tested by […]

New technology better controls type 1 diabetes

Vitamin D supplementation may slow diabetes progression

Vitamin D supplementation may slow diabetes progression Jul 25, 2019 Source: European Society of Endocrinology Vitamin D supplementation may slow the progression of type 2 diabetes in newly diagnosed patients and those with prediabetes, according to a study published in the European Journal of Endocrinology. The study findings suggest that high-dose supplementation of vitamin D […]

New technology better controls type 1 diabetes

Interventions for type 2 diabetes successful across the genetic landscape

Interventions for type 2 diabetes successful across the genetic landscape Jul 25, 2019 Source: Massachusetts General Hospital As the number of people with type 2 diabetes soared to 8.8 percent of the population by 2017, a growing public health movement has sought to know if tailoring dietary recommendations to specific genetic profiles might help reduce […]

New technology better controls type 1 diabetes

Mediterranean diet during pregnancy reduces gestational diabetes and weight gain

Mediterranean diet during pregnancy reduces gestational diabetes and weight gain Jul 23, 2019 Source: Queen Mary University of London A simple Mediterranean-style diet in pregnancy does not reduce the overall risk of adverse maternal and offspring complications, but has the potential to reduce weight gain in pregnancy and the risk of gestational diabetes, according to […]

New technology better controls type 1 diabetes

Discovering how diabetes leads to vascular disease

Discovering how diabetes leads to vascular disease UC Davis researchers find a cellular link between high blood sugar and blood vessel constriction Jul 18, 2019 Source: University of California – Davis Health UC Davis Health scientists and physicians have identified a cellular connection between diabetes and blood vessel narrowing that increases risks of serious health conditions such […]

New technology better controls type 1 diabetes

Largest genomic study on type 2 diabetes in sub-Saharan African populations

Largest genomic study on type 2 diabetes in sub-Saharan African populations Jul 19, 2019 Source: NIH – National Human Genome Research Institute National Institute of Health researchers have reported the largest genomic study of type 2 diabetes (T2D) in sub-Saharan Africans, with data from more than 5,000 individuals from Nigeria, Ghana and Kenya. Researchers confirmed known […]

New technology better controls type 1 diabetes

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 […]

New technology better controls type 1 diabetes

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 […]

New technology better controls type 1 diabetes