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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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Can you live without a pancreas? What you need to know

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 03:00:00 PDT

What does the pancreas do and is it possible to live without one? Learn about why the pancreas may be removed and the resulting lifestyle changes.

Caffeic acid: Uses, side effects, and foods

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 03:00:00 PDT

Recent research suggests that caffeic acid might slow cancer development. In this article we look at what caffeic acid is, its key sources and its uses.

Antidepressants may raise death risk by a third

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 08:00:00 PDT

New research finds that people who take antidepressants such as serotonin reuptake inhibitors may be at a considerably higher risk of premature death.

Could 'love handles' be eliminated with a skin patch?

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Researchers reveal how a drug-loaded skin patch reduced 'love handles' and fasting blood glucose levels in obese mice by increasing fat browning.

Too much salt could increase diabetes risk

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A high sodium intake (usually from salt) can significantly increase the risk of type 2 diabetes and latent autoimmune diabetes in adults, a study suggests.

Type 2 diabetes is 'reversible through weight loss'

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 07:00:00 PDT

Experts say that few doctors and patients know that type 2 diabetes can be reversed and call for more effort to record remission cases and raise awareness.

Caffeine slashes death risk in women with diabetes

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 08:00:00 PDT

New research finds that one daily cup of coffee lowers death risk by 51 percent among women with type 2 diabetes. Caffeinated tea is also beneficial.

Do you have diabetes, liver disease? Watch out for CVD

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new study shows that non-alcoholic fatty liver disease puts people with type 2 diabetes at a much higher risk of cardiovascular disease and death.

Coffee compound may prevent type 2 diabetes

Sat, 09 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Good news for coffee lovers: researchers have found that cafestol - a compound in the popular beverage - has the potential to prevent type 2 diabetes.

High meat intake increases diabetes risk, study shows

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 08:00:00 PDT

A Singaporean study shows that red meat and poultry can increase diabetes risk, but fish and shellfish can reduce that risk. Heme iron also plays a role.

Type 2 diabetes shares risk genes with heart disease

Mon, 04 Sep 2017 08:00:00 PDT

A genome study of more than 250,000 people has found eight gene variants that are linked to altered risk for both type 2 diabetes and heart disease.

Type 2 diabetes risk four times higher in women with PCOS

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 08:00:00 PDT

New research finds that women with polycystic ovary syndrome are at a much greater risk of type 2 diabetes than women without the syndrome.

Cocoa compound could 'delay or prevent' type 2 diabetes

Wed, 30 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A compound found in cocoa may protect the insulin-producing cells of the pancreas. Scientists hope the findings might help slow diabetes' progression.

Gene therapy with BMP4 protects against weight gain and insulin resistance in mice

Tue, 29 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

"By increasing BMP4, we can increase the metabolic rate, but we only see this in initially lean mice.

Large studies find screening reduces mortality for those with detectable type 2 diabetes but not for general population

Mon, 28 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Three large trials published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes) show that screening for type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular risk factors may not reduce...

Type 2 diabetes: Sponge implants may reduce blood sugar and weight gain

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 07:00:00 PDT

Scientists find that implanting a spongy material into fat tissue of type 2 diabetic mice reduces blood glucose and lessens weight gained on high-fat diet.

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...