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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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Examining inflammation and gut bacteria in type 1 diabetes

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Evidence for the role of gut bacteria and inflammation in the etiology of type 1 diabetes is steadily mounting. Breaking research adds more detail.

Cachexia: Symptoms, Treatment, and Outlook

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

What causes cachexia, what are the risk factors, and what are the complications? Can cachexia be prevented, and what is cancer anorexia cachexia syndrome?

Weekly diabetes drug provides similar benefits to daily version

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

A weekly dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitor was just as effective at controlling type 2 diabetic patients' blood sugar as a daily DPP-4 inhibitor in a recent randomized clinical trial.

Every meal triggers inflammation

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST

When we eat, we do not just take in nutrients - we also consume a significant quantity of bacteria.

Wearable biosensors can flag illness, Lyme disease, risk for diabetes, low oxygen on aircraft

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Can your smart watch detect when you are becoming sick? A new study from Stanford, publishing in PLOS Biology, indicates that this is possible.

Schizophrenia could directly increase risk of diabetes

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

People with early schizophrenia are at an increased risk of developing diabetes, even when the effects of antipsychotic drugs, diet and exercise are taken out of the equation, according to an...

Blue corn may help prevent, treat metabolic syndrome

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 09:00:00 PST

A new study in rats suggests that adding blue corn to a high-sugar, high-cholesterol diet may help prevent some of the risk factors for metabolic syndrome.

Diabetes: Stimulating bone stem cells may improve fracture repair

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 07:00:00 PST

Bone fractures do not heal well in people with diabetes. A new study of mice suggests a protein that stimulates skeletal stem cells may offer a solution.

Close to half of adults and one quarter of kids in the U.S. regularly consume artificial sweeteners

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Low-calorie sweeteners (LCSs) are often used in place of added sugars such as sucrose and high-fructose corn syrup in food and beverage products.

Remarkable progress made reducing kidney failure from diabetesin Native American populations

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Federal data show diabetes-related kidney failure among Native American adults (American Indians/Alaskan Natives) decreased 54 percent between 1996 and 2013.

Study suggests enterovirus infections linked with autoimmunity that leads to type 1 diabetes

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

New research published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes [EASD]) shows that children with type 1 diabetes (T1D) have a higher incidence of...

Type 1 diabetes linked to enterovirus infection in children

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

A new prospective study suggests a link between enterovirus infections and the autoimmune processes that lead to type 1 diabetes.

Gastric bypass helps severely obese teenagers maintain weight loss over long term

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Two studies show surgery leads to significant weight loss and health benefits over 5-12 years, but may lead to more surgery and vitamin deficiency in some.

Chemical alteration may speed up insulin availability

Thu, 05 Jan 2017 07:00:00 PST

Tweaking the structure of insulin by swapping one atom appears to make it available to the organism more rapidly, without altering its effectiveness.

"Screen and treat" approach to prevent type 2 diabetes unlikely to have major impact

Thu, 05 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST

"Screen and treat" policies to preventing type 2 diabetes are unlikely to have substantial impact on this growing epidemic, concludes a study published by The BMJ.

American College of Physicians updates recommendations for treatment of type 2 diabetes

Wed, 04 Jan 2017 09:00:00 PST

Newer oral medications are now available since ACP's 2012 clinical practice guideline.

Short-term, low-carb diets better for weight loss than low-fat diets

Sun, 18 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

A new clinical review concludes that low-carb diets are safe and effective. Low-carb diets are more effective than low-fat diets in the short-term.

UK soft drinks industry levy estimated to have significant health benefits, especially among children

Fri, 16 Dec 2016 06:00:00 PST

Reducing sugar content of high and mid sugar drinks is likely to have the greatest impact on health, with fewer cases of obesity, diabetes and tooth decay.

Circulation favours placenta over brain in foetuses of diabetic mothers

Mon, 12 Dec 2016 06:00:00 PST

Blood flows preferentially to the placenta instead of the brain in foetuses of mothers with diabetes, reveals research presented at EuroEcho-Imaging 2016.

Heart damage caused by chemotherapy is worse in patients with diabetes

Mon, 12 Dec 2016 06:00:00 PST

Heart damage caused by chemotherapy is worse in cancer patients who also have diabetes, according to a study presented at EuroEcho-Imaging 2016.

Moderate exercise improves memory dysfunction caused by type 2 diabetes

Mon, 12 Dec 2016 02:00:00 PST

Type 2 diabetes is characterized by impaired glucose metabolism and can cause central nervous system-related complications, such as memory dysfunction.

Could turning white fat to brown hold key to new obesity treatment?

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

White fat is linked to obesity, but brown fat uses up energy. Find out how scientists discovered the secret to converting bad fat to good.

Dietary magnesium associated with reduced risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

A diet rich in magnesium may reduce the risk of diseases including coronary heart disease, stroke and type-2 diabetes according to a new meta-analysis published in the open access journal BMC...

New Parkinson's drug heralded as breakthrough

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

Although the treatment of Parkinson's disease has not seen any major advances for decades, MSDC-0160, a diabetes drug, could signal a revolution.

Cancer: Molecular insights into anti-tumor effects of diabetes drug

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 07:00:00 PST

Study sheds new light at molecular level on how widely prescribed diabetes drug metformin protects epithelial barriers against stress and prevents tumors.