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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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Diabetes: Heart attack risk due to loss of small blood vessels around the heart

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 07:00:00 PDT

Study suggests that the higher risk of heart attack in diabetes is due to the loss of small blood vessels around the heart, and it proposes a gene therapy.



How to use basal insulin: Benefits, types, and dosage

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 02:00:00 PDT

In this article, learn all about basal insulin injections, which help regulate blood sugar levels in people diagnosed with diabetes.



Study suggests new way to prevent vision loss in diabetics and premature babies

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, part of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, have identified a new molecule that induces the formation of abnormal blood vessels in the...



Insulin resistance may lead to faster cognitive decline

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT

A new Tel Aviv University study published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease finds that insulin resistance, caused in part by obesity and physical inactivity, is also linked to a more rapid...



Growing global temperatures could be contributing to rising diabetic numbers

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Rising temperatures across the world may be playing a part in the growing numbers of people developing diabetes, suggests research published online in the journal BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care.



New role for immune cells in preventing diabetes and hypertension

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Immune cells which are reduced in number by obesity could be a new target to treat diseases such as type 2 diabetes and hypertension that affect overweight people, according to a collaborative...



How insulin and glucagon work to regulate blood sugar levels

Sat, 18 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

What is the link between diabetes and the pancreas? What are the symptoms of high and low blood sugar levels? Find out in this article.



Statins linked to higher risk of diabetes in older women

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 07:00:00 PDT

New research finds that taking statins is linked to a significantly higher risk of developing diabetes in older women - with risk increasing with dose.



Can whole-body vibration stave off obesity and diabetes?

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A study published this week shows that whole-body vibration could offer an alternative to exercise in the fight against obesity and diabetes.



3+ hours daily screen time linked to diabetes risk factors for kids

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Daily screen time of three or more hours is linked to several risk factors associated with the development of diabetes in children, finds research published online in the Archives of Disease in...



How rare sugars might help control blood glucose

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT

In an era when the label "natural" hits a sweet spot with consumers, some uncommon sugars emerging on the market could live up to the connotation.



"Stepping Up" model of care improves uptake of type 2 diabetes treatment

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

The model has important implications across health systems globally, say researchers.



Too little gluten in our diet may increase the risk of type 2 diabetes

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 09:00:00 PDT

New research suggests people who do not have gluten intolerance but are still on a low-gluten diet may expose themselves to the risk of type 2 diabetes.



Study IDs 90 genes in fat that may contribute to dangerous diseases

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A sweeping international effort is connecting the dots between genes in our fat cells and our risk for obesity and cardiometabolic diseases such as heart disease and type 2 diabetes.



Autoimmune disease: Could modified red blood cells lead to new treatments?

Tue, 07 Mar 2017 07:00:00 PDT

Loading red blood cells with disease-specific antigens could be a way to treat autoimmune diseases like MS and type 1 diabetes, mouse study finds.



Making metabolically active brown fat from white fat-derived stem cells

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Researchers have demonstrated the potential to engineer brown adipose tissue, which has therapeutic promise to treat metabolic diseases such as obesity and type 2 diabetes, from white...



Early period may indicate risk of diabetes during pregnancy

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New research suggests that women who experience their first period at an early age may be at risk of gestational diabetes later in life.



New treatment for fatty liver disease and type 2 diabetes burns up fat in liver

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Researchers in Sweden are planning the clinical trial of a new treatment for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and type 2 diabetes which harnesses liver cells' own ability to burn accumulated fats.



Youth with type 2 diabetes develop complications more often than type 1 peers

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Teens and young adults with type 2 diabetes develop kidney, nerve, and eye diseases - as well as some risk factors for heart disease - more often than their peers with type 1 diabetes in the years...



Diabetic mice on fasting-mimicking diet repair insulin-producing pancreas cells

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Research in mice and human cells suggests that a fasting-mimicking diet may reprogram pancreas cells that are unable to produce insulin and enable them to repair themselves and start making it.



Periodontitis may be an early sign of type 2 diabetes

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New research suggests people with severe gum disease - also known as periodontitis - may have undiagnosed diabetes and prediabetes.



Type 2 diabetes prevented in 80 per cent of at-risk patients thanks to repurposed drug

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A weight loss drug has reduced the risk of type 2 diabetes by 80 per cent compared to placebo, according to a new trial on at-risk patients.



Abdominal fat may cause type 2 diabetes, heart disease

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new study finds that having a genetic predisposition to a higher waist-to-hip ratio adjusted for BMI is linked to type 2 diabetes and heart disease.



Diabetes in your DNA? Scientists zero in on the genetic signature of risk

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Why do some people get Type 2 diabetes, while others who live the same lifestyle never do?



Type 1 diabetes: Reprogramming liver cells may lead to new treatments

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 07:00:00 PDT

For the first time, scientists show it is possible to reprogram liver cells into pancreatic precursor cells by changing the expression of a single gene.