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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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Insufficient sleep raises type 2 diabetes risk in children

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 09:00:00 PDT

A new study suggests that as little as 1 hour of less sleep per night significantly raises children’s risk of developing type 2 diabetes.



Under-skin transplants show promise for type 1 diabetes

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 07:00:00 PDT

Using tissue engineering, researchers show a way forward for treating type 1 diabetes by implanting insulin-producing islet cells under the skin.



Allodynia: Causes, types, and treatment

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Allodynia is when pain is experienced despite there being no obvious cause for pain. Learn about the causes, diagnosis, and treatment options.



Immunotherapy found safe for type 1 diabetes in landmark trial

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new trial investigates the safety profile of proinsulin peptide immunotherapy for treating type 1 diabetes, and the results are encouraging.



What is Kussmaul breathing?

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 03:00:00 PDT

Learn about Kussmaul breathing and what causes it. What are the symptoms of Kussmaul breathing, how is it diagnosed and how is it treated?



Vulvitis: Causes, symptoms, and treatment

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Vulvitis is when the vulva becomes inflamed. Learn about the condition, how it is caused and diagnosed, treatment and prevention options, and outlook.



Heart-healthy middle age tied to lower risk of dementia

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Study finds that modifiable vascular risk factors such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and smoking in mid-life are tied to higher risk of dementia later.



Diabetes shot boosts motor function for patients with Parkinson's

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 08:00:00 PDT

A placebo trial shows that the diabetes drug exenatide improved motor symptoms of Parkinson's disease and may have disease-altering potential.



Characteristics of metabolically unhealthy lean people

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Compared to people who are of normal weight and metabolically healthy, subjects who are of normal weight but metabolically unhealthy (~20% of normal weight adults) have a more than three-fold higher...



Genetically engineered skin grafts may help with diabetes, obesity

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Genetically engineered skin grafts are effective on wild type mice with healthy immune systems, but diet-induced diabetes and obesity, study finds.



Weight gain between pregnancies linked to increased risk of gestational diabetes

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

The risk of developing gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) increases with increased weight gain between pregnancies, according to a new study published in PLOS Medicine by Linn Sorbye of the...



Could type 2 diabetes be transmissible?

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New research finds a mechanism in type 2 diabetes that is similar to a group of transmissible neurodegenerative disorders called prion disorders.



Potential drug for treating chronic pain with few side effects

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers at Okayama University describe in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences the effect of clodronate on the regulation of adenosine triphosphate release and its potential as a drug...



Study identifies enzyme that protects cells from toxic fat

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new study from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Howard Hughes Medical Institute sheds light on how a key fat-producing enzyme helps protect cells from a toxic form of fat.



Green tea compound may reduce the harms of a Western diet

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 09:00:00 PDT

A Western diet has been linked to obesity, insulin resistance, and memory impairment. A green tea compound may help to offset these effects, study finds.



Alcohol on several days per week could lower diabetes risk

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 07:00:00 PDT

A large study from Denmark found that compared with abstainers, people who drank alcoholic beverages on 3 to 4 days per week had the lowest diabetes risk.



Alzheimer's drug cuts hallmark inflammation related to metabolic syndrome by 25 percent

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

An existing Alzheimer's medication slashes inflammation and insulin resistance in patients with metabolic syndrome, a potential therapeutic intervention for a highly dangerous condition affecting 30...



Moderate exercise and dieting reduces risk of caesarean section and diabetes in pregnancy

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Pregnant women who have a healthy diet and regular moderate exercise are less likely to have a caesarean section, gain excessive weight, or develop diabetes in pregnancy, according to a study led by...



Type 2 diabetes statistics: Facts and trends

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Learn the facts behind type 2 diabetes: how prevalent it is, why it's a serious condition, how it affects different ethnicities, and more.



Genetic factors may link early menopause with diabetes

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Early menopause correlates with a higher risk of type 2 diabetes, but the cause for both might be found in the DNA, a current study suggests.



Weight gain in early adulthood linked to health risks later in life

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Gaining a moderate amount of weight from early to middle adulthood may be associated with an increased risk of chronic disease and premature death.



Artificial sweeteners: Weight loss friend or foe?

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Millions of people routinely consume artificial sweeteners. New research shows that artificial sweeteners may increase the risk of weight gain and obesity.



Diabetes causes shift in oral microbiome that fosters periodontitis, Penn study finds

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new study led by University of Pennsylvania researchers has found that the oral microbiome is affected by diabetes, causing a shift to increase its pathogenicity.



Common chemicals in plastic linked to chronic disease

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Chemicals found in many plastics, called phthalates, have once again been linked with a range of chronic conditions, including type 2 diabetes.



Ceylon cinnamon: Health benefits, uses, and more

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 04:00:00 PDT

Cinnamon is a widely-used spice in cooking, but Ceylon cinnamon may also help protect against diabetes, Alzheimer's disease, and other conditions.