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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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Are Protein Shakes OK for People with Diabetes?

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Protein shakes are used as nutritional supplements but why might they be an issue for diabetics? Learn about different protein shakes and nutrition tips.

Replacing diet beverages with water may help diabetic patients lose weight

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

In a study of 81 overweight and obese women with type 2 diabetes who usually consumed diet beverages and were on a weight loss program, those who substituted water for diet beverages after their...

Short walks after meals may prove important tool in managing diabetes

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

New research from New Zealand's University of Otago suggests that people managing type 2 diabetes should walk after meals to gain the greatest blood sugar-lowering benefits.

Exercise vs. diabetes: New level of detail uncovered

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

One million participants across four continents provide the most in-depth analysis of exercise and its ability to stave off type 2 diabetes.

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease: Hormone that limits fibrosis discovered

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 07:00:00 PDT

Scientists discover the hormone IGF-I limits the fibrosis associated with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis - a progression of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.

New approach to treating type 1 diabetes aims to limit damage caused by immune system

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers at the University of Cambridge have taken the first step towards developing a new form of treatment for type 1 diabetes which, if successful, could mean an end to the regular insulin...

Diabetes: New hope for better wound healing

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A sluggish insulin metabolism results in the slow and incomplete healing of injuries. That is why diabetics often have to contend with wounds that heal poorly.

New immune cell subset associated with progression to type 1 diabetes

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A study conducted at the University of Eastern Finland revealed that a recently described T cell subset may have a central role in the development of type 1 diabetes.

High-protein diet curbs metabolic benefits of weight loss

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 05:00:00 PDT

Dieters sometimes consume extra protein to stave off hunger and prevent loss of muscle tissue that often comes with weight loss.

MicroRNA may play important role in regulating blood sugar in diabetes

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 06:00:00 PDT

People with type 2 diabetes have lower levels of the microRNA miR-155 in the blood.

Coca-Cola, PepsiCo funded almost 100 health organizations over 5 years

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A new study reveals that at least 96 national health organizations received funding from soda giants Coca-Cola and PepsiCo between 2011-2015.

Researchers report invention of glucose-sensing contact lens

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Blood testing is the standard option for checking glucose levels, but a new technology could allow non-invasive testing via a contact lens that samples glucose levels in tears.

Diabetic fruit flies may unlock secrets in humans

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Fruit flies may be small, but the genetic secrets they can unlock for humans are mighty.

Cholesterol-lowering gene variants linked to greater type 2 diabetes risk

Tue, 04 Oct 2016 08:00:00 PDT

A study questions the safety of cholesterol-lowering drugs, after finding a number of gene variants mediated by the drugs may raise type 2 diabetes risk.

Job insecurity linked to moderate increased risk of diabetes

Tue, 04 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Job insecurity is associated with a moderate increased risk of diabetes, according to a large study of workers in Australia, the United States and several countries in Europe published in CMAJ...

Research letter estimates population risk for prediabetes according to risk test

Tue, 04 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Applying a widely endorsed risk assessment tool for prediabetes to the U.S. population suggests that 3 out of 5 people 40 years or older and 8 out of 10 people 60 or older are at high risk for...

Exercise hormone sheds fat, 'helps people stay slender'

Sun, 02 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Scientists have found that the hormone irisin, which is released during exercise, may help the human body to shed fat and prevent fat from forming.

Genetic links between birth weight and adult disease

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

The relationship between the birth weight of an individual and their susceptibility to diseases in adulthood, such as to type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease, has an important genetic...

FDA approves first automated insulin delivery device for type 1 diabetes

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:00:00 PDT

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Medtronic's MiniMed 670G hybrid closed looped system, the first FDA-approved device that is intended to automatically monitor glucose (sugar) and...

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...