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Diabetes is a lifelong condition that is characterized by a raised blood glucose level. There are two main types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. Signs of diabetes include an increased sense of thirst, frequent urination, fatigue, weight and muscle loss, c

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What Does It Feel Like to Have High Blood Sugar Levels?

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 07:00:00 PDT

Learn about what it feels like to have high blood sugar levels and the symptoms that they cause. This article also looks at treatment and prevention.

New genetic links for heart disease risk factors identified

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 05:00:00 PDT

Scientists from the Welcome Trust Sanger Institute and their collaborators have discovered 17 rare human genetic variations associated with risk factors for diseases such as heart disease and...

Unique molecular atlas of pancreas produced

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet have managed to produce the first molecular map of the genes that are active in the various cells of the human pancreas.

City design, transport may reduce global burden of disease and injury

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 09:00:00 PDT

Researchers reveal how changes to city design and transport across the globe could reduce the burden of road accidents, CVD, and type 2 diabetes.

Link between depression and gestational diabetes works two ways

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Breaking research finds that depression in early pregnancy predicts gestational diabetes and that gestational diabetes predicts postpartum depression.

Semaglutide reduced major cardiovascular events by 26% in adults with type 2 diabetes at high cardiovascular risk

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Novo Nordisk has announced that semaglutide, an investigational glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) analogue administered once-weekly, significantly reduced the risk of the primary composite endpoint...

How Does Alcohol Affect My Blood Sugar Levels?

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 06:00:00 PDT

It's common to have alcohol with a meal or with friends, but how can it affect blood sugar levels? This article gives information for people with diabetes.

Metformin influences nitrogen and urea metabolism

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

The most frequently prescribed oral antidiabetic drug metformin significantly affects metabolic pathways.

Some fatty acids may raise women's risk of type 2 diabetes

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 08:00:00 PDT

A study of more than 70,000 women has identified a link between high intake of certain fatty acids and increased risk of type 2 diabetes.

Diabetes: Key to faster-acting insulin found in snail venom

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 07:00:00 PDT

A study of the 3-D composition of snail venom yields clues on how to alter insulin molecule to speed up cell signalling and make it act much faster.

Low statin use in people with diabetes despite cardioprotective effects, guidelines

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Nearly 2 out of 5 people with diabetes who could benefit from statin therapy to lower their risk of future heart attack, stroke and related death were not prescribed one, according to a research...

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and Fertility: What You Need to Know

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 06:00:00 PDT

PCOS is a disorder that causes an imbalance in female sex hormones. Learn about how it can affect fertility, along with other symptoms and treatment.

Type 2 diabetes: Gene discovery could yield new treatments

Sun, 11 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers have discovered a gene called TNFR5 that overexpresses in response to high levels of fat and sugar, destroying insulin-producing beta cells.

How reliable is the glycemic index?

Fri, 09 Sep 2016 08:00:00 PDT

The glycemic index may not be a reliable measure of the rise in blood sugar levels after eating, as it varies widely between people and times of eating.

Diabetes: Risk factor air pollution

Fri, 09 Sep 2016 05:00:00 PDT

Exposure to air pollution at the place of residence increases the risk of developing insulin resistance as a pre-diabetic state of type 2 diabetes.

Review highlights the range of negative health effects linked with red meat consumption

Thu, 08 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A new review provides a comprehensive summary of the potential negative health effects of eating red meat.

Fungi contribute to delayed healing of chronic wounds

Wed, 07 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers in Pennsylvania and Iowa have discovered that fungal communities found in chronic wounds can form mixed bacterial-fungal biofilms and can be associated with poor outcomes and longer...

Rotten egg gas could help protect diabetics from heart complications

Sat, 03 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A gas that was formerly known for its noxious qualities could help people with diabetes recover from common heart and blood vessel complications, concludes research led by the University of Exeter...

All You Need to Know About the Glucose Tolerance Test

Thu, 01 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A simple blood test can often detect diabetes. If the test produces borderline results, a glucose tolerance test may help with the final diagnosis.

Experts say inexpensive drug could slow heart disease for type 1 diabetic patients

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Scientists at Newcastle University believe a drug commonly prescribed for Type 2 diabetes could be routinely taken by Type 1 diabetic patients to slow the development or delay heart disease.

Calorie-burning 'good' fat can be protected, says study

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT

UC San Francisco researchers studying beige fat - a calorie-burning tissue that can help to ward off obesity and diabetes - have discovered a new strategy to cultivate this beneficial blubber.

Diabetes-related vision loss growing worldwide

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 07:00:00 PDT

The number of people worldwide with vision loss from diabetic retinopathy is rising, representing an increasing proportion of the blind and sight-impaired.

Comparing coronary artery calcium scores in patients with psoriasis, diabetes

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Assessing coronary artery calcium (CAC) is a measure of the severity of atherosclerosis (clogged arteries) and a cornerstone for screening for risk of future cardiac events.

Could fish oil reverse negative effects of a fatty diet?

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 09:00:00 PDT

Breaking research into fish oil supplements shows that they may be able to stave off a number of metabolic changes associated with a high-fat diet.

Fatty Liver: All You Need to Know About Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 06:00:00 PDT

Learn all about nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. This article looks at the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and outlook for NAFLD.