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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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Vegetarian diets best for health and the environment, say nutritionists

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics have issued a new position paper hailing the benefits of vegetarian diets for overall health and the environment.



CRISPR editing in pancreatic cells reduced cell death and increased insulin secretion

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

With the help of the CRISPR/Cas9 gene scissors, researchers at Lund University Diabetes Centre in Sweden have managed to "turn off" an enzyme that proved to play a key role in the regulation of the...



Diabetes breakthrough: Insulin-producing cells formed using malaria drugs

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

Researchers from the Austrian Academy of Sciences may have found a way to transform alpha cells into insulin-producing beta cells using a common drug.



Platypus venom could hold key to diabetes treatment

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

Australian researchers have discovered remarkable evolutionary changes to insulin regulation in two of the nation's most iconic native animal species - the platypus and the echidna - which could...



Education on personalized diabetes risk doesn't motivate behavior change

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PST

People who receive personalized genetic and phenotypic information on their risk of developing diabetes don't significantly increase their physical activity compared to those who get broader...



Amputation for Diabetes: What You Need to Know

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PST

What is diabetes and what are the symptoms of diabetes? Who is at risk of amputation, what surgery is involved, and how is life after an amputation?



Diabetes and obesity could be prevented with novel protein

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Researchers may have found a way to stop diabetes and improve metabolism in mice, potentially leading to major advancement in treatment of human diabetes.



Non-antigenic stealth drug for treating diabetes

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

A method for extending the duration of the therapeutic effect of a type 2 diabetes drug in mice and that, crucially, eliminates a common adverse effect to drugs associated with pre-existing...



Preventing heart failure risk factors in midlife substantially lowers risk

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Preventing the development of hypertension, obesity and diabetes by the age of 45 to 55 years may lead up to an 86 percent lower risk for heart failure through the remainder of life, according to...



New target receptor discovered in the fight against obesity

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

The team of scientists from King's College London and Imperial College London tested a high-fat diet, containing a fermentable carbohydrate, and a control diet on mice and looked at the effect on...



Study supports lower cut-off point for defining prediabetes

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

The health risks and mortality associated with prediabetes seem to increase at the lower cut-off point for blood sugar levels recommended by some guidelines, finds a large study published in The...



Diabetes proves deadly for smokers

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

While it is well known that smoking causes lung cancer, heavy smokers with diabetes are also at increased risk of death from causes other than lung cancer, according to a study being presented next...



Protein packaging may cause the immune attacks of type 1 diabetes

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Type-1 diabetes occurs when immune cells attack the pancreas. EPFL scientists have now discovered what may trigger this attack, opening new directions for treatments.



Three risk factors suggest a reduction in healthy renal function in patients with diabetes

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Patients with diabetes and suffering from acute kidney injury (AKI), proteinuria and uncontrolled blood sugar experience a sharp reduction in the number of years they have healthy renal function...



Viagra may benefit heart health for men with type 2 diabetes

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 08:00:00 PST

Viagra - a drug used to treat erectile dysfunction - has shown promise for reducing heart attack incidence and death among men with type 2 diabetes.



How to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes: 6 Useful Steps

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PST

What is type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes? Learn about six useful steps that may prevent type 2 diabetes and the risk factors for type 2 diabetes.



Can I Eat Rice If I Have Diabetes?

Sun, 20 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

How do carbohydrates affect diabetes and is eating rice healthy with diabetes? Learn about the nutritious and delicious alternatives to rice.



What Drinks are Good and Bad for People with Diabetes?

Sat, 19 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

People with diabetes often think about what foods are suitable for them, but drinks must also be chosen with care. We look at some tasty beverage ideas.



Researchers identify missing links that connect human DNA variation with disease

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

A team of Cambridge researchers led by scientists at the Babraham Institute have discovered the hidden connections in our genomes that contribute to common diseases.



Asian-Americans are at high risk for diabetes but rarely get screened

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Undiagnosed type 2 diabetes is almost three times as high for Asians in the US as for whites.



Winter conception increases mothers' diabetes risk

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Research led by the University of Adelaide has found that women whose babies are conceived in winter are more likely to develop gestational diabetes during pregnancy, increasing a range of risk...



Noninvasive blood glucose monitoring device for people with diabetes in development

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Novel breathalyzer offers alternative to finger stick testing for people with type 1 and 2 diabetes.



Inability to safely store fat increases risk of diabetes and heart disease

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PST

A large-scale genetic study has provided strong evidence that the development of insulin resistance - a risk factor for type 2 diabetes and heart attacks and one of the key adverse consequences of...



Researchers discover new regulator in glucose metabolism

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

A key genetic switch in the liver regulates glucose metabolism and insulin action in other organs of the body.



Physically fit adults have lower statin-induced diabetes risk

Sun, 13 Nov 2016 13:00:00 PST

Being fit may protect those who take cholesterol-lowering statins from developing statin-induced Type 2 diabetes, according to a preliminary study presented at the American Heart Association's...