Category Archives: Diabetes

Engineered insulin could offer better diabetes control

For patients with diabetes, insulin is critical to maintaining good health and normal blood-sugar levels. However, it’s not an ideal solution because it can be difficult for patients to determine exactly how much insulin they need to prevent their blood … Continue reading

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Among older insured diabetes patients, study finds minimal ethnic differences in health

OAKLAND, Calif., February 6, 2015 — In one of the first studies of its kind, researchers found that the prevalence of geriatric conditions and diabetic complications among older, insured patients with diabetes did not vary significantly by ethnicity. The study … Continue reading

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Inflammation link to type 2 diabetes found

New Haven, Conn. — A Yale-led research team has identified the molecular mechanism by which insulin normally inhibits production of glucose by the liver and why this process stops working in patients with type 2 diabetes, leading to hyperglycemia. The … Continue reading

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Because added fructose is a principal driver of type 2 diabetes, guidelines need to be challenged

Rochester, MN, January 29, 2015 - Recent studies have shown that added sugars, particularly those containing fructose, are a principal driver of diabetes and pre-diabetes, even more so than other carbohydrates. Clinical experts writing in Mayo Clinic Proceedings challenge current … Continue reading

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Screening for cancers in diabetic patients is important: new study

Cancer Risk Among People With Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes: Disentangling True Associations, Detection Bias, and Reverse Causation Published online before print December 8, 2014, doi: 10.2337/dc14-1996 Diabetes Care February 2015 vol. 38 no. 2 264-270 Jessica L. Harding1,2⇑, … Continue reading

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The Effect of Metformin on Glucose Homeostasis During Moderate Exercise

Published online before print December 2, 2014, doi: 10.2337/dc14-1480 Diabetes Care February 2015 vol. 38 no. 2 293-301 Merethe Hansen⇑, Marie K. Palsøe, Jørn W. Helge and Flemming Dela - Author Affiliations Xlab, Center for Healthy Aging, Department of Biomedical … Continue reading

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Older diabetics may drift toward blood sugar that is too low

(Reuters Health) – Older diabetics may sometimes do too good a job at keeping their blood sugar down, according to a new study. Regardless of age, people with diabetes are taught to keep their blood sugar below certain target levels. … Continue reading

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Low magnesium ups diabetes risk

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — Magnesium is an important nutrient, in part because it appears to help regulate insulin secretion and/or action. Sure enough, studies over the last decade have shown that low intake of the mineral is a risk … Continue reading

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Lower urinary creatinine excretion linked to end-stage renal disease and death, independent of fat-free mass

Urinary creatinine may be revealing more about muscle quality than muscle mass, researchers reported. In an analysis of data from the CRIC study, there was a strong association between urinary creatinine and risk of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) and death, … Continue reading

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Researcher Identify New Genetic And Epigenetic Contributors To Diabetes

Newswise — An analysis of the genomes and epigenomes of lean and obese mice and humans has turned up a wealth of clues about how genes and the environment conspire to trigger diabetes, Johns Hopkins researchers say. Their findings reveal … Continue reading

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Overly Conservative FDA Label Likely Prevents Use of Metformin in Many Type 2 Diabetics

Newswise — PHILADELPHIA—Many patients with type 2 diabetes in the United States may be discouraged from taking metformin—a proven, oral diabetes medicine—because the U.S. Food and Drug Administration inappropriately labels the drug unsafe for some patients also suffering from kidney … Continue reading

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Low birth weight link to diabetes?

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — Studies consistently show that people born weighing 6 pounds or less face an increased risk for type 2 diabetes as adults. A new study not only confirms that risk in a sample of more than … Continue reading

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Poor sleep causes weight gain and susceptibility to diabetes

People who suffer breathing and heart rate abnormalities, called obstructive sleep apnea, are likely to develop diabetes, and the risk increases if they have a hereditary proclivity. Sleep apnea is a disorder in which the airways become blocked and cause … Continue reading

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