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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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Abdominal fat may cause type 2 diabetes, heart disease

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

A new study finds that having a genetic predisposition to a higher waist-to-hip ratio adjusted for BMI is linked to type 2 diabetes and heart disease.

Diabetes in your DNA? Scientists zero in on the genetic signature of risk

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

Why do some people get Type 2 diabetes, while others who live the same lifestyle never do?

Type 1 diabetes: Reprogramming liver cells may lead to new treatments

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 07:00:00 PST

For the first time, scientists show it is possible to reprogram liver cells into pancreatic precursor cells by changing the expression of a single gene.

'Anti-aging' hormone could unlock new treatments for kidney and heart disease

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

A new study by researchers at King's College London has found that patients with diabetes suffering from the early stages of kidney disease have a deficiency of the protective 'anti-ageing...

Why does type 1 diabetes kill some cells but not others?

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

New research led by scientists from Yale University show how some insulin-producing beta cells survive the immune attack typical of type 1 diabetes.

Could drugs replace gastric bypass surgery?

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

Gastric bypass surgery is one of the most successful treatments for obesity and related disorders; however, some patients may not want to undergo surgery.

Immune receptor that's typically activated by bacteria is a major contributor to bladder dysfunction in diabetes

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

Bladder dysfunction is a reality for about half of patients with diabetes and now scientists have evidence that an immune system receptor that's more typically activated by bacteria is a major...

Study highlights importance of preventing weight gain in adults to reduce type 2 diabetes

Mon, 06 Feb 2017 06:00:00 PST

A study of over 33,000 people, published in the journal BMC Public Health, indicates that public health strategies that aim to prevent adult weight gain in the whole population have the potential...

Hammer Toe: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Sat, 04 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

What is hammer toe? In this article, learn about the risk factors for complications, when to see a doctor, prevention, and the long-term outlook.

Surprise finding leads to new insights into splenic B cell differentiation

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

Belgian scientists have discovered the key role of protein Taok3 in the development of type B immune cells known as MZB cells, which are responsible for making antibodies to fight diseases.

Continuous glucose monitoring lowers blood sugar in the long term for type 1 diabetes

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 06:00:00 PST

Significantly decreased blood sugar levels over time - and increased well-being.

Diabetes or its rapid deterioration can be an early warning sign for pancreatic cancer

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST

Patients and their doctors should be aware that the onset of diabetes, or a rapid deterioration in existing diabetes that requires more aggressive treatment, could be a sign of early, hidden...

People with HIV more likely to develop diabetes, study finds

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

A new study suggests the diabetes prevalence is much higher among HIV-positive individuals than the general population, even when obesity is not present.

Regular meal patterns may protect against heart disease

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

A new statement released by the American Heart Association finds that planning and timing meals and snacks may help reduce heart disease risk.

New peptide could improve treatment for vision-threatening disease

Mon, 30 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Johns Hopkins researchers report that a new peptide holds promise for improving treatment for degenerative retinal diseases, such as age-related macular degeneration, diabetic macular edema and...

Obesity: Self-stigma may raise risk of metabolic syndrome

Sun, 29 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

The risk of metabolic syndrome may be higher for obese individuals who apply negative stereotypes about weight to themselves, new research finds.

Diabetes accounts for more US deaths than previously thought, study shows

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Diabetes accounts for 12 percent of deaths in the United States, a significantly higher percentage than previous research revealed, making it the third-leading cause of death after heart disease...

Type 1 diabetes: Interspecies transplantation may be a viable treatment

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 09:00:00 PST

Researchers have grown pancreases in rats using mouse stem cells. Transplanting the organs in mice with type 1 diabetes was found to reverse the disease.

Exposure to commonly used insecticide may contribute to diabetes via the gut microbiome

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST

Organophosphates (OP), the most frequently used insecticides worldwide, could induce high blood sugar (hyperglycemia) and glucose intolerance when decomposed by gut bacteria, according to a study...

How a single high-fat meal affects liver metabolism

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

High-fat diets are known to negatively impact liver health and metabolism, but the mechanisms behind it are unclear. A new study takes an in-depth look.

Experts urge for wider prescription of statins in treatment and prevention: Link to diabetes questionable and inconsequential

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

World-renowned researchers from the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University as well as Harvard Medical School address the possible but unproven link between statins...

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.