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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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Mislocalized calcium channel causes insulin secretion defect in diabetes

Tue, 23 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers from Uppsala University have studied beta cells of type-2 diabetic donors, and find that a mislocalized calcium channel contributes to the failed insulin secretion associated with the...



New research could help develop drugs to better address heart problems in diabetics

Tue, 23 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Research published in Experimental Physiology shows that diabetes-induced changes in heartbeat are primarily regulated by the β1-adrenoceptor.



Blood sugar chart: Target levels throughout the day

Sat, 20 May 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Blood sugar charts help people with diabetes monitor their blood sugar levels and assess their treatment needs. Learn more in this article.



How can diabetes affect the feet?

Thu, 18 May 2017 06:00:00 PDT

High blood sugar levels can affect many areas of the body. In this article, we look at the symptoms and treatments for diabetic foot problems.



History of diabetes: Past treatments and new discoveries

Wed, 17 May 2017 03:00:00 PDT

In this article, learn about the early science around diabetes, the mass production of insulin, modern day treatment, and ongoing research into diabetes.



Effects of diabetes on the body and organs

Wed, 17 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In this article, we look at how diabetes affects different organs and bodily processes. What can be done to minimize complications?



Just 14 days of physical inactivity can raise risk of chronic disease

Wed, 17 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Get up and get moving! New research finds that just 2 weeks of physical inactivity can lead to metabolic changes that increase the risk of chronic disease.



Diabetes and life expectancy: What effect does type 2 diabetes have?

Tue, 16 May 2017 09:00:00 PDT

What is the life expectancy of people with type 2 diabetes and what are the risk factors? Learn about what causes diabetes to shorten life expectancy.



Is diabetes genetic? Facts about hereditary risk

Tue, 16 May 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Can you inherit diabetes? In this article, we ask whether type 1 and 2 diabetes are due to lifestyle factors, genetic susceptibility, or both.



Fasting blood sugar: Normal levels and testing

Tue, 16 May 2017 03:00:00 PDT

What are fasting blood sugar levels? Learn how to keep fasting blood sugar healthy and what the symptoms of unhealthy fasting blood sugar may be.



Ten signs of uncontrolled diabetes

Tue, 16 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

As many as a third of adults with type 2 diabetes do not know they have it. In this article, learn about the common signs of uncontrolled diabetes.



BMI not the only reliable indicator of heart disease

Tue, 16 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Waist-to-hip ratio may be a stronger indicator of some cardiovascular illnesses than the commonly-used measure BMI, according to a new UCL-led study.



Type 2 diabetes: Symptoms, early signs, and complications

Mon, 15 May 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes but what is it? Learn about how it is diagnosed, how it can be treated, and what the outlook may be.



Metformin shows promise as a potential treatment for fragile X syndrome

Mon, 15 May 2017 08:00:00 PDT

New study shows that treatment with the common type 2 diabetes drug metformin improves social, behavioral, and neuron deficits in mouse model of fragile X.



Diabetes and mood swings: Effects on relationships

Mon, 15 May 2017 06:00:00 PDT

In this article, we look at the impact diabetes has on mental health, how to cope, and how to help others living with this chronic condition.



Can outdoor temperatures influence gestational diabetes?

Mon, 15 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new, large-scale study from Canada suggests that the risk of developing gestational diabetes increases as outdoor temperature rises.



Why do I have high blood sugar levels in the morning?

Mon, 15 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In this article learn about the dawn phenomenon and the Somogyi effect. How are they diagnosed? What complications may arise from high blood sugar levels?



Tamoxifen protects against obesity-related metabolic disorders

Mon, 15 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Tamoxifen, a selective estrogen receptor modulator, is the gold standard for endocrine treatment of estrogen-receptor positive breast cancer. Tamoxifen is also known to have metabolic effects.



Diabetic emergencies: Warning signs and what to do

Sun, 14 May 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Diabetes affects millions of people in the U.S. and can cause serious complications. Responding quickly to diabetes emergencies can save lives.



Ketogenic diet for type 2 diabetes: Does it work?

Sun, 14 May 2017 03:00:00 PDT

What is the ketogenic diet? Learn about the benefits of using the ketogenic diet to manage diabetes and potential side effects. What are the alternatives?



Diabetes doctors: Which specialists treat diabetes?

Sun, 14 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

There are a variety of healthcare professionals that can help manage diabetes. Knowing what to expect from each will help you make the most of your visit.



Diabetes Awareness Month: When is it and what happens?

Sat, 13 May 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Every November, Diabetes Awareness Month helps communities and healthcare professionals highlight the impact of diabetes on millions of lives.



Smoking and diabetes: Risks, effects, and how to quit

Sat, 13 May 2017 03:00:00 PDT

Can smoking cause diabetes? What are the health risks of smoking? Learn how smoking may affect diabetes and how to lower the risk of smoking and diabetes.



Best ice cream for type 2 diabetes

Sat, 13 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

How does ice cream affect blood sugar levels? Are there any ice creams that are safe for people with diabetes to eat? We find out.



How to make informed decisions from diabetes commercials

Fri, 12 May 2017 06:00:00 PDT

What do the best diabetes commercials have in common? Learn the key things to look out for to make informed choices about medications and medical supplies.